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The Belvedere may sit in the heart of Beverly Hills, home to luxury-shopping strip Rodeo Drive and numerous celebs, but don't think you have to be Jennifer Aniston to dine here. Chef James Overbaugh prepares a meal of modern, market-fresh American cuisine that is both upscale and approachable; lunch options range from starters such as the Peninsula chili ($10) to the lobster salad ($28); the more extravagant dinner options begin with dishes such as the roasted duck breast ($16) and entrées could include rack of lamb ($28). If you'd rather leave the choices up to the chef, go for the six-course tasting menu ($95), and even better, add the accompanying wine pairings ($60). For a more laid-back experience — ditch the suit jacket, but keep on the dress pants, this is still high-end dining — brunch items include everything from a variety of baked goods (starting at $4.50) to eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon and fresh asparagus ($19.50). This contemporary American menu offers a bit of everything, so no matter what you're in the mood for, you can find it here.