Already one of the most anticipated openings of the year, David LeFevre and the Chris/Mike/Tom Simms team are inching closer to completion on their South Bay steakhouse The Arthur J. Build-out is currently well underway, with the timeless concept arcing towards a mid-May debut.
Inside, beachy denizens should expect a midcentury modern look in the vein of 1960’s Palm Springs, complete with walnut siding, decorative concrete blocks and lots of red and orange. Banquettes and rattan denote the dining room, while slate floors and brass details showcase the bar area’s mod feel. The design team of fcSTUDIO inc. are working the location, after having previously done LeFevre’s Fishing With Dynamite.
As for the menu, LeFevre is doing riffs on the retro steakhouse, with large chops and upturned dishes like a Wagyu braised short rib pot roast. Most of the meatier dishes will come straight from a wood-fired grill, and MB Post / Fishing With Dynamite Beverage Director Jerry Garbus moves over to The Arthur J to help work the wine and cocktail list.
The Arthur J, named after a patriarch of the Simms family, hopes to be open in a few short weeks, just blocks from MB Post on Manhattan Avenue. It will be open nightly for dinner.