More news on yesterday's tidbit about Lucky Duck in Silver Lake being down for the count. Unfortunately the rumors are true, as initially confirmed by Eating LA's insider staff member, though reps for the restaurant are quick to note that the new on-site concept won't, in fact, be a ramen joint. (Don't worry, we're already swimming in ramen concepts around town.)
Though the upscale-casual restaurant offered the usual farm-to-table menu approach and dim, hanging lightbulbs, price point and portion size seemed to be two considerations that the place just couldn't overcome. This, despite slow and steady stream of praise for food.
By way of a eulogy, reps pass along the following note from the Lucky Duck team:
"At this time, we have made the very difficult decision to close Lucky Duck on December 14th. Our team worked long and incredibly hard to make the restaurant work, but we have come to the conclusion that the concept, unfortunately, is not what the neighborhood wants. We’re humbled by the support those in the community have shown, and by the dedication our team put into building Lucky Duck."
Sunday is the official last day of service for the big yellow duck in Silver Lake, so anyone being hit hard by the loss can still make reservations for the next couple of nights. And so, at just under a year in business, another L.A. restaurant falls by the wayside.