In the melting pot of Los Angeles, all you need is an adventurous spirit to indulge in the diversity of restaurants scattered throughout the city. The newest additions to Reserve embody the LA food scene, a kaleidoscope of cuisines from restaurants old and new. So go ahead — embrace the variety Reserve has to offer…
B.S. TAQUERIA (DOWNTOWN)
The fare at B.S. Taqueria is authentically inauthentic, representing a city of migrant-rich flavors through the lens of a native. Chef Ray Garcia (who LA Times’ Jonathan Gold wrote is poised to be the next big thing out of Los Angeles) riffs on convention in a casual, counter service environment for lunch and a bustling atmosphere for dinner. Snacks, referred to as bolsas, are perfect to share, while family-style nightly specials are available for a heartier dinner.
CARLITOS GARDEL (WEST HOLLYWOOD)
This Melrose Avenue Argentinean steakhouse has built its 20+ year reputation on authentic family recipes from Buenos Aires and sustainably sourced ingredients, with a committed focus on certified USDA Prime cuts of grass-fed beef. It also houses an extensive wine cellar featuring an extensive list of vintage Argentine, Italian and French wines, all curated by AIS and Court of Master’s Certified Sommelier Max Bozoghlian.
Cerveteca DTLA is an inviting, family-owned and operated restaurant with a friendly staff that offers a vibrant taste of Latin America. Marrying a humble approach to LA comfort food with a deep commitment to authentic Latin dishes, the resulting culmination of flavors — including those from the ceviche and oyster bar — are both deliciously familiar and distinctively exotic. International beers and local microbrews as well as a variety of classic and eclectic wines round out the globally-inspired beverage program.
DRAGO CENTRO (DOWNTOWN)
Drago Centro delivers innovative twists on classic Italian dishes. The stunning 9,500 square foot restaurant boasts an open kitchen, a private dining room and a demonstration kitchen housed in what was once the vault of City National Bank. The restaurant’s lunch and dinner menus feature a wide range of options, from house-made pastas to exotic wild game, savory steaks to delectable desserts.
FARMSHOP (SANTA MONICA)
Whether the ingredients come from the local farmers’ market or from across the country, Farmshop fills its menus with only the most flavorful finds. Rooted in humility and hospitality, the restaurant offers up a full-flavored experience with style, finesse and comfort. Guests are invited to partake in an ever-changing abundance from California and beyond through beautiful small plates and hearty dishes, delectable wines and classic cocktails.
Don’t miss out — place a request in the Reserve app to taste the many flavors of LA this week!
Drew Shepard, General Manager, Reserve LA