Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2014
Located near Larchmont Village in mid-city Los Angeles, Midtown Bar & Kitchen is a well-needed establishment for commuting professionals as well as locals and businesses. A collaboration between Maximillian Mamikunian & Marko Shafer (acclaimed Hollywood music venue The Hotel Cafe), Filippo Cortivo (Los Angeles' Italian staple, Osteria Mamma) and Nora Schaefer (fashion filmographer and photographer), this new hot spot is a modern and sophisticated bar/restaurant with a warm and inviting atmosphere specializing in classic cocktails, wines from around the world and a delicious contemporary tasting menu.
"The Larchmont area was obviously lacking a comfortable neighborhood spot that offers not only great food, but a full bar. I think we have successfully filled that gap," says Shafer, who himself lives just blocks away from the Melrose location.
Created by Loredana "Mamma" Cecchinato and son, Filippo Cortivo, the menu at Midtown Bar & Kitchen is simple yet elegant, featuring an array of small plates and tasty sides with a hint of Italian tradition as well as west coast sensibility.
The bar program at Midtown is committed to the classic cocktail with a modern curated twist. The wine menu, which features 20 eclectic varietals by the glass and an intriguing bottle list of over 60 offerings from around the world has been carefully selected by Osteria Mamma's owner and International Certified Sommelier, Filippo Cortivo, "As a professional sommelier I want to deal with the diversity of grapes and regions and also fulfill an increasing request of unusual varietals and wines."
Whether you're out for a quick bite and cocktail or a full sit down meal, Midtown's layout and minimalist decor is perfect for both. The lavish Calcutta Gold marble bar is the center piece and provides seating for 20. The dimly lit walnut and slate trimmed restaurant area has seating for 65 and offers several large booths, various sized candle lit tables as well as a separated patio area that will provide open air dining during the warmer months.
Midtown Bar & Restaurant is located at 5722 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Open Monday - Thursday 6:00 PM to 12 AM and Friday - Saturday 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM. You can make reservations on Yelp’s SEATME and or by calling 323.460.4090.
For more information please visit http://www.midtownbarandkitchen.com and follow Midtown Bar & Restaurant on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for events, news and promotions.