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Permanently Closed - Saam @ SLS Hotel Beverly Hills

4.7
25 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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This restaurant is permanently closed.
**Black Truffle Dinner Series begins January 26th- February 25th and the menu price will be $250 per person for food only. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy and a credit card will be required to hold the reservation. The Black Truffle menu will be the only menu available during these dates.

SAAM by José Andrés offers an inspired, extraordinary dining experience. The James Beard Award winning chef crafts an inventive multi-course tasting menu that takes guests on a personalized journey of modern creations and traditional flavors. Set in an elegant, secluded dining room designed by Philippe Starck, SAAM offers a quiet retreat, where the chef's creations and world-class wines take center stage. The SAAM experience is intimate with only 20 reservations accepted per night.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Global, International, Spanish
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Hours of operation
Thursday -Saturday
6:30 Seating
7:00 Seating
7:30 Seating
8:00 Seating
8:30 Seating
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Phone number
(310) 246-5545
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Aitor Zabala
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
San Vicente
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Special events & promotions
Twice a year, SAAM celebrates the opulence of truffle season with the Black and White Truffle Dinner Series. The 16 course dinner unearths the flavor of the truffle through the playful imagination and inventive gastronomic vision of José Andrés’ culinary team. Each truffle is foraged by the expert Truffle Brothers Michael and Marco Pietroiacovo of Italy.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
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4.7based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

The most fantastic food & wine pairing I’ve ever had!!!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

We went just before they closed for the remodel and it was absolutely fantastic.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2017

Overall excellent meal and service. Attention to detail from A-Z ... very impressive and creative, fresh and clean flavors - simply delicious (even though there is nothing simple about this :) ! Looking forward to the new concept of this very talented young chef!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

An incredible experience! I will definitely return when they reopen later this year!

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2017

90 percent of the presentations were spectacular. The value, given a price fixe point of $150 was certainly worth it -- perhaps the most creative cuisine I have ever experienced. However, I was offended by the fact that there was an extra charge for minor additions such as sparkling water and expresso. Plus, the markup on the offered wine pairings were OUTRAGEOUS. I priced a couple of the individual offerings and found the mark ups to be 500-600% of RETAIL. Not really acceptable. Still, if price is no object (I still have to work for a living, unfortunately), you really can't get a better foodie experience ANYWHERE.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2017

The service and food was excellent. One thing that should be an opportunity for improvement is the check in process. We checked in and was told that we didn't have a reservation. I had to show them my confirmation number and still they were not able to find me on their computer. There seems to be a disconnect between SAAM and the Bazaar in terms of reservations. There was another party at the restaurant who had the same problem and told me that this also happened last year when they tried to book and was not able to be seated.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2017

We went there on my wife's birthday on a Friday night. The restaurant is inside the SLS hotel and it felt like a club to me, which was quite a different experience from other bars or restaurants. People made us feel special and SAAM is a restaurant inside the restaurant Bazaar. A very private dining room with seating capability around 8 different groups (2-4 people per group). The ambience was great. The service was exceptional. There were always two servers bringing the dishes to my wife and I and they were in sync. 20-course tasting menu was both delicious and a feast for eyes. I would suggest this to special occasions. It is totally worth the price.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

This was our fourth time at Saam and each time has been unforgettable with incredible new menus. Brandon, the sommelier, was great in guiding us through our options and made some outstanding pairings. On a prior visit we brought my brother, who is vegan, and they accommodated him without blinking an eye. The food is spectacular and the whole experience is a real treat. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2017

Amazing chef's tasting, as usual.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2017

First 5 dishes were fantastic. As it went on, dishes went from omg wow - (Apple Meringue bread /straberry/fois gras/black truffle; UniBun;Ricotta Snow /hazelnut/Honey Gelee) - to ho hum(Fluke, waffles) to complete misses (scallop/cabbage/burratta, and the sorry excuse for overcooked washington state Wagyu (the mustard cavier was however really something special). Desserts were solid, impressive and flavours blended well. Wine tasting and pairings were also extremely good. Execution was flawless. That being said, Molecular Gastronomy is not easy, and the meal was the embodiment of the highs and lows achieved with quasi experimental cooking. Overall a top experience!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2017

Loved 25% of the food--the rest was mediocre at best. We ordered the 22 course tasting menu with win pairing. One shrimp dish was "fishy". There were a lot of sweets and fried food incorporated into the dishes. The wine was AMAZING. As was the sommelier, Brandon. The only reason I do not regret this dining experience was because of the great wine choices and the service.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2017

They made my son's birthday celebration spectacular!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

The bar in the hotel on the way in and out, was hopping! A place to be seen! The restaurant had glass doors within the hotel, so we could be seen. The food was remarkable! Very creative! Exotic even. We joked about getting a hamburger & fry's afterward because each course was so small, but, in the end, after 22 small courses, we were full!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2017

Amazing culinary experience and impeccable service!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

We went to eat a special black truffle course. Every dish is very fine and delicious.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2017

We went to Saam on my birthday for the truffle tasting menu and it ranks up with French Laundry as one of the best meals we've ever had. Every dish was to die for and the service was on point. We had to wait 10-15 min to be seated but we got 2 free drinks (each) while we waited AND a free bite of food from the kitchen. HIGHLY recommended. Expensive dinner, but absolutely worth every penny.

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3.0Dined on December 29, 2016

Food was sub-par, taste wise wasn't anything memorable and some dishes were rather cold. Presentation was not bad though. Service felt pretentious and not genuine.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2016

Love this place!

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2016

The chef's tasting menu is absolutely remarkable. It almost feel like the cooks are cheating with the ingredients. The flavors are deep and perfectly balanced in each course. I'd definitely come back to this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2016

Visited SAAM for the fourth time this weekend. Always an amazing meal. Love that they are utilizing the Coravin to provide by the glass access to some exceptional wines. The "white bread" was definitely a highlight. We always enjoy the playful nature of the food.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2016

Such a wonderfully special experience. The food and staff are excellent. Looking forward to returning. Such interesting and excellent food.

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3.0Dined on August 20, 2016

The service is great and highly refined; the room is small but quiet even though the Bazaar restaurant is super loud and literally on the other side of the door. The place is nice to be in.

But ultimately, the food just didn't deliver on taste. Similar to other long tasting menu experiences of the Jose Andres restaurants, it ends up being all show, and not worth eating. There were a few dishes that did deliver both, but 3 out of 24 makes the whole experience really flat, and you kind of sit there wishing it would end already. The pastry chef did deliver though; her part of the meal was actually quite good.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2016

why is this place not more popular! the food is outstanding! expensive might be the reason, but quite worth it.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2016

Everything from the service to the food to the wine was amazing! Being we were celebrating a special milestone dinning here made it a very memorable one! Also the decor and ambiance was beautiful!

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2016

This place was very intimate and felt exclusive. It only seats 25 people and the room is completely separated from Bazaar. The shape of the room made us feel like we were in a cruise ship. The hostess actually has to walk you to the room to pass you on to your waiter which sits you in right away. The service was impeccable and very attentive.

The food was beautifully plated and was amazing. Although, there were a few things that were not my favorite but overall was delicious. The whole experience was a treat in itself. Would definitely come back again.

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