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.