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THE rooftop BY JG

9850 Wilshire Blvd. (Santa Monica Blvd.) Send to Phone
A snack over the megalopolis.

Open daily 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

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THE rooftop BY JG, Beverly Hills, CA

THE rooftop BY JG Restaurant Review

About the restaurant: From the summit of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, the eye discovers the L.A. megalopolis, leaning against the mountains and from the foothills stretching its concrete universe to what seems to be the Infinite. The majestic urban grandeur is epitomized right below by the emblematic crossroads of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards. There, battalions of cars face regiments of automobiles, ready to jump at the signal change and conquer the remaining road space. It’s the right location, symbolic of the 21st century and what’s in it for us. Thankfully, at The Rooftop by JG we can take time in an oasis of comfort and relative stillness ---compared to what lies underneath --- though it’s a tad dark and windy at night. Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has concocted a bucolic, refreshing fare that, coupled with the setting, adequately makes life look simple and enjoyable.

Likes: Stunning view, menu suits the casual location.
Dislikes: Prices a little stiff (but the view compensates), very dark at night.
View our interview with chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten about his cookbook "home cooking with jean-georges".

About the food: Whether it’s just a snack of watermelon and goat cheese or pretzel-dusted calamari, a light tuna tartare marinated in ginger or a grass-fed burger with cheddar, everything is appetizing and prepared with fresh and high-quality ingredients. Desserts are basic: baked Alaska, peanut butter and chocolate brownies. One caveat: Try to get a table close to a light, and under a gas heater, if you get cold easily.
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