The 11 Best New Restaurants In L.A.

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The holidays are coming, guys. 'Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry — carbs be damned. With packed schedules and out-of-towners to entertain, we find ourselves flocking to restaurants more than ever during this time of year. (Seriously: Who has time to cook gourmet meals these days?) But, not just any old joint will do. Instead of heading to a boring standby, try a buzzed-about new spot — you can impress your guests with your in-the-know foodie status.
From a super-healthy Santa Monica joint to an artisan sausage resto, L.A.'s dining newcomers truly hit it out of the park. Click through for our complete list of the city's best, just-opened restaurants. We promise you'll find a new favorite in the mix.
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Freds
Situated atop Barneys New York in Beverly Hills, Freds couldn't have a more chic locale. The terrace offers top-notch views of the Hollywood Hills, while the menu sources local, fresh ingredients unique to California. In other words, you need to try this spot, pronto.

Freds at Barneys New York, 9570 Wilshire Boulevard (at North Camden Drive); 310-276-4400.
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Butchers & Barbers
The brothers behind hot spots Pour Vous, Harvard & Stone, and No Vacancy have ventured away from the nightlife realm to open their first restaurant, Butchers & Barbers. Located smack-dab in the middle of Hollywood, the restaurant opened just last week. Hurry up and try it now — before word of its deliciousness gets out.

Butchers & Barbers, 6531 Hollywood Boulevard (near North Cahuenga Boulevard); 323-461-1464.
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Kye's
Whether you're vegan, Paleo, gluten-free, or just appreciate a health-conscious meal, you gotta check out Kye's in Santa Monica. The restaurant's tagline — "Super tasty superfoods to go" — sums up the fare perfectly: It's delicious, it's healthy, and it's quick. What more could you want?

Kye's, 1518 Montana Avenue (at 16th Street); 310-395-5937.
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Stir Market
A restaurant, market, wine bar, and cafe hybrid, this place is pretty much a one-stop culinary shop. Inspired by European food halls, Stir Market just opened its doors yesterday(!), so head over now to take the first peek.

Stir Market, 7475 Beverly Boulevard (at North Gardner Street); 323-879-8283.
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The Springs
In addition to being a 100% raw, organic, and vegan restaurant, The Springs also boasts a yoga studio, wellness center, and organic juice bar. So, really, you can just chill here all day long.

The Springs, 608 Mateo Street (at Mesquit Street); 213-223-6226.
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Yellowtail Sunset Strip
From the Las Vegas Strip to the Sunset Strip: Well-known chef Akira Back has opened a sister location of his Las Vegas restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. Expect the same high-quality Japanese fare and glam atmosphere of the original outpost.

Yellowtail Sunset Strip, 8768 Sunset Boulevard (near Palm Avenue); 310-360-0366.
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Pete's Los Angeles
The chef behind Baco Mercat and Bar Ama overhauled downtown spot Pete's Cafe, and re-opened it last month as Pete's Los Angeles. What's different? A revamped, airy interior and a brand-new menu.

Pete's Los Angeles, 400 South Main Street (at East Fourth Street); 213-687-7015.
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Link
Artisan sausages? Yep, they're a thing. This restaurant near the Beverly Center hand-selects organic ingredients for its nitrate-free sausages, which are made entirely in-house. Oh, and they serve Coolhaus ice cream sandwiches to boot.

Link, 8486 West 3rd Street (at South La Cienaga Boulevard); 747-221-6207.
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Necco
Necco serves up yummy Japanese tapas in Westwood. Don't miss the restaurant's seiro mushi with sesame sauce or the grilled koji marinated lamb chops.

Necco, 1929 Westwood Boulevard (near Missouri Avenue); 310-446-5241.
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The Oyster Gourmet
The newest resident of downtown's Grand Central Market, The Oyster Gourmet comes complete with a crazy-cool, oyster-inspired bar that you need to see to believe.

The Oyster Gourmet, 317 South Broadway (near West 3rd Street); 213-624-2378.
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Bowery Bungalow
Nosh on Mediterranean, North African, and Middle Eastern cuisine at this two-week-old Silver Lake spot, which is housed in a super-cute yellow cottage (complete with a white picket fence). Standout dishes include baba ganoush, chickpea falafel, and Moroccan couscous.

Bowery Bungalow, 4156 Santa Monica Boulevard (near North Hoover Street); 323-663-1500.
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