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Jul 31, 2009 04:50 PM

hip chic lunch in hollywood/beverly hills on monday?

looking for a cool place to have a nice girls lunch, thanks for your help!

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  1. Mozza is really trendy

    And there is always Spago or The Ivy, food at the Ivy not that great though

    1. Hollywood & BH are large areas with tons of restaurants. it's rather difficult to help if we don't have any guidelines about your budget or cuisine preferences...

      1. The Blvd in the Beverly Wilshire has a new chef, and typically fabulous Four Seasons service.
        The Farm of Beverly Hills is classic.
        Villa Blanca is new and supposed to be gorgeous.
        Tanzore is a nice Indian place.

        Don't know if you mean Hollywood, which is a little further east or West Hollywood, which has more to choose from, IMO.

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        1. re: Phurstluv

          Villa Blanca is awful. The patio at Polo Lounge is nice.

          1. re: BSW6490

            "villa blanca is awful"

            I totally agree however the black cod is better than most restaurants I've ordered from....I have to give them that.
            The service sucks, as I've said, but people continue to go because they see the crowds on the patio..

        2. Do you mean Hollywood or do you mean Beverly Hills?
          If you want to stay in Beverly HIlls there is a restaurant, approximately 3 months old, called Villa Blanca....right in the middle of Beverly HIlls on the corner of Brighton/Camden.
          If you love a relaxed atmosphere in a beautiful setting with beautiful servers (seriously gorgeous) and a chef who knows how to prepare wonderful fish dishes this is a good spot.
          There's lots of attitude with good food although inconsistent service. I've been twice, had the black cod with miso both times (excellent) , but had different types of service each time.
          The Ivy on Robertson is a place to see and be seen. Forget the Ivy on the Shore, it's not as appealing and the food is not as good. If you're going to the Ivy on Robertson, eat outside. It's comfortable and intimate with a garden setting. Some people enjoy the people watching. They make me a turkey burger and wonderful raspberry pie. One of the best martinis in town.
          Of course there's Spago...wonderful food, impeccable service with a very high energy lunch crowd.

          1. Try Mr. Chow or Crustacean in BH.

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            1. re: Phurstluv

              really? people still go to Crustacean?

              Mr. Chow, definitely.

              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                Oh, come'on, ghg it's not that bad. My mom just loved it, so what she's not a foodie/hipster and lives in FLA. We had a wonderful time, and I would go back, if it were just to please her!!

                1. re: Phurstluv

                  I think the operative words were "chic" and "cool."

                  1. re: wutzizname

                    Oooo, that hurts! Again, Mom at 73+ y.o. could give a fig's tree about chic or cool. I'm just trying to rec someplace I've been to in the OP's requested area.