Esterel
Esterel

Esterel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.esterelrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3103583979x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 6:30am - 11:30am Lunch: 11:30am - 3:30pm Afternoon:3:30pm - 5:30pm Dinner: 5:30pm - 10pm Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, Contemporary French / American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Marius Blin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering available for your events! Please call Angela Harretche, Senior Catering Manager, at (310) 228-2189 for more details.
  • Entertainment: Esterel is located in the hip and luxurious Sofitel Beverly Hills. Sofitel offers nightly entertainment in our sleek Riviera 31 lounge that features live jazz, house music, KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad, burlesque shows and more!
  • Special Events: With over 22,000 square feet of flexible event space, Estérel provides options to choose from, whether you are interested in hosting a small business luncheon or a large entertainment party. Call Angela Harretche, Senior Catering Manager, at (310) 228-2189. Angela will work close to you, from conception to completion to make your event most memorable.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: La Cienega Blvd. @ Beverly Blvd.
  • Public Transit: We have a bus stop on the corner of Beverly Blvd and La Cienega servicing the following lines: DASH Fairfax, 14/37, 105, and 705 lines.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking $12.00 per car.
A word from Esterel
California French at its best! Esterel is a chic, modern, and earthy restaurant located in the luxurious Sofitel Beverly Hills. It is named after a coastal mountain range of Southeast France.We are proud to support our ranchers and farmers who provide us with compassionately raised meats and sustainably farmed produces.Esterel sources local ingredients from Santa Monica Farmers Market, Hollywood Farmers Market, Petaluma Farms, K&M Grass-Fed Meats, and more.
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Esterel reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (6)great for outdoor dining (5)fit for foodies (5)good for groups (4)great for lunch (3)romantic (3)great for brunch (3)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)neighborhood gem (1)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Not as advertised!!!
    MMaye
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Went specifically for their sunday brunch buffet at noon. They closed it at 11;45... Then pushed a limited ala carte menu on us. Parking cost even more than bkfst. Even w validation. Avoid if u can.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Only problem was we couldn't finish
    Kentm1
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    First night in Beverly Hills and staying at the Sofitel do decided to eat at Esterel. I mentioned at booking that we were celebrating a special occasion and they responded I'm a most magnifique way. Extremely attentive and friendly. Food was absolutely beautiful in both presentation and taste. We probably didn't need to order the ciabatta appetizers since we all struggled to finish the fantastic mains.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sangria Brunch?
    BenA
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Apparently they host some sort of Sangria party on Sundays. So the noise level in the restaurant was ridiculous. The food was so-so but our waiter Joey(?) was excellent.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great breakfast!
    Nika
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Service was excellent!!! Food also very good and atmosphere friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual chic
    PlainjaneVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food was creatively prepared and delicious, the service attentive and friendly. Nice location. Patio dining was attractive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • grittyshakerVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    For just under $30 (including gratuity), you get a large and excellent American breakfast, with coffee, juice, croissants, eggs, hash browns and sausage/bacon. Certainly overpriced...but you are paying to eat in the Sofitel in Beverly Hills...and you could do worse.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 130 reviews are from the Esterel reviews archive.
  • Staff are very nice!!
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Great location and staff are friendly and professional. The food was fine. Good place for business lunch meetings.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Terrible service, great food. The server mixed up our orders, didn't remember who ordered what. The waiter wrote down our orders but they still came out wrong.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute food
    Twinsanddine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Still needed a sandwich or something. I would not return for Mother's Day. But nice people.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than we hoped for!
    dbeats
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My girlfriend and I take our moms and stepmoms to brunch every Mother's Day, this was one of our overall best experiences. The food was really good, service was excellent. The restaurant is sort of a mini-museum with many old Hollywood photos about. The design of the rooms was just beautiful. Everyone enjoyed themselves!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place
    bdaygirl
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    i went for breakfast-lunch. Not formal at all. casual dining. simple modern environment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Anniversary celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We were in town for our anniversary and planned to check out restaurant based on reviews. Starting with our server Max, the experience was super and 5 star all the way. The hostess (missing name) and relations manager, Nina, were beyond expectation as they helped me surprise her with a gift the hotel packaged up for her. As for the food, the apps namely the kale salad and oysters were quite delicious followed by two amazing entrees. The filter and chicken dish were spectacular. All parties at the restaurant from the busboys to the server were extremely friendly which really added to this special occasion. Overall the hotel and restaurant are top notch in Los Angeles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Donna Thompson
    Cookie
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Had one of the best brunches in Los Angeles; food was excellent. Could do with less orange juice in the mimosas, but overall an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food at a Sofitel!
    ChristyBVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    We stay quite often at Sofitel hotels around the world. And, we know that the food is always good. We had lunch at Esterel as we needed to be in the area around that time. The menu was fun and had a nice variety of things to chose from. And, the items we chose were delicious! The restaurant is very avant garde in design. Sadly, on a Monday, very few people were there to enjoy the restaurant. We would go back and hopefully others do, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience
    Lucie
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Its a beautiful place...The service is GreatThe management team Cornell and Frederick gave us outstanding service. I would recommended this place!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • trying out new restaurant
    vilen
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    it's dineLA time so we decided to give esterel a try. Our experience wasn't horrible but probably won't come back for more. The food was okay. Nothing really stands out. The waiters were super nice but a bit scattered. They made a mistake with my friend's order 3 times. And no one seems to know which one is the correct dish ( there were some confusion about butternut squash soup and pumpkin soup ) Overall, it's an okay experience but probably won't pay a full price to dine there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service was great!
    Deericious
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful (reminded me of the Aria in Las Vegas) and the service fantastic. Our party of seven went during DineLA, and they were so accommodating. They put us in our own dining room (the dining table was also beautiful). However, the consensus around most of the table was that the food was a bit underwhelming, even for the DineLA price. A friend ordered off the 30-minute lunch "regular" menu, but the portion sizes were extremely small. Overall, the food was not as flavorful as we expected - for the dollar value, there is better food out there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DineLA2014 - Surprising Lunch Find
    NessajVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    My finance and I happened to be in the area during lunch on Friday, and realized we had not tried yet one DineLA restaurant during the entire two weeks it's been going. So...we purveyed the DineLA website, looked over a few choices and menus, and decided on Estérel . What a surprising find, and in all the good ways. The location is inside the Sofitel, and the ambiance is very exquisite. We both felt we were not 'dressed up' enough for the hotel, and didn't expect such a high-class feel. The restaurant itself was comfortable, and welcoming. As for the food, and the DineLA menu, overall I was happy. Most of the items ran a bit on the 'tiny' side, but fortunately packed a lot of flavor. Service overall was attentive, and helpful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Esterel lunch
    KLinLA
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Went with a friend for lunch / Dine LA. $20 bought a lovely 3 course lunch. Our server was very friendly, cheerful and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no dine LA, but we still ate
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We were late for our 2pm reservation. They stopped serving Dine LA at 230pm. But they will still serve regular lunch. We tried their 30 minute lunch. It was good. Small serving of 4 courses like bento box style. We were full though at the end. Their bread needs to be changed. We didn't care much for it. Romano was our waiter. He was good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Foodie review
    Lilmsintl
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    This place was not impressive. We are foodies and did Dine LA and the service was sub par and the food was nothing to call home about. We will not return as there were not many tables in the dining room, and having been a server, we should have received top notch service, yet more than once the server ignored us and walked by us, failing to check on us. First time at this Restaurant for Dine LA and no thanks to returning. Disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place
    RedCometVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We actually went with our kids and took advantage of the special menu during dineLA. The place was shockingly quiet, with only a few other tables seated. Having said that, the server was attentive and tolerant to my kids' antics. The food was good but not great. After the meal, we spent some time at the very plush enclosed "outdoor" area. The atmosphere was very nice. Would have been very romantic without the kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Esterel Review - Picture perfect
    Janet
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    The food portions were a great size (not too big) and the plates were all picture perfect (and delicious!).
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The place and food were perfect. The staff was friendly and my group of ten close friends all loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay but pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The restaurant was empty (maybe 6 of us total on a Saturday night in LA). The food was good but not amazing considering the prices. The steak was perfectly cooked, the fish was delicious, and their pear sorbet was superb.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pass on this one
    psimpson
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Perhaps one of the most disappointing restaurant meals I have ever had. Not one redeeming quality to the food. Dessert was clearly some prepackaged Sysco product (that didn't stop them from charging an outrageous mark up), chicken was dry and accompanied by some horrible over cooked gnocci, don't even get me started on the app. - tuna "carpaccio" more like tuna goo with garlic powder sprinkled on it (why???). In case you still want to go get ready to pay at least three times retail for the mediocre wine selection.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bland..
    littlefoodie
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Upon entering the restaurant, the host was talking to another guest and didnt acknowledge 3 people walking up to the desk. We were standing there for about 5 minutes until we approached him about getting seated seeing as the restaurant was fairly empty. We get to our table and even though we had reservations, the table wasnt set for our party of 3. The food we ordered was very underseasoned. Overall, the 3 of us were dissatisfied with the appetizers and entrees we had ordered but the desserts were okay. From this experience, I doubt we would come back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had the Provençale flatbread
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Had the Provençale flatbread with fresh, ripe tomatoes, then moved on to the duck and beef medallions, both of which were excellent. If you are torn, go for the duck. We then finished with Baked Alaska, set aflame tableside.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Last time
    Notenuf
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    I have tried every restaurant that has used this sight since the hotel first opened many years ago. This current one lacks any sense of innovation. The menu was limited and not very inspiring. The bronzino was just plain ordinary. When this restaurant closes I may try the next attempt. Maybe not.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection
    bigmellz
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    The wife & I dined here for brunch, food is great tasting and low in calories. The staff were knowledgeable, made excellent suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We dined here because we were
    BHReviewer2VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    We dined here because we were staying in the hotel. The food was quite good but the service was very slow. The restaurant was not crowded & it was very frustrating to have to wait 15 minutes for our drinks, then wait another 15 minutes for our appetizers. Our main course was then brought out before we finished the appetizers. We were overcharged for 3 glasses of wine that we hadn't ordered - they were taken off the bill but it was just another bit of inattention to our meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch menu is great but can
    kittyVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Brunch menu is great but can be better with more food choices. would love to come back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love love love this place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    Love love love this place. It's a very chill restaurant with amazing decor. The food is great, especially the lobster dynamite and tuna tartar. Their bread selection is delicious as well. My husband and I love it here, and celebrate all our special occasions here. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The night we went was slow,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/22/2012
    The night we went was slow, a rainy Sunday night. Food is always amazing and any of Chef Simon's restaurants. I tried sweetbreads and really liked them here. The only thing that wasn't amazing was the lemon poppy seed cake that I save and ate for breakfast. I couldn't quite figure out what the aftertaste was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was nothing special compared
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/15/2011
    Food was nothing special compared to the hype. Not worth the $$$.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good option for shoppers
    Chinesefoodlover
    Dined on 10/7/2011
    A great place for dinner in the neighborhood especially after shopping at the mall. The food is good and prices are reasonable. The bar area is very handsome and great for a large group. The hotel lobby decor is very stylish and lends itself to a young and trendy crowd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Would've said Vibrant Bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/9/2011
    Would've said Vibrant Bar Scene, but for some reason, on last Friday night, there was hardly anyone there. The other time we went on a Friday, the bar was packed, and the music was turned up louder. My girlfriend, and I couldn't stop dancing in our seats during dinner. This time the we could barely hear the music.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh. Too expensive for what
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2011
    Meh. Too expensive for what is is. Mostly empty on a Saturday. Can see why.
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  • Not the same...
    YumsterVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2011
    Very disappointing evening. We have had great experiences here previously. Will not return or recommend. From the dominating music coming from the lounge to the inability to put a couple of properly cooked steaks on the table at the same time...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favourite touch was the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/25/2011
    My favourite touch was the cotton candy delivered with the bill!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet