After Kimpton lost control of the contract at Hotel Monaco last year, transforming into The Marker seemingly overnight, the fate of the hotel's restaurant was up in the air. It certainly couldn't continue on as BDK (it was named after the founder of Kimpton) and the talented crew, including chef Heather Terhune and bar manager Kevin Diedrich, had left. Now, a new concept is firmly in place and ready to launch at the end of June.
Called Tratto, the new concept is from the Puccini Group (a consulting group specializing in hotel restaurants, like Big 4 at Huntington Hotel), and will serve "rustic Italian fare with modern sensibilities." Chef Kevin Scott (Big 4, Scala's, Bar Jules) is behind the new menu, which is designed to pair well with cocktails. Along those lines, expect a whole lot of of small plates, pastas, pizzas, and antipasti, as well as family-style entrees. In true Italian style, it's going to include lots of communal dining so be prepared to drink some aperitivos and make friends. And because it's in a hotel, lots of the dishes will be available to go.
Drinks are also heavily Italian, including cocktails, an entire selection of housemade limoncello, bottled cocktails, Italian cream sodas, beer and wine. Wines will include 15 by the glass, two on tap and a house "jug wine," which is certainly the most appealing type of wine. And the interior got a little refresh too, now featuring artwork from Amos Goldbaum.
Tratto will be open seven days a week for breakfast and dinner, and weekend brunch.