Here's Looking at You
The brainchild of Chef Jonathan Whitener and Lien Ta (both of Animal), Here's Looking At You is a fusion restaurant that features a mix of meat, seafood, and vegetable small plates. Though the menu isn't limited to one, or even two, cuisines, Japanese influence is a constant. The seasonal cocktail program is as much an adventure as the food, and the wine selection is heavy on California and French reds, whites, and rosés.
We could all use a little feel-good energy right now and the return of this beloved Koreatown restaurant that’s helmed by Re:HER co-founder Lien Ta and chef Jonathan Whitener is the ultimate comeback story. The restaurant was almost a COVID casualty and was shut down for two years before a GoFundMe campaign brought it back to life in January 2022. A convivial space that’s been immersed in a new, optimistic energy since reopening its doors, Here’s Looking at You features an innovative menu with standouts like smoked-maple-dashed chicken liver that’s spread over Bub & Grandma’s bread, and crispy frog legs served with salsa negra, plus bespoke desserts like chocolate mousse with Thai coffee, courtesy of pastry chef Thessa Diadem. Cocktails include the Singing Cowboy with Thyme-infused Kin White Whiskey, Wild Turkey 101, Balcones Brimstone, Claremont craft pepper, Pale Ale syrup, pineapple vinegar, egg white, lemon, but a short list of beers and wines by the glass and bottle are available.
How to book: online.