Here comes The Sherman, marching into what was for a brief moment Tipple & Brine on Ventura Boulevard. The newcomer may have to fight through a fair bit of controversy surrounding the previous restaurant on site there, but hopes to win over hearts and bellies with a casual menu of pub favorites and more upscale dinner fare.
You’ll recall that Tipple & Brine owner Richard DiSisto promised for a while that he’d be bringing his restaurant back following a lengthy holiday hiatus, but ultimately sold off the restaurant to a new group — The Sherman folks — all while leaving employees in the lurch.
For their part, ownership of The Sherman are hoping to shake off any preconceived notions of the place to become something of a stable neighborhood hang. Chef Jason Francisco (The Tasting Kitchen, Jaime Oliver’s Food Revolution) has placed a $15 burger on the menu, some $12 bacon mac & cheese, and larger cuts like wild boar porchetta and a cowboy cut bone-in ribeye for a shade under $50. You’ll also be able to get cocktails from GM/partner Phil Felton, who spent years working in high-end hotel bars like the Beverly Hills Hilton. The full menu is below.
The Sherman hopes to soft open a few days before St. Patrick’s Day for dinner hours only, before blowing the lid off with a welcoming party on Thursday, March 17. Hours will run 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. for now, with plans to launch weekend brunch shortly thereafter, and eventually turn on the lunch lights. As for The Attic, the upstairs bar that was formerly Tunnel Bar, that’s coming back soon enough.
14633 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA