Want new burgers? New pizza?? New 1200-degree-broiled 16oz ribeyes with black truffle butter and bearnaise sauce??? Well then you're gonna want this list of the 13 best new restaurants to open in LA this October.

Ocean Prime

Beverly Hills
The next time you're debating where those rich people who like to pay for your stuff should take you, end the debate at this schmancy new Beverly Hills surf-and-turf-ery, where they've got thank-God-you're-not-paying white truffle caviar deviled eggs, sea scallops w/ Parmesan risotto, and a 1200-degree-broiled 16oz ribeye.
   

Bowery Bungalow

Silverlake
The dude behind Mercantile, Twins Sliders, and the Bowery (but NOT the Bungalow! Confusing!) just opened this restaurant that looks more "cool parlor that rich people have" than "white-tablecloth eatery". Get the "shishkatori" -- skewered meats with Middle Eastern spices, cooked over Japanese coals.

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Prime Pizza

Mid-Wilshire
What if we were to tell you that the guys behind LA's best burger (at Golden State), best BBQ (at Bludso's) and best breakfast burrito (at Cofax) had just opened a NY-style pizza slice shop? You'd want to go to there, right? Well, that's what we're telling you. Tally ho.
 

Blue Collar

Mid-Wilshire
In the old wine-and-beer-only Sheddy's space (RIP, old friend) comes this glossier, not just wine-and-beer-only boozery -- a comfortable, classed up space with wall-length banquettes and a menu-less cocktail program from an A-Frame vet.

Fair Game

Fair Game

Various locations
Don't hold the fact that he used to cook for George W. Bush against the chef of this new food truck, because then you won't get to eat Cajun alligator and braised short rib sliders. You want to eat those things, don't you??
 

Mangia

Malibu
Naturally, this new Malibu Italian joint has an excellent sea-adjacent patio, and naturally they've also got you covered in the fritto misto/spaghetti carbonara/chicken Milanese front as well. Naturally.
   

Necco

Necco

West LA
This Japanese tapas spot has you covered for Eastern deliciousness on the Westside -- think: koji-marinated lamb chops and spicy octopus with cucumber.

Mercado

Mercado

Hollywood
Another Mexican restaurant on Cahuenga? Yep, and this one's killer: Mercado is a mini-chain that's already proven itself Mid-City and in Santa Monica, and they're not departing from what works here in Hollywood, with top-notch guac, slow-cooked carnitas, and a monstrous tequila list.

Plan Check

Plan Check

Downtown
The mouth-watering gastropub mini-chain expands Downtown, fiiiiiiiiinally, with exclusive options including the K-BBQ Burger (a pork belly meat-bomb featuring kimcheese -- Gruyere processed with wine and dried kimchee for seasoning), and a short rib pot roast dish with caramelized cauliflower and flaked wasabi.

Yellowtail

Yellowtail Sunset

West Hollywood
Because at some point you've been in Vegas and been all "man, I wish they'd drop one of those killer restaurants from the Bellagio onto the Sunset Strip so I could stuff my face with bigeye tuna pizza and rock shrimp hand rolls on a nutso patio without having to fly all the way to Vegas", this happened.
 

The Springs

The Springs

Downtown
Okay, stick with us here: this yoga studio (stay with us...) slash juicery (seriously, keep reading) slash vegan eatery (c'mon, just one more...) slash wine and beer bar (yesss!) is now open and ready to appeal to health-conscious winos who 1) apparently exist?, and 2) also like craft IPAs as well as actually good-sounding, plant-based foods like mushroom-miso pho.
 

Magnolia House

Magnolia House

Pasadena
For the next time you're thirsty, even if it's just for water and you don't feel like drinking tonight, hit this cocktail bar/small-bites spot anyway, since it's from the guys behind Gus's BBQ and a barman from Portland's lauded Woodsman. Once you're there, get crazy with a drink menu that includes the Lumberjack's Breakfast (Scotch, Applejack, and maple syrup... FTW, right?) and a sesame ginger aioli-boosted shrimp toast.
 

Project Taco

Mid-Wilshire
The fast-casual Hermosa concept is now open Mid-City, with crazy-delicious (and just crazy!) tacos, including breakfast handhelds w/ goat cheese crema and bacon and lunch stuffs like Thai peanut chicken with a honey and chile-based sauce.

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Jeff Miller is the Senior City Editor of Thrillist LA and is as disappointed as you are that there's not a new ramen spot on this list. You can follow him at @jeffmillerla on Instagram or @ThrillistLA on Twitter.

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1. Ocean Prime 9595 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (Beverly Hills)

The next time you're debating where those rich people who like to pay for your stuff should take you, end the debate at this schmancy Beverly Hills surf-and-turf-ery. They've got thank-God-you're-not-paying white truffle caviar deviled eggs, sea scallops w/ parmesan risotto, and a 1200-degree-broiled 16oz ribeye.

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2. Bowery Bungalow 4156 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Silverlake)

The dude behind Mercantile, Twins Sliders, and the Bowery (but NOT the Bungalow! Confusing!) opened this restaurant that looks more "cool parlor rich people have" than "white-tablecloth eatery". Get the "shishkatori" -- skewered meats with Middle Eastern spices, cooked over Japanese coals.

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3. Prime Pizza 446 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Mid Wilshire)

What if we were to tell you that the guys behind LA's best burger (at Golden State), best BBQ (at Bludso's), and best breakfast burrito (at Cofax) opened a NY-style pizza slice shop? You'd want to go to there, right? Well, that's what we're telling you. Tally ho.

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4. Blue Collar 361 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Mid Wilshire)

In the old wine-and-beer-only Sheddy's space (RIP, old friend) is this glossier, not just wine-and-beer-only boozery -- a comfortable, classed up space with wall-length banquettes and a menu-less cocktail program from an A-Frame vet.

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5. Mangia 30745 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265 (Malibu)

Naturally, this Malibu Italian joint has an excellent sea-adjacent patio, and naturally they've also got you covered in the fritto misto/spaghetti carbonara/chicken Milanese front as well. Naturally.

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6. Necco Japanese tapas restaurant 1929 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025 (West La)

This Japanese tapas spot has you covered for Eastern deliciousness on the Westside. Think: koji-marinated lamb chops and spicy octopus with cucumber.

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7. Mercado Hollywood 3413 Cahuenga Blvd W, Los Angeles, CA 90068 (Hollywood)

Another Mexican restaurant on Cahuenga? Yep, and this one's killer. Mercado is a mini-chain that already proved itself mid-city and in Santa Monica. Look forward to killer guac, slow-cooked carnitas, and a monstrous tequila list in Hollywood.

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8. Plan Check 1111 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017 (Downtown)

This sophisticated gastropub -- with a few locations across Los Angeles -- is acclaimed for its burgers, whiskey, and craft beer. The namesake Plan Check burger, topped with pickles, onions, and Americanized dashi cheese, is famous for its layer of Ketchup Leather, which is a square of dehydrated tomato paste that melts over the patty like a layer of cheese. Plan Check’s comfort food vibe makes for a hip and social ambience, complemented by tall communal tables and plenty of bar seating.

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9. Yellowtail 8768 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069 (West Hollywood)

Stop by to stuff your face with bigeye tuna pizza and rock shrimp hand rolls on a sweet patio without having to fly all the way to Vegas.

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10. The Springs 608 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90021 (Downtown)

Okay, stick with us here: this yoga studio/juicery/vegan eatery/wine and beer bar (this place is straight outta Portlandia) appeals to health-conscious winos who 1) apparently exist?, and 2) also like craft IPAs as well as actually tasty-sounding, plant-based foods like mushroom-miso pho. You might want hit this spot up for brunch, too, when it offers both egg-loaded and eggless options, depending on how hardcore you are. Know what's even better than dessert? Topping off your meal with a deep-tissue massage.

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11. Magnolia House 492 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101 (Pasadena)

Hit this cocktail bar/small-bites joint for a drink menu that includes the Lumberjack's Breakfast (Scotch, Applejack, and maple syrup) and a sesame ginger aioli-boosted shrimp toast.

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12. Project Taco 6325 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 (Mid Wilshire)

This fast-casual concept's Mid-City location features a myriad of crazy-creative tacos, including breakfast handhelds tossed with goat cheese crema and bacon. For lunch, go big ona Thai peanut chicken taco with a honey and chile-based sauce. Taco Tuesdays are a steal here; save a buck on each taco, or get three for $9.

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