Bottega Louie

lWhen Bottega Louie opened in April of 2009, downtown instantly became an even better place to be. Though this may not be the timeliest of posts, we’re such huge fans of this palatial restaurant/gourmet market/patisserie that boasts a dazzling melange of white marble, brass trim and floor-to-ceiling windows, that we had to write about it.

This 10,000 square foot restaurant sits at the corner of 7th & Grand, a neighborhood that is quickly experiencing a renaissance. Early on it was beset by some setbacks with the 11 story condo complex above filing for Chapter 11. Despite this, the first floor, which was formerly the home of Brooks Brothers, forged on and became Bottega Louie, one of the standout new restaurants in Los Angeles in 2009.

Since its opening, we’ve become regulars here. We recommend the osso buto, kurobuta pork chops and bowl or mussels and clams steamed in white wine.

Bottega Louie

700 South Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90017

www.bottegalouie.com

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