Now comes word from BlackBook that they're preparing to open Perch, a rooftoop lounge high above Pershing Square. It looks like the past eight months have been busy ones.
Set to open by this summer, Perch is a multi-floor bar and restaurant, with a menu of updated Gallic classics from executive chef Benjamin Udave. The Art Deco-influenced bar should open in May, and the restaurant should open a month or so later. Den Haan and Thomas say they want to avoid the pretentiousness of the "traditional rooftop bar." Anything that gives The Standard (and its terrible, overpriced cocktails) a run for their money can only be good.
The Perch: 448 South Hill St., Los Angeles. www.perchla.com.