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Aburiya Raku
A West Hollywood offshoot of the Japanese izakaya frequented by in-the-know foodies and adventurous chefs in Las Vegas.

Alexander's Steakhouse
This Bay Area import offers a luxurious dining experience in a modern setting along Pasadena's Plaza Las Fuentes.

Alfred Tea Room
A rosy tea room on fashionable Melrose Place.

Alma at The Standard
Chef Ari Taymor brings his avant-garde cuisine to The Standard Hollywood.

Amelia Bakery and Cafe
All-day café fare and specialty baked goods from an Eataly alum.

L'Ami
French-Mediterranean restaurant L'Ami replaced The Little Door in Santa Monica.

The Annex Kitchen
Fresno foodies appreciate The Annex Kitchen for its house-made pastas, wood-fired pizzas and rustic main dishes.

The Arthur J
A mid-century modern steakhouse from chef David LeFevre and the Simms Restaurant Group in downtown Manhattan Beach.

Arts District Brewing Company
This downtown brewpub features a rooftop area and Skee-Ball.

Au Fudge Los Angeles
Actress Jessica Biel is part of the team behind this unique, kid-friendly (yet chic) restaurant in West Hollywood.

Augustine
This Sherman Oaks wine bar features a selection of rare wines and seasonal pan-European cuisine.

Avec Nous
A modern French bistro at L'Ermitage Beverly Hills.

Baldoria Bar + Kitchen
Modern small plates and bottled craft cocktails in Little Tokyo.

Baltaire
Baltaire invokes "warrior and strength" in Celtic, but this contemporary steakhouse is actually chic and sophisticated.

Bar Moruno
OPENING TBA --- Moorish-influenced kebabs in downtown's Grand Central Market.

Barcito
A taste of Argentina in a casual atmosphere in downtown Los Angeles.

Baroo
Chef/owner Kwang Uh's "freestyle experimental kitchen" in Hollywood.

Barrel Down
Craft beers and modern takes on "Americana food" in downtown Los Angeles.

Barrique
Barrique (formerly Ado) presents rustic, high-end Italian cuisine in a charming setting in Venice.

Beefsteak
OPENING SUMMER 2016 --- Juices and "plant-based cuisine" from chef Marcel Vigneron.

Belcampo Farm Kitchen
Belcampo Meat Co.'s second Los Angeles area location in Santa Monica.

Bella Julia Cafe & Bakery
This family-owned spot in Hollywood makes an effort to source local ingredients.

The Belvedere
Mediterranean-inspired fare from executive chef David Codney at The Peninsula Beverly Hills.

Big Gay Ice Cream Shop
OPENING TBA --- New York's popular ice cream shop will expand to Los Angeles.

Bigmista’s Morning Wood
Barbecue mecca Bigmista's breakfast and lunch outpost.

Birch
Birch is a home run for talented chef Brendan Collins.

Birdies
Birdies serves up artisanal donuts, fried chicken and Intelligentsia coffee in DTLA.

Blind Weasel
Blind Weasel serves up a variety of bar snacks, flatbreads, burgers and pastas.

Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill
A long list of sushi and sashimi, along with signature dishes that are not to be missed.

Blue Star Donuts
Portland's Blue Star Donuts expands its gourmet doughnut empire to Los Angeles.

Bombo
A quick-service spot from chef Mark Peel in Grand Central Market.

Bottega Louie
OPENING IN 2017 --- West Hollywood branch of downtown LA’s restaurant, pâtisserie and market.

Broken Spanish
Progressive Mexican fare from chef Ray Garcia in the former Rivera space in downtown Los Angeles.

Brothers BBQ
An à la carte KBBQ experience in Koreatown.

Brouwerij West
Brouwerij West's craft brewery and tasting room in San Pedro.

Bru's Wiffle & More
Chicken & waffles, burgers, pizzas, sandwiches and more in Beverly Hills.

B.S. Taqueria
A taqueria from chef Ray Garcia in downtown Los Angeles.

Bukowski's
OPENING TBA --- A cozy Los Feliz bar inspired by the famous author.

Burgers N Brews
Traditional and innovative burgers alongside craft brews in Santa Monica.

Button Mash
Vintage video games, local craft beer and Asian-fusion fare are the hallmarks of this trendy Echo Park spot.

by CHLOE.
365 by Whole Foods market in Silver Lake is home to this chic vegan restaurant.

Café Birdie
OPENING SUMMER 2016 --- A stylish and sprawling bistro in Highland Park.

The Cannibal Beer & Butcher
A butcher shop and restaurant at Platform, a retail and dining destination in Culver City.

CasaLinda Mexican Grill at Primitivo
A vividly decorated Mexican restaurant on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice.

Cassia
A Southeast Asian brasserie in downtown Santa Monica.

Catch
OPENING IN 2016 --- A West Hollywood location of New York seafood spot Catch.

Cesar's Bistro
Casual Long Beach restaurant creates modern Latin American fare inspired by various countries.

Charcoal
Fire pit-grilled cuisine from chef Josiah Citrin in Venice.

Chavela Comida y Sangria
Vegan, organic Latin-inspired dishes and Peruvian-style sangria in Hollywood.

The Cheesecake Factory
Shoppers at Santa Monica Place can nosh on burgers, salads, pizza, pasta, cheesecake and more.

Chicas Tacos
Chicas Tacos serves up made-to-order tacos, salsas and more in downtown Los Angeles.

Citizen
OPENING SUMMER 2016 --- Chef Scott Howard will offer eclectic American fare in the former space of Spaghettini & the Dave Koz Lounge in Beverly Hills.

Cleo
OPENING TBA --- Chef Daniel Elmaleh will create exclusive new Mediterranean menu items for this L.A. LIVE location of Cleo.

Clifton's
This 80-year-old Broadway icon dishes up cafeteria comfort classics and cocktails on three floors.

Clutch
A Cali-Mex barbecue restaurant in Venice.

Cocina Condesa
A colorful mezcalaria with upscale Mexican street food in Studio City.

Comoncy
A casual café serving wholesome food that won't weigh you down.

Coral Fish Poke Shop
Build-your-own poke bowls and more in Beverly Grove.

Cordoba
OPENING TBD --- A traditional Argentinean grill in Los Feliz.

Craft Shack
OPENING TBA --- A fast-casual concept in The Point serving pub food inspired by sister establishment Simmzy's.

Crawfish on Fire
Eagle Rock denizens can peel and eat shrimp and crawfish by the pound at this Cajun spot.

Dave's Doghouse
Chef Josiah Citrin brings a branch of the Arizona-based hot dog stand to Staples Center.

Daw Yee Myanmar Corner
Traditional Burmese food in Silver Lake.

Demitasse Roastery & Kitchen
The Hollywood location of this coffeehouse mini-chain also serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Detour Bistro Bar
A bistro and bar in Culver City where the cuisine is inspired by different European countries.

The Dog Cafe
Angelenos can sip lattes while petting shelter hounds at The Dog Cafe in Silver Lake.

Doheny Room
Lounge-inspired global menu of shared plates by chef Danny Elmaleh (Cleo, Katsuya).

Doma Kitchen
A charming bistro in Manhattan Beach offering Eastern European comfort food.

DRAGO RISTORANTE
OPENING TBA --- A new DRAGO restaurant at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Dudley Market
Chef Jesse Barber delivers artisanal goods and a refined American menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Venice.

Dune
A Mediterranean counter service spot (with sidewalk seating) in Atwater Village.

Eataly
OPENING IN 2017 --- A Los Angeles branch of Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s successful Italian market and food court.

Eatsa
A healthy fast food concept at The Village at Westfield Topanga in Woodland Hills.

800 Degrees Pizza
OPENING SPRING 2016 --- This customizable-pizza concept will expand to Runway Playa Vista.

Eko Eats
A fast-casual spot for Korean fare in downtown L.A.

El Condor
Well-crafted Mexican food and a curated tequila list uplift this attractive, lively Silver Lake spot.

El Tejano
OPENING TBA --- A Tex-Mex restaurant in the former space of Bow & Truss in North Hollywood.

eLOVate Vegan Kitchen & Juicery
Chef Roberto Martin offers organic, vegan fare and farm-to-glass juices and cocktails at this airy Santa Monica spot.

E.P. & L.P.
Rooftop lounge and second-floor restaurant with Fijian, Chinese and Indian influences in West Hollywood.

Esters Wine Shop & Bar
From the Rustic Canyon family of restaurants comes this wine shop, bar and marketplace in downtown Santa Monica.

Estrella
Creative California cuisine from chef Dakota Weiss in a bohemian setting on the Sunset Strip.

ETA
Fresh, creative craft cocktails in Highland Park.

Everson Royce Bar
A fashionable downtown bar with comfort food from chef Matt Molina.

Felix
OPENING SUMMER 2016 --- Chef Evan Funke's modern Italian restaurant in the former Joe's space in Venice.

Fin and Fire
OPENING IN 2016 --- Chef Steven Fretz will present seafood-focused fare in downtown L.A.'s Arts District.

Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Firestone Walker Brewing Company's restaurant and retail space in Marina Del Rey.

The Fiscal Agent
Barrel & Ashes chef Michael Kahikina creates the small plates at this classy upstairs bar in Studio City.

Forma Restaurant & Cheese Bar
Santa Monica Italian restaurant specializes in dalla forma pasta preparation, where dishes are finished inside giant wheels of cheese.

Fritzi
A sister restaurant to chef Neal Fraser's Fritzi Dog next to the Arts District Brewing Company in downtown L.A.

The Front Yard
The Front Yard, which resides in front of The Garland hotel in North Hollywood, serves farm-fresh seasonal dishes.

Garçons de Café
A French wine bar/boutique in the Spring Arcade in downtown Los Angeles.

The Garden Bar
A sophisticated, luxe day and night cocktail spot at Montage Beverly Hills.

Gardner Junction
Chef/owner Steve Brown offers an American farm-to-table menu in this West Hollywood space, which was a former Red Car trolley stop location.

Georgie
New York restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian's American restaurant at Montage Beverly Hills.

Gingergrass
OPENING TBA --- Expect a similarly modern take on Vietnamese food at this sister location of Gingergrass in Little Tokyo.

Ginza Onodera
OPENING IN 2016 --- Luxe sushu franchise Ginza Onodera will be bringing an elevated omakase sushi experience to West Hollywood.

Glowing Juices
OPENING SUMMER 2016 --- Cold-pressed juices, smoothies, vegan fare and more in Echo Park.

Golden Road Grand Central Market
Golden Road Brewing's tasting bar at downtown's Grand Central Market.

Good Greek Grill
Casual Greek spot next to the Los Feliz Cinema.

The Greenhaus Cafe & Bakery
A sandwich, salad and pasta option in San Gabriel, on a stretch that's otherwise dominated by Asian restaurants.

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
Fast-casual, grab-and-go salads and entrées on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice.

Grom
Italian gelato at the Hollywood & Highland Center.

The Guild
Progressive California cuisine and an extensive wine list in West Hollywood.

Haché LA
Silver Lake's self-proclaimed "New Age burger stand."

Hal's Bar & Grill
OPENING IN 2016 --- Venice neighborhood favorite Hal's Bar & Grill will relocate to Runway Playa Vista.

Hanjip
Two restaurant pros take Korean barbecue and make it hip.

Hansol Noodle
Hansol Noodle in Koreatown specializes in naengmyeon ("cold noodles").

Hatchet Hall
A rustic American restaurant with great fare in Culver City West.

Helms Bakery
OPENING TBA --- Pastry chef Sherry Yard and chef Sang Yoon are partnering on their own version of Helms Bakery.

Herringbone
Chef Brian Malarkey brings his "coastal cuisine" to The Seychelle in Santa Monica.

Hideout
OPENING IN 2016 --- The W Los Angeles West Beverly Hills adds a new poolside spot.

Honeybird
Southern fried chicken takes center stage in La Cañada.

Hook Burger
Burgers made with humanely raised USDA lean beef, locally sourced produce and freshly baked bread.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Burgers and local craft brews at The Point in El Segundo.

HopSaint Brewing Company
House-brewed beers and farm-to-table fare in Torrance.

Howlin' Ray's
Nashville hot chicken in Chinatown's Far East Plaza.

icdc
An ice cream, doughnut and coffee shop from Neal and Amy Knoll Fraser, along with pastry chef Mariah Swan.

Ice-Cream Lab
Made-to-order liquid nitrogen ice cream in Westlake Village.

Icy Rush Co.
Ice cream "boutique" in Echo Park featuring flavors like Mexican caramel.

Inotheke
Carolos Tomazos pays tribute to his home island of Cyprus at this friendly neighborhood bistro in Santa Monica.

L'Isola
OPENING TBA --- Fabrizio and Diana Bianconi (Via Veneto) will open Italian restaurant L'Isola in the former Ortolan space.

Ivory
Chef Brian Malarkey designed the menu of this new dining concept at the Mondrian Los Angeles.

Jeannine's Gourmet Food Hall
Jeannine's Gourmet Food Hall offers a varied menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch in the Shoppes at Westlake Village.

JOEY Woodland Hills
A Canadian chain restaurant with an eclectic menu.

Jon & Vinny's
A modern osteria in the Fairfax District serving up whole pizzas, house-made pastas and more.

Kali
Thoughtful and creative American fare in an approachable setting.

KazuNori
Chef Kazunori Nozawa's sushi concept specializing in hand rolls heads to Westwood.

Khaosan Thai Street Food
Savor the flavors of Thailand at this Woodland Hills restaurant.

Kihon Sushi + Japanese Tapas
Solid Japanese cuisine at an unassuming Naples Island sushi joint.

Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market
Chef Bruce Kalman (Union) is behind this spot at Grand Central Market, which serves more than pasta.

Knuckle & Claw
Silver Lake's popular lobster shack expands to Santa Monica.

Kogi Taqueria
Kogi Truck's famous Korean/Mexican fusion tacos in a brick-and-mortar spot in Palms.

La Fonda de Los Camperos
Legendary mariachi dinner theater has returned to its former home in the Westlake neighborhood outside of downtown Los Angeles.

Lao Sze Chuan
Chef Tony Hu offers authentic Chinese fare in Glendale.

Laurel Point
OPENING TBA --- A seafood-focused Studio City spot with sushi, oysters and cocktails with fresh juices.

Leona
Former "Top Chef" contestant Nyesha Arrington puts her own twist on each dish at this Venice restaurant.

Little Pine
A vegan bistro from musician/DJ Moby along Rowena Boulevard's funky strip of shops and cafes in Silver Lake.

Little Sister
Manhattan Beach's Southeast Asian spot expands to downtown Los Angeles.

Lobster & Beer
Lobster tacos, quesadillas, grilled cheese and more in Palms.

Local Kitchen + Wine Bar
A hidden gem with serious culinary cred in Santa Monica.

LocoL
Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson are behind this wholesome fast food spot in Watts.

Lodge Bread Co.
Naturally leavened loaves and more can be found at this West L.A. bakery.

Madcapra
Brooklyn chefs Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson are behind this falafel stand in Grand Central Market.

Magal BBQ
At Magal BBQ, it's the little things that make you want to go back.

Magnolia House
Craft cocktails and small plates are served up in a 1912 craftsman bungalow in Pasadena.

Maia
Chic Sunset Strip spot with a large patio and romantic atmosphere offers an Asian-fusion menu and tasty cocktails.

Mainland Poke Shop
A takeout spot for Hawaii's iconic marinated raw fish dish.

Make Out
A vegan café offering juices, smoothies, salads and more in Culver City.

Malibu Burger Company
OPENING SUMMER 2016 --- Healthy gourmet burgers and other casual fare in Malibu.

Malibu Farm Restaurant & Bar
California fare complemented by ocean views on the Malibu Pier.

Mama Shelter
This restaurant at the Mama Shelter Los Angeles hotel serves up American comfort food.

Manhattan House
Chef Diana Stavaridis presents seasonal fare in Manhattan Beach.

Maple Block Meat Company
Texas barbecue in Culver City.

Maradentro
A Brentwood location of Studio City's Mexican seafood restaurant Maradentro.

Maradentro
Elevated Mexican coastal seafood and chic craft cocktails in Studio City.

Mardi Restaurant
Chef Kris Tominaga presents California fare at the courtyard restaurant at Palihouse West Hollywood.

Mari Los Angeles
Mari Los Angeles offers California/international cuisine in Century City.

Mendocino Farms
El Segundo branch of the Southern California mini-chain of sandwich shops.

Mendocino Farms
Westlake Village branch of the Southern California mini-chain of sandwich shops.

Mikkeller Bar
OPENING TBA --- Copenhagen-based gypsy brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergsø is opening an ambitious taproom/restaurant in downtown L.A.

Mint Leaf
Indian cuisine is offered at this colorful east Pasadena restaurant.

miro
Mid-century styled spot in downtown L.A. for modern Cal-Med fare and rare whiskey.

Moruno
A Spanish restaurant in the former Short Order space at The Original Farmers Market.

New School Kitchen
A takeout shop for dim sum in West L.A.

Norah
A contemporary American restaurant with a Southern accent in West Hollywood.

North Italia
House-made pastas, pizzas and other Italian fare at The Point in El Segundo.

Obicà Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina
Mozzarella abounds along with regional Italian cuisine and pizze, all offered in a modern setting in Santa Monica.

Obicà Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina
OPENING TBA --- The sophisticated mozzarella bar concept will bring a location to West Hollywood's Sunset Plaza.

Officine BRERA
Italian fare in downtown Los Angeles.

Oh Man! Ramen
OPENING SUMMER 2016 --- Phillip Frankland Lee teams up with Luke Reyes on this ramen spot in Encino.

Ohana Poké Co.
Poké bowls made with sustainably sourced seafood.

Olio e Limone Ristorante
A Westlake Village branch of Alberto and Elaine Morello's trattoria.

Olio Pizzeria
Pizzeria and enoteca in the Shoppes at Westlake Village.

Ombu Grill
KBBQ meets Argentinian asado at stylish Ombu Grill in Koreatown.

118 Degrees
The raw food movement goes gourmet in Tarzana.

Osso
Osso in downtown Los Angeles offers a compact menu ranging from fried chicken to a rye brownie.

Otium
Wood-fired fare from chef Timothy Hollingsworth on Bunker Hill.

Ox & Son
Executive chef/partner Brad Miller presents American food with a twist on Santa Monica's posh Montana Avenue.

Ozu Kitchen East
Contemporary, cozy spot for ramen in Atwater Village.

Padre
Chef Frank DeLoach creates innovative Latin American cuisine in a funky Long Beach building.

Paley
Local and seasonal California fare in a mid-century-styled space in Hollywood.

Panama Joe's
Expect hacienda-style architecture and traditional Mexican standards at this Long Beach restaurant/bar inspired by Panama and California beach culture.

Panxa Cocina
New Mexican cuisine and more at this neighborhood eatery in Long Beach.

Paul Martin's American Grill
Paul Martin’s American Grill outpost in Pasadena’s South Lake Avenue shopping district.

Pearl District
The eclectic menu at this Westlake Village restaurant draws inspiration from around the globe.

Le Petit Paris
French restaurateurs Fanny and David Rolland bring French cuisine to downtown Los Angeles in a grand décor.

The Phoenix
The Phoenix offers a small, steak-driven menu, plus cocktails and an extensive list of scotches, whiskeys, bourbons and cognacs.

Picnic LA
An upscale cafeteria-style spot in Culver City.

Pitchoun!
Regional French pastries and more are featured at this downtown bakery.

Plant Food and Wine
Locally sourced, plant-based fare on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice.

Playa Amor
Chef Thomas Ortega’s quasi-hidden Mexican eatery garners plenty of attention through its modern Mexican cuisine.

Pok Pok LA
Chef Andy Ricker presents his signature Northern Thai specialties in Chinatown.

Poke Bar
A growing chain of build-your-own poke bowls.

Pono Burger
OPENING IN 2016 --- Pono Burger will bring its organic, island-inspired burgers to the Sunset Strip.

Pono Burger
OPENING TBA --- Organic, island-inspired burgers at The Frank in Venice.

Prospect Gourmand
A cozy spot for brunch and comfort food in Beverly Hills.

Purgatory at the Junction
Specialty pizzas, salads, sandwiches, pastas and brunch on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake.

Ramen Champ
Ramen, rice bowls and more in Chinatown.

Recess Eatery
Former Patina chef offers fine New American cuisine in Highland Park.

Red O
Dine with a backdrop of palm trees and the ocean at this Santa Monica location of chef Rick Bayless’s modern Mexican restaurant.

Redbird
A fun but sophisticated project from Neal Fraser at the historic Cathedral of Saint Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles.

Le Relais de l'Entrecôte
A West Hollywood location of the Parisian steak frites chain.

Rice Bar
Patina alum's cozy spot in downtown Los Angeles offers heirloom rice bowls and authentic Filipino specialties.

Rise-N-Grind
Hipster late-night coffeehouse in Hollywood.

Ristorante al Mare
Pleasant Italian cuisine right on the Santa Monica Pier.

RIZE Thai & Sushi Infusion
A rustic-styled spot for Thai fare and sushi in Santa Monica.

Rock & Brews PCH
Loud and proud of it, this rollicking spot has a long list of artisan beers and typical bar eats.

Rock & Brews
American fare and craft beers in Terminal 1 at LAX.

ROKU
Sushi, Teppanyaki and more from Innovative Dining Group in West Hollywood.

Rori's Artisanal Creamery
This scoop shop serves up organic ice cream on a posh stretch of Santa Monica's Montana Avenue.

Rosaliné
OPENING SUMMER 2016 --- Chef Ricardo Zarate's new Peruvian restaurant in West Hollywood.

The Rose Cafe
Venice's long-beloved neighborhood café is back and better than ever.

RossoBlù
OPENING IN 2016 --- Chef Steve Samson will bring a new Italian restaurant to the Fashion District's City Market South redevelopment project.

Rustic Kitchen Market & Café
A marketplace and seasonal café down the hill from Santa Monica Airport.

Ruth's Chris Steak House
The New Orleans-born steakhouse chain continues its worldwide expansion with this location in Marina del Rey.

Sack Sandwiches
Michael Voltaggio's sandwich spot (formerly ink.sack) on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.

Saint & Second
Topnotch libations and a comfortable outdoor patio accompany New American cuisine at this Belmont Shore eatery.

Salazar
Enjoy real-deal carne asada tacos on house-made tortillas in Frogtown.

Salt's Cure
Salt's Cure has relocated to the former Ammo space in Hollywood.

Sambar
Chef Akasha Richmond channeled her global travels and 20 years of studying Indian cuisine into this Culver City restaurant.

Sangers & Joe
This Pasadena café serves up breakfast, lunch and brunch.

Sausal
"Nuevo rancho cuisine" from chef Anne Conness in El Segundo.

Sawyer
Market-focused spot with a cozy back patio in Silver Lake.

Scratch Bar & Kitchen
Chef Phillip Frankland Lee offers a fun culinary experience at this cozy little spot in Encino.

Seco
Contemporary American cooking, a handsome dining room and pleasant patio on Lake Avenue.

71Above
OPENING IN SUMMER 2016 --- Dine high in the sky on the 71st floor of the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles.

Shake Shack
OPENING TBA --- A location of the New York-based burger chain at the Westfield Century City mall.

Shake Shack
OPENING IN 2016 --- A Glendale location of the New York-based burger chain.

Shake Shack
New York-based burger chain Shake Shack sets up shop in West Hollywood.

SHAN Social House
Japanese-style chukka cuisine and Wagyu beef specialties in a dramatic setting in Beverly Hills.

Shanghai Rose
Dim sum along with other traditional Chinese dishes in Studio City.

The Sherman Restaurant & Bar
Eclectic American fare in Sherman Oaks.

Shibumi
A high-end Japanese restaurant focusing on kappo and kaiseki cuisine in downtown L.A.

SHIKI Beverly Hills
Authentic Japanese cuisine made with fresh ingredients sourced locally and from Japan.

ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen
Asian-inspired fast food at The Point, a shopping, dining and entertainment hub in El Segundo.

SHUHARI Matcha Café
OPENING SUMMER 2016 --- An authentic Japanese green tea café on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice.

Sidecar Doughnuts
Sidecar Doughnuts serves seasonal flavors like Huckleberry Glaze at its Santa Monica shop.

Simmzy's
A Burbank location of the gastropub concept from the Simms brothers.

643 North
Stylish Italian restaurant with a custom cocktail program in Chinatown.

The Slanted Door
OPENING IN 2016 --- An L.A. outpost of the modern Vietnamese restaurant from San Francisco chef Charles Phan.

The Slaw Dogs
Innovative hot dogs at The Village at Westfield Topanga in Woodland Hills.

Smitten Ice Cream
Small-batch, made-to-order seasonal ice creams, sundaes and other treats at The Point in El Segundo.

SMYC
A quaint seafood spot with outdoor dining in downtown Santa Monica.

SOL Cocina Playa Vista
Baja-style Mexican food in Playa Vista.

solita Tacos & Margaritas
Chef Deborah Schneider delivers Baja-inspired Mexican cuisine at the Westfield Valencia Town Center.

Spartina
Seasonal Cal-Italian fare from chef/owner Stephen Kalt makes this one of Melrose Avenue’s best dining options.

Spice Affair
Indian cuisine with a modern California twist on La Cienega, Beverly Hills' Restaurant Row.

Spin The Bottle Wine Studio
This modern retail wine shop and wine bar from Wood & Vine owner Scott Kay resides in Toluca Lake.

Spring
An elegant culinary trip to the cuisine of Southern France at this downtown L.A. restaurant by chef Tony Esnault.

Stafford + Mathis Kitchen
A dual menu concept offering both traditional and more adventurous fare.

Stamp Proper Foods
Stamp Proper Foods caters to healthy living.

The Standing Room
Burgers and sandwiches with a Korean twist in Hermosa Beach.

Steak & Whisky
A modern American steakhouse in an organic setting in Hermosa Beach.

Stir
Stumptown Coffee drinks and grab-and-go food items at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.

THE STREET
OPENING TBA --- Chef/restaurateur Michael Mina's food hall on the eighth level of the Beverly Center.

Sugar & Bone
OPENING TBA --- A Highland Park bakery/salumeria/market from Andre Guerrero.

Superba Food + Bread
A second location of Paul Hibler's Superba Food + Bread, located in the The Point in El Segundo.

Superba Snacks + Coffee
OPENING TBA --- Breads, pastries and sandwiches, and Verve coffee, too, for Pasadenans.

Sushi of Gari Hollywood
Sushi of Gari Hollywood presents an exclusively omakase menu.

Sushi Zo
Culver City's Sushi Zo branches out into downtown L.A.

Sweet Rose Creamery
Enjoy flavors such as chocolate mint or summer corn at the Pacific Palisades branch of the small-batch ice cream shop.

Sweet Rose Creamery
A Studio City location of the mini-chain of small-batch ice cream shops.

Sweetfin Poké
Tasty Hawaiian raw fish bowls to spot on the spot or to go.

Sweetfin Poké
OPENING TBA --- Tasty Hawaiian raw fish bowls in Larchmont Village.

sweetgreen
Seasonal salads and grain bowls are featured at this quick-service spot.

Tacos Tu Madre
Find gourmet tacos aplenty at Westwood's artsy Tacos Tu Madre.

Tacos Tu Madre
Nosh on gourmet tacos in Los Feliz.

Tacoteca
Casual contemporary Mexican fare from Ricardo Diaz pairs with mezcal cocktails in a hip Santa Monica setting.

Takuya
Small, charming neighborhood sushi bar with quality that exceeds the prices.

Tapenade
An upscale Mediterranean alternative in an area known almost exclusively for Japanese restaurants.

Tara's Himalayan Cuisine
Himalayan restaurant offering distinctive Tibetan/Nepalese dishes, including sustainable yak.

Tempura Endo
Traditional multi-course tasting menus of Kyoto style tempura in Beverly Hills.

Terrazza
This café and lounge offers a market-driven menu in Casa del Mar.

Terroni
Varied pastas and 30 pizzas offered in an architectural landmark in downtown L.A.

The Halal Guys
Fast-casual Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare in Long Beach.

III Forks
An outpost of the Texas-based steakhouse chain in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.

Tifa Chocolate & Gelato
Artisanal chocolate and gelato in the Shoppes at Westlake Village.

Tipsy Cow
This Sherman Oaks gastropub specializes in fresh-ground burgers and craft beer.

Toca Madera
Mexican shared plates and craft cocktails at this upscale modern cantina.

Tom's Urban
Tom's Urban at L.A. Live offers a casual menu with dishes ranging from Xiangxiang crispy duck wings to cheeseburger sliders to pizzas.

Torta Co.
Mexican-style sandwiches adjacent to Loteria Grill at FIGat7th in downtown Los Angeles.

Trejo's Tacos
A modern and casual Mexican restaurant specializing in tacos --- including vegan-friendly --- from actor Danny Trejo.

Trois Familia
Chefs Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo bring this brunch-only spot to Silver Lake.

True Food Kitchen
OPENING JULY 2016 --- The health-conscious chain True Food Kitchen will expand to Pasadena.

True Food Kitchen
The Point in El Segundo includes a branch of this casual eatery with healthful cuisine.

The Tuck Room
The Tuck Room offers haute comfort food and cocktails in Westwood.

Tuning Fork
This Studio City gastropub offers seasonal comfort food in a cozy Ventura Place setting.

1212
Global fare in an upscale, two-story restaurant on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade.

Urban Table
Enjoy contemporary cuisine and pick up provisions at this quaint corner bistro-style restaurant and marketplace in Belmont Shore.

VaKa Burger
Grass-fed burgers are served up from this kitchen inside Ramirez Beverage Center in Boyle Heights.

Vaucluse
Australian-inspired pub features New American/Australian fare and a $10,000 martini.

Vegetable
Vegetarian café from chef Jerry Yu in Studio City with a rustic, playful setting.

Vernetti
Chef Steve Vernetti dishes up Italian-American classics in Larchmont Village.

Vespaio
Italian fare adjacent to The Broad museum in downtown Los Angeles on Bunker Hill.

Vitello's Restaurant
Sleek renovation adds pizzazz to this Studio City Italian stalwart.

Vito's Pizza
OPENING SUMMER 2016 --- This Santa Monica location of the popular pizzeria will also serve liquor.

Viviane
Continental cuisine from chef Michael Hung at Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills.

Voodoo Doughnut
OPENING FALL 2016 --- Portland cult bakery shop Voodoo Doughnut is coming to Universal CityWalk.

The Walker Inn
A speakeasy-style bar and lounge accessed through a secret door in The Normandie Club in Koreatown.

Wallflower
This neighborhood restaurant presents Southeast Asian flavors in Venice.

Wanderlust Creamery
Ice cream with global inspiration and local ingredients.

Westbound
Westbound brings cocktails from around the world and elevated bar snacks to the One Santa Fe mixed-use complex in the Arts District.

Wexler's Deli
A second and more spacious location of Wexler's Deli in Santa Monica

Winsome
A fetching spot in Echo Park for contemporary American fare.

Wise Barbecue Co.
This Los Angeles food truck serves up "Texas cowboy" barbecue.

Wolf
"Top Chef" alum Marcel Vigneron offers self-described "seasonal Los Angeles cuisine."

Working Class Kitchen
A butcher and sandwich shop in Long Beach from the team behind Michael's on Naples Ristorante and Chianina Steakhouse.

Yalla Mediterranean
Mediterranean cuisine utilizing locally sourced produce, hormone-free and responsibly raised meats, and wild-caught fish.

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