From a cozy cafe in Los Feliz to a velvet-draped Phoenix import, there are a lot of new restaurants to check out this month. Here are our picks for June’s buzziest new restaurants.
Coffee pro Tyler Wells has added dinner service to his cozy bungalow café, and the results exude neighborhood comfort. Bub and Grandma’s focaccia comes capped with burrata and blistered Sun Gold tomatoes; seared striped bass with beurre blanc nestles in a bed of crisp pea tendrils. The simple, thoughtful cooking is a natural fit for co-owner Ashley Ragovin’s ambitious handwritten wine list. 2040 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz.
Sprawled across 7,000 square feet of the Beverly Center, Nathan Peitso’s California bistro pushes the farm-to-table ethos to its limits. Pizzas are made from heritage wheat grown in nearby Fillmore; harissa-glazed carrots were plucked from family farms in Sun Valley. Local produce stars, but it’s the small tweaks—balsamic brushed on charred romaine, candied fennel atop a vanilla pavlova—that add dimension. 8500 Beverly Blvd., Beverly Grove.
A rare Phoenix import, restaurateur Sam Fox’s all-day spot combines a broad menu with the look of a velvet-draped study. Industry crowds share black truffle fondue and fig-infused Moscow Mules. Asada-style portobello tacos offer a light lunch, while the prime rib French dip leans decadent. Dessert is blueberry hand pie and a shot of espresso. 120 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood.
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