7 More Big-Deal L.A. Restaurant Openings You Need to Know 

“Chef Vicki Fan Matsusaka’s patty melt with grass-fed beef, balsamic onions, and both cheddar and American cheese is a satisfying lunch or dinner at this sunny all-day spot, where a grain bowl comes with kale pesto and rainbow cauliflower.”

October 4th, 2018 | Andy Wang


Market Report: Grapes (AuDIO)

Vicki Fan Matsusaka is the executive chef of The Gables, a stylish all-day cafe that recently opened near Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade. This time of the year she’s looking for fresh grapes for her restaurant’s chicken salad—and no joke, she recommends roasting them for maximal flavor.

September 8th, 2018 | Evan Kleiman

The Gables Is Today’s Fast Casual Restaurant Mood Done Right

Used to be, the only glam restaurants that served interesting food were nightspots where it was all about the prestige of multi-course, expensive meals. But now time-strapped, value-minded Angelenos want great food with minimal fuss—and be quick about it!

September 17th, 2018 | Dana Dickey

Five brand new brunches to try in October

The food’s what really seals the deal, though, with a brunch menu that runs nearly all day long and offers micheladas, house-baked pastries and California fare galore.

October 2, 2018 | Stephanie B

New L.A. Restaurants and Updated Favorites for Fall 2018

The perfect spot for people-watching while meeting for coffee, lunch or a Promenade-adjacent evening meal with beer or wine.

September 29th, 2018 | Pat Saperstein


“An all-day westside hang, for everyone.”

August 31st, 2018 | Jeff Miller

Santa Monica’s Happy New Cafe Promises Colorful All-Day Classics

"The smart space feels fresh, airy, and bright with faux skylights and plenty of sun coming from the front windows. Mystery Design takes the 2,500 square foot layout and gives it a sort of Venice living room feel meant for a recent Dwell magazine issue. Santa Monica denizens should virtually feel at home."

August 21st, 2018 | Matthew Kang

Daily Dish

"Chef Vicki Fan Matsusaka, formerly of Superba, is sourcing as many ingredients as possible from the Santa Monica Farmers Market for the menu."

August 21st, 2018 | Jenn Harris


Casual New American spot The Gables debuts in Santa Monica

"The Gables is one of the cutest spots I've been to in LA -- which means a lot!"

August 29th, 2018

The 15 Hottest Restaurants in LA Right Now, September 2018

“A bright new addition to Santa Monica’s all day dining scene.”

September 6, 2018 | Matthew Kang

TABLE STAKES: Five new restaurants for all you dilettantes and bon vivants

"In an area bloated with chain restaurants, The Gables is a welcome newcomer."

August, 2018 | Reuben Brody

LA’s New Restaurant Openings

August, 2018 | Brant Cox and Brett Keating

What to Do in Los Angeles in September 2018

“But what really makes us smile? The emphasis the menu puts on ingredients sourced at the local Farmer's Market, just a five minute walk away.”

September 1, 2018 | Louis Cheslaw


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