Neighborhood Guide: A Perfect Day in Beverly Hills

I spent many years working in Beverly Hills, and I must say it is more than just high-end shopping! It is home to delicious restaurants, beautiful gardens, and even a museum. Check out my video for an insider’s guide on how to spend the day in Beverly Hills.

For more details on the places I mentioned, watch above and read on!

Nate and Al

414 N Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Nate and Al is one of oldest delicatessens in Beverly Hills. Established in 1945, it has been a favorite of Hollywood stars and producers for decades, making it truly an institution. Known for its Corned Beef, Brisket, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Stuffed Cabbage and Short Ribs, it is comfort food at its finest. Nate and Al is great for a family lunch and classic enough for a business breakfast.

Paley Center for Media

465 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The Paley Center is a museum dedicated to TV and Radio in the heart of Beverly Hills. With exhibits ranging from current day TV hits to classic shows from decades ago, the focus is on the cultural and social impact of TV and Radio in American and world history. A highlight of the Center is their incredible TV and Radio Archive that visitors can access. Name an episode of your favorite TV (or Radio) show and you are able to watch it on one of their dedicated viewing consoles. This is an impressive visit for people of all ages and generations.

Il Pastaio

400 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Classic Italian located on one of Beverly Hill’s busiest corners, Il Pastaio is a destination lunch spot. The food is top notch to match its star-studded patio. They don’t do traditional reservations, so be prepared to wait for a table. But if you can get a coveted seat on their patio, you’ve practically made it in Hollywood.

The Grill on The Alley

9560 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Everything The Grill does is exquisite. Of course they are most noted for their steaks but their Lobster Salad and crab cakes are signature highlights of their impressive menu. A staple of the power-lunch scene, opt to sit in a booth as the A-listers do. Don’t know what to order? Let their dedicated staff expertly guide you through an impressive meal.

Rodeo Drive’s Walk of Style

300 Block of Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Relatively young in relation to Beverly Hills history, The Walk of Style was founded in 2003 by the City of Beverly Hills and the Rodeo Drive Committee. Inspired by the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Walk of Style has bronze plaques set into the sidewalk for each person being honored, from Giorgio Armani to Tom Ford to Manolo Blahnik. Come and search for your favorite designer!

Beverly Canon Gardens

241 N Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

This 33,000 square foot public space is located between the Montage Beverly Hills and Bouchon Restaurant. With fountains, gardens, and plenty of tables for outdoor dining, the Beverly Canon Gardens are one of Beverly Hills’ newest parks. In true Beverly Hills style, they also host free live music events and movie nights on select evenings to augment this already gorgeous space.

Bouchon Bakery

235 N Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Located right next to its famous sister restaurant, Bouchon, by famed chef Thomas Keller, Bouchon Bakery is a little nook offering gourmet sandwiches, baked goods, and coffees to go. Known for their macaroons, everything on the menu is delicious and perfectly enjoyed outdoors in the famous Beverly Canon Park.

Wally’s Wine Bar

447 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

What started as a wine store in Westwood, Wally’s Wine Bar in Beverly Hills is a complete wine destination. Part store, part wine bar, part restaurant, Wally’s is a destination for the after work crowd. They don’t take reservations, but they also seem to be able to accommodate. Their menu is equally as delicious as their wine selection. Come for the wine, stay for the food and atmosphere.