Bay Area humanely-raised meat purveyors Belcampo Meat Co. has been making quite a splash since they first landed inside Los Angeles' Grand Central Market last year. More recently, their second butchery is nearing its debut on West Third, in a space that will also house Sweetgreen and another Verve Coffee. But it’s their upcoming full-service Santa Monica restaurant that has had everyone excited and now, finally, the wait is over.
Officially opening Sunday, Belcampo restaurant is a beautiful ode to the beach vibes of 1930’s Santa Monica, complete with a butcher shop awning plus gold-trimmed windows and doors. Inside, the 87-seater is full of rough hewn wood flooring and hanging enamel light fixtures, thanks to architects BCV Architects and the Uchizono Design Development team. Rattan and leather make for cozy seating, while the exposed brick and subway tile feel is always timeless. Bench seating, metal rails and a long marble bar finalize the old-is-new-again aesthetic.
For dinner, esoteric dishes like goat tartare, quail salad and tallow chips with taleggio cheese should certainly keep the hungry well fed, while at the bar, drinks come by way of Josh Goldman of the Soigné Group, and lean towards the herbaceous and grassy. Of course, nearly everything comes directly from Belcampo's Northern California farms.
Belcampo is open daily starting Sunday, with evening hours from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The on-site butcher shop is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with extended hours to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and only 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Belcampo Meat Co.
1026 Wilshire Blvd.Santa Monica, CA