Downtown finer dining restaurant Anatra has closed a short six months after first coming online in the Fashion District. The glossy, inviting space never quite managed to catch on with the larger Downtown crowd, or the weekend dining set.
Anatra was the work of chef/co-owner Peyman Rasi, a longtime back of house name at places like Locanda Positano and The Raymond in Pasadena. He envisioned a classy corner restaurant with loads of natural light and actual white tablecloths, playing to the changing Fashion District neighborhood and all the condominiums and development springing up across Downtown. But while Sonoratown continues to crush across the street from its tiny storefront, Anatra fought to grow a clientele eager for more refined Italian and French fare.
Now that’s all in the past, as Rasi tells Eater that Anatra’s final night of service has come and gone. He says he’ll be back up and running with a different project elsewhere soon, but so far no word on what that will eventually look like. And with that, Anatra joins the recent ranks of names like Tintorera as upscale neighborhood options with truncated lifespans.