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Spago

Wolfgang Puck’s newest iteration of Spago, his historic flagship restaurant, has been given new life with a totally redesigned menu. Elegant creations like mascarpone-paved beef tartare, braised pork cheek with daikon and sambal-lacquered BBQ skate feel modern, but pay homage to Puck’s storied L.A. history

www.wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/fine-dining/3635

176 North Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA

310-385-0880

Cliff's Edge

Former Public Kitchen & Bar chef Vartan Abgaryan recently revamped the menu at this Silver Lake mainstay with homey dishes like chicken oxtail galette with spicy pickled squash, fresh gnudi with parsnip and lamb sausage with ancient grains.

http://www.cliffsedgecafe.com/

3626 West Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

323-666-6116

Playa

Chef John Sedlar is L.A.’s original culinary chameleon. His newest menu: Baja cuisine with a Chinese twist. Try the kung pao camarones, puerco pibil potstickers and steamed dim sum tamales.

www.playarivera.com

7360 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

323-933-5300

Sonagi BBQ

Koreatown’s newest barbecue restaurant puts a modern spin on traditional cuisine with theatrical dishes like hot stone bibimbap, sizzling grilled abalone and a kaleidoscope of unique banchan.

http://www.sonagibbq.com/

2585 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

213-973-9292

RivaBella

Though inspired by a rustic Tuscan farmhouse, this Sunset Boulevard restaurant’s coastal Italian cooking is pretty swank. Opt for the saffron tagliatelle with prosciutto ragu or squid-ink crab ravioli covered in lobster-sea urchin sauce.

http://rivabellarestaurant.com/

9201 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA

310-278-2060

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