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Gulfstream Floats Away From Century City, Leaving Hundreds of Empty Seats in its Wake

What’s to become of the massive restaurant space?

Gulfstream, Century City
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.

The massive Century City location of Gulfstream seems to have jettisoned away forever, adding to the tumultuous times at the still ongoing construction zone known as the Westfield Century City mall.

The Hillstone Group project was by most accounts a busy one, offering both lunch and dinner with a seafood focus. Add in a burger, some salads, and oysters on the half shell, and it’s surprising to find the big business head for the scrap heap after fifteen years of operation.

A note posted to the restaurant’s website reads:

Our staff at Gulfstream, who we consider invaluable to our organization, will all have opportunities to continue working at our other restaurants nearby. We greatly appreciate having been a part of many people’s lives and we thank our guests who have supported us over the years.

The final night of service was New Years Eve, which means your last chance to enjoy Gulfstream in Century City has come and gone, though a Newport Beach outlet remains alive and well.

More disconcertingly, the loss of Gulfstream reduces even further the number of operating restaurants at the massive Westfield Century City property. Sure, there are lots of concepts coming — including a highly anticipated Eataly — but in the interim, the place looks like a dining ghost town following the loss of everyone from Season’s 52 to BJ’s Brewhouse to The Counter. Hopefully the arrival of a Shake Shack, La Colombe, and Din Tai Fung will help future diners there.