Hutchinson, the massive Indonesian-influenced steakhouse along La Cienega’s Restaurant Row, is setting up for a minor concept refresh. After launching back in September with large steaks, satays, and specialities like beef rendang, the former Spanish Kitchen space is now opting for a more focused approach.
Hutchinson 2.0, as they’ve dubbed it, moves squarely into the steakhouse space, hoping to tackle some of the lost traffic from the recent closing of STK nearby. Their meatier offerings, like a 50-ounce tomahawk ribeye they’re doing for Father’s Day, are now front and center, as is their expanded bar-only late night menu. The latter features a $15 dry aged burger and blistered shishito peppers for $6, and is available nightly until 1:30 a.m.
The Indonesian food will shift to an off-menu format. They’ll still have many of the currently popular dishes there, but you’ll have to be in the know to ask for them. And in conjunction with the change, Hutchinson plans to rehab the front of the restaurant to make it more open and friendly to the neighborhood, showcasing the lounge areas within.
The Hutchinson redo will slowly take place over the next few weeks and hopefully be done by mid-July, when the full new steakhouse menu will drop.