It’s hard to keep up with all the restaurant and bar openings, closings, chef swaps and revamps that happen every day in this city. What’s worth spending your money on and what’s all just hype? We’re here to help you out with that. At the end of each month, we’ll give a recap of the most exciting additions to enter L.A.’s dining and drinking scene, whether it’s a new ice cream shop or a creative cocktail bar. Here are a few December openings that are worth a visit.


Ladurée (Beverly Grove): Paris’ coveted macaron shop just opened its first West Coast location at the Grove. The two-story restaurant and sweets boutique offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, but let’s face it—you’re probably lining up for their colorful macarons.


By Erin Kuschner