Hollywood’s newest culinary gem, RDEN Bar & Restaurant, officially opens Thursday, September 28th, 2023, offering a one-of-a-kind dining and drinking experience that seamlessly merges the timeless glamour of old Hollywood with contemporary culinary excellence. Nestled on the street level of the iconic Taft Building, RDEN Bar & Restaurant has redefined the Hollywood dining scene, becoming the go-to destination for locals and visitors alike.
Originally built in 1923, the Taft Building stands as a historic monument in Hollywood, located adjacent to the world-renowned Pantages Theatre and the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame. RDEN Bar & Restaurant now occupies this historic space, breathing new life into its storied walls under the visionary leadership of Owner & CEO Gaspar Petrosyan and his dynamic team at Public Square LA Hospitality including top talent Director of Operations Wally Moran, Chef de Cuisine Noe Olivera, Executive Sushi & Omakase Chef Tommy Ko, and Bar Manager Carlos Giron.
RDEN’s culinary journey is expertly guided by Chef de Cuisine Noe Olivera, a master of his craft. Olivera’s menu pays homage to classic steakhouse fare while infusing it with modern global twists. Appetizers like Spicy Hummus and Lavash Chips, Peruvian Ceviche, Mussels, and lush Charcuterie set the stage for a gastronomic adventure. The Salad section boasts creations like the Summer Beet Salad, Sunomono Crab Salad, Wakame Salad, and Albacore ensuring there’s something to please every palate.
But it’s Olivera’s entrées that truly steal the spotlight, with Hollywood classics reimagined with a modern flair. Dishes such as Uni Pasta, Surf & Turf, and the 32 oz Wagyu Tomahawk tantalize taste buds and showcase Chef Noe’s culinary prowess. Sides like Lobster Tail with Butter, Mac & Cheese, and signature Brussels Sprouts complete the unforgettable dining experience.
To make RDEN even more exceptional, Executive Sushi & Omakase Chef Tommy Ko has brought his 23 years of sushi experience to the table. At the intimate six-seat Omakase bar, Chef Tommy crafts unique, chef’s choice Omakase menus for adventurous guests. A full Sushi menu also delights patrons with traditional Rolls, Sashimi & Carpaccio, and Nigiri Sushi & Sashimi, ensuring there’s something for every sushi lover.
Complementing the delectable cuisine is the RDEN Bar, a grand throwback to Hollywood’s Golden Era. A stunning marble bar top, magnificent chandeliers, and a well-stocked back bar make it a haven for cocktail aficionados. Bar Manager Carlos Giron has curated an exceptional cocktail program, featuring delights like the Beautiful Garden, Japanese Martini, Florecita, and the signature RDEN Old Fashioned.
RDEN Bar & Restaurant offers an exquisite dining experience across its multiple spaces, including a glamorous upstairs dining room with panoramic views of Hollywood Blvd., a sleek omakase bar, and a stunning patio for alfresco dining under the stars. Whether for drinks with friends, pre-theatre dining, intimate gatherings, or special events, RDEN promises an exceptional experience for all who walk through its doors!
RDEN Bar & Restaurant is open Sunday through Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. The RDEN Bar is open every Friday and Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. For more information about RDEN Bar & Restaurant or to make reservations, please call 323.977.1680 directly or visit www.RDENLA.com.