Gastronomico—fine-dining with pub prices from an ex-Puck chef

By Shontel Horne

Gastronomico
Former Wolfgang Puck chef Antonio Medina and his wife, Lana, drew raves with their hyper-local, organic food truck, the Gastrobus, parked in Los Feliz. Now they’ve turned that success into a brick-and-mortar, blink-and-you'll-miss-it gem, wedged between a laundry and an old-time bar, with the truck, which still makes the rounds at various farmers markets, parked out front.

the crowd

Pure Eastside: young professionals, maybe a gallery owner or two, the budding filmmaker, and the people who love them.

... on the side

eye on design
Paying homage to its mobile roots, the walls of the pub are coated with the Gastrobus’ signature yellow hue, while street signs and license plates line the canary colored interior.

if this place were a movie, it would be
Indie darling Little Miss Sunshine—so charming and quirky that it actually works.

on the stereo
Cake
The White Stripes
The Strokes
The Bravery

decibels
Medium

hours

Wed–Thu 11 AM–4 PM & 5:30 PM–9 PM
Fri 11 AM–4 PM & 5:30 PM–10 PM
Sat 11 AM–10 PM
Sun 11 AM–4 PM
closed Monday and Tuesday

price range

$4 (roasted beets) to $14 (braised short-ribs)
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