If you’re wondering about where you should visit the next time you want to dine in Los Angeles, then you’re in the right place. From restaurants expanding across the state to chefs opening their very first location, these restaurants have quickly caught the attention of many. Take a look at some of LA’s newest restaurants! Let’s begin.
Classic Southern Cooking.
Yardbird is a classic fried chicken spot in Miami that, in recent years, has started to expand to places around the world like Singapore and Los Angeles. Located in the recently-remodeled Beverly Center, Yardbird is proudly spreading the classic Southern cooking, culture, and hospitality. Yardbird has a long bar, open kitchen, and communal seating and was created by restaurateur John Kunkel with the hopes of carrying the restaurants soulful Souther ethos with a menu of staples like fried chicken, shrimp and grits, steak, and whiskey-heavy cocktails. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is owned and operated by 50 Eggs Inc., which is a multifaceted, full-service creative firm focused on developing irresponsible brands within the hospitality and entertainment industries.
A Belgian Brewpub experience in the heart of Sherman Oaks.
Bluebird is a restaurant that brings the Belgian Brewpub experience to Sherman Oaks. Bluebird creates an atmosphere with a unique interior design that resembles the inside of a monastery, complete with massive chandeliers and brick archways. This restaurant pays homage to the deep-rooted beer culture and culinary tastes of Belgium as they are equipped with seven-barrels of beer and 16 taps with Belgian-style house beers. Bluebird Brasserie has the goal of creating an authentic experience that anyone and everyone can enjoy.
Pizzeria + Creamery + Pub.
At Piencone Pizzeria, Creamery, and Pub, Executive Chef Michelle Wilton aims to create a culinary oasis in Eagle Rock that serves wood-fired pizzas. Wilton brings her cooking philosophy to life at Piencone, utilizing almond wood and the freshest peak season ingredients to create a true, unique balance of textures and flavors. Piencone Pizzeria is her second restaurant after the opening of her very first cafe located a few blocks away.
Modern eatery featuring Cajun-style seafood boils with Hawaiian ingredients.
Crackin Kitchen recently opened their second location in Pasadena after their original spot in Honolulu, HI. Crackin Kitchen offers a new-style of Hawaiian-Cajun Seafood. Michelin Star Chef Takeshi Omae introduces this new concept of food that comes from the symbiotic relationship between the food, ocean, and the people. Their signature flavors are all natural and sourced locally providing a feast for the senses. They provide a family fun atmosphere where eating with your hands, sharing food and drinks, and having a good time is part of the experience.
There’s no place like HomeState.
Since chef-owner Briana Valdez opened HomeState in 2013, the Texas-style breakfast taco spot has become a morning-to-afternoon staple. Briana Valdez first opened her “Texas kitchen” in East Hollywood after she left Texas and moved to L.A. and realized that her home state food didn’t exist there. Now, you can find a line that spills down the sidewalk in Los Feliz of people waiting to eat at HomeState. Their menu consists of Mexican migas, breakfast tacos, queso, and frito pies. HomeState recently expanded to its second location in Highland Park that features all the people’s favorites and a drink menu that has been added to accommodate the all-day hours. You can visit Farmhouse at 8500 Beverly Blvd. in Beverly Grove.
Nathan Peitso a second-generation farmer of Kenter Canyon Farms which redefines the traditional restaurant model by working directly with the region’s top farmers to grow, harvest, and create dishes at Farmhouse. Nathan is the Executive Farmer at Farmhouse and creates a “seed-to-plate” cuisine that showcases ingredients at their peak each month such as squash, romaine lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, melons, fresh basil, and mint.
Where the “drink is queen,” located in Historic Filipinotown.
Genever Lounge is a new cocktail bar located in Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown. This restaurant was inspired by the world travels and driven by local bounty as it serves fresh libations with quality ingredients to make all of their garnishes and mixers. The Genever menu is simple, focused, and bright; with the vision to be one of the few women-owned and run bars in the nation, Roselma, Christine, and Patricia bring their very first bar.
Food lovers from the very beginning.
Pasta Sisters recently opened their second location in Culver City. The story of this restaurant begins in Padova, a small town in Northern Italy, where this family spends their afternoons helping their mother cook in the kitchen. Cooking and baking was not only Maria Giovanna’s passion, but also a way to spend quality time with her kids by teaching them recipes, sharing the importance of tradition, and encouraging their creativity. Paola’s passion for cooking started to take the shape of a business at the end of 2014, two years after she moved to Los Angeles. Then, Paola’s cooking ability led her son and daughter to run a successful family business.
Meaning “dream” in Catalan, Somni is an evolution of fine dining.
Somni is a tasting-menu-only located inside The Bazaar in Beverly Hills. The restaurant is a quaint 10-seat bar that looks into the open kitchen. Somni offers a 25-course “multi-sensory” menu that starts around the price of $235. That means $620 for two people, including a 20% service charge that’s split between non-management employees, and also designated to cover employee benefits. Somni tickets are available right now on Tock for dinners beginning on March 9 through April 28. Dinners available Tuesday to Saturday, with seatings at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Located right on York Blvd. in Highland Park, Joy is an excellent fast-casual Taiwanese spot from the people behind another excellent fast-casual Taiwanese spot, Pine & Crane. While there is some menu crossover between the two places, Joy has plenty of great new dishes on its menu, like the chiayi chicken – their version of chicken rice, and our favorite thing here. The place is already pretty crowded, but they still manage to get you in and out quickly, and the casual space is ideal for a solid lunch or a casual midweek dinner when you’re already sort of in pajamas.