1. DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAKHOUSE There’s nothing that screams opulence more than a steakhouse, and Del Frisco’s newest outpost at Westfield Century City delivers. The 15,000-square-foot space includes two levels of dining, a baby grand piano and a private entrance. They also boast a $2 million wine collection, which includes over 2,000 different labels and 10,000 bottles.
2. FUSS & FEATHERS AT HATCHET HALL Chef/co-owner Brian Dunsmoor and co-owner/operator Jonathan Strader’s recent pop-up partnership showcasing the culinary history of America is perhaps their most ambitious—and delicious—project yet. Each of the 15 courses is meticulously presented in the old-world private dining room to a small group of guests, and they do only one seating each Thursday. Culver City
3. THE SILVER BOUGH Head to Montecito’s new Silver Bough restaurant to experience L.A. chef Phillip Frankland Lee’s incredibly luxurious tasting menu, which includes extra-rare olive-fed wagyu beef, foie gras and heaps of caviar.
4. HAYATO Second-generation chef Brandon Go offers one of the most expensive bentos the city has ever seen ($50), and rightfully so. Chef Go spent years researching the art of bento before painstakingly composing his lunchboxes, made in the style of osechi ryori—celebratory New Year’s versions reserved for special occasions in Japanese culture. ROW DTLA
5. £10 The Montage Beverly Hills' ultrahigh-end hidden bar recently received one of the world’s rarest and most expensive whiskies, The Macallan 72 Years Old in Lalique – The Genesis Decanter. Drams of the precious spirit—the oldest ever released by the distillery—are available for $12,000, or $6,000 for a half-dram.
Photography by: £10 photo courtesy of The Macallan | DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAKHOUSE Photo by Tom McGovern and Manny Rodriguez | Fuss & Feathers at Hatchet Hall photo by Gari Askew | Hayato photo by Katie Gibbs | The Silver Bough photo by Joe Schmelzer