The Beverly Hills zip code—nine-oh-two-one-oh—conjures images of opulence, sophistication, and exclusivity, akin to the smooth taste of buttery whisky over ice or the effortless elegance of a satin glove slipping off immaculately manicured nails. It’s a place where dreams come alive, where Julia Roberts famously proclaimed “big mistake—huge” in Pretty Woman, and where the allure of high-end shopping and celebrity sightings intertwine seamlessly.
Long before the glitz and glam of early Hollywood stars like Charlie Chaplin and Rudolph Valentino adorned its streets, Beverly Hills held a sacred significance for the native Tongva people, with streams flowing through its canyons. Today, amidst the challenges brought on by COVID and retail theft, Beverly Hills is undergoing a revitalization, welcoming a wave of new dining establishments, hotels, and luxury retailers.
At the forefront of this renaissance is the Maybourne Beverly Hills, the first North American property by British luxury hotel operator Maybourne. Nestled amidst the palm trees and hummingbird-filled gardens of Beverly Cañon Gardens, this contemporary oasis offers a serene escape from the bustling city streets. From LA-inspired artworks to lavish facial treatments by Dr. Barbara Sturm, every detail exudes sophistication and style, inviting guests to indulge in the ultimate luxury experience.
Meanwhile, New York icons like Dante and Cipriani have made their mark on the Beverly Hills dining scene, bringing Mediterranean-Italian flavors and world-class cocktails to the rooftop of The Maybourne. Perched high above the city streets, these culinary hotspots offer panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills, creating the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable dining experience.
For those seeking a truly exclusive culinary adventure, Sushi Note Omakase beckons with its underground location and exquisite 20-course tasting menu. Located within a Rodeo Drive shopping mall’s underground garage, this hidden gem offers a modern twist on traditional Japanese cuisine, showcasing the freshest seasonal ingredients in a series of meticulously crafted dishes.
But perhaps the true essence of Beverly Hills dining can be found at Espelette, nestled within the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. With its minimalist decor and focus on local, seasonal ingredients, this coastal Mediterranean gem offers a taste of classic elegance in every bite. From the succulent wood-grilled Dover sole to the decadent tuna tartare, every dish is a celebration of culinary excellence and old-school glamour, inviting guests to savor the flavors of the Mediterranean in the heart of Beverly Hills.
And let’s not forget La Dolce Vita, a Sinatra-favorite haunt that has been serving up timeless Italian classics since the 1960s. From the showstopping bone-in veal parmigiana to LA’s best martini, every dish is a testament to the restaurant’s commitment to quality and tradition, transporting diners back to a bygone era of old-school glamour and sophistication.
So whether you’re indulging in afternoon tea at The Maybourne or savoring a traditional Dover sole at Espelette, Beverly Hills invites you to experience the epitome of luxury living, where every moment is an elegant celebration of the finer things in life.