Saint Martha, a new restaurant by executive chef and partner Nick Erven (Farmer's Daughter Hotel and Tart) opened Friday in a strip mall in Koreatown. The restaurant, named for the patron saint of cooks and servants, is serving up pecan wood smoked brisket with hoisin, Santa Barbara spot prawn tartare with market melons, burnt orange oil and pink salt and brassicas with toasted brewer's yeast, mushroom and egg. There is also an optional five- or seven-course chef's tasting menu. The beverage program, curated by sommelier Mary Thompson, includes more than 50 wines by the glass, bottle or piché. Saint Martha is open Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 10:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 to midnight. 740 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 387-2300, www.saintmartharestaurant.com.