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Red Herring, Eagle Rock
Red Herring, Eagle Rock
Wonho Frank Lee

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Inside Red Herring, Eagle Rock's Edgy New Dinner Spot

One of the most anticipated restaurants on the block is finally here

Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Eagle Rock offers a strong variety of great eats, but perhaps no restaurant has been more sought-after than Red Herring, a long-awaited dinnertime destination with a penchant for glamor. Take a look around the well-curated space, from the inviting bar to the second story dining room, complete with its own big reveal.

The time has nearly come to journey into Red Herring, Eagle Rock's showiest new evening haunt. The space along Colorado Boulevard has been in process for quite some time, but as of August 30 the doors will open and dinner will be served.

The restaurant has been a long time coming in part because of husband and wife ownership team Dave and Alexis Martin Woodall's exacting standards. Alexis carries the eye for detail and the flair for design, while chef Dave has been busy formatting a menu befitting the neighborhood as much as his own personality.

The results are stunning, from the gilded detailing that touches every nook and cranny of the downstairs dining room to the diminutive upstairs bar that keeps the party lively for second floor diners. The details work here, like the plush waiting area sectional the Woodalls had to shorten by hand in order to cozy it perfectly into place next to the beautiful wooden front door.

Upstairs, a second floor dining room makes for additional evening space once the rush hits, and can also be used as an event space or private dining situation should the need arise. Better still: the large windows that look out onto the palm trees and boulevard actually swivel completely out of the way, making for a near-seamless indoor-outdoor feel, despite being one level up from the street noise below.

For the menu, Dave and his team have collected a balance of favorite dishes, including braised beef short ribs with polenta, ricotta agnolotti, or a lump blue crab cake starter. Far from being a place for out-there ingredients and high-minded menu descriptions, Red Herring is hoping to fulfill a true neighborhood role with comfort food backed by quality, and a lean on the downstairs bar as a way to pair together a nice evening with friends or on a date.

Red Herring opens to the public August 30 for dinner only, with brunch to follow down the line. Guests can make their reservations now.

Red Herring
1661 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Red Herring
Wonho Frank Lee

Red Herring

770 South Grand Avenue, , CA 90017 (213) 375-3290 Visit Website
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