Bar area
(Image credit: Laure Joliet)

Walking into The Arthur J, off Manhattan Avenue is like stepping into a forgotten slice of vintage Americana in Palm Springs. The family-run Simms restaurant group and Chef and co-owner David LeFevre, have called upon Chicago-based architecture and interior firm, f c Studio to build out the mid-century modern building to feature plush walnut wood, black Brazilian slate flooring, a marble bar, 60s-style furnishings and leather and brass detailing. Food follows suit with a throwback menu that is all about the beef: here, classic steak cuts from NY strip to filet mignon are accompanied by side dishes like creamed spinach. We suggest kicking off your evening with the shrimp cocktail washed down with a dry martini, while of course, listening to tunes by Bill Withers or the Beatles.

Chicago-based architecture and interior firm

(Image credit: Laure Joliet)

Restaurant dining area

(Image credit: Laure Joliet)

Black Brazilian slate flooring

(Image credit: Laure Joliet)

Food follows suit with a throwback menu

(Image credit: Laure Joliet)




903 Manhattan Avenue
Manhattan Beach


Carole Dixon is a prolific lifestyle writer-editor currently based in Los Angeles. As a Wallpaper* contributor since 2004, she covers travel, architecture, art, fashion, food, design, beauty, and culture for the magazine and online, and was formerly the LA City editor for the Wallpaper* City Guides to Los Angeles.