2 nights in LA on an expense account...
Will be in LA at the end of the month and am looking for some restaurant recs. We are 30~somethings from Vancouver looking for great food, good service, fantastic atmosphere and more. We've done: AOC Wine Bar, Matsuhisa, Koi, Giorgio Baldi, Spago, Lucques and many more in the past. Love great Japanese but aren't limited to that. Will travel for a peak food experience, but would love to stay close to our hotel in Beverly Hills. Suggestions appreciated!
urasawa for sushi/japanese
cut for steak
conveniently, they're both smack dab in the heart of beverly hills.
definitely call ASAP for a reservation at cut, they book up ridiculously far in advance.
218 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212
concur on these two.
bin 8945 for the 11 course tasting menu.
providence for the tasting menu-regular and/or dessert- or do cut followed by providence's dessert tm
if you want a trendier experience, perhaps somewhere like asia de cuba.
and please, please don't go to crustacean.
Crustacean is really not very good. The restaurant is pretty and the bar area is fine for a drink but there is far better food to be found in countless other places, especially given the price point. I think Bandorap would be much better off eating at Providence, Mozza or Grace. In BH, Mako is a great choice.
On an expense account in LA, staying in BH. Hmmm . . .
Urusawa is a GREAT recommendation. In BH, Spago is also worth the visit, especially for the tasting menu.
Do NOT do Crustacean. It was good maybe 15 years ago, now it's only got its scene and history to go on. Not worth the money. If you want to eat in BH, do Urusawa or Spago.
Personally, I'd venture out of BH and go to Providence, on Melrose about 4 miles east of BH.
You also might want to check out Bastide, which just re-opened after a revamp, and which has been getting good reviews. Here's a link to a recent thread: