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Beverly Hills Restaurants

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Bouchon
235 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills
Thomas Keller's Bouchon is universally adored, both for the food (non-stuffy authentic French cuisine including great moules frites) and the central location in Beverly Hills overlooking a garden. The high-ceiling, tiled floors, and gilded details of the dining room have a sort of transformative effect, which is particularly fitting for special occasions. Same goes for the private room options: There's Escoffier Room which can seat 20, the Champagne Salon for more intimate gatherings, and the option of renting out the entire space.
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Ladurée
311 N Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills
Thanks to loads of press and a swift global expansion in 2005, the Ladurée celadon green is almost as iconic as Tiffany’s robin’s egg blue, or Hermes’ orange: It all started in 1862 at 16 rue Royale, when writer Louis Ernest Ladurée opened a pastry shop. Though macaroons had been kicking around France since the 16th century, when Catherine de Medici introduced them from Italy, Ladurée’s grandson revolutionized the concept in 1930 by using a bit of ganache to create a macaron sandwich. That said, their lunch service is great, with a kid-friendly menu that adults can enjoy too. The original Ladurée is a fixture on the Champs-Elysées; in addition to this new LA location and another at The Grove, there are now outposts in New York, London, Lebanon, Japan, Sweden, Hong Kong, Brazil, and more.
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M Café de Chaya
9433 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills
This is a great place for lunch. We love the Teriyaki Brown Rice Bowl with salmon and The California Club sandwich with tempeh 'bacon' and soy-mayo. They also have a great kids menu with options like buckwheat pancakes and gluten-free quesadillas. The atmosphere is relaxed and airy. The original is in Beverly Hills, but there are also outposts in Brentwood and Hollywood. They also offer several five-day meal programs made with their signature macrobiotic, nutrient-packed foods.
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Madeo
8897 Beverly Blvd., Beverly Hills
An unassuming exterior, and below ground level space belie the reliably-delectable fare inside: Here, you’ll find the best eggplant parmesan in the city, and what is probably the most delicious linguini al pesto outside of Liguria. Their fish with red sauce is also crazy delicious. The emphasis is on classic Northern Italian dishes, all served in the charmingly clubby space—the bill is invariably steep, but the quality of the meal erases any sticker shock.
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Maude
212 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills
At his celebrated Beverly Hills restaurant Maude (which is currently one of the hardest reservations to snag in Los Angeles), Curtis Stone and his team create an elaborate tasting menu centered around one seasonal ingredient every month. So if you come in during, say, Radish Month, the veggie will be incorporated in some way into each of the nine courses. The restaurant is named after Stone’s grandmother, and is lovingly decked out with antique linens and dishes as a homage to her kitchen.
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