Fairfax’s bottomless mimosas are back, thanks to Short Stories Restaurant, a brand new brunch spot occupying what was once the Tart Restaurant inside the former Farmer’s Daughter Hotel. Located inside the brand new hotel of the same name, the beautifully redesigned restaurant opened for dinner in early March with a menu of flavourful, market-driven cuisine by Ricardo Zarate.
Since April 10, Short Stories has launched chef Rosaliné’s Peruvian-inspired Sunday brunch, available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. True to Sunday Funday fashion, the menu includes $30 bottomless mimosas with your choice of fruit puree and a brief but satisfying selection of all-day staples, perfect for enjoying alfresco on the patio. room filled with plants from the restaurant.
Longtime Tart patrons will barely recognize the same indoor-outdoor courtyard, which now features marble checkerboard flooring, evergreen trees strung with lanterns, and plenty of bright white accents. A stone fountain near the restaurant’s entrance and lots of foliage at Short Stories add to the secret atmosphere of a garden away from the roar of LA traffic just outside its walls.
In terms of brunch fare, Short Stories offers 10 familiar dishes with a few Peruvian twists, including a kale Caesar salad made with huacatay or black mint; steak and eggs with a Peruvian soy glaze; and the Nikkei Cobb salad, which nods to Zarate’s soon-to-open Peruvian-Japanese spot, Causita, with a sesame-yuzu vinaigrette and dense, oversized Peruvian corn kernels. Six new daily cocktails are also available; among them is the Farmer’s Father, a tequila-based tropical homage to Short Stories’ most recent predecessor.
Named after the literary history of the surrounding Fairfax district, the Short Stories restaurant has already started to attract a dressed-up evening crowd, so expect an equally chic and somewhat upscale atmosphere at Sunday brunch. This isn’t the first time the space has served as a see-and-see hotspot: In the ’90s, the same venue existed as the Olive Club, one of LA’s first nightlife-oriented restaurants. in the style of the Nice Guy. , Dalila and Catch LA
Little Stories Hotel & Restaurant
115 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
$15 valet parking for the first three hours and limited street parking.
Brunch available on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; dinner available Sunday through Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Fri, Sat 5pm–11pm.