Viviane at the Avalon Beverly Hills Hotel

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Viviane's seasonal menu features classic California cuisine utilizing farm fresh, local ingredients. Designed by the famed Kelly Wearstler, Viviane offers both al fresco and indoor dining centered around an iconic boomerang-shaped pool and cabanas at the quintessentially-California Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills. We are open 7 days a week, serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, as well as Brunch on weekends.

We are open 7 days a week, serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, as well as Brunch on weekends. Join us all summer long for our Sunday brunch pool party from noon to 5pm.
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

So nice to have a quiet restaurant with easy parking in Los Angeles.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely setting good food peaceful and tasty

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Guatelazian
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I think I hyped up my expectations of this place too much. I let my excitement for the experience for Valentine's Day get the best of me. I did read a few of the reviews, and though some were negative against the service, I figured I'd give the benefit of the doubt.

The environment, ambience, and design was nice and upscale, candle lit tables by the pool, and lamp heaters to stay warm since it still gets quite chilly at night. Now I don't usually have many dinners in Beverly Hills, so it could just be my inexperience, but waiting for about 30mins to even be attended after finally sitting down at the table seems a bit much. Since it was Valentine's Day, there was a special 5 course menu prepared. After we finally got a chance to order, it took around or over 30mins to receive each course. Like I said, it could be my inexperience, but to me it seemed like it was forever. We even had to ask for some bread or something for having to wait so long. The staff, when we did get a chance to be attended, were actually really nice and friendly, but the food took forever to come out.

I guess there can be many reasons as to why the kitchen was so slow, though when I looked around the dining area, there were only a few couples left, so I have no idea. But I still believe that I overpaid for my experience.

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vipBOBE
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is positively a great restaurant that is unrecognized. The culinary skill of the kitchen is quite impressive. We had a five course prefixe dinner for Valentines. Each and every course had three options. Everything we had was superlative. The range of options were also impressive. I had an outstanding risotto with lobster and shrimp swallows an excellent skirt steak with potato puffs and broccoli. Also, the restaurant pricing seems to be quite reasonable fees of the other restaurants in town for the !quality

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. The staff. All.

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awat
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I’ve wanted to go for awhile, & it did not disappoint, especially considering it is a small hotel restaurant. Due to this, though, the parking & the restroom situation is not ideal. However, the food is really great.

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KevinW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an absolute wonderful experience from the food to the ambiance! I’ll definitely come back!

KW
vipKeithW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We had perhaps the worst service I have ever had in a restaurant in my entire life. And I've been to a lot of restaurants. I can't even begin to describe how awful it was. And it wasn't even busy. And the food wasn't good enough to make up for it. I had the risotto and it was mediocre at best. I will never go back. And to cap it off, the valet brought my friend the wrong car. Comical.

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KenW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and prompt. The service was impeccable. Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience and we would be certain to go back. The gratuitous valet service was also greatly appreciated. The celery root soup was bold but also had subtle counterpoints in it. We discovered this place through Dine L.A.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Almost uncomfortably quiet with very few guests and service was lacking

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AnthonyG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great experience

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NicholeC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Great location and ambiance. Gray customer service

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vipDJHunnybun
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a makeup/redo visit from a very bad experience in 2018 and I must say it was a much better experience. Management did a wonderful job to make sure I had a true Viviane experience and I will certainly return moving forward. This time around I had the short rib pappardelle and it was delish...I don't even eat ribs!!!!! We ordered two bottles of Malbec and had a lovely evening poolside under the heat lamp.

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viplesters
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Marci is a fabulous woman. Always friendly, courteous, warm and attentive. Food delicious.

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JohnQ
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Our waitress was charming and helpful. Cocktails were mixed just the way we asked. Food was terrific. Everyone was friendly.

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vipJunobeach
Louisville
40 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place eating outside by a lovely pool. Really good food we shared beet and avocado salad and both had home made pasta. Many places closed on Sunday night so we were happy to have good meal in nice setting. We will be back.

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vipTwandalu
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The restaurant was recommended as a "great brunch" location, however, it could not have been farther from that billing. The service was very sultry (even by LA standards), we had to ask for things several times before it was brought, the poached eggs were essentially hard boiled eggs, and the drinks were seriously off. I guess the courtyard patio setting and pool was "fun" and the design "au courant", but I do not think it belongs on a "top restaurant" spot. Much better options exist in this neighborhood of LA and elsewhere for that matter.

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vipDDLA1
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was definitely a pleasant surprise like a hidden gem! Very romantic and cute.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Worst experience I’ve ever had with a hostess - love this place and have always had a great tine here, but I hope to never have a repeat of this last experience. Wait staff was great as always.

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Salvo
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cute place. Great neighborhood restaurant option.

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VictorLee
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food especially dine LA menu with good foods and drinks match up so well.

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vipAnneD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Sitting by the pool in the sunshine, eating good food with my sister -- it was a perfect southern California day, evocative of mid-century Los Angeles.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Food was ok. Prices were way too high. And the service was crap.

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viplesters
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ambiance and service

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viplocaldiner
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

hidden gem for a nice casual lunch with delicious fresh food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers Day

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vipdinner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Love the outdoor seating by the pool. My chicken schnitzel was so over cooked it was dried out old leather. The salad was uninspired. The sober and berries was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Rainy day with lovely service and delicious food!

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JonR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We were really looking forward to going here. Perhaps our expectations were a bit too high. $65 per person for the buffet-style brunch which we thought was on par with a basic brunch complete with stale waffles, cold meats that should have been warm, etc etc. I think they were understaffed as well on a busy Sunday. It seemed they only had two on the wait staff, which made getting refills, clearing plates, check a chore for them. Disappointing.....

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IleneH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Viviane has such great ambience!! We were lucky to get a table outside on the pool deck! Service was great!

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BrianE
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Good food; service. Looking forward to next visit.

MA
MarrantzA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance and outdoor poolside experience. Very romantic.

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vipLetseatnow
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place for special occasions (seated in a cabana around the pool) or even just a breakfast meeting. Food and service are excellent. A little pricy but not out of line. It’s got a great vibe.

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EmilyA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from the valet to the server. Delicious fresh food. Relaxed atmosphere.

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viprobtastic
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Easter buffet was fantastic. Crab, oysters, tons of cheeses, waffles, french toast, prime rib, an omelet bar, and a bloody mary bar. With all of that, I had my choice of tables. I don't know why word hasn't gotten out about this restaurant yet but I plan to go back soon. Not only is the service nice and attentive but the other customers were friendly too.

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AnnaM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Viviane was a cute atmosphere, but the food was VERY over-priced. We ate there for the Easter brunch and it was fixed price per person. The omlette bar and cold food was fine, but the quiche was cold, the pastries weren't fresh and the $65/person didn't even include a mimosa. I would only go back if I were staying in the hotel.

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vipCantCookAnything
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We don't mind spending top dollar for a great experience. This was just okay. Food was fine. Service was "meh." $100 later and we were left a little disappointed.

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RobinK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, and always a nice relaxed vibe and chic decor.

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coldwaterbabs17
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was at least my 4th lunch at Viviane at the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills and it has never disappointed. The decor and atmosphere are light, bright, fun and sophisticated at the same time. The menu is not huge but every delicious dish that I’ve tried makes a larger menu unnecessary. The salad Niscoise is perfect and they make the best grilled chicken sandwich. The glass wall looks out on the pool and you can request a patio table. A great place for a meeting or just meeting a friend.

Viviane at the Avalon Beverly Hills Hotel
Responded on March 8, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience and have made this one of your regular lunch spots! We hope you can join us for brunch soon - we have an incredible Chicken and Waffles that will change your life! Warmly, Hilary

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Viviane at the Avalon Beverly Hills Hotel does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Viviane at the Avalon Beverly Hills Hotel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (424) 285-6605.

Viviane at the Avalon Beverly Hills Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 228 OpenTable diners.

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