Best New Restaurants
Angelini Osteria Gino Angelini, formerly of Vincenti, is the best Italian chef in Los Angeles, hands down. Now he's finally opening his own place, where he'll cook rustic regional dishes (7313 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; 323-297-0070).
Balboa Traditionalists may balk at the padded leather walls, the noise and the aggressively trendy crowd at this steak house in The Grafton, the latest boutique hotel on the Sunset Strip. But the beef is prime, the Caesars are made at your table, and the bartender can mix every cocktail in the book (8462 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; 323-650-8383).
Globe Venice Beach Where do L.A.'s chefs hang out after work? At Joseph Manzare's Globe, open until midnight every night. The white-jacketed hordes dig into salade aux lardons or rustic roast chicken for two (72 Market St., Venice; 310-392-8720).