DTLA’s M. Georgina…


New doings in the LA downtown arts district.

The attractive M. Georgina is the latest addition to The Row.

M. Georgina is owned by San Francisco star chef, Melissa Perello. She continues the seasonal, locally sourced tradition in Los Angeles that she employs in her northern Californian restaurants, Octavia and Frances.

We dropped by early one evening as M. Georgina offers an appealing Happy Hour.


We sat at the bar as the dinner menu is not offered until 5pm. We ordered a mediocre margarita…never let price influence your decision ($8).

The Hog Island Oysters were too briny for me and I missed the fresh horseradish. Instead the oysters were served with homemade hot sauce and Meyer lemon (6 for $18).

The Panisse Frites were delectable. The light and fluffy chickpea fritters were served with yogurt and feta ($7).

We had a 5pm reservation because driving downtown can be a nightmare so we planned a late lunch/early dinner.

The staff is lovely and our server was helpful and charming.

Our opening gambit was a unique and tasty Siberian Kale Salad with winter citrus, achadinha broncha (Portuguese table cheese made with a seasonal blend of pasteurized goats and cows milk) and toasted pepita ($14).

We could not ignore the freshly baked House Levain with cultured buttery. The crust was incredibly crunchy and the center soft and sweet. The butter was amazing and a treat on its’ own. I haven’t ordered bread in so long and it was worth every bite ($6).

Another must is the crunchy, sweet Coal Baked Potato with a dollop of sour cream ($8).

The signature Grilled Squid Ink Pita with trout roe, pickles and smoked oyster aioli was fabulous. I was initially reluctant, but I loved it ($13).

We carbed out and ordered the Semolina Mafaldine Pasta with Gorgonzola Dolce, pickled Trevino and candied walnut. It was good not great and even though they redid the dish the pasta and sauce was lukewarm ($16).

Mains include Wood Baked Black Cod ($34), Grilled Coulotte of Wagyu Beef ($33), Pork a la Fucelle ($24) and Liberty Farms Duck for Two ($54).

The menu features a plethora of vegetarian options, as well.

Head to The Row…explore and stroll around.

There are a number of unique boutiques and various dining  options.

Definitely checkout the industrial chic yet charming M. Georgina.

M. Georgina 777 South Alameda Building 1 Los Angeles, California in the DTLA Row. Open Tuesday-Thursday 5-10pm, Friday and Saturday 5-10:30pm Sunday 3-10pm. Validated Parking Garage. Reservations on OpenTable.com.

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