Best New Restaurants of 2012: Too New To Tell

Five promising spots that just missed the deadline

The Hart and the Hunter
From the chefs behind the Venice pop-up Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing comes this
Melrose newbie serving Southern food with Southern Cal ingredients.


Hinoki & the Bird
David Myers (Comme ça, Sona) does Japanese-meets-Southeast Asian in Century City with the help of Top Chef: Seattle contestant Kuniko Yagi.


The downtown arts district home of Test Kitchen 2.0 is now Bestia, which features a classic Italian menu and house-made charcuterie by Angelini alum Ori Menashe.


Evan Funke, who left Rustic Canyon last year, has landed in Culver City with his “pasta laboratorio,” complete with a glass-enclosed pasta room and whole-animal butchery.


Italian maestro Gino Angelini commands this flashy 8,000-square-foot West Hollywood space, formerly the location of Hamburger Hamlet.


Best New Restaurants 2012