If the tables at Kate Mantilini could speak, they'd quickly find themselves booked by every major talk show. Their undersides have seen the feet of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro filming their first scene together in Heat as well as the pants cuffs of Tom Cruise, Mick Jagger, and Antonio Banderas, according to seeing-stars.com.
Founders Marilyn and Harry Lewis built the backbone of this celebrity hot spot. Harry had already worked alongside Humphrey Bogart in the film Key Largo when he told Marilyn that he hoped to open a restaurant chain geared toward folks in the film industry. In 1950, his idea came to life at several Hamburger Hamlets, where Hollywood icons could grab a meal or autograph a fan's shirt with ketchup before returning to their shoots. While luminaries like Sammy Davis Jr. occasionally supervised the kitchen, says the Los Angeles Times, Marilyn taught herself to cook a repertoire of eclectic comfort food. In 1987, the pair sold their Hamburger Hamlets and established Kate Mantilini.
Today, looming Mad Men posters on the walls speak to a modernism that has not abandoned the restaurant's Hollywood roots. A geometric orrery sculpture hangs from the gigantic sundial on the roof, and an elongated mural of a boxing match stretches across the dining hall. The smell of Kate's signature meatloaf weaves throughout the architecture and mingles with a slew of rotating aromas, from calamari to strip steaks and award-winning chicken pot pie. As the scents drift past the tables and onto an outdoor patio in Beverly Hills, they surround the former bank building, which now hosts homestyle breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.
The Lewis family has also opened a second Kate Mantilini location in Woodland Hills. The garden setting has its own alfresco seating to supplement 42 indoor booths, where patrons can order the same quality of rustic yet upscale American cuisine. Though they see their fair share of well-known figures, both restaurants cultivate an unambiguously welcoming vibe—one that invites children to feast on macaroni, casual visitors to stop in for a bowl of soup, and hungry families to share tapas rather than saw microwave dinners in half.
With a stay at The Peninsula Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills - West Hollywood), you'll be close to Paley Center for Media and University of California Los Angeles. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Museum of Tolerance and 20th Century Fox Studio.
Make yourself at home in one of the 193 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters, down blankets, and Egyptian cotton sheets. Windows open to city and garden views. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 42-inch high-definition televisions with digital programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and handheld showerheads.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can catch a ride on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 3 mi.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Beverly Hills? This hotel has 14000 square feet (1301 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Guests may use a train station pick-up service for a surcharge, and RV/bus/truck parking is available onsite.
With a stay at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills - West Hollywood), you'll be close to Paley Center for Media and University of California Los Angeles. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Whiskey a Go Go and Museum of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Make yourself at home in one of the 208 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring MP3 docking stations and minibars. Plasma televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature double sinks and televisions. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as cordless phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional amenities at this Art Deco hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that operates within 2 mi.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar and a garden view. You can also stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and an Internet point. Planning an event in Beverly Hills? This hotel has 22,000 square feet (2044 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms.
LUXE RODEO DRIVE HOTEL HAS THE DISTINCTION OF BEING THE ONLY HOTEL ON THE WORLD ACCLAIMED RODEO DRIVE. IT IS AN INTIMATE, BOUTIQUE HOTEL OF FINE EUROPEAN INFLUENCE WITH THE RELAXED SPIRIT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND THE DISTINCTIVE ELEGANCE OF BEVERLY HILLS. THE HOME TO ROLEX, PATEK PHILIPPE AND MICHAEL KORS, THE CUTTING EDGE OF HIGH END FASHION THE LIKES OF PRADA, GUCCI, VALENTINO, ARMANI, VERSACE, DIOR, YSL, TOM FORD, CARTIER AND HARRY WINSTON ARE AT ITS DOORSTEP. THE CELEBRATED RODEO DRIVE . . .IS THE DEFINITIVE TRIBUTE TO FASHION, JEWELS AND ART. FEAST YOUR EYES ON MORE THAN 100 EMINENT STORES AND HOTELS ON THREE SPRAWLING AND MAGNIFICENT BLOCKS. ITS SIDEWALKS ARE LINED WITH AN ENDLESS PARADE OF FASCINATING, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD. NEIGHBORING WEST HOLLYWOOD, WEST LOS ANGELES, THE SUNSET STRIP AND HOLLYWOOD ARE JUST A FEW MINUTESÂÃâ DRIVE. LUXE RODEO DRIVE HOTEL BOASTS ELEGANT SPACES WITH DARK WOODS, BRUSHED METALS, OVERSIZED MIRRORS AND STUNNING FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS IN ITS 88 GUEST ROOMS INCLUDING TWO PENTHOUSE SUITES WITH WRAPAROUND PRIVATE SUNDECKS. ORIGINALLY DESIGNED BY RENOWNED INTERIOR DESIGNER VICENTE WOLF, THE HOTEL IS SERENELY INVITING WITH ITS STYLISH PALETTE OF LIGHT SEA MIST BLUE, WHITE AND CAMEL. THE TASTEFULLY APPOINTED GUESTROOMS DELIVERS ALL THE COMFORTS OF FLAT SCREEN TVS, MULTI ÂÃâLINE TELEPHONES, COMPLIMENTARY WI FI AND DSL, PRIVATE VOICEMAIL, LUXE SIGNATURE PLUSH ROBES, FINE LINENS, IPOD DOCKING STATION, TWICE DAILY MAID SERVICE AND 24 HOUR IN ROOM DINING. THE SPECTACULAR RODEO DRIVE PENTHOUSE SPOTLIGHTS AN EXPANSIVE TERRACE THAT OVERLOOKS RODEO DRIVE AND PROVIDES BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF BEVERLY HILLS AND THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS. ITS INTIMATE BOARDROOM PROVIDES AN EXTRAORDINARY SETTING FOR MEETINGS UP TO 40 GUESTS, AND INCLUDING THE TERRACE IS AN EXCEPTIONAL VENUE FOR SPECIAL EVENTS OF UP TO 150 GUESTS.
Motivated by the success of their first restaurant, the beachside Caffé Delfini in Santa Monica, co-founders Alessandro Ercoli and Gianpietro Silardi joined forces with Franco Lupinacci to expand their culinary expertise to Beverly Hills. The result of their collaboration is Delfini Città, which holds true to the threesome's Roman roots by welcoming whole families to carouse across several upscale Italian dining rooms, a chic bar, and a rustically urban pizza lounge where head pizza chef David Santiago unleashes his award-winning brick-oven pies.
In the central dining room, plush red pillows are individually strung behind the benches of long wooden banquet tables, offering each guest a comfortable way to recline between bites. Textural, but primarily monochromatic artwork adds sleek panache to the setting without steeling attention away from Luca Buaffi's Italian dishes, including hearty pastas and free-range veal in delicate wine sauce.
Wherever a group decides to enjoy dinner, the glow of moonlight is never far away, as most of the walls are littered with enormous picture windows. To continue revelry even after dessert, patrons can stop by the bar for a recommendation from head bartender Mark Disalvo, who mixes a diversity of Italian-inspired cocktails as well as pours from a vino list that includes more than 20 world wines and 50 by the bottle. Then, amid Delfini's low light, tipplers can enjoy their libations of choice while watching black-and-white movies on the bar's flat-screen TV, originally purchased in 1932.
With a stay at Montage Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills - West Hollywood), you'll be close to Paley Center for Media and University of California Los Angeles. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Museum of Tolerance and Westfield Century City.
Make yourself at home in one of the 201 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring iPod docking stations and LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with Egyptian cotton sheets. Relax and take in city and courtyard views from the privacy of your room. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, double sinks, and televisions.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a sauna. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include limo/town car service, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage.