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Wilshire is all about the play between a sophisticated, old-world interior and a lush, casual exterior. The dining room features rich colors, a massive coffered ceiling in dark wood, recessed lighting and an aged brick wall illuminated by dozens of candles. Decorative white wall moldings embellished with large agates draw together different areas of the restaurant with a series of parallel white lines, adding an air of distinction. Private dining areas include whimsical white lanterns and sheer fabric curtains. Outdoors, the garden includes fireplaces, an outdoor bar and a white "fire tree" adorned with white coral.