Cyrus Leon Batchan is a business consultant in Sherman Oaks, California

Cyrus Batchan

Experienced Consultant for the Restaurant Industry

Cyrus Leon Batchan is a business consultant in Sherman Oaks, California. He has significant “hands on” experience with restaurant businesses. 


Cyrus Batchan grew up in a restaurant family and worked every job from dishwasher, cook, delivery driver to bartender. Initially, he managed an investment fund developing real estates all throughout the greater Los Angeles Area. In 2013, he opened Lock & Key, an upscale lounge, in Los Angeles. Most recently, he has been involved in Nightshade, the first restaurant for Top Chef winner Mei Lin along with partner Francis Miranda of N°8. The expansive space, which goes into the former Cerveteca, will feature a pan-Asian menu infused with modern touches and California sensibilities, with Lin herself calling the experience “fine food in a casual setting.” Think fine dining touches and plating with flavor influences from Italy, Japan, and China.


Education


Mr. Batchan received a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of San Diego, California. 


References


https://cyrusbatchan.us

https://nightshadela.com/

https://la.eater.com/2018/12/17/18145019/los-angeles-restaurant-openings-2019

https://la.eater.com/2018/12/20/18150455/nightshade-mei-lin-arts-district-restaurant-los-angeles-opening-photos

https://www.tastethedram.com/single-post/2017/03/13/lock-and-key/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cyrus-batchan-a53916168


Learn More

One of the most anticipated Los Angeles restaurant openings is Nightshade , of 2014 Eater Young Gun and Top Chef season 12 winner Mei Lin. Mei Lin partnered with Cyrus Batchan and Francis Miranda of N°8 (Lock & Key in Koreatown) to build out a modern, wood-lined dining room with hanging lamps, lush greenery, and matching banquettes. Read what about the business law behind setting up such a restaurant. - Photographs of Nightshade Restaurant by Eater Los Angeles, Wonho Frank Lee.

Nightshade Restaurant, Los Angeles
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Nightshade, restaurant of Top Chef Mei Lin, to open soon

Chef Mei Lin partnered with Cyrus Batchan and Francis Miranda

Many restaurants spring up in big cities like Los Angeles, but one of the most anticipated restaurant openings is certainly Nightshade, of 2014 Eater Young Gun and Top Chef season 12 winner Mei Lin. The restaurant is scheduled to open in January 2019.


Here, Chef Mei Lin partnered with Cyrus Batchan and Francis Miranda of N°8 (Lock & Key in Koreatown) to design and build a modern, wood-lined dining room with hanging lamps, lush greenery, and matching banquettes. It will bring Mei Lin’s unique brand of Asian-influenced dishes to the LA Arts District. In fact, this is the first restaurant where Mei Lin is fully in charge of the menu.


Some of the influences come from Lin’s family’s Chinese restaurant in Detroit. Over time, she has developed her own vision of modern Los Angeles cooking, incorporating local flavors in the dishes she designs. The 60-seat dining room itself was designed by restaurant interior experts Jorge Gracia (with Andres Pompa and Benjamin Huerta).


The partners are themselves very experienced in the hospitality industry. 

Cyrus Batchan has years of hands-on experience in the hotel and restaurant industry in the Los Angeles area. Mr. Batchan grew up in a restaurant family and worked every job from dishwasher, cook, delivery driver to bartender. 

Initially, he managed an investment fund developing real estates all throughout the greater Los Angeles Area. In 2013, he opened Lock & Key, an upscale lounge, in Los Angeles. Nightshade is his most recent endeavor.


Cyrus Batchan also shares his experience in the restaurant business on his blog https://cyrusbatchan.blogspot.com/


About Cyrus Leon Batchan


Cyrus Leon Batchan is a business consultant in Sherman Oaks, California, focusing on restaurant and bar businesses. He has significant “hands on” experience with businesses. Mr. Batchan received a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of San Diego, California. 


References


https://cyrusbatchan.us

https://cyrusbatchan.blogspot.com/

https://nightshadela.com/

https://la.eater.com/2018/12/17/18145019/los-angeles-restaurant-openings-2019

https://la.eater.com/2018/12/20/18150455/nightshade-mei-lin-arts-district-restaurant-los-angeles-opening-photos

https://www.tastethedram.com/single-post/2017/03/13/lock-and-key/

https://hype.news/cyrus-batchan/

https://solomonlawguild.com/cyrus-batchan

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cyrus-batchan-a53916168

https://www.numberdoteight.com/new-page/ 

(Nightshade Restaurant, Photograph by Eater Los Angeles, Wonho Frank Lee)

Learn More

Chef Mei Lin partnered with Cyrus Batchan and Francis Miranda of N°8 (Lock & Key in Koreatown). -  Nightshade Restaurant Photograph by Eater Los Angeles, Wonho Frank Lee.

Website of Nightshade

Cyrus Batchan Blog on Restaurant Business

Additional Information

Hospitality Business Consultant Cyrus Batchan starts blog and commentary for the restaurant industry and those who want to get involved


Cyrus Batchan has years of hands-on experience in the hotel and restaurant industry in the Los Angeles area, and now shares his experience on his new blog.


Business Consultant Cyrus Batchan, based on Sherman Oaks, California, is currently in the spotlight because of his involvement in one of the most anticipated Los Angeles restaurant openings, Nightshade, which is scheduled to open its doors in January. 


At the same time, he is setting up a blog and commentary for the restaurant industry and those who want to get involved, especially young entrepreneurs. The blog is available at https://cyrusbatchan.blogspot.com/


In the most recent restaurant endeavor, 2014 Eater Young Gun and Top Chef season 12 winner Mei Lin partnered with Cyrus Batchan and Francis Miranda of N°8 (Lock & Key in Koreatown) to build out a modern, wood-lined dining room with hanging lamps, lush greenery, and matching banquettes. The expansive space, which goes into the former Cerveteca, will feature a pan-Asian menu infused with modern touches and California sensibilities, with Lin herself calling the experience “fine food in a casual setting.” Nightshade has dining touches and plating with flavor influences from Italy, Japan, and China.


But back to the information that Cyrus Batchan is sharing on his Blog. “There is no study program that teaches young entrepreneurs how to get involved, how to plan a restaurant or bar, what hurdles one encounters, and how one makes it successful. In fact, such courses should be offered at every College. I hope that my Blog will provide some inspiration and ideas to those young entrepreneurs who have considered this industry. Hopefully some more experienced entrepreneurs will find it useful too,” says Batchan.


There are many aspects to consider when starting a restaurant or bar. First of all, “location, location, location” is critical but one must also define the target audience and demographics to review whether the clientele is sufficiently large at the intended location. Also, regulatory permits and legal requirements can easily drive a new entrepreneur crazy. Explains Cyrus Batchan: “Little did I know that obtaining permits and meeting regulatory and zoning requirements is like jumping through hoops. You can do this work without an attorney, but be prepared for a rollercoaster ride. If you hire a lawyer, it will make some that work easier.”


About Cyrus Leon Batchan


Cyrus Leon Batchan is a business consultant in Sherman Oaks, California, focusing on restaurant and bar businesses. He has significant “hands on” experience with businesses. Mr. Batchan received a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of San Diego, California.


Mr. Batchan grew up in a restaurant family and worked every job from dishwasher, cook, delivery driver to bartender. Initially, he managed an investment fund developing real estates all throughout the greater Los Angeles Area. In 2013, he opened Lock & Key, an upscale lounge, in Los Angeles. Nightshade is his most recent endeavor.


References


https://cyrusbatchan.us

https://cyrusbatchan.blogspot.com/

https://nightshadela.com/

https://la.eater.com/2018/12/17/18145019/los-angeles-restaurant-openings-2019

https://la.eater.com/2018/12/20/18150455/nightshade-mei-lin-arts-district-restaurant-los-angeles-opening-photos

https://www.tastethedram.com/single-post/2017/03/13/lock-and-key/

https://hype.news/cyrus-batchan/

https://solomonlawguild.com/cyrus-batchan

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cyrus-batchan-a53916168

Cyrus Leon Batchan is a business consultant in Sherman Oaks, California.

Cyrus Leon Batchan is a business consultant in Sherman Oaks, California.

Cyrus Batchan Restaurant Industry Blog