A native of Southern California, Kris Morningstar has worked with some L.A. giants, including Suzanne Goin at A.O.C., Neal Fraser at Grace, Joachim Splichal at Patina and Eric Greenspan at Meson G.
The dining room features mismatched vintage pieces, including flatware and Champagne buckets, collected from both sides of the Atlantic.
In and out
Dining room walnut tables with unpretentious bistro chairs spill out onto an idyllic garden through French doors.
Antique mirrors over a banquet add a timeless quality to the contemporary space.
A 14-seat copper-top bar includes white marble tiles and lighting from hand-hammered brass pendants overhead.
Anchored by a massive shade tree, Terrine’s secluded garden features red banquettes, a fountain and a sense of seclusion.
Among hors d’oeuvres: octopus with toasted broccoli, burrata, sunflower seeds and salsa Calabrese.
Another favorite is this salad adorned with crispy pig ear.
A more substantial offering is the herbed spaetzle with morels, scallions, English peas, Pecorino and a farm egg.
What would a brasserie be without this classic, steak frites?