Kate Mantilini, Power Lunch Favorite In Beverly Hills, Is Closing Its Doors
The Beverly Hills industry-favorite restaurant, Kate Mantilini, will be closing its doors for good on June 14.
The eatery, which has been open for 27 years, was famous for bringing in entertainment types, from the likes of Steven Soderbergh and Mel Brooks. It was even featured in 1995 film Heat, that starred Al Pacinio and Robert De Niro. And it was a place known for its fish-and-chips and huge salads.
News of the closing came from the joint's Facebook page today. It read, "We were not able to come to terms with our landlord and this has left us with no choice but to close."
Owners Harry and Marilyn Lewis, who also started the Hamburger Hamlet chain in the 1950s, kept Kate Mantilini after they sold off the hamburger enterprise in 1987. (There's one Hamburger Hamlet left after its Pasadena location closed in January.) And the star power the spot attracted may also have something to do with how Harry Lewis was also an actor himself. During the 1940s, he acted in several films, including Key Largo with Humphrey Bogart.
It feels like the end of an era. However, the Kate Mantilini location in Woodland Hills will remain open.