Restaurant: Polo Lounge
Location: 9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90210. 310-276-2251
Date: September 10, 2011
Rating: Good but pricey
My wife and I were married (10 years ago) at the Beverly Hills Hotel so it’s a tradition of ours to go back there once a year. We usually wander around and then eat at the Polo Lounge (even though the lounge itself had no part in the wedding, which was in the Crystal Ballroom).
This is an old school and iconic spot in Hollywood history. The hotel is still gorgeous too, having been heavily renovated by hot black oil cash from the Sultan of Brunei.
Old school Hollywood style in the dining room.
The current lunch menu. Brunch is available only on Sunday.
What would a visit to the Polo Lounge be without a cocktail, in this case a mimosa.
They also have good bread. Same exact basket (basically) was served at our wedding LOL.
I’ve totally been on a gazpacho kick recently (made it at home here). This is “golden tomato gazpacho, garlic crostini, basil pepper relish.” Despite the yellow color it tasted classic. Very nice smooth refreshing summer texture and flavor.
“Salmon burger, tomato salad, cucumber & yogurt, dill bun.”
The usual condiments, but stylishly presented.
“Lobster cobb salad, gem lettuce, tomato, bacon, avocado, quail’s egg, tarragon.” Pretty much a great cobb, the only thing to complain about being the price. The juicy bacon cubes sold it.
Cappuccino to combat the coma.
Overall, the Polo Lounge has great lunch/brunch food in a stylish setting. Really the only disadvantage is the price, which is pretty punitive. But this is pretty much the usual high end hotel tax — making it a special occasion kind of thing.
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