The biggest final piece of the Manufactory puzzle is here, and its name is Alameda Supper Club. The dinnertime-only Downtown LA restaurant shares an open kitchen with all-day restaurant Tartine Bianco but has its own entrance, menu, hours, and vibe, making it simultaneously part of a larger whole, and something unique entirely.
Whereas Tartine Bianco feels in some ways like a Chad Robertson/Elizabeth Pruitt (Tartine) project with some Chris Bianco (Pizzeria Bianco, Tratto) sprinkled in, Alameda Supper Club feels decidedly like a Bianco project with a splash of Tartine. The restaurant’s entrance and soon-to-open patio sit on the eastern side of the long, 44,000 square foot, tri-level space at the Row near the Arts District, and there’s none of the market component and takeaway baked goods like those found at Tartine Bianco.
Instead, chef Chris Bianco and his team are sticking to a simple script that includes crunchy salads, fresh oysters, and a couple of $20-ish pastas. There’s no pizza so don’t ask, but there is lamb belly with salsa verde, a bone-in ribeye, and pistachio rye cannoli for dessert. The opening menu is below.
The first night of public service was last night at Alameda Supper Club, with employees there telling Eater that the restaurant will now be open nightly for dinner service. The outdoor patio bar should be ready for the weather warm-up sometime next week.
The Manufactory. 757 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA.