Work

Hospitality

Beauty & Essex Restaurant and Lounge

Los Angeles, California

The Los Angeles outpost of Beauty & Essex, the signature hot spot run by celebrity chef Chris Santos, is located in the heart of Hollywood’s entertainment district. The ambitiously designed restaurant compliments the area’s nightlife-focused venues such as the adjacent TAO and Dream Hotel, and the nearby soon-to-be introduced Thompson and Tommie hotels. Beauty & Essex features a trompe l’oeil entrance off a pedestrian alley; guests must wind through an upscale collector’s shop in order to find their way into the restaurant. Once inside, a series of jewel-like dining rooms and lounge spaces unfold throughout the 10,250-square foot interior.

The design for Beauty & Essex L.A. nods to its capacity for year-round, open air dining with a dazzling outdoor courtyard and second floor patio. Created in partnership with the Rockwell Group, Beauty & Essex brings the vibe dining concept to this thriving corner of Hollywood.

Client/Owner
Tao Property Group
Size
10,250 SF
Program
Lounge, Outdoor Patio
Services
Executive Architect