Dispelling Rumors: A March Roundup of Restaurant Openings & Closures
Elina Shatkin Sotto's liquor arsenal: for celebratory or mourning purposes
It can be tricky to determine whether a restaurant is nearing its end. Despite conflicting and vague reports, Bistro LQ is indeed closed. We tracked down chef-owner Laurent Quenioux, who confirmed that "Yes we r closed..sorry," via Twitter. Panicked followers have been tweeting @Bistrolq for updates. When asked about a reopening, Quenioux replied "Yes in a different location...will keep posted!"
Early last week there were false reports that La Bottega Marino was shuttering. Owner Sal Marino cleared up the talk of closure saying, "unequivocally, the rumor is untrue." In restaurant expansion news, Ian Olsen, a co-owner of Lemonade, said there will be "a big opening" for their newest Brentwood location, which is slated for May 1st. "We are going to do something cool, but I don't want to spill the beans," he said. There might not be as much booze available at Lemonade's grand opening party as there is at Sotto, but one can hope.
Read on for this month's list of Restaurant Openings and Closures ...
Cafe Entourage: 1600 Vine St., Hollywood; (323) 467-4200.
Fig & Olive: 8490 Melrose Pl, West Hollywood; (310) 360-9100.
Komodo: 8809 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles.
Mezze: 401 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles.
The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co.: 262 S. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills; (310) 786-7400.
Public School 612: 612 S Flower St., Los Angeles; (213) 623-1172.
Sotto: 9575 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles: (310) 622-9706.
The Spice Table: 114 S. Central Avenue, Los Angeles; (213) 620-1840.
Trovino: 7166 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles.
Vive la Crepe: 368 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills; (310) 278-8377.
Beer Bar: 2835 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles; (213) 273-8424. (alcohol permit pending)
Boho: 6372 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. (closed February)
Bistro LQ: 8009 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles; (323) 951-1088.
Dumpling House: 5612 Rosemead Blvd., Temple City.
Minestraio Trattoria: 8384 W. Third St., Los Angeles; (323) 782-8384.
Pat & Oscar's: 2921 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 913-4120.
Porterhouse Bistro: 8635 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills; (310) 659-1099.