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Barbette’s Sumptuous French Dining Room Opens in West Hollywood

A splashy new project from the Jones Hollywood founders debuts tomorrow

The French restaurant wave has arrived.

Los Angeles is in the middle of an all-out European dining resurgence, spurred on by celebrity chefs and low-key neighborhood newcomers alike. And now there is Barbette, a vibe-heavy West Hollywood dinner spot backed by a few top-tier industry veterans that’s ready to start pouring wine and pushing out menu items tomorrow night.

Barbette is the brainchild of Jared Meisler and Sean MacPherson, the longtime tag team duo behind iconic places like Jones and local staples like The Pikey. They’ve brought on chef Robert Flaherty from New York City (White Gold Butchers) to execute the vision, a sort of new-meets-classic melding of French possibilities. There’s plush booths and patchwork art details inside, while the menu skews vegetable-heavy with a dose of traditional. Think moules mariniere, a simple tagliatelle, and reasonably-priced steak frites. The opening dinner menu is below.

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The low glow of the dining room

As for the design, Sean MacPherson led the charge himself in bringing Barbette to life. The former Tinto wine bar space has been completely outdone with throwback design elements like a rustic fireplace on the back patio, and details like the red velvet bar stools, hanging greenery, and low lights. The overall mood feels more like a retouched version of old world Paris, but situated right in the thick of West Hollywood.

Barbette opens tomorrow evening, with service from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Expect brunch later this year.

Barbette
7511 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA

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The up front dining and bar area
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Well-heeled French vibes
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Banquette seating and wood flooring
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Mellow booths

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The wide marble bar
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A great place to lean
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The warm back patio
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A tall, green room
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Comfortable seating
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Rustic elements
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The glowing exterior
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