Frontiers: Mercato di Vetro

SBE, the folks behind some of the hottest nightclubs around Los Angeles, as well as the Redbury Hotel and its restaurant, Cleo, have opened up a second dining spot in West Hollywood called Mercato di Vetro in the former MI6 space.

The restaurant is pretty striking with a two-story open floor plan and all kinds of different seating areas including marble counters, casual bartops and huge booths, plus four different kitchens turning out various specialties.

Chef Danny Elmaleh from Cleo is in charge of the kitchen here as well, though at Mercato, he keeps the Mediterranean-style menu more firmly focused on the trattoria-inspired cuisine of Italy. That means pizzas, pastas, crostini, branzino and bombolone among other signature dishes, which you can read about in my latest Frontiers review.