Maia takes over the former Yellowtail space on Sunset Strip (which was for years the classic Mirabelle) beginning August 26, when it debuts to the public. Helmed by JT Torregiani, his newly founded Horse and Carriage Hospitality will partner with the Lore Group (Pearl's, Rock & Reilly's) on this project. The concept is firmly Californian with Latin and Asian influences, not exactly like the purported Mexican sushi joint that was rumored months ago.
The menu dabbles in various approaches, from shrimp tacos and poke tacos to toasted quinoa risotto and gluten-free kale lavash to start. Overall, the ingredients will lean on line-caught fish, local produce, and organic meats. In the drink department, cocktails will steer toward the crafted touch, along with a curated beer and wine list. The look itself resembles the rustic trend, away from the glossy environs of Yellowtail. Think lush greenery, reclaimed woods, and hammer copper accents. Hours will run 5 p.m. to midnight seven days a week when it opens.
8768 W. Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA