New Restaurants and Shopping in Beverly Hills
The culinary scene in Beverly Hills continues to grow with the arrival of Beverly Hills Beignet and two Geoffrey Zakarian restaurants, Georgie and The Garden Bar, and the newest to Beverly Hills, Citizen. The retail realm has also expanded, welcoming celebrity makeup artist, Bobbi Brown’s, first store on the west coast as well as flagship retail stores for ASKA footwear and the legendary European fashion house, Balenciaga. We invite you to explore Beverly Hills’ latest openings below.
Georgie at Montage Beverly Hills
Surrounding guests with lush greenery, rich oak flooring and custom brass light fixtures, Georgie at Montage Beverly Hills is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The new dining concept by celebrity chef, Geoffrey Zakarian, invites you to enjoy its Modern American dishes such as Cumin Spiced Soft Shell Crab, Roasted Jidori Chicken or the Dry Aged Creekstone Farms Tomahawk Steak for two.
The restaurant’s café serves pastries, espresso drinks and healthy shakes in the morning, before transforming into a wine and cocktail bar in the afternoon and into late evening. Curated by world-renowned Michelin Star mixologist, Brian Van Flandern, Georgie’s cocktail menu serves innovative mixes, such as the Georgie Gerber, made with tequila, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, egg whites and Gerber’s peach baby food!
The Garden Bar at Montage Beverly Hills
The Garden Bar, , Geoffrey Zakarian’s second concept at Montage Beverly Hills, highlights his love of entertaining guests with a relaxed atmosphere, comfy seating and a selection of handcrafted cocktails. Enjoy small bites and sweets like Goat Cheese Stuffed Squash Blossoms and a Tahitian Vanilla Panna Cotta finished with wild strawberry-balsamic compote.
As with Georgie, mixologist, Brian Van Flandern crafts specialty cocktails exclusive to Beverly Hills, such as the 90210HH!, a mix of Absinthe Rinse, Plymouth Gin, fresh lemon, Demerara sugar water, Prosecco and Tarragon. The lounge also serves a collection of tea, fresh juice drinks, organic smoothies and specialty coffee drinks.
The newest addition to Beverly Hills’ Little Restaurant Row on Canon Drive, Citizen, invites you to enjoy their social dining experience, featuring an eclectic American menu and a bar program that pulls its inspiration from the 1960s.
The restaurant’s seasonal dishes are meant to be shared, which allows guests the freedom to tailor their own experience. Small plates include Buttermilk Biscuits accompanied by a Chipotle maple syrup, Maine Scallops with heirloom tomatoes, and Smoked Short Ribs topped with an apple cider glaze.
The cocktail menu focuses on iconic drinks from the 1960s, including the White Russian, Grasshopper and Blue Hawaiian. Join Citizen for The Lucky Seven Happy Hour, which features a selection of seven plates for $7.00 until 7pm, Monday through Friday.
If you want to enjoy something a bit more lively, stop by on Thursday evenings at 8pm for Vinyl Nights, featuring a live DJ. Cozy up beside the fire pit in the open-air lounge and raise a toast to Citizen’s debut.
Couscous a Gogo
Couscous a Gogo, a Mediterranean casual restaurant, recently opened its doors on South Santa Monica Boulevard. Their sustainably sourced menu features couscous, sandwiches, salads, handcrafted pastries and more. Enjoy the Israeli Couscous, a pearl pasta salad with organic tomatoes, cucumbers, peas, carrots and herbs or the Caprese sandwich layered with non-dairy mozzarella, organic tomatoes, cucumbers, and Kalamata olives.
Specialties include Tunisian or Berber couscous made with organic vegetables with the option to add grilled-to-order chicken, beef or merguez spicy sausage. They serve only the best farm fresh ingredients made with USDA certified organic produce, and humanely sourced chicken or beef. Vegan items are available including Brik vegetable rolls served with Harissa house-made sauce, as well as salads and sandwiches made with local artisan non-dairy cheeses.
Alo Yoga’s 8,000 square feet flagship store on the corner of Dayton Way and Canon Drive has opened, bringing its stylish, high-performance line of yoga apparel to Beverly Hills. Step up to the organic coffee bar, which serves Stumptown coffee, cold-pressed juice and more, before heading to the rooftop deck for a yoga class or to relax in the sun. Each of Alo Yoga’s apparel items are designed by yoga enthusiasts and tested by dedicated yogis to ensure their pieces are not only stylish, but supply maximum quality for the workouts ahead.
Designed in NYC and made in Italy, ASKA’s line of forward-thinking shoes are now available in Beverly Hills. Located on Brighton Way, between Camden and Bedford Drives, the flagship boutique was designed with natural color tones and oak wood floors. The store is filled with natural light thanks to its floor-to-ceiling windows.
Inspired by the unexpected day-to-day life of the modern woman, the brand’s selection of sandals, flats and boots is displayed pair by pair on small white shelves and marble display boxes. Step inside and find your perfect fit! The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.
European luxury fashion house Balenciaga recently opened its second U.S. flagship store in Beverly Hills. Nestled between Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo, the store’s décor strikes a contemporary and minimalistic tone with concrete walls, polished rosewood tables and aluminum fixtures displaying their men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections, leather bags and shoes.
With a global reputation of producing handcrafted shoes and bags from the most luxurious leathers, Switzerland-based fashion company, Bally, debuted its flagship store this year on the iconic Rodeo Drive. Bally is tough to miss, with its red-marble façade, inviting guests to shop their latest styles. The ground floor showcases women’s ready-to-wear collections and accessories, while the second floor features the men’s collections and a VIP room. Also located on the second floor is a gentlemen’s corner, where the store offers customized belts, shoemaking and shoe care services from shines to repairs.
Beverly Hills is now home to the first Battistoni boutique in the United States. Though their collections for men and women are carried nationwide at Barney’s New York, the brand’s bespoke creations have only been available in Rome, Italy until now. Guests of the Beverly Hills boutique can order made-to-measure suits and silk shirts and choose from a selection of silk and cashmere ties, English-style leather shoes and more.
Situated beside Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, the store interior brings together multiple styled eras with its 1960s paneling, 17th century painted ceilings, and modern materials, such as travertine, walnut and leather, imported directly from Rome. Similar to the days when Humphrey Bogart, Marlon Brando and other international movie stars would stop into the Rome boutique to browse, read the daily newspaper and sip a glass of whiskey, Battistoni’s VIP clientele are welcome to relax and shop in the private rooms inside the Beverly Hills store.
International beauty boutique Bobbi Brown opened its second location on the West Coast in July 2016. The makeup boutique provides a haven for beauty enthusiasts, who can experience a full range of services ranging from beauty guides and concierge services to skincare products and fragrances.
Founder and celebrity makeup artist Bobbi Brown wanted her store to reflect her personal philosophy on beauty, including components of self-care, healthy eating and consistent exercise. Therefore, guests can enjoy one-on-one makeup sessions with a coffee and snack in hand provided by their in-house bar, stocked with phone charging stations, healthy bites and refreshing agave water. Service is provided by their international staff, who are fluent in Mandarin, Farsi, Korean or Spanish.
Bottega Veneta has opened its second Maison in the world on Rodeo Drive. The brand’s new location in the L.A. area is almost 5,000 square feet and showcases its bags, ready-to-wear line, shoes, jewelry, home accessories, luggage, eyewear and more in a bright and open yet intimate space. The boutique’s décor features bleached oak wood walls and ceilings with Coquina, Piscina stone floors and skylights on the upper level to direct natural light into the space. The brand has also introduced the Beverly ‘71/’16 line of handbags, celebrating its 50th anniversary and the unveiling of the Beverly Hills boutique. The butterfly-shaped bag gets its name from the year it was first introduced and the year when it was recreated for the anniversary.
Slip into a pair of flats or heels from Brazilian shoe brand, Schutz, located on Beverly Hills’ trendy Beverly Drive. Founded in 1995, Schutz caters to celebrity clientele, such as Gigi Hadid, Chanel Iman, Alessandra Ambrosio and even Kate Middleton. The 2,800 square feet store features an open, all-white interior with mirrors throughout, large LED screens and a VIP room for privacy. Swing by and shop the brand’s entire collection of footwear as well as exclusive designs only available in Beverly Hills.