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Lunch at The Belvedere (Peninsula Hotel) on October 21, 2007

September 4th, 2023 by philippe · No Comments

The Belvedere

The Belvedere
Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel
9882 Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

+1 (310) 551-2888

Modern American Cuisine

Restaurant: 4.5/5

The Belvedere is located at the Peninsula Hotel, in the heart of Beverly Hills. The restaurant, with it’s traditional decor, is really comfortable. The patio at the back of the restaurant is really nice. I highly advise to get a table there is the weather is nice.

Service: 5/5

from the beginning to the end, the service was perfect. They really pay attention to every detail.

Food: 4.5/5

For brunch, you only have to select your main course. You get a selection of starters, served family style, and access to the desert buffet. The selection of started comprised their very famous macaronis and cheese, the organic beet salad, the sauteed prawns, the smoked salmon, the peking duck (carved in front of you in the dining room) and the fruit salad. The macaronis and cheese were absolutely spectacular. Definitely the best I had so far.

The Belvedere - Macaronis and Cheese

The organic beet salad was served with tomato, arugula, nuts and a well balanced sauce.

The Belvedere - Organic Beet Salad

The sauteed prawns, served with crispy noodles on the top of cabbage, were excellent.

The Belvedere - Sauteed Prawns

The smoked salmon with it’s mustard sauce was very good.

The Belvedere - Smoked Salmon

The peking duck, served ready to eat in pancakes with spring onions and sauce is definitely one of the best.

The Belvedere - Peking Duck

The fruit salad had nothing remarkable but was pretty good.

The Belvedere - Fruit Salad

As main course, I had the potato crusted chilean sea bass. The sea bass was perfectly cooked with the potato bater being crusty and the fish being juicy and flavorful. it was served with orange quarters on the top of vegetables.

The Belvedere - Crusted Sea Bass

The desert buffet is pretty extensive and should satisfy about everybody. The plum clafouti and the warm bread pudding were truly excellent. Unfortunately, I found the rest of the deserts overly sweet.

The Belvedere - Deserts

Value for money: 4.5/5

Around $100, including drinks (orange juice, water and espresso) and tip. Considering the restaurant, the service, the food and the location, The Belvedere is a excellent value for money. I will definitely come back.

Tags: Beverly Hills · California · Los Angeles · United States