The Finest Dining Establishments in L.A. Opening in Spring 2018

Baskin-Robbins becomes Milk Bar, Ludo Lefebvre broadens and more

Best New Restaurants Los Angeles Spring 2018

The curry bun at Somni

| Picture: Somni From brand-new locations of Milk Bar and Tartine Manufactory to José Andrés’s most current venture, these are the finest restaurants in Los Angeles opening in spring 2018.

Petit Trois Ludo Lefebvre’s totally tight and hard-to-get-into restaurant is broadening into a larger second place in Sherman Oaks. With that extra space will come a heftier all-day menu with options that will consist of meals of cassoulet, prime rib and dover sole filleted tableside.

Somni Billed by José Andrés and Believe Food Group imaginative director Aitor Zabala as more of a multisensory culinary experience versus normal dining-room, Somni welcomes guests into a 10-seat exhibit cooking area, where there as many chefs as there are place settings. Throughout the 20-course meal, restaurants are encouraged to connect with the cooks as they plate each meal.

Tartine Manufactory The San Francisco bakery and marketplace Southern Californians have long been jealous of is bringing its famed pastries and breads to the Row in Downtown L.A. The enormous space will also include a coffee-roasting center and, more excitedly, a variety of dining establishments– including a pizzeria from the legendary Chris Bianco.

Simone After investing years as the chef de food of three-Michelin-star Manresa in the Bay Area, Jessica Largey is returning house to SoCal. Her very first solo dining establishment, which opens this spring, will take a more casual tone with menu products like sweet potato with tahini, Shishito peppers and Harissa vinaigrette and an abalone toast with avocado and charred cucumbers.

Shellfish The A family, who are among the first of L.A.’s fine dining immigrant restaurateurs, are reopening their iconic Beverly Hills flagship. Along with the renovated dining space, the menu has been updated with plates like a vegan hearts of palm “crab cake.” Don’t worry: The popular garlic noodles that are made in a different, secret kitchen area have not gone anywhere.

Milk Bar What used to be a Baskin-Robbins and an old Laundromat will become the biggest area of Christina Tosi’s neon-lit pastry shop– overflowing with the sweet confections she’s ended up being so well known for, like birthday cake cookies, cereal milk soft-serve and Break Pie.

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