Los Angeles’ culinary scene is sizzling with hot new restaurants to try this summer! From innovative fusion concepts to cultural dishes from the Mediterranean coast, each establishment boasts a unique blend of flavors, creativity, and ambiance. Whether you’re craving a culinary excursion or seeking a cozy spot to unwind with friends, these exciting eateries will delight your taste buds and make this summer the season of savory delights.
We’ve rounded up the eight spots serving delicious grub and feel-good summer vibes. Scroll down for more details on these new L.A. restaurants you must try.
Long Beach’s outdoor pavilion, 2ND & PCH is getting a new restaurant that offers panoramic views overlooking Alamitos Bay. A PCH is the latest dining concept by River Jetty Restaurant Group and their first concept outside of Orange County.
Under the direction of Executive Chef Louis Capiz. A PCH offers an inspired modern-American menu with dishes from the land and sea including favorites like the “Fancy Pizza” and “Dirty Pasta.” The Bar Program will also have a curated list of artisanal cocktails with a local flare including the Sub-Lime with Tito’s Vodka, Solerno, simple syrup and fresh lime juice; Up in Smoke featuring Suntory Toki Whisky, Averna amaro, Bénédictine, black walnut bitters, and smoked cinnamon; and Summer in the LBC made with Bulleit Rye, Aperol, Giffard Peche, Angostura bitters, fresh lemon juice and topped with grapefruit soda. Outside of dining, guests can also experience the venue’s weekly happenings including a Wine Wednesday and DJ night. With its weatherproofed patio, eye-catching central bar and vintage photo booth, the 2,500-square-foot is summertime ready!
A PCH, 6460 East Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 200, Long Beach, 90803; Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; (562) 431-4949
Nestled among the glitz and glam of Beverly Hills, Steak 48 promises an unrivaled dining experience that presents taste and luxury. As the latest addition to L.A.’s culinary landscape, this upscale steakhouse sets out to redefine the steakhouse experience, inviting guests to savor the finest cuts of USDA prime steaks and succulent seafood. Owned and operated by James Beard nominated brothers Jeffrey and Michael Mastro, Steak 48’s menu features hand-crafted cocktails, custom cuts, and lobster.
Steak 48, 9680 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90212; Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; 310-388-0048
Elevate your dining experience to new heights at Sendero, the latest culinary gem nestled on the 24th floor of The Ritz-Carlton. Discover not one but four independent dining experiences that were inspired by Kevin Luzande’s journey down south the Pan-American Highway. Sendero’s four concepts include the seafood-inspired Corteza, Leña, the Argentine-influenced steakhouse the Agave Library, which is dedicated to rare and premium tequila, mezcal, and other agave-based spirits; and Volante, (opening Late 2023) a conceptual chef’s table. Whether you seek the fiery heat of Latin cuisine or the breathtaking views of DTLA, Sendero promises an unforgettable dining experience that will whisk you away on a culinary adventure.
Sendero, 900 West Olympic Blvd., L.A., 90015; Monday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; (213) 743-8824
This culinary journey will transport you to the vibrant shores of the Mediterranean, right in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica. Mon Ami is a Mediterranean fusion restaurant and lounge experience that focuses on delectable cuisine, a vibrant ambiance and inspired spirits. Brought to you by the Pacific Coast Hospitality (PCH) Group, Mon Ami is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Menu favorites include a Mezze Platter filled with your choice of adornments and main entrees such as branzino, steak and shawarma. Looking for just a great hang for a night out? The venue is also a great place to grab your friends and enjoy a summer cocktail and music from a live DJ.
Mon Ami, 1541 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 90401; Tuesday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.; (424) 645-5550
Angelenos and visitors alike can experience this brand-new modern Mexican concept on the main floor of E.P. & L.P. Bombo an upscale Mexican dining experience that features a culinary program helmed by native Angeleno and Food Network Chopped champion, Head Chef Samantha Quintero. Diners at BOMBO can expect shareable plates, standout starters, elevated taco offerings, and a refreshing take on traditional Mexican fare. Cocktail highlights include a Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita, Mezcal-Rita and Mi Amore.
Bombo, 603 North La Cienega Blvd., Level 2, L.A., 90069; Monday through Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; (310) 855-9955
Planta Cocina has officially opened its first location on the West Coast in Marina Del Rey. Founded by Co-founder and CEO Steven Salm and Co-founder and Executive Chef David Lee, Planta is on a mission to make plant-based dining enjoyable in L.A. Our favorite dishes from the Pan-Latin-inspired menu include tacos, bang bag broccoli and signature plant-based sushi rolls.
Planta Cocina, 4625 Admiralty Way Suite 104, Marina Del Rey, 90292; Saturday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; (310) 362-7730
Step into the enchanting world of Aya, where the flavors of the Mediterranean and the vibrant soul of Israeli cuisine collide to create an extraordinary dining and lounge experience in the heart of Beverly Hills. Nestled in the patio of Sofitel Los Angeles, awaits a multi-sensory dining and lounge experience. The reservation-only lounge will offer a menu developed by Israeli chef Jonas Bismuth, and realized by Sofitel Los Angeles Executive Chef Fernando Bedolla and Chef Mimi Diaz. Aya’s nightlife entertainment includes belly dancers, performers, and a henna artist.
Aya, 8555 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 90048; Thursday through Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.; (424) 722-9406
From the bustling streets of the Bay Area to the sunny shores of Santa Monica, a highly anticipated restaurant is set to make its grand debut pretty soon. After opening in Orange County last month, Pacific Catch is expanding to Santa Monica. Located near the Pier, the 5600- square-foot restaurant furnishes a northwest-facing patio, open-air dining room and wine and cocktail bar. All Pacific Catch locations offer 100% compostable take-out packaging, part of their commitment to the Ocean Friendly Restaurant program.