BEVERLY HILLS—The Scratch|Bar on La Cienega, which is owned by celebrity chef, Phillip Frankland Lee has closed its doors.

Phillip Frankland Lee opening Scratch⎜Bar in June 2013.
Phillip Frankland Lee opening Scratch|Bar in June 2013.

Lee wrote on his Facebook page, “I always said I wanted to go over the hill to learn to cook and that one day I would return home with everything I learned!,” hinting towards the restaurant’s move to an undisclosed location in the San Fernando Valley.

The new eatery is said to feature a similar menu along with an added tasting menu. Although the size of the restaurant won’t differ much from the new one, the parking options will. Diners will enjoy much easier and accessible parking. Also, the dining experience will prove to be even more intimate with bar-table ordering styles.

During the restaurant’s transition, Lee will still be cooking at his Studio City restaurant, The Gadarene Swine.

Dark Chocolate & Cayenne Candy Bar from Scratch⎜Bar dessert selection.
Dark Chocolate & Cayenne Candy Bar from Scratch|Bar dessert selection.

Phillip Frankland Lee is a winner of “Chopped,” “Cutthroat Kitchen” and “Guys Grocery Games.”  Lee is looking to the future with great enthusiasm, writing on his Facebook that, “today has been an extremely bitter sweet day! Super excited for the future! New spot is gunna be sick!”