Crustacean: Helene An's celebrated Vietnamese fine-dining restaurant is back with limited outdoor seating and a full range of decadent, comforting and iconic dishes. We're always partial to the famed garlic noodles, but just about anything that An and her executive chef, Tony Nguyen, cook up is worth an order.
Mr. Chow: Mr. Chow is breaking out the white tablecloths and Beijing duck once again, especially out front on the patio. The famed upscale Chinese-food chain from chef-owner Michael Chow reopened its Beverly Hills location, now with six feet of distance between tables and extra precautions such as staff temperature checks for your enjoyment of green prawns, handmade noodles, spare ribs and more.
Spago: Wolfgang Puck's flagship is back in action with all the hits and one of our favorite indoor-outdoor patios in town. Fortunately for all of us, sweet corn is in season which means some of L.A.'s best agnolotti is back on the menu just in time for Spago's return of dine-in service. Better order a lox pizza too, you know, while you're there, or better yet just opt for that famed tasting menu.