I tried their sister restaurant in Studio City back in September of 2016. The thing that I loved about that establishment is how community-based their business is. The Silver Lake location seems to be more integrated in the neighborhood than the other location.
From the moment you walk in, you can feel all of the local flavors and be wrapped up in the comfort of knowing you will be taken care of like a member of the Hyperion Public’s extended family.
There are many fun components to this very lively space. They have an outdoor patio that is separate from a smoking patio. On the inside, you have the main dining room and then there’s the exciting lounge, fully equipped with 10 flat screen TV’s for sports and world events.
Here’s what I tried:
Greygoose Martini; a very traditional Martini with the perfect blending of all parts vodka, vermouth and olive juice.
Astrotime, with Tito’s vodka, muddled strawberries, basil with balsamic vinegar, and lemon juice. This is a very unique type of cocktail, with its bold balsamic and basil flavors.
Flaming Grey hound; a bit spicy with fresh grapefruit, it will quench your thirst.
Jalapeno Scratch Margarita, Casamiga Blanco, Jalapeno tinctures, fresh lime juice, and agave syrup. You got to love the kick of this stunning drink.
Build – A – Buck Ginger Beer; fresh lime juice with vodka, a nice refreshing cocktail.
Spiced nuts, this is a great bar snack, as well as a nice way to enjoy my cocktails and the beginning of my meal.
Marinated Olives, lots of different olives make for a great starter.
Avocado Fries, with Panko crusted, and lime-cilantro aioli. It is just so remarkable that the avocado is deep-fried but still maintains its texture, just a lovely dish.
Oh My Goodness Dip, Gluten free vegan option, and vegetarian option. The potato chips are spectacular and the dip is very creamy and delicious.
Kale Caesar, with shrimp, massaged kale, croutons, radishes, chives, red chiles, shaved Parmesan, and scratch Caesar dressing. The kale is super fresh and crispy, with the nice plump shrimp.
The dressing is tangy and adds a nice balance between the kale and the other ingredients.
Caprese Salad, with stack of tomatoes, burrata, basil, and balsamic dressing. The presentation is outstanding, and the sweet balsamic dressing makes for one great salad.
Spicy Blueberry Wings, with carrots and celery and ranch dressing. The spicy sweetness of this sauce is otherworldly, I just loved it.
The Cali, House-made turkey patty with Muenster cheese, caramelized onion, avocado mash, arugula, tomato and buttermilk ranch. This burger is for the more health-conscious, someone who doesn’t want to eat meat. The avocado is creamy, buttery and adds a lot to this wonderful burger.
Mac n Cheese:
Truffle, with truffled mushrooms, smoked Gouda, and Panko Crust. This is comfort food at its best.
Sea Bass En Papillote Marinated Sea Bass roasted in parchment, served with quinoa, green beans, fire roasted cherry tomatoes, macadamia nuts, and caper berries. I love the macadamia nuts and the quinoa adds a great texture, all in all a great dish.
Sweet Potato Fries, with nice thin strips, cooked to perfection.
Sauteed Cabbage with sweet and sour onion jam. This is a very Polish, Russian dish that I grew up with. It’s savory yet sour, and simply delicious.
Donut French toast; a great dessert order, it would be fantastic as a breakfast item as well.
Salted Caramel Pie; this pie is in my wheelhouse. I love the salt and caramel nuances.
The Vert Gunpowder Green Tea – Dammann Freres, a great palate cleanser with a nice healing effect.
Butterfield Station, Sauvignon Blanc, fruity, light, peach. I liked this wine with the Sea Bass; it is just enough acidity and lends itself to securing all of the rich buttery flavors in the fish.
Canon, Chardonnay; nice light wine which went great with the Kale Caesar salad along with the shrimp.
Tenuta Polvaro, Pinot Grigio, 2014 Veneto, Italy. There are hints of citrus, wild flowers, green apple, and pear. Not too tangy which is great, not what are typical Pinot Grigio characteristics? This wine went well with the truffle mac and cheese; it was a perfect addition to the creamy flavors.
Casarena Reserve, Malbec, 2014, Mendoza Argentina. There are hints of dark plum, soft tobacco, violets, and sweet spice. This wine went great with the chicken wings and the lovely blueberry sauce.
Broadside, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, Paso Robles, CA. Blackcurrant, black cherry, vanilla, cola, fig, and leather. This was a wonderful pair with the turkey burger.
Donati Family Vineyards, Claret Red Bland, Central Coast, CA. Aromas of ripe strawberries and cocoa with notes of cherry cola, spicy. I liked this wine with the firm tomatoes in the Caprese salad.
Their music is 70’s soul, which adds to the overall cool atmosphere. In addition to this, there are large wicker hanging basket lamps, with café chairs and tables. It’s a great place to let your hair down and hang around.
Chef and owner Padriac Aubrey, along with the three other owners, are making all your fun pub dreams come true. Padriac had a catering company that specialized in Mac and Cheese. The other chef and owner, Nakitta Khaleel, says it is a challenge to cook in their very small kitchen. He worked as a bar back then and after that he joined forces as a chef and owner three years ago. He knows what it takes to make this kind of restaurant successful. He attended John Marshall High School in the neighborhood of Los Feliz. Growing up in LA and knowing the scene, he is a real Angeleno.
General Manager Veronica, is moonlighting as an actress and has worked at Hyperion for the last five years. Originally from Australia, she was a server but was asked to run the restaurant, which is something she really enjoys, being the captain of this very fun ship. Manager Matt Herter just moved here from Boston and loves his new job. He says he just fits in. He was looking for a job, so he pounded the pavement, when he walked in he said “I love this place.” He was hired that day.
Hyperion Public Studio City opened its doors on January 25th 2016, and the Silver Lake location has been opened for five years. Customers are locals, super friendly and well-behaved. They have Karaoke on Thursdays and trivia every week with the regulars. They have bottomless mimosas every day of the week; with 4 different types of mimosas, it has become very popular.
Hyperion Public provides friendly service offering local farm-to-table, seasonal contemporary American comfort cuisine with light and healthy options, paired with craft and local beers, quality wines, specialties and classic cocktails. Hyperion Public is a friendly neighborhood pub chain that caters to everyone in the immediate and surrounding communities, hence the word “Public” in their name. Their customers are locals, hipsters, older clientele, as well as sports fans. Their motto “By the People, For the People” is indicative of their community pub concept.
2538 Hyperion Ave.
Silver Lake, CA 90027
*Note some content was taken from their website.
Guest Photographer: Lanning Gold