Nick and Stef’s Steakhouse : Reopened and Reinvented

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Nick and Stefs LA

Following a “down to the studs” renovation, Nick and Stef’s Steakhouse, the flagship steakhouse from celebrated Chef and Founder of Patina Restaurant Group, Joachim Splichal, has reopened, been redesigned, and has a new Executive Chef, Andreas Roller, who is presenting a sensational new menu and dining experience.

With a chic new decor incorporating classic steakhouse style with contemporary designs, the 16-year old newly reopened Nick and Stef’s celebrates its long standing tradition of offering cured meat selections with an emphasis on a newly added 28-day onsite aging of premium cuts. Comprehensive raw bar and seafood options, a wine program consisting of over 500 labels including selections from Splichal’s personally selected vintages, a mixology program rooted in mid-century cocktails and unparalleled service for which the brand is  known, are at the core of the new iteration of Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse.

Chef Andrew Roller of Nick and Stefs

Chef Andrew Roller with Susan Irby

The Cuisine –
Adhering to the founding principles of Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse, the menu by Executive Chef  Andreas Roller remains focused on celebrating top tier ingredients through traditional  steakhouse fare with a contemporary flair. As to be expected, meat is the focal point of both the  lunch and dinner menu. USDA prime onsite 28-day dry aged selections in addition to  showstopper options such as a Tomahawk Rib Chop or Prime Fiorentine T-Bone are carefully grilled over oak and mesquite.

Filet TriTip from Nick and Stefs

Filet Mignon and TriTip

Other large scale menu items, available for pre-order, include a  Whole Roasted Suckling Pig, Dry-­‐‑Aged Prime Rib, Whole Roasted Leg of Colorado Lamb and
Loup de Mer. For individual dining, other new meat experiences include Black Angus Beef,  imported and domestic Wagyu, along with a varied selection of grassfed cuts. Burgers and  sandwiches are also showcased during lunch service. The menu also features smaller bites  during lunch or dinner and an extensive list of returning classic sides alongside new innovative vegetable small plates.

Crispy Cauliflower

Crispy Cauliflower from Nick and Stefs

The new menu includes an expanded look at seafood, inclusive of entrees, a raw bar with $3  oysters, seafood cocktails,

Oyster Sake Shooters

Oyster Sake Shooters at Nick and Stef’s

and shellfish platters. The new seafood program is focused on fresh catch fish selections.

Classic Oatmeal Cookie

Classic Oatmeal Cookie at Nick and Stef’s

Rounding out the menu for lunch and dinner, a dessert course highlights items that evoke a  sense of comfort and contentment. Warm Buttermilk Cinnamon Doughnuts, Rum Raisin  Chocolate Soufflé Cake, Oatmeal Cookie, and a large selection of domestic cheeses are just a few  of the choices.

Cinnamon Doughnuts

Nick and Stef’s Cinnamon Doughnuts

More about Chef Andreas Roller –
Newly appointed Executive Chef is German Master Chef Andreas Roller, an internationally educated and experienced culinary talent who has created a global and diverse menu. Sourcing only the finest cuts of meat and carefully curated specialty items, Chef Roller has a long and dedicated relationship with Patina Restaurant Group,  including stints at the Hollywood Bowl and Disney Concert Hall. Prior to Patina Restaurant Group, Chef Roller’s culinary success includes tenures at three Michelin-starred restaurants, projects in Australia and London, along with the 2004 Olympics and the world’s only seven-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab located in Dubai.

Cocktails, Fine Wines, and Premier Water, Nick + Stef’s Beverage Program –
Whether for after work drinks or to supplement a formal dining experience, Nick + Stef’s  Steakhouse will be a premier destination for wine and mixology lovers. The sleek front bar  captures the overall spirit of the new Nick + Stef’s with a varied menu saluting classic libations  and introducing contemporary signature cocktails. With a focus on carefully curated small  batch labels and top-shelf selections, the cocktail program harkens to the golden age of  steakhouses when a steak was always consumed with a cocktail in hand.

Cocktails at Nick and Stef's

Selection of Nick and Stef’s cocktails

For wine aficionados, this may be the most exciting new wine list in the city. The new menu
presents over 500 labels reaching across the globe while incorporating private vintages selected
personally by Splichal, in partnership with the dedicated Sommelier/Assistant General Manager
Alejandro Marchesini. The wine list features many labels previously only found at auction and
not available at other dining destinations in the city.
Patina Restaurant Group’s popular water menu, crafted by America’s only water sommelier,
featuring 4 flat and 4 sparkling natural spring waters will be offered as well.

Ceviche selection at Nick and Stef's

Albacore with Jalapeno

About Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse
Named for Patina Restaurant Group Founder / Chef Joachim Splichal’s two sons, the restaurant
opened its doors in 1999. The sophisticated, contemporary, and eclectic setting includes a
stunning outdoor terrace for al fresco dining and after-work cocktails, as well as the only
display dry-aging room in Los Angeles.

Nick and Stef’s Steakhouse
the premier destination for meat lovers in the heart of downtown LA
RESERVATIONS: 213 680 0330
Open for lunch Monday through Friday
Open for dinner 7 nights a week

Leatherby’s Café Rouge celebrates Broadway Dinners

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Leatherby’s Café Rouge celebrates Broadway Dinners

Leatherby's Cafe Rouge
Leatherby’s Café Rouge is the premiere dining spot at the beautiful Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County. An artistic and dining destination, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts boasts some of the world’s top talents including an internationally acclaimed dance series, jazz and caberet, leading classical music artists, indie-bands, and top Broadway shows.
Leatherby's Cafe Rouge restaurant
To celebrate this season’s Broadway shows, Leatherby’s Café Rouge presents the Broadway Dinner series by Executive Chef Ross Pangilinan. Beginning in February and running monthly through the end of June 2015, guests can enjoy specialty menus honoring the famed performances of the Broadway shows at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

Leatherby's Broadway Dinner menus

Dirty Dancing

February 3rd – 15th

Hey! Baby

Little gem, red endive, goat cheese, walnuts, poached pear, beets, petite herbs and flowers, champagne dressing

Leatherby's Act IV CAB Boneless Beef Short Rib

Leatherby’s CAB Boneless Beef Short Rib

Hungry Eyes

CAB boneless beef short rib, Yukon gold potato pave, king trumpet mushrooms, cipollini, herb tempura, natural jus

Will you love me tomorrow

Raspberry macaroon, chocolate cake, raspberry sorbet, Port air and pate du fruit

Nice Work If You Can Get It

March 17th – March 22nd

400 Cases of Gin

House smoked trout, Gin and dill crème fraiche, pickled cucumber, fennel, potato chips

Leatherby's Braised Rabbit

Leatherby’s Braised Rabbit

Will You Remember Me?

Rabbit braised in local beer and grainy mustard, orichette pasta, peas, bacon, carrot, pearl onion

Demon Rum

Warm crepes, caramelized pineapple, salted rum caramel, vanilla bean ice cream

Guys and Dolls

April 14th – April 19th

A Bushel and a Peck

West coast oyster cocktail, spicy ponzu, citrus caviar, cucumber, sake, wasabi tobiko, avocado sorbet

Leatherby's Oyster Cocktail with Avocado Sorbet

Leatherby’s Oyster Cocktail with Avocado Sorbet

Luck Be a Lady

Free range chicken “saltimbocca” prosciutto, sage, potato fonduta, broccoli rabe, lemon chicken jus


Coconut rice pudding, exotic sauce and fruit, sugar brulee


May 13th – May 24th

It’s the Hard Knock Life

Pea and kaffir lime soup, fried artichokes, green onions


Bacon wrapped East Coast monkfish, apple-celery puree, tomato-onion tart, buerre rouge

Bacon Wrapped East Coast Monkfish at Leatherby's

Bacon Wrapped East Coast Monkfish at Leatherby’s


Apple and chocolate chip cookie cobbler, vanilla ice cream

Annie Kids Menu


American grilled cheese sandwich with house made tomato soup OR, “Easy Street” – Spaghetti and house made meatballs


Apple and chocolate chip cookie cobbler with vanilla ice cream


June 16th – June 28th

The Supremes

Chopped salad, fennel salami, garbanzo, bocconcini, heirloom tomato, radish, crispy shallots, red wine buttermilk vinaigrette

Motown Sound

Smoked and grilled pork porterhouse, lobster mac and cheese, roasted vegetables, rosemary jus

Leatherby's Chilled Berry Soup

Leatherby’s Chilled Berry Soup

Berry Gordy

Chilled “berry” soup, pistachio panna cotta, waffle cookie

Enjoy a serene, light-infused setting as whimsical culinary artistry becomes an integral part of the cultural experience at Leatherby’s Café Rouge. A Patina Group Restaurant with warm, minimalist interiors creates an ideal backdrop for artful presentations serving up exceptional modern American dishes with a focus on seasonal ingredients. Perfect for pre-theater dining,  after work cocktails, or a special night out!

Leatherby's bar

Leatherby’s Café Rouge

RESERVATIONS (714)429-7640

Leatherby's Foie Gras amuse

Leatherby’s Foie Gras amuse

Kendall’s Brasserie and Bar : Culinary Tour of France

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Kendall's Brasserie and Bar
Kendall’s Brasserie and Bar : Culinary Tour of France – Enjoy France in Los Angeles! Kendall’s Brasserie and Bar presents “NO LUGGAGE REQUIRED: A CULINARY TOUR OF FRANCE AT KENDALL’S BRASSERIE & BAR”.

Beginning February 3, 2015, guests can experience the distinct flavors of Basque, Provence, and Lyon regions with the “Passport to France” monthly dinner series – specialty dinners nightly in February, March and October with each of these three months highlighting a different region of France. How delightful is that?!!

Chef Jean Pierre Bosc

Chef Jean Pierre Bosc

Lyon-raised Executive Chef Jean Pierre Bosc is proud to present menus that salute his native country that are robust with the authenticity of each region. Join Chef as you explore the varied tastes and flavors of Basque, Provence, and Lyon, France.

Kendall's Brasserie and Bar

The first dinner theme begins on February 3, 2015. Guests travel to the Basque region with dishes such as the Baked Sea Bass Persillade with Bell Pepper Basquaise, and Coco Beans Ragout with Chorizo capture the fresh seafood found in plenty throughout the northern area.
Kendall's Brasserie and Bar dining room
In March, Bosc tempts the palate with Provencal fare with Roasted Lamb Loin with Basted Tapenade, Artichokes Barigoule, and Fava Beans. Then, concluding the culinary journey through France in October, patrons return to Bosc’s home with a taste of the cuisine from Lyon. The featured item from the Lyonnais menu is a personal favorite of Bosc, the Volaille Demi-Deuil “Mere Brazier”, Poached Alf Chicken, truffled under the skin, with a Broth of Poached Vegetables, and Sauce Supreme. Each meal, inspired by the specific region, will include the choice of two appetizers, entrees and desserts options.

Kendall's Brasserie and Bar entree

Basque Region
February 3rd – 28th, 2015

March 3rd – March 31st, 2015

October 1st – October 31st, 2015
Dinner only, 7:00 p.m. – close

135 North Grand St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

PARKING: Special Twilight Parking Special:
Complimentary parking available when entering The Los Angeles Music Center lot between 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Located on the street level of the Los Angeles Music Center, Kendall’s brings a fresh approach to brasserie cuisine with inspired seafood dishes and updated French favorites. The classic brasserie with contemporary flourishes features a dynamic central bar and lounge serving superb wines and cocktails with cooked dishes and hand-selected raw bar delicacies. A dog-friendly outdoor patio space further enhances the Parisian atmosphere of the downtown Los Angeles cultural dining destination. Additionally, convenient parking at the Los Angeles Music Center is available on a complimentary basis when entering the lot between 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.