Lisa Vanderpump Hosts Soft Opening of Tom Tom Restaurant and Bar in West Hollywood
Lisa Vanderpump, Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz from the reality restaurant TV show Vanderpump Rules, hosted a “soft opening” reception of Tom Tom Restaurant and Bar, which is set to open in West Hollywood in about three weeks.
Doors opened at the restaurant located at 8932 Santa Monica Boulevard, in West Hollywood, Wednesday night to give invited guests an inside look at what’s to come very soon.
TomTom restaurant is almost open for business a good two years after Lisa Vanderpump approached Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval with the business venture at Schwartz’s August 2016 wedding to Katie Maloney.
“Ken [Todd] and Lisa were there all night and seemed super happy,” Jiggy was in tow and [their daughter] Pandora [Sabo] was kind of running things, it seemed. James [Kennedy] was DJing. There’s a cool DJ booth in the main room. It’s like industrial chic style. There’s a big open patio in the back. Tom and Tom were really proud, like it has all come full circle.”
Cameras were rolling during the party, and the entire “Vanderpump Rules” cast was present along with Lance Bass, husband Michael Turchin, and Black China. Local WeHo personality Bobby Trendy was also there with Mia Donelli, the editor and publisher of West Hollywood Lifestyle Magazine.
“I love it so much,” Trendy said. “The clock behind the bar must’ve cost $100,000. All the parts move on at the clock. It’s about 12′ x 15′. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Trendy also pointed out that Vanderpump appeared extremely happy and excited by the opening of her new bar. “She was also very happy to see me as I eat at her restaurant three to four times a week,” he said. “I can’t wait to start eat here as well.”
Sandoval, and Schwartz both invested $50,000 for a five percent stake in the bar. Miami-based industrial designer and creative director Nick Alain designed the interior. The new bar is located in the heart of West Hollywood’s Boystown, on the Santa Monica Boulevard strip between San Vicente and Robertson–only down the street from Vanderpump’s Pump Restaurant & Lounge. She also owns Sur restaurant around the corner on Robertson Boulevard, as well as Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills.