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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Saint Martha

740 S. Western Ave. (Eighth St.) Send to Phone
213-387-2300
Saint Martha offers exciting, ambitious fare in the unassuming setting of a Koreatown strip mall.

Cuisine
Open
Dinner Tues.-Sun.
Open late Fri.-Sat.
Features
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Saint Martha, Los Angeles, CA

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Saint Martha Restaurant Review

: Saint Martha --- named for the patron saint of cooks and servants --- is a little hotspot in the undistinguished setting of a Koreatown strip mall. Executive chef and partner Nick Erven (Tart, MessHall) teams up with general manager and sommelier Mary Thompson, who is a veteran of New York City eateries db bistro moderne and Spice Market. She offers a mix of energy and graciousness, as well as an adventuresome wine list with such offbeat boutique choices as a bold, tawny Semillon from Lebanon and a fragrant Baja Chenin Blanc. Avail yourself of smaller “taste” portions and her suggestions. Erven matches Thompson with equal playfulness and creativity in the kitchen. Santa Barbara spot prawn tartare perches on a long block of pink salt, then melts on the tongue. Another treat is the steak and oyster tartare alongside bone marrow beignets. Scoop up sea urchin “tataki” and avocado mousse with crunchy seaweed Doritos. Larger plates, perhaps a tender pecan wood-smoked brisket with hoisin, are deft and generous, if slightly less enchanting. Desserts like anise panna cotta with plums and coffee granita are worth the indulgence.
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