After several pandemic-induced delays, Top Chef and James Beard award-winning chef Stephanie Izard opened the highly anticipated LA outpost of her fabled Chicago restaurant last summer. The beautiful and bright, brick-covered space within the Arts District’s new At Mateo complex is everything we wanted it to be: a neighborhood hangout you can pop into for a delicious cocktail and small plate at the bar, and an impressive venue worthy of a big-deal dinner for a group with its bustling open kitchen (and often Izard herself) in the background. Her global cuisine and ode to the wide world of California produce are the stars here. Don’t miss fluffy House-made Naan paired with tofu tahini and carrot hummus, rotating seasonal salads (right now it's Shrimp and Crispy Greens with Satsumas and pickled veggies), and, of course, a few namesake dishes, including Goat Curry with house-made masa chips.
After wowing Chicago diners (as well as the judges on Top Chef), chef Stephanie Izard brought her midwest Girl & the Goat restaurant to the West Cast last year, landing in a luscious, plant-filled space in the burgeoning Arts District. The menu is globally inspired with a focus on seasonal California ingredients, with brunch offering decadent dishes like Everything Crumpets and Cured Smoked Salmon with tzatziki cream cheese and a fried egg salad, and a Potato Crepe with Vietnamese-style sausage, MontAmore cheese, sweet and sour sauce, and pickled veggies. Drinkwise, a rotating list of craft beers, global selection of wines from small producers, and fun craft cocktails round out the menu.
How to book: Reservations can be made online.
Chef Stephanie Izard made her West Coast mark with the opening of her beloved Chicago restaurant in LA last summer. The airy industrial space helmed by the James Beard award-winning Izard serves inventive globally-inspired dishes such as goat curry and chickpea fritters. Wash it all down with craft mocktails from mixologist Mike Zell, including the Sunrise Spiritz with lychee, galangal, and hibiscus soda and the tropical Sunset Shrub with pickled mango, passionfruit, and ginger.
How to book: Make reservations online.