The location is key to this location and they limit their reservations so it's a quieter setting and they also limit your table time so you don't hog the table after your meal but there are couches to lounge/take in the view near the front entrance. Everything on the menu is delicious - coming from a non-sushi lover.
Make a reservation well in advance and if your staying at a hotel nearby (Beverly Hills) have the concierge to it for you. They have a little bit of everything on the menu and it's all delicious & there's always a buzzing crowd here.
The Nice Guy
A current Hollywood hotspot and I wouldn't recommend unless you have an extra night open or just want to see the setting. Like Nobu, they limit the reservations so it's never too crowded and you must have a reservation to get in the door. The food is average so it's definitely the exclusive setting that has the appeal.
The Beverly Hills Hotel (Cabana Cafe, Polo Lounge)
Even if not staying in the hotel, this landmark is highly famous so popping in for a lunch at the Cabana Cafe near the pool or dining on the patio in the Polo Lounge is a must - the settings are each fantastic and the food doesn't disappoint.
Sur, Villa Blanca & Pump
If your a Bravo fan these three are for you. In my opinion Villa Blanca has the best food and setting, Sur was average - but it's always fun to see the "set" of Vanderpump Rules and Pump has a garden that's a great setting for cocktails. Lisa & Ken are in and out of these all the time so your chances of seeing them or someone else from the show are better but not guaranteed.
We've tried our fairshare of steakhouses and this is hands down our favorite from the appetizers to entrees/shared sides and the classic buttenrcake dessert. You can opt for the steakhouse which has two differently styled floors and a balcony or the penthouse (which has a DJ and a louder scene). Other good choices are Cut at the Beverly Wilshire or Boa (delicious drinks).
I'd say it's safe to say many celebrities have dined at this classic spot with easy access for the paparazzi to snap them outside on the patio. Not as much anymore since it's lacking privacy but it's a darling setting with fresh florals everywhere, unique plate designs and complimentary champagne upon arrival and cookies upon leaving which makes for a great lunch spot. An option for another classic, delicious and easy lunch spot is Nate n Al's steps away from Rodeo Drive.
Another spot with a little bit of everything on the menu plus an ice cream bar menu for dessert. It's a more intimate setting with no photography/cell phones allowed which gives you a chance to really focus on the conversation.
Located steps from Rodeo Drive with a wrap around shaded patio this is another classic lunch spot with all the usual Italian menu items. Other popular Italian spots include Madeo and Dan Tanas.
Celebrities love their sushi and Sugar Fish has a few locations - only offering sushi. If you're like me and like sushi spots but not sushi then Koi and Katsuya are delicious and have great vibes.
If you're ever in the greater Los Angeles area and hoping to either spot a celebrity or dine like one, these were some of my favorite go to's. If you need any other recommendations to the area, let me know! xx