Opening its doors next week at Culver City’s Platform is Margot, the new rooftop restaurant with a seasoned crew of vets including Norah’s chef Michael Williams, bar director David Kupchinsky, general manager John Snowden, and IB Hospitality founder, Rohan Talwar.
Williams’ Spanish and Italian menu covers handmade pastas, grilled meats, and seafood, with focaccia sandwiches during lunchtime. Dinner refocuses on vegetables, where Williams makes a Sardinian potato-filled pasta. The raw bar throws in everything from brined and roasted cauliflower to octopus, chilled lobster, and caviar.
Kupchinsky spearheads all IB Hospitality’s bar menus, and Margot’s is inspired by aperitivo and vermouth drinking traditions in Italy and Spain, respectively. There’s also a glass-enclosed wine cellar with varietals from just about everywhere.
Veteran designers Thomas Schoos and Lisa Gill arranged the modern space with a 70 seat indoor lounge and bar area, patio seating for 80 guests, plus a 20 seat outdoor lounge. The designers placed a heavy emphasis on hand-painted graphics among the marble table tops, ceramic tiles, vintage chandeliers, woods, and concrete floors. And there’s a hidden custom photo booth for anyone wanting take a memento home after their meal or drinks.
With a perfect final touch for Los Angeles, Margot’s offers free valet with validation. Reservations are open on RESY. Margot will be open for lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with light bites from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and dinner from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Both bars will be open from 11 a.m. until 2:00 a.m daily.