Best New Restaurants in Los Angeles: Laurel Hardware, Baco Mercat, Superba Snack Bar, Tar & Roses, Bistrot Bagatelle

Best New Eateries

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One of the best things about living in such an uh-mazing city (other than the shopping and hot boys of course) is the diverse selection of exquisite eateries. We’re huge fans of getting our grub on, but let’s be honest, we find ourselves so attached to our usual spots! Living in such a big city can mean losing track of all the new fab places to try.

Whether you want to feel like you’re in Italy eating homemade pastas, pretending that calories don’t exist by chowing down on an intense sandwich, or being prim and proper while indulging at a French bistro, LA has got that hankering covered! We’ve eaten at some amazeballs restaurants in the last year and gathered up some of the best new spots! So sit back, unbutton your pants and get ready for a mouth-watering experience!

Laurel Hardware
7984 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood
Who knew a hardware store could be so trendy? Laurel Hardware — an old hardware store transformed into a fashionable place to dine — is a great place to keep in mind when planning a date night! The menu is filled with creative cocktails like the Skinnies Fog that’s a concoction of red beet-infused plum vodka, lillet rose, and plum bitters. There’s also an assortment of delish snacks, small plates, main dishes, and pizzas, all of which are locally sourced and organic. Whether you’re meeting a guy or a group of girlfriends, this place is a must try!

Bäco Mercat
408 S. Main St., Downtown
Located in the old bank district, Bäco Mercat is at the top of our list. This small restaurant is always packed so definitely make a reservation! Sip on one of the many delish drinks on the menu, whether it be one of many ales, their homemade sodas, or a refreshing cocktail. Even though it has a bar feel to it, the food is comforting — almost to the point of feeling like you’re at home with the fam! Nothing feels more like a home-cooked meal than a whole-roasted chicken with herbs, saffron honey, and lemon! If you don’t have that big of an appetite then there are delish crispy flatbreads and small veggie and pasta plates to satisfy you!

Superba Snack Bar
533 Rose Ave., Venice
These days it’s hard to find a decent restaurant that’s also affordable. And no, Chipotle and In-N-Out don’t count! So you can only imagine how excited we were when Superba Snack Bar opened with its impressive menu (uh hello, homemade brown butter gnocchi) and inexpensive prices — yup, everything is under $20! They also recently launched their insane brunch menu. You didn’t hear it from us, but it’s the ticket to curing all hangovers! The atmosphere is just as inviting as the food and even though it’s all the way in Venice, it’s so worth the trek.

Tar & Roses
602 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica
We can hardly resist a rustic restaurant. Tar & Roses has not only nailed the décor, but the chef has also mastered the small plate thing that’s so trendy. Don’t believe us? Then try the brown sugar and chili mixed with crisp bacon bits popcorn. Seriously, have you heard of a place that serves gourmet popped corn like that? Whether you eat meat or not, the variety of dishes available is bound to please your palate. Oh and to make your meal even better, they have a crazy good selection of wines!

755 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood
If you’re a foodie, love booze, and have been to New York, the name Bagatelle might ring a bell. The French restaurant and day club originated in NYC and opened its LA location at the beginning of last year. Don’t expect a quiet meal because it’s usually full of energy — think people dancing on tabletops during brunch and loud music. Don’t let the club aspect scare you away though, because the food is absolutely delicious — truffle chicken, anyone? Brunch or dinner, Bagatelle has a swoon-worthy menu that will make you forget about calories and fat — just so you can enjoy your meal!

xx, The FabFitFun LA Team

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