Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills promises Hollywood types will leave its quickie lunches fully satisfied.
The days of two-hour, three-martini lunches are long gone. Hollywood’s power players need to be in and out when they wine and dine, and Jean-Georges’ Lunch38 program packs the elegance of the Waldorf into a modern executive’s timeline. “The restaurant offers the perfect locale for a midday business meeting,” says chef and restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten. “We cater to Beverly Hills’ executive crowd and provide an unparalleled, sophisticated ambiance for them to work in.” The seasonal prix fixe Lunch38 menu guarantees three courses for $38 in under an hour, and with options including ahi tuna tartare paired with steak frites and chocolate cake a la mode, you won’t feel unfulfilled. For those who prefer to conduct business at a happier hour, there’s the Jean-Georges daily Social Hour. Meeting a client for a spicy paloma or crispy sushi makes for much better business than coffee; they even have a pianist Wednesday to Saturday to take negotiations to the next level. 9850 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 860.6666, waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com