The outdoor area comes complete with comfortable couches and a bar.
Past Top Chef competitor Brian Malarkey and Enlightened Hospitality Group partner James Brennan debuted the second outpost of their buzzed-about restaurant, Herringbone, at the Mondrian Los Angeles Hotel last Thursday (January 16). The seafood-focused, San Diego-based eatery serves Malarkey’s signature “fish meats field” fare alongside surf-and-turf favorites, complemented by shore-chic décor and lively music.
Soak up the sun—in the thick of winter, no less—and take in city views from Herringbone’s standout outdoor lounge and dining area replete with cozy couches, fire pits, and a bar. For breakfast, order omelets that salute LA’s hippest neighborhoods. The WeHo comes stuffed with spinach, tomato, and goat cheese, while the Beverly Hills iteration comprises fine herbs, duck confit, gruyere, and truffles.
Or, visit later in the day to sample a play on the City of Angels and Herringbone’s home base—the “SD in LA” is a pile of savory carne asada fries. Herringbone’s seafood plates, though, take center stage on the dinner menu. Expect decadent dishes like seared diver scallops served with sweetbreads, whole fish ceviche, chicken liver mousse and caviar, and chicken fried sea urchin and maple waffles with crab “gravy.”
Though Herringbone is situated a drive away from the ocean, the new Thomas Schoos-designed space adds beachy elements to its laidback-yet-elegant feel. A muted color palette, wooden tables intermixed with white marble tabletops, custom chandeliers that feature intertwined fishing ropes, and gold fishbone adornments all solidify a Los Angeles-meets-San Diego vibe. Meanwhile, the resto pays direct homage to its roots with a centerpiece dining table, which was constructed from a gold-dipped acacia tree root as an artful nod to the 100-year-old olive trees that adorn Herringbone’s La Jolla flagship. 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323-848-6000