Culver City’s New Canopy Club Is a Palm Springs-Style Poolside Lounge

Audrey J. Powers

The Shay Lodge in Culver Metropolis has a new all-working day rooftop restaurant: Canopy Club opened in late June in the house formerly occupied by Celestina, an influencer beloved from the Etta team that shut following only months of procedure. The poolside restaurant and bar, found on the top flooring of the hotel, serves breakfast, lunch, and evening meal with views of downtown Culver Metropolis, DTLA, and Baldwin Hills.

Cover Club is the most recent from Mosaic, a new soup-to-nuts cafe administration agency from Paul Pruitt (New University Consulting) and Alex Racioppi (Kitchensync) that also runs the Puglia-motivated Bari in Beverly Grove and contemporary Mexican restaurant Mírame in Beverly Hills. In order to open up the Canopy Club in lightning-brief speed — a lot less than 6 weeks have passed given that the team finalized their settlement with the hotel — Mosaic tapped designer Cassandra Smith to impart a 1960s, clubby Miami-fulfills-Palm Springs vibe to the indoor-outdoor place.

Poolside tables and plants at Canopy Club.

Outside and pool seating.
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Whilst the bones of the rooftop lounge continue being intact from its Celestina times, Smith refurbished all of the pool household furniture and umbrellas, weaving in pink, marigold, lime eco-friendly, and cream accents. Pool-adjacent tables and a compact indoor eating home have a distinctly midcentury feel, with white leather-based-and-wicker chairs, gentle wooden, and pink wallpaper emblazoned with oversized palm fronds and tropical bouquets. The restaurant’s identify, in accordance to Pruitt, is a nod to the two the rooftop serving as a canopy to the resort, as very well as eating below a cover of stars.

For the restaurant’s all-day menu, Mosaic main culinary officer Michael Santoro made a choice of crowd-satisfying California-inflected dishes. In addition to breakfast fare, a Caesar salad, and a double smashburger, there’s a grilled artichoke with eco-friendly goddess mayo and fresh new mint “classy” shrimp cocktail with habanero cocktail dressing and lemon aioli a frivolously battered crispy fish sandwich with minimal gem lettuce, caper remoulade, American cheese, and pickles and a BLT ssam with applewood bacon, tomato, pickled onion, avocado sauce, and pimento cheese. Canopy Club’s most demonstrate-halting entree might be the lobster frites for two, a total grilled Maine lobster served with Calabrian chile butter and fries.

Grilled lobster and french fries at Canopy Club.

Lobster frites.
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Fried fish sandwich with American cheese at Canopy Club.

Crispy fish sandwich
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Cocktails are available by the glass and in carafes with ice provider for $75, which includes spritzes with refreshing spirits like tequila and mezcal, as showcased in a pomelo spritz and the chicle pop (blanco tequila, prickly pear, watermelon, lime, and basil). A virtually all-California wine list is complemented by a significant variety of canned beer, canned wine, kombucha, and seltzers for effortless poolside sipping.

Cover Club is open up at 8801 Washington Boulevard in Culver City Sunday via Thursday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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