Chef-owners Walter and Margarita Manzke and partner Bill Chait embarked on designing a neighborhood restaurant that transitioned easily from casual breakfasts to high-end dinners. To do this, they used existing and new elements for different vibes but constant flow.
Many of the brick walls and arches remain from the original space, which once housed actor Charlie Chaplin’s offices. New elements—reclaimed wood tables, industrial-style bar stools—give the space a modern twist, but still complement the 1920s architecture. Communal tables run through the center of the restaurant and multiple chef’s counters flank the space, seating four and overlooking the open kitchens.