The Belvedere
The Belvedere

The Belvedere

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.peninsula.com/belvedere
  • Phone: 3109752736
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am to 11:00am;
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am to 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm to 10:30pm;
    Brunch: Sunday - 11:00am to 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: David Codney
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Please email eventpbh@peninsula.com or call (310) 788-2333 with any special event inquiries.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wilshire Blvd
  • Parking: Valet
A word from The Belvedere
Offering modern American cuisine under the direction of acclaimed Executive Chef David Codney, The Belvedere has long been regarded as one of the finest restaurants in Los Angeles, with impeccable service and a sophisticated atmosphere. The Belvedere was recently voted "Best Hotel Restaurant in the Continental US and Canada" by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine and the recipient of the AAA Five Diamond award for 18 consecutive years. While the main dining room has a capacity of 65 to 70, the Private Dining Room can accommodate parties of up to 20 people for more intimate gatherings. The beautifully landscaped patio allows diners to enjoy the California sunshine as well as the impeccable cuisine. Menu highlights include items such as the famed "Truffled Macaroni and Cheese" - Elbow Macaroni with Black Truffles, Hen of the Woods Mushrooms & Parmigiano Reggiano.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
The Belvedere reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (35)romantic (30)great for outdoor dining (21)fit for foodies (20)great for lunch (17)great for brunch (14)good for groups (10)neighborhood gem (10)notable wine list (9)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (4)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Brunch at The Belvedere
    Birthday
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Good Brunch (more of lunch/dinner menu then a traditional breakfast with eggs menu)! Bottomless GOOD champagne. Quiet. Good Service. The chocolate chip cookies and bread pudding were the best ever. We also saw several celebrities. Overall very good and fun!! Slightly pricey and probably will not return unless its a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Experence
    JWoods
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a wonderful time and experience. The food was excellent as well as the service. A new spot for us. I would strongly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LovetodineVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The service was excellent and everything was delicious . A great place for a birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • smiley
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was high quality and the ambiance of the place was so beautiful
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Queenie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I was underwhelmed. Loved the quiet atmosphere; service was very good; plating was excellent. But, the food itself -- nothing to write home about. Coupled with the prices, don't think we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mixed Feelings
    GeminiVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Two of us had the four course tasting menu while the third ordered from the regular menu. Service was poor which puzzles me because it was a Monday night and he dining room was almost empty. I ended up waving frantically at the end of dessert to get our check. The two people who ordered from the tasting menu were the most positive especially about the risotto, the short ribs and the Grand Marnier soufflé. My scallops were so-so.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    TinaVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Amazing - Is The Belvedere From The Moment I Entered Your Amazing - Restaurant To The Amazing- Outdoor Patio Dinning To The Amazing -Freshly Prepared Menu Items The AMAZING Kumquat's Soufflé. Oh My What An Amazing Meal I Had. Thank You
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Kelly's Komments"
    KellyVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were here for a Travelzoo promotional voucher and enjoyed a 5-Star dining experience. The matching wine supplement was excellent and removed the problem of selecting from their extensive wine list. Since we had been here before for "special" occasions, it was great to note that the fact we came this time on a promotional voucher did not diminish their established quality of service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic evening
    overpriced
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We went to celebrate our anniversary - food, service and everything we could wish for were outstanding! The halibut was wonderful, as was the gnocchi. I did not think it was overpriced for what was provided!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    WE WERE ABLE TO SIT OUTSIDE FOR BRUNCH WITH MY 94 YEAR OLD FATHER. THERE WAS A 3 PIECE MUSICAL GROUP INSIDE, WHICH WAS LOVELY, BUT NOT FOR HAVING CONVERSATION WITH MY FATHER. THE BRUNCH WAS EXCELLENT, AND THE SERVICE COULD NOT HAVE BEEN BETTER. WE ALL ENJOYED OURSELVES.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pretty good
    PaulyVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Used the travelzoo voucher, so got the tasting menu. Food was tasty, presented well, and portions were modest. The braised beef was not as hot as I wanted it to be, and I could not taste the chimichurri that I thought was written in the description, though maybe it was just some delicate "chimichurri" oil drizzle. One salad came with Feta cheese, but the description was something else, or vice versa. Finally, I added the duck potstickers, which were also tasty but were deep fried (though not fresh and crispy). I expected them to be steamed and oil crisped on one side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anna
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    very cozy...food was great....i love the macaroons placed in the basket for people leaving the restaurant to take. nice touch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old School
    EWWWWWW
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was absolutely not that great. The decor was so old and dated I don't consider it fancy for 2014. The service was outstanding but what would one expect with only 4 tables occupied? We asked for medium rare and got medium well, there was kitchen debris in our desert, we used a Travelzoo and the portions were miniscule.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food but ...
    DaCoda
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The Belvedere has excellent quality food but eat before you go, as the portions are teeny.Our lunch group was made up of 5 petite gals and we were all hungry when we left. I ordered the salmon- great taste and quality but it was about 3 inches square, with a little fancy foam on top -and that was it! No veggies (save for a few they had on the plate for decoration and accent), no rice. Nada. My sister got the lobster salad and said the same thing. Excellent quality but almost no food. Guess this place is for starving actresses. So overall, it was fun to go here for lunch but eat first. The cost was fairly reasonable -$35pp with tip for an entree and ice tea (as opposed to the $67++ tea they had in the crowded lobby area). Service just ok.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch at the Belvedere
    ChiGirl
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The quality and variety of food was outstanding and they poured endless Nicholas Feulliete (sp?). But a celebrity and his bodyguards constant movement took away from the ambience. The waitress was kind but not as attentive as usual. Perhaps short staffed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Four good friends had a great meal and enjoyed talking to each other rather than shouting. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • james
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Belvedere is a beautiful restaurant with excellent food. The hotel, piano bar, and restaurant keep alive the elegant traditions of an earlier time. We were there for my birthday (70th) and felt a real connection to the fine ambience with the highest standards for a glittering night out in Beverly Hills.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Staff Review
    reeeeeelygood
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The staff went overboard making sure that our dining experience was pleasurable. We had changed our reservations - during the day beginning with only two individuals, but ultimately ended up with 9 and the staff handled our changes without a hint of being 'ruffled'. We will definitely go back to this restaurant....many times.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seasons52VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    It was all fine. Food was tasty. Service was attentive. Room was pretty. But nothing to write home about either. Haven't eaten here in about 10 years and I remember being far more impressed then. I would eat there again but it wouldn't be first on the list.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't say enough about this place
    cfreema7VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    This is pretty much the only restaurant in LA I feel OK with paying full price for. Expensive, yes, worth it, absolutely! The food is presented as if it is being prepared for a photo shoot. The service is incredible. We dined for my birthday last night. From the moment I walked up to the host, we were referred to by name. the waiter was on queue every time wine was low. then they did something I've never seen before: My wife and I were there on coupon, our two guest were not, and order only small entrees, we had four course meal. Our first course was brought, the waiter then brought my friend an amuse bouche. Our second course was brought out, along with small portion of truffle mac and cheese for our friends. Amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Wonderful food, service and ambience! We loved everything about the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great overall, but!
    WonkowskiVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Always enjoy Belvedere, service is excellent, love the bread basket, love it's not noisy so we can have a nice conversation. This last time the main course is so tiny, 3 regular size scallops with the tiniest root vegetables, smaller than most restaurants appetizer. Wonder if they have changed their kitchen staff. I guess that's one way to have guests order desserts since main course isn't satisfying in terms if quantity. I'm already a very small eater, so if I find the portion too small, most people will still be hungry after dinner without ordering dessert. May be that's the reason the restaurant was half empty on a Friday evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    terrible old fashion quisine was ill the next day as was the people I had dinner with
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Celebration Brunch
    George
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I don't know why open table took our reservation for 10:30am for Sunday Brunch when the brunch begins at 11am. This is the second time this has happened at two different locations. I suppose now that I will have to call the restaurant directly eliminating the convenience of the open table booking. The music was wonderful but you need to sit inside to hear it. The Peking duck was also outstanding. The lack of crab was sorely missed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant As Always
    LMBHVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I'm at the Belvedere often and there is a reason why. Service is top notch and food is divine. Whether Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch or Dinner you can't go wrong. I never look at the menu for breakfast. I'm a creature of habit. I always have the Crab & Lobster Fritata. AMAZING!!! Lunch and Dinner just as amazing too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 340 reviews are from the The Belvedere reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The Belvedere's an elegant place for a special occasion. The ambience is one of quiet, taste, and subtlety. From the ample bread basket to the artistically presented dessert, our experience at the Belvedere was flawless.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I always love to have brunch/lunch at the restaurant. It is my favorite spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot!
    lovedelishfood
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Just love this restaurant. Staff are spot on with service and attentiveness, and food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, service and venue
    N21PMVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Wonderful dining experience. From the parking valet to doorman to reception at the Belvedere to our waiter, everyone made us feel special. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. We sat in the indoor dining room, but there is pretty outdoor dining area. Service was attentive but not intrusive. We had a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent
    jackson
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    excellent in every way from food to ambiance to service
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drinks Not Included in Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Used to like this restaurant for fairly good food and dessert for their Sunday brunch. The food this time was mediocre, and they now charge extra for juice, coffee, and other drinks. We weren't warned by the waiter, of course, even though we asked him about the cost of champagne. I think coffee was more than $7. With juice and coffee that we ordered, the total bill came out too be high.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    It is on of those places that make you want to come back. The brunch is really exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A delight!
    juanini
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    What a treat to have a fine meal and hear your friends too! Excellent food, service and atmosphere. I'll e back soon.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef Codney is a star!
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    I sought out a quiet place to meet with a colleague and friend - and The Peninsula was convenient. So we booked lunch at The Belvedere and, having met David Codney socially, I let him know we'd be there and asked him to come say hello. That "hello" became an enchanted meal with a spontaneous tasting menu so the chef could show some of his favorite creations. Every bite was superb, and the service was simply outstanding. Our business lunch took off with creative expansion as the food inspired our thinking. We will be back frequently - now that we know the trip from the San Gabriel Valley is so well worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best brunch in LA
    alhatVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Fabulous. Truly a 5 star experience in every way imaginable!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful lunch !
    fancydiner1
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    My husband and I went to the Belvedere for my birthday ,everyone was very nice and the food was scrumptious! I will be back as soon as I can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THINGS CHANGE
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    USED TO FREQUENT BELVEDERE FREQUENTLY FOR WONDERFUL EATING EXPERIENCE. HAD REFLUX AFTER EATING 1/2 OF YOUR DRIED OUT HAMBURGER ORDERED MED. RARE. SOME OF BREAD WAS STALE... MENU WAS A BORE MEAL MORE THAN MEDIOCRE... WAITER WAS BEST THING THAT DAY, HE WAS GREAT. AMBIENCE LOVELY. VERY DISAPPOINTING...ANNETTE PRESSMAN ....WAS THERE LAST THURS.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad table
    Angeleno
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    I was very disappointed in the table the gave us- a booth where two us faced a booth wall in had ax Sked for a very nice special table as this was a special occasion and the should have given us a table with four chairs in the middle of the dining room so we could have enjoyed the atmosphere. Instead we got a booth like at a Denny's. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had to go back
    ArthurJacobVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    With so many fine options in LA we couldn't help but go back. And we were lucky enough to have Rafael again. Sometimes a repeat is a disappointment, but not here. Highly recommended (again). And shout out too, to the new manager (Andre?) who was very gracious and professional. Kudos and thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific meal
    WeebleMom
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    We went to the Belvedere for a special anniversary, and the night was terrific. The food was amazing, truly everything we ate was delightful, including the little chocolate mousse/passionfruit cake they presented to us with candles. We ordered glasses of wine which were also wonderful, and when I requested the name of one to write it down, I was a brought an extra half-glass of wine "because I liked it so much." The service was very attentive and polished, but still friendly. The only drawback to the evening was that there were only three tables seated in the whole place, so it felt a bit empty and quiet instead of convivial. But we had a wonderful dinner and evening and I would definitely go back for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.