05/29/2012 03:14 pm ET Updated Jul 29, 2012

Best New LA Restaurants: New Food, Drink And Sweets In Time For Summer (PHOTOS)

Summer promises a slate of new restaurant openings, many with large outdoor dining areas to take full advantage of the warmth of the season. It's going to be a great time to splurge on big meals, sweet treats and tempting tipples, whether you're beachside or downtown. Peruse our picks for the trends you'll find this summer among the new eateries of Los Angeles:

Best New LA Restaurants