Georgie, which Food Network personality and New York City chef Geoffrey Zakarian opened inside the ground floor of the ritzy Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, will close for service this Sunday, July 15.
The California-Mediterranean restaurant first debuted just over two years ago in June 2016 in the former Scarpetta space. Zakarian gave the interior a nice touch up that felt very much like an inside version of the patio at Polo Lounge, which wasn’t a bad idea. He also gave the Garden Bar area a more casual, easygoing vibe that made it easier for meet ups. That bar area will continue its operations as usual, but will be called The Bar at Montage Beverly Hills.
Once Georgie closes this weekend, the restaurant will be unavailable for a week to accommodate private events before temporarily reopening for dinner only beginning July 28 as The Restaurant at Montage. Anyone looking to get breakfast or lunch at the hotel can dine at the hotel’s rooftop. Reps say another restaurant will eventually go into the prime space that looks out onto a parklet.
In the meantime, Geoffrey Zakarian’s reps tell Eater that he does plan to reopen Georgie in another location somewhere in Los Angeles, and that he still plans to work with Montage Hotels & Resorts group on other projects.
Here’s the full, joint statement from Montage and Zakarian’s team regarding the “transition”:
Montage Beverly Hills will be undergoing changes to the current ground floor restaurant space situated along the Beverly Canon Garden, and Georgie, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s restaurant, will be relocating to a new home in Los Angeles. Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and Montage Hotels & Resorts have enjoyed a wonderful partnership and both look forward to continuing their working relationship with each other. “Montage is an incredible luxury brand, and it was an honor to partner with their team here in Beverly Hills. Although we cannot announce anything as of yet, together our companies will be bringing exciting projects to diners in the future,” notes Zakarian. During the transition, the restaurant will offer dinner only starting July 28th and breakfast and lunch will be served at the Rooftop Grill, with beautiful views overlooking Los Angeles. The ground floor bar / lounge will continue to operate as usual with daytime and evening service.
- All Georgie Coverage [ELA]