“Where to eat” is an ongoing list series that will be updated frequently
$: Price per person, before alcohol, under $20
$$: Price per person, before alcohol, under $40
$$$: Price per person, before alcohol, under $60
- Laurel Hardware ($$-$$$) With three different dining spaces, you can enjoy a different experience upon each visit! Excellent cocktails and fabulous people watching; in terms of the menu, stick to the small, shareable plates. Entrees and desserts are hit or miss.
- My Fit Foods ($) Finally, a place where you can grab pre-packaged, healthy meals that are perfectly portioned and nutritious (nutrition labels included!). Best thing about it? The food doesn't suck. I recently enjoyed the Spinach and Chicken Enchiladas.
- Salt’s Cure ($$) Don’t let its intimate space fool you, Salt’s Cure packs a serious culinary punch. Local, California-sourced ingredients are magically transformed in to incredibly delicious plates that change on a daily basis. Pair your meal with any one of the wines from the restaurant’s award-winning, 100% Californian list.
Cuisine: Bakeries, coffee, sweet shops
- The Confection Co-Op ($) Baked goods (think cupcakes galore), fancy coffee/espresso drinks, plus ice cream make this intimate shop a triple threat.
- Wetzel’s Pretzels ($) If you find yourself famished at Beverly Center, look no further than Wetzel’s. Might I recommend the jalapeño-cheddar pretzel and a lemonade? Trust me, you will be one happy shopper.
- A.O.C. Wine Bar ($$) Bi-level, indoor-outdoor dining that, aesthetically, will leave you breathless. Be visually swept away to the south of France as you relish in Spanish and Mediterranean-inspired small plates and a noteworthy wine – and cocktail – list. I recommend a leisurely drunch (drinking brunch) on the patio.
- Lucques ($$) Locally-sourced ingredients plus masterful cooking combine to create fantastic dishes. Pair that with a lovely dining room and a bountiful outdoor garden, and you have quite a restaurant. Do not miss the fabulous handmade candy & chocolate plate for dessert!
- Katsuya ($$) Although it’s “big box,” Katsuya dishes out impressive rolls, glimmering morsels of fresh fish, and an array of cooked food. Cocktails, while expensive, are very well crafted and, dare I say it, worth their steep pricing. Don’t miss the “Corn Crunch Roll.” Trust me on that one!
Lindsay, Beverly Hills Bites