Ella

Santa Monica
Other Nightlife
Available for Reservations

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From the folks who brought you Melrose Umbrella Co. comes Ella, a new neighborhood bar on the lobby level of the Sixty Hotel that toes the line between elevated and casual—a rarity for Beverly Hills. With plenty of windows, vintage touches, and greenery throughout, plus a cozy lounge in the front of the restaurant, it’s a great option for working or fueling up with caffeine during the day, with the added bonus of USB chargers connected to the iconic green desk lamps that adorn the leather booths. The L-shaped bar that’s backed by blue leather barstools is ideal for grabbing a quick drink while waiting for the rest of your party, though the bartenders offer an unusual-for-LA level of friendliness that invites you to do as the entryway sign says and “Stay a While.” Night owls can also partake in the fun—Ella employs a DJ after dark, as well as a “Pay it Forward” ethos that waives the tax when you purchase a bottle of wine for another table. The menu is helmed by chef Brian Min (Laurel Hardware) and takes a similarly expansive approach, offering comfort-driven plates like Crispy Glazed Duck Wings and Prince Edward Island Mussels, alongside a selection of salads, pizzas, pastas, and burgers, plus large-format dishes like Dry-Aged Grilled Branzino. Cocktails are presented with flair without sacrificing flavor—Pompeii, with tequila, golden beet, orange, lime, and agave, arrives with a fiery tableside eruption.

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