Sam Nazarian's SBE to manage Gladstone's of Malibu
Sam Nazarian's SBE restaurant/nightlife/hotel conglomerate said it has been tapped to take over longstanding Malibu seafood restaurant Gladstone's. Well known for its stunning view of the Pacific Ocean and sculptural foil-wrapped leftovers, Gladstone's hasn't done as well with its food. From Leslie Brenner's June 2008 review of the restaurant:
Perhaps SBE, which currently owns and operates seven Los Angeles-area restaurants including XIV by Michael Mina, The Bazaar by Jose Andres, The Abbey and four Katsuya locations, will bring the joint up a bit.
Photo: Crispy calamari at Gladstone's. Credit: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times.