Proudly cast as one half of Top Chef’s famed Euro-male-besties, Stefan Richter (attached at the hip of Fabio Viviani during the course of the show), has nestled into a very comfortable culinary home in Los Angeles. Making his mark first on The Farm on Olympic Blvd. with Stefan’s at The Farm, Richter is now moving slightly north to Montana Ave.
Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a menu inspired by Swiss cuisine, with no liquor license, it’s recommended that you bring that bottle you’d been saving for something special. You can find burgers, grilled sandwiches, soups, and fondue at dinner as well as traditionally Swiss (largely a combination of French and German cuisines) items like pork sausages, sauerkraut, and Nutella Crème Brulee.
Whether you, like many of us, fondly remember Stefan’s amazing one-liners that accompanied his glorious looking dishes on the show or if you’ve become a regular at his post at The Farm, Stefan’s on Montana seems like an intimate, personal, casual place for him to showcase his food. It’s what he does best.
Stefan’s on Montana, which opens today, is located at 1518 Montana Ave. in Santa Monica.