Not to be outdone by all the other New Yorkers setting up shop in the LA restaurant scene, Jonathan Morr is bringing his popular Bond Street restaurant to the new Thompson Hotel Beverly Hills. (Page Six spreads this rumor; we're yet to hear otherwise from PR). Morr's NYC Bond Street has been packed for years, serving what some consider some of the best sushi in town, with a happening scene to boot. His other restaurants—Stand, APT, and Republic—do quite well, and he's also part owner of the Townhouse Hotel in Miami.
The Thompson BH's website says it will open in spring 2007, but a call to the front desk revealed that the former Beverly Pavilion (a Best Western) will become the new boutique hotel by July or August. Which means Bond Street should open by then, too. If we're right about this tip, the restaurant is currently on the prowl for an exec chef, sous chef, bar manager, and GM.
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