I had lunch at Frieda today and in my opinion, it has gone downhill, although I never thought it was wonderful to begin with.
That said, I always enjoyed the 5-mole tasting plate but today it just didn't stand up. The sauces were okay, but the shredded chicken upon which they were to be presented wasn't there, other than a few shreds under each sauce. Just a plate of five sauces and beans and rice. I will wait for a while to see whether it improves, changes or closes.
La Serenata on Pico may not be in BH nor as polished but to my taste, the food is more authentic and far superior.
Los Angeles isn't like other cities geographically--everything is contiguous and the borders are invisible. Beverly HIlls is a fairly small town bordered by West Hollywood on the northeast, Century City on the west, and Los Angeles everywhere else. So, unless you are carless and need to stay within the triangle that is the busines area, there is no reason to limit your restaurant choices to Beverly Hills.
il tramezzino, momed, frieda's, nate 'n al's, cabbage patch, and for some reason I'm blanking on the little Italian place that has been around forever...plus a new Mexican food restaurant that got reviewed just very recently that sounded good, but we've not been that I also can't recall the name of.
ADD: Da Pasquale's was the Italian place I was trying to remember...
ADD 2: Taberna is the name of the new Mexican place and the CH mention is here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/802277
Nate 'n Al's Deli & Restaurant
414 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
236 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
214 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA
460 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Da Pasquale Restaurent
9749 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
233 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
369 N Bedford Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210