This venue is closed.
In what has to be the most impressive airing out of bar space since Gin
Lane disinfected the Village Idiot’s former home, the team behind GalleryBar
and Plan B
completely gutted Julep, keeping only the chandeliers, for Ella. Owner Darin Rubell says “We wanted to capture the other side of 1920s,” he told us. “The
glamour, decadence — all those things associated with Hollywood at the
time.” To that end his partner, Joshua Boyd, got his uncle Carleton
Varney, owner of esteemed design firm Dorothy Draper and Company, to
give them some red half-moon banquettes left over from the green room
at the Oscars, some kidney-shaped love seats, and the rest of it. The lounge has a piano, but rather than being a straight “piano
bar," it holds intimate acoustic
performances. There's also a Latin American-inspired menu of arepas, empanadas, and palmito fries.