The Corner Door, a new intimate neighborhood restaurant and bar located right by Waterloo & City in Culver City, opens June 1. Owners Todd Jerry and Anthony Falati, new to the restaurant game, hired chef Luke Reyes of The Tasting Kitchen and Chimu to head up this short, pubby, farm-to-table menu, meanwhile Beau du Bois of M.B. Post leads libations, both classic and modern.
Thus far at cocktail tastings the "Originals" have proven to be the biggest hit, think gin, orange, cantaloupe, absinthe, and orgeat in the Fortune & Glory; and mezcal, lemon, ginger, and pineapple gomme in the Mezcallin. A mod take on the Penicillin? Most plates are priced under $20, cocktails between $9 and $12, craft beer (eight on tap) and wine runs about $5 to $12 per glass or beer bottle.
It's nice to see new neighborhood craft food and drink spots hitting the west side, another example of which is Freddy Smalls on Pico. The Corner Door's informal space is mostly composed of brick, darkened steel, wood, and concrete, and windows open out to the street. Initial hours of operation will run 6PM to midnight Sunday through Tuesday and 6PM to 2AM Thursday to Saturday. A late night menu with separate pricing goes into affect after 10PM.
·Luke Reyes Opening The Corner Door Next Month in CC [~ELA~]