The already-booming Beverly Hills food scene is about to get another big boost, as the long-awaited Tatel opens for lunch and dinner service on Tuesday, September 21.
The new restaurant — an LA extension of the original Spanish brand, with locations in Madrid and Ibiza — is nothing if not a star-studded affair, backed by everyone from Laker champion Pau Gasol to tennis legend Rafael Nadal and soccer superhero Cristiano Ronaldo. Nadal is a primary investor in the restaurant, part of the Mabel Hospitality group behind the venture along with partners Manuel Campos Guallar and Abel Matutes Prats.
Together the moneyed consortium is out to give Los Angeles even more Spanish food to fawn over, mixing traditional flavors and dishes with California ingredients and a moneyed flourish. That might mean a Spanish tortilla at one table, jamon and pan con tomate at another, and Spanish wine being poured across the primary dining room. Plus, the place is going to be a party, complete with live music every day. Expect a busy bar, lots of dancing and mingling, and heavy use of multiple patio and lounge areas across the large property at 453 N. Canon Drive in the former Nic’s space. The space itself is flush with pastel tones, touches of gold and wood, and floral accents that jump off the wall.
The incoming Tatel joins a crowded restaurant field in Beverly Hills, which has in the past half-year become perhaps the busiest dining area in all of greater Los Angeles. From the new Matū south of Wilshire to party spots like Avra and, yes, even Nusr-Et by Salt Bae, people love to spend time (and money) in Beverly Hills right now. Add in a slew of upcoming projects like an expansion of the Maple & Ash steakhouse out of Chicago and a West Coast restaurant from none other than Daniel Boulud, and it’s likely that Beverly Hills will remain very, very busy for the next few years.
The incoming Tatel, one of Spain’s busiest restaurants, opens in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, September 21, keeping hours from lunch to late-night (noon to midnight) daily, with an extension to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Sunday brunch begins at 11 a.m.