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Best Breakfast in greater Beverly Hills area?

marcrmoeller Jan 18, 2010 03:58 PM

Any suggestions for a weekday?

  1. Jennalynn Jan 18, 2010 04:06 PM

    Can't go wrong with Nate 'n' Als.

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      coffeebrownies Jan 18, 2010 04:14 PM

      Price range/style?

      1. goodhealthgourmet Jan 18, 2010 04:27 PM

        it sort of depends on what you like to eat for breakfast...eggs? pancakes? bagels & lox?

        you can't go wrong with the nova, egg & onion scramble at Barney Greengrass!

        Barney Greengrass Restaurant
        9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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          orythedog Jan 19, 2010 02:11 PM

          I'd be OK with takeout from Barney Greengrass but the view is not enough to tempt me to eat there. Not after i saw a busboy recycling bread baskets. Indifferent service too. See my review:

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            goodhealthgourmet Jan 19, 2010 02:42 PM

            well i did specifically only recommend a single dish, but i just read your review (thanks for the link) and it makes me sad that you had such a disappointing experience. admittedly, the service does suck at times, but i've never had a problem with the food there...and as someone who was raised on Zabar's, Katz's, Carnegie, and the original BG in NYC, i know good deli.

            i'm surprised about the bialy issue - if it was missing onions, they may have [unfortunately] stopped serving Kossar's bialys, which, IMHO are the ultimate. but even if it had been from Kossar's, charging you $4.75 for it was positively ABSURD.

            i've never tried their sturgeon so i don't know if that was a fluke (no fish pun intended). but their nova, sable, whitefish and chopped liver have all been great when i've had them.

            again, serious bummer that your experience was a bust, but if, for some, reason, you ever find yourself back there (perhaps on someone else's dime...?), try the signature nova, eggs & onions. they always get it right.

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet
              orythedog Jan 20, 2010 11:34 AM

              I recently had a very positive experience at Greenblatt's Deli on Sunset.

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                goodhealthgourmet Jan 20, 2010 03:51 PM

                i've never been to Greenblatt's. i live in San Diego now, which is a deli WASTELAND...but i'll keep it in mind when i'm up in LA. thanks!

        2. ipsedixit Jan 18, 2010 04:52 PM

          The Belvedere

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            BubblyOne Jan 21, 2010 09:01 AM


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            schrutefarms Jan 18, 2010 06:06 PM

            I like the breakfast at Le Conversation. Where Weho/Bev Hills meet, on Doheny, just north of Santa Monica.

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              latindancer Jan 18, 2010 06:09 PM

              I second this recommendation.
              Just a wonderful neighborhood meeting place.

            2. Servorg Jan 18, 2010 06:30 PM

              If you'd like to try something with some history to it and still get excellent food then give the Fountain Coffee Shop at the Pink Palace (aka the Beverly Hills Hotel) a try. Fun spot.


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                maudies5 Jan 18, 2010 07:26 PM

                The Fountain is great and they have the best orange juice. The only thing off-putting is the extremely high price of parking.

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                  cjmsheng Jan 18, 2010 11:38 PM

                  Street parking--not on Crescent but on Lexington is usually available, and it's just a short walk through the cottage paths to get to the main building.

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                    Ciao Bob Jan 19, 2010 02:18 PM

                    Shhhhhhhhh! Don't tell everyone :)

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                      latindancer Jan 19, 2010 03:15 PM

                      Shhhhhh! Don't tell everyone:).


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                vinosnob Jan 19, 2010 07:54 AM

                Eggs Benedict, great coffee and muffins, etc.

                1751 Ensley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

                1. David Kahn Jan 19, 2010 03:35 PM

                  I actually like the breakfasts at Il Fornaio on Beverly. The fried eggs, salmon and potatoes dish is very good, and they have a good, interesting selection of breads and pastries. Good espresso drinks too.

                  Il Fornaio
                  301 N.Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                  1. J.L. Jan 19, 2010 03:36 PM

                    Le Pain Quotidien, on Little Santa Monica Blvd.

                    Watch the frenzied hipsters vie for a spot in queue for the (blah) cupcakes across the street at Sprinkles.

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                      marilees Jan 21, 2010 08:19 AM

                      For something more casual, try Urth Caffe or Doughboys on 3rd

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                        degustateur Jan 21, 2010 09:29 AM

                        Best breakfast in or around Beverly Hills? Easy answer. John O’Groats. Love their crab cake eggs benedict, Creole style eggs and the salmon hash. Super duper pancakes, especially the lemon and the macadamia mango (add your favorite toppings). Specialty teas, organic coffees and delicious hot chocolate. Consistently reliable goodness and service. Same great family ownership since day one.

                        John O'Groats
                        10516 Pico Boulevard
                        West Los Angeles, CA
                        (310) 204-0692

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                          vinosnob Jan 21, 2010 10:49 AM

                          I agree on the great service, but have never been wowed by the food. I've had the "Huevos O'Groats" which was bland to say the least; omelettes are average. Maybe I need to order something else, but I'm much happier at Clementine or going a little further east to Quality.

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                            Servorg Jan 21, 2010 10:54 AM

                            Agreed for the most part. Although their pancakes are pretty darn good. And the setting is nice.

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                              vinosnob Jan 21, 2010 12:55 PM

                              Sounds like pancakes are the way to go; will try next time...

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                                happybaker Jan 21, 2010 01:20 PM

                                Their biscuits! Love their biscuits! And my husband swears by their pork chop : )

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                                  David Kahn Jan 21, 2010 05:27 PM

                                  Yep, their biscuits are the bomb. Never had anything else there that bowled me over, but the biscuits alone are worth the trip.

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                                    vinosnob Jan 22, 2010 09:00 AM

                                    I'll have to try those too. I feel that way about the biscuits at Quality...

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