Lincoln Carson spent two years assembling the Arts District restaurant in the former Petty Cash and Fifty Seven space
Beginning tonight, Arts District denizens can visit Bon Temps, the new modern French restaurant from Lincoln Carson. Bon Temps is a spacious, industrial space in one of the cities hottest corridors, right next to Firehouse and in a completely revamped Petty Cash (and before that, Fifty Seven) space.
There’s a clear view to Carson’s raw bar full of scallops, prawns, and Maine lobster right at the entrance. Starters include a bibb lettuce salad and a Spanish mackerel with green garlic pesto. In a unique middle course addition, Carson created a carnaroli risotto with abalone, bone marrow, and black truffle. Mains stick to Atlantic bass, short ribs, and lamb ribeye, while larger/shareable entrees include a 45 ounce ribeye, and Jidori chicken with roasted breast, stuffed leg, and sauce perigordine.
Carson’s desserts are sure to be a hit, thanks to his pastry background with the Michel Mina Group. He’s composed s’mores with milk chocolate, campfire marshmallows, and oat gelato, along with an espresso coffee cake, and a chocolate soufflé.
Lunch and breakfast will come further down the road, as the large tables and lounge sofas are comfortable enough for laptop workers, and can easily make the transition from day to night.
Opening menus are below. Bon Temps hours are weekdays from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., and until 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Closed Tuesdays.
Bon Temps. 712 South Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Raw bar menu
Source: LA Eater