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About 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.

8555 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary French / American, Contemporary French, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Saturday:
· Breakfast: 06:30am-12pm

· Lunch: 12pm-2pm

· Dinner: 5pm-10:30pm

Sunday:

· Breakfast: 06:30am-12pm

· Lunch: 12pm-2pm

· Dinner: 5pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
La Cienega Blvd. @ Beverly Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 358-3979

Website:
http://www.esterelrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Esterel is located in the hip and luxurious Sofitel Beverly Hills. Sofitel offers nightly entertainment in our sleek Riviera 31 lounge featuring rotating music and entertainment as well as one of LA's hottest live jazz nights. Call (310)358-3979 for entertainment details.

Catering:
Catering available for your events! Please call Aure Tara, Director of Catering, at (310) 228-2189 for more details.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking $12.00 per car. $8 with validation from restaurant. $5 with Sofitel Exclusive Card.

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.

Executive Chef:
Pete Manfredini

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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 Aure Tara, Director of Catering, at (310) 228-2189 for more details. Aure will work closely with you, from conception to completion to make your event most memorable.

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Sun - Fri 5:30PM - 8:00PM

Esterel Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
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Special Occasion (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was simply amazing. The ambiance was as well. Their were rose on the table and nice candles. The server was amazing and attentive and the entire team helped each other as if they rehearse it daily! Amazing place. Even the valet was great, attentive, professional, and fast!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

First of all I would like to say that I'm not usually the one to write a bad review, however I was very disappointed at The quality of food, it was almost offensive. Service was great, but that by itself doesn't make up for the Poor and low quality food served at a restaurant. Zucchini beignets were tasteless and inedible. Octopus was tender however it was burnt to a crisp. Risotto and french fries were decent, however still greasy. The dipping sauces were spot on, the only plus to cover the taste of low quality food and basic cooking skills. For a hotel of that caliber I would of expected perfection. Server was very pleasant and was willing to accommodate, the manager was called over and she asked to substitute to make up for the disappointment. Don't waist your time and money. There are many others great choices nearby.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Lovely on the patio, and the brunch was more than ample.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Disabled Access
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Loved the colors and decor, food was fantastic but service was exceptional. Marta and Sandra are fantastic staff members and took great care of me and my guest.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The dinner was buffet style for Christmas. Would have been a great dinner, but the buffet was not very well organized. Staff we friendly and the table service was good, but the food was not hot and the flavor certainly was not worth the price.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Horrid food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I can't recommend this restaurant for a regular meal I was there for Christmas ...buffet was nothing special

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Pretty good food, rather limited menu, very chaotic service

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We wanted to celebrate Thanksgiving at a special venue. I have driven by this hotel for years and never frequented this site. When I read an email, promoting the best restaurants for Thanksgiving in Angeles /Beverly Hills and saw the word "buffet", we were hooked. We read reviews and made our reservation. And what a terrific choice. Best wine, artisan salads , and delicious entries were presented. And an assortment of fine French desserts topped off a fabulous evending. The entire wait staff were so professional and hospitable. Truly a superb experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This time we were here for the delightful Thanksgiving buffet. Staff friendly and helpful. Food delicious! They did not mention, 6 or more they add the gratuity automatically. We ended up tipping twice.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Poor service for thanksgiving brunch..limited options

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Just had a thanksgiving brunch with my family there. Great food, outsatanding service, beautiful patio. You will hear loud sirens (police or 911 ) time to time but everything else were absolutely wonderful.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Lovely French-inflected California cuisine in a beautiful setting, with lots of artwork and a serene patio garden. Perfect Thanksgiving buffet.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The environment and food was great. I took a friend for a birthday celebration and he loved it.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great service, quiet restaurant, but average food. The mushroom risotto we got was cold, the waiter was kind enough to send a new one but it tasted burnt the second time. The mango mouse looked better than it tasted. The flatbread and tomato soup and mac n cheese were delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Dissapointed
Fruits spoiled , coffee not hot , food tasteless , order mistake cause delay

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Martha our host was amazing

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Very nice ambiance, beautiful garden patio with much appreciated heaters. Interesting and unusual menu options. The food was good, but a bit over flavored for me. The service is excellent. There's a lot of street noise on the patio, especially because of the nearby hospital, but overall it's a great spot.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Not what I spected... The terrace is beautiful, but the food not so great.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Overall this was okay. The food was good but neither of our meals was worthy of talking about. The best things we ate were the Stuffed Portabello appetizer (FYI, it is just one mushroom so you have to share it) and the Bomba we had for dessert (which was a deliciously fabulous sphere concocted of vanilla and chocolate ice creams dipped in chocolate and topped with a fruit compote - yum!). My friend's mushroom risotto was "good but not great - I've had better", and my salmon was tasty and well prepared, however, the accompaniments were overcooked. The potatoes were dry and hard like they had been cooked and reheated a few times too many.
Overall, the restaurant is beautifully-adorned and is well-suited inside the fancy Sofitel hotel. Sadly, the food is just not as fancy as the dining room.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

They gave us 2 different menus with differing item listed as gluten free on either menu. When asked to specify and modify my dish, they assured me it was no problem yet proceeded to give me a dish with ingredients that were not gluten free. There were cockroaches running around the ground. The manager was unapologetic and when we said we didn't even want to see the desert menu because we were so creeped out, he simply said "understood". For as nice of a hotel as the Sofitel is and for the prices of the food, it certainly left a lot to be desired. Will not be returning.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Delicious lamb racks amazing staff and host I truly had a great time after a long motorcycle ride with a friend I have not seen in a while :) thank you for the out door seating 🥂

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The staff was very helpful and accommodating for my out of town guests. Le Jardin is a great outdoor space right in the middle of the city. I will return and I recommend it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Inacceptable pour le restaurant d'un Sofitel

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The location is great and the patio beautiful but the food is not really good and the cocktails very bad... what a shame

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Tapas, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The outdoor area is beautiful and relaxing. The service was impeccable. The salmon was delicious but did not like the Ahi.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 16, 2017

We mainly chose 6 dishes from the share plates from which I can say only one was good. The service, ambience, and everything else were good.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Martha the manager she's always the best ever she always make u feel like ur home
Food is always great
Service always great too
Love to go there all the time

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Our server was extremely attentive, very polite, and overall great!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Seated right away with reservations, great service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Lovely Mother's Day Brunch - beautiful patio, great service and everyone in the restaurant was attentive and accommodating . Buffet was delicious and always replenished you didn't miss out on anything. Definitely recommend

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2017

The hostess and waitress were very nice and friendly.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Beautiful restaurant awesome food service a little slow.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Singapore)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Excellent food at reasonable prices. Joe provided diligent service

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We were seated on the patio one spring evening--flower festooned area with overhead boughs of blooms. The street noise from Beverly was worth the outdoor exposure, but we could have done without the throbbing music through the sound system. Food pleased us all--loved the tuna poke with avocado, the truffled cauliflower steak, the faro with my husband's chicken. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 18, 2017

I came for a business lunch and the staff was absolutely wonderful and incredibly accommodating and the environment was stunning the only problem was that one of our party or very late and sadly they neglected to tell us that the kitchen closed at 2 o'clock so we were unable to order any food as we were waiting for the late person in our party. However the wait staff said accommodate us with a cheese plate on the house so that we could at least have a bite of something instead of nothing at all which was very kind. I do wish they had notified us of the kitchen closing as I would have ordered something before they had closed in the meantime. The only other concern is that in the garden the noise level is quite loud due to the street noise surrounding the hotel but that is not the problem of the hotel that is just due to the general location of the area.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We came for Easter brunch. The food was good and the service was on point. There is a beautiful outdoor area to eat but it is also lovely inside too.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Such a great Easter brunch spread, the patio was so festive and darling! We got the bottomless mimosas and I never saw the bottom of my glass!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Located in the posh Sofitel Hotel across from Beverly Center, Esterel impresses with decor and ambiance. The menu, smartly focused on seafood, is only serviceable. Not bad, but nothing to write home about. The space, on the other hand, is. Open, comfortable, welcoming, and conducive to conversation, accented by warm colors and a wall adorned with classic-style artwork.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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