Los Angeles Restaurant News & Culinary Events
Arth Bar + Kitchen presents modern Indian cuisine in Culver City. The restaurant features a full bar, chef counter, open kitchen with fully visible tandoor ovens, dining room and two patios. On the menu you’ll find dishes like street style chicken curry; lobster cooked in sweet coconut milk, turmeric and curry leaves; and a Kashmiri style lamb biriyani served with yogurt sauce. Arth Bar + Kitchen, 9531 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, 424-603-4155.
Chef Chad Colby presents small plates and seasonal cocktails inspired by Italy’s Puglia region at Bari. Patrons can nibble on dishes like white anchovies and focaccia with olive oil and sea salt. Bari, 8422 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 310-362-4450.
The Arts District downtown will welcome an LA location of Chicago’s Girl & the Goat restaurant, overseen by "Top Chef" champion Stephanie Izard. Look for an opening on July 15, 2021, with a menu featuring carrot-tahini dip with tahini tofu, and curried goat with radishes, pickled vegetables and masa chips. Girl & the Goat, 555 Mateo St., Los Angeles, CA 90013, 213-799-4628.
TATEL, with locations in Madrid and Ibiza, Spain, is expanding with a branch in Beverly Hills set to open in July 2021. It is a project created by partners Manuel Campos Guallar, Abel Matutes Prats and Rafael Nadal, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo and Pau Gasol. The menu will highlight traditional Spanish recipes with a contemporary touch. TATEL, 453 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210, no phone.
Chefs Walter and Margarita Manzke (République) opened a new restaurant, Bicyclette Bistro, in the combined former Picca and Sotto spaces on Pico Boulevard in June 2021. Look for a French bistro menu, wine and cocktails. Bicyclette, 9575 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035, 424-500-9575.
Imari in Brentwood is a new concept from restaurateur Philip Camino. The Japanese cuisine is overseen by executive chef David Schlosser (Shibumi) and chef de cuisine Derek Wilcox. Imari, 13050 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049, 310-451-7733.
After the sad closure of Bon Temps in DTLA, chef Lincoln Carson will return with Mes Amis at the Thompson Hollywood hotel. The French-inspired menu will feature local farmers’ market ingredients. Look for the brasserie to open in Fall 2021. Mes Amis, Thompson Hollywood, 1523 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028, no phone.
Chef Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne (The Lucques Group) have transformed Tavern in Brentwood into a second location of A.O.C. The restaurant serves small plates inspired by California’s seasonal products. There will also be local beers, market-driven cocktails and a large selection of wines by the glass and carafe, highlighting small-production wines made from grapes that are either sustainably, organically or biodynamically grown. A.O.C., 11648 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049, 310-806-6464.
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Enjoy bottles of wine for half price on Thursday evenings at Upper West in Santa Monica. Upper West , 3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405, 310-586-1111.
Suzanne Tracht's Fried Chicken Sundays are offered for takeout and delivery at Jar. The price is $35 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, for "the works" including three crispy pieces, gravy, mashed potatoes, cole slaw and homemade biscuit; or $24 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, for chicken, gravy and biscuit only. Pre-order is required. Jar, 8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 323-655-6566.
Reinvented Menu at Katsuya
Katsuya Brentwood has introduced a reinvented menu. See photos and read the full review on GAYOT.com. Katsuya Brentwood, 11777 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049, 310-237-6174.
More Al Fresco Dining at Michael's
Michael's in Santa Monica has added to its al fresco seating with an outdoor bar, sidewalk and parklet. Michael's, 1147 Third St., Santa Monica, CA 90403, 424-387-4676.
Fellow in West LA has returned with a new team, including executive chef Chris Flint, sommelier Scott Lester, beer program lead Matthew Pene, bar director Adam Fournier and general manager Charles Hueston. Fellow, 1071 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024, 310-208-1071.
After more than 20 years in California, chef Nick Liberato has returned to the Philadelphia area. We will miss the culinary creations he made at Venice Whaler. Venice Whaler, 10 W. Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292, 310-821-8737.
Argentine-inspired restaurant Barcito in DTLA has shuttered. Barcito, 403 W. 12th St., Los Angeles, CA 90015, no phone.
Jerry's Patio Cafe & Bar, from the team behind Jerry's Famous Deli, has closed its doors. However, they remain hopeful about the future, posting on their website: "We endeavor to regroup and return to serve all of you, our loyal customers, again." Jerry's Patio Cafe & Bar, 13181 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, no phone.
After more than 20 years on Sunset Boulevard, The Standard, Hollywood closed its doors permanently on January 22, 2021. The property formerly included a 24-hour restaurant along with lounges and nightclubs. The Standard will continue to operate its DTLA location, as well as hotels in NYC, Miami and beyond. The Standard, Hollywood, The Standard, 8300 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069, 323-650-9090.
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