Looks like the end of the line for Hutchinson, the Indonesian(ish) dinner spot that took over The Spanish Kitchen on La Cienega back in 2014. Per ownership, the final day of service will be March 19.
Initially working a strong Southeast Asian menu that blended traditional dishes like beef rendang with more straightforward steakhouse fare, Hutchinson hoped to become a higher-end option for folks looking to dip their toes in the deep waters of Indonesian cooking. Unfortunately that seemed not to resonate with Restaurant Row diners, and so last summer the place pivoted to become more of a simple steak destination that kept late night hours.
In the end, the place simply couldn't hold on. The Hopper family behind the restaurant has penned an open goodbye letter to their customers, thanking them for their support while encouraging others to help them drink through their wine cellar between now and last call in a couple of weeks. You can read the full letter below.