Restaurants in Beverly Hills
Locaated on La Cienega Boulevard’s Restaurant Row, this fusion concept was groundbreaking for Japanese-Peruvian cooking when Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa opened it in 1987. The space contains a sushi bar and simple wooden tables.
Frequented by Hollywood power players, this fine-dining landmark is housed inside the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel. The dining room is classically designed with bronze wall sconces, oversize flower arrangements, white tablecloths, and sage-green banquettes facing the adjacent garden patio.
Husband-and-wife team Charles and Candace Nelson left their investment banking careers for the cupcake industry in 2005, opening this flagship bakery just two blocks from Rodeo Drive.
Southeast Asian antiques and a glassed-in stream that serves as a walkway sets the Euro-Vietnamese atmosphere at Crustacean.
Located in the Beverly Hills Hotel, this bar and restaurant remains a destination for entertainment-industry folks and tourists decades after its founding. The interior is tropical plush, down to the banana leaf wallpaper, fresh flower arrangements, live piano music, and deep booths.
Wolfgang Puck opened CUT in 2006 inside the Beverly Wilshire hotel. Architect Richard Meier, who designed the Getty Center, crafted the bright, white-walled space, which includes tiered seating, a glass-front kitchen, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
This longtime haunt of President Ronald Reagan dates back to 1966, when George Smith, Jimmy Ullo, and George Raft brought “the sweet life” to Beverly Hills. Alessandro Uzielli now owns the old-school restaurant, which has art-lined, brick walls; red carpeting; and leather, lamp-lit booths.
The second outpost of this famed, nouveau-Chinese eatery—helmed by chef, artist, and Renaissance man Michael Chow—actually lives up to the hype.