Two veterans of the restaurant industry have chosen Hillcrest for their first solo project, a new 5th Avenue eatery called Common Stock. Co-owners Anderson Clark and Brian Douglass met while they were both working for the Hillstone Restaurant Group; more recently, Clark helped to launch Catch, a swanky seafood spot in West Hollywood. With Common Stock, Clark and Douglass want to apply their fine dining knowledge to a casual eatery that combines both counter and table service.
The restaurant replaces Salt & Cleaver, the sausage spot that shuttered in 2016. It’s due in late summer, after a mostly cosmetic redesign that Clark describes as “Copenhagen meets downtown New York City”. Common Stock will serve nostalgic, American favorites such as burgers, sandwiches, and hot dogs reimagined with updated presentations and global ingredients. The menu is still in development, but the team has been posting photos of potential dishes on their Instagram feed. Offering lunch and dinner, the eatery will have craft beer taps and a wine list as well beer and wine-based cocktails and non-alcoholic options.
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