Maude

212 S. Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
310-859-3418
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Anne Fishbein Spring salad with new crop potatoes

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  • Tue.-Sat., 5:30-10 p.m.
  • Local Ingredients
  • Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
To hear its stats, you’d think Maude is probably the most uptight, upscale restaurant in town. An ultra-famous celebrity chef, a Beverly Hills address, a reservation system that makes it extremely difficult to get into, a tasting-menu format that sometimes revolves entirely around white truffles — all of this would have you believe this is the type of place that could replace Tavern on the Green in one of those '80s movies where a funny guy crashes the rich-person party. So it’s kind of wonderful to visit Maude and discover it’s just a very nice family restaurant. Which is appropriate enough, given that it’s named after chef Curtis Stone’s grandmother. But beyond that, Stone is often there chatting to customers at one of the tiny place’s 13 tables, and his brother might be the guy delivering your food, which comes on old flowered plates. That the food is quietly astonishing, that it’s centered every month around a seasonal ingredient, and that on non-truffle months these nine-course tasting menus are a relative bargain — these things only add to the charm of the place. Maude is an intensely personal, unpretentious restaurant. It’s also one of the loveliest dining experiences in the city. —Besha Rodell

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