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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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Celebrate Thanksgiving with your family in our Restaurant and enjoy our buffet prepared for the occasion.Open from 12pm to 8pm. $58 per person.$30 for children 12 years and under (tax and service not included)
Our Patio seating's is subjected to availability. A la carte menu will not be available

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Celebrate Christmas with your family in our Restaurant and enjoy our buffet prepared for the occasion.Open from 12pm to 9pm. $65 per person.$30 for children 12 years and under (tax and service not included)
Our Patio seating's is subjected to availability. A la carte menu will not be available

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Esterel Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.5

Noise

Quiet

54% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (4)
Romantic (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
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Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
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Special Occasion (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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Hot Spot (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined on November 4, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 11, 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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·Dined on September 24, 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 23, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 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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·Dined on August 11, 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 26, 2017

Inacceptable pour le restaurant d'un Sofitel

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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Singapore)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Excellent food at reasonable prices. Joe provided diligent service

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 (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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 (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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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Selection of dishes not inspiring especially as supposed to be fusion with California and French. Expected more locally sourced food

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Great food and great atmosphere. The service was good. I really had a wonderful time.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 10, 2017

The Career salad was a true highlight. The entree (I had the burger) was good. However, I don't know if I'd go out of my way to eat here if not staying at the hotel.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Always reliably delicious! Great options for everyone regardless of dietary restrictions etc!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 15, 2017

The ambiance was great, minus the occasional sound of an engine speeding by (you are positioned right next to a busy street when sitting outside). The server made every mistake possible from taking down the order to bringing out an incomplete order and even the wrong dish.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We went here for Valentine's Day dinner and it was fantastic. The service was on point with just the right amount of attention to detail. There was an on-the-table mood light and red rose petals scattered about. I enjoyed the amuse bouche that was a surprise with my meal. The food was very tasty and was presented in a very elegant manner. Dessert was delicious with just the right amount of sweetness to complement the meal. A very good value for a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Loved this place. Ambiance was great and we had great service. The chef did a fabulous job in preparing a 4 course meal that was delicious and tasty. Couldn't asked for a better experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Good food and great ambiance. It was a little empty for a Friday night, but it was better for us. The outside seating is great and the insider it beautifully decorated. Salmon was delicious

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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Part of a hotel which is why maybe it's quieter than other places around but a great steak to share!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2017

We had a great time here meeting with collogues. The service was top notch and the food was delicious.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2016

I came here to celebrate christmas/birthday with my family. For christmas, it was buffet style and food was mediocre at best. Their sides (carrots, asparagus, assorted salads) were way better than the main courses. I was disappointed overall with the quality of food they served while charging $60 per person and 18% gratuity added. Dessert table was probably the best part... until they ran out of my favorite fruit tart and strawberries.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Came here for Christmas Dinner/Buffet and the service, food and ambiance was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 25, 2016

This is our second year at Esterel for Christmas dinner. Two very different experiences.
I felt like the restaurant tried harder to make the experience special last year.

In short - Food was excellent both years. Last year, bread/butter was at the tables, this year it was in the room with the food. I prefer it on the tables. And there was no butter in the food area for the bread.

Last year the service was amazing. Our waiter constantly refolded our napkins, checked in with us about any names, gave us his name from the beginning. Top notch experience!

This year the service was basically non-existent. Waiter never came to introduce himself and we only saw him for water and to ask us if we wanted wine and to retrieve plates. We were very disappointed. On a plus side, the waiter we had last year remembered me and greeted me during our meal.

I found the space to be a little loud and the configurations of large groups make it necessary to walk all the way around, since the gaps between the tables and chairs were very small.

It is overall a great place for both Christmas and Thanksgiving. But I felt this time was a little lack luster compared to last year.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2016

We had their Christmas brunch. It was fabulous, very enjoyable.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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