Cheap Eats in Beverly Hills...
Does anyone know a few good places to eat lunch and early dinner in Beverly Hills? I just got a job on Wilshire between Robertson and Doheny, and like places within walking distance that I can have good food that does not break the bank. TIA for any help.
Bristol Farms on Beverly Blvd. and Doheny have prepared salads,soups, sushi and sandwiches. Some things are better than others, but the variety is good and it's relatively quick.
this is my 'hood!
Al Gelato is good- cash only, huge portions, split with someone, sweet red sauce pasta, HUGE meatball, good sandwiches. Robertson, 2 blocks south of Wilshire
Cafe Flore- I just commented on elsewhere on the board, maybe my fav. French, sandwiches, salads, GREAT FRIES. Robertson, 1 block south of Wilshire
Il Buco- good italian from Giacommino Drago- newer side is all sandwiches, bigger side has great pizzas, pastas, salads. Robertson 1st block NORTH of wilshire
Breadbar on 3rd is great, but a longer walk- 2 blocks east of Robertson
Michel Richard on Robertson 1 block North of Burton Way
Kate Mantilini- pretty good, but expensive comfort food, full of agents and industry people. Corner of Doheny and wilshire.
in a pinch- asakuma sushi delivery(or pick-up or eat in)- bento boxes for $11. robertson, 1 block s of wilshire
I can probably also think of about 10 good delivery options for lunch......we have a file in the office.....
I picked up dinner from Cafe Flore at least half a dozen times, The food is great and they are on my way home. I don't know if they deliver but try their Chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese and Basil... It is out of this world. Look their web site on city serach, they have their menu on their site.
Hood? Well, OK, I happen to be doing some recreational slumming within your hood, 90210, just yesterday and found a place over on Roxbury. I did not eat at this place but maybe you can offer some advice for when I next patronize the area. The only reason I did not eat there was because yesterday I stopped at Pioneer Chicken on Olympic and had five big wings and a few jalapenos. That combo made me very happy and I was stuffed. That Pioneer Chicken place was just re-painted and has new tables and chairs inside also -- nice. That’s what I did before heading deep into your hood. Once I was walking on Roxbury I noticed an old Pharmacy from the sidewalk which had a gift section. I went inside and then, WOW!, I found a long curved lunch counter with about twenty stools and a few tables in the back. I spoke with the counter person and she told me they have good burgers and the best shakes in town. I really liked the ambiance of this little place and the prices on the menu were reasonable. I want to go back to just to sit at the counter even if it is to only have a shake because this place is from a time long gone-by. I was told they are open for breakfast and lunch and close at 5:00. Have you been to Mickey Fine?
Mickey Fine Pharmacy
433 N Roxbury Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210-5090
Phone: (310) 271-6123
5970 West Olympic Blvd
We used to go there when I was a kidlet. They have decent omelettes, cinnamon toast, and oatmeal. My grandmother used to get their Brisket Dip sandwich or one of the melts. I like now that they have healthy option plates (if I don't get an egg white omelette). FWIR, they had good tapioca and bread pudding too (can't eat these anymore). None of the fare is earth-shattering or necessarily destination making, but it's good enough if you're in the area and want breakfast or lunch.
I don't know what you consider cheap but I work in this area and my co-workers and I are constantly struggling to find something that doesn't break our banks and is relatively healthy.
I certainly don't think a $10 sandwich or an $11 bento box is cheap so I think I'm barking up the wrong tree in the wrong neighborhood. I do venture down to Champs Elysess (on Robertson south of Wilshire) from time to time and they have great sandwiches with fries for about $7/$8.
I definitely wouldn't recommend Asakuma as I had some of the worst sushi of my life there.
Oftentimes when I'm looking for a good cheap lunch I hop in my car and cruise Pico looking for a taco truck/fruit cart.