Status: Soft open yesterday
On Monday management behind Figaro, a quaint French bistro in Los Feliz, soft opened a matured, large-scale version of the cafe in a spacious 18,000 square foot historical building on Broadway between 6th and 7th Street downtown. The restaurant, bar, and cafe spreads between two floors, as noted by Brigham Yen, and an entire section of the eatery is dedicated to just "Boulangerie Patisserie" or bread and pastry. Of course, general comparisons to Bottega Louie are unavoidable.
The downtown menu is expected to resemble Los Feliz's typically French bill of fare from breakfast through dinner. Hours of operation run Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday/Saturday from 8 a.m. to midnight.
Additional Reading: Brigham Yen, 12/18; EaterWire, 9/21; Bringing Back Broadway, 11/15
[Photo: Brigham Yen]