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Robertson Plaza Overhaul Means Bright New Food Future Along the Boulevard

Phoenix’s The Henry, Blue Bottle Coffee, and a cocktail spot are all in talks

The Henry in Phoenix
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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.

Big, bold Robertson Plaza is getting a pricey new revamp soon, with a slew of new food and beverage names looking to make room on the ground floor. Among them is The Henry, a popular Sam Fox restaurant out of Phoenix, as well as Blue Bottle Coffee.

According to sources, the 100,000 square foot property is in line for a total overhaul, which should revitalize one of the bigger properties along that leg of Robertson Boulevard. The Ivy is just one block up, around the corner is A.O.C., and both will soon be competing with The Henry, an all-day restaurant that works a menu involving everything from coffee and eggs to quick lunch plates to lingering dinner meals.

It’s all-American food served in the former Newsroom Cafe space, meaning salads and burgers and steaks, but with the backing of the Sam Fox restaurant team — the same folks who run True Food Kitchen, North Italia, Wildflower, Flower Child (which has a location in Santa Monica), and many more places around the country.

Blue Bottle Coffee will also set up shop at the plaza, and they’re aiming for a late summer or early fall arrival. The latest destination follows fast on the heels of Los Feliz, and marks another prime location for the quickly-expanding chain between their Beverly Hills and Beverly Boulevard locations. Rumor has it that an inbound cocktail bar called Bibo will also eventually land at the plaza too, but so far there’s no further news on that front.

Robertson Plaza is still in remodel mode, with The Henry expected to arrive by early 2018. You might have to pardon the place’s dust until then, but soon enough Robertson will have another popular new dining and drinking hub, not far from the likes of Gracias Madre, Cecconi’s, and everything else.