Michael Mina Opens XIV in L.A.

One of our favorite chefs, Michael Mina, has now opened his latest restaurant, his first in the City of Angels.

Located on Sunset Boulevard at Crescent Heights, XIV is a chateau styled restaurant designed by Philippe Starck. Mina’s take on modern American cuisine is served in what is being called a “social dining” concept, based on individual tasting portions. Four seating areas, a full-length bar as well as an outdoor dining area and bar make up the facility.

The menu looks to be somewhat adventurous without being overwhelming. If you have been to one of Mina’s restaurants in the past, you should feel right at home. Eight, eleven and fourteen course tasting menus are available as well.

As for refreshments, a small but clever cocktail listing accompanies the nicely assembled wine inventory.

Reviews should start rolling in soon, but we are betting on XIV being a resounding success. If you are in the area, we recommend making a reservation and sampling Michael Mina’s latest.


I was able to dine at XIV on opening night and was fortunate enough to try every single item on the menu. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised! See my report here.