Stacking his latest West Hollywood venture, Duplex On Third, Makhani wanted to portray the venue as a home. "I envisioned a truly second home for all of our neighbors,” Makhani said. “The idea was to make it very comfortable to come in anytime of the day…even until midnight on weeknights.” Luxury interiors designer, Thomas Schoos, took the calling to capture Makhani’s vision. For such a large space, formerly a residential building dating back to the early 1900s, the ambiance is quite cozy, separated into a lounge, bar, formal dining area, open-air patio and a private dining room on the second level. Seated in any area of the restaurant, guests can order locally sourced, new American style cuisine with western European flair.
A menu created by Executive Chef Larry Greenwood and executed by Chef Jeffrey Williams enhances classics with fresh bright flavors. We loved the mussels, memorably bathing in broth steeped with chorizo and chilies, bursting and begging for a dip of the accompanying frites. Earthy, wild and cultivated mushrooms accompanied a mascarpone risotto and a beautifully seared rib eye lent seasonal warmth to the meal. Smooth pistachio panna cotta closed as a perfect last bite. Specialty cocktails, the citrusy “Crazy X” and sweet “One Night Stand” shine while a nice selection of organic California varietals (among the diverse wine list) rounds out a comfortably filling evening at Duplex.
Victor and Mary
Couple and business partners, Victor and Mary, blog and manage La Bonne Maison, a chef-driven catering and event planning company in Boston. Victor and Mary are avid eaters, travelers and outdoor-enthusiasts. As regular contributors to JustLuxe.com they offer their unique perspectives on restaurants, hotels, luxury products, and wellness… they’re always on the search for a new angle to cover or ju...(Read More)