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Inside Top Chef Alum Marcel Vigneron's Wolf in Los Angeles

The food TV star finally has his own restaurant in LA.

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.

It's been a long time coming, but Marcel Vigneron's very own restaurant, Wolf, is finally ready for the lime light on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Opening tomorrow in the former ROFL and Table 8 space, Vigneron's ode to Los Angeles cuisine sticks with local ingredients and "zero waste cooking" as the main mantras.

The restaurant's moniker, which comes from Marcel's mother's maiden name, recalls his upbringing and childhood love of food. On the menu, consider Thai-flavored shrimp dumplings and miso black cod as two dishes that draw from L.A.'s vast international cuisines. Cocktails feature housemade tinctures, shrubs, and sodas, adding the kind of handcrafted drinks one expects these days.

The sleek interior look comes via Christina Rottman Designs and lead designer Taylor Ogle, while Darlene Urgola Brown put together the wood, metal, and fabric details. When it opens March 2, Wolf will serve 6 to 10 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday, and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. As for Marcel's neighboring plant-based concept, we're still waiting for its opening date.

7661 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046