Chef Jason Neroni and multiconcept operator Sprout L.A. reopened the iconic restaurant in Venice, CA, late last year. Check out Rose Cafe.
The original Rose Cafe opened in 1979.
The goal was to elevate the original restaurant’s funky, casual atmosphere.
Local artists were brought in to update the décor. A Venice, CA-based glassblower created wine glasses and decanters, and posters reflect imagery from the neighborhood’s vibrant surfer/skateboarding community.
The expansive back patio has an edible garden.
The 40-foot bar features cocktails by Julian Cox and Nick Meyer.
The Rose’s menu is a more refined reflection of chef Jason Neroni’s “New California” cuisine, which is seasonal and influenced by global flavors from Korea, the Philippines and Mexico.
A casual “hearth menu” includes pizzas from the wood-fired oven.
Pastry chefs Jacob Fraijo and Christina Hanks — who worked at Bouchon Bakery in Beverly Hills, and Quince and Cotogna in San Francisco — head up the bakery.
Cakes and other desserts are a key element of the Rose Cafe offerings.