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Nov 20, 2008 04:02 PM

Has anyone heard of the new restaurant, Fifteen, in Echo Park?

It was opened by a friend's BIL. I'm going tonight (I think it just opened?) to meet my friend. I don't know anything about it. Has anyone heard anything?

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    1. re: Emily227

      thought they closed? are they open?

      1. re: rickym13

        Perhaps they are re-opening? My friend made it sound like this was an opening of sorts, so I thought it was brand new. I will report back after tonight.

    2. Is it still Fifteen, or is it something Yacht Club now? I had heard there was a name change. Wonder if the menu is similar?

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      1. re: Vaya Con Carne

        I'm fairly certain it is still called Restaurant 15. See the website above. According to my friend (who lives in Portland but is here this weekend to go to the restaurant), it is called 15.

        1. re: Emily227

          That's the old website, not updates since 9/28. Doesn't mean they aren't keeping the name, but I thought there would be some menu changes at least. It's been open almost a year, I thought.

      2. 15 is apparently staying open with an abbreviated menu while the place is being converted (according to another site), which makes me wonder why they keep the old website up. Ate there twice and enjoyed the food, but service - as you can see by reviews here and elsewhere - was often atrocious - servers were both clueless and surly. Apparently, the place is becoming a wine bar, which seems to be the way of things theses days. Two years ago, you couldn't get a decent slice of pizza or a decent glass of wine (aside from Cafe Stella, maybe) in this part of town. Now, we're suffering from something of a glut.

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        1. re: JeMange

          Uh oh - I was supposed to be headed there this weekend. I had heard it reopened, changed names and chefs, but was similar to the place known as 15.

        2. check
          they've updated several times on restaurant15 no longer existing.
          alex eusebio (current season of top chef) used to be exec there, but has moved on to catering since it changed hands (

          1. I have been many times (I live around the corner) and always love the food. I am distressed at both the idea that they might be closing and at the rumors. I think rumors of this nature keep people from visiting.

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              1. re: LaLa Eat

                The "rumors" have been flying about its imminent closure for months. And it still has not changed names. Either way, I will be glad when the changeover occurs once and for all so the informed/uninformed can stop the guessing games.