There’s always something new springing up in Silver Lake these days, but the most recent addition to the neighborhood is something not seen in years. The brand new Silver Lake Pool & Inn, an expansive boutique hotel from Avi Brosh and the Palisociety team, opened just last week, and now the on-site restaurant Marco Polo is almost ready to roll.
Marco Polo sits facing Santa Monica Boulevard near Sunset Junction, and offers its own staircase entrance and mostly outdoor patio seating. The open, sunny space is detached from the hotel’s lobby and sits next to the property’s namesake pool while still offering a more intimate bar area that can be fully enclosed. The Shawmut-built restaurant touches on marble, warm sandy tones, and has lots of greenery and shading for warmer summer days.
On the menu, Marco Polo’s opening menu (designed with consulting from Casey Lane) leans towards Italian and broader coastal Mediterranean flavors, all done through a California lens. That means everything from pastas to salt-roasted whole branzino and other seafood preparations to start. There’s a full cocktail bar, as well as beer and wine. Marco Polo will open for walk-ins on November 15, doing dinner only, before expanding on November 18 to reservations, lunch, and even breakfast.
Marco Polo opens this week as part of the new Silver Lake Pool & Inn along Santa Monica Boulevard. The entire area is currently being redeveloped with a slew of new condo buildings, one of which will eventually even house its very own Erewhon.
Marco Polo. 4141 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles.