Alan Richman, who still compiles the restaurant coverage for GQ Magazine, has named three LA restaurant into his latest compendium of 25 Outstanding Restaurants for 2015. Silver Lake's Alimento places the highest at number nine, while Melrose Avenue's Smoke.Oil.Salt. places 14th in the nation. A surprise inclusion comes in at #25, whereupon San Gabriel Valley's dim sum house Shi Hai nabs the last spot.
Los Angeles earns the most placements on the list compared to other cities, though D.C.'s Rose's Luxury (which is also one of the essential 38 restaurants in the entire country) lands at the top spot.
While Alimento and Smoke.Oil.Salt. have been popular since opening, it would be interesting how the listicle will affect business at SGV's Shi Hai.