Where to Sip, Savor and Indulge in Beverly Hills
From fine dining to casual fare, discover where you can sip the world’s finest whisky, savor a multi-course meal and indulge in delectable sweets in Beverly Hills.
Begin your day with breakfast at 208 Rodeo located on Two Rodeo Drive’s charming, cobblestone street. The cozy restaurant serves bistro fare comprised of breakfast classics from French toast with seasonal berries to smoked salmon Benedict. The outdoor seating is ideal for people watching in the heart of Beverly Hills as you dine and sip on a fresh juice or a handcrafted cocktail. Given its close proximity to Tiffany & Co., 208 Rodeo pays homage to the classic film starring Audrey Hepburn with its “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” cocktail prepared with orange juice, Chambord and Champagne.
If you’re in the mood for a more contemporary take on the classic French bistro, consider dining at Avec Nous located inside the Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. The décor of the restaurant is inspired by Mediterranean, Spanish and Italian color palettes and design, while its menu includes an abundance of locally sourced ingredients. Start your day off by ordering a basket of fresh pastries or partake in a classic omelet accompanied by an organic, cold-pressed juice.
Brunching and Lunching Like a Local
As the afternoon approaches, enjoy one of the most coveted, iconic brunch spots in the city at The Polo Lounge located in The Beverly Hills Hotel. Rub elbows with celebrities and entertainment executives on the outdoor patio, adorned with white tablecloths, bistro umbrellas and wrought iron furniture. On Sunday mornings, a jazz trio plays soft melodies while lunch and dinner feature a piano player that brings a taste of old Hollywood glamour to the restaurant. Breakfast items include the Lounge’s special homemade granola and the pancakes with Tahitian vanilla butter.
Over at The Rooftop Grill, enjoy an all-day brunch menu while overlooking Montage Beverly Hills’ mosaic-tiled rooftop pool. Choose from a variety of delicious menu items, such as the acai bowl with buckwheat oats, almond butter and coconut and a drizzling of honey, as well as a variety of fresh pressed juices such as the chia fresca consisting of hibiscus, lime juice, agave and chia seeds.
Experience The Peninsula Beverly Hills’ popular free-flowing champagne bar, as well as its lavish seafood-centric champagne brunch available on Sundays at The Belvedere. Indulge in an array of specialties such as a Yukon gold and tarragon waffle topped with lobster and béarnaise sauce, fresh shucked oysters, traditional lump crab salad on brioche and more.
Quick Bites & Treats
Save room for a mid-day treat and make your way to the Beverly Hills Visitors Center to pick up a Sweet Treat Walking Tour to see a suggested list of popular spots to visit such as: Edelweiss Chocolates, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Diane Krön Chocolatier and more throughout the city. Indulge in cupcake flavors such as red velvet, lemon coconut and classic chocolate from the world’s first cupcake ATM at Sprinkles’ flagship bakery in Beverly Hills. Nearby, Diane Krön Chocolatier offers the “Rolls Royce of Chocolates” that consists of rich hazelnut mousse snowballs and hand-poured chocolate bars while Edeleweiss Chocolates carries some iconic celebrity favorites, such as French truffles beloved by Elizabeth Taylor or maple creams favored by Frank Sinatra.
If you’re craving something on the savory side, pack yourself a picnic from The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills and head to one of the city’s many parks and gardens. The quaint store is a local favorite by celebrity chefs such as Curtis Stone and offers a wide variety of imported artisanal cheeses and gourmet foodstuffs such as duck truffle pâté, summer black truffles, Golden Imperial Ossetra Caviar and more.
Wind Down the Evening
Sip on a signature cocktail at Gratitude Beverly Hills, featuring an organic, plant-based menu that supports sustainability for the community and planet. Each beverage is tastefully named with a health-conscious twist such as its “Carbon Footprint” cocktail, prepared with Koval Organic Bourbon, organic lime juice and cane sugar. A chickpea brine replaces egg whites used in traditional cocktails and is stirred in activated charcoal, which acts as a natural detoxifier for your body. Not only are the cocktails delicious, they are equally stunning from the outside with bright colors and sprigs of herbs.
With one of the best views in the city, The Rooftop by Jean-Georges at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills offers comfortable lounge seating, an open fireplace and elegant bar. With 360-views and a stunning pool (for registered guests only), the rooftop is an ideal place to enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail 12 stories above ground.
At £10 at Montage Beverly Hills, savor some of the rarest and most prized collections of whisky, tequila and champagne for the perfect nightcap. The atmosphere is intimate, filled with dark wood finishes and fine art, with private booths and an outdoor terrace. One of the city’s best kept secrets, this speakeasy caters to genuine foodies who want to experience something special in Beverly Hills.
Fine-Dining in Beverly Hills
End the evening at Maude, which offers a new tasting menu inspired by different wine regions around the world. The restaurant seats seven tables so that you can receive personalized service throughout the evening. The environment is described as equal parts luxurious and comfortable, serving multicourse meals made with farm-fresh ingredients, often overlooked or hard to find. The core team at Maude travels to each region ahead of the menu debut for immersive research, where they experience the culture, history, food, and wine of the territory. While the wines for each menu are required to be from the hero region, Executive Chef, Justin Hilbert is given free rein to create a menu structure that is literal to the region or merely inspired by what will pair best with the wines.
For a more traditional dinner revolving around steak, CUT by Wolfgang Puck inside Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel carries some of the finest selections of Wagyu, grass-fed American beef and more. Considered one of the “101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles” by Los Angeles Times food critic, Jonathan Gold, CUT offers an experience where diners can pick their own cut of steak from a dry-aged 14-ounce and “kobe-style” New York sirloin or a seven-ounce 100-percent grass-fed Angus Filet Mignon. Lucky diners may even catch a glimpse of celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck, preparing meals or greeting guests within CUT’s dining room.