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Ella restaurant at Sixty Beverly Hills
Ella restaurant at Sixty Beverly Hills
Wonho Frank Lee

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Veteran Restaurant Group Opens Cozy New Hideaway in Beverly Hills’ Sixty Hotel

Ella is the latest by Umbrella Hospitality Group with daytime coffee, afternoon lounging, and evening power dinners

There’s a fresh new restaurant coming to the first floor of Jason Pomeranc’s Sixty Beverly Hills next week. The incoming Ella, designed by Austin Melrose, features a handful of moving parts, including a daytime cafe, wine shop, and dinner menu, along with cocktails and music as the evening draws on. That energy shouldn’t be surprising, considering this newcomer is the work of the Umbrella Hospitality Group, the LA-based crew that is now expanding into already-busy Beverly Hills.

When first touring the property, the group — known for spots like Melrose Umbrella Co., the Corner Door, and Lono — wasn’t sure the Umbrella style would connect with Beverly Hills locals. The corner hotel is adjacent to mostly spas, office spaces, residences, condos, and apartments, with retail shops and restaurants further on. Rather than push too far outside the box, the team designed Ella to appeal directly to nearby residents and hotel guests, while also hopefully drawing in curious folks from a bit further east, where dining and cafe options aren’t as plentiful.

“What we do with Umbrella, it’s got a Prohibition feel, but a big thing for us was making it super open with barn doors and open to the neighborhood,” says Melrose. “Anyone can come in and explore.”

Umbrella Hospitality Group owners Zachary Patterson and Melrose brought on chef Brian Min to develop the menu. Min’s appetizers include a charred eggplant dip, focaccia with elderflower honey and black truffle butter, kumamoto oysters, and glazed duck wings. There’s a section dedicated to fresh California produce, while the pasta dishes appeal to just about any diner (except maybe the gluten-free) with a bucatini pomodoro, and an orecchiette with fennel sausage, broccoli rabe, tomato confit, and anchovy. When weaving into entrees, Min’s dry-aged grilled branzino, a roasted half-chicken, and tomahawk steak will please a crowd, along with thin-crust pizza from a custom oven.

Ella, which means “goddess” in Hebrew, has room for 120 diners, with a front section like a middle garden room and booth seating very similar to the former 101 Coffee Shop, along with a back dining room as well. The interior is bright and cozy thanks to moving the coffee machine and outdoor seating towards the front, introducing multiple seating and lounge areas to accommodate any kind of mood. The space caters to everyone from laptop workers and those in need of caffeine to those who want a power dinner or cocktails.

As expected with any Umbrella project, cocktails will be an essential focus at Ella. Patterson and Dorian De Tappan created a menu that’s got a contemporary spin on classic drinks like the kimchee bloody Mary or an Ella old-fashioned. Along with Ella’s opening, the Sixty’s rooftop has a new look and name called the Umbrella Social Club with its own signature drinks while the rooftop pool is known as Umbrella Swim Club.

Ella’s coffee bar operates from 7 a.m. to noon, followed by dinner reservations beginning at 5 p.m., then moving onto entertainment in the later hours. The Bottle Shop will have natural wines, and diners that purchase a bottle can waive the corkage fee if they gift a glass to a stranger in the restaurant. Reservations are required on the rooftop, so secure them at Resy. Something will be open at all times,” says Melrose.

“What we want to do is bring the backyard of Los Angeles closer to Beverly Hills,” says Melrose. “And use a bunch of influences that Brian grew up learning and working with, but also the things that Zach and I love, to [bring] a little sample of LA to Beverly Hills.” Ella opens on February 10.

Ella restaurant’s lounge in Beverly Hills
Ella’s lounge
Ella dining room at the Sixty Beverly Hills
Ella dining room
Ella’s booth seating at Sixty Beverly Hills hotel
Booth seating
Corner tables at Ella’s in Beverly Hills
Corner tables
Seating area at Ella’s in Beverly Hills
Seating area
Ella’s Bottle Shop in Beverly Hills
Ella’s Bottle Shop
Ella’s cafe in Beverly Hills
Ella’s cafe
Cafe Ella at the Sixty Beverly Hills
Cafe
Ella dining room at night in the Sixty Beverly Hills hotel
Nighttime glow at Ella
Crispy glazed duck wings from Ella in Beverly Hills
Crispy glazed duck wings
Dry-aged grilled branzino at Ella restaurant in Beverly Hills
Dry-aged grilled branzino
Tomahawk steak with crispy Weiser Family Farm potatoes at Ella restaurant in Beverly Hills
Tomahawk steak with crispy Weiser Family Farm potatoes
An assortment of dishes from Ella in Beverly Hills
An assortment of dishes from Ella
Wonho Frank Lee
Rooftop pool and lounge at Sixty Beverly Hills
Rooftop Pool at Umbrella Swim Club at Sixty
Kimchee bloody Mary from Ella restaurant in Beverly Hills
Kimchee bloody Mary
Pompeii cocktail with Maestro Dobel Diamante tequila, golden beet, orange, lime, agave, heat at Ella restaurant in Beverly Hills
Pompeii cocktail with Maestro Dobel Diamante tequila, golden beet, orange, lime, agave, heat
Door for Ella restaurant in the Sixty Beverly Hills hotel
Ella
The Sixty Beverly Hills hotel
The Sixty Beverly Hills

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