Polo Lounge @  The Beverly Hills Hotel
Polo Lounge @ The Beverly Hills Hotel

Polo Lounge @ The Beverly Hills Hotel

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.dorchestercollection.com/
  • Phone: 3108872777x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open 7:00am to 1:30am daily.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Kaleo Adams
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Lunch and dinner are served with piano accompaniment alternating with light jazz on the patio during the long summer nights. Jazz music is also featured during Sunday Brunch.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sunset Boulevard & Crescent Ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The hotel offers valet parking for a reduced fee (validated)
A word from Polo Lounge @ The Beverly Hills Hotel
The Polo Lounge has been the favorite breakfast spot and watering hole for generations of stars and Hollywood deal-makers. Guests enjoy indoor and outdoor seating for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and late-night suppers. Lunch and dinner are served with piano accompaniment alternating with light jazz on the patio during the long summer nights. Jazz music is also featured during Sunday Brunch. In the evening guests can come to relax and enjoy one of our many specialty cocktails or one of our old favorites.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Polo Lounge @ The Beverly Hills Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.3
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (72)special occasion (66)romantic (52)great for lunch (48)great for brunch (42)notable wine list (27)fit for foodies (25)neighborhood gem (22)hot spot (17)good for groups (16)late-night find (11)scenic view (9)vibrant bar scene (8)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • Polo Lounge review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    A visit to the Polo Lounge will have an element of a pilgrimage to a historic and iconic Hollywood venue. The seasoned staff reminds us that the BH Hotel was already there before the City of BH was established. Therefore expect 5 star elegance albeit from a distant era. Service: 5 stars, impeccable with staff eager to assist, so rare these days - rest assured, you are paying for it. Ambiance outdoors was relaxing. Amenities include silver plated cutlery, pressed linen and an elegant presentation. Food quality is only up to 4 stars as the kitchen appears to be focused on satisfying older clientele, the old rich, as they say, with familiar edibles. All in all, the experience was superlative. Cost of lunch with wine, 15 stars.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a special treat
    SBCali
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This hotel has always been a stop for special occassions. It's history, ambiance, food, and service are always spectacular.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unimpressed
    Veggiebluff
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The patio is beautiful but we had to listen to a child bouncing a basketball outside one of the villas behind our table For the first half of our dinner! That was not what we expected in a fine dining Establishment with such an expensive menu. It was nice that they had a special vegan menu however the portions were very very small... Appetizer size for a $23 entrée! Our server was nice but she never checked on us once during our meal. Now we can say we been there but of all the dining we've experienced in Hollywood and Beverly Hills this was the most disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We celebrated our mothers 80th birthday and it couldn't have been better. The ambience , food, service and special care was the high point of the weekend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Opentable
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The only complaint we had was the steak was not done according to how ordered and was barely warm. Otherwise, the hotel, ambiance, wait service, hospitality were excellent. We went for my birthday and they were so sweet, they brought out a blueberry soufflé on a decorated plate. We would definitely go back. We might even stay at the gorgeous hotel.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little expen$ive
    nonickname
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had lunch on the patio and it was a wonderful and relaxing place. The food was excellent and the service was prompt and attentive. However, the dress of many of the customers was fairly casual, about 25% were in t-shrts and bermuda shorts. They looked fine, but not what I expected. One or two others were unacceptably casual but they let them in anyway. I was there years ago and it seemed more "glamorous" then. Maybe I was just younger then!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxing ambiance
    OutstandingVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It has always been a delight dining with friends at the PL as the atmosphere lends itself to good conversation and highly attentive service. On the other hand, I have never experienced a memorable dining experience here where, in fact, our entrees have typically been ordinary. I do admit, however, that the crab cake appetizer and souffles were excellent as well as my friend’s filet mignon. Finally, we were struck by the lack of patrons the evening we dined which had not been our previous observation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An enchanting evening !
    Madame
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our dinner at the Polo Lounge was truly exceptional. The food and the service were superb. We had the iceberg wedge salad, the Ceasar salad, the tortellini and the scallops. All were perfectly done - the sauce for the tortellini was heavenly and the scallops were the best my husband ever had. As for the service, it was attentive, professional yet friendly and warm. And, of course, knowing that you are in an iconic, mythical place makes it that much more special...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner reservation
    Aussietourist
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Three of us were visiting from Melbourne, Australia. This restaurant was magnificent. The food was amazing, particularly their signature dessert dish - chocolate souffle. The service was impeccable and the ambiance was outstanding. Beautiful restaurant to treat yourself or go to for a special occasion on your t
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Treat
    Uktraveller
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Myself, wife and daughter had lunch here during our recent trip to LA. The food, service and ambience of this place is a superb and we had a wonderful afternoon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice place!
    Cessi
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Friendly staff and outstanding outdoor eating area. Luxury feeling. Good food, too! Had a very nice lunch there with kids of 12,15 and 18.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as always
    Terriwith2arfsVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This restaurant never disappoints! We always have a wonderful meal, great service & terrific ambience! I always have the McCarthy Salad which is a finely chopped, similar to cobb salad, with delicious balsamic vinaigrette. Husband had the Lobster Salad which was fresh and wonderful. We were also checking in to the hotel, which was done while we ate. I highly recommend all of their restaurants!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Alena
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The place is very classy. I found it though a little overpriced. I think it's because of the name, location, reputation etc...
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Continued excellence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Remains a fabulous experience with exemplary and attentive service; delicious food and memorable ambiance and over-all experience. Offers both a romantic environment (patio-booth) or fun lively option (in doors). Service continues to be phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Tooma
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Loved the garden atmosphere. Our starters were delicious however some of our entrees were bland yet fresh. Needed more spicing up.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Polo Lounge Still has Pull
    Mariana
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The Polo Lounge is an old L.A. mainstay famous for serving stiff, fresh, and inspired cocktails, the very old tree outside, and for its beautiful location and hotel grounds. Most restaurants this iconic and historic are merely musuems to their glory days and where people gather to relive their youth. This is NOT the case at the Polo Lounge where locals, internationals, celebrities and people who appreciate superb service have continuously gathered for top quality, fresh, inspired food, and carefully engineered libations. The supreme quality of their ingredients and the impeccably trained staff are reflected in the indulgent prices but it is sincerely worth going for a special celebration, reunion, or when you're hungry and need pampering.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointing
    Polomac
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The ceasar salad was very good. Unfortunately, everything else was very average. The staff was attentive and friendly, that was good but we waited quite a while for the food to arrive and quite a while for the wine to arrive. I forgot the name of what I ordered but it turned out to be flat breaded and what appeared to be processed chicken on top of mashed potatoes. If I had ordered it at Denny's I would have been satisfied but at the polo lounge? My companions felt much the same - very unexceptional.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Our waiter Todd was excellent in every respect however my wife and I felt the food was very average and would not choose to eat their again. My wife had never been there before and did like the ambiance of the restaurant and the hotel.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 8LUV2EAT
    8luv2eat
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Overall rating is OUTSTANDING (5 stars) . Service from their valet - hostess - waiter - food server are very professional and friendly. HIGHLY recommended to all my friends, families, and to anyone. Food are excellent. Their special salad: Kale Caesar Salad was the highlight of my order. That was the best unique salad I'd ever had because of the fresh anchovies and crunchy... soo delectable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellant Service and Food
    Austinight
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I have to say although very expensive, it was great. Our check for lunch for three was 175. No alcohol.... This was for a Caprese Salad, a Caesar Salad, and steak tar tar. One desert split three ways..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My first experience...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    at the Polo Lounge and it was fantastic. The Lobster Salad was to die for. So much lobster and the Martinis were fantastic too! Our service was over the top. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I have always wanted to stay at the Beverly Hills Hotel but fear I cannt afford it. When I visited and had lunch there I was NOT disappointed. Exceptionally friendly staff. Lunch was superb and ambiance perfect. I will return
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Meal in a Lovely Setting
    MomLovesFoodVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have dined here several times & are never disappointed. The outdoor patio is just beautiful & we love sitting out there enjoying the weather & the good food. The service is always friendly & attentive. This time we discovered the flavored iced teas and they were the perfect accompaniment to our meal. We had lunch and several of us enjoyed burgers - beef and turkey - but the salads are delectable as well. We've never had anything we didn't like. We always like dining here when in LA and will be back when we can!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible atmosphere
    Lea428
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The atmosphere is unsurpassed. It felt like stepping into an old Hollywood movie. Absolute luxury all the way. I had the Wagyu beef. It was so tender I barely needed a knife to cut it. Both food and service were amazing. They waited on us hand and foot. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    Parker
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This was my second time to the Polo Lounge and it was incredible. I made a reservation to sit out on the Patio for dinner. The musician playing was perfect. I have been to restaurants where I found the musician to be to loud over a speaker making it hard to make conversation. This one was perfect in every way, I even picked up his card on my way out, I enjoyed his contribution to the ambiance on the patio. The service is always outstanding and sets above the bar to anywhere around. The food presentation is always impressive and the recommendation for the carrot cake was a wonderful choice. I enjoyed it so much I can't wait until I have it again next time I'm in town.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Five star
    Jari
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Wonderful place Everything was perfect the food, service, the place .Im à ex chef and i have been i this business for 25 years and this plays are real good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent In Every Way!
    LDow
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Our first experience with the Polo Lounge was the best dining experience we have had to date! This was a birthday celebration and everything was perfect from the moment we walked in to the surprise birthday dessert at the end. The French Martini's and Bloody Mary's were awesome and the Scottish Salmon was excellent in every way! Everyone was attentive and our server Alec was friendly and very accommodating. We will definitely return! ps.... that crumber was way cool! :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    johnr
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Great food all world class services being the hotel along with area
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful, but Expensive
    DbrookmaVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great place to go for something special. Wonderful feel, just expensive....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Iconic
    Bevhillfoodie
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Friendly service and great staff. Good was delicious and cooked to perfection
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Lunch
    fun2dine
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Great to a girls lunch, especially if you have out of town guests who want to see a few iconic spots. The service and food were great and the staff makes you feel special. We wanted to tour the pool area and gift shop and everyone was so helpful and nice. I recommend the Polo Lounge for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast in Superb Surroundings
    RoyAlScot
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was a chance decision on my part that I am really glad we did. I had heard of the Polo Lounge for years but had not considered it as something high on my to do list. However, having had a superb breakfast in terrific surroundings - maybe I should have done this years ago. Service and food were impeccable and the setting on the terrace was excellent - especially to those who like "People Watching!" The most surprising thing was the cost, I had expected an astronomical bill but it was far lower than I had expected and that, for a Scot, was a pleasant surprise.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fair with No Value
    QCommVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I have eaten at some of the best restaurants in the world. I cannot recommend this place, and certainly not at this price point. A $25 small bib lettuce salad with a few strawberry fragments ? Come on…. A $52 NY steak that was just okay ? Don't waste your time here...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On the bucket list
    Restaurantbucketlist
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    One of the places that was on mom's bucket list, she had always wanted to eat there as she had read about the history of the place and that there were times that you can spot a star or two in the restaurant. The bonus is that the food was really quite good and the staff very warm and friendly not at all snooty as some place can be. She had a wonderful salmon burger that was cooked to perfection with a nice side salad. I had a salad that had farro and quino grains Fabulous.. Must try the triple chocolate dessert. Rich and decadent but ultimately yummy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Used to be really great
    f00die
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    But I think in light of recent issues with the hotel management company, they were not on their a game at the polo lounge. The meal was nice, the drinks were nice, but the service was sub par. The waiter dropped drinks on us twice and then didn't offer to comp anything, but rather just rotated the table so we didn't have to sit in wet spots.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Polo Lounge in the Garden
    myturntoBuyVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    The perfect place for a special lunch in the Garden Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel- romantic setting with large shade umbrellas, fresh flowers and crisp table linens. Waiter very attentive, informed about the menu with good recommendations.Still serving my all time favorite- Lobster Salad with touches of citrus! No heavy mayo to be seen anywhere! YUMMY.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WONDERFUL!
    luvlyday
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I thought we had reservations for brunch, but there was a mistake and they only had breakfast at the time of our reservation. But breakfast was delicious, and the service was superb. We were never rushed, and it was just a lovely way to celebrate a special occasion. First time I was there, but I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We had a very wonderful dinner outside. The service was fantastic and the ambiance was subtle elegance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The service was amazing. I had a pasta dish which I did not love. My friends has lobster rissotto which she really liked. We had drink before we went to our table and found it nice that I came with chip, salsa and guacamole. I have heard there lunch is amazing will go back for that.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another wonderful meal
    SonomaLA
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The food is always good, but it's really the staff that make this establishment so enjoyable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 60 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 737 reviews are from the Polo Lounge @ The Beverly Hills Hotel reviews archive.