Chef Brendan Collins (Waterloo & City) opened his first solo project along the Cahuenga Corridor in Hollywood. With a few tables in the dining room, a small bar and a couple of communal tables, it's not a big space, but it is a lot brighter than many others along the corridor. The clean lines, whitewashed woods, gleaming marble and unpolished metals stand out among the bump-thumping spots of Hollywood. When weather permits, a garage door opens to the sidewalk and there are balcony barstools that jut outside, plus patio tables along the alley behind the restaurant. For any fans of Collins' menus at Waterloo, his dishes, from small plates to larger format offerings, will seem familiar, only with more LA influences. Here's a first look.
1634 Cahuenga Blvd.; 323-960-3369