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Esterel

4.3
265 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American, Contemporary French, Mediterranean
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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
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Phone number
(310) 358-3979
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Pete Manfredini
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Catering
Catering available for your events! Please call Aure Tara, Director of Catering, at (310) 228-2189 for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
La Cienega Blvd. @ Beverly Blvd.
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Parking details
Valet Parking $12.00 per car. $8 with validation from restaurant. $5 with Sofitel Exclusive Card.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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

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What 265 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.2
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4.3
ambience
3.8
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Devontae (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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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vipCharmel (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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Ruksana (Atlanta)
5.0  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.

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TheAJZ (New England)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Horrid food.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 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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None (Los Angeles)
2.0  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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vipDavid (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Pretty good food, rather limited menu, very chaotic service

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vipjackf (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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1lindalw (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

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vipJackOnWestside (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

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vipRita (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Poor service for thanksgiving brunch..limited options

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  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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Flower (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  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.

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Lana1 (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

Martha our host was amazing

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vipDaman (Los Angeles)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

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

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vipRILEY (Los Angeles)
3.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  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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vipKathywithak (Los Angeles)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
1.0  Dined on July 25, 2017

Inacceptable pour le restaurant d'un Sofitel

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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
2.0  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

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vipNLML (Los Angeles)
5.0  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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Mary (Orange County)
3.0  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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vipEfrain1971 (Los Angeles)
5.0  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

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2017

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

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