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“Food fantastic, service spotty.”
Review of The Blvd

The Blvd
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Ranked #12 of 324 Restaurants in Beverly Hills
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $200
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Beverly Hills
Cross street: Rodeo Dr. & Wilshire Blvd.
Description: Modern and lively, THE Blvd is the ideal spot to enjoy a leisurely breakfast, a power lunch, an afternoon break or a sophisticated dinner. Or, for the perfect see-and-be-seen atmosphere, check out the inviting outdoor patio overlooking Rodeo Drive. THE Blvd’s menu, created by Chef Claudia Fossa includes cuisine using local and sustainable ingredients, global influences as well as traditional menu selections to appeal to a wide variety. LIVE music Thursday - Saturday Thursday Dana Bronson Band, from 7pm to 11pm Friday and Saturday David Sparkman Band, from 9pm to 1am
Pasadena, CA
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89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Food fantastic, service spotty.”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

The people that set up this place is top notch. But I don't know who is managing the daily operations of the place. When there is more than half a room of customers, the entire staff scrambles all over the place looking very busy, but never efficiently. Waiting forever for someone to take your order seems like a rookie mistake, not one at a 5 star place. Having bread show up after everything else seems a little strange. Waiting forever for you check is also frustrating. As the army of staff dash around, no one actually tries to establish eye contact, or ask if anything is needed.

Hey, but the food is great!

Visited April 2013
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Los Angeles
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“The Blvd has a few potholes”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Sure, it's in one of LA's historic hotels and sure, it's in the middle of Beverly Hills but shouldn't that make it even BETTER? It's good but not superb or even great. Our waiter was friendly but didn't have a great grasp of the entrees -- couldn't explain them. She did recommend a tuna entree, which unfortunately, despite asking for it to be seared only, came out well done. Each filet was only about 3/4 inch thick and was severely overcooked. Other than that, the entrees were good (but not great). Dessert presentation of samplers looked amazing but again was just ok. Nothing spectacular. Clearly they have a captive market (hotel guests who don't want to venture far) so they don't have to go over the top and don't mind spending $40 for an average entree.

On the upside, the space is impressive and the live music rocked some pop favorites-- with even a few guests dancing. Solid "B" ....but I expected more! ;(

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank sailor279
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Beverly Hills, California
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302 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Hotel with class”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Great food an dwonderdul food. Reservations r honored and service lovely.overlook the famous rodeo drive. being t the hotel they will try and giv you nothing you need even if you do to see it on the menu.

Visited January 2013
Thank denise k
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Dallas, TX
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100 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Easter brunch”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We took the family to the Bevelry Wilshire for brunch. they had advertised about a great chocolate buffet...it was never to be found. The food was good but not what I expected for an Easter brunch.

Visited March 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

You have to have breakfast here. It really feels like your in a movie in scene where your amongst Sheiks, wealthy travellers etc.
The food is great and the service is 5 star

Visited January 2013
Thank anthpezz
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