Hyperion Public opened it’s doors on January 25 of 2016. There are so many cool spots now in Studio City, kind of hard to decipher through all of them, but Hyperion Public really has a whole new vibe that guarantees to deliver a smart delicious meal. It used to be Ye Old Kings Heads, but the locals are finding out that one side of this establishment is a super cool sports lounge and the other side is an upscale gastro pub. Either way you’re in for a very fun experience.
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, and specialty and classic cocktails. They offer weekend brunch, lunch, happy hour, dinner, and late night ambience. It also is kid friendly, and all of their events are off the hook, including a spelling bee.
My great waitress Cher Santiago is also an actress; she’s been with Hyperion Public since they opened in January of 2016, when it was still under construction. She worked at Bel Air Bar & Grill before Hyperion Public. Owner & Exec, Chef Paddy Aubrey really has some very different recipes at Hyperion Public, but the ones I tasted were truly marvelous.
There is a lot going on here, with so many different areas to enjoy your experience. The Dining Room’s capacity is 60 to 80 people, featuring, a large communal table as well as a warm fireplace. The Lounge can offer up to100 people with a view of 12 flat screen televisions showing sports games, and a full bar with seating for 25 patrons. The lounge has a whole different vibe from the restaurant. There are 6 sexy wrap-around booths, and an area with high top tables. Then there’s the Lounge Party Pit with a capacity of 30 to 60 people. The party pit is their most popular event area and is a semi-private sunken area with banquette seating and large tables, which is ideal for groups. It features 6 televisions, karaoke on Wednesdays, and a DJ every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. There is also a patio, which can set up to 20 people. The patio has entries into both the dining room and the lounge and is a great place to enjoy the sunshine.
Here’s what I tried:
Vodka Martini, this is a very traditional martini, so delicious, and very refreshing.
Margarita, a good amount of lime-juice, but sweet and thirst quenching.
Corn Bisque, roasted red pepper puree and corn relish. This soup is very savory, makes you want to curl up by a fireplace with a good book. It is sweet and spicy, a really fantastic soup.
Brussels Sprout Cobb, crispy Brussels sprouts, chopped egg, cherry tomatoes, apple wood bacon, crumbled blue cheese, and balsamic reduction. I loved the idea of this salad but I would ask for different dressing.
Asian Steak Lettuce Cups with pickled carrots, bacon coleslaw, cilantro. This is a great way to get your taste buds revved up.
Avocado fries, panko crusted, lime-cilantro aioli, a truly weird appetizers, but somehow it works.
Grilled Flatbread, handmade dough, mozzarella, parmesan, arugula, shaved ham, peach mostarda, and roasted tomatoes. This flat bread is kind of sweet, which makes for a delicious starter.
Spicy blueberry wings, served with carrots & celery and house-made ranch or blue cheese. This is a great dish, its sweet and luscious, I just loved it.
The Hyperion, cheddar, jack, apple wood bacon, caramelized onion, braised mushroom, romaine, tomato, house-made burger sauce. Wow, wow, wow, what a burger!
C.W.A (chicken with attitude), fried chicken breast, crispy onions, bacon coleslaw, roasted jalapeños, sliced dill pickle, bbq blue cheese dressing. This is a lovely sandwich, basically fried chicken in a sandwich, yum.
Mac N Cheese:
Truffle, truffled mushrooms, smoked Gouda, and panko crust. I could eat this all day, its that good.
Steak Pomme Frites, Angus beef, fries, and bourbon demi-glace. The steak is super tender and cooked perfectly and the sauce is an added bonus, this is a fantastic dish for the meat lover.
Shrimp n Grits, pan seared shrimp, creamy grits, Andouille sausage, and brandy shrimp reduction. If your Southern you will just love this dish, it is a bit spicy, and the presentation will blow your hair back.
French Fries, they are very basic, meaty and great.
Sweet Potato Fries, these are sweet, golden with a wonderful texture.
House-Made Potato Chips, super thick and really terrific.
Grilled Broccolini, a healthy smart side dish.
Truffled Cauliflower Purée, with such a great flavor, and really great texture.
Salted Caramel Pie, Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream, by far the most decadent dessert ever. In my wheelhouse, I just loved the caramel richness in this dessert.
Mexican Chocolate Puddin’ Pie, Mexican chocolate pudding, cheesecake, whipped cream, graham cracker crust. This dessert is for the chocolate lover.
Donut Sundae, glazed donut French toast, blackberry sauce, caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream. This is a really creative dessert and equally terrific.
Tenuta Polvaro, Pinot Grigio, 2014, Veneto, Italy, Citrus, with wild flowers, green apple, and pear flavors. I liked this wine with the Mac N Cheese, Truffle; it just hit all of the right notes for me.
Inception, Sauvignon Blanc, 2014, Lake County, CA. It has grapefruit, lychee, and mango essences. I liked this wine with the Asian Steak Lettuce Cups; it works well with all of the Asian seasonings.
Esk Valley, Chardonnay, 2011, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, with peach, melon, butter, and French oak nuances. Got to try this wine with the Shrimp n Grits, it added to the creaminess of the grits.
Casarena Reserve, Malbec, 2014, Mendoza, Argentina. It has dark plum, soft tobacco, violets, and sweet spice hints. A great treat with the Burgers: The Hyperion, the bacon balanced out this terrific wine.
Broadside, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, 2014 CA. With black cherry, and subtle vanilla flavors. This wine is just the perfect combination with the Steak; it worked so well with the bourbon demi-glace sauce.
The interior is quite simple, but elegant. With exposed beams, black tufted banquets, nice café chairs, the bar has great brass purse hooks. Basket types hanging light fixtures, with large mirrors on one wall. The dining room also features wood floors, candles, and white walls, but there is no artwork on the any of the walls.
Hyperion Public is a friendly neighborhood pub chain with quality food and drinks 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.
12969 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604