Blackhouse Hospitality has expanded their reach to Huntington Beach, and their conceptual repertoire to include a restaurant-within-a-restaurant. Bluegold -- a modern restaurant serving a hybrid of California and old world Spanish cuisine -- is home to the “secret” LSXO, a variation of Blackstone’s LA-based Little Sister. The entire space is nearly 9,000sqft, with seating for over 200 guests at Bluegold, and for only about two dozen at LSXO (we meant it when we said secret). The menu at Bluegold is nearly as large as the space itself, with categories including (but not limited to) appetizers, raw bar, charcuterie and cheese, salads, pizza, steaks, seafood, and sides. If the coastal California and Spanish-inspired dishes are just not enough -- and assuming you can find the unmarked door tucked away in the midst of Bluegold’s masses -- speakeasy-style LSXO will take you from the Pacific Coast of Southern California straight to Saigon.
The Vietnamese food at this speakeasy-within-a-restaurant (secreted in a dimly lit back room inside Bluegold) surpasses even the Pacific Ocean views (which are incredible). It’s the brainchild of the same guy behind Little Sister, so expect strong Southeast Asian flair in dishes like Lamb Satay Noodles and Fried Sea Bass. Located at Pacific City, a retail hub that houses shops and restaurants, you can escape all of the hustle and bustle of the outside world. Look for an unmarked door next to the wine room.
How to book: Reservations available via OpenTable.