Join Council-member José Huizar and the Mgaieth family, staff and other Downtown civic leaders as they welcome you to the newest restaurant on Broadway, Les Noces du Figaro, for the official grand opening ceremony being held all-evening as part of the monthly Downtown Art Walk, Thursday, January 10th.
Les Noces du Figaro is a family venture for the Mgaieths, who have earned a popular and loyal following at their flagship Figaro Bistrot in the Los Feliz district.
Like its sister establishment, the Broadway Figaro will be run by Farah, Jonathan and Yoann Mgaieth along with their father, Rafik Mgaieth.
The beautifully designed restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, operating 8am to 11pm Sunday through Thursday and 8am to midnight Friday and Saturday, is located at 618 S. Broadway.
(literally, “The Marriage of Figaro”) has brought in international curator, Delia Cabral to curate and manage top-notch curated exhibitions in its 8000 square foot mezzanine.
Cabral is launching the gallery with a trio of French artists of international acclaim, Maya Mercer, Christophe Leroux and Jean Faucheur.
Offering a wide selection of wines, French cheeses and fresh baked breads, as well as a menu ranging from croissants, omelets and classic egg dishes for breakfast to sandwiches, quiches, paninis, salads, steaks and seafood for lunch, the fine dining dinner menu features a selection of traditional and eclectic French-inspired meat, seafood and pasta dishes, and of course, escargot and French onion soup.
The Mgaieth family took much delight in re-designing the historic Schaber Cafeteria first designed by Charles F. Plummer in 1928. Most popular before the War, the Cafeteria was also set on fire during the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
“Much of what made Schaber’s Cafeteria so famously beautiful was sadly lost in the fires during the riots, so we are piecing things together to understand the historic aesthetic as best as we can.”
“We love the history of Broadway and believe in its future.”
“We have been welcomed to the street, helped through the City processes, and encouraged to do a great thing for the neighborhood”, says Jonathan Mgaieth.