You can actually throw a stone between The Beverly and Sherbourne, the latter of which is positioned right behind next door neighbor Jerry's Deli with its own separate entrance (pictured above, spoons and all). And that's no coincidence. Starkman's late father, Isaac, opened the first Jerry's Deli in 1978 and now Starkman serves as President of the LA-based chainlet.
Right off the bat, the indoor/outdoor restaurant, designed by John Sofio (Guy's, The Beverly) of Built, Inc., feels like an extension of The Beverly, though also tastes of Eveleigh's outdoor back patio. All that reclaimed wood, those suspended Edison bulbs and round tufted booths make a comeback, as do The Beverly's back wall of skulls, expect at Sherbourne the skulls manifest themselves as independent wall sconces. The central tree, herbs on tables, and ubiquitous gold light give the restaurant a sexy, natural, earthy feel with a hint of understated cool.
On the subject of food and drink, not too many details yet but we do know that simple comfort food and fresh fruit elixirs will be served. More to come.
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Update: The New American menu includes crab cakes, beef and tuna tartare, gazpacho, steak (the signature is a $90 tomahawk cowboy steak), and truffled pasta with chicken.