Beverly Hills Business Dinner
Where can I go in BH for a good business dinner. I'm looking for service, atmosphere (not too loud, attractive clientelle), good menu and wine list, won't max out my expense account, possible star sighting.
There is always the Polo Lounge at the Pink Palace (also known as the Beverly Hills Hotel) on Sunset Blvd.
There's Enoteca Drago. Can't comment on star sightings but the food, service and atmosphere work, also not too pricey. Check out their website for photos and menu
Your best bet for celeb sitings would be The Ivy on Robertson, but it's expensive and the food overrated, in my opinion. Slightly east of there, you might consider Locanda Veneta or Chaya Brasserie near Cedars Sinai.
Obviously, there's Spago, too, but it's definitely expensive. It depends how big your expense account is. The Grill on the Alley is good American fare and meets your criteria, but it also can be expensive.
Enoteca Drago meets all your criteria, but celebs. I've never seen one there. However, service can be dodgy.
I second the Polo Lounge... first rate with alot of style. The whole experience is very BH. The storied location, historic architecture, the interior decor, the food, the service, and the clientelle (but can tend to be on the older side if that's an issue). I've only been twice, but was very pleased and practically everyone in there looks like a star - or at least wants to be. Don't know if the bill will KO your expense account, though.
The patio at Orso is very pretty and I always see big time celebrities there (Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Aniston, etc.). Prices are more reasonable than a lot of other places, and quite good too. I think it might be in an L.A. zip code if that matters, but it's practically in BH.