Our Story

Our Story

Located in Los Angeles’ historic West Adams neighborhood, Alta Adams is designed to be an inclusive setting, serving comforting food and great cocktails in a lively setting.

Alta Adams’ culinary vision is led by chefs Keith Corbin and Daniel Patterson. They met during the opening of the original LocoL in Watts and worked together for four years, both at LocoL and then later at Alta Group restaurants in the Bay Area. With the opening of Alta Adams, Corbin returned to Los Angeles, introducing his distinct interpretation of soul food that draws the connection between traditional West African food and California cuisine. The menu they created together fuses the Southern flavors and dishes Corbin grew up eating and preparing alongside his grandmother with a vibrant aesthetic and produce-driven approach. Offerings include black eye pea fritters , a candied yam gratin with spiced pecans, and braised oxtails — each composed to encourage sharing.

Our bar program features cocktails, wine and beer with an emphasis on California producers and local ingredients. Cocktails include the Lunchbox with peanuts, butter-washed whiskey, huckleberry + Aperol and Through the Grapevine with vodka, concord grapes, tarragon and Burma Tonic. 

Alta Adams is dedicated to cultivating an equitable environment that celebrates inclusivity and empowers rising culinary talent, while serving delicious food that brings communities together.