Belvedere, Beverly Hills
Frequented by Hollywood power players, this fine-dining landmark is housed inside the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel. The dining room is classically designed with bronze wall sconces, oversize flower arrangements, white tablecloths, and sage-green banquettes facing the adjacent garden patio. Chef James Overbaugh helms the kitchen, preparing New American dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as the famed Sunday jazz brunch with bottomless champagne. The breakfast menu includes options like banana-stuffed brioche French toast, while dinner specialties range from truffled macaroni and cheese to Wagyu beef short rib with porcini ravioli, sweet potato purée, and butternut squash.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.