Groundbreaking changes have recently transpired at The Montage in Beverly Hills. Food Network celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian — whose credits include iconic New York spots Le Cirque, ‘21’ Club, and The Plaza, to name a few — has expanded out West and taken over the hotel’s restaurant and bar-lounge, formerly occupied by another East Coast celebrity chef, Scott Conant.
The sophisticated Southern European ambience envelopes you the minute you enter through the Garden Bar at Georgie Restaurant and stroll through the dining room onto the picture-perfect patio spot overlooking the courtyard.
The giant open kitchen is still on display where you can watch Executive Chef Freddy Vargas (who was with the previous Italian-themed eatery) whipping up global fare.
And don’t worry, there is still spaghetti on the menu, but also a new private dining room that should be booked pretty solid for intimate gatherings and business functions this fall.
BELLA’s “A” List:
PARKER HOUSE ROLLS
With fennel and za’atar, Vermont butter
SOFT SHELL CRAB
Cumin spiced with Brentwood corn, tomato vinaigrette
SPAGHETTI AND VEAL MEATBALLS
Basil and Parmigiano Reggiano
COLORADO LAMB CHOPS
Moroccan spiced with couscous, raisin, broccolini
LEMON MERINGUE TART
Graham cracker crust and blueberry compote
Made to order featuring Imperia Russian Vodka or Plymouth Gin
Cuisine: Modern American
Attire: Business Casual/Date Dressy
Price Range: $$$
Serving: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Ambience: Mod Mediterranean
Montage Beverly Hills
225 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Contributed by Carole Dixon