Big afternoon news out of Hollywood today, as it seems Adam Perry Lang is ready to reveal the location of his highly anticipated upcoming Hollywood restaurant. It’s going onto Vine Street, just south of Hollywood Boulevard proper, and should bring even more legitimacy to what has become one of the surprisingly hottest dining neighborhoods of the past year.
As the above photo shows, paper is now up over the windows at APL, which lands on the ground floor of a massive apartment building off Vine, just across the street from Katsuya and around the corner from the Pantages. By all accounts the space seems rather large, as Lang himself has even shown off a possible subterranean dry-aging room to boot.
For now, Lang is calling his restaurant more of a steakhouse than a barbecue joint, though it’s likely the place will have nods to both. Lang’s infamous beef short ribs will be on full display, but it’s just as likely that you’ll also be eating with a knife and fork in a full-fledged sit-down restaurant, despite Lang’s own pedigree as a literal hall of fame barbecuer. What’s more, a long-gestating ABC license for the place shows plans for full booze (which means there’ll probably be a bar).
No official word on when APL Restaurant will actually open, but the sooner the better considering the way things are shaking out around Los Angeles. Not only are there a number of massive projects (like the Ken Friedman/April Bloomfield restaurant in the former Cat & Fiddle space) still to come this year, but barbecue itself is having a bit of a moment across LA. That said, Lang is likely to take as much time as he needs to get it all right, which in the end is good news for fans of the meat maestro. After all, Los Angeles can always use more quality barbecue and steak.
1680 N. Vine St. #4
Los Angeles, CA