Beverly Hills dining runs the gamut from casual dessert shops like the famous Sprinkles Cupcakes to Michelin-starred Spago. Which you choose depends on how epicurean the younger members of your brood are feeling at the moment, though rest assured that plenty of outstanding restaurants create a win-win situation for parents and kids.
Settle into a comfortable booth after a day of sightseeing at South Beverly Grill, a modern American grill popular with families known for excellent burgers, classic salads like Shrimp Louis and even sushi, all made with peak fresh ingredients. It is a favorite family recommendation of Montage Beverly Hills Chef Concierge Joyce Louie who adds, “The house made veggie burger is fantastic.” The Farm of Beverly Hills is popular with locals for its al fresco patio, a perfect spot for people watching, and breakfasts of chorizo skillets, huevos rancheros and dishes reminiscent of family recipes in a relaxed atmosphere. Later in the day, farm fresh salads and comfort foods pair nicely with wine from a seasonal list. Save room for their famous daily-baked, moist brownies sprinkled with a hint of powdered sugar.
As the name implies, pasta is the main dish at Il Pastaio, helmed by Chef Giacomino Drago for the last two decades. Osso bucco, a variety of perfectly cooked risottos and other homemade Italian favorites grace the lengthy menu. If there is room to spare, satisfy a sweet tooth by decorating cupcakes at Duff’s Cakemix, created by “Ace of Cakes” star Duff Goldman. Drop-in, or reserve expert help – though the latter is recommended for this popular activity.
Photography Courtesy Beverly Wilshire / Four Seasons Hotels
PLAN YOUR OWN GETAWAY
Beverly Hills Tourism
9400 S. Santa Monica Boulevard - Suite 102 Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(800) 345-2210 www.lovebeverlyhills.com
Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 275-5200 www.fourseasons.com/beverlywilshire
Be sure to inquire about the Family Affair Package, which provides a 50% discount on the adjoining room for the kids with age-appropriate amenities.
Photography Courtesy Montage Hotel Beverly Hills Montage Beverly Hills
225 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(888) 860-0788 www.montagehotels.com/beverlyhills
In addition to family options, the Suite Escape Package allows for a $500 hotel credit when booking one of their amazing suites for three consecutive nights.
The Orlando Hotel 8384 W 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 658-6600 www.theorlando.com
The American Girl Package is always a favorite option here, as is the Bow Wow Package if also traveling with the family dog.
The Farm of Beverly Hills: www.thefarmofbeverlyhills.com South Beverly Grill: www.southbeverlygrill.com
Il Pastaio: www.giacominodrago.com Duff's Cakemix: www.duffscakemix.com
Photography Courtesy Montage Hotel Beverly Hills