El Segundo’s expansive new $80 million shopping center The Point has only just arrived, bringing with it 115,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space spread across a massive corner plot at the intersection of Rosecrans and Sepulveda, right on the Manhattan Beach line.
As Racked knows well, there’s lots to experience at the new shopping plaza, from SoulCycle classes to a Lucky Brand flagship store. That also means people need to eat.
Here are the three biggest restaurant openings at The Point so far.
True Food Kitchen
All wood and windows, this healthy corner hotspot is perfect for the beach-going crowd. Succulents sprout up throughout the interior, giving off a desert-y feel, while the bright green booth seating adds a pop of color to the otherwise dark room. Hanging pendant lights and close seating keep things casual but cool.
As for the food, it’s the same story for the national brand as any of their outlets — lunch, brunch, and dinner done with a fresh and vegetable-focused anchor. That means dishes like edamame dumplings and Tuscan kale salads, though flax dough pizzas and turkey burgers also get some love.
True Food Kitchen is open weekdays from 11 a.m. on, with a 10 a.m. start on weekends and longer evening hours on Friday and Saturday nights.
Sort of a cross between Stella Barra and Bestia, North Italia is from-scratch Italian eatery with across much of the Southwest, as well as Houston, Austin, and Kansas City. Here, the clean 5,000 square foot dining space is given room to roll out a few different ways; guests can pull up to the bar to watch some ESPN, or sit at a couple of high tops with a pizza and some beer. Rounded four-tops line much of the rest of the room, giving off an almost Danish modern feel to pair against the wood floors and metal accents.
The menu is a tight blend of charcuterie, pastas, and pizza, with a full support of cocktails and wine by the glass to boot. There are the usual suspects: ricotta gnocchi, pasta bolognese, and margherita pizzas, along with larger mains like a prosciutto-wrapped pork tenderloin.
North Italia is now open, with 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekday lunch hours, and 4 p.m to 10 p.m. dinner service most nights of the week. On Friday and Saturday, those stretch to 11 p.m.
Chipotle’s well-received foray into Southeast Asian flavors comes to The Point as well, offering noodle and rice bowls that wander from straightforward to adventurous.
There’s nothing much design-wise that you haven’t seen from other ShopHouse locations before: wooden tables and sleek black chairs, with more blonde wood wrapping the walls. The hanging Sriracha carriers are in full effect as well, while the simple ordering line gives way to a gleaming open kitchen.
Up at the counter, there are options for preconfigured bowls based on popular flavors, plus the DIY path for those looking to mix things up with seasonal vegetables and rotating flavors. Everything, of course, lands well under the $10 lunchtime price point.
Starting today, ShopHouse keeps daily hours from 11 a.m to 10 p.m. Better still, they’re giving away bowls at the El Segundo location today from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. only to celebrate their new arrival to The Point.
850 S Sepulveda Blvd
El Segundo, CA 90245