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The Stinking Rose

55 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211-2204
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Ranked #22 of 270 restaurants in Beverly Hills
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Wilshire Blvd.
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79% Recommend
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The Hague, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

A very nice restaurant with good food. Maybe a bit overpriced, but you are paying for the special decoration and it is worth it. Staff is friendly, there is (only) valet parking for $5.50.

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Redlands, California
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My wife doesn't like my smell when I eat garlic (she smells it through my skin), so when she was out of town over Father's Day weekend, I took my two sons with me to eat here. The bagna calda: garlic in olive oil, butter and anchovy, is by itself worth going here. The garlic was very soft, mashed easily... More

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Having lunch here w my family. Their steak fillet, shrimp tomatoe soup and calamari are good. The pasta is not. Service is ok. Overall just ok to us.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This place was excellent. The food was delicious and everything is served or made of garlic. Serving sizes are perfect and the restaurant is kid friendly as well. The restaurant is very busy in the evenings and definitely would recommend a reservation. I went during lunch on a week day and it was empty. A piece of Beverly Hills and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

For a $200 dollar meal, the fondue appetizer, they only gave us 4 crackers, thank god for the bread basket. The prime rib was good, not outstanding, just mediocre. The creamed spinach was canned spinach which I felt could have been fresh using local resources. Portion sizes are small for the price. We ordered "fried crab" with our steaks, it... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I loved the ambiance and everything about this restaurant. There's even a lounge type area for casual dinning if you aren't with a group or your family. I was out alone and it suited me perfectly. Vegetarians might want to give it a pass as the menu is mostly meat. If you eat fish, there's plenty to love. My seat... More

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Fullerton, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had tickets to see the Pointer Sisters at the Saban Theater and not knowing the area, decided to check out the area. Once we saw the Stinking Rose we knew where to try! We had the garlic rolls with the garlic relish, Hmm Good! Followed by, you guessed it, MORE GARLIC on pasta! We were that we wouldn't be admitted... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Six of us were very pleased with our food! The starter garlic rolls were accompanied by a small container of finely chopped garlic and parsely - make sure to spread this on your roll. I had a delightful dinner salad with fresh butter lettuce, green grape tomatoes, olives, cheese and garlic dressing (of course!). I followed this with the chicken... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Looking forward to dinner. Loads of garlic!!! We all decided on the loaded chicken with the 40 garlic cloves. Dinner arrived before drinks, chicken bony and surrounded by garlic. Not what we expected and it was tasty but over rated. In and out within 40 minutes and really would have preferred an In and Out Burger!!!! Service poor and food... More

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San Diego, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

If you like garlic, this is the place for you. Everything from Roasted Garlic in Oil appetizer to the Garlic Ice Cream. Don't knock it till you tried it. The steak was incredible and the fish they serve is always fresh.

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