There are few blocks more famous in Los Angeles than Melrose Place, thanks to a certain TV show that aired in the 1990s under the same title. And while that show launched more than a few celebrity careers, incoming restaurant Melrose Place hopes to propel itself into the conversation for the best new dining hotspot between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.
The incoming Melrose Place lands at 8472 Melrose Place, the former home of the AllBright, a women-focused British club which opened in 2019 but did not survive the pandemic. The main dining halls will be on the second and third floors respectively, with a day cafe and dining hall one floor above street level. In due course, the team behind the project also plans to hit a rooftop lounge with views of West Hollywood, though that won’t be in play until the summer. The cafe and diner spaces plan to open in a few weeks by early April.
The group behind Melrose Place is Sunset Collective (Shyon Keoppel, Stafford Schlitt and Costas Charalambous), a triumvirate of real estate and hotel interests that stretch across the city. Charalambous is a single founding member and past president of SBE, and together the group also runs the nearby Off Sunset venue. Their new Melrose Place project spans 8,000 square feet and hopes to add to the growing scene of rooftop lounges spread across West Hollywood and Hollywood these days.
When it comes to food, Melrose Place will eventually expand to offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, followed by rooftop drinks and ambiance. The main menu will be decidedly Californian, with an emphasis on the wood-fired grill during dinner service and casual cafe fare during the day — and with a nod to vegans, keto needs, and other appetites. THE. The design company Franklin Studios is behind the construction.