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Monique's Picks: Best of LA Restaurants

12.16.13

Monique Lhuillier gives her top picks for the “hautest” cuisine in Los Angeles. (Originally posted on the Haute Living blog)

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Spago 
176 N. Canon Dr. 
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 
310.385.0880 

Ambiance 
This newly renovated Beverly Hills institution run by chef extraordinaire Wolfgang Puck offers delicious food with artful décor and open patio seating. Wolf’s presence is always a treat.

Favorite dishes
Big Eye Tuna, Sweet Corn Agnolotti, Steamed Red Snapper, House Cured Smoked Salmon Pizza

Drink of choice
A rosé from Spago’s wonderful wine list

Sweet treat
The Baked Alaska is incredible

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Nobu Malibu 
22706 Pacific Coast Highway 
Malibu, CA 90265 
310.317.9140 

Ambiance 
I love the décor here because it feels like you are dining in a friend’s gorgeous oceanfront beach house. This is the most beautiful restaurant in LA; it’s a great place to dine and watch the sunset.

Favorite dishes
Yellowtail Sashimi, New Style Salmon Sashimi, King Crab Tempura, Black Cod and Lobster Tacos

Drink of choice
A glass of cold saké

Sweet treat
The Bento Box of hot chocolate fondant, matcha ice cream and goma tuile

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Madeo 
8897 Beverly Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90048 
310.859.0242 

Ambiance
This restaurant offers traditional Italian home cooking at its finest. It has been around for
over 20 years!

Favorite dishes
Tricolore Insalate, Spaghetti Alla Bolognese, Sogliola Alla Griglia with Spinach

Drink of choice
The wine list is incredible; I’d go with a nice Sauvignon Blanc

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Poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel 
9641 Sunset Blvd 
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 
310.276.2251 

Ambiance
The BHH is a classic and iconic LA hotel. The pool is a great place to hang out on the weekend for a casual family lunch.

Favorite dishes
The McCarthy Salad, a dish of romaine hearts, grilled chicken, organic eggs, red beets, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, Applewood-smoked bacon and avocado

Drink of choice
An Arnold Palmer

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