There's been buzz about Royale in the renovated Wilshire Royale Hotel for over a year, and now it's finally opening this weekend, Saturday December 16. The fairly vague press release just filled everyone's inbox:
"Building on the renaissance of downtown L.A., Royale recaptures the Mid-Wilshire district’s glory days of the 1920s with a chic cocktail lounge, sophisticated yet approachable menu and welcoming vibe."Eric Ernest, late Citrine and BOA Steakhouse, is the executive chef. We saw him wearing a Royale chef's jacket at several events over the summer and even earlier, so this was definitely a long time coming.