Sun's out, Angelenos out! After a few pandemic summers passed us by, we're happy to see a slew of new restaurants making their debut.
As the season changes, crowds of tourists, business owners, chefs, and more are making their way to Los Angeles. From take-out and patio to food trucks and immersive experiences, our dining scene has transformed dramatically within two years. Now that many restrictions have officially been lifted, there are fresh new bites, sips, and spaces for foodies to experience. And we've rounded up the best ones serving up delicious grub and feel-good summer vibes. Scroll down for more details on the five hottest new L.A. restaurants you must try.
Joining Hollywood's Vinyl District is the new Supper Club and dining experience MainRo. From the team that brought Miami Beach's premier destinations to life, including Mynt Lounge and Myn-tu, MainRo is offering a new era of nightlife to the city. The 7,500 square-foot space is L.A.'s most technologically advanced dining and entertainment establishment. The menu's culinary concept blends bold French, Japanese, and Vietnamese flavors. Enjoy favorites such as crispy rice caviar, creamy rock shrimp, hamachi jalapeno, truffle wagyu bites, and Colorado lamb rack. During dinner, guests will experience performances from singers, themed dancers, and DJs.
MainRo, 6350 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 90028; Thursday through Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.; (323) 378-6778
The group behind Tao, The Highlight Room, and Beauty & Essex has done it again. In the spring, the Tao Group Hospitality opened the doors to the al fresco Italian Lavo Ristorante where chief culinary officer Ralph Scamardella is serving up fresh pasta, pizzas, and more. The restaurant's beverage program features dramatic iterations of signature drinks. Elevated, indoor, and outdoor seating along with interiors and artwork selected by art advisor Elizabeth Margulies are the cherries on top.
Lavo Ristorante, 9201 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100, West Hollywood, 90069; Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 5 to 11 p.m.; (310) 817-6441
Silver Lake has a new modern-day restaurant that offers delicious Nikkei Peruvian dishes. Its fusion menu is a cuisine style that includes Peruvian ingredients cooked with Japanese techniques. Lucky for Angelenos, the man who presented this new concept to the culinary world, Chef Ricardo Zarate, is helming this new L.A. eatery. Dishes include a dynamic seafood-heavy menu featuring sushi selections of salmon, tuna, and more.
Causita, 3709 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 90026; Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5 to 10:30 p.m.; (323) 546-0505
Catch Steak L.A.
In June, seafood hotspot Catch LA opened its doors to its new steakhouse. Located minutes from its WeHo space, Catch Steak is the third location of Catch Hospitality Group's new venture. The menu is slightly different from the original, offering guests a selection of beef favorites including USDA prime beef, wagyu, and more. The intimate dining location includes a warm garden-like space as well as indoor and patio seating. Beverage standouts include the Passion Project, Up In Smoke, and Catch a Vibe cocktail.
Catch Steak, 650 North La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 90069; Sunday through Wednesday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 5 to 10:30 p.m.
Kodō is the latest eatery to join a long lineup of delicious restaurants in the eclectic Arts District. Brought to you by the owner of Hollywood's Kensho, the Japanese restaurant features a menu by chef Yoya Takahashi. The former firehouse was remodeled into the café and future hotel space. That's right, this summer the property will include the ryokan-style hotel and spa. Minimal and sleek, the space offers a unique atmosphere unlike any other in the area. Menu highlights include spare ribs, seared sea bream, steamed clams, and more.
Kodō, 710 South Santa Fe Ave., L.A., 90021; Wednesday through Sunday from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.