The Garland's beloved neighborhood restaurant, The Front Yard, celebrates Los Angeles’ diverse food scene in a setting glowing with Old Hollywood charm. Executive Chef Larry Greenwood creates an approachable, yet elevated menu of seasonally-inspired dishes utilizing quality fresh produce paired with distinctive flavors —from Chorizo Deviled Eggs and Green Garbanzo Hummus to popular dinner items like Valley Fried Chicken, all complemented by a unique menu of craft cocktails. Guests will also enjoy selections of California craft beers, along with specialty cocktails such as “Cranky J,” named after James Crank, owner of The Garland and son of actress Beverly Garland. The expansive outdoor patio allows guests to dine under the sycamores, complete with bistro lights and a large fireplace as its centerpiece.
Designed by Crank, his partner Scott Elliott, and Steve and Kate Rossi of the firm Rossi Architecture, the team drew inspiration from the hotel’s surroundings to bring the outdoors in, combined with The Garland’s existing blend of mid-century modern architecture and modern mission styling, while paying homage to California in the 1970s and the property’s muse, Beverly Garland. A celebrity hotspot, The Front Yard serves as a destination to the stars with recurring A-list sightings including Selena Gomez, Halsey, and Jason Momoa (to name a few).
In celebration of The Garland’s 50th anniversary, the signature restaurant launched its very own wine label, Sky Ranch Rosé, inspired by Southern California’s limitless sunshine and the brand’s strong family ties. Produced at the ranch home of Carrington Goodman, daughter of Beverly Garland, the rosé is grown in her own “Garland Vineyard” in Santa Ynez Valley. The signature blend encourages family and friends to raise a toast to the brand’s fabulous 50th anniversary.
To keep the celebration going, The Front Yard also introduced a specialty anniversary cocktail, The Garland 1972, boasting a delicious combination of plantation 3 stars rum, aperol, fresh citrus juices and myers dark rum float. Created by Lead Bartender Jamie Gallardo, the vibrant sip honors the rise of sugar, fruit and themed cocktails in the 1970s. Inspired by the Harvey Wallbanger and Painkiller, two of the most popular cocktails of the time, The Garland 1972 offers dynamic flavors, sure to have guests dancing by the time they order their second round.