Remember that somewhat functional restaurant next to Matsuhisa which, over the past three years, has lived many different lives? Most recently it served as Restaurant 111, but first opened as Darioush, and eventually became Tak. Well, chef Phillip Lee of that Scratch Bar pop-up in Hollywood has secured this as his permanent La Cienega home. With 35 indoor seats and 20 on the restaurant's patio, Lee will continue his prix fixe tradition and, starting next Tuesday and Wednesday, he's going to offer a reasonably priced eight courser for $45. He will continue serving on these nights leading up the restaurant's debut in late June. Once open, diners will order a la carte, or opt for the tasting menu available at a soon-to-be-built tasting bar. See here for a sample menu. Until the launch, Lee is accepting 35 resys per night (Tue/Wed), so make sure to snag a space via firstname.lastname@example.org. Do note though the patio will be open for walk-ins.
Dave Fernie of Pour Vous and Harvard & Stone will handle everything liquid. Expect house-fortified wines, shandies, spritzers, and spiritless mixology cocktails.
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