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New High-End French Brasserie Anchors Big Redevelopment in Century City

Lumière comes from a well-known fine dining chef

Drawings for a French brasserie with lots of glass and tall windows.
Renderings for Lumiere
Fairmont Century Plaza
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.

The years-long remodel of Century City’s Fairmont Century Plaza is starting to wrap up, with plans to open the Fairmont hotel and some of the hotel residences and retail areas in the coming year. Among the new additions to the neighborhood will be Lumière, a French brasserie from chef Jason Franey, who previously spent time as executive sous chef at Eleven Madison Park, and executive chef at Restaurant 1833 in Monterey, CA.

Lumière is looking to come online in April 2020, sporting jewel tones, an upscale brasserie environment with tall windows, a marble bar, and more. The restaurant is going to help anchor more than 100,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space coming to the plaza area, which is being completely overhauled for the first time since the 1960s.

The move to add an upscale French brasserie comes on the heels of newcomers like Pasjoli in Santa Monica, which has earned rave reviews by several critics across town. Other staple French spots like Petit Trois continue to be big dining draws as well. Meanwhile, large-scale developers (like Woodridge Capital Partners, who own the Fairmont Century Plaza) continue to gut and remake large swaths of Downtown and the Westside, including at the soon-to-open Ivy Station development in Culver City.

Lumière. 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles.