Vegetarian Stunner The Butcher’s Daughter Establishes New West Hollywood Roots

The Butcher’s Daughter continues its vegetarian march through Los Angeles with the opening of a new location at 8755 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood this Saturday, September 24. While this marks only the second outpost of the all-day restaurant in LA (with a spot on Abbot Kinney and three New York locations), the Butcher’s Daughter also owns vegetarian Mexican restaurants De Buena Planta in Venice and Silver. Lake, and recently checked out the menu at Den Mother, a new wellness-slash-izakaya in Venice. The original Butcher’s Daughter location opened in New York City over a decade ago.

The West Hollywood location of Butcher’s Daughter, which previously housed imported Parisian steak frites Le Relais De’ L’Entrecote, shares an intersection with clubby Italian restaurant Cecconi’s and is a few blocks from bustling nightlife destinations Gracias Madre and Craig’s. Founder and Creative Director Heather Tierney designed the 4,000-square-foot Melrose Outpost to cater to the needs of a nighttime crowd, with the restaurant’s focal point being a bespoke 25-foot-long central greenhouse that spans a long brass bar. . Apart from being an eye-catching design element, the greenhouse will also be used to grow herbs like oregano and thyme for food and cocktails.

The dining room.

A white painted brick building that houses the Butcher's Daughter in West Hollwwood.

Restaurant patio exterior and seating.

“I had this idea of ​​people sitting across from each other and having this whole interactive experience of bartenders picking the herbs, so the bar took shape in the center of the restaurant,” says Tierney. “West Hollywood suited us perfectly; there’s a lot of fashion, there’s a lot of design… I’ve always loved this neighborhood and always wanted to make it a little more glamorous.

Overall, the bright and airy aesthetic nods to a style reminiscent of Tulum that Tierney helped popularize. Additional design details include green and white ceramic bistro tables, mint green banquettes and bespoke Marcel Breuer chairs, numerous potted plants, and a small retail area out front. The restaurant also plans to offer patio seating with tables and chairs overlooking Melrose, a la Parisian bistro.

Mint green curved booths at Butcher's Daughter in West Hollywood.

Mint green curved cabins.

A white and green tiled bistro table at Butcher's Daughter in West Hollywood.

A close up of a tiled bistro table.

Vegan ravioli topped with edible flowers at Butcher's Daughter in West Hollywood.

Vegan ravioli filled with tofu ricotta.

A martini topped with charred green olives at Butcher's Daughter in West Hollywood.

Melrose Martini.

The menu — which is vegetarian as it includes eggs, as well as dairy-based cheese — includes all-day breakfast items, like homemade bagels topped with carrot “lox,” as well as salads, bowls and sandwiches. New dinner dishes include a raw plant-based sea bass section with the likes of watermelon “carpaccio,” eggplant “oysters,” lychee “agua chile,” and ahi beet “sashimi,” which will be served on hammered brass seafood platters. Neapolitan chef Andy Barbato serves up a handful of new homemade pastas, like gluten-free potato and prickly pear gnocchi with prosecco cream sauce and pistachio dukkah, as well as vegan “aragosta” linguine with rapini cream, vegan carrot bisque sauce, and hearts of palm. Barbato also fires up a huge stone oven – for which the kitchen had to be extended – to produce margherita with yellow cherry tomatoes and pizza with mushrooms and pesto.

A pizza on a tiled ceramic table at Butcher's Daughter in West Hollywood.

Pizza Don Salvatore with nut cream sauce and micro-vegetables.

A bowl of cereal with black rice and maitake mushrooms at Butcher's Daughter in West Hollywood.

Cereal bowl with black rice and maitake mushrooms.

This being the butcher’s daughter, expect a veritable rainbow of cold-pressed fresh juices, elixirs, smoothies and “wellness lattes and teas” like cardamom chai. Cocktails served in gold-rimmed glassware are also the center of attention: there’s a Melrose Martini, which can be ordered with gin or vodka and is garnished with charred Castelvetrano olives and fine herbs (from extra olives can also be ordered as a snack).

The Butcher’s Daughter’s second location comes at a time when plant-based and plant-friendly options continue to proliferate across Los Angeles, ranging from Kevin Hart’s popular new vegan fast-food spot, Hart House, to the opening of Seabird Kitchen in Los Feliz.

La Fille du Boucher will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day. Reservations are available through the restaurant’s website.

8755 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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