As designed by the Xperiment USA hospitality team, the renovated space will include two unique and colorful new spaces: “Le Jardin” and “The Aviary”.
Dining and drinking guests will be escorted from the main valet through wrought iron gates and lush greenery into the refreshed patio at Riviera 31 Lounge Bar, Le Jardin. Designed as a French garden patio, this area is an extension of Estérel Restaurant’s indoor space and features many new appointments including contemporary lighting and fountains, a Provençal inspired herb garden, colorful seating ideal for alfresco afternoon and evening dining, and an expansive driftwood bar that will be permanently installed outside with a “living wall” of plants backdrop. A flowered trellis that sits over a table for two within the Le Jardin space will serve as the ultimate dining experience for couples. In total, the eatery can accommodate 275 guests.
Inside the restaurant, rustic, wide plank mahogany floors lead guests toward mustard-colored semi-circle high-backed booths that frame the restaurant. Deep blue walls are adorned with a collection of female portraits. White linen curtains add a beautiful contrast to the lush greenery and decorate the spacious 2,732 square-foot dining room. Additionally, guests will be able to view the exhibition kitchen and watch food being prepared in a wood-burning oven and sip on cocktails created by Ferrari Watts, Riviera 31 Lounge Bar’s resident mixologist. Two gorgeously outfitted private dining rooms overlook the main dining room with seating capacity for up to 15 people each, one of which is called “the chef’s table”, where groups can enjoy custom-prepared chef tasting menus presented by new Executive Chef Victor Boroda.
For those looking for a more secluded dining experience, The Aviary, located within the restaurant, is ideal for private cocktail parties or sit-down dinners for 20 to 50 guests. Its unique environment includes bird cages that are beautifully suspended overhead, providing a conversation-starting environment where guests can dine under the sky and enjoy cocktails with access to their own private bar.