In Los Angeles, a city where bars and lounges close shortly after midnight, a leisurely and luxurious meal is often the main event of the night. This nightlife has shaped a dining culture as much as the scenery and the food, leading to a host of new restaurants that focus on unique dishes, high-end cocktails and equipment. sharp design to attract discerning customers through their doors. CHEAP compiled a list of places in LA that have opened in recent months that are making a dining event again.
In mother tongue
Mother Tongue is the definition of a hidden gem, its entrance hidden behind an alley to reveal the larger Heimat, a members-only fitness club with a gym, spa, clubhouse rooftop and is the new concept of Michelin-starred Chef Michael Mina. His menu includes health-conscious, global dishes: spelled bread with whipped butter and seaweed salt, Shiitake mushroom with fried rice and mashed tofu, Seven-vegetable Couscous with tfaya, argan oil and turmeric, and Aguachile De Camarón, a ceviche with spicy shrimp, cucumber, and cantaloupe. The wine program offers a wide range of natural wines, which pair well with the indoor-outdoor restaurant’s wagyu steak and striped sea bass. Breakfast and lunch are expected to arrive soon. 960 N La Brea Ave. 4th floor
This super stylized next-generation Izakaya – located at the south end of DTLA’s Arts District, along Bestia’s Restaurant Row, Damian Association and Yangban – blends Kyoto and Blade Runner. The idea was spearheaded by executive chef Yoya Takahashi, who previously worked for several years at Hamasaku, which included live-fire cooking, sushi with flying fish from Tokyo, and a drinks program that included craft alcohol. and an all-natural wine collection. On summer nights, the atmosphere is energetic outside the minimalist courtyard, where patrons order skewered chicken meatballs, vegetable miso, Japanese-style omelettes, and ice cream with crispy almond soy. 710 S. Santa Fe Ave. –– GARY BAUM
Leather Buena Planta
Tucked behind an unassuming wall on Sunset Boulevard, Da Buena Planta is an oasis marked by palm trees, cozy fire pits, and a tiki-style bar serving scrumptious margarines and mezcals . The botanical transition Mexican concept is new to Silver Lake, but has an original location in Venice Beach; Recently, the Silver Lake location began offering brunch, paired with the restaurant’s dinner dishes such as “chicharrones”, adobo jackfruit, citrus arugula salad, and “birria” hibiscus pancakes. . Also unique to its location on Sunset is La Casita, a speakeasy bar tucked away within the walls of Da Buena Planta, making it an indoor-outdoor fusion venue for food and drinks. and exchange. Chapter 2815 Twilight
This new addition to Silver Lake’s vibrant culinary community is designed based on the unique tradition of “Nikkei Peruvian” cuisine, a fusion of Japanese techniques and indigenous ingredients that have emerged in the region. Peru in the early 20sorder century. Aided by veteran LA-born chef Ricardo Zarate, in the state of Lima, the menu features an interesting mix of dishes, including lobster dumplings with burnt jalapeño oil, ripe plum soba noodles, Whole grain with peanut butter artichoke mousse and grilled steak tartare. over crispy rice. Classic Peruvian cocktails like pisco sour have a bit of a Japanese twist, with yuzu, lychee and lemon. Chapter 3709 Twilight
Avant Garden Bistro
The Avant Garden Bistro, the first West Coast expansion from candidate Ravi DeRossi nominee for Overthrow Hospitality’s 2022 James Beard Award, has landed in a wooded and fanciful area of Melrose Avenue . The restaurant serves new vegan American cuisine, led by chef Sarah Stearns (Mírame, Joe’s Restaurant), and the menu is divided by “cold”, “toast” and “hot”, including dishes. Eaten like shaved brussels sprouts with turmeric goddess miso sauce, cremini mushrooms topped with marmalade onion and walnut powder, and cavatelli noodles in their respective portions. Natural wines and low-ABV cocktails abound, rounding out a menu that mimics the natural, forest-like setting of a restaurant patio. The space is decorated with artificial flowers and designed by Andrew Nowling, a 25-year-experienced exterior designer for movies and TV shows including Clint Eastwood’s. Liu Ying Islandwon a Golden Globe for best picture and a Carnival, winning an Emmy for best production design. 7469 Melrose Ave.
Madeo Ristorante, the Vietina family’s Los Angeles Italian staple, has officially reopened after a temporary closure in September 2020. Now located at a new location in West Hollywood inside Sunset Strip’s 1 Hotel, a much-loved hotspot, will continue to serve up traditional favorites, like Scampi Alla Griglia, Penne Madeo and Arrosto di Vitello. Decorated wisely, the new Madeo looks familiar; The family has maintained the restaurant’s signature striped pavilions and a window that offers intimate views into the kitchen, along with an emphasis on the classic al fresco dining experience. 8490 Sunset Blvd.
Alma Cocina de Mexico, a new product from Mexico City-based restaurant group Grupo Hunan, opened in May, located in the most recent space occupied by Dominique Ansel’s number 189 in The Grove. This month, an upscale Mexican dining concept was unveiled as an extension of the restaurant’s ground floor on the second floor, featuring an exclusive menu of aguachile nuts, ceviches and tacos, plus with grilled tuna and other richly seasoned lobster dishes. . Dessert options like the classic tres llies and the flan de coco match the neutral-toned design palette upstairs. Chapter 189 The Grove Dr. Suite H – 10
The Shay Hotel in Culver City has welcomed a new addition: Mosaic Management’s re-creation of the building’s Miami and Palm Springs-inspired rooftop, now known as the Canopy Club. The all-day pool bar and restaurant is located above chef Danny Grant’s Etta at Shay, formerly Celestina, a Mexican restaurant serving traditional fare. The menu now features enhanced classics like chili butter sugar corn, bluefin tuna crudo, and burgers. The “Modern California” food selection pairs nicely with cocktails like grapefruit and the pain reliever horchata. 8801 Washington Culver City Avenue
Dono – the third restaurant of Greco Entertainment Group (GEG) led by chef and partner Brendan Collins – celebrates the rich flavors of Spain. Ingredients like jamón ibérico and premium preserves find harmony with locally sourced California produce on the menu, including various tapas, paella and Piri-Piri chicken. The craft cocktail program is the brainchild of veteran Gabriella Mlynarcyzk, and wines from Spanish grapes are a unique highlight of the restaurant’s lunchtime. Dono is next to Fia and Fia Steak, also by GEG. Chapter 2460 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica
Catch a steak
Catch Steak has opened at Melrose Place, a neighbor of the original Catch LA. Catch Hospitality Group’s 13,000 square foot space houses a state-of-the-art steakhouse that boasts an official Kobe license from Japan and a unique table-side beef sommelier experience. Executive Chef Erik Piedrahita, under the direction of executive chef Michael Vignola and culinary director John Beatty, has crafted a menu that balances the best steaks and some of the team’s iconic dishes Catch, which includes French Fries with Crème Fraîche & Osetra Caviar; Bluefin Tuna Tartare with Chilean Calabrian, Frozen Egg Yolk & Carta de Musica chips; Papa’s Spicy Grilled Clams with Nduja Butter and Burnt Lemon. 650 N La Cienega Blvd.
Olivia, which quietly opened a few months ago, is drawing an A-list crowd – Anderson Paak and Ryan Phillippe among them. The new vegetarian restaurant by veteran chef Mario Alberto (Gjelina, Mo-Chica, Chimu, Laurel Hardware, Ysabel, Gracias Madre) and partner Daniel Oh live in a hypothetical strip mall in Koreatown, but the interior Adorned with precious stones creates a modest installation. Menu highlights include fried olives with truffle honey and the “fried chicken” sandwich with Asian pear and cucumber kimchi. 205 S. Vermont Ave.