Estate Folds In Santa Monica

I heard from a reader (Thanks Stephanie!) that Santa Monica’s popular pick-up bar and restaurant Estate was now caput.  So I went by their location at 1519 Wilshire to have a look.  Sure enough, the large for lease signs on the front announce the sad news.  I’ll keep my eye on the space to see if there will be any takers…

And The Name Of The New Restaurant Is… Estate

Back in late February, I told you about an ABC application posted on the vacant space at 1519 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica that used to house The Parlor.  The applicant was listed as Estate 1519, which I assumed was a working name.  Well, as it turns out, the new restaurant will indeed be named Estate as indicated by the sample menu that they recently posted in the window.  According to the Yelp page, Estate is up and running (possibly a soft opening) as of this week and the (positive) reviews are trickling in.  The menu, designed by Chef Hisashi Yoshiara (Buddha’s Belly) appears to be an eclectic mix of Asian influences and Californian cuisine that you can check out in the photo below.