When you hear the name Beverly Hills Hotel, most people immediately think of one thing: celebrities. While I wasn’t lucky enough to run into a celebrity while I lunched (because, really, you can’t just “eat” at the Beverly Hills Hotel!) at the Polo Lounge, the whole experience felt quintessentially Old Hollywood.
My California-based grandma joined me for this glamorous lunch during my long weekend in L.A., and we both agreed that this classic Hollywood landmark really lives up to its name. Here are my thoughts!
What kind of restaurant is it? What’s the price point?
The Polo Lounge offers classic American fare at sky high prices. Save this spot for special occasions!
How’s it look? Describe the restaurant’s aesthetic, any notable features, first impressions.
It’s a classic beauty. The hotel is famous for its green and pink motif, and that doesn’t stop at the Polo Lounge. Green is much more prominent, with large circular forest green booths in the indoor seating area and plenty of matching cushions and umbrellas outdoors. We ate on the patio, which was beautiful. The umbrellas and trees overhead provided the perfect amount of shade. The entire area could have easily felt outdated, but it’s managed to hang on to an elegant and classic image.
The wait staff was great. All my boxes were checked: kind, funny, fast. No complaints here—not that I’m surprised!
Entree: how’s it taste? If meat, is your meat cooked the way you wanted?