Top 20 New Restaurants: Los Angeles, 2011

by blog.bradajohnson.net, December 30, 2011

Wow, what a year! Japanese kaiseke, American gastropubs, Southeast Asian flair, smart molecular gastronomy, a kick-ass brunch and a fabulous return to glamour—2011 proved to be a terrific year for new restaurants in Los Angeles. Rising stars like The Spice Table’s Bryant Ng and Night + Market’s Kris Yenbamroong went head-to-head with seasoned heavyweights such as Wolfgang Puck and Josie Le Balch. With so many outstanding choices this year, narrowing the year’s best new restaurants to a list of merely 20 was difficult. But here it is.

1. The Spice Table

Rising star chef Bryant Ng creates incredible modern riffs on classic Southeast Asian flavors and makes the best possible use of a truly fierce wood-burning grill. (Full review114 S Central Ave., L.A., (213) 620-1840

Source: Brad A. Johnson, the Blog