It seems as if almost every week we hear about “the most anticipated restaurant opening in downtown LA,” but this time the hyperbole is right on the money as NoMad, once a name associated with Manhattan, has landed. Like its East Coast counterpart, the hotel has found a home in an iconic building, the former Bank of Italy building at Giannini Place, situated on the corner of Olive and Seventh…and also like its sister enterprise it is the last word in grandeur and finery.
The building encompasses several dining and drinking areas as well as a rooftop pool, and 241 richly appointed hotel rooms. This means that there is lobby drinking and daytime fare, a separate coffee bar with street-level access, plus refined dining from chef Daniel Humm and front-of-house partner Will Guidara upstairs, all housed within lavish 1920s-era style.
Of course it is the Mezzanine that is getting all of the attention, that is where executive chef, Chris Flint will be bringing to life Humm and Guidara’s culinary vision in a plush and elegant dining area over looking the lobby below. Expect a fine dining, dinner only menu for now, strictly by reservation.
The Lobby is where the hotel meets the street, not just a place for guests to gather and relax but offering comfort, coffee, cocktails or even a full meal to guests and non-guests alike. Drinks can be found at the Giannini Bar and at the opposite end of the room is a coffee bar reminiscent of a sumptuous Parisian hideaway. There will be light pastries, morning drinks, and European-style standing bars for customers to relax in. As evening draws in, the first-floor space will subtly transition into a place for cocktails and wine, with a hideaway bar that only reveals itself as the sun disappears below the horizon.
With plans to open a rooftop bar and cafe to accompany the pool to follow soon, it looks like the NoMad of downtown Los Angeles is more than a match for its East Coast rival.
You’ll feel good all over at LA’s NoMad…
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