Once known for its abundance of vegan restaurants, healthy hotspots and celebrity-owned eateries, the culinary scene in Los Angeles is rapidly earning a reputation for its upscale, global cuisines. Still, new restaurateurs are remaining true to the health-conscious mindset in LA, developing menus made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and all of the trendiest superfoods. Here are some of the most anticipated restaurants bringing international fare to a location near your Los Angeles apartment this fall.
Cafe Birdie | 5631 Figueroa St.
Opening in late summer or early fall, Cafe Birdie will feature a California-Mediterranean menu that includes Moroccan-spiced fried chicken. The space on Figueroa street has thoughtfully been renovated with a versatile layout that makes it the perfect place to have an intimate dinner for two or a larger banquet. Whatever the occasion, you can toast it with a craft cocktail from either the front or back bar.
Mainland Poké Shop | 4700 Admiralty Way
The 3rd Street location made our list of faves back in February. Since then, the restaurant has been busy expanding. A second location in Glendale is scheduled to open at the end of summer and a third in Waterside Marina del Rey is slated for fall. A fourth outlet is rumored to be in the works as well. The fish and rice bowls served up at any Mainland Poké Shop feature prime cuts that are neither frozen nor pre-marinated. Each bowl is made to order with delectable combinations of sushi-grade fish, fresh veggies and artisan spices.
The Mar Vista | 12249 Venice Blvd.
Described as “progressive Los Angeles Cuisine,” the menu at The Mar Vista created by chefs D. Brandon Walker and Jill Davie includes entrees like lau lau with braised beef cheeks and sides like steamed collards. Every plate is made with fresh, farm-to-table ingredients. The drink menu includes a selection of rare wines and craft cocktails. Live music makes your culinary experience even more enjoyable, indulging all of your senses.
Which of these Los Angeles restaurants opening in Fall 2016 are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below.