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The Rooftop by JG

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
9850 Wilshire Blvd. (Santa Monica Blvd.)
Beverly Hills, CA 90067
See a photo gallery of The Rooftop by JG. Let's say the views and the relaxing, upscale ambience can sometimes win over the dishes.

Openings: Brunch & Dinner daily


The Rooftop by JG, Beverly Hills, CA

The Rooftop by JG Restaurant Review:

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About the restaurant: Some rooftops have a better view than others. The Rooftop by JG belongs to the ones with the better, let us say, views, as you are getting unobstructed sights of the City of Angels as far as you can see, including downtown and all of Beverly Hills, of course, as the glitzy city is literally at your feet. Turn once more and your eyes cross paths with the Santa Monica Mountains and, weather permitting and depending on where you are sitting, the blue patch in the background that is the Pacific. While there are tables overlooking the emblematic crossroads of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, we prefer the ones on the north side looking onto the more peaceful gardens of the mansions below and the sunset over the mountains --- don’t we all love the spectacle of the sun saying goodbye for the day?

Likes: Discover L.A. from above.
Dislikes: Prices can be a little stiff (but the cityscape compensates). Très, très dark at night.

Food & Drinks: French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his team --- which includes culinary director Steve Benjamin, another Frenchman and a Robuchon disciple --- have composed a rooftop menu as it should be: easy, sharable dishes so you can keep focusing on the atmosphere created by the high-floor outdoor location of the restaurant. Starters might feature crispy French fries and caviar; pistachio guacamole; and fresh burrata with passionfruit and pumpernickel. Other options include sweet and sour glazed roasted chicken and a lobster burger with melted Gruyère cheese. Vegetarians will find some comfort with the tagliatelle with black truffles. Break the bank with the 32-ounce Tomahawk steak seasoned with a black pepper sauce served with mashed potatoes. Sweet endings include mango sago pudding and an apple turnover with caramel sauce and miso butterscotch ice cream. Since the bar draws lots of crowds and action, be a part of it and order a cocktail; there is a short beer and wine list.