4 Exciting New Restaurants in Los Angeles

By Rachel Cohen | March 11, 2020 | Food & Drink

1. Pasjoli

An elevated French bistro, Pasjoli is the second concept from James Beard Award-winning chef Dave Beran and partners Mike Simkin and Ann Hsing. Beran developed an affinity for French cuisine during years of extensive research and development, which shows on a menu that embraces tradition while showcasing the bounty of fresh produce available in SoCal. The scenery, designed by Rugo/Raff Architects, will transport you to the streets of Paris, ooh la la! Santa Monica, pasjoli.com

2. Bar Restaurant

Described as a "neo bistro," this East Side joint features Euro-Californian gastronomy by chef Douglas Rankin. Unique dishes such as mussels with Dijon emulsion, Japanese milk bread and curly fries; spicy octopus with sweet potato mousse and pumpkin seed mojo; and pork tonkatsu with smoked applesauce, grilled cabbage and wakame bearnaise will wow your taste buds with experimental flavors. Silver Lake, barrestaurant.la

3. Red Herring

From husband-and-wife team chef Dave Woodall and Emmy Award-winning TV producer Alexis Martin Woodall, this resto serves elevated American comfort food surrounded by chic Marissa Zajack-designed interiors. Located in the heart of DTLA, this second iteration of the pair’s eatery features an expanded selection of shareable plates such as crispy quail, sweetbreads and smoked eggplant dip. Don’t miss the bar menu with playful libations perfectly suited to the hearty indulgences. DTLA, redherringla.com

4. Marco Polo

Located in the revitalized Silver Lake Pool & Inn, Marco Polo is the newest venture of Avi Brosh’s Palisociety in partnership with consulting chef Casey Lane. The all-day Italian spot features favorites such as antipasti, salads, charcuterie and seafood boards for sharing. Don’t skip out on the classic-with-a-twist brunch menu, which includes poached eggs with prosciutto and hollandaise, light ricotta pancakes and a veggie-filled frittata. Silver Lake, marcopolola.com

Photography by: Christian Steel