Status: Soft opened Dec 16
10668 West Pico has had a faded Jack Sprat's Grille awning over it for the past few months, but changes have been brewing. Ownership changed earlier this fall when Will Karges (Johnnie's Pizza, Jones Hollywood) and Jake King (Rix Cafe) bought the popular neighborhood spot. Vast interior design changes were made, liquor licenses transferred, and rumors of the pending name and concept change swirled. Last week, The Six debuted, several weeks late, but amid a decent amount of neighborhood fanfare. The West LA family oriented burger and beer joint has not only put on a fresh coat of paint, but it's new concept aims to compete with market-driven restaurants in Santa Monica and the hip joints of WeHo and Downtown LA (the menu touts sustainable and locally-sourced fare). First, there's the name change. "We were really inspired by the story behind The Society of Six," says Karges, who, with King, has co-owned Rix Santa Monica, El Dorado Brentwood, and Drake's Venice. The Six comes from a sextet in 1920s NoCal who took a fresh, unsentimental approach to their plein air paintings.
They represented a cozy camaraderie and innovative thinking. Translate this into a restaurant concept, and you have a cozy, full bar with rotating taps, a lunch and dinner menu that still offers family favorites like burgers and grilled cheese - but has updated them: There's a Banh Mi Burger featuring roasted pork belly, Sloppy Joe is all grown-up with portobello mushroom and fried pickles, and Fried Chicken and Waffles make an appearance, both in traditional form as well as in a salad, with the waffle pieces as croutons. Pizzettes and flatbreads are featured on the dinner menu with other playful nods to classics like Potato Chip Crusted Salmon that's served with leeks and meyer lemon confit created by exec chef Davin Gussin (Akasha). Seems like a novel idea on an otherwise boring block. Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. Open Mondays only for lunch.
Additional Photos: Eater LA Flickr Page Seems like a novel idea on an otherwise boring block. Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. Open Mondays only for lunch.
Additional Photos: Eater LA Flickr Page