Los Angeles’s 5 Buzziest New Restaurants for a Fun Night Out
No matter where you’re at in town, there’s an excellent meal to be had—in gorgeous atmospheres to boot. Here are the best places to eat some of Los Angeles’s most accomplished meals, whether it’s for date night, girls’ night or if you just want to treat yourself.
This two-story restaurant-bar has jazzed up the main drag of Eagle Rock’s Colorado Boulevard with its shiny chandeliers, huge wrap window and many an accent wall to swoon over. Meals are upscale comfort food, ranging from pâté starters to chicken-and-waffles entrées.
1661 Colorado Blvd.; 323-739-0004 or redherringla.com
Say what you want, even the health-obsessed Westsiders like a good steak now and then. That explains the success of this place, which was inspired by the Michelin-starred chef-owner’s weekend barbecues. Of course, here the 14-ounce certified Angus beef strip loin is cooked over an open flame indoors, in a sleek blond-wood dining room, but still.
425 Washington Blvd., Venice; 310-751-6794 or charcoalvenice.com
Classic Northern Italian cuisine is perfectly turned out at this DTLA spot. The bone marrow risotto—creamy and rich—risotto is worth a month of dieting. So take our advice: wear something with a stretchy waist.
1331 E. Sixth St.; 213-553-8006 or officinebrera.com
This tiny WeHo spot relocated to a bigger and better location in Hollywood, where it’s continuing to follow the “if it’s not raised six hours from here, it’s not on the plate” eco-ethos. Thing is: There’s nothing cliché about the quality meats and seasonal ingredients whipped together in deliciously creative ways. Case in point:smoked snapper, persimmon and daikon with caviar.
155 N. Highland Ave.; 323-465-7258 or saltscure.com
The banquettes and leaded windows whisper “French bistro,” but the food is saying something much more wide-ranging and modern. The fragrant roasted Jidori chicken and cacio e pepe agnolotti with truffles are standouts. And extra points for how International Woman of Mystery you’ll feel while taking a walk through nearby Rodeo Drive after dinner.
225 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills; 310-860-7970 or georgierestaurant.com