Published January 06, 2012
Handshake Deals on a Beverly Hills Patio
Winter is cruel. For other people.
For you, on this sort of amazing 72-degree January day, it’s time to book a leisurely power dinner out on
a lush Beverly Hills patio...
With apologies to the fine people of Maine.
Take a look at Livello
, an indoor-outdoor home of veal, bourbon and handshake deals, opening Monday
Hang a left through the lobby, and stroll through the suits in the lounge. If you’re early, sure, have a
martini with Jason Segel. But eventually you’ll find your way to the totally redone restaurant
—think walls of sycamore, abstract paintings and, beyond a towering curve of glass, a
discreet patio completely hidden from the street.
Since you’re in L’Ermitage, you can expect a bit of an industry scene. So this is where to discuss the
finer points of your upcoming stint at the Oscars (you’re presenting Best Talking Animal) over an
spread of sashimi and veal porterhouse with pickled cherry peppers
. To drink: rounds of Off the
, made with bourbon, tomato and basil. (Basil: the deal-sealing-est herb.)
Of course, you’ll also see a fireplace and a waterfall out on that patio—so a date and a bottle of red
are not exactly out of the question, either.
You’ve got a good feeling about Seat Filler #40.
9291 Burton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210