This week one of L.A.’s most popular patios springs back to life. Surrounded by trees and bohemian touches, the indoor-outdoor restaurant Cliff’s Edge sat along Silver Lake’s stretch of Sunset Boulevard for 16 years but closed in March of 2020 to protect its staff from the pandemic, and then announced its permanent closure last October.
But Wednesday night, the verdant—and romantic—restaurant space reopens as the newest branch of Mediterranean-leaning local chain Bacari. The Bacari Silver Lake menu will replicate the shareable small-plate, or cicchetti-style, offerings from Bacari’s other locations—Glendale, West Adams, West Third and Playa del Rey—but will also feature a few new dishes from executive chef and co-owner Lior Hillel.
Dinner service will run nightly with options such as lamb-stuffed eggplant with a lemon-and-garlic emulsion; falafel with coconut harissa; smoked-mushroom pizza; and shawarma-inspired tacos, as will a late-night menu that runs until as late (or early) as 2am. Brunch service launches this Saturday, and will be available every Saturday and Sunday with dishes like potato-and-egg hash with chorizo and mornay; espresso-infused ricotta with berries and granola; and crab-cake Benedict, all of which to be noshed and shared throughout Bacari Silver Lake’s 5,000-square-foot space, which includes two fire pits, a full bar, strings of bulb lights, and, of course, that massive, popular patio, which was already a long-standing brunch destination for the neighborhood.
“The last year and half has been a whirlwind for all industries—ours being greatly impacted,” co-owner Danny Kronfli says in a news release. “At the beginning of the pandemic we transformed our locations into bodegas as it was especially important for us to be there for our communities during such a pivotal time. As we begin to see the light again, we look forward to providing another great neighborhood with an inviting space and warm hospitality.”
Take a peek inside the new Bacari Silver Lake, below, then drop by as early as tomorrow evening for dinner service.
Bacari Silver Lake opens at 3626 Sunset Blvd on Wednesday, June 30, with dinner service from Sunday to Thursday, 5 to 11pm, and on Friday and Saturday, 4pm to 12 midnight. Brunch will be available 10am to 3:30pm on Saturday and Sunday, and a daily late-night menu will run from midnight to 2am.