Nestled within the heart of Los Angeles, The Garland's beloved oasis, The Front Yard, has blossomed into a culinary landmark, recently crowned a Category Winner at the prestigious MUSE Hotel Awards. This recognition is a vibrant testament to the restaurant's unwavering commitment to capturing the essence of L.A.'s diverse culinary scene in a setting that whispers Old Hollywood grandeur.
Executive Chef Larry Greenwood orchestrates an exquisite symphony of flavors, crafting a seasonally inspired menu that tantalizes the senses. Chorizo Deviled Eggs and Green Garbanzo Hummus set the stage for an approachable yet elevated dining experience, while Valley Fried Chicken emerges as a true star, tempting palates with its crispy perfection.
California craft beers and specialty cocktails like the "Cranky J" – a playful nod to James Crank, owner of The Garland and son of iconic actress Beverly Garland – weave a narrative of local flavor. The "Garland 1972," a vintage-inspired concoction of rum, Aperol, citrus, and a touch of dark rum, takes you on a nostalgic journey to the era of themed cocktails and sugar-rimmed smiles.
Basking under the shade of sycamore trees, the expansive outdoor patio is an invitation to linger. Bistro lights twinkle like fireflies, while a rustic fireplace crackles like a storyteller's embers. Designed by Crank and his partner, Scott Elliott, in collaboration with Rossi Architecture, the space seamlessly blends mid-century modern architecture with The Garland's signature Mission Revival style, capturing the essence of California's 1970s and honoring Beverly Garland's unwavering influence.
But The Front Yard's story doesn't end there. Soon, the restaurant's private dining room will be reborn as a 70s-inspired lounge, a haven for intimate gatherings and corporate soirées. Imagine a private bar, a secluded patio, and a separate entrance – the perfect recipe for VIP discretion and stylish soirées.
And for those who seek a taste of Hollywood glamour alongside their meal, The Front Yard isn't shy about its celebrity allure. Selena Gomez, Halsey, and Jason Momoa are just a few of the A-listers who have graced its tables, adding a touch of starlit magic to the atmosphere.
Completing the experience is The Front Yard's very own Sky Ranch Rosé, a Californian sun-kissed tribute to family ties and endless summers. Produced at the Santa Ynez Valley ranch home of Carrington Goodman, Beverly Garland's daughter, the rosé is sourced from her own "Garland Vineyard." Every sip raises a toast to the restaurant's 50th anniversary, a celebration of legacy and culinary excellence.
To savor the vibrant spirit of The Front Yard for yourself, take advantage of their weekend Rosé All Day offer. With the purchase of an entrée, bottles of Sky Ranch Rosé await at just $25 each – an invitation to linger, laugh, and let the Californian sunshine warm your soul.