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Rockwell in Los Feliz set to open this weekend

September 18, 2009 |  6:00 am


Rockwell, the multi-level 6,000-square-foot restaurant, bar and outdoor lounge in Los Feliz, is expected to open tonight. 

Rockwell partners Chris Diamond and Wayne Elias also recently took over the adjacent Vermont Restaurant & Bar, and Vermont chef Stephane Beacamp has created the menu: salads, flatbreads, burgers and small plates. From the menu: almond pesto marinated shrimp skewers; calamari with ginger, shallot and chile; pancetta flatbread with caramelized onion, fig jam and Gorgonzola. Specialty cocktails include the "Sazerac Vermont," Rittenhouse rye, Peychaud's bitters and absinthe.

The defining design feature might be the 30-foot coral tree that stands in the middle of the restaurant. And the overall look here might be called Hollywood rustic, with Shaker furniture, distressed leather and a 12-foot canoe hanging from the ceiling. 

1714 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 669-1550, www.rockwellvt.com. Monday to Sunday 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. (kitchen open til 1 a.m.). Valet parking.

-- Betty Hallock

Photo credit: Rockwell