Orange County restaurant and bar owners Mario Marovic and Andrew Gabriel, have announced their latest project, a new restaurant and drinking establishment called The Country Club which will be located along a stretch of Costa Mesa’s bustling 17th Street.
Key to the project was saving an iconic architectural feature of the 1950s-era structure; a steeply raked two-story A-frame roofline, which runs the total depth of the building with its side peak facing 17th street. In addition to shoring the foundation of the A-frame, the entire remaining portion of the building will be restored in a manner that allows its original architecture to be seen and fully appreciated. This includes exposing the vaulted ceiling beams and rafters, as well as replacing the formerly closed off solid section of the front wall entirely with glass, further enhancing and revealing the iconic roofline to the street.
The new construction will expand the venue’s footprint to nearly 6,000 square feet with the addition of a large state-of-the-art kitchen and related service areas. The main dining and bar areas will feature a mix of banquet, bar and table seating, with additional dining on a spacious covered patio with intimate sections including an outdoor fireplace. Large bi-folding doors will allow an open and seamless transition to and from the patio. The venue will also feature a stage for live entertainment and spacious dance floor.
The Country Club is scheduled to open for dining, drinks and dancing in late 2017. The chef-driven menu will celebrate traditional American cuisine at its finest, while served in an intimate upscale yet casual setting reminiscent of a social club. Scheduled hours of operation are 12 noon to 2am daily with Cocktail Hour from 12 noon to 6pm, dinner from 4:30pm to 10:30pm, and weekend brunch 10am to 3pm. The Country Club is located at 330 E. 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. For more information, visit www.countryclubcm.com.