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.
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 woodblock 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)