Los Angeles, CA – The Los Feliz dining scene recently experienced an unexpected shift with the sudden closure of the popular restaurant Atrium on December 23, 2023. This establishment, owned by Beau Laughlin and Jay Milliken and renowned for its elegant ambiance and diverse, globally-inspired cuisine, has been a mainstay in the neighborhood since 2018. Despite closing last year, Atrium has still not acknowledged its shuttering. However, it is no longer physically open and is listed on Yelp as permanently closed.
However, just days before the holiday season, the staff was informed of the decision to close the restaurant. Despite initial indications that Atrium would resume operations in the new year, it has remained shuttered, while its sister lounge Pinky’s continues to serve guests.
Atrium’s closure has left a notable void in the Los Feliz area, particularly given its reputation for providing a refined dining experience in a neighborhood that has a limited selection of quality eateries. The restaurant’s distinctive blend of international flavors and stylish setting earned it a dedicated following among local diners.
While the reasons behind the closure remain unclear, the suddenness of the decision has undoubtedly come as a surprise to both patrons and staff alike. It remains to be seen what the future holds for the Atrium’s striking, high-ceilinged space, and whether it will be revived in a new incarnation or remain a memory of Los Feliz’s culinary past.