C California Style

The patio at Melody.

Porch Sessions

by C California Style

Entertaining at home and outdoors is a classic Californian way of life

Roasted local halibut amandine.

Melody, tucked into a decades-old house and sprawling patio in East Hollywood’s Virgil Village community, ambitiously incorporates all these elements into a charming restaurant setting. Owners Paloma Rabinov, Eric Tucker and David Andreone set out to create a casual vibe where day blends into night, with a list heavy on natural wines, plentiful oyster offerings, and a menu featuring “relaxing French classics,” says Tucker. Parisian icon Serge Gainsbourg was the original inspiration for the concept and name of the space, which often hosts DJs for guest sets. 751 N. Virgil Ave., L.A., 323-922-6037; melodyla.com.

Written by JESSICA RITZ.
Photography by ERICK TUCKER.


This article originally appeared in the May 2018 issue of C Magazine.