Tucked in the corner of the landmarked lobby of the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, The Barish is Nancy Silverton's first new restaurant since the opening of chi SPACCA in 2013.The Barish takes its name from Silverton's paternal grandmother's family-Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe who settled in Saskatchewan in the late 1800s and raised Angus cattle and Hampshire sheep on a homestead.
The menu is modeled after the classic American steakhouses that became popular in the 19th Century. Featuring a variety of cuts of beef (some dry-aged) served with sauces and sides.Steaks will be grilled simply over the wood fire, but salads and accompaniments will be inflected with the California-Italian flavors for which Silverton is famous. In addition to poultry and fish cooked over the fire, The Barish will feature a menu of paste al forno-baked pastas cooked in the wood fire.Some of Nancy's reimagined steakhouse classics include: Grilled Abalone Mushrooms with Porcini Butter, Pancetta Wrapped Pork Sausage with Capers and Lemon, an Iceberg Wedge with Trufflebert Hazelnuts, Salt Baked Steak Fries, and Creekstone Farms New York Strip aged 30 Days with Roasted Shallots.Inspired by summers spent cooking over open fires in Italy, the steaks, fish and poultry are grilled simply over a vast wood fire while salads and accompaniments are inflected with the bold California-Italian flavors that made Nancy an award-winning legend. Pair your dinner with more than thirty wines hand-picked for this very special menu.
Designed by Los Angeles-based Nickey Kehoe Studio, the 110-seat dining room is characterized by a central wood-fire hearth. The renovated space preserves The Roosevelt's Spanish Colonial Revival details, with modern furnishings inspired by the Italian countryside where Silverton spends summers cooking over an open fire.Silverton sourced many tabletop pieces at flea markets in Europe; the chargers on which large-format meat is served were hand-painted by a Tuscan ceramicist best known for the plateware at Dario Cecchini's Antica Macelleria.Service uniforms were designed by Mary Ping, an American fashion designer who also designed the uniforms for La Mercerie at Roman and Williams Guild in New York City.