Beverly Hills, While it‚Äôs often best known for high-end shopping on Rodeo Drive, it‚Äôs also home to popular restaurants, beautiful gardens, and even a museum. Here is her insider‚Äôs guide on how to spend the day in Beverly Hills.
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Al is one of oldest delicatessens in Beverly Hills. Established in 1945, it has been a favorite of Hollywood stars and producers for decades, making it truly an institution. Known for its corned beef, brisket, hamburgers, hot dogs, stuffed cabbage, and short ribs, it is comfort food at its finest. Nate ‚Äòn Al is great for a family lunch but classic enough for a business breakfast.
Paley Center for Media
The Paley Center is a museum dedicated to TV and radio in the heart of Beverly Hills. With exhibits ranging from current day TV hits to classic shows from decades ago, the focus is on the cultural and social impact of TV and radio in American and world history. A highlight of the Center is the incredible TV and Radio Archive that visitors can access. Name an episode of your favorite show and you can watch it on one of the dedicated viewing consoles. It‚Äôs an impressive visit for people of all ages and generations.
Classic Italian located on one of Beverly Hill‚Äôs busiest corners, Il Pastaio is a destination lunch spot. The food is top notch to match its star-studded patio. It doesn‚Äôt do traditional reservations, so be prepared to wait for a table. But if you can get a coveted seat on the patio, you‚Äôve practically made it in Hollywood.
The Grill on The Alley
The Grill is most noted for its steaks, but its Lobster Salad and crab cakes are signature highlights of the impressive menu. A staple of the power-lunch scene, opt to sit in a booth next to the A-listers. Don‚Äôt know what to order? Let the dedicated staff expertly guide you through an impressive meal.
Rodeo Drive‚Äôs Walk of Style
Relatively young in relation to Beverly Hills history, The Walk of Style was founded in 2003 by the City of Beverly Hills and the Rodeo Drive Committee. Inspired by the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Walk of Style features bronze plaques set into the sidewalk honoring some of the city‚Äôs most notable names, from Giorgio Armani to Tom Ford to Manolo Blahnik. Come and search for your favorite designer!
Beverly Canon Gardens
This 33,000-square-foot public space is located between the Montage Beverly Hills and Bouchon Restaurant. With fountains, gardens, and plenty of tables for outdoor dining, the Beverly Canon Gardens is one of Beverly Hills‚Äô newest parks.There are also free live music events and movie nights on select evenings.
Located right next to its famous sister restaurant, Bouchon, by famed chef Thomas Keller, Bouchon Bakery is a little nook offering gourmet sandwiches, baked goods, and coffees to go. Known for its macarons, you can enjoy a treat outside in the famous Beverly Canon Park.
Wally‚Äôs Wine Bar
Wally‚Äôs Wine Bar started as a wine store in Westwood and is now a complete wine destination in Beverly Hills. Part store, part wine bar, and part restaurant, Wally‚Äôs is a destination for the after work crowd. It doesn‚Äôt take reservations, but it also seems to be able to accommodate. Come for the wine, and stay for the food and atmosphere.