From Bill Chait’s new spot on the Sunset Strip to a DTLA oyster bar with East Coast vibes, there are a lot of new restaurants to check out this month. Here are our picks for September’s buzziest new restaurants.
Restaurateur Bill Chait, formerly of Bestia and République, lands on the Sunset Strip with D.C. chef Raphael Francois. The sleek, teak-accented space leans in on butchery: house-cured sausages and pâtés freckled with green peppercorns. Buttery blue crab layered under whipped potatoes suggests an elegant shepherd’s pie, while an orange blossom mille-feuille shows off WP24 alum Sally Camacho’s pastry prowess. 8500 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.
At this Chesapeake Bay shellfish company’s restaurant in ROW DTLA, the raw bar delivers the goods you’d expect from a century-old oyster farm. Nick Erven supplements the menu with off-kilter Southern fare, like kimchi-cheddar biscuits and skirt steak with mole barbecue sauce. Dessert is warm cookies paired with a sherry White Russian. ROW DTLA, 787 S. Alameda St., Ste. 154, downtown.
Daniel Snukal’s quirky taqueria is now a groovy all-day spot with piña coladas and a ’70s surfer vibe. The menu packs ambition (lobster tail anchors a luxe seafood cocktail), but the humble taco still holds sway: corn tortillas cradle tuna al pastor or puffy tempura-fried squash blossoms. 930 Broadway, Santa Monica.
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