The influx of New York concepts continues it seems, with news today that Brooklyn’s Five Leaves will be landing in East Hollywood next year. The Greenpoint restaurant has been a fan favorite for years, and will now jump across the continent to a budding space adjacent to Square One Dining on Fountain.
Of course, this may not be the first time you’ve heard the Five Leaves name bandied about. Restaurant ownership there actually has a surprisingly long history in Southern California, though not through the Five Leaves brand but instead as operators of L.A. Chapter inside the Ace Hotel Downtown, and King’s Highway at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs.
The restaurant group did confirm that this new location will indeed be a Five Leaves however, which means guests will likely be able to enjoy much the same menu of bistro favorites, from raw oysters to bacon-wrapped dates to grilled lamb mains or a grilled pork chop. The place does carry a subtle Australian influence (just like L.A. Chapter) in spots like the Five Leaves Burger (topped with pickled beets and fried pineapple, plus an egg), but for the most part this is the sort of approachable fare that should translate seamlessly to the West Coast.
Per some early city filings, expect the restaurant space next door to the Scientology center to offer both indoor and outdoor seating, plus a full line of alcohol. They're also planning to have a walk-up coffee window for takeaway morning service, meaning the Five Leaves LA will most likely carry the same three-square-meals tradition as the Brooklyn original. There’s no timetable for opening just yet, but an early 2017 arrival is likely.
Five Leaves LA
4845 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles, CA