The Draycott at Palisades VillageAuthor:Lindsey Shook
The Draycott, the flagship restaurant in Rick Caruso’s new Palisade Village mall, merges the elegance of the storied brasseries of Paris and the comfort of an English men’s club with the insouciance of Los Angeles. Poised to become a neighborhood staple, the all-day menu, driven by ingredients from local farms and purveyors, highlights seasonal dishes with a British twist, like English pea dip, fish & chips, Pimm’s Cup, and a chop.
Helmed by UK expats Marissa and Matt Hermer, it was designed by London and Los Angeles-based design firm Fettle, a boutique interior architecture and design firm specializing in hospitality design. Their recent projects, which include The Marylebone Hotel in London and The Hoxton Hotel in Portland, are characterized by lush leathers, ample upholstery, gleaming metals and rich colors for interiors that are at once luxurious, layered and inviting.
The centerpiece of the restaurant is a marble-topped bar with an impressive patina brass gantry above. Sparkling bottles amplify the jewel-box effect. A pale coral-colored coffered ceiling with ornate cornice-work brushes guests with a flattering glow, while white walls form a canvas for the mixture of local and European artists on display.
The dining room swirls around the bar. Fettle’s custom designs — upholstered Victorian-inspired pieces with turned legs, channel-tufted or welted, in rich saddle and green leathers, evergreen and rust velvets and textured linens finished with brass tacks — are plump and beguiling with booths that invite lingering Genrously paned French doors open the restaurant onto an elegant marble mosaic terrace that overlooks the Palisades Village park. Sheltered by a canopy, long linen banquette and Riviera cafe chairs are poised for year-round dining. Private parties can take advantage of “The Queen’s Room” curtained off for intimacy.
The Draycott , 15255 Palisades Village Lane, Pacific Palisades, California, 90272, 310-573-8938