New Restaurants and Bars
The newcomers along York and Figueroa aren’t out to replace the neighborhood vibe - they're just adding more local color. The Greyhound Bar & Grille wants to stay away from the gastropub label, but the big, airy corner bar has a great selection of spirits, amari, craft brews and cocktails, along with bar food like Buffalo shrimp po' boys, chicken wings, pastrami sandwiches and deep-fried snacks.
On York, Sonny’s Hideaway replaces the Highland Park Kitchen with its big booths, dark decor and an eclectic menu, offering everything from Andouille-stuffed squid and buttermilk-fried chicken to ricotta dumplings with chard and bone marrow hash.
New French restaurants include Ba, an artist-owned, bright sunny spot with a Marie Antoinette vibe and French classic dishes with a California spin. There's also the new Chez Antoine, specializing in sweet and savory crêpes served in a room that's perpetually filled with locals and Edith Piaf songs on the speakers.