Terra Cotta is now open for business in the Pellissier Building, the Art Deco gem that also houses the historic Wiltern Theater. It’s a much-welcome addition to the block, offering cocktails, wine and lots of unique dishes, including uni rice and an especially amazing seabass.
Terra Cotta replaces Novel Cafe, which felt sort of like a diner with a bar, and which briefly contained yet another iteration Kings of New York Pizzeria. So named for the building’s exterior, it comes from Sixth Avenue restaurant group, the company behind Korean neighborhood favorites like Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong and Quarters. The space has been revamped by Sean Knibb of Knibb Design, who also worked on the nearby Line Hotel. You’ll notice shimmering chandeliers hung from high, industrial ceilings, a sleek marble bar, charming tilework on the floor, and three commanding black booths that encompass the diners within.