Movie producer McG and Jordan Otterbein will give an epic makeover to the previous Old Crow Bar space in Corona del Mar. They will be using the space as the venue for their new Modern American style restaurant, called CdM, which will be opening in March of 2019.
“We have completely reimagined the space and CdM is going to be a brand new and super stylish local eatery,” said Otterbein. “We are committed to offering the best culinary experience, but we want to do that in a way that’s very comfortable and approachable.”
Architectural changes will bring more light into the place. The bar will move to the center of the main space and a smaller “speakeasy” style bar will be created downstairs in a room with a vintage photo booth. The 100-seat dining room will be outfitted with comfy booths and its own chairs which will not match those in other parts of the restaurant. “We embrace irregularity,” says McG.
Embracing irregularity and giving a nod to the seaside surroundings, the décor of the restaurant will feature unique light fixtures from salvage shipyards. Hand selected tile and 19th century wood pulled from a Chicago warehouse will create the flooring. Plenty of natural light will spill into the restaurant, highlighting comfortable leather booths and tables surrounding the all-new centralized bar. Head to the restaurant’s downstairs room to find a speakeasy style bar offering an exclusive selection of cocktails and spirits as well as a vintage photo booth. From selecting unique chairs for each table to ensuring that no set of vintage salt and pepper shakers are alike, no detail will be left unturned.