With the increasing popularity of the food truck craze on Santa Monica’s Main Street and the high turnover of restaurants in the neighborhood, Justin Safier and Travis Lester recognized a need for a restaurant that serves the local community excellent food in a comfortable, laid-back atmosphere that could be here to stay. With that, the concept of Brick+Mortar was born.
Partners Justin Safier and Travis Lester formed Broseph’s Restaurant Group (BRG) in July of 2010 out a passion and love for the restaurant industry, as well as the belief in a need for more restaurants with outstanding culinary experience paired with exceptional atmosphere. The word Broseph reflects the uniquely loyal relationship that Travis and Justin have as partners as well as with their entire staff who are friends, and even more so, family.
After the great success of their first restaurant, Bar Esquina, BRG set their sights on Santa Monica, California as the location of their next endeavor. After a fast and furious 8-day re-vamp of the space previously known as Salute Wine Bar, the first Brick+Mortar opened in February of 2012 and quickly cemented its status as Santa Monica’s best hotspot for incredible food in an exciting atmosphere. BRG are also the proud owners of Smoke, an upscale steakhouse in West Hollywood, California, and Fatty’s Public House in Los Angeles.