Husband and wife duo, Erik and Florence Chol designed LouLou with global inspirations. It’s an upscale Santa Monica restaurant that boasts three open-air patios with Pacific Ocean views for a French-meets-Californian dining experience.
LouLou is located inside luxe outdoor shopping mall, The Santa Monica Place. The French couple designed the 6,000-square-foot space to transport guests directly to the Riviera with rattan armchairs and bohemian light fixtures. The restaurant, rooftop bar and lounge offers French-Mediterranean cuisine with a California flair – think calming neutral palette, organic wooden pergolas and tons of potted greenery.
LouLou also provides live entertainment nightly. As a continuation of its branding, LouLou invites guests to download shared Spotify playlists.
Other projects from Erik and Florence Chol include a renovation of the 117-year-old Globe Theater in downtown Los Angeles in 2015.
Location: Santa Monica, Calif.
Owners: Erik and Florence Chol
Design: Erik and Florence Chol
Concept style: French-Mediterranean
Opened: July 2022
Size: 6,000 square feet
Space allocation and capacities:
- The Ocean Deck allows for a seated capacity of 100 guests and a standing capacity of 150 guests.
- The East Deck allows for a seated capacity of 40 guests and a standing capacity of 70 guests.
- The South Deck allows for a seated capacity of 30 guests and a standing capacity of 50 guests.
- The Private Room allows for a seated capacity of 45 guests and a standing capacity of 100 guests
Images courtesy of LouLou