Beverly Hills is well known for its luxurious hotels and fancy boutiques. But in between stores, you can stop at some fabulous restaurants for fine dining. Here are five notable dining experiences in Beverly Hills.
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Infamous chef Wolfgang Puck offers nine-courses on his "California Tasting Menu” at Spago. Choose this dining site for authentic California cuisine, fine wine pairings, and renovated design. Spago has received the AAA Four Diamond Award and two stars in The Michelin Guide - Los Angeles edition. It's one of only three restaurants in the city to win this coveted recognition. It's close to The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, so if you're booking your room here, you can dine there as often as you like.
Chef Curtis Stone takes a unique dining experience with his restaurant, Maude. He named the restaurant after his grandmother, whom he credits as his culinary inspiration. The menu at Maude changes month-to-month, with a menu-only tasting highlighting one seasonal ingredient in each of its nine innovative courses. Pomegranate, winter squash, truffles, and asparagus have been highlighted on the monthly menus in the past. This is one of the smallest restaurants in Beverly Hills and the toughest to get into, so be sure to make your reservations early.
Chef Lee is known to be a comic in the kitchen. So how great would it be to sit in the kitchen at Scratch Bar and partake in his delightful culinary style? You can reserve "The Chef's Counter" for your dinner at one of two sittings every night. Watch Chef Lee prepare your meal at arm's length while you enjoy his unique cooking style and the entertainment that comes with it. You can choose from several delicious menu items, which may include honey-fried stuffed olives or potted king crab, or enjoy new dishes prepared with seasonally fresh ingredients.
If you're looking for a different style restaurant, check out Nozawa Bar, Beverly Hills première Japanese restaurant. An authentic Japanese-style Omakase menu is served during dinner hours. It features a multi-course menu created each morning by Chef Nozawa and Master Chef Fujita after they visit the fish markets, where they hand select each piece the restaurant will serve that day. The Omakase menu is served by reservation only, so be sure to book yours early. Add Nozawa Bar to your list of can't-miss sites in Beverly Hills.
Bedford and Burns
Join the Burns Family as they welcome you to their fresh take on the American Bistro. At Bedford and Burns, you can enjoy a menu of personal favorites in a warm residential setting. Meals are prepared with the abundant ingredients available in Southern California, including fresh oysters, seasonal vegetables, and fish. Take your pick from gourmet pizza, fresh salads, burgers, and even a NY strip. Soups and sandwiches are also available on their lunch menu.
These five notable Beverly Hills restaurants make great dining choices for your trip. You'll create unforgettable memories and find dishes you've only dreamed of.