Photograph courtesy of industrielfarm.com
Two Dorothea Lange-style portraits of farmers announce the entrance to this ambitious operation, which has moved into a former Carl’s Jr. The split-level spot is schizophrenic: The downstairs room has a busy bistro feel; upstairs offers a candlelit respite. Every food trend is represented on Joseph Antonishek’s menu: house-made sausages and pickles, smoked octopus, pig’s ear, poutine, farro—the list goes on. And on. Execution suffers from a menu that’s too large, and all of the dishes could shed ingredients. But beneath the noise is some skillful cooking. With editing, there’s loads of potential. » 609 S. Grand Ave., 213-488-8020 or industriel farm.com.