|LA's hottest new restaurants.|
Tuesday, 24th September 2013
Source : Lesley Balla - ZAGAT
We've seen an amazing group of newcomers appear around the Los Angeles dining scene this year.
Big names have hopped into town from New York, London and San Francisco. We now have more raw bars than you can shake a perfectly shucked oyster at, and cheesy churros from one of the city's top chefs. Add to that a globally inspired forage-friendly bistro in the Valley helmed by a Top Chef-er, plus yet another Italian stunner Downtown.
Photo by: Hakkasan
It seems like something exciting opens every other day, so much that it's almost impossible to keep up. Still, here's an updated list of the some of the hottest new restaurants on the scene right now. We can't wait to see what the rest of the year brings.
Debuting this week (September 17) is the famed New York City Italian stalwart, one of the oldest family-operated restaurants in the country.
The East Harlem original has only 10 impossible-to-get tables, and the Las Vegas location has more than 400. This new Hollywood spot, which takes over the former Hollywood Canteen, rests firmly in the middle, with a similar menu of lemon chicken, pasta with red sauce, great meatballs and martinis.
Chef Nicole Grimes, who ran the Vegas outpost, runs the show, adding seasonal specials that jibe with the Los Angeles palate. Rao’s is only open during the week, Monday through Friday - no weekends, just like the original.
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