Whether you’re craving seafood, updated Aussie fare, or a stiff drink fit for Frank Sinatra, we’ve got you covered with this month’s best new restaurants.
This modish all-day spot in the shadow of the Scientology Center originally hails from Brooklyn but serves an Australia-inflected menu (there’s a beet slice on the burger), an oddly fitting metaphor in a city awash in recent transplants. Brekkie brings merguez sausage scrambles and green-tea noodles; dinner is grilled barramundi with nettle pesto and lamb shepherd’s pie. 4845 Fountain Ave., East Hollywood.
The good news: Josiah Citrin and Hans Röckenwagner have taken over this former Sinatra hang with their menu of steak house classics—a tableside Caesar, crab Louie, oysters Rockefeller, thick-cut prime steaks—that pay homage to the lounge’s
Rat Pack past. The bad news: The restaurant has a two-year shelf life. The building will be razed for a development in 2021. 11208 Culver Blvd., Culver City
Resurrected after shuttering in 2016, this cozy brick-lined destination a few steps off Venice Boardwalk centers on easygoing seafood dishes and a wall filled with eclectic wines. Crispy pork and clams cooked in garlic butter are heaped over toast made from nearby Lodge Bread. A bitter green salad ripe with anchovy bread crumbs arrives brightened with tart kumquats. 9 Dudley Ave., Venice
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