Beverly Hills, CA
The Hillstone Restaurant Group is a successful, family-run business with high-end restaurants including Houston's, Bandera, Café R+D and others across the country. For their first restaurant in Beverly Hills, they chose a location in an existing 1940's era structure on a centrally located, pedestrian-oriented street. Hillstone sought a refined, modern dining environment commensurate with both their long standing reputation and the demands of the surrounding clientele.
The design of the street façade presents an understated composition of a black zinc clad planter box which extends up and overhead transforming into an entry canopy framing the sidewalk entrance. A custom black steel frame window system provides a secondary level of articulation to further address the pedestrian scale of the façade.
The interior of the restaurant is defined by reclaimed wood ceiling beams along with a palette of rich, dark materials including walnut and cherry casework and chocolate stained wood block flooring all accented by the natural light filtering through the front façade.
The South Beverly Grill was awarded a 2010 AIA/LA Restaurant Design Award. 5,600 SF