It’s been a quick turnaround for Matthew Kaner and the entire Good Measure team. What was just a few months ago a working ramen restaurant under the name Ozu East Kitchen has become something else entirely, a hideaway for the wine-obsessed in sleepy Atwater Village.
The good news for locals is that Good Measure opens tonight, with rows and rows of wine bottles to fit every flavor profile. The open dining room has been given a cozy transformation, turning from bright and harsh to something much more mellow. Wood tables float above the building’s original tile floor, while velvety green drapery keep the room feeling warm. Most notable is a single hand-painted mural wrapping one banquette, a sort of colorful modern cross between Greek mythology and modern aesthetics.
In-the-know types should congregate at the far bar, which looks into the wine room. That’s where Kaner and a collection of employees will dole out tastings, pouring extended pairings, and geeking out about all things wine. VIPs and anyone looking for a more intimate experience can even pull up to a nicely-dressed table inside the wine hold for a private dinner. The menu is rustic wine country stuff from across the globe, so it all fits perfectly.
Good Measure opens tonight for dinner only, keeping hours from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., with reservations available starting tomorrow. Brunch and lunch will be added down the line.
3224 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA