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Hatchet Hall Looks Like a Warzone in Culver City, But Not For Long

Brian Dunsmoor and Jonathan Strader's upcoming rustic American restaurant is aiming to open by May.

Inside The Hatchet Hall, Culver City
Inside The Hatchet Hall, Culver City
Matthew Kang
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

With all the paperwork finally filed, Brians Dunsmoor and Jonathan Strader, along with partners Louie and Netty Ryan (Townhouse), are currently in massive construction mode at the sizeable detached restaurant that was once Waterloo & City and will soon become Hatchet Hall. They're in the middle of blowing out the entire interior and adding a swell back bar. Based on the most recent report from Strader, the team is tracking for an early May opening pending a successful build out.

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Those who are still craving Brendan Collins' cuisine at Waterloo can always skip over to The Corner Door, where the British chef has quietly installed a pub-friendly menu that works great with barman Beau du Bois' excellent cocktails. Or for something a bit more refined from the mind of Collins, there's always Hollywood's brand new Birch, which opened last week.