Brent Bolthouse wants to create a westside iteration of the Chateau Marmont. Management from The Fairmont Miramar Hotel at the corner of Wilshire and Ocean, home to chef Ray Garcia's FIG restaurant, have partnered with Bolthouse to rebrand a free-standing cottage (that dates back to 1947) on the hotel's property under the name The Bungalow. Designed by Studio Collective (The Spare Room), The Bungalow will serve as an intimate lounge set with a private dining room, gaming room, main bar space, and a patio for al fresco loitering.
The renderings above provide a glimpse into SaMo's newest nighttime haunt. Check out that expansive outdoor patio and bar which looks out to the ocean (and pool), clad with mixed seating, day beds, and a fire pit. Inside, The Bungalow resembles a mashup of Montauk's Surf Lodge meets Aspen's Caribou Club meets The Malibu Inn. The Bungalow is divided into separate room: the main bar (shown above) will carry fresh farm-to-table libations similar to those offered at FIG's bar, meanwhile chef Ray Garcia is planning a list of small bites. The venue includes a private room that could be used for a dinner party, but this is more of a drinkery than a dinner spot. FIG next door is a better bet for that. Also housed within The Bungalow is a lacquered and wood-designed game room stocked with a custom pool table and a slew of table games.
While The Bungalow is scheduled to serve the public in July, its first soft opening event takes place on June 9. Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, author/leader in sustainable development/senior UN advisor, will take over the space to host a private dinner. [EaterWire]