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New, upscale LA restaurants?

OliveBelle Jan 23, 2008 04:48 PM

I'm looking for something new. I've been to the Providence, Grace, Hatfields, Valtentino, Campanile, Water Grill, Josie, Joe's, Bastide, etc. etc. restaurants already. And I love the smaller joints, the bistros, the ethnic places, and the various dives, but that's not what I'm after right now.

I don't always keep up with the new openings, so tell me where to try!

A good-to-great wine list is a plus.

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    cyberroo Jan 24, 2008 04:40 PM

    Paperfish isn't getting a lot of buzz, but the people that I've talked to that have actually been were really wowed.

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      slacker Jan 24, 2008 03:53 PM

      Gordon Ramsay is slated to open in April.

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        namstermonster Jan 24, 2008 03:47 PM

        have u tried... melisse, jiraffe, CUT, jar, la cachette, the little door, spago, sona, ortolan?? altho i don't particularly care for ortolan and sona.

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          pinkpaige Jan 23, 2008 09:53 PM

          Il Grano, Orris, Kumo, Craft... a few more. Akasha in Culver City will be opening soon. Went to the restaurant launch party and food was wonderful.

          1. wutzizname Jan 23, 2008 05:33 PM

            Depending how "new" we're talking, some recent noteworthy entries have been:

            Comme Ca
            The Foundry
            All' Angelo

            And obviously Osteria Mozza

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            1. re: wutzizname
              OliveBelle Jan 23, 2008 07:19 PM

              Fraiche - check
              Foundry - check
              All' Angelo - check

              Have not been to Comme Ca, Osteria Mozza or Urasawa.

              Is Urasawa a straight up great sushi bar, a la Nozawa? Or do they offer things with a twist and a good wine list to go with it?

              Any idea about the wine lists at Comme Ca or Osteria Mozza?

              1. re: OliveBelle
                fdb Jan 23, 2008 07:22 PM

                As one said, the definitive Urasawa report here:


                1. re: fdb
                  OliveBelle Jan 23, 2008 07:27 PM

                  oh my. that's great. even a shot of the wine list! thanks!

                  1. re: OliveBelle
                    fdb Jan 23, 2008 07:30 PM

                    I also notice you didn't mention La Botte. Well worth a visit if you haven't been!

            2. Servorg Jan 23, 2008 04:52 PM

              Let's just cut to the chase. Have you been to Urasawa? If not then it should be your first stop on your quest for the Holy Quail.

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