If there's one thing you can look forward to with LA restaurants, it's that they will be transportive in nature to somewhere far, far away from the busy streets right outside their doors. Within each restaurant, you could be traveling to the coast of Italy or the islands of Greece, and don't worry, there's no overplayed theme in sight. Instead, tasteful restaurateurs are bringing the best of their travels to your next dining experience, and it's good. So good. Last year, we covered such a restaurant opening from Nick Mathers and Wish You Were Here Group in the heart of Santa Monica overlooking the ocean. Its name was Elephante. One year later, it’s a veritable sensation and destination among locals and visitors alike.
New to the scene for Summer ‘19 is another project from Mathers and Wish You Were Here called The Kassi Club. And it’s taking you straight to Greece, Kastellorizo to be exact. Inspired by the laid back tavernas found along the island’s shores, Mathers designed a globally inspired space that feels airy yet rich. It’s meant to be enjoyed with friends and family surrounded by thoughtful interiors and the freshest food. Located on the other side of town from Elephante, Kassi Club is right on 3rd St in West Hollywood, making it the perfect complement to its ocean-front sister.
We recently headed to LA to experience The Kassi Club first hand, chat with Mathers about bringing the space to life, and see what the food and drink program is all about.
Photography by Nathan Mueller for The Venue Report, Michael Roach and Sean Hazen for The Kassi Club