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Best lunch in Beverly Hills

What's the best place for lunch in beverly hills. Not too pretentious, just really good food in a place that old friends can have a conversation.

Whatcha got?

Oh, It's on a Wednesday and a group of 4. Outside might be great.

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  1. Mako on Beverly Dr. is open for lunch Wednesday through Friday. It is located across the street from Ruth's Chris. A few outdoor tables available. Food is excellent... just search the board. Or, even more casual, further down the street is Urth Cafe which serves up some decent lunch items, dessert, smoothies, coffee drinks, etc. Plenty of outdoor seating. Barney's Greengrass is supposed to be good but, I haven't had good food and its super snotty. Located on the top floor inside Barney's NY department store. There is some outdoor seating on the balcony.
    Good luck with your search.

    1. Il Pastaio is really nice, esp for a good glass of wine w/ lunch

      A Cow Jumped Over the Moon on Rodeo is cute and good food--good place to catch up.

      Michel Richard on Robertson

      Mako

      Spago (for high end and nice patio)

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      1. re: Emme

        I second to MICHEL RICHARD! Warm salmon salad is my favorite!

        1. re: Emme

          I second A Cow Jumped Over the Moon. It is definitely a great place for leisurely conversation (quiet, no pressure to hurry up or leave) and good food without pretension. If you do go there, note that the sandwiches and savory crepes come with a salad, something not on the menu, but makes the prices make a lot more sense :).

          1. re: Emme

            I think we're gonna go with Michel Richard.

            Thanks for that.

          2. Grill on the Alley $$$
            Spago $$$$
            Mako $$

            1. As an added bonus to all of the above, here goes the WORST lunch (or dinner) in BH:

              Beverly Wilshire Hotel - The BLVD
              9500 Wilshire Blvd.
              Beverly Hills, CA 90212

              Stay away!!!

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              1. re: RicRios

                but right around the corner there, they have one of the best dinners in town at least as of a year and half ago, at cut.

                1. re: kevin

                  And across the street is Hiro Urasawa...
                  Yeah, Geography is a tricky science.

              2. I love Nate n' Al's on 414 N. Beverly Drive. Good Deli.

                1. keep in mind for next time:

                  patio at barney greengrass
                  frida on beverly drive