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Someone's Building a Massive New Restaurant Next to the Wiltern in Koreatown

And there will be lots of room for a bar

Home of the upcoming Terra Cotta, Koreatown
Home of the upcoming Terra Cotta, Koreatown
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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.

Have you walked past the long, low business frontage next to the Wiltern in Koreatown lately? If so, you may have peeked into an open door or two and spotted what seems to be a massive new dinner and drinks spot called Terra Cotta coming soon.

Details are a bit fuzzy as to who, in fact, will be actually running the show at Terra Cotta, but there's nothing subtle about the space itself. You can tell the place will be gigantic just by traipsing past sometime, considering the construction team keeps the door open while they're working.

Right now the wide, tall room is basically gutted out completely, but soon enough it'll likely have booths, a bar, and all the accoutrement of an upscale dinner establishment looking to earn some of those key pre-show bucks.

Formerly The Novel Bar, the new Terra Cotta — at least based on this very nascent Facebook page — will be a primarily French restaurant but with a strong focus on drinks. That's backed up by an ABC request for a full bar as well.

As for the operators of the place? The listed name on city paperwork is one Eunjoo Lee, who through various channels seems to have a hand in several Koreatown restaurants including Klat and the only recently-opened Golden Pouch dimsum spot.

Got more info on Terra Cotta, Koreatown's hottest new unknown restaurant? Hit the comments below, or you can always use the tip line.

Terra Cotta
3760 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA