Los Angeles is “The City of Angels” and also the second largest city after NYC. LA is rich with Hollywood luminaries, famed restaurants, sexy nightlife and entertainment galore. This city also never sleeps!
The Small List
Chateau Marmont – This is the place where things happen. You can feel it in the air. The sex appeal and the martinis draw the deal makers and, of course, a parade of chic and classy guests.
Shutters on the Beach – Work, play or do nothing at all. Positioned directly in front of the Pacific Ocean with the Santa Monica Pier in sight, this oasis of beach chic is a must.
SLS Beverly Hills – A fête extraordinaire. Service standards you would expect from a Los Angeles luxury hotel with a serious injection of boutique style, creativity and fun. Enjoy the fantastical interiors by Philippe Starck and culinary arts from the imagination of Chef José Andrés.
Terranea Resort – Walk onto the set of paradise at this Eco Friendly Resort, pronounced terra-NAY-a, a land unto itself. The private peninsula paradise is just minutes from the bustle of Los Angeles. Undoubtedly, you’ll be surrounded by the tranquil waves of the Pacific.
The Ivy – The celebrated Ivy restaurant on Robertson Blvd. in Los Angeles continues to ooze with glitz and glamour. The country-cottage rooms are overflowing with roses. The friendly wait-staff freely pours champagne. Known for celebrity sightings and bulb flashers, both stars and stargazers dine side by side. The constant stream of Rolls Royces is a treat and the food is great too!
Ysabel – Trendsetters and jet setters alike revel in this charming restaurant with an outdoor courtyard adorned with olive trees for al fresco dining and late night cocktails. A magnet for the stylish and destined to become an icon.
Gjelina – Stars, locals and visitors in the know clamor to get a table at this beloved Venice Beach standout rustic-chic restaurant.
Coast at Shutter’s on the Beach – The perfect weekend brunch spot with a view of the Pacific Ocean. Superb outdoor dining at an incredible venue.
Best Italian Restaurants
e. baldi – e. baldi presents the most satisfying cuisine. Chef Edoardo Baldi prepares true, simple Tuscan food with an accent of Emilia-Romagna. e. baldi remains one of Hollywood’s top power lunch spots for dining and dealmaking.
Madeo Ristorante – A fine dining Italian restaurant with Tuscan accents influenced by the coastal cuisine of Forte dei Marmi. For over 35 years, Madeo is known for its high-profile customers and trusted family patriarch, Alfio
Spago – The flagship restaurant of Wolfgang Puck in the heart of Beverly Hills. Spago is legendary and Puck’s imaginative seasonal menus showcase the best of California’s produce and products. Fit for foodies, Spago is consistently recognized as the ultimate in fine dining.
Dan Tana’s Restaurant – A home away from home for over 58 years, Dan Tana’s is located in a yellow bungalow along Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood. It is one of the most iconic restaurants in the city where every meal feels like the greatest holiday celebration. Dine on old-school, red-sauce classics while sitting next to someone who may have an Academy Award sitting at home.
Il Pastaio – “A taste of heaven,” it’s no wonder this friendly neighborhood trattoria has been a favorite meeting place, satisfying locals and visiting customers with its mouthwatering pasta since opening in Beverly Hills 1994.
Things to Do
Rodeo Drive – Three blocks of heaven on Rodeo Drive encompass luxury, fashion and high end entertainment. The crown jewel of Beverly Hills and one of the most famous and luxurious destinations on earth.
Getty Museum – An inspirational, educational and international collection of works from European painters, sculptors, photographers and more to be explored.