Top Chef’s Marcel Vigneron Opens “Wolf” on Melrose

Wolf, a new restaurant featuring seasonal Los Angeles cuisine by celebrity chef Marcel Vigneron, is now open on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood.


Located in the former fast casual spot ROFL and Table 8 space, Wolf boasts all local ingredients and “zero waste cooking” taking green dining to a whole new (and delicious) level.


The immaculate interior space was designed by Christina Rottman Designs, one of Santa Barbara’s most fantastic and super-chic design firms. Welcome to Los Angeles! We’re glad to have you. According to Eater LA, the wood, metal, and fabric details were provided by Darlene Urgola Brown.


And look at this exquisite bar. The bar menu is classic, but specific, innovative, yet easygoing. I can’t wait to try the Oaxacan to the Beet – Montelobos mescal, red apple, ginger, lemon, and beet.


You perhaps know Marcel Vigneron from season two of Bravo’s Top Chef, where he placed second to Illan Hall. Famously clashing with the other contestants, you either loved him or loved to hate him but there was no doubt about his talent, knowledge, and masterful work with a wide variety of cuisines.


But just what does Wolf’s “zero waste cooking” entail? (Pun intended). According to Wolf’s press release, the menu will utilize “every possible edible part of the product, from seed to stalk, very much like a wolf would do for a meal.”


And by “Los Angeles cuisine,” Chef Vigneron’s menu embodied the multicultural food landscape that defines LA. With Thai, Japanese, and Middle Eastern flavors, and menu highlights such as mushroom risotto, white miso black cod, vadouvan lamb rack, you can see his cultural influences are vast and varied.


Wolf will serve dinner from 6 to 10 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday, and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. But even if you happen by the restaurant after an afternoon Sunday Fairfax Flea Market or a late evening screening at The Cinefamily, Wolf’s playful and clever exterior is camera-ready.


Wolf is located at 7661 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046. Reservations can be made here. Follow Wolf on Instagram. Photos courtesy of Wolf and Eater LA.

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