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21 Square Bar + Kitchen
Coastal comfort cuisine at this Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach restaurant.

33 Taps
Craft beer and sports bar on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake.

51 Tavern
Neighborhood gastropub in Highland Park offers small plates and first-rate craft cocktails.

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

Status Kuo has morphed into two separate concepts: Accomplice and Little Fatty.

Afghani Kabob House
Traditional Afghan cuisine in Beverly Hills.

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.

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

Angelini Alimentari
Casual breakfast and lunch café from chef Gino Angelini.

AR Cucina
Chef Akasha Richmond transformed her culinary memories of Italy into reality with these tasty, homey dishes.

The Arbour
OPENING SUMMER 2017 --- California fare and craft cocktails on Pasadena’s South Lake Avenue.

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

Bacari GDL
Fire-roasted and Mediterranean dishes alongside cocktails, beer and wine at Glendale’s The Americana at Brand.

Baldoria Bar + Kitchen
Modern small plates and bottled craft cocktails in Little Tokyo offer casual sophistication; expect what’s maybe the neighborhood's best luxe pizza, too.

Banditos Tacos & Tequila
OPENING TBA --- Sports bar serving up tacos and tequila near the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum stadium.

Bar Angeles
OPENING FEBRUARY 2017 --- Seasonal casual food, cocktails, craft beers and wine on the Sunset Strip.

Bardonna Silver Lake
All-day breakfast and lunchtime soups, salads and sandwiches at Bardonna’s Silver Lake outpost.

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

Beauty & Essex
OPENING IN 2017 --- A Los Angeles location of the pawn shop/restaurant/lounge concept that originated in NYC.

Juices and "plant-based cuisine" from chef Marcel Vigneron.

Belle Belle's Cue
Texas-style BBQ in Chinatown.

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

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

Bone Kettle
OPENING FEBRUARY 2017 --- Pasadena restaurant offering the flavors of Southeast Asia.

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

Brack Shop Tavern
Nibble on mini falafel wraps or pimento cheese patty melts while imbibing craft beers, sodas or cocktails at this downtown LA bar.

Broken Shaker
OPENING SPRING 2017 --- Miami's craft cocktail bar will take shape on the rooftop of the Freehand Los Angeles hotel.

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.

Global brunch specialties in downtown LA.

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.

The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker
Bright and airy café along the Sunset Strip with a sidewalk patio that's primed for people watching.

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

Café Birdie
This stylish and sprawling bistro is one of Highland Park's top dining destinations.

Canela Cocina Latina
Healthy Mexican and Guatemalan specialties for breakfast, lunch and early dinner in Mar Vista.

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.

The Cat & Fiddle
OPENING SPRING 2017 --- Beloved The Cat & Fiddle will re-emerge in a new home on Highland Avenue.

A West Hollywood location of New York seafood spot Catch.

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

Chengdu Impression
Six chefs from Chengdu bring authentic Sichuan cooking to Arcadia.

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

Chef Scott Howard offers eclectic American fare in Beverly Hills.

Disruptive Restaurant Group has brought a branch of Mediterranean restaurant Cleo to L.A. LIVE in downtown LA.

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

COMMERSON Restaurant
Chef Sascha Lyon presents classic --- as well as more unexpected --- bistro fare at this Mid-City spot.

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

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

Cosa Buona
OPENING TBA --- Italian-American fare from chef Zach Pollack.

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

CUT Lounge
CUT Lounge has replaced sidebar, adjacent to Wolfgang Puck's CUT steakhouse at Beverly Wilshire.

Da Kikokiko
Hawaiian street food from chef/owners Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts.

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.

Lounge, dining and live entertainment destination in West Hollywood.

Chef Jordan Kahn is back on the Los Angeles dining scene with this breakfast and lunch spot in Culver City.

Di Alba
Specialty Roman-style focaccia sandwiches in DTLA’s Arts District.

Din Tai Fung
Get your fill of Taiwanese dumplings at Westfield Santa Anita.

Din Tai Fung
OPENING IN 2017 --- Shanghai-style soup dumplings at Westfield Century City.

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
Doma Kitchen offers Eastern European comfort food in Marina del Rey.

Donny's Breakfast Spot
Southern comfort food, including chicken and waffles, for breakfast and lunch on Ventura Boulevard.

Celestino Drago (DRAGO Centro) and his brothers/fellow restaurateurs are behind this Italian spot at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Drink Houz
Wellness-inspired café in Westlake offering a seasonal menu.

Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen
Century Boulevard outpost of Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen offering its signature fried chicken, sides and more.

EAK Ramen
“Iekei” style ramen on Melrose Avenue.

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

The Edmon
The 1920s-themed Edmon brings Art Deco glamour to the Hollywood Historic Hotel.

Eggslut slings gourmet egg sandwiches in Venice.

OPENING TBA --- Gourmet egg sandwiches near The Americana at Brand in Glendale.

800 Degrees Pizza
This customizable-pizza concept has expanded to Runway Playa Vista.

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

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

This Santa Monica eatery elevates meatless meals to creative and unexpected heights.

Fresh, creative craft cocktails in Highland Park.

Modernist Middle Eastern spot from restaurateur George Abou-Daoud.

Farmer Boys
Made-to-order burgers, salads and hearty breakfasts offered in an airy, modern eatery on Hollywood Boulevard.

OPENING EARLY 2017 --- Lobby restaurant Farmspoke will offer seasonally-driven California fare at The James West Hollywood-Sunset.

OPENING IN EARLY 2017 --- Chef Evan Funke's modern Italian restaurant in the former Joe's space in Venice.

OPENING IN 2017 --- Elevated Italian fare from chef Michael Schwartz in the James Hotel in West Hollywood.

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

Frankland's Crab & Co.
OPENING TBA --- A "Modern American Crab Shack" in Encino from chef Phillip Frankland Lee.

The Friend
A fun, artsy bar in Silver Lake featuring pinball, craft cocktails and an upscale bar menu from chef Eric Greenspan.

Fritzi Coop
Chef Neal Fraser's fried chicken stand in the Original Farmers Market.

Chef Neal Fraser's restaurant serves up rotisserie chicken, salads and burgers next to the Arts District Brewing Company in downtown L.A.

Frozen Fruit Co
Santa Monica's Frozen Fruit Co brings a new type of soft serve (made solely from fruit) to the frozen dessert scene.

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.

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

A modern take on Vietnamese food at this sister location of Gingergrass in Little Tokyo.

Glowing Juices
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.

OPENING SPRING 2017 --- A vegan restaurant in Beverly Hills from the team behind Café Gratitude.

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.

Italian gelato at the Hollywood & Highland Center.

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

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
Southern favorite Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken has expanded to Los Angeles.

Hollywood’s high-end butcher shop and swank restaurant from chef Curtis Stone and Luke Stone.

Hal's Bar & Grill
OPENING IN 2017 --- Venice neighborhood favorite Hal's Bar & Grill will relocate to Runway Playa Vista.

The Halal Guys
NYC's popular food cart continues its Southern California expansion with this Koreatown location.

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

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

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

Here's Looking At You
Chic, cozy Koreatown spot with progressive fare and cocktails.

OPENING IN 2017 --- The W Los Angeles West Beverly Hills adds a new poolside spot.

honey hi
A hipstery spot in Echo Park for breakfast and lunch serves up beautiful, healthful bowls and more.

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.

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.

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

OPENING EARLY 2017 --- First West Coast location of the New York City ramen restaurant.

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

Cozy coffee/brunch spot on Highland Park’s York Boulevard.

OPENING IN JUNE 2017 --- Chef/restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten will open a location of his eponymous fine-dining restaurant at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills.

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.

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern
Regional American cuisine with an artisanal touch in Santa Monica.

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

Kachi Bowls and Grill
Argentinean specialties and healthy bowls in downtown Los Angeles.

Alma alum Jonathan Yao offers elegant Japanese/Taiwanese tasting menu.

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

Kettle Black
Rustic Italian fare, Italian wines, and craft and classic cocktails on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake.

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.

Brooklyn chefs Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson teamed up with chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo on this modern Mediterranean concept.

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

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

Kombu Sushi
Sushi, udon and izakaya small plates in Silver Lake.

Krimsey’s Cajun Kitchen
Authentic vegan Cajun food in North Hollywood.

Kukui Hut Cafe
Hawaiian cuisine, from traditional kalua pork and loco moco to shaved ice, in East Hollywood.

La Carmencita Oracular Kitchen
Fresh ceviches, fish tacos and other Mexican seafood specialties in Hollywood.

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

The Grove in Los Angeles is home to a location of famed Parisian pastry boutique Ladurée.

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

Lao Tao Taiwanese Street Food
Authentic Taiwanese fare in Chinatown’s Far East Plaza.

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

Liaison Restaurant + Lounge
Dining and cocktails in an open-air garden with fire pits and an indoor lounge.

Little Fatty
Taiwanese fare from chef David Kuo in the former Status Kuo space.

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.

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.

Lost at Sea
A neighborhood seafood spot in Old Pasadena.

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.

Magpies Softserve
Gourmet soft serve ice cream in Silver Lake from a former Patina chef.

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 TBA --- Healthy gourmet burgers and other casual fare in Malibu.

Mama Chela's Kitchen
Charming Mexican spot in Hollywood for fresh, authentic tacos, burritos and more.

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

Seasonal, "soulful" fare in the Hauser Wirth & Schimmel arts complex in downtown Los Angeles.

Patina Restaurant Group's elegant brunch restaurant at Descanso Gardens offers upscale classics and garden cocktails.

The Mar Vista
"Progressive Los Angeles cuisine" from executive chef D. Brandon Walker and chef Jill Davie.

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

A Santa Monica location of chef Eric Greenspan's Mediterranean seafood restaurant.

OPENING TBA --- Eric Greenspan's third Maré restaurant will open in Silver Lake.

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

Matthew Kenney NM
Fuel up on vegan food at Matthew Kenney's restaurant at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills.

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.

Tacos, mezcal cocktails and a hip, south of the border DTLA vibe near Pershing Square.

Mikkeller Bar
Copenhagen-based gypsy brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergsø has brought an ambitious taproom/restaurant in downtown L.A.

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

Moroccan fare from chef Danny Elmaleh in Sherman Oaks.

Modern Times
OPENING WINTER 2017 --- Brewery-restaurant in DTLA offering rotating seasonal brews along with pilot and experimental beers, and a vegan menu, too.

Mon Petit Poulet
French rotisserie chicken chain expands to the United States with this Venice location.

Mr Holmes Bakehouse
San Francisco bakery brings its croissant/muffin "cruffins" to Highland Park.

Italian restaurant in Beverly Hills from The Toscana Restaurant Group.

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

The NoMad
OPENING TBA --- Downtown Los Angeles will be home to The NoMad restaurant, helmed by chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara.

NoMad Truck
This food truck serving up chicken burgers is a forerunner to The NoMad Los Angeles.

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

Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine
Find signature grill specials in a big golden box at this Mediterranean restaurant on La Cienega Boulevard.

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
A branch of the sophisticated mozzarella bar concept in West Hollywood's Sunset Plaza.

Officine BRERA
Italian fare in downtown Los Angeles.

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

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.

O+O Sicilian Kitchen & Bar
Sicilian-style pizzas, meatballs, crudo and more in Santa Monica.

Origin Café
Modern café on Pico Boulevard offers refined kosher breakfast, lunch and brunch with global accents.

Osteria Bigoli
Italian restaurant from chef/owner Claudio Marchesan on Montana Avenue.

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

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

Local and seasonal California fare in a swank Hollywood space with mid-century style.

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.

The Parker Room
Cozy cocktail lounge in Hollywood from the folks behind Peruvian favorite Los Balcones.

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

Pearl's Finest Teas
Hip boba tea shop on Fairfax Avenue.

The Peppermint Club
Live music space in West Hollywood with a signature mixology program and a ‘Snacks’ menu.

Petit Trois
OPENING TBA --- A larger location in Sherman Oaks for the French bistro from chefs Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo.

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

Pico House
This gourmet food truck serves up four grain bowls.

Pili Manila Grill
Filipino fare in DTLA’s Little Tokyo.

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

Pizza Buona
Traditional and specialty pizzas, subs, pastas and more in Echo Park.

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
Seafood-focused options join Plan Check's signature burgers at this Santa Monica location.

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
Pono Burger offers its organic, island-inspired burgers to the Sunset Strip.

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

The Ponte
A modern Italian restaurant from restaurateur Stéphane Bombet and chef Scott Conant.

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 Roll
Sushi hand rolls, customizable ramen and gelato in Culver City.

Red Herring
American fare in Eagle Rock.

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.

Hipster late-night coffeehouse in Hollywood.

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

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

Rock and Reilly's
West Hollywood's Rock and Reilly's Irish pub gets a sister location in DTLA.

Roe Seafood
Colorful Belmont Shore restaurant delivers serious seafood in a breezy atmosphere.

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.

OPENING IN EARLY 2017 --- 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.

OPENING IN 2017 --- 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.

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

Frogtown’s popular patio spot for standout tacos and fine craft cocktails.

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

Salt & Straw
The iconic Portland-based ice cream purveyor expands to downtown LA's Arts District.

Arcade games, casual fare and playful brunch cocktails in Mid-City.

Seafood, small plates and compelling craft cocktails charm Silver Lake scenesters.

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

Serafina Restaurant Group brings its Italian concept to the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.

Dine high in the sky on the 71st floor of the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles.

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

Shake Shack
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.

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
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.

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 EARLY 2017 --- 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.

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.

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

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

Quick-service spot in Westwood Village dedicated to global takes on döner (meat cooked and sliced from a vertical rotisserie).

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.

Steven’s Deli
Hot and cold sandwiches, breakfast sammies, burgers and sides at the edge of downtown LA.

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

street level café
Echo Park café serving locally roasted coffees along with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Nostalgic New American fare in Redondo Beach.

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

Sunnin Lebanese Cafe
Lebanese cuisine in a more casual, modern and beachy outpost of the popular Westwood original.

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

Ginza Onodera
Luxe sushi franchise brings an elevated omakase sushi experience to West Hollywood.

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 Chick
OPENING LATE WINTER 2017 --- Fried chicken and waffles concept offering soul food faves, too, on Fairfax Avenue.

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
Tasty Hawaiian raw fish bowls in Larchmont Village.

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

Culver City outpost of healthy eatery sweetgreen.

Sycamore Tavern
Traditional American fare paired with craft beer and cocktails --- plus 55 flat-screen TVs --- at this Sunset Boulevard spot.

Tabula Rasa Bar
A wine bar from Bestia alums Zach Negin and Daniel Flores.

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

Tacos Tu Madre
Nosh on gourmet tacos in Los Feliz.

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

OPENING IN 2017 --- A Los Angeles location of TAO Group's Asian bistro.

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

Tartine Manufactory
OPENING TBA --- San Francisco's Tartine Manufactory will open a location in downtown Los Angeles.

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

Terra Cotta
Stylish upscale Asian dining option next to the Wiltern Theater in Koreatown.

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

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.

OPENING SUMMER 2017 --- Cutting-edge, contemporary Mexican fare in Silver Lake.

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

Toca Madera
Expect organic Mexican shared plates -- including a separate vegan menu -- and craft cocktails at this sceney modern cantina.

Tower 12
OPENING EARLY 2017 --- Beach-town casual kitchen and bar with a California-inspired menu.

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

Trejo's Tacos
OPENING TBA --- Silver Lake-adjacent outpost of actor Danny Trejo’s hipster taco joint.

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

True Food Kitchen
The health-conscious chain True Food Kitchen expands to Pasadena.

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

Echo Park izakaya offering both classic and modern Japanese dishes and a curated saké menu.

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.

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.

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

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

OPENING WINTER 2017 --- Contemporary Mexican restaurant from chef Diego Hernandez.

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

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

OPENING SPRING 2017 --- Chef Jordan Kahn's fine dining destination in Culver City.

Italian-inspired wine bar in the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

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

Vito's Pizza
Santa Monica location of the popular pizzeria.

Voodoo Doughnut
OPENING TBA --- 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.

This neighborhood restaurant presents Southeast Asian flavors in Venice.

Wanderlust Creamery
OPENING SPRING 2017 --- Gourmet, handcrafted ice cream in Atwater Village.

Westbound makes One Santa Fe a destination for cutting-edge cocktails and exceptional small plates.

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

Wild Living Foods
Plant-based restaurant in DTLA’s Fashion District.

A fetching spot in Echo Park for contemporary American fare.

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

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

Veggie-focused seasonal California fare and more on Rowena Avenue.

Woodley Proper
OPENING TBA --- Chefs Phillip Frankland Lee and Luke Reyes will open Woodley Proper in Encino.

Working Class Kitchen
A butcher and sandwich shop in Long Beach from the restaurateur 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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