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The Belvedere doesn’t offer cliff-side spectacular sights; instead the special views to see at this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant are inside the dining room itself. The acclaimed Los Angeles restaurant, inside The Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel, has long catered to the city’s most discerning crowd and served as a deal-signing locale for the nearby CAA and ICM agencies, so it isn’t rare to see a few of L.A.’s power-brokers wheeling deals over a lunch of chef James Overbaugh’s modern American cuisine. Most of the seating in The Belvedere’s intimate dining room looks out floor-to-ceiling windows onto the special views of the outdoor patio, which offers a lovely garden setting. If vino is your thing, request one of the few tables with a special view of the wine cellar and watch David Jones, The Belvedere’s talented wine manager, in action during your meal. And if you really want to catch a glimpse of Los Angeles’s famous palm-tree lined (and often smog-covered) cityscape views, head upstairs to the hotel’s roof lounge after your meal, where you can enjoy summer cocktail hour (5 to 7 p.m.) in the warmer months.