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Sep 12, 2013 10:52 AM

Expense Account Abuse: Lunch in BH area

Someone who is looking to run up their expense account is taking me out to lunch next week...he's staying in Century City.

I'm considering Craft. Can't think of much else - not a huge fan of Spago, and don't want to go east of La Cienega or west of 405.



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  1. Hinoki & The Bird....also in Century City. A number of places in Beverly Hills.... Bouchon, Scarpetta, Mastro......

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    1. re: perk

      hinoki and mastros are dinner only.

      scarpetta i won't return to (service issues in NYC and LA)

      bouchon is fine, but frankly no different than craft and less convenient (food different, but both big restaurants chains by celebrity chefs)

      1. re: manku

        Hinoki shows Lunch Service beginning at 11:30am

        1. re: manku

          Crustacean? BierBeisl? Polo Lounge? Wolfgang Puck at Bel Air Hotel?

        2. The Grill on the Alley

          1. Craft is great. Is Cut open for lunch?

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              1. re: wienermobile

                Yes, Craft is definitely open for lunch.

              2. Not really for expense account abuse, but of everything listed so far, BierBeisl is my favorite. Great charcuterie plate. If you want to run up the tab, just order some wine.

                1. The food at Craft is absurdly good right now.