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Jul 2, 2014 01:09 PM

Fun upbeat restaurants in Beverly Hills?

Visiting BH without a car, so looking for cool places we can walk or take hotel car. Prefer vibrant scene ... or may travel further for a really cool scene elsewhere. Thx!

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  1. Presuming you mean dinner, not lunch. What do you want in the way of food? Is there a budget? Mastros, esp the Penthouse, is a really good scene if you're an older guy or a younger female (IMHO),but the food is pricey and nothing other than typical upscale steakhouse fare. Bouchon also presents a fun scene and good food. Villa Blanca is a pretty crappy restaurant, but the people watching is excellent. Try to define more about what you are looking for in terms of a "scene" or what you want in the way of eats and drinks. There are plenty of additional options. Also, where in BH is your base?

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    1. re: Wayno

      funny comment re mastros--true true.

      bazaar is a scene and expensive

      always dan tana's pretty close


      1. re: Wayno

        Good list although I've never considered Bouchon as a "fun scene".

        1. re: TailbackU

          You....I wondered about the Bouchon reference too. Maybe I just haven't been there at the right times....and i"m not necessarily looking for a fun scene...but I think I'd recognize it if I saw it. Never have seen it there...

      2. Check out il Fico (you'll "score" if you eat there! - g).

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        1. re: Servorg

          Il Fico is pretty good.

          I would go:

          Dan Tanas
          Spago - Do the bar menu and sit near the patio
          Nic's Martini Bar - food is ok but the scene is fun

        2. This may be "BH Adjacent" but the SLS hotel, where Bazaar is, has a very "scenic" bar at night.