The Best Places to Eat, Stay, and Play in Beverly Hills, LA's Most Luxurious Neighborhood
As a bustling, modern destination, 90210 has become one of the most posh neighborhoods in the United States.
In many ways, Beverly Hills recalls Old Hollywood glamor and exclusivity, but it's also ushering in a new era. The 90210 has maintained its status as one of the world's most luxurious cities - yes, Beverly Hills is its own 5.71-square-mile city surrounded almost entirely by Los Angeles - but it's also becoming quite trendy. You can also visit a number of must-visit boutiques and hotels as well as buzzy new restaurants and nightclubs.
Explore the Golden Triangle, ogle the towering palm trees on Rodeo Drive, and stroll down Rodeo Drive. Here are Rich Report's recommendations for Beverly Hills restaurants, hotels, and entertainment.
The best places to stay in Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills is home to three legendary and luxurious grand dames: The Beverly Hills Hotel, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, and L'Ermitage Beverly Hills. Not to mention the Beverly Wilshire, famous for its appearance in Pretty Woman. It opened in 1928, and later became a Four Seasons in 1992. With grays and silvers and a nod to Old Hollywood, the posh hotel's rooms were just renovated. With a massive Swarovski crystal chandelier and sleek marble floors, the lobby remains as extravagant as ever. There are also shops like Mikimoto and Jason Beverly Hills, a swanky restaurant called BLVD, and a flagship location of Cut by Wolfgang Puck. The hallway behind the elevators still has the red benches seen in Pretty Woman inside, and you can see the hotel's historical timeline there. You might want to book a 90-minute Holistic Detox Body Treatment at the lavish spa; it includes dry brushing, body scrubs, body massages, and mini facials.
In addition, several new hotels have opened recently: The Maybourne Beverly Hills recently unveiled a new spa, while the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills opened in 2017. More openings are on the way, including Aman, Mandarin Oriental Residences, Rosewood Residences, and LVMH's Cheval Blanc.
The best places to eat
There is a long history of celebrity haunts in the 90210's food scene. Downtown LA and the east side, however, have become the cradles of culinary innovation in the past few decades. A number of new restaurants are now being opened in Beverly Hills, including Jon & Vinny's 4, which is backed by superstar athletes Rafael Nadal, Cristiano Ronaldo and Pau Gasol, to try and re-entice gourmands. This steak restaurant exclusively serves grass-fed, 100% grass-fed wagyu from First Light Farms is the brainchild of Jerry Greenberg (of Sugarfish and Nozawa Bar). Also in 2020, the flashy Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura opened inside the Gucci store and received its first Michelin star.
This spring, Dante at the Maybourne Beverly Hills will become a favorite NYC bar on the West Coast. At the Mandarin Oriental Residences, Daniel Boulud will open his first West Coast restaurant, while Michelin-starred Chef Danny Grant is opening Maple & Ash. Additionally, Evan Funke's new restaurant is set to open, and Angler Los Angeles will reopen under Saison Hospitality's culinary director Paul Chung. The famous 1960s and 1970s celebrity hangout La Dolce Vita, which closed in 2020, will reopen shortly under new ownership and a refreshed design.
Med Abrous, cofounder of Call Mom, says Beverly Hills is experiencing a kind of resurgence and a kind of new energy. “Beverly Hills has plenty of great staples, and a lot of big, heavy, iconic places. The city didn’t have a lot of new and exciting attractions, but we had an opportunity to take something with so much history and lore and turn it into something exciting.
What to Do
Rodeo Drive is one of Beverly Hills' best shopping areas, and one can easily spend hours on it. Dita, Giorgio Armani, and Moncler have joined iconic brands such as Prada, Gucci, Valentino, Dior, and Cartier on the affluent street recently. An exclusive menswear store was opened by Louis Vuitton, while a new flagship was opened by John Lobb. Take an Instagram selfie at Versace, Lanvin, Jimmy Choo, Tiffany & Co., or up Two Rodeo Drive's cobblestone walkways. Known for its handcrafted truffles for celebrities like Lauren Bacall and Katherine Hepburn, Edelweiss Chocolates has been in Beverly Hills since 1942. In addition, the Cheese Store of Beverly Hills has been selling fine cheese since 1967.
You can't miss the city's newest attraction: The Mr. Brainwash Art Museum, which opened in December in the old Paley Center. In addition to displaying works by Mr. Brainwash, Thierry Guetta is also exhibiting other pieces that he admires. If you're looking for some fresh air, check out Beverly Gardens and Beverly Gardens Park (home of the Beverly Hills sign). A beautifully preserved 1928 mansion from Hollywood’s golden age is available to tour at Greystone Mansion & Gardens. But the city is still innovating: a storied Saks Fifth Avenue department store will move east into the now-closed Barneys New York store, and Saks' original 1938 building will be converted into a mixed-use office, retail, and residential complex in hopes of revitalizing Wilshire Avenue.