The Belvedere: An Escape to the French Countryside in the Heart of Los Angeles

The Belvedere: An Escape to the French Countryside in the Heart of Los Angeles

Beloved by the in-the-know locals as a charming dining destination in the heart of Beverly Hills, The Peninsula Beverly Hills’ signature European Brasserie, The Belvedere, blends sophistication and charm where Executive Chef Ralf Schlegel offers guest’s an escape to the French Countryside.

A uniquely California style brasserie, The Belvedere menu pays homage to the history and romance of French cuisine while still encapsulating California’s vibrant spirit featuring dishes like Duck Breast with Macadamia Crunch and Spiced Coffee Reduction, and the Bison Ribeye with Blueberry BBQ Sauce. In a similar vein, its weekend brunch menu incorporates seasonal, fresh ingredients into more traditional European recipes like Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Croque Madame, and Quiche Loraine each perfectly complemented with refreshing hand-crafted cocktails like the tantalizing “Sin of San Tropez.”

Leaning into the seasonality of California’s abundant offerings the restaurant also offers a vibrant 5-course Plant-Based Menu rivaling that of Michelin-starred fine-dining establishments, highlighting herbs and vegetables from its on-site garden. The menu features dishes like Black Salsify with Yuzu, Maple Syrup, Mustard, Salsify Crunch, Miners Lettuce, and Braised Quince & Rutabaga with Ginger Lime Sorbet, Honey Cake Spice and Puffed Amaranth. In addition to its impressive culinary offerings, the restaurant frequently partners with top-name chefs, restaurants and culinary partners from around the world, from NYC’s Michelin-starred Sushi Nakazawa, to the Amalfi Coast’s Hotel Santa Catarina, and an exclusive whiskey with Wolves Whiskey, with several highly-anticipated partnerships in the works for 2023.

Influencing the artistic nature of its cuisine, The Belvedere’s walls are adorned with a collection of contemporary artwork featuring pieces by acclaimed artists Yayoi Kusama, Alex Katz, Sean Scully, and a striking commissioned piece by French artist Fabienne Verdier. The flourishing outdoor terrace is reminiscent of a lush European courtyard with outdoor fireplace and stunning hammer-finished tables and chairs set around the unmistakable Robert Indiana “Love” sculpture.  A blend of art and elegant cuisine, The Belvedere perfectly captures the nostalgia of a European vacation steeped in Southern California luxury.

The perfect blend of Parisian brasserie charm and eternal California sunshine, this Beverly Hills hidden gem won’t stay hidden for long.