by Sophie Gayot
After many months of swirling rumors, David Myers’s fine dining restaurant Sona will be closing its doors after a last service this Saturday, May 15th.
We were impressed with the restaurant from its 2002 opening, and recognized the talents of the then-twenty-eight-year-old chef. At 17/20, it was one of our highest-rated restaurants in Los Angeles, and even made our Top 40 Restaurants in the US list in 2007. Even today, it graces many of our Top 10 lists, including: Top 10 Los Angeles Wine List Restaurants, Top 10 Los Angeles Business Restaurants, Top 10 Los Angeles Food Rating Restaurants, Top 10 Los Angeles Romantic Restaurants, Top 10 Los Angeles California Restaurants and Top 10 Los Angeles Special Occasion Restaurants.
I recently had the chance to dine there, and experience Myers’ modern style. Although not announced to the public, there are plans to reopen at another location within a year or so, but with a different décor and ambience. No word yet on the cuisine, but Myers has been spending a lot of time in Japan lately, opening two new concept restaurants there, if that’s a clue.
If you don’t find the time to say goodbye to him at Sona over the next few days (and a very few tables are still available), you can catch him at the famous Comme Ca on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, his casual Pizzeria Ortica in Costa Mesa, and at the new Comme Ca debuting at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas later this year. We sincerely hope the contents of Sona’s fabulous wine cellar, directed by sommelier Marc Mendoza, stay in L.A.
You can click on each photo to enlarge to see dishes from the Sona restaurant menu. All photos by Sophie Gayot.