South Beverly Grill
The Hillstone Restaurant Group is a successful, family-run business specializing in 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. Assembledge+ in collaboration with the Hillstone Design Team and interior designer Brad Dunning combined their talents to provide a refined, modern dining environment commensurate with both Hillstone’s reputation and the demands of the surrounding clientele.
The design of the street façade presents an understated composition of an elegantly scaled exterior canopy, a custom designed steel window system and brick planter boxes to create a graceful experience for both the pedestrian and the dining patron. The custom black steel framed 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.
Location: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California
Size: 5,000 sf
Design Team: David Thompson (Principal-in-Charge), Scott Walter
Landscape Designer: Sean Femrite
Interior Design: Brad Dunning
Awards: City of Beverly Hills Award for Architectural Design (2011); Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards, Restaurant Category (2011); AIA|LA Restaurant Design Award, Best Restaurant (2010)