Bedford & Burns
In a city that celebrates both its Hollywood legacy and youthful beauty, it’s little surprise that Bedford & Burns, luckily possessing both, has proven a winning formula. It may be the newest American bistro on the Beverly Hills block, having commenced dinner service just last month, but in fact it boasts a history dating back nearly a century to 1918, when Robert Burns first opened a pharmacy at Doheny and Burton Way.
His son Bob went on to launch eponymous coffee shops and steakhouses around LA, and now Bonnie, Bobby and Beth Burns have become the third-generation restaurateurs of the family, debuting their namesake restaurant but two blocks from the original Burns address.
A successful study in old-meets-new, B&B serves up its modern American fare in classic, maritime-inspired interiors of tufted blue leather booths, white columns, and polished wood floors. The menu too presents updated old favourites, where Maine Lobster Ravioli is paired with an unexpected brandy sauce, and Prime NY Strip is served with sunchoke puree and three-peppercorn dressing.
The restaurant also offers pizzas, meats and fish from the wood-fired oven, alongside staple family dishes like Bob Burns’ Caesar Salad and Bobby’s Bouillabaisse. As for cocktails, try the fabulous Burns Cup, a fresh take on the Pimms classic with mint, cucumber and ginger ale. Here’s cheers to the next 100 years!