Since July, Sky Reiss (formerly of Magnolia) and partner Dion Rottman have worked to revive the defunct Smokin' Joint space on 3rd Street near La Cienega. As previously reported, the objective was to open 3rd Street Station, a hybrid brasserie and pub (brub?) cheffed by Greg DeMichiel. A release today shares a few more details and reveals the anticipated debut: early January.
Inspired by a train station cafe in his mother's hometown of Metz, France, Rottman aspired to bring a taste of casual European sophistication to Los Angeles. He and Reiss hired John Sofio of Built, Inc. (who recently finished up Sherbourne, and before that The Beverly) to recreate a European train station atmosphere clad with dark woods, industrial embellishments, and oversized collapsible windows along the restaurant's facade. They also plan to incorporate in actual vintage train station memorabilia inclusive of an English dual-sided train station clock and an arrivals and departures board.
In the realm of edibles expect "regional European dishes with modern touches" for lunch and dinner, which could involve house-made brats, sous vide Niman Ranch short rib, Carlsbad Aquafarm smoked blond oysters, and duck fat fries. Intoxicants range from classic cocktails to European beers on tap, and a tbd wine list, all of which will be served until 2AM.
·Actually, 3rd Street Station Replaces The Smokin' Joint [~ELA~]
·The Station Bar & Grill Replaces The Smokin' Joint, New Menu at 1886 [~ELA~]