1800 Sawtelle Ave · Neighborhood: West Los Angeles 310-288-6500
Owner of the soon to be opened Plan Check restaurant and bar, recently chatted with me briefly about his exciting new venture. Terry Heller is an LA native and real estate developer-turned-restauranteur who partnered up with Ernesto Uchimura (the former corporate executive chef of Umami Burger), to create a quality bar and restaurant that will cater to the neighborhood.
Located in West LA’s Little Osaka, Plan Check will be “equal parts bar and restaurant” says Heller. It will seat around 55 comfortably inside and 44 outside on a large patio. It’s cuisine can be best described as “modern American comfort food.” They will offer a petite, but rounded menu that features three different burgers, steak and southern fried chicken among various snacks and other dishes. Master mixers, Pablo Moix and Steve Livigni (of Harvard & Stone, La Descarga, Black Market fame), will also provide yummy signature cocktails, whiskey and of course, good beer.
When I asked how they might be different from other bar/restaurants like Father’s Office, Terry said simply, that they will offer quality table service, AND will allow ketchup on burgers! Ha! Good answer!
The sign is now up and the major interior construction is complete! Look for Plan Check to open late January or early February. Keep it on your radar!
Update: Plan Check Bar now OPEN! Read about it, here.