Just when you thought West 3rd. Street couldn’t get any better, The Churchill restaurant opened last month at the base of the Orlando Hotel.
Understated grace and rustic, charm oozes from the space; polished wood tables and counters showcase a grain and pattern of wood so fine it could rival amber. Created by the same gang that is responsible for the unbridled fabulousness of the Hudson in West Hollywood, this gastropub (translation: bar with haute couture food) was designed to resemble an early 1900s English country cottage. It’s like going to Europe without having to fight the traffic out to LAX.
Plush tufted leather, deliberately worn seating rests against exposed brick walls, cross-back chairs and spindly wooden spoons adorn the main floor of the restaurant. There’s an open air patio at the ground level offers the opportunity to dine with the sun blessing each eyelash and a fireplace to keep things toasty on colder days. Enjoy discovering antique-y items like a silver cash register and vintage boxing gloves adorned here and there with framed black and white photographs on the wall.
Jason Tuley has been crowned executive chef and thank God. You can look forward to items like duck confit, prosciutto pizza, octopus salad, and potato gnocchi. All the ingredients are local, all meats cured in-house and the presentation–fabulous. Get ready for a comprehensive wine list and innovative cocktails, bottomless mimosas on Sundays. The entire environment makes you feel like you’ve been set up on a blind date with this really cool guy who has great style and is about to cook you dinner.
The Churchill – 8384 W 3rd St – Los Angeles, CA 90048 – (323) 655-8384