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Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is a small boutique hotel, offering one restaurant and one bar and lounge. The hotel’s restaurant, Livello, has a small and intimate dining room, with a large secluded outdoor patio plus a private dining room. To go along with the intimate setting, the menu is also on the small side with a select variety of offerings, and it features mostly meats and fish. Executive chef Mirko Paderno and chef de cuisine Benjamin Dayag will dazzle you with their Italian dishes, in which all the pastas are housemade.
Livello’s design style is contemporary and minimalistic, like the rest of the hotel. The outdoor patio features plenty of tables between the lush garden and babbling fountain. And there’s an outdoor fireplace, making a nice spot to sit at night when it gets a bit chilly.
The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel also features Livello Lounge & Bar, which is famous for the many writers who have penned well-known movie scripts there. Sit on a sofa with a smaller coffee table–like table or in an armchair with smaller tables for two, or snag a seat at the bar. Viceroy L’Ermitage’s Lounge & Bar has a very retro feel, though still in keeping with the contemporary Asian design style of the hotel. There’s a separate bar menu with items like Kobe beef sliders ($22), pizzas ($18), seasonal soup ($8) and an heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad ($18), along with small bites such as truffle fries ($12), lamb chop pops with blue cheese fondue ($18), charcuterie ($26), a cheese plate ($24) and more. The Lounge serves this menu until 1 a.m. They also offer a long drink list featuring specialty cocktails, beer, wine, spirits and aperitifs. The bar also serves complimentary snacks — olives, guacamole with regular chips and veggie chips — which are delicious.
Both Livello and Livello Lounge & Bar are celebrity hot spots. You never know who you’ll bump into when you’re dining here. On our most recent visit, Taylor Lautner of the Twilight movie series was sitting nearby. Both places are meeting spots for movie stars and their agents to discuss scripts and make deals, so you’re sure to have a celebrity sighting here.