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    North of Wilshire vs South of Wilshire

    by icunme Updated Apr 21, 2006

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    "Must See" High end restaurants that will not disappoint - Spago - Trader Vic's - Daily Grill - Bev Hills Hotel Polo Lounge - Penninsula
    The Wilshire Boulevard divide - generally, restaurants south of Wilshie Boulevard will be less expensive - a good variety of both will be found on South Beverly Drive - CA Pizza Kitchen for sidewalk people watching w/moderate prices.

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    Il Pastaio: Wonderful Italian food

    by Lizchiq Written Dec 27, 2007

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    Il Pastaio is a cozy, small Italian restaurant on the corner in the heart of downtown Beverly Hills, amongst all the other restaurants and shops. It's very well-priced considering the location. There's generally a wait, and the tables are packed very tightly inside (you could probably take a bite off your neighbor's plate without fully extending your arm), however, the food is worth the wait.
    On a warmer evening (as there are many in southern California, year-round) you might prefer to sit outside on the heated patio. Come before 6:30/7 PM to beat the later dinner rush.
    The two times I've been there, I have ordered ravioli. Once, I had the "mezzelune" - lobster ravioli with zucchini, which was great. The ravioli was fresh and cooked perfectly. The second time I went back, I ordered the vegetable ravioli, which was on the seasonal dinner menu. This was excellent and I highly recommend it. In my opinion, it was seasoned perfectly and had just the right amount of filling inside. This pasta was a little lighter than other dishes on the menu, so if you're feeling extra hungry, eat some more of their fabulous bread or order an appetizer.
    Their desserts are great as well, as is their espresso.

    The only con about this restaurant is that it can get a little noisy at busier hours of the evening due to the sheer amount of people they pack inside in such close quarters, but otherwise it's a very nice dining experience with good service and great food... just pretend you're in Europe in a packed cafe for two hours and you'll forget about how close together the tables are!

    Favorite Dish: The vegetable ravioli was exceptional. I can imagine they make several vegetable raviolis depending on which veggies are in season. I'd definitely order it again.

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    Beverly Hills Restaurant Villa Blanca: Great food at a reasonable price

    by BLewJay Updated Jan 23, 2012

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    Salade NiCoise
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    While my bike was being worked on in Sherman Oaks, we decided to head over to Beverly Hills for a bite of lunch. Well LJ wanted to to eat a a restaurant owned by Lisa Vanderpump-Todd & Ken Todd (of the Housewives of Beverly Hills fame). We get to the restaurant and guess who's sitting at a table having lunch....yup that's correct...Lisa Vanderpump-Todd & Ken Todd. Guess where we ended up getting a that's right!!! A place that is visually beautiful as well as refreshing and friendly. Overall, a wonderful experience.

    Favorite Dish: LJ decided to have a Salade NiCoise while I had the Roasted Chicken Flatbread Sandwich which came with fries. For dessert, we shared the English Sticky Toffee Pudding which came with real vanilla ice cream. Of course, you can enjoy a delicious meal like this without sipping fine cocktails, so we had a Blanca Chocolate Martini (Grey Goose Vodka, White Godiva Liquor and White Crème de Cacao) as well as Orange Bellini.

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    Crustacean: Crustacean

    by bruingirl Written Jun 6, 2003

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    A great restaurant that is known well in the area as a "hot" spot. Typical LA and Beverly Hills types who drive beautiful cars to match their beautiful bodies. It's all about the glam! There's a river that runs throughout the whole place, underneath clear glass. There's little bridges too!

    Favorite Dish: This Vietnamese restaurant has lots of your typical Vietnamese foods with a Californian twist. There's always Dungenness crab that's very tasty. The chilean sea bass in ginger citrus sauce is DELICIOUS!!! It just melts in your mouth! The appetizer rolls in rice paper are tremendous as well!

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    Fogo De Chao: Brazilian churrascaria

    by malianrob Written Jun 4, 2006

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    I heard of Fogo De Chao a long time ago but it wasnt until recently that I was able to go. First of all I love steak. I am a big meat eatter so i tend to really like churrascarias. This place is more on the high end of churrascarias thats for sure. The place is very classy, and very sofisticatedly decorated. The service is impecable, you dont really have just one waiter or waitress, they all take care of you. Their main objective is that you are happy, content and full! They also have an extensive wine list from all over the world.
    First we went to the salad bar. it consisted of green salads, fruit salads, potato salads and veggies. then when you get to your table it all begins.. one after another they start bringing you top sirloin, garlic steak, sausages, chicken, ribs, picanha, ranch skirt steak and other types of steak until you can no longer look at any more steak again.
    They also ask you if you would like the piece weel done, medium or whatever you like. They will also bring you mashed pototes (garlic) and fried plantains, and bread and all this is also all you can eat as well. When you are all done with this they will bring out a dessert menu. We got the creme brule which was excellent! and a glass of congac to wash it all down.

    Favorite Dish: Everything was good, but we have to be a steak lover top really appreciate this place.

    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11am-2pm
    Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5pm-10pm; Friday 5pm- 10:30pm; Saturday 4:30pm-10:30pm; Sunday 4pm- 9:30pm.

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    Mr. Chow: Mr. Chow

    by Yubert Written Aug 25, 2002

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    I've been here a couple of times for lunch, and just about every time, I've seen a celebrity or two.

    So if you're coming to LA to see some stars, here's a place to try and it has good upscale Chinese food.

    Favorite Dish: Just about everything.

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    Small cafe: Walking only street

    by janika Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Me and my better half.

    On this walking only street you'll find some coffees I can recommend. We also saw a Porsche super store and other brand name shops. I was loughing my head off here and as see on this image I had a real bad burn on my body from the previous beach adventure at Dana Point! :-)

    Favorite Dish: I do not recommend to dine or eat out at Beverly Hills. The prices are not designed for tourists!

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    The amount of restaurants to...

    by la_beba Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The amount of restaurants to chose from is immense!!! so many great restaurants to go to, you won't go hungry, but bring lots of money, prepare yourself for a fabulous meal.... and duck the paparazzi on the way out :o)
    Within some of my favorites I'd have to count:
    Spago Beverly Hills, Barney Greengrass, Ginza Sushiko (no glitz, no glamour; just a modest sushi chef serving the most expensive morsels in town!!!!!), and Regent Beverly Wilshire.

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    Il Cielo: Going down in Beverly Hills

    by HarmoniousBotch Updated Jul 23, 2008

    Like an aging actress, Il Cielo resides in Beverly Hills, and depends upon her reputation from earlier times. She still displays her charms to any who can afford her - and she is not cheap - but she is not aging gracefully.

    Basic repairs are not being done: the front door is held closed with a bungee cord. It does not look like the entrance to a fine Beverly Hills restaurant. It doesn't even look like the entrance to MacDonalds. When I first walked up to it, I thought that I had inadvertently arrived at the delivery entrance. And the plastic sheeting that screens the front porch is cracked and chipped, and needs to be replaced. It is time for a facelift.

    Service is irregular - tableside is fine, but service away from the table is not too good. If the phone at an Italian restaurant must be answered with an unintelligible accent, it should at least be done in an unintelligible *Italian* accent, not an unintelligible Hispanic accent. And if a customer tells them that a birthday is being celebrated when making the reservation, they should remember it a mere week later.

    The atmosphere is very pleasant and romantic, but almost on the verge of being kitchy. Again, repairs are neccesary.

    But like good bone structure, the basis of a fine restaurant is still there. The food was magnificent. I had the finest lamb chops that I have ever eaten. The shrimp-stuffed tomato appetizer was so tasty that I wanted to lick the plate. And my girlfriend confided that the sauce that was served with the striped bass was so good that she would eat canned dog food if it had the sauce poured over it.

    Overall, the owner seems to be cashing in. He does not seem to be making investments of any longer term than the weekly paychecks to his cooking staff. I'll still recommend that you visit this resaurant, but go soon before the old girl is kneeling in an alley.

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    Maurya Indian Cuisine Lounge & Bar: Posh Indian Place

    by supune Updated Apr 4, 2011

    This was the first time I ate at a restaurant in Beverly Hills. Ain't I swanky? :)

    The inside of the restuarant is decorated with modern furniture and classical indian pieces. There's a few cool plasma TVs which play sports and other programs. It was very quiet and relaxed inside. We were there on a Tuesday night, and the place was not packed. The lounge area has couches or you can get a table.

    The wait staff was nice and couteous.

    The food was pretty good. They had most of the usual dishes you find in Indian places in LA.

    We have to give kudos to the restuarant owner because they supported one of my parents' friends after he came back from helping tsunami victims in Sri Lanka.

    Favorite Dish: They serve different types of Nans all of which I liked very much.

    The Buttered Chicken, Lentils and Spinach with Peas was my favorites. Everything else was great too, but those 3 stood out.

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    The Ivy: The Ivy

    by geeyook Written Jun 19, 2004
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    If you enjoy rubbing elbows with celebrities and the rich and famous this is the restaurant for you. You are more than likely to encounter a celebrity, especially at lunchtime. Although the food is good, but way too expensive.

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  • Villa Blanca: The worst

    by deborahnolan Updated May 24, 2009

    We went to this restaurant last night. the whole experience was the worst. Aside from the fact that the food was spoiled, the manager was rude, the owner rude. They clearly don't care about their customers. Don't ever go there. Waste of money and time. Life is too short for people and food like this.

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    Snaks: SnAKs at Saks!

    by kimberlyfisher1 Written Sep 12, 2007

    Snaks is the brand new cafe inside Saks Fifth Avenue.

    Favorite Dish: ~Five at Five every Thursday from 5-7pm features $5.00 Appetizers!

    ~fried calamari

    ~fried mozzarella with bite size italian cheese and roma tomato tapenade

    ~mini pizza

    ~jumbo shrimp w/ a cilantro pesto


    ~ward winning wines, specialty cocktails, cool beers

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    Natalee Thai: Rhymes with Fly!

    by kimberlyfisher1 Written Sep 27, 2007
    Our dinner at Natalee Thai 9/26/07

    For my friend's B-day party we decided to do a mellow dinner for 9 girls and kareoke. One of the girls decided on Natalee Thai, a popular yet understated Thai place in Beverly Hills. The service is great and the staff is very friendly, and we had a great table in the upstairs seating area. The food was decent, except for the FLY that appeared in the BOTTOM of our salad.

    Valet Parking and full bar available.

    Favorite Dish: For 9 girls, we ordered:

    ~Chicken Satay...really good! Served with cucumber salad and peanut sauce.

    ~Tom Kha Gai -Soup with chicken and coconut milk

    ~Tom Yum Goong- soup in a clear broth with lemongrass and shrimp

    ~Yam Woon Sen- traditional Thai salad....but we found a fly in the BOTTOM. They replaced it with another salad, but no one dared eat it.

    ~Chicken Pad Thai....very good!

    ~Pad See-iw- Another noodle based dish...great!

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    Da Vinci: Italian Excellence

    by kimberlyfisher1 Written Oct 8, 2007

    I love old school Italian. I love great wine, excellent service, mouth watering bread, and dark moody lighting. Da Vinci is all that and more.

    Located right around the corner from me, I've never had a bad meal (lunch or dinner) at Da Vinci. The dining wall of fame include: Dean Martin, Regis Philbin, Steve Martin, George Hamilton, George Burns, and Kirk Douglas.

    Favorite Dish: ~ Amazing Pastas!

    ~Great Wine List.

    ~The Sea Bass is excellent...comes with a deliscious cilantro sauce.

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