3 New Restaurants You Have to Try This September

A new DTLA oyster bar and more
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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.


Tesse

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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.


Rappahannock Oyster Bar

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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.


Punta Cabras

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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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