h.wood Group (John Terzian, Brian Toll) certainly has been keeping itself busy these days. Not only did one of LA’s most premier hospitality groups recently open Peppermint Club and Delilah, but the nightlife impresarios have also revamped its karaoke concept Blind Dragon with partners Wade Crescent and Innovative Dining Group.
As a refresher, Blind Dragon opened just over two years ago on the Sunset Strip in the former Chi Lin space next to what is now ROKU. At the time, the celebrity hangout was one of the toughest doors in town, meaning it wasn’t always the most approachable spot for an after-work libation and small plate.
Now after a quick facelift by Built Inc., Blind Dragon has become a full dining experience in the vein of h.wood’s other restaurants Delilah and Nice Guy. That means new seating that is conducive to a sit-down meal of snacks off of a revamped menu. No longer is it a late-night dim sum and pizza-only vibe, but is now a lounge offering a slew of Asian-inspired dishes like soft shell crab sliders with kimchi coleslaw, short rib bao, and even pork ramen.
Of course, the supper club has cocktails at the forefront of the experience, with a new menu of modern tiki drinks by Adam Koral (SHOREbar, Delilah, Nice Guy) and Daniel Torres (Harvard & Stone). Because you will probably need that Fu Manchu, a Chinese five spice Old Fashioned with black tea-infused Chivas 12, to get those karaoke juices flowing.
Blind Dragon is now open Monday through Saturday from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.