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Ivory on Sunset, a new restaurant in West Hollywood, offers stunning views of the city and an upscale, seasonal menu from both sea and land.

Nestled in the Mondrian Hotel just off the bustling Strip, Ivory is helmed by chef Brian Malarkey, a former Top Chef contestant and judge on The Taste. And while the menu features plenty of decadent turf options like Wagyu tri tip and a pork belly bowl with deviled egg yolk, there's also plenty of excellent seafood options as well, including an ahi tartare with a spicy sambal, diver scallops with chanterelles and a great raw bar selection. Malarkey also used to run Herringbone in the same space, which has since moved over to Santa Monica.

Ivory also offers breakfast and lunch, and now offers brunch on Saturday and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. You'll find everything from chilaquiles to a lobster scramble, buttermilk pancakes to a massive burger. They also have flatbreads for brunch and dinner like the roasted artichoke with sun-dried tomatoes and feta or fiery calabrese with mozzarella, kale, and Calabrian chilies.

To feast on Malarkey's menu, Ivory offers a sprawling 7,500-square-foot patio—which may be one of the best new ones in town—where guests can dine while overlooking the sweeping landscape of L.A. There's also plenty of space inside with great views at both small, cozy tables and long communal ones. You can also sit up at the bar, either inside or on the patio side and sip farmer's market-friendly cocktails like the Dueling Pistolas with tequila, mezcal and a house-made black mission fig jam or the Punch Drunk Love with spiced rum, orgeat, cherry Heering and ginger beer.

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You also may want to order one of those cocktails and head to the lounge area, which features a funky and charming mix of art, cozy chairs and couches, and a bit of a modern bohemian vibe. There's also a piano for a bit of night music or if you feel like striking up a tune. Meanwhile the massive patio offers a beach-y feel with cabana awnings, rustic wooden tables and so much sky above. Ivory was designed by John Sofio of Built Inc., the team behind other celeb-buzzy nightlife spots like Bootsy Bellows and The Nice Guy, along with L.A.-based designer Brigette Romanek, and in collaboration with the Hakkasan Group.

Ivory on Sunset is located at 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (323) 848-6000

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