A nostalgic, sensorial culinary experience that allow people to embrace the multi-cultural diversity, history, and community of California -- a blend of neighborhood spirit with layers of privacy and intimacy.
Natural light, materiality and proportion are at play to showcase the consonance of refined minimalism and subtle Asian influences.
The cooking is about Whitener's life and history of growing up in California - bringing together the multicultural diversity found in his neighborhood. He grew up in a Mexican home, adjacent to Little Saigon, raised by a German father with roots in the South and a mother from Guadalajara, Mexico, swapping lunch food with Japanese kids. He integrates his diverse culinary influences with techniques he learned in France and interest in fine dining cuisine.
The space is a neutral canvas to showcase the vibrant food Jonathan Whitener creates-- the fusion and depth of flavors remedy forgotten memories and the dining experience is intimate yet full of life.
MEZZANINE/ROOF FLOOR PLAN
Larchmont is a quaint, small neighborhood -- in between fancy and suburban; lined with coffee shops, boutiques and restaurants
500 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
LOUNGE / STAIRS TO MEZZANINE
From the lounge and bar area, one can go up to the mezzanine level where there is a more private dining area for groups of two. From the mezzanine level the rooftop area is accessible by crossing through the concrete posts.
As you enter the restaurant, your consumed by the openness of the space. You first encounter the bar and communal lounge area where one can grab a drink and wait for their reservation.
MAIN DINING AREA
The main dining area is separated by metal beams that act as screens to give this space more seclusion. This area includes two privates booths and a semi-private room that can seat larger parties of ten people.
The mezzanine level provides a more intimate setting with tables for two. There is a skylight that lets in an abundance of natural light and plants that drape from it to act as a center piece. The largeness of the skylight welcomes nature to be more integrated within the space creating a zen-like, indoor/outdoor feel.
The roof top area embraces a semi-large tree that acts as a shading device during the day. Visitors can dine, drink, or casually socialize and enjoy the beautiful weather and view of Larchmont.