On April 6th, James Beard-nominated and award-winning Yardbird Southern Table & Bar officially opened its doors in Southern California. Nestled within the newly renovated Beverly Center, the rustic, country-chic dining destination showcases their internationally recognized Southern cuisine featuring seasonal dishes with ingredients harvested at regional farms.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar Los Angeles offers a unique and authentic dining experience built around 100-year old family recipes, served in a warm, welcoming environment. Recognized for the modern renditions of classic, home-style favorites, the menu is renowned for its famous Lewellyn's Fine Fried Chicken n' Waffles, Deviled Eggs and House-Made Buttermilk Biscuits.
Paying homage to their new Los Angeles home, Chef Patrick Rebholz has crafted the menu to include light and flavorful options from sustainable foraged ingredients as well as an upscale twist on Southern fare. Guests will enjoy delicious, seasonal experiential dishes like the Mufaletta Salad prepared tableside and the Santa Monica Farmer's Market Salad. Ingredients will be sourced daily from local farms including Valdivia Farms, Weiser Family Farms, County Line Harvest, Murray Family Farms, Pudwill Farms and Mike & Sons Egg Ranches.
The menu is a journey of classic Southern cooking that has been peppered with a complex and inimitable style. The collection of unforgettable homestyle recipes include a Sweet Tea Braised Long Bone Short Rib, Louis Style Pork Ribs, Whole Lobster Mac & Cheese, and a Bourbon Aged Steak deemed "The Duke." These flavors break the traditional constraints of Southern cooking, resulting in an offering unique to the Los Angeles dining landscape.
James Beard-nominated Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith has designed an eclectic selection of playful desserts that are guaranteed to evoke an edible nostalgia. Layered with both savory and sweet components, Goldsmith pulled menu inspirations that are indulgent pick-me-ups made with the best seasonal ingredients that are satisfying and good for the soul.
Complementing the culinary concept, the cocktail program at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar Los Angeles, curated by Joshua Holliday, is pulling no punches. Complete with hand carved ice and exotic ingredients, drinks like the Tarragon in Technicolor are equally approachable as they are familiar, while offering a bit of flair as the colors change throughout consumption. The cozy bar scene, featuring both a lounge and ample bar seating, will also offer an impressive list of over 100 bourbon and whiskey options.
Helmed by award-winning restaurateur John Kunkel, the sophisticated dining destination boasts indoor and outdoor seating options alongside meticulously designed private and semi-private spaces, designed for social gatherings.
Kunkel states, "We are committed to continually providing our guests with high-quality, made-from-scratch, classic Southern cuisine, and thrilled to take the art of hospitality to a new level with Yardbird Los Angeles."
Located conveniently on the street level of the luxury shopping destination, diners will have access to valet parking at the Third Street Entrance. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar will be open seven days a week, serving lunch weekdays and dinner until 11:00 PM nightly. They will also be serving their foot stompin', soul healin' brunch on the weekends.