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Your Next Lesson in Urban Eats: Laurel Hardware Review by Jesse Bluma

Your Next Lesson in Urban Eats:  Laurel Hardware Review

“We have built a new American menu with local and organic produce.  We only use hormone free and free-range proteins.  Our dishes are intended to and encourage the sharing of food.” 

Restauranteurs and Irish natives, Dean McKillen and Phil Howard, moved out the hammers, drills, and shovels in the vintage tool shop, and moved in the chic.  The business partners salvaged the aged exterior of the hardware store and remade the interior with mood lighting, a mix of wood and polished metal, with a garden atmosphere.  McKillen, Howard, and Executive Chef Mario Alberto smartly created a cool urban eatery out of a cool vintage shop.  This is the same team associated with and behind Ysabel, Mezcal, and Sweet Mesa.  Executive Chef Alberto also brings his experience as a sous chef at Freddy Smalls, a bar in West Los Angeles, lead by Chefs Jeremy Fox and Charlie Parker.  

Laurel Hardware is characterized by its whimsical setting, American fare, and stylish patrons.  The front bar and garden with full size tables, trees, heat lamps, and lights sets the state of mind for a lively brunch or dinner with friends, co-workers, or visiting family members.  Nighttimes bustle with people, couples, and crowds, hence making reservations and being prepared to wait in the queue for the restroom is key.

There are numerous dining options in Los Angeles, California.  Each of the neighborhoods, from Downtown to Hollywood, Santa Monica to Echo Park, and Beverly Hills has a multitude of restaurants for good eats.  Here is where my expert knowledge of cooking, restaurants, and trusted expertise comes in handy.  Many readers rely on Jesse Bluma at Pointe Viven as a source for how-to and where-to regarding cookery, culture, and community.  Reserve a table at Laurel Hardware and enjoy.


1.  Laurel Hardware is located at 7984 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90046.  This address is within walking distance to shopping, hotels, apartments, bars, clubs, and much more.  Easily accessible by taxi or car service.  Street parking is available.

2.  Peak times occur on weekends and during special events in the city.  Arrive early to secure a table.  After having dined at Laurel Hardware a few times, I prefer eating on the back patio garden. 

3.  Consider the following menu items.

Huevos Rancheros:  chorizo, beans, avocado, fried egg

Spinach Omelette:  manchego and caramelized onions

Share Plate:  truffle fries

Pizza:  margherita—tomato, bufala mozzarella, basil

Main:  chicken schnitzel, pickled red cabbage, potato salad, capers

Bubbles:  mimosa carafe

Cocktail:  “Gangster”—cucumber vodka, fresh juiced watermelon, and lime

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