Perhaps the most anticipated culinary arrival of 2019 was also the most anticipated food project in 2018. Alas, The Manufactory missed multiple opening dates in the Row DTLA complex, but its backers promise that it will welcome patrons in January. The Los Angeles offshoot of the Tartine Bakery in San Francisco is a huge endeavor, and The Manufactory’s signature pastries, various styles of breads and sandwiches are only the beginning. The Manufactory (at 757 S. Alameda St.) will fill almost 40,000 square feet of space across two floors at Row DTLA, and will include Tartine Bianco, a casual dining venture from Tartine’s co-owners Chad Robertson and Elisabeth Prueitt, and chef Chris Bianco, along with a market, the dinner-only Alameda Supper Club, and an all-day cafe dubbed the Coffee Lab. The project will roll out in phases, starting with the bakery and Tartine Bianco.
The Manufactory is not the only anticipated arrival at Row DTLA. San Francisco chef Melissa Perello, who was behind the celebrated Frances and Octavia line of Bay Area restaurants, has plans to open M. Georgina during the summer. The restaurant at 777 S. Alameda St. will boast a modern take on casual American cuisine. Plans for the 4,200-square foot space include a full bar, open kitchen, lunch service and outdoor seating.