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Inside Hatchet Hall's Preemminent Southern Elegance in Culver City

It's a warm Southern restaurant right along Washington Blvd.

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.

Hatchet Hall opened quietly a few weeks ago, if only to get their operations down to a tee. With Brian Dunsmoor and chef de cuisine Jack Leahy at the helm serving Southern-inspired fare in the former Waterloo & City spot, HH is poised to become the hottest restaurant to open in Culver City this summer.

General Manager Jonathan Strader and Dunsmoor have partnered up with Townhouse owners Louie and Netty Ryan, unveiling a lovely remodel of the expansive building. With an outdoor patio, ten-seat oyster bar, back cocktail bar, and a dim, moody dining room that'll work for any occasion, the design has a weathered rusticity that belies the modern structure.

The menu boasts everything from oysters and American country ham to fresh salads and pork chop. Throw in some grilled octopus or a slew of vegetables dishes, and there's a little bit of something for everyone.

For intoxicants, Cappy Sorentino has prepared some on-tap drinks like root beer, gin & tonic, strawberry daiquiris, and coconut mojitos, for those that like a bit more casual in their drink. The "Old Man" bar, which is tucked toward the back, is only open from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., where they'll serve rare spirits and house-made vermouth. To extend the drink list, Maxwell Leer and Adam Vourvoulis are putting together an ambitious wine list that'll appeal to geeks and newbies alike.

Open 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday, until 11 a.m. from Thursday to Saturday. Reservations via OpenTable.

Hatchet Hall
12517 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA