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Inside ink.well, Michael Voltaggio’s New West Hollywood Restaurant

A much bigger space along La Cienega Blvd’s Restaurant Row

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After six years on Melrose Avenue, Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio has relocated his restaurant ink to La Cienega Blvd in a much larger space in West Hollywood. Dubbed ink.well, the new restaurant opens today with Voltaggio’s avant garde cooking style married with a California sensibility. Though the last version of ink was slanted toward a steakhouse experience, this one will have a larger, more varied bill of fare.

Some of Voltaggio’s classics like egg yolk gnocchi and street corn with cool ranch “foritos” remain on the menu while a whole section on seafood showcases dishes like warm dungeness crab with nori rigatoni. He’s reduced the steak section to just one dry-aged holstein ribeye, though perhaps for the first time Voltaggio will serve a burger, made with dry-aged beef, bacon, and whipped cheese.

There’s still an element of avant garde, a scientific construction to dishes that were ink’s trademark. While a lot of those techniques remain, the expansive menu and the wide open space, with various kinds of seating arrangements, should tailor to the more mainstream crowd on Restaurant Row. Hours run 6 to 10 p.m daily, with services until 11 p.m. on weekends.

ink.well. 826 N. La Cienega Blvd. West Hollywood, CA. 310-358-9058

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