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One of Huntington Beach’s Most Popular Restaurants Is Coming to Century City

Saint Marc Pub-Café is moving on with expansion plans despite a recent controversy

Saint Marc Pub-Café in Orange County
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.

A familiar new name is cropping up at the Westfield Century City mall soon: Saint Marc Pub-Café. The restaurant already has a popular Huntington Beach location at Orange County’s Pacific Beach outdoor mall, so the jump into the heart of Los Angeles is not totally unexpected.

You might remember Saint Marc — an offshoot of a Japanese brand called Saint Marc Cafe — more recently though, for an incident that took place at their Southland shop last month. In that troubling situation, a member of the waitstaff at the restaurant allegedly asked a table of diners to show “proof of residency” before letting them eat, sparking a massive controversy along the way. As was reported at the time, the restaurant apologized for the incident and let the offending employee go.

Now the restaurant has moved on, and is introducing big plans for their Century City location. The place is already known for its lineup of specialty cheeses and standalone bacon bar, and they’ll also be offering a hideaway bar on premises as well. You’ll be able to drink beer and wine, plus a full selection of alcohol in the back bar.

The property is still a ways off, though, so don’t expect an opening until closer to the end of the year. During that span a number of other concepts are slated to come online at the Westfield Century City mall now that their construction is wrapping up. Those include not only Javier’s and the much-anticipated Eataly, but also a summertime arrival of LA doughnut icon Randy’s Donuts inside.