A restaurant with a serious attitude to the food ('gastronomy') and a casual feel to the physical space and aesthetics.
I am really engaged with the gastrocasual trend occurring on the Los Angeles dining scene. Serious restaurateurs are placing innovative menus into relaxed, casual spaces. The aesthetics are stylish but casual, reflecting the attire of the consumer. Diners and patrons no longer want to dress up to enjoy fine dining, and creative chefs and restaurateurs are responding with great food in a relaxed space.
by theDukeofLA March 10, 2011