All Business: The Top 5 Power Lunch Spots in Los Angeles

PREVIOUS POST The Five Best Power Lunches in New York City
NEXT POSTHaute Time: Audemars Piguet 2012 Ad Campaign

In Hollywood, everybody’s a somebody. And lord knows, they need a place to eat. Whether it be to negotiate contracts or “give notes” on a screenplay, these five restaurants are industry hot spots for power lunches.

1 The Polo Lounge

The Polo Lounge at the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel has been a favorite lunch place for generations of stars and Hollywood deal-makers. While guests enjoy an afternoon meal seated either indoors or outdoors, they are treated to piano accompaniment and light jazz on the patio during the summer. The menu boasts a plethora of choices perfect for lunch, from the Maine lobster and mango salad to the monk fish coconut curry.

The Polo Lounge
9641 Sunset Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 276-2251

2 The Ivy

Don’t let the country cabin exterior, rustic décor, or comfort cuisine fool you: The Ivy is a breeding ground for sharks. For real. While the inside may be privy to Hollywood power plays, the patio is reserved for serious wheeling and dealing.

113 North Robinson

Los Angeles, CA 90048


3 The Blvd

The Blvd at the Beverly Wilshire is a chic dining location perfect for a power lunch. Modern and sophisticated, the restaurant offers lively outdoor seating overlooking Rodeo Drive, as well as indoor seating and a distinctive lounge and bar. With a backdrop of the restaurant’s 1,000-bottle wine collection, a glass of your favorite vino is the perfect addition to your seasonal Californian lunch.

The Blvd
9500 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 275-5200

4 The Roof Garden

Tucked away on the roof of The Peninsula awaits the Roof Garden, a relaxed and casual dining destination that serves Naturally Peninsula cuisine. The mouth-watering menu provides lunch options—such as the pepper-rubbed ahi tuna loin or citrus-marinated prawns—perfect for a healthy lifestyle, not to mention made with local organic produce. Now you can enjoy a power lunch that tastes good and makes you feel good.

The Roof Garden
9882 South Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 551-2888

5 Spago

Wolfgang Puck’s flagship is not just the place to sample creatively cooked pizza. Studio heads and Hollywood heavyweights often make lunch reservations at Spago to sample innovations in California cuisine. Expect to hear serious shop talk. Like Haute Living Los Angeles? Join our Facebook page. Want Haute Living Los Angeles delivered to your in box once a week? Sign up for our newsletter.

176 North Canon Drive

Beverly Hills, CA 90210


connect with haute living National