You’ve likely heard (or seen for yourself) by now all about the upcoming Wilshire Grand project, which only just days ago topped out (that means its concrete and steel core has been completed). When all is said and done it will be the tallest building in the Western U.S., and will hold a gleaming new InterContinental Hotel, full of varied dining options for its discerning clientele.
Well now you can get a peek at just what those restaurant offerings will look like.
Dig around through InterContinental Hotel Group’s website long enough and you’ll find the page for the upcoming hotel, which won’t actually launch until the spring of 2017. They're already giving some key peeks into the dining that will happen on site, though, tossing out a variety of options from bars and lounges to an observation deck-level drinking space.
The biggest opening will likely be La Boucherie, a French-inspired steakhouse to be situated on the 71st floor. They’ll have a so-called Great Wall of Wine showing off their pricey offerings, as well as private dining spaces galore — including one right within the charcuterie and cheese vault, apparently. When completed, expect La Boucherie to be a direct competitor (same floor level and everything) of the nearby 71Above, Vartan Abgaryan’s forthcoming high-rise, high-end restaurant.
A few floors below is Stage, which will be more of a marketplace than a sit-down fine dining experience. Offering everything from pizza to sushi to coffee, Stage will be a communal space for everyone to enjoy a cheaper, less refined meal.
On the drinks side, there are plans for a high-end cocktail bar called Crystal, which will bring "artful mixology" to the forefront, all while showing off a rare number of Lalique glass art pieces. All the way up on the 73rd floor (where the observation deck will be) sits the Sky Deck Round Bar for those who like a bit of height with their cocktails. And a few floors below that, on the 70th, will be the Sky Lobby Bar, which is likely the one shown in the rendering above, gleaming with its long run of marble.
Of course, all of this is still a ways off. Eater reached out to InterContinental Hotel Group to find out about any possible chef connections for La Boucherie and beyond, but with opening slated for spring of 2017 those details are likely still coming together. Still, another high-end dinner destination coming to the uppermost reaches of a glossy skyscraper? It’s a crazy time to be dining Downtown.
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