Bringing elevated, globally inspired steak & seafood to Ventura Blvd
Veteran L.A. restaurateur and Executive Chef-Owner Aaron Robins, alongside General Manager-Partner Rory Snipes, are introducing a refined dining destination spotlighting globally-inspired steak and seafood offerings to Ventura Boulevard. Capturing worldly influences, focusing on Latin and Mediterranean cuisine with nods to Asia, the light yet bold flavors of the food are complemented by a gin-centric cocktail program and extensive wine list.
Throughout the expansive 70-seat dining room and 28-seat patio overlooking Ventura Boulevard, SOCA calls on rich sea blue, cream, gray, and apricot tones to emulate a bright, spring day at a high-end Mediterranean resort. Plush couches extending the length of the dining room’s center and spacious banquettes skirting the walls lay out an upscale aesthetic, complemented by elegant seaside décor including a 10-foot driftwood sculpture. Ceiling beams and other woodwork of rich walnut adds a layer of austerity, while a glass-front façade opening to Ventura Boulevard further highlights the restaurant’s coastal sensibilities.
Designed by Snipes, supports the fresh, elevated flavors of the cuisine with light, aromatic cocktails such as Spanish Gin Tonics and the Milk & Honey Vesper made with Black Cow Vodka, Barr Hill Gin & Cocchi Americano. Available by the glass or bottle, the predominately French wine list includes single pours of Krug Grande Cuvée Brut, Clos des Rocs Pouilly‑Loché Monopole, white, Burgundy, and Domaine Le Mourre Châteauneuf-du- Pape that are meant to foster the coastal, European tranquility of the SOCA experience.