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Roof Garden at The Peninsula Hotel
Roof Garden at The Peninsula Hotel
  • Address:
    9882 South Santa Monica Blvd.
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212
    Neighborhood:
    Beverly Hills
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Roof Garden at The Peninsula Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.peninsula.com/roofgarden
  • Phone: (310) 975-2855
  • Hours of Operation: Daily - 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: David Codney
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wilshire Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Roof Garden at The Peninsula Hotel
Tucked away on the roof is a stylish poolside patio garden, beside The Peninsula Spa, serving Naturally Peninsula cuisine with emphasis on great-tasting healthy food and imaginative drinks. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner can be enjoyed in a relaxed and casual alfresco atmosphere. Executive Chef David Codney focuses on local organic produce and seasonal ingredients. Take in the evening, where the warmth of the Firepit provides for a sophisticated backdrop in which one can enjoy a Roof Garden signature drink under the stars.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Not only is this one of Beverly Hills' best restaurants (not as well-known or trendy as the more "in" places but cannot be topped in food, service, and elegant casualness) but the special "Barbecue" menu done on weekends in summer only is beyond belief. Tasty, full of variety, and all presented with a relaxed specialness. Yes, it is near the pool on the roof and yes, people are wandering through with their swim stuff, but so what? It makes for a fun people-watching scene at one of the key "out-of-towner" hotels in the area, but as locals who can literally walk to the hotel we find our "neighborhood joint" on the roof perfect, especially during sunset hours when the cool breezes blow across the area and perfect service abounds. Just GO!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This is the perfect LA lunch spot. Fabulous fresh, light menu--there were so many things we wanted to try, it was hard to decide. And the specialty drink list was even better...frozen lemonade and jalapeno margarita were just the ticket! Glorious atmosphere...Next time, I'm staying there--if the lunch is that good, imagine how great the hotel must be!!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Rooftop, garden, Peninsula Hotel - what's not to like? But the food was the highlight -- we had a Citrus Shrimp and a Seared Ahi. Both came with complex and very well balanced compositions. The sizable Ahi portion was incredibly good, with a nice slightly spicy aioli and sort of bread salad (croutons, cukes, capers, greens). I'm not much for hot pineapple, but the citrus shrimp was also excellent - scrumptious combinations of flavors. Nice atmosphere; good service, and parked in the valet area with the Rolls Royces, Mercedes, and Ferraris, was a Kia - keeping it real...."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "My wife and I spent our honeymoon at this hotel and even though the hotel menu has changed my wife and I requested the same menu items as part of our tradition. My wife and have returned each anniversary. The server and staff made sure our celebration was relived in its entirety. The staff was amazing. I highly recommend thisr restaurant to anybody."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The food and service was excellent! However, since the pool is right next to the seating area, the guests who walk by can be very distracting."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The ambiance was very peaceful and relaxing, great setting and nice and quiet on a sunday morning. The service was great, although almost too great we had so many different people service us we didn't know who to ask for anything. The food itself was very mediocre. We ordered a pineapple dish which was never placed and we had to ask for it half way through our meal. My mother also ordered earl grey tea and received english breakfast, a minor set back although it shouldn't happen at a five star hotel."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We had lunch on what turned out to be a very hot day and sitting outside was great. We were also offered the option of sitting in a poolside cabana, which would have also been nice, perhaps even a bit cooler. My tofu pad thai was tasty and the bread basket was good, especially the cheese crackers. My friend had one of the specials, which she said was okay, not great. The service was terrific. We had a great waiter and everyone greeted us both coming and going. The noise level was energetic due to a long table of about 10 or 12 women having a group lunch."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Always a treat to eat on the roof. Great menu...lots of selections and very attentive service. There are plenty of heaters to keep you warm after the sun sets. Delicious!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I had lunch here at the Peninsula hotel-Roof Garden restaurant. It was a delightful experience. First, our waiter was perfect.....professional and very friendly and accomodating. Food was excellent as I would expect from this hotel...l have eaten at the Belvedere several times and always enjoyed it. The Peninsula Hotel maintains great service and food."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Been wanting to eat here for years and finally had the chance. I will definitely return. The waitress recommended some of the chef's specials and they were AMAZING. My specialty drink was also really good (my friend said her's was too sweet). This place is such a hidden gem. I'm sure it's perfect for weekend brunches or late summer nights."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Whenever I visit Los Angeles, I eat at the Roof Garden at the Peninsula Hotel. The staff is always extremely attentive, and the level of service is exceptional. More importantly, the food is incredible! Added to all this, the restaurant has great ambiance. I would definitely recommend the Roof Garden at the Peninsula!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This is our second time coming here and it was a pure pleasure to be here for New Years."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Very nice restaurant for a very quiet casual relaxing breakfast or lunch. The service is excellent and the food is very good and will meet the exceptions of any foodie."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "One of the best dining experiences I've had in la! The menu offered something for everyone and we couldn't decide which options to get, so we all ordered different dishes and sampled each others. Every dish was beautifully plated, and tasted incredibly delicious. They also have a fun cocktail menu as well as a great wine selection. Drinks were fantastic (my brother says its the best old fashion he's ever had, and that's saying a lot)! Plus the atmosphere was relaxing and enjoyable with stunning views of the city. Since this dining experience, we've been raving about it to friends! The Roof Garden has definitely made 5 new returning customers out of us!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "They raised corkage to $35 a bottle from $25. Wine list and drinks are expensive."
    Dined on 9/9/2013
  • "What a wonderful dinner. Incredible staff, we were treated like royalty. Incredible food and drink. Many gluten free items for my son and I and the chef came out to personally assure us about food prep precautions. The roof has glorious views of L.A., Hollywood and Beverly Hills and Century City. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "Perfect. Server went out of her way to accommodate my dietary restrictions. Ambiance is beautiful and the minute it started raining staff ran out to cover everyone with umbrellas and warm them with heaters. They make a special presentation to birthday guests with a special menu and birthday dessert."
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "It was fantastic. Everyone was so nice and the food was great. Service superb!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "This is a beautiful restaurant and i've had fine food here in the past. However, the food was off the night we dined. The staff was very attentive and didn't charge me, offered another dish or dessert even though I didn't complain - they noticed I hadn't eaten more than a few bites."
    Dined on 7/18/2013
  • "one of the best hotels in Beverly Hills and Westwood my partner is a foodie the menu is fantastic got a cabana for privacy for after dinner views were amazing watched a sunset in one direction and saw downtown lights starting to turn on."
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "The Roof Garden was an elegant way to wind down the evening. The staff was very attentive to our every need. They were quick to bring out water and an exquisite selection of breads (the zucchini bread was a pleasant surprise and very good). My family just ordered entrees for that evening and when we got them we were very happy with the portion sizes (just enough to feel pleasantly full, not overstuffed). The tofu pad thai (we got it with chicken) was rich in flavor. My Ahi Tuna was perfectly cooked and very fresh. The salad on the side was colorful and a perfect compliment to the tuna. Lastly, the fish tacos were nice and warm and the fish was not overly greasy. Overall, the experience was excellent and I believe well worth the price."
    Dined on 6/21/2013
  • "I love the Peninsula and we have a long history of going there for special occasions. I had a birthday dinner in the private dining room in the main restaurant, I've closed business deals in the bar, and so on. So when my mom was visiting near her birthday we wanted to make her last day special and went for lunch on a gorgeous California day at the Rooftop Garden. It was fantastic. The food was absolutely delicious -- the lobster BLT was overflowing with fresh briny lobster, the turkey burger the best I ever had, etc. We didn't get drinks. The service was nice, not exceptional but very nice. It's not cheap but we felt we got what we paid for and would definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/18/2013
  • "Went for Father's Day Brunch, was never given the brunch menu only the lunch menu. Didn't notice at first until my son said I didn't see eggs Benedict or any eggs on the menu....and of course we had already ordered. At first I thought maybe we must have missed the cut off time, but I keep seeing breakfast items being served after us. Wanted dessert, but it took sooooo long for our waitress to get back to us with our selections, she sent someone else over, we didn't want to wait so we just asked for the check. Somewhat of a disappointment for the reputation and the prices!"
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "The food was great but getting it took 45 minutes. We had to wait over 30 minutes for even a bread basket and had to ask for it twice."
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "A delightful dinner spot that gets more pub for its lively lunchtime scene, the Roof Garden at the Peninsula Hotel is a great spot for a romantic "get away" dinner that's right in the heart of Beverly Hills. We actually got our own cabana because the restaurant on this night was nearly full, so we were treated to a very private and wonderful dining experience. When it got chilly at night, they closed off the cabana on three sides and fired up the heater and it was PERFECT. Food was delicious and we split everything which kept the bill down a bit. Parking was only $8 with validation and it's a great spot to impress a date. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/14/2013
  • "Food was great. (a little pricey). Liked the service and the location near Beverly Hills. Nice place for a special date."
    Dined on 5/24/2013
  • "Could not have had a more wonderful experience. In fact we loved in so much we made a reservation for the following night!"
    Dined on 5/17/2013
  • "Less snobby then most of Beverly HIlls' fine dining establishmens, but still top notch service and food."
    Dined on 4/19/2013
  • "The best. Food and service is of the highest quality."
    Dined on 4/16/2013
  • "This is a true gem, one of the finest spots in LA for a lunch on a sunny day. Food is exceptional, staff is always attentive, but not obtrusive, friendly and informed. Makes the typical business lunch feel more like a special occasion."
    Dined on 4/10/2013
  • "wonderful; we could actually talk without shouting and the food and service were excellent. A pleasure"
    Dined on 3/23/2013
  • "Great bday lunch on the roof top - we were there for over 4 hours! Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/16/2013
  • "Friendly and wonderful staff! Great food, outstanding experience."
    Dined on 2/28/2013
  • "Two complaints: Chose the Valentine's Day Price Fix menu which was advertised on their website to include a red rose and didn't receive it. Additionally, it was so dark I couldn't see what I was eating. So dark that I had trouble even cutting my food."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Great spot to celebrate a special occasion, in this case a girlfriend's birthday lunch!"
    Dined on 10/12/2012
  • "Excellent alternative to the main dining room by the pool. Very good inventive food."
    Dined on 10/2/2012
  • "I've been to this place for lunch. It seems much better at lunch. At night, it was OK, but not great."
    Dined on 9/22/2012
  • "We had the most delightful lunch. The service was outstanding and the food was exquisite!"
    Dined on 9/19/2012
  • "Perfectly lovely evening. The venue has the class of the Peninsula without the coat and tie. Casual dining at its finest. Not inexpensive, but worth it. And don't leave without trying the jalapeno margarita!"
    Dined on 8/25/2012
  • "Like the rest of the Peninsula Hotel, the spa cafe/roof garden is outstanding in service, quality and style. With heavy hitters doing business around the pool just steps from the small patio dining, the experience is a strange amalgam of first class amenities sprinkled with the bikini laden guests in sight. Naturally, being on a rooftop in Beverly Hills is an experience in unto itself and the Garden at the Peninsula delivers it well."
    Dined on 8/25/2012