We may not get the changing autumn leaves nor the super brisk weather our East Coast friends boast about during the fall, but that doesn’t mean Los Angeles can’t have a festive season of their own. As a toast to the start of pumpkins, spice and everything nice, we’ve rounded up five haute restaurants introducing new fall menus and entrees fit for a harvest feast.
6703 Melrose Ave.
Poached pears with a sour cherry strudel, and mustard greens and ricotta agnolotti with parsnip and cinnamon brown butter sauce, are just among the dishes you can pair with the seasonal upstate cider with an apple reduction.
8470 Melrose Ave.
Lobster hunting season kicks off in October, so what better way to pay homage to the rich shellfish than with a lobster thermidor? Other dishes include a curry scented roasted fall squash with smoked duck and black olives, and a potato and leek soup served with rye and lovage.
9669 South Santa Monica Blvd.
This authentic Austrian restaurant is serving up a selection of Oktoberfest favorites that include veal, pork or turkey schnitzel, dumplings and sauerkraut, and a traditional Weisswurst breakfast served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A special five-course sausage and beer pairing menu will also be available.
Whist at Viceroy Santa Monica
1819 Ocean Ave.
Those looking for a taste of Germany this fall can head to this contemporary, oceanfront dining hotspot for a unique German family-style menu that includes three kinds of German beer, German sausages, several side plates and four traditional desserts, including black forest and German chocolate cakes.
8225 Beverly Blvd.
For a seasonal brunch, this popular chophouse is serving up a prosecco orange citrus mimosa with updated classics like the chopped sirloin with fried egg and green peppercorn sauce, and Eddie’s red chilaquiles with roasted pork, crème fraiche and parmesan. End the night on a sweet note with roasted apple bread pudding or a pumpkin crème brulee.