Schoos Working on Hollywood’s Forthcoming Montaigne Social House

Wilshire Photo: Hadley Tomicki

Designer Thomas Schoos has tackled a wide patchwork of L.A. restaurant spaces from the flashy Koi to the more organic Wilshire and serene Huntley to the muy naco low-rider chic of Pink Taco. Recently, Schoos also designed Seersucker in San Diego for Top Chef alum Brian Malarkey. Now, a rep tells us his latest local plans find him working on Morimoto’s first Mediterranean restaurant, Live, in Hollywood, having just completed the chef’s Napa restaurant and also engineering a Morimoto space in Hawaii. Schoos, who either has eight arms or a giant staff, is also re-hauling that WeHo fun zone O-Bar. In addition, the designer is signed on to a new project tentatively named Montaigne Social House, a combination restaurant, bakery, and lounge due for Hollywood and Vine. Details to come on the project which, regardless of the cuisine, should at least look good given the Schoos treatment.