927 S. Broadway, 90015
We partnered with Jud Mongell and Ken Addington — the team behind Brooklyn’s beloved Five Leaves and Nights And Weekends — to create L.A. Chapter: a new, carefully cultivated brasserie just off of Ace’s lobby. Rooted in a fresh, thoughtful focus on locally sourced vegetables and seafood, Jud and Ken present their menu from a mostly European angle with subtle nods to the exotic — seamlessly introducing new flavors to familiar ideas. There is no conflict in folding unctuous Sea Urchin in Pasta Noodles or a French Dip/Bahn Mi Hybrid. Contradictions are at the heart of what makes L.A. Chapter a thoroughly American restaurant. The techniques are classic and simple: olive oils and vegetable purees are favored over butter and cream, fresh herbs and colorful accents keep plating contemporary and elegant. L.A. Chapter caters comfortably to a sophisticated clientele, but with the understanding that sometimes you just want a hamburger — and that it needs to be phenomenal hamburger. Keeping with their commitment to high quality ingredients, L.A. Chapter source local and organic comestibles and raw goods as much as possible — and while they don’t feel the need to distract their customers with a laundry list of farmers and obscure ingredients, you can rest assured that the every dish is as impeccably sourced as it is delicious.