Stories about Somni

Wild, wonderful Somni in Beverly Hills breaks all rules of LA fine dining

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • November 27, 2019

It’s time for the 17th course to be served at Somni. Seven cooks line up along a marble kitchen counter as spotless as their fitted chefs’ whites. They fan out, delivering cut-glass plates to each of the 10 diners seated in a row in front of them

with a pool of yolk-colored Thai curry. The 18th course is on its way. Welcome to the headiest heights of luxury dining, hidden in the ground-floor warrens of the SLS Beverly Hills. Somni — a tiny flight of fancy where dinner, before beverages, costs


Lucas Kwan Peterson rates every smoothie at Erewhon

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • July 9, 2022

the matzo ball ramen at Oy Bar in Studio City. — After his restaurants Bazaar and Somni closed at the SLS in Beverly Hills in August 2020, José Andrés returns to the L.A. dining scene this week. His ThinkFoodGroup, Breijo reports, will be heading the

José Andrés will open Bazaar Meat, more in downtown L.A.

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • January 3, 2022

high-end steakhouse that originated in Las Vegas and has locations in Miami, Chicago and New York. (He closed his tasting-menu Michelin-starred restaurant Somni and the modernist tapas restaurant the Bazaar, both at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, in

L.A. Restaurants That Have Closed Amid the Pandemic, by Neighborhood

Los Angeles magazine • Los Angeles Magazine • August 7, 2020

plans to reopen even after the pandemic ends. So long, Swingers. We’ll miss you. Somni & the BazaarBoth of the José Andrés-connected concepts inside the SLS Hotel will close. The company that owns the hotel is suing Andrés’s ThinkFoodGroup, alleging TFG

failed to abide by the owner’s “cost-cutting measures”; TFG calls the suit “baseless” and says the company’s actions are what torpedoed intentions to reopen after the initial shutdown. Vienetta with almond ice cream and chocolate coquant at Somni Photo

Review: L.A.'s next great sushi bar is in Atwater Village

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • July 29, 2021

crises over the last 17 months swiftly and mercilessly razed a top stratum of Eurocentric haute cuisine in Los Angeles (Somni, Dialogue, Trois Mec, Auburn, Lucques, Patina and Bon Temps number among the losses), our high-end sushi culture has, by and

Newsletter: The Iranian date cookie that's a gift to Los Angeles

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • November 30, 2019

. TOP STORIES “Fresas con natas,” a strawberry dessert at Somni. (Mariah Tauger/Los Angeles Times) I reviewed one of the most expensive and outrageous restaurants in Los Angeles this week: José Andrés’ Somni in the SLS Beverly Hills. It’s a big splurge

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The Perfect L.A. Restaurant, According to Your Astrological Sign

Marisa Vito • Los Angeles Magazine • November 6, 2019

., Palms Libra View this post on Instagram A post shared by Somni at SLS Beverly Hills (@somnirestaurant) on Aug 17, 2019 at 2:40pm PDT Fond of a stylish and trendy Instagram aesthetic, “Libras wants their food to look as good as it tastes,” Aliza explains

that “presentation is extremely important for these celestial aesthetes.” So be prepared to look chic with your fashion-savvy friend and nibble on snacks that are equally chic. Somni, 9247 Alden Dr., Beverly HillsRose & Blanc Tea Room, 301 S. Western

Tasting Notes: How one restaurateur is feeding Beirut in crisis

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • August 8, 2020

ban. — Garrett Snyder has the story on the closing of José Andrés’ Bazaar and Somni after a lawsuit filed by the owners of the SLS Beverly Hills. — And, from Genevieve Ko, something we could all use this week: “life-giving” cilantro-lime rice, maybe to

The Luxe New Bar at Bazaar by José Andrés Wants to Take You on a Cocktail Adventure

Brittany Martin • Los Angeles Magazine • August 20, 2019

sister restaurant Somni, also located in the SLS, for years. “The Bazaar has always been a place filled with magical experiences,” Gomez says. “And this is our latest wonderland creation.” Photo: Krystal Thompson Bazaar Flight at Gate: Bar Centro, 465 La

Newsletter: The best thing our restaurant critic ate this summer

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • September 14, 2019

. Of course, some restaurants do a better job than others at catering to parties of one, and solo dining often feels at odds with popular dining formats like communal seating and shareable small plates. Somni, chefs José Andrés and Aitor Zabala’s