These 4 L.A. Chefs Have Restaurants Coming in 2019 and We Can’t Wait

New year, new places to get your grub on

The dawn of a new year means another batch of hot spots. Color us excited about these four upcoming debuts.

Ashley Abodeely


Formerly NoMad L.A.’s chef de cuisine, Abodeely is behind the restaurant at Bar Covell owner Dustin Lancaster’s incoming nine-room boutique hotel in the Arts District. Set on the ground floor of a restored 1920s-era fire station (hence the name), Firehouse will also feature a coffee bar and outdoor patio where you can sample Abodeely’s market-driven fare.


Chad Colby


Colby gained a serious following for his meat-centric magic while running Nancy Silverton’s Chi Spacca. Now he’s taken over a former karaoke bar on Beverly with the intention of turning it into his own treatise on rustic Italian cooking, from wood-fired proteins (think grilled veal flank with sautéed peppers) to ancient pasta styles rolled by hand.


Mei Lin


The debut of Top Chef winner Lin’s Arts District restaurant looks to advance the city’s culinary conversation, blending a fine-dining aesthetic with flavors from

China, Italy, and Southeast Asia. Dishes like mapo tofu lasagna and Sichuan hot chicken seem sure to be hits, but we’re equally excited for chef de cuisine Max Boonthanakit’s delicate desserts.



Chris Bianco

Alameda Supper Club

Part of a massive bakery-restaurant-café project from Tartine Manufactory in ROW DTLA, Alameda Supper Club is a big-name collaboration between Phoenix chef Bianco (of Pizzeria Bianco fame) and Bay Area bread guru Chad Robertson. Expect the menu at the dinner-only space—complete with al fresco bar, private dining room, and herb garden—to lean Cal-Italian.

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