Restaurant Finder - Los Angeles magazine - Mohawk Bend
Restaurant Finder

Mohawk Bend

See Map / Get Directions
2141 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026 213-483-2337
Loading

Profile

Tony Yanow of Tony's Darts Away in Burbank has launched a grand restaurant and beer hall that's tailor-made for Echo Park. Aside from the marquee, there's no evidence of the space's former life as a century-old vaudeville theater. A front patio leads to a long, narrow seating area flanked by a bar with an incredible number of California craft beers on tap—72!—plus six keg wines (all the rage for eco-oenophiles). A cathedral-like rear dining space impresses with its soaring, skylight-studded ceilings, a fireplace, and potted ficus. The hip clientele has no problem filling the place, while the kitchen struggles to keep up. The menu is primarily vegan, and everything else is marked “NV.” The restaurant touts its pizzas and flatbreads, and those are just fine. There's better crust to be had, but the toppings are fun. The NV Pig Newton with locally cured serrano ham, goat cheese, and fig and rosemary tapenade is sweet-and-salty goodness. Strips of eggplant rolled around mozzarella are gummy and tough; the polenta in the cazuela, which changes daily, lacks seasoning. But we adore the English muffin that accompanies the surprisingly light dork burger—duck and pork. Get it?

Rating
Price
Categories
Gastropub
Hours
Sun.-Thu. 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Alcohol
Full Bar
Outdoor Seating
Yes