This is the first US installation of this popular London Italian eatery. With a focus on sourcing the finest quality ingredients and maintaining affordability, Cecconi’s West Hollywood features a menu of simply prepared, Venetian-influenced food and drink. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A vibrant neighborhood feel during the morning transforms into a chic lunch spot and one of the top destinations in Los Angeles for dinner.
8764 Melrose AvenueTel: (1-310) 432 2000
A quartet of spaces grace this romantic little restaurant famous for its outside patio with a backlit bar, gothic chandeliers, candles, ferns and fountains. The bamboo-lined inner patio and French country-style piano room are tranquil and intimate while the blue room, decked in rustic wooden tables and sheepskin-covered chairs, is perfect for fireside dining. The French-Mediterranean cooking focuses on organic, local and seasonal elements with appetizers for two, including the pistachio-crusted chèvre, Merguez sausage, green olive tuna tartare, a medley of salads, and authentic spanikopita, falafel, and hummus.
Hyped by the Batali-Silverton mystique from the beginning, this instantly iconic Hollywood spot remains one of L.A.’s most sought-after reservations. A high-ceilinged room is casual yet elegant, with deep earthy tones, leather banquettes and giant wooden wine racks. It is dominated by the bustling, vibrant marble mozzarella bar frequently manned by Silverton herself. An upscale, eclectic, animated Hollywood crowd revels in the passionate cuisine and astonishing landscape of Italian wine.
Mastro’s offers prime steaks and fresh seafood with a masterful wine list in an elegant cosmopolitan atmosphere. With live music and dancing seven nights a week in the piano bar, you can’t help but have an unparalleled dining experience. Walnut wood furniture with over-stuffed chairs and accents of bronze and marble add warmth and comfort throughout the restaurant.
The ceilings are high, the wood dark, the linen heavy, and the martinis clear, cold and dry. The dining room is washed in a pale, masculine light that seems imported from some century-old restaurant in New Orleans, and the white-jacketed waiters call you Sir, even if you’re wearing sneakers. This is, in other words, a serious place to have lunch, the kind of place where the Beverly Hills Rotary might hold its meetings if the Rotary had a chapter for aspiring billionaires. The steaks are good, and the steak tartare is sublime. You will also find this town’s essential rice pudding, touched with cinnamon, drizzled with heavy cream, coaxing the nutty, rounded essence out of every grain of rice.9560 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills Tel: (1-310) 276 0615