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New Restaurants in Los Angeles

You can’t stay on top of the Los Angeles dining scene without knowing what’s new — which is why we offer this indispensable list of the most notable restaurant openings around town. We’ll update the guide every week, keeping the latest openings at the top of the page.

  • Relais De Paris
    • New
    • Brasserie
    • Beverly Hills
    With lots of brick, framed mirrors and dripping chandeliers, the specialty at this Beverly Hills brasserie is steak frites based on a recipe that's been a secret since the 1950s. An all-day menu features everything form morning croissants to escargot and bubbly into the night.
  • Blue Bottle
    Blue Bottle
    Blue Bottle Coffee
    • New
    • Coffee Shop
    • Beverly Grove
    The Oakland-originated coffee chain heads south, bringing its intense roasts a stone's throw from the Beverly Center. The light, bright space is airy and modern, with signature white tiles, concrete floors and high ceilings, and a full food menu features waffles, toast and sandwiches.
  • Ohana Poke Co.
    • New
    • Hawaiian
    • Downtown
    The Hawaiian poke wave hits DTLA with this minimalist spot serving rice and raw fish with various toppings, plus extras like Spam musubi. The compact space has most patrons opting to take their items to-go, though there are a handful of small tables for those looking to dine in.
  • BierBeisl
    BierBeisl
    Beirbeisl Imbiss
    • New
    • Austrian
    • Downtown
    Chef Bernhard Mairinger's ode to haute Austrian cuisine, Beverly Hills' BierBeisl Imbiss features a hearty menu of sausages, schnitzel and Austrian breads and pastries baked in-house.The high ceilings, wood beams and counter-serve ordering make it a casual, rustic-chic space for breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and late-night bites.
  • Ryan Tanaka
    Ryan Tanaka
    Hatchet Hall
    • New
    • American
    • Culver City
    With its taxidermy, vintage accents and hidden spirit-forward back bar, this West Culver City hot spot blends Southern Gothic with SoCal sensibility. A wood-fired hearth centers the kitchen and the menu, which features charred seafood, meats and dishes made from seasonal, local ingredients.
  • Blue Ribbon
    Blue Ribbon
    Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill
    • New
    • Japanese
    • Fairfax
    Known for a huge array of sushi and exceptionally good miso honey fried chicken, this New York stalwart finally lands on the West Coast at The Grove. Done up in warm woods and amber lighting, with a patio overlooking the dancing fountains, movie- and mall-goers relish the Japanese steakhouse fare and late-night weekend hours.
  • Holy Cow BBQ
    Holy Cow BBQ
    Holy Cow BBQ
    • New
    • Barbecue
    • Culver City
    This Culver City outpost for smoked meat joins its saucy Santa Monica sibling in bringing Texas-style BBQ to SoCal. Traditional favorites make up most of the menu (think pulled pork, brisket and babyback ribs) with sides ranging from mac 'n' cheese to cornbread. The dining space is larger here, with long tables and lots of wood lending some Austin-inspired flair.
  • Cousins Maine Lobster
    Cousins Maine Lobster
    Cousins Maine Lobster Restaurant
    • New
    • New England
    • West Hollywood
    This brick-and-mortar outpost of the popular lobster-roll trucks adds an East Coast vibe to WeHo, complete with a rustic, brick-walled interior featuring photos of the Cousins brothers and their families. Fried clams, fried chicken sandwiches and an all-meat, no-booze lobster martini round out the menu of classic New England offerings.
  • House of Macau
    House of Macau
    House of Macau
    • New
    • South Asia
    • Hollywood
    Glossy and glam, this Southeast Asian offers multi-level dining rooms, several cocktail bars and an expansive patio with fire pits near the W Hollywood Hotel. Small plates full of satay, potstickers, sticky ribs and duck salad pair with citrusy Asian-inspired sips, while private entrances attract the music-industry crowd.
  • Simplethings
    Simplethings
    Simplethings Santa Monica
    • New
    • American
    • Santa Monica
    These cheerful "gourmet" pit stops in SoCal are dedicated to "simple" American eats in the form of sandwiches and salads crafted with an "amazing attention to detail", plus a "wonderful selection of homemade pies, available in various sizes" (from micro to big); never mind if they're "a little overpriced" – cute locations and patio seating mean most diners can't help but find them "good overall."
  • Lesley Balla
    Lesley Balla
    Joan's on Third
    • New
    • American
    • Santa Monica
    A "dizzying selection" of "delicious", "sophisticated" salads, sandwiches and desserts await at these "wildly popular" "eat-in/take-out", "gourmet" American bakeries on Third Street, Studio City and Ocean Avenue that remain a "favorite splurge" for picnics; all locations offer "bright, open" spaces with "casual outdoor seating" for impatient noshers.
  • Simmzy's
    Simmzy's
    Simmzy's
    • New
    • American
    • Venice Beach
    "Grab a beer and a burger" at these "loud, crowded" entries in Long Beach, Burbank, Manhattan Beach and Venice matching accessible American fare with a "rotating selection" of craft brews in a "terrific location" just blocks from the water; prices are low, so "get there early" or be prepared for a "long wait."
  • Chavela
    Chavela
    Chavela
    • New
    • Vegan
    • Hollywood
    Vegan cuisine gets a Peruvian twist at this airy Hollywood spot. Situated next to Los Balcones (same owners), the cozy room with polished concrete, blond wood and exotic wall plants complements the clean, plant-based offerings like rocoto barbecue Peruvian potato and bean salad, spicy battered mushrooms and cauliflower, and seasonal sangria.
  • Broken Spanish
    Broken Spanish
    Broken Spanish
    • New
    • Mexican
    • Downtown
    At this chic Downtown haunt, chef Ray Garcia (B.S. Taqueria) combines inspiration from his Latin heritage with classical technique gleaned from his time in haute LA kitchens on a modern Mexican menu highlighting seasonal California ingredients. Surrounded by wall-to-wall glass, the sleek space exudes both urban sophistication and regional rusticity, just like the creative cocktail program.
    • New
    • Eclectic
    • Hollywood
    Using ingredients from its own organic herb garden, this Cahuenga Corridor spot turns out inventive, globally inspired small plates including salt cod churros and Baja mussels with grapefruit and jalapeño. A charming shaded patio and comfy indoor banquettes in the main dining room complete the casual, eclectic vibe.
  • Smoke's Poutinerie
    Smoke's Poutinerie
    Smoke's Poutinerie
    • New
    • Canadian
    • Hollywood
    Canada’s poutine chain brings U.S. outposts to Berkeley and Hollywood, where students and locals can munch on affordable piles of fries topped with melted cheese curds, gravy and a range of protein options (including vegetarian alternatives). The building is decked in signature red-and-black plaid, while the inside lines and limited seating make takeout a popular option.
  • Cassia/Rick Poon
    Cassia/Rick Poon
    Cassia
    • New
    • Eclectic
    • Santa Monica
    A much-anticipated addition to the Santa Monica dining scene, this chic French-Asian bistro from notable husband-and-wife teams Bryant and Kim Ng along with Zoe Nathan and Josh Loeb offers everything from a chilled seafood bar to chicken congee and charcuterie fried rice. Guests can sit in the stylish indoor dining room or on the cozy covered patio, while late-night hours encourage leisurely noshing.
  • Ryan Tanaka
    Ryan Tanaka
    Vespaio
    • New
    • Italian
    • Downtown
    Chef Agostino Sciandri's swanky, nautically styled Italian restaurant has dropped anchor at the shiny new Emerson Building in Bunker Hill. Marrying sleek, seafaring sophistication with California cool, the expansive spot offers indoor and outdoor seating for noshing on steaks, seafood and small plates perfect for sharing.
  • Matthew Hutchison
    Matthew Hutchison
    Estate Restaurant + Bar
    • New
    • New American
    • Santa Monica
    Globally inspired Asian-fusion fare is the star at this swanky Santa Monica spot dishing out artfully presented fare bursting with bold flavors, including scallops nestled in a spun potato weave and miso-glazed eggplant. Eclectic craft cocktails and a sumptuous decor of chocolate leather booths and walnut wood accents match the modern decadence of the menu.
  • Minibar
    Minibar
    MiniBar
    • New
    • Bar
    • Hollywood Hills
    Tucked inside a Best Western in Hollywood, this cozy boîte from the team behind nearby 101 Coffee Shop pours retro concoctions such as Harvey Wallbangers and fuzzy navels, eclectic wines and craft beers from Los Angeles and beyond. A handy stop before or after the Pantages Theatre, the intimate setting has a throwback feel thanks to low, gold-dipped tables, red leather and lots of wood paneling.
  • Manhattan House
    Manhattan House
    Manhattan House
    • New
    • New American
    • Manhattan Beach
    This rustic Manhattan Beach charmer features a rotating New American menu chock full of seasonal ingredients and global influences served alongside classic cocktails with a twist. Chalkboard menus, colorful beachy murals inside and out, and leather booths and a long bar fill the freestanding space.
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    Michael Kovac/Getty Images for W Hotels
    STK Los Angeles
    • American
    • Westwood
    "Fantastic steaks", "amazing" truffle fries and "celeb sightings" go together at this "loud", "sexy" Beverly Grove chophouse for "beautiful people" with modern looks and an "amazing" DJ spinning most nights; service is usually "polished" too, so in spite of the "high prices", most call it a "whole lot of fun."
  • Sonoritas "Prime Tacos"
    • Mexican
    • West Los Angeles
    Sawtelle Japantown gets a blast of Latin flavor and bold style courtesy of this Sonoran-inspired taqueria. Filet mignon and short-rib tacos are served with housemade tortillas and salsas, and decadent red-velvet churros anchor an abbreviated dessert menu. Colorful Pop Art, weathered wood and communal tables bring depth and vitality to the cozy, compact space.
  • Snociety
    • Japanese
    • Downtown
    Design-your-own poke bowls land in Little Tokyo courtesy of this small, colorful space with a corrugated steel-lined counter, spartan seating and brightly muraled wall. The rice and raw-fish bowls are fully customizable, with a large selection of iced green and milk teas also available.

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