Almost beat the Yelpers to it!
Open since Wednesday. Love the space.
There is a very high end whiskey bar downstairs with many ultra rare who skies (think Yamazaki Sherry Cask at $3500 a bottle or $120 a pour).
Mediterranean food. Food and service is surprisingly good and polished given the location and their soft open.
Pastas are all house made and excellent. It’s nice LA is in a full blown pasta renaissance with so many places serving very good pasta these days.
Octopus is excellent and includes the meaty portion between the tentacles.
Hamachi crudo. Very fresh. Safe and tasty.
Bacalao croquettes with romesco and aioli. Excellent!
Bucatini with ramps. Superb. Not the most al dente because it is fresh but nicely flavored.
Garganelli with octopus. So good I only got 2 pieces of pasta. Nice briny taste. Great texture.
Pasta with morels and fava beans. Classic spring dish.
Not pictured because it was devoured so quickly. The pasta bolognese. Excellent texture on this one. About the thickness of linguine x 2.
Lamb meatballs with flatbread. Lamb meatballs were okay. Flatbread was superb.
Grilled ribeye. Steak was pretty good. The potatoes caramelized in fat was even better.
Pork chop. I thought it was pretty good. Others thought it was very slightly dry.
Pizza crust is nice. I would prefer maybe a touch more char. But the texture is nice.
Not sure how this place will do because it’s allegedly a “cursed” location but I hope they do well.
Come here for the pastas, bacalao fritters, and octopus.