3 New L.A. Restaurants to Try in May

A breezy Mediterranean rooftop spot in Beverly Hills, and more
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From Mei Lin’s new chicken sandwich spot to a new casual takeout spot from Tancredi DeLuca, here are some new restaurants to check out this month.


Sant’olina

The buzzy h.wood Group has taken over the rooftop at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to launch this breezy Mediterranean pop-up that’s likely to become a permanent fixture. Expect tables with views topped with blue-and-white linens, along with crowd-pleasing dishes: babka french toast for brunch, harissa-cured salmon, a lamb burger for dinner, or various Middle Eastern dips for any time of day. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.

Daybird

This long-anticipated casual chicken concept from Top Chef winner and Nightshade toque Mei Lin is finally open, and it’s worth the wait. Lin separates her hot poultry sandwich from the flock of others in the city, thanks to uniquely crispy fried chicken that’s dusted with a memorable, Sichuan-peppercorn-heavy spice blend. A spicy slaw and habanero ranch dipping sauce add to the fun. 240 N Virgil Ave., Ste. 5, Westlake.

Delucatessen at Emilia

Tancredi DeLuca, who owns Emilia and Amici, has launched a casual takeout and delivery spot. The tight menu is inspired by the northern Italian city of Trieste and features hearty sandwiches filled with chicken parm, meatballs, or cured meats. 8500 Burton Way, Beverly Grove.


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