Wednesday, August 17, 2022

9 Best Restaurants in Beverly Hills for Lunch


Planning to eat out in Beverly Hills? Here are some great options you should consider.

No matter what kind of a local or visitor you are in the beautiful City of Angels, there’s no way you won’t end up at some point in Beverly Hills. As iconic as it is, even those who want to avoid the rich crowd will still find themselves in the area for some reason or another. In many cases, you might even want to willingly go there, especially if you want to try a different dining experience.

Because no matter how touristy and intimidating the 90210 may be, the fact remains that it’s home to a lot of great places to eat in. Not all of them might be well within your budget but since there are tons of options available, you can definitely find something that suits your taste and wallet.

Planning a trip to what is possibly the most famous neighborhood in the planet for some fancy meal? Here are a few great restaurants that you should consider making reservations for:

1. Sotto

Location: 9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

There are lots of things about Sotto that one won’t understand if they don’t bother giving it a shot. For one, it has a relatively odd location. Two, it’s opening was super hyped. It’s also one of the many Italian restaurants in the area, so why bother, right?

Wrong. Sotto offers Southern Italian fare that will offer you a lot of options that you most probably haven’t sampled much before. Their food and service are also consistent so it’s definitely worth revisiting.

What to Eat

  • Chicken Liver Ragu
  • Cannoli Siciliani
  • Chickpea Panelle
  • Grilled Pork Meatballs
  • Spicy Clams
  • Guanciale Pizza

2. Tempura Endo 

Location: 9777 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Willing to splurge on something authentic? Then check out Tempura Endo. This exclusive eatery offers real-deal tempura since it especially hails from Kyoto. Its omakase dining offers a really unique experience, especially since space is so tiny that it will feel like an intimate affair.

What to Eat

  • Omakase menu
  • Sea Urchin
  • Scallop with Caviar
  • Abalone with Cheddar

3. Cut

Location: 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

The moment you step inside Cut, you’ll know that they mean business since space is office-themed and all. We might kid about this but not about this spot’s food. Being Wolfgang Puck’s alternative offering to the rich and famous of Beverly Hills, you can be sure that it won’t disappoint. This sleek, modern steakhouse could really be the best place for you to try, especially if you’re after a celebrity sighting or two.

What to Eat

  • Japanese Wagyu
  • Bone Marrow Flan

4. Maude

Location: 212 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Ask around and you’ll get a wide range of different opinions about Maude. All of it will express how great and interesting the place is, but you’ll be hard pressed to find a single word to describe the dining experience there.

Maude is largely different from most restaurants because of its highly curated menu that changes quarterly so there’s always something new to try there. They used to have monthly menus based on a single ingredient but nowadays they’re offering quarterly menus based on a specific wine region. It can really pique one’s curiosity which might also explain why it’s very tough to get a table here.

What to Eat

  • Recommended wine pairings
  • Foraging with Francis Paniego (Wild Mushroom, Juniper, Pine)
  • Mahogany Clams (Garlic, Bell Pepper, Valencia Orange)

5. Nate ‘n Al 

Location: 414 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

This deli, Nate ‘n Al, might not exactly be a swanky option for some posh Beverly Hills dining but it’s one of those places that everyone will recommend to you so you better just go. Being an institution in the area, it’s no surprise that this eatery is so popular. It’s also hailed as a comfort food nirvana so it can definitely be a great place to grab a bite when you happened to be in the area.

What to Eat

  • Nate ‘N Al
  • Bagel and Lox
  • Corned Beef Sandwich
  • Brisket

6. Matsuhisa

Location: 129 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

One of the best descriptions of this world-class restaurant is that it’s a classic sushi joint that ‘feels uniquely LA’. Matsuhisa can be because it offers great sushi in a sushi-filled city but is less flashy compared to its sister restaurant located in Malibu.

Whatever the case is, it offers really amazing food. Their original dishes have spawned copycats around the world, so with that alone, many are already convinced to call for a table right away.

What to Eat

  • Yellowtail Jalapeno
  • Miso Black Cod
  • Wagyu Dumplings
  • Sashimi Tacos
  • Omakase

7. Wally’s

Location: 447 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Wally’s is practically Beverly Hills’ favorite wine spot. They have a wide selection in store that even the most serious wine lovers go there. Paired with its great cheese counter and good food, it shouldn’t be surprising that they draw in a lot of people. This gives it a reputation to be a bit scene-y, but if you can live with that for some good wine, then, don’t hesitate to spend time here.

What to Eat

  • Carbonara Pizzeta
  • Charred Octopus
  • Your choice of wine
  • Cheese

8. Spago

Location: 176 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

A cut may have won the hearts of carnivores in 90210 but Spago continues to reign supreme in the area. Best known as Wolfgang Puck’s flagship restaurant in this posh locale, it’s exactly what a lot of people have in mind when they’re out to spend a good amount of money at a restaurant.

Being an institution in Beverly Hills, it might actually have set the bar high for a lot of diners. The food is good, there’s a solid wine selection, there are various spaces for different kinds of diners, and the famous chef can be seen roaming around on some nights.

What to Eat

  • Jidori Chicken
  • California tasting menu
  • Spanish Octopus
  • Colorado Lamb Rack

9. The Grill on the Alley 

Location: 9560 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Another classic eatery that you shouldn’t miss in Beverly Hills is The Grill on the Alley. Casually referred to as ‘The Grill’, this restaurant feels more like it belongs in New York but it works exactly where it is which is possibly why it has been around for nearly four decades now. Once you get a bite of its tasty comfort food, however, you’ll understand why it’s a big hit among the locals.

What to Eat

  • Signature Cobb Salad
  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Rice Pudding
  • Key Lime Pie

Don’t like the restaurants listed? No worries, check out these 11 Best Restaurants in Westwood

John Diep
John Diep
Founder, Editor-In-Chief // A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, ICANN, and Raytheon. A mentor at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Entrepreneur School, Dr. David Choi. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; and invested in some. // Let's Connect:


More like this

Best Time To Hire Is Now: How To Hire During an Economic Downturn

Only a few years ago, recessions appeared to strike...

GR0 is The Fastest Growing Digital Marketing Agency in the US Amidst The Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the global...

How to Evaluate Interview Candidates for a Successful Hire

Making a successful hire is important for any business....