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When you want to dine at Montage Beverly Hills, your best restaurant bet is Scarpetta. The Four-Star Italian restaurant from celebrity chef Scott Conant also has locations in New York, Miami, Toronto and Las Vegas, but at this Beverly Hills outpost, the large, modern space is decked out with dark hardwood floors and outdoor seating overlooking the lovely Beverly Canon Gardens (highly recommended). Scarpetta offers a seasonally changing menu based on local produce. Signatures include the deceptively simple spaghetti with tomato and basil (the few ingredients pack a lot of flavor), a creamy polenta starter and yellowtail sashimi. Dressed in formal uniforms, the waitstaff is attentive and can help you sort through the long wine list. Like being in the middle of the action? Ask to sit at the five-seat chef's counter so you can watch the toques craft the rustic Italian plates.
The newly renovated Parq Bar features indoor and outdoor seating amid the gardens with nightly entertainment from local musicians. You might catch tunes from a jazz or blues ensemble, which goes just fine with a glass of wine and some housemade charcuterie or sushi. If you head to Parq Bar during the day, enjoy a Beverly Hills tradition: afternoon tea. Sip the Montage tea blend (it's a tart but smooth combination of rooibos, rosehips, orange peel and lemon myrtle) from hand-painted china, then nibble on the divine pastries like banana cream puffs and lavender-honey macarons prepared by the Five-Star hotel's executive chef. If you've got a bigger appetite, nosh on finger sandwiches like turkey, fig and mascarpone on sourdough.
The rooftop Conservatory Grill sits right next to the pool, so you can soak up the sun or sit under the roof for some shade. Here, you've got a selection of burgers, wraps, salads and sandwiches — we recommend the 90210 cobb salad or the local halibut tacos — plus a variety of wines by the glass, specialty cocktails and beer. Since you're up on the ninth floor, you've got a great view of the Hollywood Hills; it's also a nice spot to enjoy your morning coffee and eggs (breakfast is available Saturday and Sunday only).
While Bouchon isn't technically part of Montage Beverly Hills, it's practically in its backyard. The combination bistro, bakery and bar from acclaimed chef Thomas Keller (The French Laundry, Per Se) is just across the park.
Montage Beverly Hills offers several dining options: Scarpetta, The Conservatory Grill, a small menu at bar £10 and all-day light dining at The Lobby Lounge.