restaurants that look stunning often lack a laid-back vibe, and the ones that are, miss out on a stylish setting. enter goldie's, a new dining spot in west hollywood that effortlessly blends cool aesthetics with a relaxed vibe that feels like home. part of a small cluster of similarly conceptualized establishments in los angeles and new york, goldie's interior is designed by australian owner nick mathers and oozes mid-century chic, albeit with a softening boho edge. wood is the most prominent element here, from the roof construction to the paneling and the frank lloyd wright-inspired shelving units, and is balanced out by a semi-tiled floor and white walls. interestingly, mathers quite throroughly reconstructed the building and repurposed the excess wood for his own design.
an elongated bar with a white marble top is located along one side of the restaurant. colourful pieces of native american indian tapestry adorn the wall and back section of the restaurant. in front of the restaurant a new outdoor dining section has been created. serving breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner, goldie's menu is a modern take on california cuisine and lists a varied range of tasty dishes, suitable for both carnivores and the veggie crowd. chef thomas lim's food creations include avocado on toast for breakfast, grilled baby leeks for lunch and a chunky boulder valley skirt steak for dinner. the bar is the domain of brittini rae petersen who pours a variety of beverages, from beers and wines, to liquors and cocktails. location: 8422 west 3rd street [west hollywood].