Los Angeles is full of incredible restaurants. Below, we share five of our favorites when it comes to impeccable design.
The food here is a fusion of Peruvian and Chinese, and the design by Opening Ceremony cofounder Humberto Leon is a fusion of futuristic and funky retro, with heart-shaped windows, zebra-striped wallpaper and wavy scalloped edge tables and flatware.
The understated exterior at Soulmate belies the colorful, Spanish Mediterranean oasis within. It’s the hottest hangout in WeHo for the au courant, with an open-air layout and retractable roof above a light-filled courtyard filled with flourishing plants, playful local art & colorful cocktails. Dishes by executive chef Rudy Lopez are equally vibrant – from Santa Barbara uni toast to crispy eggplant with quinoa.
Pasjoli feels like a lived-in Parisian bistro, combining millwork, rich fabrics and hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper for a resplendent atmosphere that matches chef Dave Beran’s indulgent dishes like pressed duck for two. Banquettes with bronze mohair seating and metallic Nina Campbell fabric backs are opposite the whitewashed brick and crackle-grazed ceramic tiled walls of the main dining room.
Stephanie Izard just opened her first restaurant in Los Angeles, a second location of her Chicago flagship. The light, bright and airy restaurant seats 200, designed by Izard’s longtime partner Karen Herold of Studio K in Chicago, with a jungle’s worth of plants and a vivid goat painting by Quang Hong.
Guests enter Fellow through Path Gallery, perusing the exhibition before being escorted to their table, setting the tone for a celebration of art and food. The historic building’s original exposed brick and concrete floors are juxtaposed with plush banquettes in rich hues of Ceylon sapphire blue and subdued olive green. Founder Philip Camino’s own artwork is featured in the main dining room – a black-and-white mural – along with a portrait of David Bowie coolly looking down upon diners with a cigarette in hand.
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