Philosophy

There is no west~bourne without a quest east, and we embrace the free thinking and open possibility of the west coast.  We seek to bring purpose, mindfulness, and inspiration to your daily journey, from day to night, along with each and every experience in between.  We are proud to partner with creative collaborators, forging a new collective together.  We're #bourneready ~ come join us.

  • A native Angeleno and adopted New Yorker, Camilla Marcus is committed not only to bridging her two favorite cities, but also giving back to the community. With the launch of west~bourne, an accidentally vegetarian and decidedly mindful concept launching this fall in SoHo, Camilla cultivates her passions for design and dishes along with the deals and dirt it’s all built upon to make an impact.  An artist and cook at heart with a background in business development, law, and investing, Camilla has helped bring to life some of New York’s beloved neighborhood restaurants, including dell’anima, Riverpark, and the reopened Union Square Café.  Formerly the Director of Business Development for Union Square Hospitality Group, Camilla has also worked in real estate investing for Colony Capital and CIM Group.  With west~bourne, she is now both the investor and the entrepreneur, committed to rethinking what it means to be a good neighbor through the lens of hospitality.

    Camilla is also the co-founder of TechTable, a hospitality technology thought leadership platform, and a partner of Pound for Pound Consulting, a boutique strategic and creative agency for hospitality-related initiatives.  She received a JD/MBA from New York University, an AA from the International Culinary Center, and a BS from The Wharton School.  She is also a mentor in residence for TechStars New York and a board member for Wellness in the Schools in New York City.

  • We’re rethinking what it means to give back and be a good neighbor, focusing on job training and hiring through local charitable partners. As mindful neighbors, let’s come together to eat well and do even better. 

    The Robin Hood Foundation is on a mission to invest in the most effective ways to fight poverty.  Partnering with over 200 of the best nonprofits in New York City, 100% of your donation goes directly towards organizations helping New Yorkers in need.

    Through our partnership with the Robin Hood Foundation, a portion of every purchase made at west~bourne’s first location in Soho will benefit a neighboring non-profit, The Door, to fund hospitality job training for youth in our community, and we are hiring from that very program to build our team.

  • California living is not just a saying but a way of life.  It starts with balance for health and being thoughtful about the environment in which we live.   west~bourne is grounded in the belief that integrating a vegetarian perspective into your lifestyle can have an impact both on your well-being as well as our planet.  Our menu is playfully curated for your all-day cravings, including hand selected California wines and sourced thoughtfully with an emphasis on organic and local produce, inspired by the wholesome, vibrant bounty of the west coast.  

  • west~bourne’s focus on community includes a commitment to taking care of our shared environment, which is why we have invested in a set of practices and a zero waste approach that benefit both our planet and our collective.  We care about our impact on the world around us so every decision is made with sustainability in mind to strengthen the relationship between the people we serve and the how they eat. To us, doing good feels ~ and tastes ~ good.

  • Anchored by Studio Mai's design rooted in Downtown Los Angeles, hand-selected fabrics, locally reclaimed wood, and custom furniture pieces elevate the intimate dining experience and blur the line between a restaurant and a home.  We are proud to partner with creative collaborators such as Industry Standard, Robert Siegel ceramics, artist Mary Tessa Corman, illustrator Carly Kuhn of The Cartorialist, and Scribe Winery, forging a new mindful collective together. It takes a village, and we sure are proud of ours.

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