Breaking: New York's NoMad Hotel, which has an award-winning restaurant from Eleven Madison Park chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara on the ground floor, is opening an outpost in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles.
The NoMad restaurant in New York's Flatiron district has been on the receiving end of much critical acclaim, with its head barman recently scoring the Eater Award for Bartender of the Year. The one Michelin-starred restaurant would be an significant addition to the Los Angeles restaurant scene.
The LA Times spoke with the Guidara about the incoming hotel and eponymous restaurant, which is scheduled for a fall 2017 debut, who explained that along with the NoMad's classic dishes like foie gras-stuffed chicken and suckling pig, NoMad Los Angeles will take influence from the bounty of LA's farmer's markets.
The upcoming location will take over the neoclassical Giannini Building on Olive and 7th, first built as the world headquarters of the Bank of Italy in 1923 before becoming the original Bank of America. Although it's been known for some time now that New York developers The Sydell Group acquired the building, the announcement that its luxury hotel brand will be headed to the twelve-story building was made official today.
There's no doubt Downtown LA has been in the midst of an ongoing renaissance, with an astounding array of new restaurants and hotels opening within the last few years, but this one might be the most notable opening since the Ace Hotel opened back in early 2014.