Making business deals in Tinseltown really boils down to location, location, location. You simply can’t seal the deal if the spot isn’t haute. Here are our top 5 picks to power lunch in Los Angeles, the City of Angels (and agents).
1 Soho House
If you're a bigwig in the entertainment industry, you're definitely power lunching at Soho House West Hollywood. This members-only club is endless, opulent and its dark corners the perfect places to conduct secret deals and assignations...while still seeing and being seen, of course.
9200 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 432-9200
2 Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel
The Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel is timeless and refined, elegant and old Hollywood. Things are civilized here at the Pink Palace, which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. Though this is the kind of spot where you might kick back with a bourbon to cap the night, it's also modern-day friendly: its West Hollywood Salad of quinoa, farro, kale, spinach, mizuna, garbanzo beans, hearts of palm, golden raisins, toasted sunflower seeds, feta cheese in a preserved lemon vinaigrette is for the gourmand and health conscious alike.
9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 887-2777
3 Culina at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Culina at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is intimate, quiet and refined. It's also located smack dab in the middle of Beverly Hills, which makes it a prime location to lunch. Hollywood's power players frequent this haute spot on a daily basis, so you may get as lucky with a celebrity sighting as you will with the eatery's fabulous Italian fare.
300 S Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 860-4000
Thomas Keller, check. An elegant, French bistro setting in the heart of Beverly Hills, check. Intimate corners and a tasteful wine list, also, check. If you truly want to keep it classy, Los Angeles, we've found your spot.
35 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 271-9910
There's something comfortable and classic about Cecconi's decor, which may be why it's become such a beloved lunchtime institution for the Hollywood set. Industry execs also head here for its proximity to the Pacific Design Center, which is just down the street.
8764 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 432-2000