Since Lawry's The Prime Rib specializes in prime rib, come with a hearty appetite. Seat yourself in the elegant dining room complete with polished mahogany and art decorated walls. Choose from the different cuts of prime rib available. Go for the Diamond Jim Brady cut—all prime rib dinners are served with salad, mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, fresh whipped cream, horseradish, and a choice of vegetable. Make sure you arrive in formals.
Wolfgang Puck's Beverly Hills institution is the place to be. Like all of the celebrity chef's ventures, the atmosphere at Spago Beverly Hills emphasizes that delicious food can be fun. The luxurious and intimate setting at this restaurant makes it perfect for an intimate meal and especially for special occasions. The wine and cocktail lists are comprehensive and provide the perfect accompaniments to your rich food.
Still commonly known as the "Rainbow Room," this fabled Sunset Strip institution continues to deliver a good time with live rock shows, fun finger food and late-night dining. The roomy interiors consist of a dining room, several bars, upstairs dance floor and patio decorated with kitschy rock 'n' roll memorabilia, Christmas lights, burgundy leather booths and even a vintage arcade game. The food offered is an Italian-American fusion of popular munchies such as pizza, sandwiches, steaks and a diverse vegetarian selection. Keep in mind that it is possible to reserve special seating above the stage.
Bottega Louie brings European panache to the streets of LA with a delicious contemporary Italian menu. Opt for the Farmers Market Breakfast at their weekend brunch, a platter of poached eggs, vegetables and parmesan, or relish small plates of raspberry beignets or portobello fries. Complement your meal with something from their extensive beverage list; flavored soda, beer, juices, lattes or heady cocktails to name a few. The sprawling high-beamed space is decorated with crisp white walls and marble counter tops for a classy, East Coast feel, and exudes an understated elegance. Head to the deli for food to go, as well as inspiration to experiment in your own kitchen.
Porto's Bakery is a family owned bakery and sandwich shop that extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. Don't let the long lines phase you, they move quickly and the service is friendly and fast. There is a wide selection of bakery items, including breads, cookies, cakes and any pastries you can dream of. There are also amazing sandwiches, both traditional Californian and Cuban sandwiches. Everything is moderately priced and delicious!
The flagship of this charming chain looks and feels as good as ever. Designated as a State Point of Historical Interest, this is the first Bob's Big Boy! Take a moment to admire the huge Big Boy statue before you head inside this child-friendly spot. Enjoy classic American diner food that feels like the type of dishes Fonzie would approve of. There is even car-hop service on the weekends. Friday night brings loads of car enthusiasts showing off their hotrods.
Popular with the entertainment industry and general public since opening in 1956, this restaurant offers casual elegance. Diners slide into comfortable red booths with crisp white linen. Caricatures and drawings of Hollywood figures line the walls. A place for all ages, the owners like to tell you that they are welcoming their third generation of customers. Though there is not a separate children's menu, kids are welcome anytime. The Veal Piccata, Whitefish and the legendary Chopped Salad are excellent choices. Valet parking is available.
Porta Via may be well-hidden from outsiders, but that doesn't stop customers pouring into this breakfast haven. Scones, muffins, biscotti, cookies, salads, burgers and similar eats are available from morning till late. Seat yourself at one of the marble tables for a chat over breakfast or lunch. There is always a rush at meal-times, however, so arrive accordingly.
Upscale, exquisite and truly amazing, Wally's Beverly Hills has earned the reputation as being of the of the most exciting places in the neighborhood. The captivating interior decor, coupled with warm, welcoming vibes and a friendly atmosphere sets this place a step ahead of its competitors. Known for its wine, this bar boasts a splendid selection of popular varietals form around the world as well as a number of exquisite American wines. Apart from wine, also available are a fabulous collection of rare spirits and succinct craft beer. While you would expect the drinks here to be impressive, the flavorful food might be a surprise. Largely consisting of French-inspired dishes like Bouillabaisse and Amuse Bouche, each item om the menu never fails to be an absolutely palate-pleasing affair.
Gourmet magazine once wrote that Pastaio's cuisine is "a taste of heaven on earth". To find out whether this statement holds any water, try the prosciutto, polenta or the zucchini soufflé. There is a six-course tasting menu for those who want to try a range of dishes. The wine list is extensive and drinks by the glass are affordable. If you step in as a food critic, chances are you might end up leaving as a fan.
Xi'an is a contemporary Chinese eatery where you are sure to be blown away by the healthiest Chinese that you have ever had. The owners believe in choosing the freshest and the best of most ingredients and they also follow the 'American Heart Association Guideline' for a number of dishes on their menu. Apart from their dishes being healthy and guilt-free, they are deliciously non-greasy and irresistible. With a number of vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes Xi'an also undertakes catering, delivery and take out orders. Check website for further inquiries.
Caffe Roma is a devoted Italian eatery which features carefully put together contemporary and classic Italian dishes. Their menu features flavors from the Northern region of Italy including pastas, pizzas among others. Enjoy dining in the patio area if the weather permits and dance while you sip on some Italian classic beverages. They also offer Italian tapas which can be vouched for at this away-from-hustle-bustle venue. You can get your next event of up to 300 guests arranged for here. Visit website to have a look at the menu.