December 28th//Lifestyle

New in 2018: L.A.’s Most Anticipated Openings


What are you looking forward to experiencing in 2018? As you begin to make plans for the upcoming year, we suggest you consider the many neighborhoods of Los Angeles as a starting point, for the city’s world-class selection of properties and attractions is only growing more robust with each passing season. From tantalizing new restaurants to boutique hotels and long-awaited revitalization projects, the idea of a staycation has never been so attractive. Here are nine of the most anticipated openings we’re keeping an eye on in 2018.



DessertCosme’s famous corn husk meringue dessert. Photo by Daniel Krieger.



East LA will be welcoming Majordomo, an extension of David Cheng’s Momofuku empire, in early 2018. The menu reportedly won’t feature any of the Momofuku classics, such as ramen or pork buns, but there will be a lot of smoked meats and an emphasis on local produce.


This Spring, Angelenos will be able to feast on decadent morning buns and slices of quiche from Tartine Manufactory, a bakery, restaurant, and marketplace all rolled into one. Representing a collaboration from James Beard award-winning chefs Chad Robertson, Elisabeth Prueitt, & Chris Bianco, the massive eatery will be three times the size of the Bay Area original and located at THE ROW in D.T.L.A.


One of New York’s hottest tables, the Cosme restaurant from star chef Enrique Olvera, will be making its West Coast debut in sunny Los Angeles. Featuring modern Mexican cuisine, the standout restaurant hit number 40 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, having only been open since 2014.



Palisades VillageA rendering of Palisades Village.



Save plenty of room on your camera roll for this coming January, Glendale will be hosting The Museum of Selfies. The exhibition will enable guests to explore the genesis of this social phenomenon through the lens of history, art, science, and culture, all while providing the ability to take a variety of visually-stimulating selfies inside the interactive and immersive exhibits.


This summer, the residents of Pacific Palisades will be able to embrace a new and improved community cornerstone, aptly-named Palisades Village. Envisioned to be a destination in and of itself, the 1,215 square foot city center, built by developer Rick Caruso, will feature 50+ retailers, five restaurants, and a movie theater.


Founded in Austin, Texas, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema gives new meaning to the classic “dinner and a movie” date, especially when you throw in a full-service restaurant complete with fine wines, handcrafted cocktails, milkshakes, and a rotating selection of local craft breweries to whet your whistle. Beyond its innovative features, the movie/tavern concept has been made famous for its strict policy of requiring its audiences to maintain proper “cinemagoing etiquette”.



Hotel FigueroaHotel Figueroa



On the corner of Broadway and 11th street lies a historic red brick building that, when reopened in mid-2018 as the Downtown LA Proper Hotel, will boast 151 guest rooms, two ground floor restaurants, two unique presidential suites, as well as a rooftop with restaurant, bar, and swimming pool.


After welcoming guests to Downtown Los Angeles since 1926, and nearly two years of transformation and restoration, Hotel Figueroa will celebrate its reopening in 2018. While paying homage to the hotel’s rich history and connection to the city, the re-design of Hotel Figueroa will also treat fans old and new with 268 rooms and suites, a large lobby social area, outdoor pool, two restaurants, and five bars.


Housed in downtown’s Giannini Place, the neoclassical former headquarters of the Bank of Italy, the 241-room NoMad hotel Los Angeles will be the first opening outside of New York City and offer five different eating and drinking spaces, from a formal dining mezzanine overlooking the lobby to a rooftop poolside bar.

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