In Los Angeles, a restaurant made up of salads and wraps will automatically fit right in. It’s safe to say that WrapStar has been receiving high praise from Beverly Hills locals for their fast-casual style and healthy menu options. There is seating inside and outside for those who want to sit and enjoy their meal or bring their laptop and have a wrap while getting some work done. A few of the most popular choices on the menu include the taco wrap, bbq picante wrap, cobb salad, and chicken caesar wrap. You can turn any of your favorite salads into a wrap and take it on the go! WrapStar is the ideal lunch spot if you need somewhere quick and healthy to stop in the middle of your day.
Beverly Hills has welcomed a new NY-Style, naturally leavened Pizza Shop “Full Proof Pizza’ to the community. Bakers and Founders of Full Proof, Or Amsalam and Alex Phaneuf, were motivated by their original bakery - Lodge Bread Co. The interior of this spot has an arcade theme with a Stranger Things pinball machine and casual seating! A few of their most popular pizzas (so far) include spicy sausage, wild mushrooms, margherita, barbecue chicken, and Prosciutto & Shaved Parm. This is a great spot for families, and those looking for a fun pizza date night!
Seoulmates comes from the heart! Created by Christina Hong, Seoulmates is inspired by the food she made at home, her parents’ franchises, and for the love of her culture. Hong brings together Korean Street food with a twist to the LA community. Seoulmates offers unique dishes like the galbi tacos (marinated wagyu short rib from snake river farms, slaw, kimchi remoulade, cilantro-onion relish, toasted sesame seeds), bulghoagie (marinated thin sliced rib eye, grilled onion, melted provolone, pickled cucumber, slaw, kimchi remoulade, wonton crisps), and kimchi fried rice (rice, kimchi, pickled fresnos, taukwan, radishes, sous vide egg. With your choice of galbi or bulgogi.) With the bold blue theme, clean and minimal aesthetic, the vibe of Seoulmates is fun and casual. Stop by this local spot for a taste of Korean Street food for your next lunch break!
Located in the beautiful Beverly Hills, Velverie is the latest cafe & teahouse. This spot can be described as simultaneously dreamy, elegant, cozy, & welcoming.
Velverie offers flavorful brunch options like egg & cheese on brioche, smoked salmon omelet, penne alla vodka, jambon-buerre croquettes. To drink you can enjoy cocktails like the Ninth Husband (empress gin, lavender, lemon), a cup of tea, or a latte for the caffeine fanatics. However ‘afternoon tea’ runs from 2pm-5pm at Velverie and it makes for the perfect tea party with options like the Canapés & Conversation (lavender honey ricotta, roasted piquillo, & crab salad dips with olive oil & balsamic caviar + truffle & parmesan chips, Velverie eggs, cucumber & lemon cream cheese rounds & artisan bread and tea or drip coffee!)
When we asked owner Chloe Strumpf to describe Velverie, she told us:
“Everyone deserves to have a special moment at Velverie. Whether someone stops in for a cup
of coffee or they come to celebrate one of their most important moments with us, I hope either person feels like they experienced something unique and exciting they couldn’t have gotten elsewhere.”
Head over to Velverie Cafe & Teahouse for teatime with friends & family or a date, and share life’s moments in this new classy and decorative space.
The highly acclaimed Chef Hilo has opened up a new restaurant in Beverly Hills - Hilo Sushi. Despite only recently opening, the restaurant is already receiving rave reviews for the personal experience, the quality, attention to detail, and taste of the sushi. Locals have been sure to note that a meal by Chef Hilo truly feels like a meal with Chef Hilo because he is intentional about making sure his guests feel as though it is a shared experience. When dining at Hilo Sushi, you can expect wild caught fish (including fish all the way from Fiji) and fresh homemade sauces. Chef Hilo describes his sushi as “modern traditional sushi, similar to how the traditional Italian pizza has progressed into its modern version today.” The price point for this omakase is around the $200 mark and will be absolutely worth your while.
“The recipes are passed down from generation to generation. These are dishes we cook for our family,” says the La Ong team. With a strong focus on culture and family, the chef’s grandma, who was a chef herself, is the restaurant’s namesake. The goal of this restaurant is to carry on her recipes and share them with the community for everyone to enjoy. The interior of La Ong has warm lighting, exposed brick walls, hanging plants, and a clean minimalist yet homey aesthetic. The restaurant is serving items like OG pad thai (Organic tofu, chives, bean sprouts, egg), crispy egg rolls, chicken thai wings, chicken satay, and mango coconut sticky rice for dessert. To drink there are options like sake & beer and wine by the glass. Head to La Ong for a cozy sense of community and a meal packed with flavor.
Officially in Beverly Hills, Philz Coffee is a San Francisco based chain with 10 locations in the city of LA. Locals love Philz Coffee for the fun, casual atmosphere, the welcoming service, and coffee created with attention to detail. With the desire to make customers the best coffee, Philz will always ensure they make each cup individually to your preference and taste. “It’s loved served in a cup,” says the Philz team. Some of the most popular choices on the menu include iced mint mojito, philtered soul, philz way, and the mocha tesora. If you’re someone who wants to take your coffee beans home with you, they also sell coffee beans by the pound! Head to Philz on your way to work, before hitting the Beverly Hills shops, or to grab a cup of coffee and catch up with a friend.
“Manzke Restaurant is a new tasting menu concept by its namesakes—Chefs Walter and Margarita Manzke—which draws inspiration from cultural intersections both local to Los Angeles and abroad,” says Manzke team. This new restaurant is located above their bistro ‘Bicyclette’ in Beverly Hills. Locals are already talking about the amazing fixed tasting menu and combinations of different cultures represented in their meals. A few of the popular dishes are kaluga caviar with bluefin tuna, Japanese wagyu, dungeness crab in curry, and the European white asparagus. Manzke is classy, elegant, and the perfect spot to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or simply catch up with a fellow friend who loves flavorful food.
Chef Nakazawa is known for his popular New York City sushi restaurant “Sushi Nakazawa” but you may also recognize him from the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi. From May 12 - June 11, Sushi Nakazawa will be having an exclusive pop up at The Peninsula Beverly Hills. Even though Chef Nakazawa himself won’t be running this month-long pop up, Executive Chef Wei Chen will have the reins and will be serving up some of the restaurant’s best hits. Reservations are hard to come by at this NYC hot spot, so it’s no surprise that reservations will go quickly for the pop up in Beverly Hills as well. Grab your foodie friends and sushi lovers, because an exclusive omakase dinner with Sushi Nakazawa is a once in a lifetime opportunity here in the West Coast!
Step into an enchanting floral paradise at the Four Seasons Hotel’s Pop Up Cocktail Lounge by Ketel One and Ketel One Botanicals. While the indoor and outdoor garden space are decked in gorgeous flower arrangements and colorful plants, the cocktails are floral-inspired as well. A couple of the creative cocktails on the menu are the Beverly Rose (Ketel One Botanica Grapefruit & Rose, watermelon, jalapeño, lemon) and the Basil Cali Bliss (Ketel One Vodka, butterfly flower tea, blackberries, lemon, ginger beer). If you’re looking for a bite to eat, executive chef Mitch Austin has curated a menu consisting of items like the truffle fries and sliders, tuna tartare bites, and the beet-cured ora king salmon and oysters. The Pop Up Cocktail Lounge will be here until May 2022, so be sure to get your reservations and enjoy the innovative cocktails, savory dishes, and magical ambience.
This is the Italian sandwich shop, and it’s headed to Beverly Hills. All’Antico Vinaio’s original location is in Florence, Italy where lines are out the door and their instagram following is over half a million. Their first step outside of Italy was in New York City, and their next step is now Beverly Hills. In 2019, the shop had a Pop-Up in Los Angeles that sold out for 2 weeks straight. It’s safe to say that this permanent brick and mortar in Beverly Hills will also be a big hit on the West Coast. A few favorite sandwiches are the porchetta and ‘nduja cream sandwich, the caprese, and the favolusa made with sbriciolona, salami, pecorina cheese, artichoke cream and spicy eggplants. Get ready to stand in line, because the opening of All’Antico Vinaio is going to be filled with eager locals.
Located on Santa Monica Blvd and N Camden Dr, Beverly Bar will be the latest bar and cafe spot in Beverly Hills. Although the restaurant is created by the team who created Toca Madera and Tocaya Organica, both offering Mexican cuisine, Beverly Bar will be focused on American food. The website is still undergoing construction, but it is clear that they will be offering both breakfast and lunch. On the breakfast menu, there are waffles, pancakes, and french toast - each covered in fresh fruit and syrup. On the dinner side, we can expect gourmet fried chicken sandwiches and hamburgers with a side of fries. In terms of design and ambience, this will take fast-casual to the next level making the main colors black and gold and dimly lit inside with a wall covered in various types of wine to choose from. Since this restaurant is coming from a well-known restaurant group, the opening of this trendy American-style spot, Beverly Bar, is one you will not want to miss.
Located inside the Sixty Hotel Beverly Hills, Ella doubles as a morning coffee shop until noon and an upscale restaurant in the evening for dinner. The restaurant is being recognized for its locally sourced ingredients and blend of Italian, Mediterranean, and Asian flavors. While that combination may sound surprising, the food at Ella has received high praise. A few of the favorites include the crispy glazed duck wings, mafaldine bolognese, focaccia with honey and truffle, and mussels with calabrian chili broth, lime and thai basil. The atmosphere is friendly and comforting, filled with jazz music, vintage leather booths, a menu filled with various dishes for all types of foodies. Whether you’re in for a coffee date or a dinner gathering, Ella Beverly Hills is ready to serve you and your guests.
With hit locations all over the city, Jon & Vinny’s finally decides to step foot in Beverly Hills’ large restaurant scene. If you’ve ever heard someone talk about Jon & Vinny’s, you’ve probably heard about the flavorful spicy fusilli pasta. While that is typically the favorite, there are also some noteworthy options like the bolognese, la woman pizza (burrata, tomato, basil, olive oil), and the marinara braised meatballs served with crispy garlic bread on the side. A new, exciting addition to the Beverly Hills location is the wine bar space where you can order yourself a glass of wine with dinner, as opposed to the usual wine room (for to-go bottles only) in their other locations. Located near Santa Monica Blvd and Rodeo Dr, Jon & Vinny's is set to bring their beloved dishes and new wine bar concept to Beverly Hills in 2022.
Inspired by the Puglia Region of Italy, Bari is making a name for itself for its design, selection of Italian wines, and its “true-to-region” dishes. A few of the noteworthy menu items are the panzarotti di pasquale (tomato, mozzarella in crispy dough), the orecchiette cime di rapa (“little ears” pasta, broccoli rabe, anchovy, chili), and the ala di pollo (spiced rub grilled chicken wing.) As for drinks, they have 11 Italian wines on the menu and hand-crafted cocktails like the martini bari created with an olive oil washed gin, vermouth, and citrus and the spritz veneziano (aperol, prosecco, pamplemousse.) “Inspired by the famed masserias (farmhouse villas) of Puglia, the stone and archway-filled space provides a laid back atmosphere for guests” Plan your next dinner date night at Bari on W 3rd St and La Cienega Blvd.
Maple & Ash is a popular restaurant known for its surf & turf selection, friendly service, and instagrammable modern design. The steakhouse has gained traction in its locations in Chicago and Scottsdale, and is now planning its next expansion in Beverly Hills. Some menu favorites at their other locations include the seafood tower (fire-roasted lobster tail, scallops, manila clams and king crab all covered in garlic butter), filet mignon, dry aged eisenhower steak, and the Alaskan king crab. The restaurant is said to make its debut in Los Angeles at the MGM Studios building located on Wilshire Blvd and N Beverly Drive. If you’re looking for a spot to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, Maple & Ash will bring you the ultimate dining experience.
Contemporary design, black and gold interior, open grill tabletops, 11 different types of steak, and hand crafted cocktails - AB Steak has returned. You can find this Beverly Hills gem on the corner of W 3rd St and La Cienega Blvd. Some of the menu favorites include marinated galbi, dry aged ribeye, house kimchi fried rice, and spicy tofu soup. Alongside the food, you can order anything from a ‘spicy margaret’ which includes tequila, lime, and agave to their smoked ‘AB old fashion’. A restaurant created by Chef Akira Back is not one you will want to miss. Over the past 20 years in the restaurant industry, Chef Back has been featured on Food Network, The Today Show, The Cooking Channel, and was awarded a Michelin star. That being said, the return of AB Steak has been getting locals excited to dine at the Chef’s only location in Los Angeles.
Inside the lavish Beverly Wilshire Hotel, you will find the highly-acclaimed steak house CUT by Wolfgang Puck. The renowned chef and restaurateur, Wolfgang Puck, has been a master in first-class meals and experiences since the 70’s when he was the chef at Ma Maison in West Hollywood. CUT has seen extraordinary success given its raving reviews and Michelin star status. Since closing due to the pandemic, CUT has been reopened and is still remaining as a top restaurant on the famed Rodeo Drive. Guests are saying there are a few dishes you must consider during your visit like the Apple Glazed Pork Belly, Japanese Wagyu New York Steak, Filet Mignon, and the dark chocolate soufflé for dessert. If you’re looking for the spot to impress your date, CUT by Wolfgang Puck is the restaurant to visit.
Locals may have previously known this 2-story space as the restaurant ‘Bouchon’, but it is now being brought back to life as the new restaurant ‘Tommy’s Beverly Hills.’ While Tommy’s is an entirely new concept, the owner is no stranger to building a perfect fine-dining experience. Owner Tommy Salvatore has made a name for himself with the success of his restaurant Craig’s, which is known to be a favorite for some of the biggest names in Hollywood. The plan for Tommy’s is to have a bar and cafe on the 1st floor and an upscale lounge, bar, and dining area on the 2nd floor. Although the menu is yet to be publicly released, there are no doubts that the food will be impressive with LA Chef Vartana Abgaryan taking the lead. With such high anticipation, a dining experience at Tommy’s Beverly Hills is one you will not want to miss.
The high-end restaurant, Maude, is making a return after being shut down due to the pandemic. With a date set for its grand reopening this Valentine’s Day, locals are getting excited for the comeback of this favored restaurant. Chef Curtis Stone is preparing for the big day with a 9-course tasting menu concentrating on California-inspired cuisine. While we don’t know the exact items on the menu, we can only imagine how flavorful and detailed each dish will be considering the restaurant’s reputation and latest Michelin star. In the past, Maude has been known to have seasonal menus that typically included a touch of the chef’s home - Australia. If you’re still looking for a place to take your Valentine, come celebrate the holiday and the resurgence of the beloved local restaurant, Maude.
With around 9 different types of steak to choose from, Nusr-Et has something for every fine dining meat lover. Located near N Beverly Blvd and Wilshire Blvd, this restaurant was created by the internet famous ‘Salt Bae’ who became well known after videos had gone viral of him while cooking (or rather, sprinkling salt!) Locals are raving about the tomahawk steak, meat sushi, and asado short ribs amongst many other hits on the menu. This restaurant also serves Turkish tea, colorful and decorative cocktails, and exceptional service to add to your upscale dining experience.
If you’re looking to extend the night after dinner, The Maybourne Hotel’s The Cigar and Whiskey Bar is a lowkey, classy spot to take your friends. This bar holds an array of 1,000 different cigars to choose from and rare, high-end whiskey to pair it with. While the drinks and unique smokes take the cake, patrons have the option of choosing bites like steak tartare, oysters, and tempura snow crab claws. The Cigar and Whiskey Bar gives off an old Hollywood, speakeasy-like vibe with elegant furniture and imported liquor and cigars. This is a spot for anyone looking to feel like a movie star smoking a cigar and sipping on a fine glass of whiskey.
Bringing you what feels like a vacation, Avra on the corner of N Beverly Drive and Wilshire Blvd is providing guests with the fine dining experience you would only imagine in a place that’s right around the corner from the famous Rodeo Drive. This restaurant has a menu loaded with Greek Mediterranean food options such as Ouzo Mussels, Greek Salad, Salmon Tartare, and of course, a Hummus Spread. Locals and tourists alike rave about not just the ambience, location, and food but also the exceptional service. Avra is quickly becoming a Beverly Hills hot spot, so make your reservations today and check out all this elegant trending restaurant has to offer.
With an established location in Rancho Cucamonga, Mama Por Dios has also opened up most recently in Beverly Hills between Beverly Blvd and S. Robertson Blvd. Mama Por Dios can be best described as a high-end, gourmet Mexican food restaurant. With menu options like Guacamole Chicharron de Ribeye, Camarones Por Dios, and Enchiladas Frida, you are bound to leave happy and satisfied. It’s also safe to say that a Bloody Maria and Chilaquiles make brunch sound like an appetizing option as well! Mama Por Dios brings the fiesta to your dining experience with either a live Mariachi band or a DJ on weekends. Honoring Mexico with its taste, colors, aromas, and bright Mexican artwork - this restaurant is quickly making a name for itself in Beverly Hills.
From the couple who created LA’s well-known République, brings a new Paris-style restaurant ‘Bicyclette’ to South Beverly Dr and Pico Blvd. Chefs Walter and Margarita Manzke created this French Bistro serving a variety of french dishes like Duck Confit, Steak Tartare, Oysters, and Roasted Chicken Coq a Vin. The menu items tend to vary slightly based on the seasonality of ingredients in order to provide fresh meals to guests. The wine list is extensive and filled with various French wines by region. Bicyclette’s interior has warm lighting, eccentric art, and a fast-paced lively atmosphere that gives both comfort and a fun time.
Curating a new and delicious 5-course menu every night is no easy feat, but the Chef and team at Matu make it happen! The restaurant stands strong in their value of providing sustainable, ethical, and healthy beef to their guests - not to mention a unique dining experience too. The beef at Matu is sourced from New Zealand and always 100% grass-fed. While the team creates a new menu each night, some of their more popular dishes are said to be the Beef Tartare, Beef Croquettes, Braised Beef Cheek, and to no surprise - the New York Strip. If you’re looking for your next anniversary dinner, Matu has a unique and delicious experience that is sure to impress your significant other.
From Madrid and Ibiza to the 90210, Tatel has opened its doors on Santa Monica Blvd and N Canon Drive serving nothing but Spain’s finest dishes like Paella which is a dish filled with various spices, rice, chicken, and seafood. Tatel also has a vegetarian version on the menu served with asparagus, squash, and cherry tomatoes. To top off this dining experience, the bar has a large selection of Spanish wines and spirits and they offer live Jazz music each day of the week. This restaurant is nothing short of a unique experience.