Table Stakes: February

Five new restaurants for all you dilettantes and bon vivants

By Reuben Brody

The 5 Best New LA Restaurants of 2018
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27 February 2018

Because every Angeleno loves to eat, even if he has to valet, we bring you Table Stakes: a series that answers man’s eternally recurring question (“Uh, what’s new?”), and recurs once every lunar cycle or so.

Bon appétit.

NoMad
DTLA
You’re here for: Depends. Client dinner on the mezzanine, or a big night with friends that leads to the rooftop bar. 
You’re dining on: Pan roasted duck, or one of those chicken sandwiches from their epic food truck.

649 S Olive St (map)
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Freedman’s
Silver Lake
You’re here for: Group date night — it’s cozy and romantic.
You’re dining on: Potato latkes with sea trout or perogies with sturgeon, to be washed down with a bottle of Savatiano, a Greek white wine.

2619 Sunset Blvd (map)
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Little Ruby
Santa Monica
You’re here for: Lunch or brunch with a view of the ocean.
You’re dining on: A grilled chicken sandwich with a bright sweet pepper sauce and some fries, plus blistered Brussels sprouts to share.

109 Santa Monica Blvd (map)
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Majordōmo
Chinatown
You’re here for: Foodie dinner with the amigos. 
You’re dining on: David Chang’s new restaurant in Chinatown. There are too many options to begin, but we’d suggest ordering rice or grape wine, as the food needs to be complemented — and not overpowered — by the pairing. 

1725 Naud St (map)
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Rinjan
Glendale
You’re here for: An easy dinner before a movie or shopping.
You’re dining on: Satay skewers and rendang, a short rib slathered in coconut milk and lemongrass. 

107 E Broadway (map)
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