Name: The District by Hannah An -- a reference to the diverse neighborhoods, called districts, of Vietnam from which the menu draws -- opened in early February on West Third Street in West Hollywood, near A.O.C. The two-story restaurant is dimly lit, with clean lines and a minimalist aesthetic, including modern chandeliers and (yes) Edison bulbs.
The chef: Hannah An steps behind the stoves and into the spotlight after learning the ropes first at her grandmother's restaurant Thanh Long in San Francisco and later at her mother's restaurants Crustacean, AnQi and Tiato. Her take on classic Vietnamese dishes is deeply personal and decidedly stylish.
Service: The staffers are as knowledgeable about the cuisine as they are about the beverage program. If you're having a hard time choosing between the Crab and Pomelo Quinoa ($18) and the Saigon Calamari ($13), they'll provide useful insights to help you make a fitting decision.