Capturing the LA of international imaginations, Beverley Hills is a land of local legends, swanky bistros, and movie execs rubbing shoulders with film stars over a glass of pinot noir. Flanked by the hills of Hollywood, this part of town is so much more than Rodeo Drive. We connected with Christian Bakewell, superyacht sales broker at the Beverley Hills branch of Burgess Yachts to find out some of his favorite places to dine. Whether looking for an intimate table for some Tiffany inspired romance, or a swish spot for signing a new business contract, here’s our pick of the best restaurants in Beverly Hills for experiencing the yachting lifestyle…
Inspired by the chic café culture of Europe, Rodeo invites you to sit outside on the cobbled streets when the sun is shining. Inside – the teal and yellow color scheme is as classy as you would expect. Patrons clink martinis during the afternoon happy hour and the menu is a divine mix of superfood salads, steak frites and roasted salmon.
Find your slice of the French Riviera right at home in Beverly Hills. Avec Nous has the je nais se quoi with its famed oyster martinis and seasonal charcuterie boards. Nestled inside L’Ermitage, the style seems to be casual bistro meets fine dining. Plush seats, wood floors, and a divine lighting scheme complement the finely tuned menu.
The Beverley Hills Hotel is one of the most notorious addresses on the block, and inside the Bar Nineteen 12 has seen it’s share of sass, splendor and Hollywood drama. Named after the year the hotel first flung open its doors, the bar certainly has a classical elegant appeal. Sip a Chamomile French cocktail, nibble on a spoonful of caviar and soak up the vibe that Los Angeles magazine awarded as the best in LA.
A new native on the Los Angeles dining scene, Citizen Restaurant was once the locale of legendary tailor Jack Taylor. The hip restaurant still holds that rebellious 60’s golden era appeal, with its hybrid bohemian space-age design, tiki drinks, and short snappy menu – expertly executed by Chef Seth Greenburg. Expect seasonal new American dishes designed for the modern palate.
Glam and sophisticated and exactly what you would expect from a restaurant within the decadent walls of The Beverly Wilshire, the BLVD is a few footfalls from Rodeo Drive. The menu is classic California meets the balmy bright Mediterranean, with a hint of micro cuisine woven in. The onyx and pearl bar, the stunning outside patio, and the crisp cocktail menu add the finishing touches to Four Season perfection.
Food lovers and wine aficionados will tumble into a world of wonder when entering Wally’s. The restaurant, wine shop, and fresh food market is famed among high rollers, celebrities, and anyone throwing a dinner party or wanting to nibble on an extravagant array of treats. Wally’s is far from uptight, you can mingle as you taste fresh cheeses and peruse the bottles, and bag a table in the bright room for first class people watching. Purple and blue salads look like Monet’s garden in the spring, and white truffles come dusted atop of pizzas, fries and wagyu burgers.
The award-winning Italian from Wolfgang Puck needs little introduction, Spago was the flagship eatery where the world-famous chef started his empire. Despite being the first face on Puck’s block, the sleek and stunning restaurant has remained very much in-vogue, setting the bar for which all other LA restaurants are measured. Multi course tasting menus are the best bet for those who want to try it all, or you can pick from the well-orchestrated a la carte.