Larsen’s Grill, the steak and seafood restaurant at the Galleria at Sunset, closed. The restaurant, which made its first venture outside of California back in 2015, served seafood and familiar steakhouse fare, plus their specialty of dry aged meat, slow seared at 500 degrees.
The restaurant was part of a $24.1 million, 30,000-square-foot expansion of the mall that included an outdoor plaza, new entrance, valet service, and six new restaurants. Bravo Cucina Italiana opened at about the same time at the shopping mall.
In the meantime, Bobby Mao’s Chinese Kitchen & Mexican Cantina plans to take over a 7,000-square-foot space near Red Robin.
Owners Bobby and Tina Mao already have a Bobby Mao’s Chinese Kitchen in Palm Desert, California, at the Westfield Mall. There the menu includes Asian sliders and panini in flavors such as Mongolian beef, Sichuan chicken, and Asian barbecue pork. Crispy wonton tacos and Asian soft tacos come in moo shu pork and Kung Pao chicken while Asian hot pockets fill two hot scallion pancakes with choices such as teriyaki chicken. Lo mein noodles, garlic soy-glazed chicken wings, Shanghai rice cakes, spring rolls, honey barbecue ribs, fried rice, and coconut shrimp round out the menu. Vegetarian dishes include tofu broccoli, Kung ao tofu, bok choy, and string beans.