Bon Appetit announces top 10 new restaurants in America: 2 of the top 3 are in L.A.


Barista Erik Rudo makes drinks as diners hang out, standing up, at Gjusta in Venice.

(Christina House / For The Los Angeles Times)

Bon Appetit announced its top 10 new restaurants of 2015 today, compiled by Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer after much country-wide dining. This year’s list puts a San Francisco’s Al’s Place in the number one spot — with Los Angeles restaurants in the second and third places. Of the top 50, announced earlier this month, four are in L.A. 

Travis Lett’s Venice restaurant Gjusta is number two, and Petit Trois, from Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, is in the third spot. The rest of the list: Semilla (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Parachute (Chicago), Dai Dui (Austin, Texas), Kindred (Davidson, N.C.), Rintaro (San Francisco), Manolin (Seattle) and Milktooth (Indianapolis). Thus for all of you keeping score, that’s four of the top 10 in California; one in New York. Maybe celebrate by going out to eat — if you can get a reservation.

Bon Appetit’s September issue is its Restaurant Issue. Visit the site for bells and whistles, such as videos, photos and an interactive map. 



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