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International Hit Yardbird Soars Into the Beverly Center This April

And here’s what the place is expected to look like

A rustic restaurant with farmhouse tables and chairs.
The future look of Yardbird LA
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.

Here comes Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, right on time. The highly anticipated Beverly Center project is targeting an opening in a matter of weeks, but now comes a sneak peek of just what the place could end up looking like.

Check out the renderings for the Yardbird space, above and below. Just like their existing spaces in Las Vegas, Miami, and beyond, the Los Angeles location will trade in refinished woods, farmhouse chairs, and lots of leather. There’s a long bar, open kitchen, and some communal seating to go along with the two-and four-tops spread through the main dining room. Tall windows let in light from the street, while a patio up front is decked out with plenty of hanging greenery.

Yardbird is the work of restaurateur John Kunkel, and carries with it a soulful Southern ethos with a menu of staples like fried chicken, shrimp and grits, large-format steak, and whiskey-heavy cocktails.

The official opening is targeted for April 6, with daily hours from lunch through a late dinner. That timing should put them right in line with openings for the rest of the recently-remodeled Beverly Center, which is in the final throes of a multi-year $500 million renovation. Inbound names include Michael Mina, the recently-opened Eggslut, and Ayesha Curry later this year. The downstairs coastal Italian option Cal Mare is already open along La Cienega.

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
8500 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

A rendering of the dining room
The exterior of the future Yardbird