Dining With The Stars: Top 15 Beverly Hills Restaurants - Updated 2022

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Emilia
Emilia 
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Stories about the lives of the gorgeous and wealthy people that live in this exclusive district in California have filled the screens and tabloids for years, projecting an image of abundance and upscale fashion that many dreams of, for themselves. But if you thought that Beverly Hills was just about shopping on Rodeo Drive and celebrity hunting, think again. In addition to its attractions, Beverly Hills also offer accommodation options, such as hotels with restaurants and Airbnb vacation rentals.

Over the years, it has proudly earned a reputation as a world-class culinary destination, with different cuisines, styles, and atmospheres, which provide an incredible experience for food lovers. The price range of these menus is, of course, in tune with the income bracket expected in this area, but if you want to treat yourself and try another level of gastronomy, take a look at this selection of the best Beverly Hills restaurants.

1. Mírame

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

As one of the best restaurants in Beverly Hills, Mirame is a chic contemporary restaurant located in the heart of Beverly Hills that boasts cozy indoor and outdoor dining areas. The restaurant features an ala carte menu that highlights Mexican cuisine with Californian twists. It offers a wide array of unique and tasty dishes including lamb barbacoa quesadilla, duck carnitas, potato omelet, crispy braised pork belly taco, hanger steak mulita, fried Baja snapper, Baja oysters in a half shell, and a whole lot more.

Aside from these amazing dishes, guests can enjoy a whole lot of desserts,  Mexican coffee as well as an innovative cocktail menu with a selection of draft beers.

Mírame

Address: 419 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, United States

Website: Mírame

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 11:30am - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 12am; Sun: 11:30 - 11pm (closed on Mon)

2. Nate'n Al's

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Nate'n Al’s is the quintessential LA delicatessen that first opened its doors in 1945. Throughout the decades, this favorite local dining spot has continued in serving some of the best dishes in the city, offering a wide selection of tasty bites. Delicious options here include smoked fish, matzo ball soup, pastramis, bagels, burritos, chicken pot pie, pancakes, salads, sandwiches, roasted turkey, and other deli favorites. Aside from the excellent food, Nate'n Al’s also offers outdoor dining with a casual restaurant setting.

Nate'n Al's

Address: 414 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, United States

Website: Nate'n Al’s

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 8am - 7pm; Fri - Sun: 8am - 8pm

3. Croft Alley Beverly Hills

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Croft Alley Beverly Hills is one of the best places to eat in Beverly Hills. It’s a popular restaurant founded in 2014. Even if it’s relatively new, it has garnered many loyal customers due to the restaurant’s simple yet delicious dishes, cozy atmosphere, and top-notch service.

Serving a wide array of breakfast and lunch, customers can indulge in a number of tasty dishes including truffles and eggs, waffles, avocado toast, kale salad, cauliflower grilled cheese, prosciutto grilled cheese, tuna melt, banh mi, coconut risotto, lettuce wraps, Dixie fried chicken, and more.

Croft Alley Beverly Hills

Address: 9433 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, United States

Website: Croft Alley Beverly Hills

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (daily)

4. IMA

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Located on the vibrant Santa Monica Blvd, IMA is the go-to place for most locals craving delicious Japanese dishes. This popular sukiyaki and shabu-shabu spot offer the finest Japanese food by making sure all the ingredients used for every dish that comes out of the kitchen are of their utmost quality. The delicate A5 wagyu cuts, for instance, will definitely take your dining experience to a whole new level.

Besides the finest food, IMA is also known for its cozy ambiance and excellent service, making the place a favorite culinary destination for both locals and tourists.

IMA

Address: 9669 S Santa Monica Blvd #1, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, United States

Website: IMA

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 5pm - 10pm (closed on Mon)

5. Lawry's The Prime Rib

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

For the best ribs in town, check out Lawry’s The Prime Rib, one of the most famous Beverly Hills restaurants! This upscale chophouse is definitely the best place to go if you want to go full carnivore as the restaurant offers a full range of high-quality meats including certified Angus beef, prime rib eye, prime NY strip, and a whole lot more. Of course, it’s not just the meat that draws in a lot of people here as the impressive menu offers tasty sides like lobster tails, baked potato, roasted veggies, garlic mushroom, creamed spinach, and more.

To go along with the crowd-pleasing dishes, this American restaurant serves a wide selection of top-notch beverages ranging from wines and cocktails to draft beers and whiskeys.

Lawry's The Prime Rib

Address: 100 La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, United States

Website: Lawry’s The Prime Rib

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 9pm; Fri: 5pm - 9:30pm; Sat: 4pm - 9:30pm; Sun: 11:30am - 9pm

6. The Belvedere

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills on Monday, May 8, 2017

Under Chef David Codney’s command, The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel has become the only AAA Five Diamond restaurant in Southern California. This restaurant, along with the gorgeous rooftop restaurant, The Roof Garden, creates the perfect atmosphere for hotel guests and patrons alike. They transport you to the Mediterranean, which is the main influence on the exquisite delights served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Meals here display the best local ingredients and wild-caught seafood. You will get to dine in one of the finest places in the area, with a 25-year history of serving Mediterranean cuisine along Santa Monica Blvd.

The Belvedere

Address: 9882 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, USA

Website: The Belvedere

7. Matsuhisa Restaurant

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

This is the flagship restaurant of the extraordinary chef Nobu Matsuhisa, who has created an empire by changing the game in the sushi scene and developing flavors that have left an influence around the world. Despite being a culinary traveler and celebrity favorite through the years, this Nobu Matsuhisa’s special place remains true to its roots and keeps its original identity - one that is a blend of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine, which delivers wonders like the mixed seafood ceviche or the new-style shrimp sashimi.

Matsuhisa Restaurant

Address: 129 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

Website: Matsuhisa Restaurant

8. Il Pastaio

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Il Pastaio on Saturday, January 25, 2020

As one of the best Italian restaurants in town, it is no wonder that Il Pastaio attracts A-list celebrities - and lots of paparazzi, who wait outside to get their pictures. Chef Giacomino Drago is responsible for this celebrated kitchen, where, for over 20 years, the highlights of the extensive menu have relied on housemade pasta, like the garganelli with broccoli and sausage.

Behind the delicious dishes and generous pasta portions that seem to come from heaven, there is a tradition and technique with deep roots in the chef’s family and personal history.

Il Pastaio

Address: 400 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, USA

Website: Il Pastaio

9. Spago Beverly Hills

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

An institution in Beverly Hills, Spago is Wolfgang Puck’s lively bistro. This world-renowned chef had the vision to locate in the area when it was still far from becoming the exclusive hot spot it is now. Featuring what is considered the best wine list in the country, this restaurant keeps up its stunning quality thanks to the work of the executive chef, Lee Hefter.

The tasting American menu that ranges from six to eight courses is perfect for first-timers, but you can order other plates if you prefer. You will be delighted with authentic dishes influenced by cuisine from California, Asia, Italy, and France, which you can enjoy on their charming patio.

Spago Beverly Hills

Address: 176 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA

Website: Spago Beverly Hills

10. CUT

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Chef Wolfgang Puck is also behind one of the most incredible steakhouses in the United States. CUT, located on Wilshire Boulevard, is a celebration of the different ways the finest beef is cut, around the world and it provides a unique experience for meat lovers, although their seafood also receives a magical treatment. Don’t forget to check out its rough cuts menu which highlights delicious cuts of Wagyu beef sliders, chilled Kumamoto oysters, and Maine lobster rolls.

Additionally, this steak-focused restaurant has an impressive international wine list, a modern environment, and fine works of art fill the walls so guests can be surrounded by beauty while enjoying the sophisticated flavors served.

CUT

Address: 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, USA

Website: CUT

11. The Bazaar

Editor’s note: Establishment is permanently closed

If you are in the mood for some tapas, the Bazaar is the place to go. Located in the SLS Hotel, it holds three different spaces in one: Blanca, Rojo, and Centro, each one with a different atmosphere and style.

Chef José Andrés is in charge of the modern flavors in The Bazaar and is one of the pioneers who introduced the concept of Spanish tapas to the United States. For a taste of one of the most traditional dishes, try the shrimp with garlic.

The Bazaar

Address: 465 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA

Website: The Bazaar

12. Nozawa Bar

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Posted by Nozawa Bar on Friday, January 24, 2020

If you’re looking for interesting things to do at night in Beverly Hills, then you must visit Nozawa Bar on Canon Drive. Reputation precedes this omakase-only bar, run by legendary Master Chef Osamu Fujita. Twenty two courses of sushi, prepared with fierce technique and the absolute freshest fish, are served to just 10 guests per night, in what could be the most incredible and disciplined experience of your life. The atmosphere is so intimate you would think it’s like a secret sushi bar.

Prior reservation is not the only prerequisite to joining this exclusive evening, you must also obey the strict rules of the house in terms of punctuality and respecting the chef’s choices (as in, don’t ask for changes or special requests in the food that is served). It’s all absolutely worth it.

Nozawa

Address: 212 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA

Website: Nozawa

13. Maude

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

The restaurant of celebrity chef Curtis Stone, one of the Food Network’s most popular hosts, Maude is inspired by and named after his grandmother. This Michelin-starred restaurant has a welcoming and warm ambiance, with 7 tables and serves 25 lucky guests. Getting a reservation in this little haven can take up to months in advance.

The tasting menu of his nine intricate courses is fully centered on one ingredient per month and showcases Stone’s talent and inspiration in delivering a fun and tasty meal, that never disappoints.

Maude

Address: 212 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, USA

Website: Maude

14. Tempura Endo

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

The empire of Koichi Endo is Santa Monica’s ticket to a taste of Kyoto, Japan. This ultimate tempura bar experience is heightened by the lantern-lit stone pavement at the entrance, the fragrance of Japanese incense, and the peaceful and relaxed climate that is present in Tempura Endo.

You’ll find no need to look for rooftop bars in the area as well. Under an air of intimacy, up to eight guests can sit in the bar and delight themselves, while they watch the chefs prepare different tempura dishes, with one of five salts. Three different tasting menus are offered, which include multiple courses of tempura, with sashimi and various fresh salads.

Tempura Endo

Address: 9777 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA

Website: Tempura Endo

15. Bouchon

Editor’s note: Establishment is permanently closed

This classic French bistro was born when chef Thomas Keller returned to Southern California after 20 years. The tranquil space in Bouchon serves as the perfect place to explore their extensive wine list and pair your selection with meals you would expect in a French-influenced kitchen such as Moules Frites (mussels and fries).

However,  you can choose one of the favorite dishes that one could order anywhere else but that has a special touch, like fried chicken. The hidden gem of the house is the burger in a baked brioche bun, which is not included on the menu.

Bouchon

Address: 235 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA

Website: Bouchon

A paradise for refined palates

Tuna roll with glazed shrimp, ginger and wasabi
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These restaurants not only provide incredible venues and service to patrons in California but also acts as a window to the personal stories and endless imagination of world-acclaimed chefs. Make your reservation, dress up for the occasion and prepare for one of the most incredible culinary experiences of your life.

Beverly Hills is not only known for frequent celebrity sightings but also for being home to some of the hottest restaurants in all of California. To widen your list of favorite restaurants, check out the best cafes and rooftop restaurants also available in the area.

Frequently asked questions about the top Beverly Hills restaurants

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Which restaurants in Beverly Hills are good for a family?

While most of the restaurants in this list can be considered family-friendly, your kids will probably like the casual vibe and kid-friendly dishes at Nate'n Al’s, Lawry’s The Prime Rib, and Croft Alley Beverly Hills.

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Which restaurants in Beverly Hills have a bar?

If you’re dining out with your friends or you’re on a date, you might want to extend the night with some after-dinner drinks. So you might as well make a reservation in one of these restaurants with a bar: Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Mirame, and Spago Beverly Hills.

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When she is not backpacking round the globe, Emilia Lugo works as a Digital Content Specialist in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She considers herself a museum geek and loves destinations that can take...Read more

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