Santa Monica’s fast casual food scene is getting yet another big new name soon. Graham Elliot, a long-celebrated Chicago chef and popular television host and food competition show judge, will launch a casual takeaway called Petit Harvest next month.
The move to Santa Monica marks a big moment for the overall Gallery Food Hall space where Elliot lands. The redone building has already snatched up micro-restaurants from the Voltaggio brothers (STRFSH, to be exact) and Jeremy Fall, who opened Paperboy Pizza inside last year. An unmarked upstairs room even holds Michelin-level restaurant Dialogue from fellow former Chicago chef Dave Beran, but now comes Elliot to further the cause.
Downstairs, the Gallery Food Hall space will soon open a secondary dining area to be called SocialEats. That’s where Elliot will mix in with fellow celebrity chef David Chang, who will will open his first Los Angeles-area location of popular fast casual fried chicken restaurant Fuku. Other restaurants set to open there include SuperToro (a sushi hand roll bar), Cada Vez (Spanish pintxos), and Adelaide Coffeebar for daytime caffeine and evening wine. Chef David Lespron will also open Street Noods, a pan-Asian street noodle concept with options from dan dan noodles to pan-fried gyoza.
As for Petit Harvest, Elliot is working with K2 Restaurants to offer more vegetable-focused fare including hummus with market vegetables, a Beyond burger, lots of salads, and more. There will also be a beer and wine license for the entire property, meaning frose slushies and the like.
Look for SocialEats to open with most of its restaurants ready to go (save for Fuku and Street Noods, at least) next week.
SocialEats. 1315 Third St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA.