C California Style

The Creme Catalan dessert.
Co-owner Amy Knoll Fraser and interior designer Robert Weimer envisioned the courtyard dining area, complete with retractable roof.

Flying High

by C California Style

L.A. foodies’ prayers have been answered with the arrival of chef Neal Fraser’s long-awaited Redbird …

which has taken over the rectory inside the storied Vibiana cathedral-turned-event venue. Featuring a dramatic lounge anchored by a marble bar and a courtyard dining room, the historic space sets the stage for the chef’s take on modern American cuisine, honed at spots like the now-shuttered Grace, and Fraser’s Beverly Boulevard mainstay, BLD. With dishes like potato-crusted pork shank and Thai-style Dungeness crab soup, not to mention a cocktail program helmed by master mixologists Julian Cox and Tobin Shea, Fraser has another hit on his hands. 114 E. 2nd St., L.A., 213-626-1507; redbird.la.

Written and edited by Lesley McKenzie.