Things are looking up for Barbette, the incoming West Hollywood casual French restaurant landing in the former Tinto space on Santa Monica Boulevard. Word is out that an opening could be happening as soon as May, and in the meantime let’s take a look at just what to expect from the menu.
Barbette’s kitchen is being helmed by Robert Flaherty, a New York City dining vet who previously spent time at places like White Gold Butchers under April Bloomfield. Now he’s made his way to the West Coast with plans to drop easygoing French vibes on West Hollywood, complete with classics like endive salad and lots of mussels. Expect a heavy lean on vegetables and seafood, though there will be some red meat thrown around as well.
On the drinks front, Jared Meisler and Sean MacPherson are behind the bar menu. They’re the names responsible for everything from Jones nearby to Bar Lubitsch to Roger Room on down, so the full cocktail program is in good hands. There’s no official opening date just yet, but look for something early to mid-May.
7511 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA