As first reported this morning on Eater L.A., Manhattan Beach's newish Cali-coastal concept Chez Soi has not been open for the past few days. A representative confirms that the restaurant, which opened in April of this year, is currently closed, but will reopen within the next several weeks.
Chef Mark Gold (formerly of Eva), who brought his refined-yet-rustic cuisine from Mid-City to Manhattan Beach earlier this year, has departed the struggling eatery. A sign posted on the restaurant's front door suggests that owner Thierry Perez has not been paying rent to Morlin Asset Management, the property's leasing company.
A call to the restaurant reveals that staff have been informed that changes are afoot. Perez is looking to hire a new chef, but a new opening date has not yet been set.
We're looking forward to hearing about chef Mark Gold's next project.
Chez Soi, 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, chezsoirestaurant.com.