WHERE TO EAT NOW: 10 NEW L.A. RESTAURANTS, RANKED 7/9

Weekly round up of new L.A. restaurants recommended by our Dine editor @Lesleybsuter -- lamag.com's Digest blog has full list!
  1. 1.
    Joan's on Third, Santa Monica
    Joan McNamara's famous gourmet goodies now in Santa Monica. One stop shop for omelettes, ficelle sandwiches, and fancy pastries.
  2. 2.
    Broken Spanish
    Ray Garcia's contemporary take on Mexican cuisine in the old Rivera home in DTLA takes traditional staples and serves them with an L.A. twist, like a kale-stuffed chile relleno.
  3. 3.
    Cassia
    Brynt Ng from Spice Table just soft-opened his Santa Monica brasserie with Southeast Asian specialities.
  4. 4.
    The Arthur J
    David LeFevre's Manhattan Beach steakhouse. Try the Swedish meatballs.
  5. 5.
    Simbal
    The aromatics from L.A. native Shawn Pham will transport you from Little Tokyo to the Far East. With sherry cocktails and tropical sweets, you won't want to leave.
  6. 6.
    E.P. & L.P.
    This duo-concept bar and restaurant, brainchild of Aussie Louis Tikaram and Alex Strauss, has rooftop dining that makes for a pan-Asian destination in WeHo.
  7. 7.
    Mare
    Hidden in small space behind Greenspan's Grilled Cheese is Eric Greenspan's intimate Euro-bistro. Small menu, bold flavors. Quaint patio. On Melrose in Weho.
  8. 8.
    Jon & Vinny's
    We're fans of the classic red sauce Italian fare at this Fairfax spot. There's a wine shop in the back.
  9. 9.
    Sambar
    A wood-powered tandoori oven fuels this Indian fusion concept in Culver City from next-door Akasha's Akasha Richmond.
  10. 10.
    Chavela
    Rachel Car (formerly of Cru) brings a pan-Latin riff on plant-based dining to Hollywood with Peruvian-style plates. Salud.