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After a trip to Aqua Star Babor Beauty Spa, you might just get hungry — so head to one of the restaurants conveniently located next to the spa in the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star The Beverly Hilton. The retro-styled Circa 55 is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves great sandwiches and salads, whiles Trader Vic’s Lounge gets the party started after 5 p.m., serving delicious Polynesian-inspired cuisine like Thai red curry with prawns in a coconut milk broth or steamed lobster dumplings in a seven-spice chili sauce. Of course, while you’re there you have to try the original mai tai — invented by Trader Vic himself in 1944.
If you want to wander outside the hotel, about three blocks away is Belvedere, a Four-Star restaurant in The Peninsula Beverly Hills that serves modern American fare like poached jidori chicken breast and Maine lobster. For sake and some of the best sushi in town, hit up Urasawa, about seven blocks east of The Beverly Hilton.
Canon Drive, about a mile away from Aqua Star Spa, also has a number of stellar eateries. Thomas Keller’s Bouchon serves up French bistro cuisine, like steak frites and croque madame. Also on Canon Drive is Wolfgang Puck’s Spago Beverly Hills. It’s the celeb chef’s flagship restaurant, which serves seasonal American dishes like handmade sweet corn agnolotti with mascarpone and grilled prime cote de boeuf for two. To really get your fill of meat, try Maestro’s Steakhouse. You can choose everything from an 8-ounce petite filet to a belly-busting 48-ounce double-cut porterhouse.