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Fine Dining Alum Snags One of LA’s Most Iconic Restaurant Buildings

The fine dining chef arrives in the former Hatfield’s space on Melrose

Profile of chef Eric Bost
Eric Bost
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.

Chef Eric Bost is no stranger to fine dining, having come up in that world as part of the Guy Savoy team. He helped the Las Vegas location earn (and keep) two Michelin stars before leaving to Singapore to open Guy Savoy there in 2010. Now he’s leading the charge at a rather iconic Melrose white tablecloth restaurant space, the former home of Hatfield’s and, before that, Michel Richard’s Citrus.

More recently Bost has been seen in the kitchen as the executive chef of Republique under Walter Manzke, but now is heading out on his own with a still-unnamed new project. And while there’s nothing definitive to share just yet, Bost does promise an “elevated dining” experience with a heavy lean toward seasonality to the menu.

As for the space itself, expect indoor-outdoor vibes and lots of fine dining touches. Remember, this is the restaurant that was used as the upscale backdrop for the film Chef, complete with its open kitchen. There’s no firm timeline for opening just yet, but expect something by early summer.

6703 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA