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A Closer Look at Here's Looking at You


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Koreatown's Here’s Looking at You is the brainchild of Animal veterans Jonathan Whitener, the former chef de cuisine, and Lien Ta, a former manager. Given his inventive cooking at Animal, it seemed inevitable that Whitener would eventually split off to headline his own project. Here’s Looking at You is a wonderfully lively place — compact and intimate, bustling with the energy of a room filled with young, good-looking people. And the bar program by Allan Katz and Danielle Crouch (formerly of Caña Rum Bar) is further proof that the most exciting cocktails in L.A. are found in restaurants as often as at bars. Read the L.A. Weekly review here