The NoMad, one of the notable New York City restaurant transplants slated to open in Los Angeles within the near future (the others are Hearth & Hound from April Bloomfield and a yet-to-be-named David Chang project), has quietly released details on its upcoming Downtown project on its website. There’s still no word of The NoMad’s official opening date, though rumors are they’re starting to give walkthroughs of the space.
The site already offers hotel rooms beginning January 20, 2018, with base rates at
$285 $315 all the way up to $805 for a corner suite. Meanwhile, the dining section shows five distinct experiences for guests and diners who come through the property.
There’s a sunlit lobby area with all-day dining and a striking blue and gold Italianate ceiling from the original 1920s building, which has been completely restored. Just off the main lobby is a bar called Giannini Bar, named for Amadeo Giannini who founded the Bank of Italy and commissioned the original building for his corporate headquarters. Bar director Leo Robitschek, who helms The NoMad Bar in New York City and was recently named one of the World’s Fifty Best Bars, oversees the classic and house cocktails at Giannini.
There’s a casual coffee bar with Italian-style biscotti, light fare, coffee, tea, and aperitifs with some cafe seating and standing tables. The most formal dining area is called The Mezzanine, which overlooks the main lobby and will probably offer a dining experience most similar to The NoMad’s main rooms in New York City. Finally, like its Big Apple counterpart, there’s a Rooftop with a landscaped pool area, cocktail bar, outdoor cafe, and more with sweeping views of Downtown Los Angeles.
Since announcing its arrival two years ago, The NoMad team has been busy driving around Los Angeles with a bright blue food truck serving chicken burgers and honey soft serve. The truck will remain available for special events once the hotel and its eateries open, but it won’t be parking around town for regular service.
The NoMad. 649 S. Olive & 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014