LA's 12 Most Important Restaurant Openings in 2015
If 2015 in Los Angeles had a flavor, it would be char. Cooking over wood on grills, hearths and rotisseries was huge in LA this year, with more and more restaurants featuring flame-kissed fish, vegetables and meats across the board. A lot of restaurants on our top 12 list — 10 just wasn't enough — are second and third restaurants from seasoned vets, many backed by the omnipresent Bill Chait and his Sprout group. Some newcomers are subtle and small, where the chef's personal vision is on show from open kitchens, while others are bustling and big, featuring lavishly designed dining rooms where the energy never seems to stop. In essence, 2015 brought something for everyone in all corners of this sprawling metropolis we call home. Read on for LA's most important restaurant openings of 2015.