Foodies & Fashionistas Flocking to The Wilshireadmin
Itâ€™s no secret that River Oaks District has morphed into one of the hottest dining destinations in town thanks to high-profile concepts like Steak 48, Le Colonial, and Hopdoddy. The news that hasnâ€™t gotten out yet is just how hot the neighborhood will get this summer â€“ hundred-degree temperatures notwithstanding â€“ when a bevy of high profile restaurants open in walking distance from The Wilshire.
One of the cityâ€™s most acclaimed restaurants â€“ BCN Taste & Tradition â€“ is rolling out MAD â€“ the airport code for Madrid and a casual cousin to the Montrose-area fine dining destination â€“ which is going into the restaurant space on the northern edge of River Oaks District. For residents at The Wilshire, that means a two-minute walk to Spanish-inspired small bites and finger foods after the Pintxos tradition along with large plates to share all-day and night.
Just a two-minute Uber or LYFT ride away, foodies and fashionistas will be flocking to no fewer than four high profile restaurants behind the Phillip Johnson-designed faÃ§ade in the former Saks Fifth Avenue space. The buzziest new place in town â€“ Fig & Olive â€“ has already brought a sunny splash of the Cote d’Azur lifestyle to the neighborhood along with the requisite rosÃ©, steak frites, and even a soundtrack to accompany the good life vis-Ã -vis the French Riviera.
Fig & Olive will soon have new neighbors in the form of legendary sushi spot Nobu â€“ opening in June â€“ followed in quick succession by Blanco Tacos & Tequila and the Dubai-import, The Spice Route Company.
The biggest surprise of all is Steak 48â€™s seafood sibling, Ocean 48. Keep that under your hat, as this one wonâ€™t be announced until later this month. If you can keep a secret, we can tell you that Ocean 48 will be located inside the loop and less than a mile from The Wilshire. Think: seafood reinvented set in a vibrant upscale atmosphere ranging from the dramatic to the intimate and specializing in world-class seafood and the great steaks they are known for at Steak 48. At its core, Ocean 48 will feature the highest graded chef-sourced sustainable fresh fish from around the world, enhanced with unique and interesting appetizers and side dishes that go beyond the traditional seafood menu.