BRUCE MARDER has been a restaurateur since 1972. He has opened and consulted on 13 restaurants in his 37 years of experience. His new concepts of cuisine and award winning innovations as a chef have garnered rave reviews from Southern California’s restaurant writers: `Overall, Capo has got everything right: the ambience, the service, the wine list. Everything…´ S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times Magazine. In recent conversations with Merrill Schindler, noted restaurant writer and the head of the Zagat Guide, Mr. Schindler has indicated that in the near future, Capo will be the Number 1 restaurant in Los Angeles.
Bruce Marder’s ability to open cutting edge restaurants in Los Angeles has earned him the respect of restaurant royalty. His trend setting West Beach Café brought art and food to Venice in the 70′s and defined California Cuisine for nearly 2 decades. In Marder’s desire to move upward in fine dining, he sold West Beach Café and opened Capo. Rebecca’s Restaurant brought art and architecture into dining and became world famous, being published in most major magazines in the United States, Europe and Asia. He consulted on the opening of DC-3 and attracted lines of patrons nightly. DC-3 won Interior Magazine′s ′Restaurant Design of the Year Award′. Moving forward into the new millennium, Bruce Marder has put his expertise toward a modern day concept that will define restaurant dining for many years to come.
Bruce Marder is currently operating 4 restaurants on the Westside: Broadway Deli [19 years], Capo [12 years], Brentwood Restaurant & Lounge [10years], and Cora’s Coffee Shoppe [9 years]. The newest concept House Café, Beverly Hills adjacent is opening in the fall of 2009.