WHERE TO EAT NOW: 7 OF L.A.'S NEW RESTAURANTS, RANKED 6/15

Weekly roundup of buzziest new LA restaurants, according to Dine editor @Lesleybsuter. For more info and the full list, go to lamag.com/digestblog.
  1. 1.
    The Arthur J
    David LeFevre's latest addition to Manhattan Beach is the chef's take on a retro steak house. Yuzo kosho butter steak topper, Emmental popovers, and Swedish meatballs + classic cocktail list.
  2. 2.
    Simbal
    LA native Shawn Pham, whose pedigree includes stints at Craft and French Laundry, returns from a four-year sojourn to Vietnam to open this restaurant in Little Tokyo.
  3. 3.
    EP & LP
    Hottest dining destination of the summer is this West Hollywood pan-Asian restaurant/bar with killer rooftop
  4. 4.
    Sambar
    Akasha Richmond, chef and owner of culver city's Akasha, has expanded into former Ford's Filling Station space to launch Indian fusion concept. House-made curries, wood-powered tandoori oven.
  5. 5.
    Jon & Vinny's
    One of the most anticipated openings in the last few weeks is Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo's all-day Italian restaurant on Fairfax serving classic red-sauce fare. Helen's Wine shop tucked inside.
  6. 6.
    Madcapra
    Ex-Brooklynites Sarah Kramer and Sarah Hymanson have opened a stylish falafel shop inside Grand Central Market. Beet-sumac soda + orange blossom yogurt.
  7. 7.
    Plant Food and Wine
    "Wellness lifestyle brand" guru Matthew Kennet has opened an Abbot Kinney restaurant serving elevated plant-based dishes and biodynamic wins. Nightly $75 tasting menu.