Sleek supper club-style restaurant Ocean Prime already has a number of sharp outposts dotted across Florida, Texas and Philadelphia, each with its own legion of local foodie fans. But now, like any burgeoning starlet with a solid rep out east, the casual, fine-dine beauty is trying her luck in Tinsel Town. From chic new digs in celeb-centric Beverly Hills she is fast winning over producers and power-lunchers with a triple-threat combo of show-stopping seafood and steaks, sommelier-selected wines and on-point service (plus, her classic good looks probably don’t hurt her cause either).
Have the valet park your ride, shimmy in past the glass-encased wall-cellar and nab a spot in the charcoal-hued dining room or out on the sceney oversized patio. Executive chef Matthew Briggs’ lunch and dinner menus cater to all tastes, with ribs and filet mignon for the purists, a few avant-garde items such as teriyaki salmon with soy butter sauce for the modern diner, sushi and salads for the calorie-counters, and even vegetarians and the gluten-averse get a look in with their own dedicated listings. Pair your picks with global wines before adding the final sweetener – a slice of sinful choc-peanut butter pie – then seal the deal with a postprandial of single malt scotch or a blackberry Champagne cocktail. Looks like this prime-adonna has made the cut.
9595 Wilshire Blvd / Beverly Hills / +1 310 859 4818 / lunch Mon-Fri, dinner daily / ocean-prime.com