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soft bottom wednesday bar + plates

  • elysian 2806 Clearwater Street Los Angeles CA 90039 323-522-6625 (map)

soft bottom wednesday
“soft bottom” because that is how the elysian valley stretch of the LA river is known, as it was never paved over by the army corp of engineers and remains lush and natural in its funky way. “wednesday” because wednesday.

smallish plates and drinks

full bar with Mark Hendrix on cocktails; tasty wine list; corkage $20

Please note: our seating is mostly communal. If it is warm, the tables and/or the comfy furniture may well be outdoors under the helicoptery sky.

PARKING: street parking only—Clearwater, Ripple, Fruitdale, Gilroy. Please be considerate of our neighbors.

If you have trouble with open table, if your desired time is unavailable, or if you are just plain analog, please EMAIL us. If you have any dietary concerns the kitchen should be advised of, please indicate on your reservation form. And if you are a chronic last minute canceller, please indicate on your reservation form.

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menu goes a little something like this

olives and almonds

shishito pepper, carrot, miso, bonito

tomato, melon, cuke, mint, preserved lemon, bottarga

smoked trout, blood orange, radicchio, celery

pork rillette, pickled cauliflower, blackened okra, radish

seared ridgeback shrimp, fennel, crispy speck

gnocchi, summer squash, basil, walnut, parmy shave

hanger steak, seared lettuces, spring onion, gochujang butter, dried anchovy

lamb rib, blistered haricot, sweet peppers, lebneh, dhukkah

sweet tbd

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