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A Fine Mess You’ve Gotten Me Into

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A Fine Mess You’ve Gotten Me Into
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The current owners, running the West Hollywood premises as a restaurant, kept more than the name from the previous hammer-and-nails incarnation; there’s a nice rawness to the interior...

We hadn’t even seen the place and we were already predisposed to liking Laurel Hardware – that’s how far a good pun in the title of your business gets you at We Heart Towers – and happily further investigation revealed plenty more about the place worthy of featuring on our hallowed pixellated pages.

The current owners, running the West Hollywood premises as a restaurant, kept more than the name from the previous hammer-and-nails incarnation; there’s a nice rawness to the interior from features such as the driftwood-like partition booths and the exposed rafters. A shallow but towering atrium at the rear leads onto a leafy courtyard – home to a couple of the area’s signature Bay Laurels. The food is marketed as New American; chef Mario Alberto was last seen turning out acclaimed modern Peruvian cuisine at Chimu and other critics who know more about food nomenclature than we do have labelled it Floribbean.

Whatever the food is like, there have been queues around the block to get into the place, so we’ll simply say Laurel Hardware is tasty. So there, Ollie…

Laurel Hardware, Los Angeles
Laurel Hardware, Los Angeles
Laurel Hardware, Los Angeles
Laurel Hardware, Los Angeles
Laurel Hardware, Los Angeles
Laurel Hardware, Los Angeles
Laurel Hardware, Los Angeles

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