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NEW RESTAURANTS IN LOS ANGELES

Chef-restaurateur Michael Mina will open Cal Mare at the Beverly Center Chef-restaurateur Michael Mina will open Cal Mare at the Beverly Center on November 21, 2017. Italy’s coast and California inspire the restaurant, and the menu highlights local ingredients. Cal Mare, Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 424-332-4595.
 
The former SMYC location in Santa Monica has been reborn as Native, a restaurant from "Top Chef" alum Nyesha Arrington (formerly of Leona). Native, 620 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-458-4427.
 
Eataly in Los Angeles is open at Westfield Century City Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich & co. have brought the successful Italian market and food court, Eataly, to Los Angeles. The massive location at the Westfield Century City mall features countless counters for snacking, plenty of shopping and three restaurants. Eataly, Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067, 213-310-8000.
 
189 by Dominique Ansel has opened at The Grove in Los Angeles French pastry chef Dominique Ansel, chef/owner of Dominique Ansel Bakery and Dominique Ansel Kitchen in New York, has opened 189 by Dominique Ansel, a bakery and full-service restaurant at The Grove in Los Angeles. Patrons routinely line up for his famous invention the "Cronut," a half croissant-half doughnut. However, this project also features savory options and a full bar program. 189 by Dominique Ansel, The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-978-5545.
 
Oriel is a stylish and sophisticated new wine bar in Chinatown. Look for a French bistro menu from chef Evan Algorri (Bouley NYC) with French onion soup, potato gratin with parsnip and chard, bone marrow with capers and shallots, escargots, steak tartare, a croque monsieur and loup de mer meunière. There are also cheese and charcuterie selections to graze on, along with a smart, all-French wine list and several draught beers and ciders. Dinner nightly. Oriel, 1135 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, 213-253-9419.
 
Twohey’s Tavern in Pasadena is an elegantly industrial new sibling to popular longtime Alhambra restaurant Twohey’s. Chef Travis Limoge will offer a modern interpretation of Twohey’s original 1940s menu that includes Santa Barbara black cod with charred fennel; a Prime Spencer steak with roasted turnips; fried chicken; and a specialty burger called the “Stinko 2.0” sporting caramelized onion and garlic aïoli. Twohey's Tavern, 2835 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107, 626-449-2337.
 
In DTLA chef Michael Cimarusti has flipped the Ace Hotel’s former restaurant LA Chapter into Best Girl, a new “neighborhood bistro.” Look for breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner, with the spotlight on dishes from familiar territory such as oysters, crudo and jumbo lump crabcakes, as well as more terrestrial fare of grilled Duroc pork chop, stuffed paccheri with bitter greens, and a Porterhouse for two. Best Girl, Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, 927 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015, 213-235-9660.
 
Farmhouse restaurant will sprout next year on the ground floor of Beverly Center, featuring a rotating, seasonal menu created with products sourced mainly from, and focused on, Kenter Canyon Farms. Offerings will also include sustainably raised meat, and look for roasted specialties from the wood-fire oven. Farmhouse, Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, no phone.
 
One of Japan’s most popular izakaya chains, Harajuku Taproom, opens its first LA location in Culver City. The restaurant offers craft beer and a menu featuring a broad selection of kushiyaki (grilled skewers), gyoza, and small appetizers. Dinner nightly. Harajuku Taproom, 4410 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230, 310-398-9000.
 
Anatra has opened in the Fashion District, offering an elegant, upscale Cal-Italian menu from chef/co-owner Peyman Rasi (The Raymond, Locanda Veneta). Look for seared foie gras with poached peaches and cardamom caramel, lobster tail with green pea and shallot, risotto with pheasant breast, and Prime filet. Anatra, 217 8th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014, 213-395-0637.
 
Kai Poké has opened in Woodland Hills. The menu features local, seasonal and sustainable poké bowls. Signature bowls include the Spicy Ponzu Tuna (spicy ponzu, hijiki, avocado), Yuzu Miso Salmon (white miso, edamame, radish) and Roasted Beets (shredded kale, pickled ginger, red onion, toasted almonds, macadamia nuts). Complement your meal with an iced tea brewed in-house. Lunch & Dinner daily. Kai Poké, El Camino Shopping Center, 23349B Mulholland Dr., Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818-912-6799.
 
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.
 
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.
 

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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

Former chef Marty Shield has left the downtown Italian restaurant Testa, and Sydney Hunter III has jumped from Silver Lake's Kettle Black to helm the stoves and create new menus. Testa, 1111 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, CA 90015, 213-973-5013.
 
Chef Michael Cimarusti (Providence, Connie & Ted's) has a new project: Best Girl at the Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. Best Girl, Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015, 213-623-3233.
 
Chef Michael Hung (Mama Lion) will oversee the kitchen at XO, an eatery/marketplace opening in the former location of Stir Market. XO, 7475 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036, no phone.
 
Chef/partner Kyle Schutte has left The Flats in Beverly Hills, with chef Paul Shoemaker (Bastide, Providence, Firefly) stepping up to helm the stoves and create new menus. Mixologist Marcos Tello will work alongside Shoemaker to revamp the cocktails. The Flats, 8400 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211, 310-909-7549.
 
Suthiporn “Tui” Sungkamee, the chef of one of LA’s most authentic and popular Thai Town restaurants, Jitlada, has died of lung cancer. He will be remembered for popularizing the cuisine of Southern Thailand and his signature menu of fiery favorites. He is survived by his sister Jazz Singsanong, who is also co-owner of Jitlada. Jitlada, 5233 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027, 323-667-9809.
 
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.
 

LOS ANGELES RESTAURANT CLOSINGS

Chef Ricardo Zarate has closed Mamacita in Hollywood Chef Ricardo Zarate has closed his fast-casual spot Mamacita at Hollywood & Highland mall after less than a year in business. His West Hollywood restaurant Rosaliné remains open. Mamacita, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., #418, Los Angeles, CA 90028, no phone.
 
LA has lost another location of Jerry’s Famous Deli, this time in Marina del Rey. The restaurant’s owners plan to open a new, updated concept next year. Jerry's Famous Deli, 13181 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, no phone.
 
Bouchon in Beverly Hills will close at the end of 2017 Thomas Keller's Bouchon in Beverly Hills will close at the end of 2017, along with Bouchon Bakery and Bar Bouchon. (Stop by the brasserie before then to try one of the best seafood towers in Los Angeles.) Bouchon also has locations in Las Vegas and Yountville, CA. Bouchon, Garden Building, 235 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210, 310-271-9910.
 
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.
 

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