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NEW RESTAURANTS IN LOS ANGELES

Look for late night ramen (until 4 a.m.) in K-town at the new Ten Ramen. There’s a spicy tonkotsu ramen with an 18-hour pork broth, spicy seafood ramen and a spicy miso variety, too. Appetizers range from takoyaki, a Japanese street food made of battered and fried octopus, to corn cheese and sesame chicken; bowls include an unagi don, bulgogi and spicy tuna. Quench your thirst with a “detox water” of lychee and white grape, with pineapple and mint. Lunch & Dinner daily. Ten Ramen, 3324 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90020, 213-908-5823.
 
In Culver City, Rocky’s Food & Beverage is now open on Sepulveda Boulevard. The American menu’s stylish brunch items range from cathead biscuits and gravy to rib-eye steak and eggs, pistachio pancakes and a vegan scramble. For lunch and dinner find salads, burgers and sandwiches, miso glazed salmon, pulled pork and baby-back ribs. To drink there are beer and cider cocktails, sangría and a bottomless michelada. Rocky’s Food & Beverage, 4357 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230, 424-500-2130.
 
In Old Town Torrance, fans of Oaxacan cuisine can now find their favorite dishes and drinks at the colorful Madre. Look for rojo, verde, amarillo and negro moles, tamales, burritos, tortas, empanadas and tacos alongside margaritas and a huge list of curated mezcals and tequilas. There’s live music on weekends, too. Lunch & Dinner daily. Madre, 1261 Cabrillo Ave., Torrance, CA 90501, 310-974-8005.
 
Davenport’s Restaurant has opened in Encino right off the 405. The menu offers Prime steaks, ribs and burgers as well as luxe items like a lobster Cobb salad, crab beignets and smoked trout spread on crostini. There’s also a raw bar with a selection of East and West Coast oysters and a sushi/sashimi menu. Look for a full bar and an extensive wine list. Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly. Davenport's Restaurant, 16120 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91436, 818-855-1203.
 
Tocaya Organica, a casual restaurant known for its modern organic Mexican cuisine, will join the new eatery lineup coming to Westfield Century City. Opening this fall, the 4,000-square-foot spot will offer indoor and outdoor patio seating and an open kitchen. Dishes will include the signature al pastor taco and seasonal menu items like the Farmers’ Market Bowl. Tocaya Organica, Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067, no phone.
 
The h.wood Group’s John Terzian and Brian Toll have opened Petite Taqueria, a modern Mexican restaurant with Japanese influence offering taqueria-style dishes. The standalone “Omakase bar” is stationed on the upper level across from an outdoor al fresco patio and private looking glass room. Chef Jeffrey Arrieta helms the main kitchen stoves, while chef John Carlos Kuramoto will be preparing chef’s choice “omakase” tastings that highlight specialty tacos and tostadas. Dinner nightly. Petite Taqueria, 755 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069, 310-855-7223.
 
Cocina Cilantro offers healthy Mexican fare in Glendale, with a menu of organic, non-GMO dishes that incorporate grass-fed beef and free-range chicken. The gluten-free tacos range from carne asada and lengua to shrimp and soy; also look for loaded Mexi-Cali fries, ceviche, a beet tostada, cilantro-lime rice and kale quinoa salad. Cocina Cilantro, 247 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203, 818-484-7248.
 
El Zarape adds a new Mexican option to the east end of Melrose. Look for breakfasts with omelets and chilaquiles, and later on ceviches, enchiladas, tacos and combination plates. To drink there’s Mexican beer, micheladas and sangría. El Zarape, 4809 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029, 323-848-4609.
 
Mole impresario Rocio Camacho (Don Chente, La Casita Mexicana) has opened her own restaurant called Tacos & Mezcal in Bell in the former Corazon y Miel space. Her specialty here is Oaxacan cuisine, ranging from appetizers like bacon-wrapped jalapeños and octopus salad to specialty tacos de cazuela (casserole, or stew) filled with braised pork, rajas, skirt steak or the more exotic nopales and grasshopper. Tacos & Mezcal, 6626 Atlantic Ave., Bell, CA 90201, 323-537-2789.
 
Testa has opened in DTLA Testa is now open downtown with a contemporary Cal-Italian menu and cocktails from Devon Espinosa. Chef Marty Shield (Woodley Proper) dishes up grilled prawns with bagna cauda, beet risotto, roasted chicken with smoked rainbow carrots and mascarpone semifreddo. Look for a select offering of Italian, French and California wines. Dinner Tues.-Sun. Testa, 1111 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, CA 90015, 213-973-5013.
 
In DTLA’s Arts District, the restaurant group behind Zuma will open a sprawling 8,000 square foot robata eatery called Inko Nito. Look for cocktails, too. Expect a winter debut. Inko Nito, 225-227 S. Garey St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, no phone.
 
Burbank’s Guildhall is an eSports/board game lounge, offering 150 old-fashioned board and tabletop games and streaming eSports events on several TV screens. The bar menu features a Juicy Lucy burger, grilled chicken sandwich, mixed green salad, hummus and pita, and Buffalo chicken strips. Lunch & Dinner daily. Guildhall, 3516 W. Victory Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505, 818-561-4552.
 
Vegan eatery Bodhi Bowl has opened in DTLA. Specialties include plant-based bowls featuring the likes of quinoa, lentils and kale with lemon mint dressing; soba noodles with sweet chili tofu; and brown rice with curried garbanzos. Also find a variety of panini, wraps, soups and smoothies. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Bodhi Bowl, 645 W. 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90015, 213-622-6560.
 
In Beverly Hills, Chaumont Street offers a healthy, fast-casual café menu including bowls made with lemongrass chicken, wild salmon or grass-fed beef on top of organic jade rice, veggies and herbs. For dessert, try a “frossant” of organic ice cream in a croissant cone. Chaumont Street, 145 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 424-335-0622.
 
In October, the Paseo Colorado mall in Pasadena will welcome Great Maple, a new “modern American eatery.” Look for a bright, mod, luxe diner setting; expect menu items to range from seasonal berry and kale salad to truffled deviled eggs, a prime rib dip, salted caramel pork ribs and buttermilk fried chicken. Great Maple, Paseo Colorado, 300 E. Colorado St., Pasadena, CA 91101, no phone.
 
Quinn and Karen Hatfield have opened The Mighty in DTLA Husband-and-wife team Quinn and Karen Hatfield (Odys & Penelope, The Sycamore Kitchen) have ventured downtown with The Mighty, a casual restaurant serving up organic salads, sandwiches, house-made pastas, rotisserie chicken and more. The Mighty, 108 W. Second St. #105, Los Angeles, CA 90012, 213-278-0025.
 
Chef Dave Beran, former executive chef at Grant Achatz's Next restaurant in Chicago, is striking out on his own on the West Coast. His restaurant, Dialogue, offers an intimate tasting menu experience at The Gallery, the newly renovated food hall on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade. Dialogue, 1315 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401, no phone.
 
Surfside Venice Bar + Grill has opened just off the Venice Beach Boardwalk Surfside Venice Bar + Grill has opened just off the Venice Beach Boardwalk. Patrons savor nachos, burgers, fish tacos, salads, brown rice bowls and brunch fare, along with local craft beers and cocktails. Surfside Venice Bar + Grill, 23 Windard Ave., Venice, CA 90291, 424-256-7894.
 
Daniel Patterson (Coi, Plum, Locol) plans to open an LA outpost of his popular SF neighborhood restaurant Alta in West Adams next year. Look for casual California cuisine starring local SoCal ingredients, and a sprawling, 2,500-square-foot dining space. Alta, 5365 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016, no phone.
 
Former Noma and Californios chef Joseph Geiskopf, also lately of Destroyer, is opening his restaurant Triniti in Echo Park this fall. Look for inventive small plates, high-end coffee drinks via Tartine roastery, compelling craft cocktails and plenty of Eastside hipster ambience. Triniti, 1814 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026, no phone.
 
New seafood spot Fishwives makes a splash in Pasadena, with a New England-style menu featuring a dozen varieties of fresh Atlantic and Pacific oysters, little neck clams, Peruvian scallops, PEI black mussels, jumbo shrimp and uni. Mains include fish and chips, steamers, clam chowder, Maryland crab cakes and a lobster roll. Look for draft and bottled beers, boutique wines and saké. Fishwives, 88 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103, 626-219-6199.
 
Restaurateur Jesse Gomez (Mercado, Yxta Cocina Mexicana) has transformed his former Maradentro in Studio City into the more casual Mercado Taqueria, a “contemporary bar serving tacos and tablitas on handmade tortillas.” Beyond elevated tacos, look for a ceviche verde tostada, calabacitas toast, carnitas, carne asada and whole grilled fish. Cocktails from Cesar Arenas include sophisticated tequila and mezcal concoctions, and there’s a Mexican beer selection, too. Dinner nightly. Mercado Taqueria, 11929 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604, 818-358-3423.
 
Sapor has opened in Koreatown, offering Asian-inspired modern tapas from chef Matthew Ignacio and craft cocktails from barman Vincenzo Marianella (Copa d’Oro). Look for dishes like roasted lamb riblets with mint romesco; galbi with bone marrow and scallion purée; bulgogi croquettes; and scallops with corn, butterscotch and grits. Sapor, 3600 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010, 213-232-4663.
 
A second Small Batch artisanal ice cream shop has opened in Los Angeles “Top Chef” champ Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts (Hudson House) have debuted their second Small Batch artisanal ice cream shop in Los Angeles, located in Mar Vista. Look for unique flavors like Banana Cream Pie, Lemon Sorbet with Strawberry Pop Rocks, and Fresh Sweet Corn, plus other frozen novelties such as White Chocolate Thai Tea Popsicles and Mint Oreo Ice Cream Pie. Custom sundaes, milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches and slices of birthday cake are also available. Small Batch, 12222 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066, 424-289-9552.
 
The newest location of Mainland Poke Shop has opened in Beverly Hills along South Beverly Drive. Look for fresh, sushi-grade fish including toro, salmon belly, blue crab and octopus in customizable bowls or signature bowls. Healthful base options range from kelp noodles to baby greens and kale. Lunch & Dinner daily. Mainland Poke Shop, 130 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 424-335-0372.
 
Brothers Daniel and Chris Skaf have debuted The Yardbird in Glendale. The restaurant specializes in fire grilled Cornish hens and California fresh salads and sides like fried Brussels sprouts with red onion, spicy corn with smoky compound butter, red cabbage slaw, and kale tabbouleh. The Yardbird, 1147 E. Colorado St., Glendale, CA 91205, 818-484-7654.
 
Neighbor has opened in the former Willie Jane space, offering a patio lined with soft-hued banquettes and rattan chairs, as well as a lively bar mixing up elegant craft cocktails. A New American menu features Dungeness crab with buttermilk, dill and juniper; lamb saddle with fairytale eggplant; diver scallop with sweet yellow corn and leek; and local apricots with Amaretti cream. Neighbor, 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, 310-314-3625
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Chef Maycoll Calderón (Mexico City’s Huset) has debuted Tintorera, a seafood-centric, modern Mexican restaurant in Silver Lake. Décor includes an outdoor oasis surrounded by greenery and illuminated by strung lights and pendant lanterns, with bright blue cement tiles and rustic wood tables and chairs. Calderón brings his signature “cocina de campo” (country kitchen) style of Mexican cooking from Huset to Los Angeles, with a refined menu that emphasizes crudo and raw plates alongside roasted fish and meat dishes. Tintorera, 2815 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026, 323-741-0055.
 
Downtown L.A. restaurant Spring introduces Springside Summer may be winding down, but Springside has sprung. Restaurateur Yassmin Sarmadi and chef Tony Esnault have turned the bar area at their downtown L.A. restaurant Spring into this intimate, bistro-style setting for weeknight dinners (Tues.-Sat.) and happy hour (Tues.-Fri. 5 p.m.-7 p.m.). Springside, Douglas Building, 257 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, 213-372-5189.
 
Restaurateur Paul Hibler (Superba Food + Bread, Pitfire Artisan Pizza) is behind Gesso, a casual restaurant with chef Doug Miriello at the helm. The all-day menu includes breakfast fare, jidori chicken nuggets and a cheeseburger topped with grilled onions and Thousand Island dressing, as well as several pizzas. Gesso, 801 N. Fairfax Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90046, 323-544-6240.
 
Xiang Yuan Gourmet offers new dim sum options in Temple City, with delightfully artful bao shaped like hedgehogs and mushrooms. Favorite standards such as spare ribs, barbecue pork buns, har gow and siu mai are joined by the more unusual pork blood jelly with chives and baked almond cream bun. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Xiang Yuan Gourmet, 9556 Las Tunas Dr., Temple City, CA 91780, 626-286-6788.
 
Green Zone serves organic Asian cuisine in Temple City Green Zone’s organic Asian cuisine is now being served up in a sleek new location in Temple City. Look for the signature favorite of organic Hainan chicken rice, as well as grilled lemongrass pork chop, Thai basil shrimp with rice, wonton and dumpling soup, and turnip cake. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner in its soft open phase, and will debut breakfast in the near future. Green Zone, 5728 Rosemead Blvd., Temple City, CA 91780, no phone.
 
Koreatown’s gigantic Gaju Marketplace complex has debuted a cool, modern Korean food court called Square Mixx, offering branches of South Korea’s favorite food franchises. Included are Nipong Naepong (noodles), Brown Donkatsu (black pork fried katsu), Robot Kimbap (healthy kimbap rolls) and Cafe Bora (purple sweet potato bingsu, Korean shave ice). Look for more shops to open this fall. Lunch & Dinner daily. Square Mixx, Gaju Marketplace, 450 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020, no phone.
 
LiOrient Asian Bar & Restaurant is located downtown on the fourth floor of the U.S. Bank Tower building. Look for the likes of rainbow colored xiao long bao, Shanghai rice cakes with shredded pork, shrimp garlic noodles, black pepper filet mignon, and a half or whole Hong Kong-style roasted duck. Express lunch menus include bowls and larger plate combos; afternoon and late-night happy hours offer appetizers, beer and wine, and cocktails like a mango habanero Mule. LiOrient Asian Bar & Restaurant, U.S. Bank Tower
, 633 W. 5th St., Ste. 400, Los Angeles, CA 90071, 323-500-1186.
 
In Santa Monica, SUGARFISH co-founder Lele Massimini has opened Uovo on 2nd Street, serving up fresh traditional “sfogline” pastas shipped directly from Bologna, Italy. The pasta is made with special eggs found only in Italy. Look for tagliatelle ai carciofi, tonnarelli carbonara and ravioli di ricotta. To drink, there’s Italian beer and select wines. Lunch & Dinner daily. Uovo, 1320 2nd St., Ste. A, Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-425-0064.
 
Coming this fall to the Arts District is Simone, the highly anticipated restaurant from chef Jessica Largey (Manresa). Various spaces will include a six-seat chef’s counter for tasting menus, a rooftop garden and a butcher room. Former The NoMad sommelier Jordan Egan will be in charge of the wine list, and Scotsman Iain McPherson will run a bar program offering high-end craft cocktails. Simone, 449 S. Hewitt St., Los Angeles, CA 90013, no phone.
 
Chef Nassir Nasr has launched the Mediterranean restaurant Marsa Lounge in West LA, featuring dishes from his native Tunisia as well as Morocco, Turkey, Lebanon and Greece. Look for falafel and other mezze, a braised lamb shank tagine, beef and salmon kebabs, grilled sea bass and a vegetarian plate. For dessert there’s rose blossom baklava. Lunch & Dinner daily. Marsa Lounge, 11906 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025, 310-310-2999.
 
Merci Clement has opened in Beverly Hills on Santa Monica Boulevard, serving up breakfast and lunch. Look for baguette sandwiches, a smoked salmon salad, fruit parfaits, espresso drinks and pastries including a chocolate croissant and eclairs. There’s some sidewalk patio seating, too. Breakfast & Lunch daily. Merci Clement, 9887 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 323-770-2626.
 
Burbank seafood lovers can now find their favorite Cajun boil at The Boiling Crab. Look for oysters, blue crab, king crab, crawfish and shrimp, boiled or fried, alongside gumbo, chowder, corn and Cajun fries. To drink there are teas, beer and margaritas. Lunch & Dinner daily. The Boiling Crab, 140 E. Palm Ave., Burbank, CA 91502, 747-201-3346.
 
Making the jump from NYC, chef/restaurateur April Bloomfield (The Spotted Pig, The Breslin Bar & Dining Room) and business partner Ken Friedman will reportedly open Hearth & Hound in the former The Cat & Fiddle location on Sunset Boulevard. Hearth & Hound, 6530 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028, no phone.
 
Fast-casual sushi spot Quick by Katsu-ya has popped up on Ventura Boulevard in Studio City. The eatery offers oysters, lobster ramen and a slew of budget-friendly open hand rolls ranging from spicy tuna to dynamite crawfish and seared garlic albacore. Look for six beers on tap, hot and cold saké, and house wine. Lunch & Dinner daily. Quick by Katsu-ya, 11928 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604, 747-203-1192.
 
In Beverly Hills, Tarte Tatin Bakery & Cafe has opened its second location, offering Mediterranean dishes with influences from Israel, Tunisia, Romania and France. Look for an array of baked goods and breakfast served all day featuring a Mediterranean meal and shakshuka, sandwiches like Tunisian tuna on baguette, salads, soups and a variety of coffee drinks. Breakfast & Lunch daily. Tarte Tatin Bakery & Cafe, 200 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 424-777-0033.
 
Alta Nordic Kitchen has opened on Melrose Avenue Chef Christer Larsson (Aquavit) is now dishing up Scandinavian cuisine with his son at Alta Nordic Kitchen on Melrose Avenue. Options include gravlax, potted beef cheeks and marrow, Greenland shrimp on toasted brioche, wood-grilled halibut, plank steak, Danish meatballs, and apple cake with rye crumble and vanilla ice cream. Expect beer and wine. Brunch hours will be added soon. Dinner nightly. Alta Nordic Kitchen, 7274 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046, 323-746-5221.
 
Chef Dakota Weiss has opened her sixth location of Sweetfin Poké in Silver Lake on Sunset Boulevard. Look for signature creations like the spicy yuzu salmon, mango albacore or Sriracha tuna bowls, or build your own with green bamboo rice, seasonal toppings and Weiss’ special sauces. To drink, find house-infused teas and coconut waters with flavors such as dragon fruit and lemongrass. Alcohol will be available soon. Lunch & Dinner daily. Sweetfin Poké, 3112 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026, 323-300-6210.
 
Matthew Kaner (Covell) has opened Good Measure, a new wine bar and restaurant in Atwater Village. Look for earth tones and wood, banquettes for dining, a lively bar and a wine room that hosts tastings. The dinner menu features the likes of oysters, charcuterie, lamb belly, a bone-in pork chop and sautéed scallops; brunch offers avocado toast, soft polenta with roasted mushrooms, eggs, and a brunch burger. Expect a knowledgeable collection of wines curated by Kaner. Good Measure, 3224 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039, 323-426-9461.
 
Umami Burger founder Adam Fleischman is setting out to reinvent the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich at PBJ.LA at Grand Central Market in downtown LA. PBJ.LA, Grand Central Market, 317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013, no phone.
 
Rendering of Tesse restaurant in West Hollywood In Fall 2017, restaurateur Bill Chait (formerly of Sprout LA group) will open Tesse in West Hollywood. Chef Raphael Francois will helm the restaurant and offer a menu inspired by French classics. Tesse, 8500 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069, no phone.
 
Look for high-end burgers made with 100-percent grass-fed New Zealand Wagyu beef at HiHo Cheeseburger, now open in Santa Monica right off the beach. The micro menu features a double cheeseburger special with hand-cut fries, and classic burgers or vegan house-made patties alongside iceberg salad, Straus vanilla or chocolate shakes, homemade pie, and beer and wine. Lunch & Dinner daily. HiHo Cheeseburger, 1320 2nd St., Ste. B, Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-469-7250.
 
Chef Royce Burke has opened Secret Lasagna, a gourmet late-night window in Chinatown at Mandarin Plaza serving Thursday through Sunday until midnight for takeout (and until 3 a.m. via UberEATS delivery). Look for braised beef or vegan lasagna, a beef and lamb burger with aged balsamic chimichurri, an acorn squash taco, and tea smoked chicken casserole. Secret Lasagna, 970 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012, 323-505-8256.
 
Chelle’s Seafood, a new bar and grill in Hollywood, offers jaunty Fisherman’s Wharf décor, day-long specials on beer and shots, and dollar oysters. Menu items include fish and chips, bacon-wrapped scallops, clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl, fish and shrimp tacos, and clams, lobster, snow crab and mussels by the pound. Lunch & Dinner daily. Chelle's Seafood, 6325 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028, 323-468-0656.
 
Gjelina/Gjusta chef Travis Lett has opened MTN in Venice sans signage or reservations --- but foodies are still lining up for the communal seats. Expect Lett’s California-inflected take on izakaya dishes ranging from mushrooms baked in yuzu butter, Big Sur sea vegetables, saba sashimi, gyoza, ramen and beef tataki. MTN, 1305 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, 424-465-3313.
 
On Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, the former Gate of India has flipped into the more exotic Himalayan Hut. You can still find favorite Indian curries, masalas and vindaloos, but now also look for Himalayan/Nepalese dishes like chicken momo, Nepali goat curry, yak chili, and many vegetarian options. Lunch & Dinner daily. Himalayan Hut, 7300 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046, 323-874-6673.
 
Opa! Upscale Greek cuisine has come to Westfield Century City mall with a new and welcome outpost of Petros. Expect favorite dishes such as spanakopita, fried calamari, grilled octopus, feta-crusted rack of lamb, roast chicken, moussaka, and shrimp pasta. Lunch & Dinner daily. Petros Century City, Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067, 310-277-3876.
 
Osen Izakaya is now open on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake. Chef/owner Damon Min Cho (Matsuhisa, Maia) offers a full sushi and sashimi menu, kushiyaki, signature rolls, raw oysters and several omakase choices. Starters range from agedashi tofu and yam shrimp croquettes to truffle tuna pizza; signature plates feature miso crab salmon, seared Hokkaido scallop, and scrambled eggs with uni on baguette, while big plates include a Japanese rib-eye. Dinner nightly. Osen Izakaya, 2903 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026, 323-928-2220.
 
Highland Park’s shuttered El Arco Iris has now been transformed into the restaurant Partido. Chef Lynne Tolentino offers a contemporary French/Filipino dinner menu, featuring items like fried pork chop adobo, lumpia, longanisa poutine, fried cauliflower and soft scrambled eggs on crispy rice, and mango jackfruit tart. Partido, 5684 York Blvd., Highland Park, CA 90042, no phone.
 
The Orlando Hotel will be home to a new branch of Cleo from Disruptive Restaurant Group, a subsidiary of sbe. Look for a Mediterranean menu similar to the ones offered at the Hollywood (1717 Vine St., 323-962-1711) and L.A. Live (800 W. Olympic Blvd., 424-888-7818) outposts. Cleo, The Orlando Hotel, 8384 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048, no phone.
 
Jane Q and Ever Bar are now open in the new Kimpton Everly Hotel in Hollywood. Expect specialty drip and espresso coffee from LAMILL and farmers market breakfasts, unique shared plates, hearth-fired entrées and luxe desserts. Jane Q and Ever Bar, Kimpton Everly Hotel, 1800 Argyle Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028, 213-279-3534.
 
Chef David Chang of Momofuku fame will open a restaurant in downtown LA David Chang of Momofuku fame will open a restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. Projected to debut in late 2017, North Spring will be an original culinary concept inspired by California produce and the diversity of LA's food scene. North Spring, 1725 Naud St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, no phone.
 

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NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Maude restaurant will change its monthly tasting menu format Year-End Changes for Maude
After the year 2017 comes to a close, chef Curtis Stone's Maude restaurant will change its monthly tasting menu format. Consider visiting for one of the final themes: "Greatest Hits" in October ($195), "White Truffle" in November ($350) and "Black Truffle" for December. Reservations are required. In 2018, the Beverly Hills restaurant will present quarterly-changing tasting menus inspired by wine regions. Maude, 212 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 310-859-3418.
 
Maple Now Open for Lunch
Maple at Descanso Gardens, already one of LA’s prettiest brunch spots, is now open for lunch Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Look for seasonal salads, soups, sandwiches and other specialties, and a two-course lunch priced at $17. Maple, Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011, 818-949-4200.
 

UPDATES ON LOS ANGELES CHEFS

Chef Alexandre Ageneau has departed Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant Chef Alexandre Ageneau has departed Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant in West Hollywood. The former sous-chef from Le Cirque at the Bellagio Las Vegas will soon take the helm. Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant, 321 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048, 310-271-6300.
 
Chef Jonathan Waxman will open a restaurant at Westfield Century City Chef Jonathan Waxman, one of the pioneers of California cuisine, will open a restaurant at Westfield Century City in Spring 2018. The self-described "neighborhood restaurant,” which does not yet have a name, will join the much-anticipated L.A. location of Eataly and many other new dining options at the redeveloped center.
 

LOS ANGELES RESTAURANT CLOSINGS

L’Ami in Santa Monica has closed In Santa Monica, Marc-Antoine Rambaud’s restaurant L’Ami has closed. L'Ami, 246 26th St., Santa Monica, CA 90402, no phone.
 
Ayara Thai Cuisine is temporarily closed for renovations. In the meantime, check out the restaurant's Ayara Luk pop-up across the parking lot. Ayara Thai Cuisine, 6245 W. 87th St., Los Angeles, CA 90045, 310-410-8848.
 
In Santa Monica, trendy eatery Areal has closed on Main Street. Areal, 2820 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405, no phone.
 
In West Hollywood, the iconic Maison Richard has closed. After 32 years, the Maison Richard brand and company officially ended its operation on August 13, 2017. New owner chef Josette LeBlond will open an outpost of her Normandie Bakery at the WeHo location on September 1. Maison Richard, 707 N. Stanley Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046, no phone.
 
Blue Hen, a local favorite for Vietnamese fare in Eagle Rock, closed after service on August 25, 2017. Blue Hen, 1743 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041, no phone.
 
Napoleon & Josephine sadly closed its doors Corsican restaurant Napoleon & Josephine sadly closed its doors after service on September 17, 2017. A new chef has already purchased the location on Melrose Avenue. Napoleon & Josephine, 7212 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046, no phone.
 
On July 31, 2017, “Top Chef” Michael Voltaggio closed his Melrose Avenue restaurant ink. and relocated to a larger space at 826 N. La Cienega Boulevard (former home to Hutchinson), where he has a new venture called ink.well. ink., 8360 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90069, no phone.
 

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