The Best Dining, Shopping, & Things To Do on South Beverly Drive
While Rodeo Drive might get all the fame, the truth is, there are so many other amazing streets in Beverly Hills! Just below Wilshire Boulevard and a few blocks east of Rodeo Drive is the charming and vibrant South Beverly Drive. With an almost small-town feel, this eclectic street has both fine dining options and low-key eateries, high-end boutiques and affordable shops. South Beverly Drive is an essential stop for those wanting to discover another side of Beverly Hills.
Fulfill all of your dining and shopping needs on one of Beverly Hills’ busiest and most exciting streets:
South Beverly Drive Restaurants
From casual eateries to fine dining, you can sample a little bit of everything at the restaurants on South Beverly Drive.
Featured in countless movies and television shows, Urth Caffé is the go-to dining spot for a trendy-yet-casual meal. Here, breakfast is very popular and available until 1 P.M. Don’t worry if you can’t visit Urth for your morning meal, there’s also an extensive lunch and dinner menu designed to satisfy your cravings all day.
From flaky croissants, to decadent pastries, to fresh out-of-the-oven baguettes, Chaumont Bakery & Café truly has it all. This adorable French cafe even serves a full menu, including egg dishes, salads and sandwiches.
At Maude, celebrity chef Curtis Stone (of Top Chef Masters fame) focuses on a seasonal set menu inspired by the world’s leading wine regions. This is an absolute must for foodies seeking an exciting and innovative dining experience.
Enjoy the signature risotto in the inviting dining room at Piccolo Paradiso, or eat al fresco under the bright red awning at this authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of South Beverly Drive from famed chef Giacomo Drago.
Hearty American standards and fresh sushi, are on the menu at South Beverly Grill, a hip, comfortable eatery loved by those who live and work in the neighborhood. To enjoy a drink beforehand, head next door to The Honor Bar and sample from the large selection of wines or—if you want something stronger—a signature cocktail. This down-to-earth restaurant also has a menu with shareable snacks and sandwiches, which includes the famous Ding’s Crispy Chicken sandwich.
Beverly Hills and Paris definitely have a lot in common. And with French patisserie ‘Lette serving beautiful macarons in everyday classic flavors as well as seasonal specialty flavors, the similarities are even more striking.
Finally, Creamistry features liquid nitrogen ice cream made to order right before your eyes. With over 70 flavors and toppings in healthy and indulgent options, this is the perfect way to cool off on a warm night.
Best Shopping in South Beverly Drive
In the market for a memento from your trip to Beverly Hills? South Beverly Drive has everything from children’s clothing to an expansive selection of bridesmaids dresses.
For the little ones in your life, Auntie Barbara’s Kids Boutique provides high-quality children’s clothing and nursery design. This South Beverly Drive shopping institution has remained a favorite among local residents for over 30 years.
With hundreds of dresses to choose from, Bella Bridal is the ideal spot to find a bridesmaid gown. Let a presonal Bella stylist play a part in helping create your wedding and make it everything you dreamed of and more.
As featured on the reality series Beverly Hills Pawn, The Dina Collection is the place on South Beverly Drive for high-end jewelry, fine art and more. Just make sure you are camera-ready when stepping into the store, you never know when they might be filming!
With four generations of serving customers including A-list celebrities and distinguished names on the Forbes list, XIV Karats Ltd features stunning pieces of jewelry that are certain to garner compliments.
Located via a passageway in the back of The Honor Bar, Honor Wines and Spirits is the perfect spot to purchase a bottle of hand-selected wine with help from the knowledgeable staff. Little known fact: If you buy a bottle here and bring it to South Beverly Grill to enjoy with your meal, you won’t pay the corkage fee!
Best Spas & Pool Lounges at South Beverly Drive Hotels
Indulge in relaxation with a luxurious spa treatment, and end the day with poolside drinks.
After a long day of shopping and eating on South Beverly Drive, stop by Tomoko Japanese Spa. This soothing and calm oasis offers a wide range of massage treatments that will make you feel zen. Continue your relaxation at the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills, which is located two blocks south at Olympic Boulevard. Enjoy a poolside cocktail at Viviane—the hotel’s Kelly Wearstler-designed restaurant—or continue on the wellness kick with a one-on-one session from the in-house personal trainer.
If you’re visiting Beverly Hills from out of town, or just want to have a relaxing staycation, this boutique hotel’s chic rooms and fabulous pool will provide you with the quintessential Beverly Hills experience.
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Updated: March 11, 2020.