Viviane at the Avalon Beverly Hills Hotel

4.6
188 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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R
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
49 reviews
Dined on January 31, 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 21, 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 25, 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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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 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 10, 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 14, 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
1 review
Dined on June 30, 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
48 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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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 21, 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
5 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 30, 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 23, 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 7, 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
26 reviews
Dined on February 16, 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 15, 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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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food has the grilled octopus with so i lentils

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed this restaurant. I found it by chance... because not many restaurants are open on Christmas. It was in a lovely boutique hotel, which was so pretty. The food was great and the service was as well.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marcy is the best!

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LM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New items on the menu that are wonderful:
Prosciutto with burrata and arugula was light and delicious, especially with the sprinkle of pomegranate seeds.
Avocado toast with egg slices is zesty and a perfect starter.
The recommended scallops entree was that much sought after delicate interior and Carmel crust. The pureed cauliflower, so much more than potatoes would have been.

This is my go to for a quiet business meal or after work meet-up with friends.

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P
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We had appetizers.... Tuna Tartar--- it was ok, nothing great
Burrata with peaches-- nice presentation, but I expected the grilled peaches to be off the grill, not out of the refrigerator
Caesar Salad---- it was ok
Main course Hamburger--- very good and tasty
Salmon---- not too bac
Chicken---- one couple wanted to share, but we've never seen such a small chicken. It was very tasty, but it took up less space than computer mouse.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our host was amazing ,the food excellent and overall a great time. Only compaint istyat martini glasses are way too small

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MC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The dinner was delicious and our waitress was terrific.

The one issue we had, which was a consensus, was with the chocolate brownie/cake item. It was overly chocolatey. I could imagine this being dialed down a little and being delicious. It was too rich and with only 2 very small bites it was too much. ( No I am not lactose intolerant. lol)

Overall, Viviane was a great little gem that I enjoy hanging out with my friends every now and again. We will definitely go back again!

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D
Chicago
143 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the staff and service here. I'm a little jaded because I stay at the hotel often so I've had everything on the menu. Scallops are very good.

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed sitting by the pool. The food was wonderful as well as the service and ambiance.

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l
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

What a delightful place. I have driven by it hundreds of times and had missed it. The salmon tacos were unbelievable, and the service was terrific. Bravo.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!! Good appetizers, the waitress was so nice, she brought a brownie with a candle because It was my birthday! would recommend to all my friends

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LL
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The service was great. The cobb salad I ordered was a generous portion and was tasty. I enjoyed the stylish decor, but it did get quite loud inside toward the end of our lunch due to the amount of people dining. It was difficult to hear by guest and we were a party of 2!

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MD
Orange County
55 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food accompanied by a very poor wine selection (very overpriced too). Good service!

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