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.
Castaway Restaurant, situated atop the hills of Burbank, offers an unparalleled dining experience to its guests. Rustic and elegant at once, soft and muted tones of beige, brown and grey dominate the dining hall area and the lovely floor to ceiling windows offer splendid views of the surrounding hills. Outside, a beautiful patio calls out to you to soak up some sun and treat your eyes to the panoramic views of the rest of the city. With their own dry-aging room and the dedication to serve you the highest quality beef, the menu has been crafted by Chef Perry Pollaci and are sure to engage all your senses at once. An extensive and elaborate wine list that includes more than 150 wines imported from different parts of the world will please the wine lover in you. An ideal place whether it be a romantic meal with your loved one or celebration of an event, Castaway Restaurant does not disappoint.
This great neighborhood spot offers a relaxed environment and delicious food. No wonder the owners have opened three more locations in neighborhoods all around town. The well-prepared specialties, such as Chicken Tikka and Tandoori Chicken are always a treat. The prices are easy to deal with and the staff is friendly and will make you want to return again and again. Beer and wine are served, as are several traditional Indian desserts.
Located inside the Beverly Hills Hotel, this long-time favorite of the 90210 crowd (the city, not the show) is a great place to people watch. Celebrities and other well-heeled people hang out here and enjoy its rich atmosphere. The room inside is lovely and tasteful, and the outside patio is tree lined and great for smokers who can't do without their fix. Not for the T-shirt set - gentlemen are required to wear jackets.
Located next to the ocean, the Strand House offers breathtaking views along with its outstanding cuisine. The sleek modern decor creates an elegant dining space, though you should make sure you reserve a table by the window so you can enjoy the beach view. The menu features contemporary American dishes created using fresh local ingredients. Complement your meal with a glass of wine from their impressive California wine selection. The weekend brunch is especially scrumptious.
Open since 1919, this classic restaurant was long the bastion of Hollywood industry power dining. With the look and feel of a private Men's club, Musso & Frank Grill rose to fame in the Golden Years of Hollywood, when Irving Thalberg, Clark Gable and the Marx Brothers were among its most celebrated clients. Nowadays, it is still considered the home of the finest dry martini in town. The Filet Mignon is hard to beat and the service is perfect, with just a touch of attitude. If you are not in the mood for beef, try the succulent lobster and the rich, heavy desserts.
Savor the vibrant yet mild flavors of the Mexican cuisine at Cascabel. Passionate about Latin cuisine, this restaurant serves some amazing cosal Mexican dishes. Step inside and marvel at the huge rattlesnake drawn on the wall, and rustic yet minimalistic decor. With excellent service and delicious menu, this restaurant is all set to win your heart. Enjoy the evening with some flavorsome Mexican cuisine as you catch up with your friends at Cascabel.
Fresco is a decent-sized restaurant that is chic with adequate lighting and beautiful decor. They serve authentic Italian delicacies like the Classic Salad, Fried Mozzarella, Angel Hair Pasta, Pollo Marsala and don't forget to ask the staff for the soup of the day. Pair your Italian indulgence with a glass of wine from their impressive wine list. They also have Italian draft beers. Fresco is a great place for a romantic date, as it is candle-lit by the evening. Call ahead for reservations.
Situated in North Hollywood within The Garland, The Front Yard puts Los Angeles' eclectic culinary culture on a plate. Everything about this place is reminiscent of a breezy Californian vibe, with elemental colors dominating the decor. An outdoor patio with comfortable white chairs and an open, carefree aura celebrates the Golden State's spirit, as do the divinely crafted dishes by Chef ChrisTurano. Indoors, an intimate seating area with a warm fireplace and a stylish bar completes the setting.
Mantee derives its name from a traditional American dish, which also happens to be one of the signature dishes here. This intimate restaurant has a warm setting, perfect for a romantic meal, with an indoor and a garden dining area at the back. The menu features crunchy salads like the traditional Fattoush and Armenian Salad and cold appetizers like Hummos with Soujuk and Kebbe Naye. Choose from a variety of lunch special combos which consists of three to four dishes to make a perfect meal. Have them cater your next party, call ahead for more details.