Part of the iconic Chateau Marmont hotel, this restaurant and cocktail lounge is a magnet for Hollywood’s A-list, with former patrons including Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, and the cast of Mad Men. The interior blends classic design elements—such as decorative mirrors and long red banquettes—with unusual touches like faux monarch butterflies pinned to the ceiling. There’s also a swanky bar area, with dim red lighting and live DJ’s spinning a mix of electro and hip-hop music. In the kitchen, Spotted Pig alum Carolynn Spence prepares Italian-inspired dishes like bacon-wrapped bourbon apples, and tagliatelle pasta with lamb ragoût.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.