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800 Degrees Pizza
Build your own thin-crust pizza at this Pasadena location of chef Anthony Carron's pizzeria.

California-influenced, seasonal fare in Santa Monica.

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

Zach Pollack's Silver Lake ode to regional Italian specialties.

Atwater Village’s chic Italian spot for cocktails, wine and a market-driven menu.

The Anchor
A casual, friendly spot for sipping, socializing and seafood in Venice Beach.

The Argyle
A Gatsby-themed nightclub and cocktail den in Hollywood.

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
OPENING FALL 2015 --- This downtown brewpub will also feature a rooftop area and Skee-Ball.

Asa Meza
Chic Hollywood Asian-Latin restaurant featuring a large, leafy lantern-lit patio.

Ashland Hill
Wine and beer garden with a patio --- gourmet bites and entrées, too --- in Santa Monica.

The steak frites and its secret sauce is king.

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

Avec Nous
OPENING IN 2016 --- A French bistro will serve as the house restaurant at L'Ermitage Beverly Hills.

Avenue 31
Mediterranean fare and a bar program from mixologist extraordinaire Matthew Biancaniello in West Hollywood.

Bacari PDR
A sibling of Bacaro L.A., this Playa Del Rey spot serves Mediterranean-inspired small plates and interesting wines.

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.

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

Barrel & Ashes
This is what barbecue is all about: fun, family-style moments, hot ambiance and leaving happy.

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

Barton G. The Restaurant
Be prepared for a whimsical evening but also one filled with engaging American cuisine.

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

Belcampo Meat Co.
In addition to operating a butcher shop, Belcampo Meat Co. in Grand Central Market serves soups, sandwiches, burgers and stews.

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

The Bellwether
Seasonally inspired fare in Studio City.

BierBeisl Imbiss
Chef Bernhard Mairinger offers Austrian street food in downtown Los Angeles.

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

Birch is a home run for talented chef Brendan Collins.

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

Blue Plate Oysterette
A second location of the Santa Monica Blue Plate's seafood-focused spot.

Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill
An outpost of brothers Bruce and Eric Bromberg’s sushi bar and grill at The Grove.

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

Chef Bobo Ivan reinvents Piccolo Venice with his own eponymous restaurant.

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

Bourbon Steak
Chef Michael Mina has brought his steakhouse to The Americana at Brand in Glendale.

Bowery Bungalow
George Abou-Daoud's Silver Lake restaurant serves farm-to-table cuisine inspired by the flavors of the Middle East, North Africa and Mediterranean.

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

Brouwerij West
OPENING IN 2015 --- Brouwerij West's new space will encompass a restaurant, bottle shop, coffee bar, retail outlet and more.

B.S. Taqueria
A taqueria from chef Ray Garcia and restaurateur Bill Chait in downtown Los Angeles.

Burger Lounge
This Southern California burger chain has set up shop in Larchmont Village.

Butchers & Barbers
A classic bistro in a historic building on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Button Mash
Vintage arcade games, pinball machines, craft beers and a menu of Starry Kitchen favorites in Echo Park.

Chef Kris Tominaga presents an homage to rural French dining in a chic, romantic Santa Monica space.

Canon Club
A seafood-centric spot in Beverly Hills' exclusive Golden Triangle.

Contemporary Indian cuisine with dishes representing every region of the country.

Carvery Kitchen
Traditional deli fare with a healthy, farmers' market twist in Santa Monica.

Cassell's Hamburgers
Iconic burger joint is back, this time in the Hotel Normandie in Koreatown.

A Southeast Asian brasserie in downtown Santa Monica.

Catalina Bistro & Express Grill
Waterside dining and express meals served at the Catalina Express Sea and Air Terminal in San Pedro.

Catch & Release
A seafood-focused restaurant from chef Jason Neroni in Marina del Rey.

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

Charcoal BBQ
Kansas City barbecue, small-batch bourbon and craft beer in Silver Lake.

OPENING NOVEMBER 2015 --- 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.

Euro-Asian fare and sushi in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.

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

Chengdu Taste 2
Chef Tony Xu built on his Alhambra restaurant’s success by serving Sichuan food at Chengdu Taste 2 in Rosemead.

Chez Antoine
Sweet and savory crêpes plus French classics in Highland Park.

Ciao Cristina
Venetian chef Cristina Formenton serves food just like back home.

A comeback for Clifton's Cafeteria in downtown Los Angeles.

A Cali-Mex barbecue restaurant in Venice.

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

The owners of Golden State present Cofax, a neighborhood coffeehouse.

Commonwealth offers an eclectic menu of small plates at great prices.

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

OPENING TBD --- This West Hollywood gastropub from sbe and David Cooley will feature a large patio.

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.

Crossings provides a touch of elegance in South Pasadena.

Dave's Doghouse
OPENING TBA --- Chef Josiah Citrin is opening a hot dog stand at Staples Center.

Del Rey Kitchen
The dream restaurant of childhood friends Satoru Yokomori and Michael Yee, Del Rey Kitchen serves hearty Japanese comfort cuisine.

DeSano Pizza Bakery
Authentic Neapolitan pizza in East Hollywood.

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

The District by Hannah An
Chic French colonial décor and a Vietnamese menu in a two-story building on Third Street.

Dockside Seafood Restaurant
Seafood fare at Playa Provisions, the multi-purpose establishment from chef/owners Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts.

Doma Kitchen
European-inspired fare, including vegetarian and gluten-free options, in Manhattan Beach.

Dough Pizzeria & Bar
Find gourmet pizza, craft cocktails and some ambitious dishes at this rocking trattoria on the Sunset Strip.

Downtown Johnny's
A Sherman Oaks sports bar/lounge serving up seasonal fare.

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

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

Eagle Rock Brewery Public House
Small plates and craft beers from Eagle Rock Brewery.

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

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

Elaine’s Bakery & Cafe
Casual Elaine’s Bakery & Café offers wholesome, organic fare.

eLOVate Vegan Kitchen & Juicery
Chef Roberto Martin offers organic, vegan fare at this 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.

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

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

F Grill
Burgers and American fare, along with a few French classics, in Manhattan Beach.

Fala Bar
A falafel and salad bar with an all-vegan (and mostly gluten-free) menu.

The Fat Dog
A North Hollywood branch of the gastropub with a pooch-friendly patio.

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

The Fiscal Agent
Mixologist Julian Cox spearheads this Studio City lounge.

A fast-casual ode to crisp-fried Mexican rolled tacos in Baldwin Hills Crenshaw.

Flyin Fin
Creative takes on sushi and seafood in South Bay's Riviera Village.

Ford's Filling Station
American gastropub fare in Delta Terminal 5 at LAX.

Ford's Filling Station
Chef Ben Ford's gastropub at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live.

Fork in the Road
This Santa Monica spot offers globally inspired California cuisine made with farmers market ingredients.

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

Chic spot atop Barneys New York serves up New York classics and contemporary California fare.

The Front Yard
The Front Yard, which resides in front of The Garland hotel in North Hollywood, serves seasonal comfort food.

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.

Gentaro Soba
Japanese-based noodle shop at FIGat7th dishes up fresh soba.

Chef-owner Travis Lett's (Gjelina) Gjusta is a gorgeous gourmet deli/bakery in Venice.

Golden Road Grand Central Market
OPENING TBA --- Golden Road Brewing will open this tasting bar at downtown's Grand Central Market.

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

Good Times at Davey Wayne's
This 70's-themed bar will make you think you stepped back in time --- and into someone's living room.

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
A full bar program and patio are highlights at this Hollywood branch of the salad-centric mini-chain.

Greenspan's Grilled Cheese
Grilled cheese sandwiches from chef Eric Greenspan.

The Greyhound Bar & Grill
The Greyhound Bar & Grill is a good place to refuel in gentrifying Highland Park.

Italian gelato at the Hollywood & Highland Center.

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

A modern Korean BBQ restaurant in Culver City.

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.

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

A Santa Monica spot for barbecue styles from all around the United States.

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.

The Horn
Steakhouse and bar in WeHo spotlighting game and craft cocktails.

House of Macau
A sprawling, sexy Asian-fusion restaurant and lounge in the heart of Hollywood nightlife.

Hutchinson Cocktails & Grill
Enjoy the cuisine of Indonesia right on La Cienega Boulevard.

HYDE Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails
Chef Chris Crary delivers dishes that pack a punch in both looks and taste at this Sunset Strip spot from sbe.

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.

Ice-Cream Lab
Made-to-order liquid nitrogen ice cream containing organic, kosher and locally sourced ingredients.

Idle Hour
This historic barrel-shaped North Hollywood bar features fresh cocktails, craft beer and updated American comfort food.

800 Degrees
Thin-crust pizzas in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.

Il Piccolo Verde
A neighborhood restaurant serving Italian fare and health-conscious options in Brentwood Village.

The Independence
A modern tavern in Santa Monica with colorful décor and creative New American fare.

Creative sandwiches from chef Michael Voltaggio at Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.

James' Beach
A branch of the Venice Beach restaurant now at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.

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.

JJ's Bistro
Fans of “Preachers of L.A.” will recognize this Inglewood restaurant from Loretta Jones and Bishop Noel Jones.

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

Justice Urban Tavern
Modern gastropub fare, local craft beers and specialty cocktails in Little Tokyo.

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

Kinjiro offers a high-end izakaya menu in Little Tokyo's Honda Plaza.

Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market
OPENING TBA --- Chef Bruce Kalman (Union) will open this pasta bar at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.

Knuckle & Claw
Classic lobster rolls at a tiny, mod shack in Silver Lake.

Kush Sake Bar
Local izakaya in Echo Park serves up sake and small plates.

Le Comptoir
An intimate space offering a tasting menu from chef Gary Menes.

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

This high-ceilinged downtown dining room offers American bistro fare from chef/restaurateur Josef Centeno.

The popular Southern California cafeteria-style eatery in Toluca Lake.

Former "Top Chef" contestant Nyesha Arrington offers "progressive California cuisine" at her Venice restaurant.

Little Pine
A vegan bistro from musician/DJ Moby.

Little Sheep
Mongolian hot pot cookery in Torrance.

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

Live Basil Pizza
Signature pizzas made with organic ingredients, including gluten-free and vegan choices.

Lobsta Shack
Brick-and-mortar location of the Lobsta Truck offering an expanded lobster-centric menu and more.

Local Table
A casual downtown L.A. spot for breakfast, sandwiches, salads and mains made with local, sustainable ingredients.

OPENING LATE 2015 --- Roy Choi's healthy fast food spot in Watts.

Los Balcones
This family-owned restaurant offers a taste of Peru in Hollywood.

The Lost Knight
Stylish gastropub in Echo Park serving traditional and ambitious British fare alongside many draught beers.

Loteria Grill
Fresh regional Mexican cuisine at TASTE at FIGat7th in downtown Los Angeles.

The Lounge 22
Inviting lounge/bistro with small plates from a Patina Group alum.

Love & Salt
Chef Michael Fiorelli helms the kitchen at this Italian-inspired restaurant in Manhattan Beach.

L'Scorpion West
Hollywood's L'Scorpion tequila bar has a clubby sister spot in WeHo.

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

Chic Sunset Strip spot with large patio and romantic atmosphere.

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

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.

An Italian countryside eatery serving wood fire pizzas, casual Italian fare, wine and cocktails in Malibu.

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

Maple Block Meat Company
Texas barbecue in Culver City.

OPENING IN 2016 --- A Brentwood location of popular Studio City Mexican seafood restaurant Maradentro.

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

Mediterranean seafood from chef Eric Greenspan in a patio setting on Melrose Avenue.

Marlin & Ono Grille
Southern Italian cuisine in Sherman Oaks.

Parisian ambience and classic fare at this French bistro on Beverly Boulevard.

Meizhou Dongpo
A sleek, chic Sichuan restaurant at Westfield Century City.

Melrose Umbrella Company
Stylish craft cocktails made with home-made tinctures, syrups and tonics from seasonal ingredients.

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.

Start with a drink before moving on to chef Jose Acevedo’s Mexican cuisine at Mercado’s Hollywood outpost.

Authentic, creative Mexican dishes and cocktails from chefs Ramiro Arvizu and Jaime Martin Del Campo in Baldwin Hills.

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

OPENING TBA --- A Spanish restaurant in the former Short Order space at The Original Farmers Market.

Napoléon & Joséphine
The only Corsican restaurant in Los Angeles offering authentic dishes and regional wines.

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

An Italian-influenced restaurant/lounge in West Hollywood from (Bootsy Bellows, Hooray Henry's, SHOREbar).

Nick's Manhattan Beach
A Manhattan Beach location of the Southern California chain specializing in American fare.

Night + Market Song
Night + Market has brought its authentic Northern Thai fare to Silver Lake.

The Normandie Club
New takes on classic cocktails at Hotel Normandie in Koreatown.

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

Ocean Prime
Modern supper club serving Prime steaks and seafood in Beverly Hills.

Odys & Penelope
A churrasco and grill concept from Quinn and Karen Hatfield on a hip stretch of La Brea Avenue.

Officine Brera
OPENING TBA --- Italian fare in downtown Los Angeles.

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

The Oinkster
Chef Andre Guerrero is going casual with The Oinkster, an Eagle Rock favorite, that has a sibling in Hollywood.

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.

Open Sesame
Authentic Lebanese cuisine in the former Eva Restaurant space.

The Original Farmers Market
A variety of food vendors, restaurants and shops makes LAX’s Farmers Market outpost a destination for travelers.

Osso in downtown Los Angeles offers a compact menu of Southern food.

Ostrich Farm
Sunset Boulevard American restaurant for dinner, late-night small plates (Thursday through Saturday) and weekend brunch.

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.

The Oyster Gourmet
Christophe Happillon's oyster outpost at Grand Central Market.

Pacific Plate Brewing Co.
Pacific Plate brews unique beers in a Monrovia industrial park.

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

The Palm
The Palm steakhouse has brought a branch to Beverly Hills.

Panini Cosmopolitan Café
This Westwood restaurant features dishes inspired by Mexico’s Cabo coast and the Mediterranean sea.

Paninoteca by Scarpetta
Scarpetta's weekday sandwich concept offers upscale lunch items.

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

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

Pearl's Liquor Bar
Glamorous 1920’s-themed bar and restaurant on Hollywood's Sunset Strip, with a dashing rooftop bar.

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

Petrossian Caviar & Champagne Bar
Indulge in Champagne, caviar and vodka in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.

Petty Cash Taqueria
A downtown L.A. location of the taqueria from restaurateur Bill Chait and chef Walter Manzke.

Pez Cantina
Downtown L.A. destination for Mexican cuisine from a Patina alum showcasing sustainable seafood.

Fashionable Chinese restaurant Philippe resurfaces in Beverly Hills.

Pine & Crane
Find authentic Taiwanese/Chinese dishes at this casual and popular Silver Lake spot.

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

Pitfire Artisan Pizza
Pitfire Artisan Pizza brings its wood-fired offerings to Pasadena.

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
Modern takes on American comfort food, plus craft beers and innovative crop-to-cup cocktails.

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
Ernesto Uchimura’s gastropub fare features signature burgers, and there’s a large happy hour menu, too, all in the Wilshire corridor of downtown’s City West district.

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

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

Pok Pok Phat Thai
Andy Ricker brings a branch of his Thai restaurant to Chinatown in Los Angeles.

Prime Steakhouse
Agoura Hills steakhouse offers plenty of meat along with worthy alternatives in an elegant setting.

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

Prova Pizzeria
Gourmet pizza from a 100-year-old family recipe.

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

Bakery and ice cream parlor with unique offerings like caramelized pineapple and mocha almond fudge.

Ramen Champ
Ramen, rice bowls and more in Chinatown.

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.

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

Relais de Paris
This Beverly Hills bistro specializes in steak frites with "Sauce Originale," a secret recipe created in 1959.

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.

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.

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.

Rose & Vine
Quaint spot for American fare in the Hancock Park/Larchmont area.

The Rose Cafe
Venice's long-beloved neighborhood café has new ownership, but the basic concept remains the same.

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

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

Salt & Straw
Larchmont Village outpost of Portland's "farm-to-cone" ice cream company.

SALT Restaurant & Bar
Chef Mark Gold presents seasonally inspired California cuisine at this hidden gem in the Marina del Rey Hotel.

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.

Innovative vegan Thai cuisine in Santa Monica.

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

Scratch Bar & Kitchen
OPENING DECEMBER 2015 --- Encino reincarnation of chef Phillip Frankland Lee's tasting bar.

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

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

Shake Shack
OPENING IN 2016 --- New York-based burger chain Shake Shack is headed for 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.

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.

Sidecar Doughnuts
OPENING NOVEMBER 17, 2015 --- Sidecar Doughnuts will serve up seasonal flavors like lemon & thyme at its Santa Monica shop.

Chef-owner Shawn Pham presents Southeast Asian fare in Little Tokyo.

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.

"Smashed," seared and seasoned-to-order hamburgers at L.A. Live.

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

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

Spaghettini & the Dave Koz Lounge
Chef Scott Howard and saxophonist Dave Koz join their skills to satisfy our palates and our ears as well.

Spare Tire Kitchen & Tavern
Mid-Wilshire gastropub with gourmet grub and 120 whiskies.

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.

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.

Status Kuo
Rotisserie meats (plus vegan and vegetarian options) in Mar Vista.

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

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

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

SunCafe Organic Cuisine
Studio City café serving organic, raw and vegan dishes.

Superba Food + Bread
OPENING TBA --- 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 Akatora
Sushi and izakaya-inspired fare in Manhattan Beach.

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.

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

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

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

Tanzy Restaurant
Quality pasta turned out by chef Bryan Podgorski at this sprawling Italian restaurant in Westwood.

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.

The Tasting Room

Tender Greens
A Glendale branch of the fast-casual, sustainable dining concept known for salads and grilled proteins.

Tender Greens
Local, sustainable fare with Italian and American influences in downtown Los Angeles.

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

More than just duplicating a brasserie, Terrine deftly tweaks the standards.

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

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.

Tipple & Brine
Sustainable seafood and classic cocktails are served at this modern-rustic establishment in Sherman Oaks.

Tipsy Cow
Sherman Oaks eatery specializing in freshly-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
OPENING IN 2015 --- A modern Mexican cantina and restaurant from actor Danny Trejo.

Trois Familia
From Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (Trois Mec, Petit Trois) comes this brunch-only spot in Silver Lake.

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

Tuning Fork
San Fernando Valley gastropub offers seasonal comfort food in a cozy setting.

Umami Burger
Umami's meat-based burgers, plus specialties like an ahi burger and a full bar, are offered in a sleek space in Old Pasadena.

Urban Garden
Vegan-friendly Lebanese fare is served up at this café from restaurateur George Abou-Daoud.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

V's Restaurant + Bar
A comfortable space with a neighborhood appeal in downtown Malibu, serving flavorful though predictable New American cuisine.

Wally's Beverly Hills
The wine and spirits shop Wally's has expanded with this Beverly Hills marketplace/restaurant serving elevated bistro fare.

Wanderlust Creamery
Ice cream with global inspiration and local ingredients.

Water Grill
A Santa Monica branch of downtown L.A.'s iconic seafood restaurant, now with a more democratic approach to the menu.

Koreatown spot for a taste of Philly.

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

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.

Stylish bars with a large central patio offering craft cocktails and select contemporary bites.


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