Viviane at the Avalon Beverly Hills Hotel

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201 Reviews
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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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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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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OT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Rainy day with lovely service and delicious food!

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JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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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IH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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BE
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and outdoor poolside experience. Very romantic.

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L
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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EA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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r
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

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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CC
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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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RK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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c
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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R
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Valentine’s Day at Vivían was another terrific experience (we ate here last year, too!). Nestled to the left side of the lobby of the Avalon hotel, a converted ‘50’s apartment building, the restaurant keeps the vintage look and feel but the menu is su courant.
the prix fixed menu was good value on this night, four courses for $75, with enough choices to please most tastes.
The truffled tortellini were delectable and my wife raved about the ratatouille appetizer.
Our halibut in cauliflower sauce was a hit, and vanilla crepe with passion fruit dessert crowned the meal.
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B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always… Fantastic!

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OT
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was good and nice setting. Absolutely no flexibility in menu. Asked for two changes and both times “no” we do not do that. Disappointing. When you spend a couple hundred dollars for dinner surely there can be a little flexibility pairings or a substitute Would not make adaptations to menu at all. Server completely rushed us. Meal came out when o pay half through our app even though I said we were no rush when she repeatedly came by to take our order. Food deliver knew I was not happy and server immediately turn on the niceties - but totally fake nice

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SM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was fine. It was pretty empty, but service was still a bit slow, starting at the valet and continuing into food service. The food was pretty good, the short rib was a standout. The drinks were also pretty good, but very expensive. Not much atmosphere. Probably a good option if you're staying at the hotel, otherwise maybe a little pricey for the total experience.

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EH
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Ate lunch at Viviane during dineLA. The food was amazing and the portions were generous. The restaurant is small, when it filled up it was really noisy. There is lovely outdoor seating by the pool but unfortunately it was raining. Maybe next time, I look forward to trying the regular menu.

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B
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always... great.

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B
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the staff at Viviane was courteous and gracious, and went out of their way to make my birthday celebration with my family very special. This is by far my favorite restaurant in the LA area, and, as an added bonus, they are the first in the region to carry Bob Dylan‘s signature rye whiskey “Heaven’s Door.“

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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was really nice, the place is not happening, but if you look for relaxing environment and good food you will not be disappointed.

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ML
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambiance. Phenomenal food. The service was prompt and careful. We had the pleasure of visiting with Chef Baxter— great host. Talented chef.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. Dishes are small though so order extra. Enjoyed sitting out by the pool.

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CE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious, the service was attentive and pleasant, and the atmosphere was classy and chill!

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e
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, fair prices, beautiful outdoor ambience, excellent service.

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l
Sacramento
51 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was decent and everyone enjoyed their meals. The fruit was good. It is a very relaxing place to have a meal and talk.

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LR
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, food, great service, great environment! It's a wonderful restaurant to go to with family, friends and business.

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BN
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Great ambiance and convenient valet parking. Good food and service.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. Beautiful retro poolside vibes. The host team was incredibly professional, nice, and accommodating especially for the craziness of Mother’s Day!

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KG
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here I’ll be back
Ambience was great
Poolside nicely lit
Great romantic spot

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p
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and excellent service! Thank you!

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NG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been now for Happy Hour, brunch, and dinner, and every time i've been the food has been amazing and the staff are so friendly and helpful. I definitely recommend. It's small and has a kind of vibe like Palm Springs.. very cool place!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Easter, nice dining experience

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i
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

Aucune ambiance et cuisine banale pour un prix impayable !

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LF
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Broad menu. Wonderful food in a cozy, nostalgic venue reminiscent of Beverly Hills’ Golden Age. Staff was very attentive. It was easy to carry on a private conversation and the courses were times appropriately for an intimate couple’s dining experience.

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m
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always loved the Avalon, it was so lovely to bring my mom. She loved it too despite the rain... it’s so charming, the service is always fantastic and the food is perfect.

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B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Viviane several times. Each time is better and better and more perfect. I highly recommend that one goes for a most enjoyable dining experience with friends, family, co workers, out of town ers:) sure bet!!!!

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MM
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Cool little poolside spot, but honestly, nothing terribly special. I’d return, but only if I’m staying at the hotel or in the neighborhood.

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HF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great job for Valentines Day

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R
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentine’s Day dinner was superb in every respect. Good value, too, even with a prix fixe menu.
Creative, fresh-tasting ingredients.
We’ve been here for brunch and enjoyed it as well

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