Despite assurances from on-site staff last week, Echo Park’s Red Hill certainly appears to be all shuttered up. Several tipsters have noted the lack of, well, anyone inside the restaurant in recent weeks. Add in locked doors and a phone that never gets picked up, and you’ve got all the classic signs of an early death.
And just this weekend, the final shroud: papered windows; ownership has even scrubbed the logo that used to look out over Montana Street. Eater was told last week that the place was definitively not closing, merely undergoing a refresh of sorts, but that certainly doesn’t appear to be the case now. Curiously, though, their OpenTable is still up and running.
RIP to Red Hill, which lasted just over three years. Initially the conception of Jason Michaud and Trevor Rocco, the farm-to-table joint was even reviewed seven months in by J. Gold himself, who seemed to like the place well enough. Maybe there’s just something about that little intersection that keeps restaurants from succeeding.