South Beverly Grill

Project Desciption

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.

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 woodblock flooring all accented by the natural light filtering through the front façade. The result is a contemporary spin on an old-fashioned dining club, an apt choice for its location at the edge of Beverly Hill’s Golden Tringle.

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.




 “A polished take on straight-ahead American fare”

–  Los Angeles Times





“The South Beverly Grill offers good ingredients simply prepared, and the woodsy interior with its exposed steel columns and textured brick wall evokes the solid quality and value of the menu.”

–  Form






Location: Beverly Hills,  California

Size: 5,000 sf

Design Team: David Thompson (Principal-in-Charge), Scott Walter

Landscape Designer: Sean Femrite

Interior Design: Brad Dunning


2011 City of Beverly Hills Award for Architectural Design

2011 Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards, Restaurant Category

2010 AIA|LA Restaurant Design Award, Best Restaurant