Earlier this month, we saw the huge crowds and long lines that now regularly inundate the new FIGat7th food court called TASTE during the busy lunch hours. Even so, most downtowners expressed that they want to see that high energy carried over into the dinner hours as well. That goal will now be one step closer to realization as a popular Culver City eatery called City Tavern — located adjacent to the Kirk Douglas Theatre — will be opening their second location at TASTE, which will have a prominent lounge space for after-work and late-night gatherings.
Located directly next to George’s Greek Grill on the lower level, this will be City Tavern’s flagship restaurant at 4,000 square feet. Known for their comfort food with a California-centric bent, hand-crafted cocktails, boutique wines, and a revolving selection of local craft beers on tap, the founders of City Tavern — Ken Kaufman, Brian McKeaney, and David Northrup — describe their restaurant as “the new American tavern.”
“During our lengthy search for a second City Tavern location, we looked for a place where we could build the same sense of community we established in Culver City,” said Ken Kaufman. “We believe FIGat7th — an urban crossroads where people live, work, and shop — is the ideal spot.”
City Tavern has served over 1,200 different brews and beer pairing dinners are a common occurrence at their Culver City location. The Executive Chef, Jessica Christensen, prepares tapas style plates that are meant to be matched with specific beers.
City Tavern will begin construction soon with a projected opening in fall 2013.