Restaurateur Guillaume Guedj Brings Modern French Flare to Los Angeles with Mr. T Paris, and Launches New Cocktail Program Led by Expert Mixologist Vay Su

Modern French Cuisine to Los Angeles with Mr. T Paris, Featuring a New Cocktail Program

The popular high end Paris-originated hotspot by Restaurateur

Guillaume Guedj thrives in Los Angeles, featuring Mr. T’s top level cuisine by acclaimed Chef Alisa Vannah, their second outpost for the brand which just celebrated its one year anniversary. Now, they introduce mixologist Vay Su.

Vay Su, a seasoned bartender with more than 15 years of expertise, currently taking over the mixology at Mr. T for a new cocktail program. Vay’s approach is distinctive, blending time-honored fundamentals with contemporary methods, infused with an Asian flavor to create beautifully balanced cocktails. His talents have taken him on a nationwide journey, where he became a winner in numerous cocktail competitions, including the prestigious Heaven Hill’s Bartender of the Year award in 2020.”

The concept of Mr. T was created by French restaurateur Guillaume Guedj and offers French cuisine in a way Los Angeles has never seen before, authentic to the culture of Paris, with a delicious menu of offerings that have its patrons returning regularly to the familial spot. Located in the blossoming Sycamore Street neighborhood at 953 N Sycamore Street, just south of Santa Monica Blvd, of which Guillaume saw parallels to the Marais district of Paris where the original remains an in demand restaurant and cocktail destination. The restaurant concept was created with partner Chef Tsuyoshi Miyazaki, – (Where “Mr.T” originates) –  with a menu inspired by their worldly travels and late night French discoveries, reflective of classic French techniques with a modern twist. They brought street food to the table in an elegant and elevated interpretation, inviting diners on a culinary journey for the palette, and what they have denoted as “Modern French.”

Executive Chef Alisa Vannah has led the cuisine at the Los Angeles restaurant location since inception. In 2021, Guillaume invited Alisa to work with Chef Tsuyoshi Miyazaki at the original Mr. T in Paris, to prepare for the opening of Mr. T Los Angeles, where she oversees the kitchen as Executive Chef. Located in Los Angeles’ chic Sycamore neighborhood, Mr. T Los Angeles at the hand of Alisa, who served as sous chef previously at Republique for a total of 8+ years, with stints at Chi Spacca and Tsubaki, serves up globally-inspired dishes executed with flawless French technique.

Mr. T’s incredible wine collection was relocated from his former two Michelin star restaurant in Paris, Passage 53, offering patrons a one-of-a-kind Los Angeles wine experience. Their new mixology program launched in November 2023, and also includes exquisite cocktail creation and taste at the hands of their new world class mixologist, Vay Su. Vay is a seasoned bartender with over 15 years of expertise, with an approach “..of blending time-honored fundamentals with contemporary methods, infused with Asian flavor to create beautifully balanced cocktails.”

Open Tuesday – Saturday, Mr. T is a familial environment, with its entire staff having been with them since opening in 2021. They offer a large al fresco dining patio, a seated indoor dining room, an exterior lounge area, indoor beautiful bar and shared chef’s table, large VIP-style booths, and a back private dining room with a patio extension that even offers a private rear entrance.

On Tuesdays they have their popular Mr. Tuesday music programming, typically featuring DJ MOS with thematics like Motown or 90s hip hop. On Wednesdays, they have launched their popular Wine Wednesdays with a 50% off wine selection menu, and Thursdays feature a Jazz Band once per month.

Guedj’ first hospitality endeavor began in 2010, when he called on his friend, Japanese chef Shinichi Sato, to open a restaurant. His vision was to bring French cuisine into the 21st century, providing a fresh, contemporary take, with the famed Passage 53. The concept quickly became one of the most desirable dining rooms in Paris, earning 2 Michelin stars.

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Guillaume’s time at Passage 53 took him to restaurants and vineyards in cities across the world where he was able to foster relationships with purveyors and fellow restaurateurs. During his travels and after many late nights spent discovering the street food of each region he found himself in, Guillaume began to wonder what a restaurant that drew on these experiences and global flavors could look like.

After 10 years at the helm of Passage 53, which was renowned as one of the top 100 restaurants in the world across various accolades, he decided to shift his focus to a new concept, the globally-inspired and French-rooted, Mr.T. Upon opening in Paris’ Marais-district in 2017, the restaurant rapidly became a must visit destination in the city. With Mr. T, Guillaume brought street food to the table and invited guests on a culinary journey for the palette exploring new flavors and unfamiliar cultures, establishing a cult following for their gastronomic street food interpretations.

Following the booming success of the Paris location, Guillaume sought out a US expansion of the concept, landing on Los Angeles’ blossoming Sycamore neighborhood due to the parallels he saw to the Marais. He relocated to Los Angeles to launch the restaurant, opening Mr. T Los Angeles’ doors in August 2022, while his original Paris dining room remains a city hotspot.

New Signature Cocktails: 

“How do you want it”

Bourbon, French Aperitif, Peach, Almond, Citrus

“Sky’s the Limit”

El Cristiano Tequila, Mezcal, Basil Eau de Vie, Lemongrass, Ginger, Galangal, Chili, Tomato Water, Citrus


Cognac, Calamansi, Yuzu, Champagne

“93 til infinity”

Rye Whiskey, oolong tea, pandan, coconut water, walnut bitters

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