Morgan Hotel Group’s Mondrian Los Angeles will soon add a new restaurant to its food and beverage mix. Herringbone L.A. is set to open at the hotel in January and will be helmed by Top Chef and The Taste alumni Brian Malarkey. The eatery will replace the longtime Asia de Cuba restaurant, which was open in the property for 15 years.
The space is being designed by interior designer Thomas Schoos, who has a long-standing relationship with Enlightened Hospitality Group, previously designing each Searsucker location (San Diego, Scottsdale, Austin, and Del Mar) as well as the original Herringbone in La Jolla, Calif.
“I want Herringbone L.A. to be classically elegant, but with a personal flair, similar to what you would expect from a private home,” said Schoos. “It should feel like a posh dinner party at one of those homes you see in the hills all around the hotel- full of creative people, artistic touches and personal style.”
Features of the space will include long tables made out of antique lobster traps and two custom chandeliers made from the bones of ostriches and other animals that will be reassembled to form fanciful new creatures. The outdoor dining area will offer sectional sofas, eclectic furniture pieces, and fire pits. A centerpiece of the restaurant will be one large dining table made from the root of an acacia tree that has been dipped in gold, evoking a blend of organic beauty and opulence.
“Mondrian Los Angeles has been a long fixture on the Sunset Strip and is known for its high concept design aesthetic,” said James Brennan, CEO and partner of Enlightened Hospitality Group. “We are excited to bring something elegant yet new to the heart of West Hollywood and create an environment that boasts the level of imagination, style and glamour worthy of a Hollywood A-list playground.”