Anyone looking for proof that Los Angeles is a haven for globetrotting foodies should check out the list of LA area restaurants the Michelin Guide added Wednesday.
The food their inspectors found “is too good to keep a secret,” according to the famed culinary website.
The following are the 18 new restaurants that were added to the 2022 Michelin Guide California:
All Day Baby
3200 Sunset Blvd.
“Anybody can throw together a breakfast sandwich, but few compare to the one served here,” according to the Michelin Guide.
4653 Beverly Blvd.
The Hollywood restaurant’s focaccia with whipped ricotta and hazelnut pesto “is a must.”
3832 E. Anaheim St.
The South Bay restaurant focuses on Northern Thai specialties and street food, but the Michelin Guide recommends skipping “straight to the Chiang Rai Local Food portion.”
2458 Wilshire Blvd.
The Santa Monica restaurant “is a classic paean to meat.”
Flavors from Afar
1046 S. Fairfax Ave.
Serving up everything from Eritrean to Navajo to Haitian cuisine, the Hollywood restaurant “works with refugees and asylum seekers to highlight recipes from their native countries over the course of a month.”
Girl & The Goat LA
555-3 Mateo St.
The LA Arts District offshoot of a Chicago establishment, Girl & The Goat has an “eclectic” menu that is “free-roaming with global inspiration and gutsy flavors.”
7617 Sunset Blvd.
The Hollywood spot’s “endive dressed in a creamy Caesar is one of the best salads in the city.”
1411 S. Garfield Ave.
Located in the San Gabriel valley, the restaurant offers “a fairly succinct menu of well-known Malaysian favorites that stand out in a region known more for its Chinese restaurants.”
1025 S. Fairfax Ave.
The family-run Hollywood eatery serves up “a dazzling selection of vibrant, colorful Ethiopian classics.”
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
A statement of philosophy as well as design, Alice Waters’ first LA restaurant at the Hammer Museum puts “fresh produce on display” in a menu that changes daily.
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Located in Fairmont Century Plaza, the “relaxed brasserie-styled spot for French-inspired cooking” serves up “classics like fruits de mer and steak frites.”
9575 W. Pico Blvd.
Named for owners Margarita and Walter Manzke, this Westside fine dining concept serves ten-course tasting menus that mix “French techniques with Californian influences and Asian notes.”
1541 Wilcox Ave.
A “spacious, swanky brasserie” helmed by chef Lincoln Carson serves up “French-meets-Californian offerings.”
Moo’s Craft Barbecue
2118 N. Broadway
The Lincoln Heights spots pays “homage to the barbecue traditions of Austin, Texas,” serving up “smoky, salt-and-pepper-crusted brisket and snappy, spicy sausages packed with cheddar and jalapenos.”
1220 Hermosa Ave.
A “splashy and sophisticated spot,” the Hermosa Beach restaurant offers “contemporary cooking with a Japanese focus and broad Asian elements.”
3003 Ocean Park Blvd.
The Santa Monica space serves up “excellent omakase” crafted by two Japanese chefs.
3819 Atlantic Ave.
A combination of their influences, the husband-and-wife team behind this Long Beach restaurant serve up Nikkei-style sushi with a Peruvian touch.
123 Astronaut Ellison S Onizuka Street, Suite 307
Chef Hide Takeda is the mastermind behind this downtown LA sushi joint where “there are two nightly seatings for omakase,” and a more budget-conscious lunch.