Brian Malarkey’s Herringbone is finally here. The Santa Monica seafood spot is angling for a dinnertime debut tomorrow night inside The Seychelle on Ocean Avenue.
Malarkey’s La Jolla-based concept has been in the works for Santa Monica for months now, even as the original LA location inside the Mondrian hotel in West Hollywood remained up and running. Now that the Westside replacement is here, the WeHo outpost is set to pivot into a different Malarkey concept — possibly a Seersucker.
The menu here (check it out below) is described as Coastal Cuisine, with an obviously heavy reliance on the bounty of the seas. Of course, there will be some nods to the red meat side of California as well, particularly with dishes like a slow-cooked Angus short rib and roasted rack of lamb. Mostly though, Herringbone relies on the ocean for its whole branzinos, cold stone crab, and inventive options like skate wing schnitzel.
Inside, Herringbone’s Thomas Shoos-designed space is coyly nautical, with tugs of rope wrapped around light figures and weather-beaten wood touches throughout. Much of the space is also outfitted in a pleasing blue tone, with a deep green bank of living wall space providing a flash of foliage. This being Santa Monica, there’s a sleekly modern patio with access to the open sky and hanging heaters for when the marine layer inevitably rolls in.
Herringbone opens for daily dinner beginning tomorrow, Saturday, August 1. There will also be an ongoing ‘oyster hour’ for those seeking a cheaper early evening option, with lunch and brunch to follow in due time.
1755 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, 90401