• Daily, breakfast, 7-10:30 a.m.; brunch, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; lunch, 11:45 a.m.-3 p.m.; dinner, 5:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Rooftop

The casually elegant Jean-Georges Beverly Hills in the brand-new Waldorf Astoria on Wilshire Boulevard may be one of the priciest places in town but it's nonetheless essential to Los Angeles and its ever-changing skyline. Famed French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has finally added an L.A. outpost to his empire, which includes restaurants in New York, Las Vegas, Paris, London and Tokyo. There are three dining space options at the Waldorf, including the Rooftop by JG, which has panoramic views of Beverly Hills, Hollywood and downtown on a clear day. Vongerichten's French-American menu includes caviar creations such as a softly poached organic egg with Oscetra caviar, yogurt and herbs as well as egg caviar, served with softly scrambled organic eggs and vodka whipped cream — and that's the dinner menu. There's also pizza and pasta, including a spring pea and smoked mozzarella pizza with pickled chili. Choices from the wood-burning grill include Ora king salmon, grilled California lamb chops, Snake River Farms Wagyu skirt steak or beef tenderloin, which are served with blistered shishito peppers and citrus chili sauce. Executive chef Steve Benjamin offers a variety of prix fixe menus, with the Lunch in Sixty the best deal at three courses for $58: choice of an organic kale Caesar or creamy tomato soup; creamy mushroom tagliatelle or Snake River Farms grilled skirt steak with mashed potatoes and broccoli; and chocolate cake or a salted caramel sundae with peanuts, popcorn and hot fudge. —Michele Stueven

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