Neighborhood Californian bistro at Palisades Village
restaurant porta via palisades village
Porta Via Palisades is the latest addition to the new shopping/dining/walkable village concept from power developer Rick Caruso. Palisades Village features an outpost of Beverly Hills culinary destination Porta Via, which opened in 1993 and is owned by Peter Garland. We drew inspiration from Palisades Village’s seaside location while honoring Porta Via’s original concept by creating an integrated approach where the influences of a marina, British tea house and French brasserie fuse together in a timeless coastal enclave.
All of the furniture is custom designed for the project. Antique brass finishes, natural stone, walnut tabletops, chevron paneled walls, wooden ceiling fans, and giant botanical greens are the details that harmoniously create the overall look. Pastel hues and shiny brass add a touch of 1940s sophistication. Black-and-white striped marble floors enhance the optical dialog between internal and external spaces. Meanwhile, the natural oak chevron paneling on the wall, with high-gloss wainscoting beneath, brings in coastal influences. Hanging lights are suspended like fishing rods, and Ralph Lauren sconces resemble fishing pole holders on a boat. Also a commissioned artwork, such as the painting of a rare roseate spoonbill bird by Tomek Sadurski, located at the center of the bar, further adds to the bespoke nature of the space.