Lexington Social House hath risen! Well, the space is up and running again, at least (the concept remains very, very dead).
Back in August, Eater first reported that Lexington was down for the count, amidst rumors that staff members and vendors might not even get the back pay that was owed to them. There was also talk of a French bistro concept eventually moving into the Vine St. location, but that apparently didn’t pan out. Instead, what, er, panned out is a pan-Latin American and Asian fusion concept. According to this jobs board posting from December 10, management calls the apparently unique idea of blending Asian flavors with Latin American cuisine "Asiantino." So there’s that.
The new restaurant is called Asa Meza, and looks to have soft-opened last week. Details are relatively spare, but the big current draw appears to be a shadowy patio with hanging lights and plenty of greenery. Beyond that, there’s a full bar working classic cocktails like the pisco sour or more nuanced versions like a mezcal old fashioned. Foodwise, Asa Meza is working through everything from simple anticuchos (Peruvian meat skewers) to crudos and ceviches, with larger mains like duck breast and hangar steak.
At the very least, it helps to have a nice new patio to explore in Hollywood, considering the area's most iconic one is gone forever.