Diner fans won’t have to wait much longer for Easy’s to open inside the Beverly Center. The anticipated Jeremy Fall project is just weeks away from buttoning up the details and emerging as a full-scale modern diner, complete with breakfast-through-dinner hours and, yes, those popular burgers.
Easy’s began life as a takeaway option at Far East Plaza in Chinatown, running burgers out of a takeout window attached to what is now LASA’s kitchen. Alvin Calian designed the first meaty menu, but now Fall and his team are moving beyond just beef and bun and into a full lineup of diner favorites.
The new Easy’s sits on the sixth floor of the Beverly Center, and will be basically the only sit-down food option actually inside the mall for a while. San Francisco chef Michael Mina is still keen to open a top-floor food hall at the Beverly Center some day down the line, but word is that project is still close to a year away.
Ultimately the Beverly Center’s food hall will house micro-restaurants like Ayesha Curry’s International Smoke barbecue, but in the meantime the only Easy’s competition inside is likely to be a Wetzel’s Pretzel. Everything else, from Cal Mare to Eggslut to Farmhouse to Yardbird, is situated on the ground floor, including the highly anticipated Angler from chef Joshua Skenes of San Francisco’s three-star Michelin restaurant Saison.
Up at Easy’s, expect classic touches like red and white tile floors and a mellow three-quarter bar that looks into the large kitchen beyond. Most of the restaurant’s 120-some seats will actually spill out into a tall, sunny corner of the mall proper, with views towards Downtown. There will be table service available, and breakfast all day.
It’s also worth noting that Fall will be activating a small takeaway corner to his Beverly Center plot of land for a micro version of Nighthawk, his popular breakfast bar. That space will be off to the side and carry a separate menu of breakfast items and coffee, and will run concurrently during the morning hours. Expect both to come online in just a matter of weeks, likely by the end of August at the latest.
Easy’s at Beverly Center. 8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles.