If you love to eat, and you love to spot celebrities, this is the list for you. In addition to good food, there is something for the children.
The Ivy is the top of the line, when it comes to exquisite dining, and also, celebrity spotting. It is actually located a few blocks outside of Beverly Hills, but don't worry, the expensive menu will make you feel like you are eating in Beverly Hills. :) The best tables are in the garden-like setting. Expect a menu of pastas, salads, or burgers for the children. The Ivy (no website; 113 N Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles; 310-274-8303).
Mr. Chow is the place, if you want to spot the most celebrities at one time. But it is not for the children. The central focus of this place, is the bar. Celebrity guests come, sans kids, and ready to unwind. Mr. Chow is 1 block from world-famous Rodeo Drive and one can expect gourmet Chinese food, including won ton soup and steamed dumplings. Mr. Chow http://www.MrChow.com.
Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
This outdoor/indoor sanctuary is the perfect place to bring the kids. Right in the heart of Beverly Hills, it specializes in salads and sandwiches, as well as, other healthy foods. Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop http://www.GreenLeafChopShop.com.
What Beverly Hills' restaurant list would be complete without Wolfgang Puck? Well, none of course. Right at the base of the famous Beverly Wilshire Hotel, this is the place to go, if you are in the mood for red meat. CUT may not be the best place to bring the children. But it is great, if you are ready to eat a 16-ounce filet mignon, or Kobe-style New York sirloin. CUT http://www.WolfgangPuck.com.
Toast Bakery Cafe
A stones throw away from Beverly Hills, here is another place where you can take your children; eat; and spot celebrities all at the same time. In fact, the children may enjoy it more than you. Toast Bakery Cafe is located on Third Street and does not serve alcohol. People love their cupcakes and signature banana pudding, as well as, the burgers, wraps and pressed sandwiches. Toast Bakery Cafe http://www.ToastBakeryCafe.net.