The restaurants to know now
From new concepts to brand expansions, these are the restaurants to know now: Makani boosts Rose Avenue’s reputation as a Venice dining destination, showcasing executive chef Kevin Lee’s Korean-inspired cooking through a local lens. 512 Rose Ave., Venice, 424-645-5410; makanivenice.com. • Chef Nichole Accettola translates 15 years of living in Copenhagen to San Francisco’s food scene with Kantine, a daytime restaurant featuring her riffs on Danish specialties. 1906 Market St., S.F., 415-735-7123; kantinesf.com. • Malibu Farm is expanding to Newport Beach’s Lido Marina Village, where owner Helene Henderson is also opening an ice cream shop and a home/lifestyle boutique. 3420 Via Oporto, Ste. 101, Newport Beach, 858-587-8888; malibu-farm.com. • The authentic Italian cooking that has attracted a starry clientele to Madeo Ristorante in West Hollywood for more than three decades can now be found in Beverly Hills through 2019, when it will relocate back to its original, spruced-up digs on Beverly Boulevard. 362 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-859-4903; madeoristorante.com.
Written by JESSICA RITZ.