No dining destination in Los Angeles is quite like the Melrose District. While restaurants like Catch and Nobu continue to draw foodies from near and far, there are five new hotspots taking the culinary scene by storm. And the best part? Owners at The Melrose Collection are mere moments from each. Without further ado, here’s the hottest new restaurants in West Hollywood you’ll want to reserve a table at, right now.
From the team behind Noble 33 hospitality (think Toca Madre and Sparrow Italia) comes Casa Madera, a glamorous new Mayan Riviera-inspired restaurant at the Mondrian. Replete with modern, organic details and a spectacular menu to match, Casa Madera has already drawn celebrity guests like Ty Dolla $ign and Anderson .Paak since opening on January 14. Needless to say, the restaurant is on its way to becoming one of WeHo’s most coveted reservations.
Upscale Japanese restaurant Koi has re-entered the chat. In early January, the renowned restaurant concept reopened its doors in the adjacent building on La Cienega, bringing a sleek, new look to its Los Angeles flagship. Here, Chef Rob Lucas’ menu is as mouth-watering as ever, featuring longtime favorites like Koi crispy rice and miso-bronzed cod — with a side celebrity spotting. Snag a table and thank us later.
East Coast seafood on Sunset Boulevard? Say no more. Hailing from Boston, Saltie Girl is one of LA’s most highly anticipated restaurants bringing seafood towers, tinned fish, lobster rolls and so much more to its new location that formerly housed Wahlburgers (we’re seeing a Boston theme here). Complete with green quartzite, polished teak walls and brushed brass, the restaurant gives off an edgy, nautical vibe that’s hard to beat.
Everyone’s favorite Australian café concept touched down on Melrose Avenue in November, and it’s still as popular as ever. Housed in a chic pink building with coastal-inspired interiors, Great White offers fresh and delicious fare like bowls, burgers and pizzas for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And let’s not forget their selection of crushable natural wines that make this spot a buzzy, eclectic joint to gather on the weekends.
Coming Soon: APB
You heard it here first — APB, a secluded plant-based bar, is opening on Melrose Avenue in late February. Here, Chef Niko of Niku Nashi Sushi will be serving up vegan sushi and izakaya dishes, in addition to delicious cocktails, mocktails and more. And guess what? They’ll be open until 2am for your yummiest late-night cravings. Be sure to follow along on Instagram for the latest updates.
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