One thing not to miss in Los Angeles

The art-filled restaurant Manuela is one of the many highlights in our new Wallpaper* City Guide
Manuela, Los Angeles. Photographs by Lauren Moore.
Manuela, Los Angeles. Photographs by Lauren Moore.

The ingredients aren’t the only locally sourced elements at Manuela, the beautiful, informal restaurant housed within Hauser & Wirth’s gallery building in downtown LA. Plenty of the décor comes from West Coast artists represented by this artworld giant, as our new Wallpaper* City Guide to Los Angeles notes.


Manuela, Los Angeles
Manuela, Los Angeles

“Within the courtyard of Hauser & Wirth and named after the co-owner, Manuela has a surprisingly down-home feel, with its own herb and vegetable garden where chickens roam. The barn-like venue was purpose-built using brick, wood and glass reclaimed from the century-old structures once on the site. Tables are hewn from former fire doors, and it’s decorated with chandeliers by Paul McCarthy and, naturally, statement artworks, by Mark Bradford and Raymond Pettibon. Kris Tominaga’s well-executed dishes highlight ingredients from regional farms, such as burrata with smoked trout roe, cherry tomatoes, perilla salt and toast; blistered snap peas, quinoa, sesame date butter and feta; and wood-grilled red deer loin with bacon vinaigrette and maitake.”


Our Wallpaper* City Guide to Los Angeles

Manuela is just one of the many in LA attractions covered in our new Wallpaper* City Guide. Buy your copy here. Meanwhile, for more on Mark Bradford get this book; for more on Raymond Pettibon get this one and for more on Paul McCarthy get this.

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