Bringing Southern charm to the Arts District of Los Angeles, Manuela unites chef, farmer, and artist to create an authentic and original dining experience. The menu celebrates seasonal ingredients sourced from the best farms and producers in Southern California, and highlights artisanal techniques, such as smoking and pickling. Named for and taking inspiration from the co-owner and gallery co-President Manuela Wirth, renowned for her exceptional hospitality, the restaurant provides guests with a convivial, distinct experience where art, community, sustainability and food converge.
Serving a wide range of vegetables, grains, fish, and game, Manuela also features an exemplary bar program, which serves classic cocktails using house-made bitters and tonics. Local beers are on tap, while the carefully selected wine list is designed to pair with the smoke and acid at the heart of Manuela’s menu.
Designed by Matt Winter of M Winter Design and with Architecture by Evan Raabe of Creative Space, the 5,000 square foot restaurant, which seats up to 140 diners, is adjacent to the gallery’s open-air courtyard. The restaurant also incorporates an elegant Private Dining Room, which seats groups of 14.
Serving as the gallery’s ‘living room,’ Manuela features a stunning brass and marble bar stretching the length of the restaurant and servicing both the interior dining area and the terrace. Paying homage to the architecture of the original building, Winter has created a dining area with a classic, mid-century feel – the careful use of vintage materials and sensitively designed bespoke furnishings give the impression that the restaurant has existed within the old mill for decades. The restaurant features unique artistic elements, including works by internationally acclaimed artists Paul McCarthy, Mark Bradford and Raymond Pettibon.
Manuela is located at 907 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
Tues – Fri, 11.30am – 3:30pm
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Sun, 5:30pm – 10pm
Fridays & Saturdays until 11pm
Sat – Sun, 10am – 4pm
For more information and reservations, please visit www.manuela-la.com or call +1 323 849 0480