What are the table settings like at The Belvedere?

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With its gold and cream décor and über-plush 18th-century French-style chairs, The Belvedere, inside The Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel, offers the glamour of the British countryside without the snub of missing an invitation to a Royal event, all the way down to its refined table settings. This isn’t the mod-décor some of Los Angeles’ more trend-forward eateries have embraced; instead this country club-like restaurant, popular with the local Beverly Hills set and a hot lunch spot for CAA and ICM agents looking to seal a deal, offers a daytime garden-party like atmosphere and a romantic nighttime setting. Walk into the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant, and you’ll notice plush carpeting, large floral arrangements and floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto a charming garden patio. The tables are topped with crisp light peach or cream linens, folded over foam green table skirts and small glass vases filled with beautiful, multi-colored roses. Fine china, glittering silverware and Schott Zwiesel or Riedel glassware are at each table setting at The Belvedere, and women are offered a mini stool for large bags or purses. With a splash of color from the large bundle of roses at each table and the floral paintings on the walls, the room — table settings included — exudes classic refinement.

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