Here’s Looking At You…

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This isn’t about Casablanca.

It is all about a new Los Angeles restaurant located in the trendy food haven of Koreatown.

Perched on the innocuous corner of West 6th and Oxford Avenue, Here’s Looking At You has a comfortable vibe along with delicious food.

Here's Looking At You
Here’s Looking At You

The place is intimate and welcoming, with seating for 50, including a large bar where you can also sample the contemporary dishes that take inspiration from around the globe with a Japanese-Mexican emphasis.

The restaurant also features a robust, creative cocktail program.

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Former Animal chef Jonathan Whitener is the chef/co-owner in partnership with Lien Ta who has extensive ties to the Jon & Vinny restaurant group.

Our server, Drew, was quite chill and accommodating.

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I sampled a few reds and ended up with a lovely Kunin Syrah ($16). David ordered Hitachino Red beer ($13) and Courtny scored with a College Radio bourbon drink chilled to perfection ($15).

Nectarine
Nectarine

We started with an amazing Nectarine dish comprised of Syrian feta, celery, pigweed, sumac, rye and lemon ($14). The fruit was ripened to perfection.

Heirloom Tomato
Heirloom Tomato

We also ordered a fabulous Heirloom Tomato with a bit of heat. It included corn, aged Gouda, chicory, Calabrian chili, mushrooms and buckwheat ($13).

Hiramasa
Hiramasa

The raw Hiramasa (yellowtail amberjack) was mild and flavorful, adorned with radish, wakame, serrana, onion and charcoal ($14). Serrana chili and a mild white sauce accompanied the sashimi.

Cornish Game Hen
Cornish Game Hen

Courtny and I shared an amazing entree…Cornish Game Hen. It was tender and beyond appetizing, chicken fried with peanuts, black vinegar, okra, cauliflower puree and cacao ($32).

John Dory
John Dory

David ordered an incredible John Dory with dash, brown butter, summer squash, golden raisins and tsuburina  herb ($23).

The menu is diverse with a multitude of meat (Beef Tartare, Quail, Veal Sweetbreads, Heritage Pork Belly) and fish offerings (Japanese Saba, Prawns, Baby Octopus, Soft Shell Crab, Sturgeon).

The 30-Day Dry-Aged Holstein Ribeye portions run from 28 to 40 oz. ($80-120).

Yuzu Tart
Yuzu Tart

Dessert was a light and bright Yuzu Tart comprised of white chocolate and burnt meringue ($11).

It was a mixed crowd…no attitudes or selfie sticks.

Heed my advice. Take a long, hard look at, Here’s Looking At You and then partake in their delectable offerings.

Here’s Looking At You 3901 West 6th Street Los Angeles, California. Open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday 6-11pm, Friday and Saturday 6pm-12 midnight. Closed Tuesday. Reservations on OpenTable.com. A 3% “Kitchen Love” charge is added to all checks to benefit all back-of-house employees. You can ask for it to be removed. Valet parking is available behind the restaurant (entrance on Oxford Ave).┬áThere is a $2 charge with validation. Street parking also available.

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