Los Angeles likes to keep it fresh, especially when it comes to restaurants. You can recognize this with daily menus dictated by what’s fresh from the farm, new dining concepts rising from the ashes of those that have grown tired and chefs constantly shuffling to new locations. One of downtown’s newest restaurants, Fifty Seven, takes fresh to new levels, aiming to rotate its chef every season.
Chef David Nayfeld (Eleven Madison Park, Cru, Jöel Robuchon’s Mansion, Aqua) inaugurates this talented group with innovative dining selections that include indulgences like unctuous veal liver sweetened with onion jam; agnolotti with coveted morel mushrooms and English peas; a succulent heritage pork chop; and Muscovy duck for two.
For a more relaxed experience, dine at the bar on Nayfeld’s more casual selections like house-made bratwurst served with a freshly baked pretzel, the pickled garden (which pays homage to local produce with lemon, cucumber, carrot, squash, cauliflower and baby beets with red miso), and deviled eggs with celery relish. Round out your experience with craft cocktails featuring spirits from local distilleries (try the Contraband with Old Grand-Dad Bourbon, Amontillado Contrabandista, Amaro Amaro, ginger, lemon, pecan bitters; or the El Sanguinello with Jalapeno-infused Pierde Almas Mezcal, Averna Amaro, agave, blood orange, lemon, Sal de Gusano), a curated wine list and more.
Here’s a look at what you can expect at Fifty Seven for the next three months:
After dinner, head downstairs to the venus performance space with a speakeasy vibe. The area is decked out with its own bar and will feature artists from all genres, including up-and-coming musicians, secret after shows, local favorites and more.
712 Santa Fe Ave., downtown, 213.816.8157. fiftysevenla.com