The design for Cafe Gratitude’s (Los Angeles, CA) 75-seat location—known for its organic, local menu—features both patio and interior dining, bar and retail space offering Cafe’s packaged goods. The design brings together the hand-crafted ethos of the cafe interior with the contemporary edges of the renovated Larchmont Boulevard building.
Design: Rios Clementi Hale Studios
The CUT steakhouse is located in Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California. The restaurant plan features are semicircular geometry and generous use of sunlight. A dramatic skylight at the dining room includes semitransparent glass panels suspended below to reflect and diffuse daylight onto the ceiling and into the space. The steakhouse was awarded the AIA Restaurant Design Award in 2006.
Design: Richard Meier + Partners Architects