SANTA MONICA · CALIFORNIA
Located steps away from Ocean Avenue, the design of this contemporary French bistro reflects the owners’ commitment to sustainably sourced, innovative cuisine and forward-thinking design. The interiors of the space emphasize the interplay between dark and light, polished and raw, and additive and subtractive surfaces. Iterations of the restaurant’s distinctive logo are featured in hexagonal-shaped dining tables and an abstract bas-relief mural. A blue upholstered banquette, orb chandeliers, and spherical glass pendant light fixtures allude to the establishment’s artfully displayed selection of internationally sourced bottled waters. The open kitchen with counter seating allows patrons to enjoy the careful preparation and sophisticated plating of the bistro’s fresh, eco-conscious, and whimsically-named dishes. The boulevard facing drink rail provides diners with a dynamic view overlooking the restaurant’s outdoor patio and adjacent streetscape.
Status: Completed: 2017 Program: Hospitality – Renovation Size: 1,000 ft² / 93 m²
Project Team: Valery Augustin, Nicholas S. Coleman, Loren Perry
General Contractor: Vander Construction Group
Project Management: Chenoa J. Mason
Photos: Undine Prohl