Bierbeisl, which won accolades in Beverly Hills, has been reborn as Bernhard Mairingers's more casual Bierbeisl Imbiss, and the results prove that Downtown still has plenty of room for compelling concepts. Patina-trained Bernhard Mairinger, whose former 90210 spot trumpeted the best Austrian cuisine the city had seen in years, is bringing a more approachable vibe to Downtown, tucked away inside the Spring Arcade Building's burgeoning multi-faceted dining hall.
With a debut scheduled for July 9, consider everything from the chef's signature schnitzel and potato salad to a slew of locally made sausages. As for the inside, the natural woods have the feeling of an old wine cellar while the countertops come from repurposed basketball courts at a nearby youth hostel.
Though the original was more of a dinnertime affair, Imbiss is a casual all-day spot with grab and go pastries, breads, sausages, and sandwiches. With a daily opening at 8 a.m., diners can grab a numbered wooden tray and load it up with Austrian specialties.
Items that aren't picked up at the cafeteria line will get delivered to tables. Thankfully for Downtown denizens, Bierbeisl will serve until 2 a.m. every day with Austrian schnitzel sandwiches and other booze-soaking delicacies. Beer drinkers can revel in the expansive list of German and Austrian suds while a tidy menu of wines aught to pair well with the "boerger", using a beef and pork mix topped with fried egg and tomato confit.
Take a look around, and gear up for the hottest new restaurant in Downtown's Historic Core.
541 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA