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Los Angeles is a city constantly in pursuit of the next best bar or restaurant. So, it should come as no surprise that September 2016 has brought some great new openings.

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(credit: Christopher S./yelp)


Catch
8715 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 347-6060
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If you didn’t know it was there, you’d have a hard time finding where LA’s best new rooftop restaurant is. But, just seek out the line out on the street at the corner of Melrose Ave and San Vicente Blvd across from the Pacific Design Center. Straight from the east coast, Catch offers stunning views of the city from its rooftop patio along with delicious seafood options, like spicy king crab hand rolls, and crispy fish. The massive 12,000 square foot seafood spot is one you won’t want to miss. Whether you sit indoors or outdoors, the setting is spectacular, and the food is just as great.

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(credit: Olexiy Bayev/shutterstock)


Ar Cucina
9531 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 558-8800
www.arcucina.com

As Culver City’s newest restaurant, Ar Cucina is an Italian eatery from the people behind Akasha Richmond, whose restaurant has been one of Culver City’s most popular for years. With a menu that includes authentic and rustic Italian cuisine inspired by Chef-Owner Akasha Richmond’s travels through Italy and her love for regional dishes and traditions, eaters will find everything from grilled octopus and pizzas made from organic flour to handmade pastas. Their spinach-pasta lasagna with short ribs, and mushroom ragu is a favorite.

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(credit: Emily B./yelp)


Tabula Rasa Bar
5125 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(213) 290-6309
www.tabularasabar.com

New to Thai Town is Tabula Rasa Wine Bar, which is brought to Angelenos by Bestia teammates Zach Negin and Daniel Flores. Bestia, one of the most popular restaurants in the city should give Tabula Rasa Wine Bar enough street cred, but this casual wine bar with great food options can easily hold on to its own with its offerings. The spot has rotating beers from great breweries like local Smog City, and Saint Archer as well, and offers a great food menu with Curban inspired items.

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(credit: Miss K./yelp)


Sandbox
7174 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 964-9494
www.sandboxmelrose.com

West Hollywood’s newest addition, Sandbox, offers guests the chance to drink, eat, and play games! Situated in the old Bugatta space on Melrose Ave, this ultra-fun spot comes complete with everything from games like pinball, ping-pong, Skee-Ball and more, to bottomless Champagne on the weekends, happy hours, and delicious bites.

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(credt: Brittany F./yelp)


Destroyer
3578 Hayden Ave
Culver City, CA 90232
www.destroyer.la

Brought to Angeleno’s by Jordan Kahn, the person behind the now shuttered Red Medicine restaurant, Destroyer in Culver City is all about breakfast and vegetable dishes like organic eggs with crispy potatoes, raw oatmeal with almond milk, an avocado confit with roasted kale oil, and other unique creations.