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Inside Hermosa Beach’s Glossy New Dinner Spot Decadence

Steps from the beach, and dripping with velvet, gold, and glass

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.

Sleepy South Bay city Hermosa Beach gets a splashy new dinnertime entrant tonight called, of all things, Decadence. And as the name implies, there’s a lot of gloss, glass, and purple tufting.

Decadence comes by way of Skylar Tourigny and chef Huy Nguyen, who has worked under Michael Hung’s Ardour Hospitality and at Faith & Flower in Downtown. Tourigny previously operated Marine Street Cafe in Manhattan Beach, and has been working to open Decadence since 2017. She designed the space, a tight concoction of bar stools, booth seating, four-tops, and lounge areas, herself.

As for the menu, Nguyen is going for a pan-California vibe with dishes that range from roasted chicken with a ginger-thyme glaze to breezy French basics like seared diver scallops or a braised bacon and frisee salad. And this being the laid-back beach, expect options like avocado tempura with kewpie mayo and a burger with smoked cheddar cheese. There’s also a full bar inside the Hermosa Avenue space, as well as plenty of bottles of wine and craft beer.

Decadence opens tonight, keeping hours from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for dinner, with drinks going until midnight at the bar. Lunch hours run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.

Decadence. 1332 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA.

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