Exploring LA’s Standout Restaurants This Month

In the heart of Hollywood, RDEN emerges as a culinary gem within the iconic Taft Building, offering a nostalgic nod to Hollywood’s Golden Age. Frequented by celebrities like David Beckham and Marc Anthony, RDEN exudes elegance with its multi-level dining space, enchanting outdoor patio, and sleek omakase bar. Chef de cuisine Noe Olivera presents a diverse menu featuring Uni pasta, branzino, a 32 oz. tomahawk steak, sushi, sashimi, and an array of raw bar delicacies. Don’t miss their signature hummus dip and spicy meatballs. After dinner, indulge in finely crafted cocktails at the glamorous RDEN Bar, boasting a stunning marble bar and majestic chandeliers.

At Kimpton La Peer Hotel, Chef Charbel Hayek debuts Ladyhawk, a Middle Eastern/Mediterranean fusion restaurant with a Californian twist. Featuring vibrant dishes like za’atar man’oushe and olive crusted rack of lamb, Ladyhawk delights with its inventive flavors. Sip on craft cocktails such as “Gibran’s Philosophy” and “Souq of Byblos,” or explore the Mediterranean wine selection, including Chateau Musar. The restaurant’s lively ambiance mirrors its earthy design, characterized by sumptuous leathers and warm woods.

For a truly elevated dining experience, venture to Sushi Note Omakase, nestled within the esteemed Rodeo Collection on Rodeo Drive. This intimate 14-seat restaurant pays homage to traditional Japanese sushi bars, offering a curated 20-course journey crafted by head sushi chef Kiminobu Saito and chef Earl Aguilar. The sophisticated space features cherry blossom accents and imported wood from Japanese Hinoki trees, creating a modern-yet-timeless ambiance. Enhance your experience with premium wine pairings or select from a range of exquisite sakes.