The Hollywood food scene is exploding with new dining concepts, ethnic influences, and vibrant flavors. Locals may have to navigate through all the tourists, but these three hot restaurants are worth trying out this year.
Legendary Chef Mori Onodera creates a modern Japanese-style menu that highlights the country’s appreciation for design, technology and art. Located on the fifth floor inside Hollywood & Highland, this endeavor is a part of Japan House, which seeks to foster awareness and appreciation for Japan around the world. Every menu item is meticulously plated on porcelain Japanese dishware with your choice of rare Japanese sakes, shochus, and whiskies.
Located inside the W Hollywood, Delphine provides an American-themed, California inspired menu. This bright new star on Hollywood Boulevard serves breakfast lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekends. The menu features incredible starters, but the go-to option is the Lobster Artichoke Melt on a croissant. You also won’t want to miss out on the revolutionary cocktail menu. “You’re Not Alone” is a prominent stand-out with Woodford Reserve Bourbon mixed with Amaro Nonino, wild black berry plum jam, lemon juice, and orange bitters.
Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant
Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant is the second restaurant from fine dining Chef Curtis Stone, and the first with his brother Luke Stone. The inspiration behind this restaurant stems from their maternal grandmother Gwen. It was on her farm in Melbourne, Australia where the brothers’ passion and appreciation for food and livestock began. This unique establishment offers in-house butcher services to the public, as well as suppling the restaurant with the freshest meats. It can be tough to get a table at this restaurant as it only seats 80 people. However, if you are fortunate enough to find a table, the must-have items include the charcuterie plate and the 42oz Blackmore Wagyu bone-in Ribeye from Gwen’s native homeland of Australia.
Last modified: February 13, 2019