Beverly Boulevard’s long-dormant former Stir Market space has life once again, thanks to chef Michael Hung and the whole team behind the new XO.
Playing to the strengths of the existing space, XO will offer casual lunch and a bit of marketplace flair, but without the confusing ordering system from the Stir Market days. Instead, customers can simply pick up a variety of international staples from the shelves, as well as beer, wine, and premade salads and sandwiches, and be on their way.
Or for a more relaxing time, Hung and his team have the sit-down dining area and outside patio to work with. The lunchtime menu is a casual dive into salads and rice/noodle bowls, with nothing over $16 — perfect for the easy-eating set along that stretch of Beverly. After all, it’s precisely why Uncle Paulie’s Deli and nearby Northern Cafe are doing such brisk business already.
For dinner, Hung’s Ardour Hospitality group has a focus on California-Asian cuisine, with options as wide-ranging as rotisserie chicken, wontons, steamed banana leaf cod plates, noodles, and more. The opening lunch and dinner menus are below.
XO officially opens on Beverly today, keeping hours from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily (11 p.m. on weekends, with an earlier 4:30 p.m. closure on Mondays). Brunch runs 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
7475 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA