Beverly Hills is a name that brings to mind images of wealth, celebrities and haute couture shopping, but what many people (locals and visitors alike) perhaps don’t realize is that the city is also a foodie destination in its own right full of great eateries. From upscale tasting menus to casual sandwich spots, here are the best restaurants in Beverly Hills right now.
The 15 Best Restaurants in Beverly Hills
This steak restaurant serves exclusively 100 percent grass-fed wagyu from New Zealand’s First Light Farms. The multi-course steak dinners are the way to go here and are surprisingly affordable as far as steak dinners go, but Matū also has a lot of options for non-meat eaters, including a beautiful wood-fired branzino.
239 S. Beverly Dr. Suite 100, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; matusteak.com
From the famous Chef Massimo Bottura of Modena, Italy comes Gucci Osteria. The restaurant’s leafy dining room sits above the flagship Gucci Store on Rodeo Drive. The menu combines new dishes from head chef Mattia Agazzi alongside classics from chef Bottura including his famous ultra-creamy Parmigiano Reggiano tortellini. Dinner is available as a tasting menu, although an a la carte menu is available for lunch.
347 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; gucciosteria.com/beverlyhills
Run by the Umbrella Hospitality Group, Ella brings a fun, all-day restaurant to the first floor of SIXTY Beverly Hills. Executive Chef Brian Min’s dinner menu is largely Italian combined with Asian flavors and sensibilities, and of course, the cocktail game is strong (try the highly refreshing Cactus Prick made with mezcal, cucumber, pineapple, avocado, ginger and lime). During the day, find breakfast classics like chilaquiles and lemon-ricotta pancake, along with burgers and sandwiches for lunch.
9360 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; ellabeverlyhills.com
Another one for meat lovers, Yazawa is a yakiniku specialist serving various cuts of Japanese wagyu to be grilled at the table. The omakase options are a splurge (they start at $110 per person), but there are a la carte options and the garlic wagyu rice is not to be missed. Yazawa also operates a sister restaurant focusing on shabu shabu and sukiyaki, called IMA, right next door.
9669 S. Santa Monica Blvd. #2, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; yazawameat.us
Yasu is a traditional, omakase sushi bar hidden on a quieter part of Robertson Blvd. Chef Yasu Ouchi found acclaim with the first Yasu in Toronto, which was Canada’s first omakase sushi bar, and he opened his second location in Beverly Hills in 2019. There is only one option on the menu, a 17-course chef’s choice omakase menu based on the freshest fish that day.
265 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; yasubeverlyhills.com
With just 24 seats, Maude is an intimate dining experience that showcases Chef Curtis Stone’s culinary skills at their finest. Maude offers a seasonal, nine-course tasting menu that focuses on California ingredients (think: crab with citrus and apple or pasta with egg yolk jam, black truffle and chicken jus). At $215 per person, a dinner at Maude is a splurge, but one worthy of your next special occasion celebration.
212 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; mauderestaurant.com
Celebrated Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten now has a California outpost at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, and the elegant restaurant does not disappoint. Though there is an a la carte menu offering everything from gruyère cheeseburger to sea urchin with caviar, for the first timers the best bet is to opt for the seasonal tasting menu.
9850 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; jean-georges.com/restaurants
Kazan is a Japanese noodle shop unlike any other in Los Angeles, and their handmade noodles have earned them a Michelin Bib Gourmand award. The bowls are certainly not cheap compared to other ramen or soba shops in town (Kazan’s bowls start at $30), but their unique creations like the Lamb in Lava with New Zealand lamb chops, or the thick soba noodles in a creamy, truffle broth are well worth the cost.
111 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; kazanbeverlyhills.com
9. Il Pastaio
There are a number of old-school, neighborhood Italian restaurants in Beverly Hills, but Giacomino Drago’s Il Pastaio has been one of the most popular for over two decades. Like the name suggests, it’s all about the pasta here, like the linguine served with half of a lobster and crab meat, or the agnolotti with cheese fondue with truffle sauce.
400 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; ilpastaiobeverlyhill.com
Chef Joshua Gil’s modern Mexican restaurant boasts beautiful indoor and outdoor dining spaces, vibrant food and fun cocktails, making Mirame one of the best places to eat in the heart of Beverly Hills. They also have their own coffee sourced from Mexico, which goes nicely with mezcal flan for dessert.
419 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; mirame.la
11. Nate ‘n Al’s
The fate of this landmark Jewish deli was uncertain a couple of years ago, but thankfully a new ownership meant that the 77-year old restaurant could keep going. The casual, classic deli experience is one that’s hard to find just two blocks off Rodeo Drive, but that’s exactly what you get at Nate n’ Als with its extensive, all-day breakfast menu, pastrami sandwiches and smoked fish.
414 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; natenals.com
Chef Helene An started her family's restaurant legacy with garlic crab and garlic noodles back in 1971 in San Francisco. She opened Crustacean in Beverly Hills in 1995 and the restaurant is still going strong, adding new items that appeal to diners’ sensibilities over time—though the garlic crab and noodles are still the stars of the show. The bar side recently received a refresh and a new name, Anna May Bar, as an ode to Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American movie star.
468 N. Bedford Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; crustaceanbh.com
13. Heroic Italian
For a more casual stop in Beverly Hills, Heroic Italian dishes out some of the city’s best sandwiches. The most popular hero is the OMG sandwich filled with prosciutto, mortadella, spicy salami, black truffle mayo, roasted artichoke spread and much more. Sandwiches aside, Heroic also serves up some solid pastas made in-house.
8484 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; heroicitalian.com
This Parisian-style cafe in Beverly Hills has become popular for their fun tea service, putting their own spin on afternoon tea in a gorgeous dining room with art deco touches. Afternoon tea aside, Velverie also offers brunch with dishes like croque madame and creme brulée French toast, as well as larger entrees like steak frites.
9737 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; velverie.com
15. La Ong
This relative newcomer brings a modern Thai option in a cozy dining room that borders between casual and upscale. The menu is a twist on the chef’s family recipes, from the usual suspects like pad thai to more unique dishes like sea bass in a Southern Thai curry. The Thai-style crispy pork belly, which is just called chicharron on the menu, is one of the most popular dishes and after one bite of the succulent meat, it’s not hard to see why.
9632 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; laongbh.com