Dining For One in Beverly Hills
I have a last-minute, solo trip to Beverly Hills next week for three nights and four days and am looking for good places that are comfortable for dining for one. Particularly places that serve the full menu at the bar (this applies more to dinner and lunch than breakfast).
I am looking for good ambience and excellent food. Upscale is fine. Pricey is fine. Casual is fine. (I am flexible.) Mainly just looking to try some of the better places in the area without having to leave Beverly Hills.
I am considering:
Nate & Al's
Thanks for your help!!
For a great counter and breakfast for one I have 3 suggestions. First is The Fountain http://www.beverlyhillshotel.com/the-fountain-coffee-room at the Pink Lady (the Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunset). Unique setting and excellent food. Second is the counter at Kate Mantilini's http://katemantilinirestaurant.com/ for breakfast. They have an open kitchen, so the viewing is good as you sip your orange juice. Finally, not exactly in Beverly Hills, but very close by I love the breakfasts at John O'Groats. Wonderful pancakes, along with lots of other great egg dishes and creative fare. http://www.ogroatsrestaurant.com/west...
Bouchon has a beautiful bar, and will provide excellent service, not sure why first poster would skip it, the patio is also lovely at lunch.
Not sure where you are staying, or how long a walk it may be, but across from the century city mall is Smith House Tap & Grill. Great bar to eat at, lots of food choices, excellent burgers, lots of different beers & ales on tap, as well as full bar, I believe ( only have gotten beer there myself).
+1 on Red Medicine. I ate solo at the bar, which does serve the full menu, and it was great. I had the "uni congee" (heirloom rice porridge with the sea urchin add-on). That was a full meal on its own!
Aside from Sushi Sushi, the other sushi place I hear recommended a lot in BH is Kiyokawa. I haven't been to either place, but both have good reps.
WIll you have a car, teresaalee? I also ate solo at Animal (should be easy to get to next week when the foie gras ban is finally in effect) and Hatfield's recently. Both served full menus at the bar, but they're outside BH.
Century City is not too far away either. Lots of dining choices in the mall, maybe not all Chow-worthy, but convenient.
I have been to both several times. Kiyokaw is not nearly as good as Sushi Sushi. Another fun solo spot is Eveleigh on Sunset just west of Sunset Plaza. Active bar and communal tables. Good music and drinks and a creative small plate menu. Not the food adventure of Red Medicine, but a fun solo scene.