The perennially popular stall at Downtown’s Grand Central Market, best known for stuff like house-smoked pastrami and lox, expanded to Santa Monica in 2016 followed by a space at Westfield Century City last year. But this location, which will replace Arrive’s pool-adjacent all-day eatery Reservoir, will be Wexler’s first venue outside of Los Angeles.
The plan is to do breakfast, lunch, and dinner with both classic Wexler’s menu items like its double-smoked pastrami lox on a bagel and the “Macarthur Park,”, a pastrami-and-Swiss sandwich. They also add some new items for the hotel, including a pastrami burger and blueberry-creme fraiche pancakes at breakfast. Wexler’s will revamp the cocktail program and interior a bit as well, though details are still in the works.
The duo behind Wexler’s, thirtysomething chef Micah Wexler and partner Michael Kassar, seem like a good fit for the laid-back boutique hotel heavy on social spaces. Arrive opened in 2016 from a mainly LA-based crew, including early Facebook employee Ezra Callahan, and David Isen of hospitality and real estate development group Artist & Recreation. Arrive is also currently home to Customs Coffee, the artisan Ice Cream & Shop(pe), and gastropub Draughtsman.