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Citizen Focuses on Slick Ambiance and Cocktails Galore in Beverly Hills

A new look for the former Spaghettini

The former Spaghettini
The former Spaghettini
Elizabeth Daniels
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

After an 18 month run in Beverly Hills, Spaghettini & the Dave Koz Lounge decided to shut down the stage for a massive reconcepting. That was back in March, and now comes word that sleek newcomer Citizen will be taking over.

Citizen is using some of the same pieces from the Spaghettini puzzle to create its new masterpiece, including chef Scott Howard. They’ll also be bringing on fresher faces like the Soigné Group’s Josh Goldman (Belcampo SM) to help create an expansive cocktail menu for the restaurant.

The plan is for upscale casual new American fare, with some of the usual Southern and produce-driven sensibilities. There are quirkier items like wild mushroom doughnuts, but for the most part it’s all about fun, easygoing food for all.

Mostly Citizen hopes to lean heavily on its drink program to create an atmosphere that’s equal parts dinner party and straight-up cocktail lounge. Spacecraft is behind the design redo inside, which will exude touches from the 60s and 70s in all its vintage iterations. There will also be a large outdoor lounge space, complete with fire pit. Citizen expects to come online by mid-summer.

184 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA