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Whether you want a healthy salad or a steak, there are tons of restaurants near Spa Montage to suit nearly every craving. If you don’t want to venture far, head to Scarpetta inside Montage Beverly Hills for Italian from chef Scott Conant of Food Network’s 24 Hour Restaurant Battle. In addition to rich pasta choices like a duck and foie gras ravioli in a marsala reduction, there’s playful “primi piatti” like the ginger-scented charred figs with goat cheese or pickled-plum vinaigrette and crispy prosciutto, as well as complex desserts such as sticky date pudding with caramelized bananas, candied pecans and oatmeal-banana gelato.
Another Italian option near the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spa is Il Pastaio on Canon Drive from Giacomino Drago. You’ll find a range of salads, risottos and inventive homemade pastas like a tortelloni stuffed with pumpkin and ricotta or ravioli stuffed with shrimp and scallops served in lobster sauce.
Across the Beverly Canon Gardens, you’ll find Thomas Keller’s bistro Bouchon where you can order French classics like a quiche of the day and steak frites made with pan-seared prime flatiron and caramelized shallots. And about a block away from Montage Beverly Hills on Canon Drive is Wolfgang Puck’s seasonal American gem Spago, where you can order a 10-course tasting menu or indulge in main courses like the slow-roasted loin of young Sonoma lamb served with goat cheese-stuffed squash blossom and cumin-scented carrot purée.
Reality TV fans can head to Villa Blanca from Lisa Vanderpump of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for an Italian-Asian menu with options like miso-glazed black cod served on a bed of parmesan polenta.
If you’re in the mood for red meat, you have two great steakhouse options: Wolfgang Puck’s Cut on Wilshire Boulevard and Mastro’s Steakhouse. Cut has Kobe-style beef and cuts that have been aged up to 28 days while Mastro’s has options like a bone-in Kansas City strip.
The famous Nate ’n Al Delicatessen, which opened in 1945, is a short walk away from Spa Montage, offering sandwiches and melts, a brisket dip, hot corned beef or pastrami and a Monte Cristo served on deep-fried egg bread.
Finally, if you’re in the mood for coffee, head to Urth Caffé on South Beverly Drive, where you’ll find organic options from Mountain Gorilla as well as hearty salads, omelets, panini and sandwiches. Save room for the addictive desserts: Urth makes its own pies daily — Granny Smith apple, pecan and pumpkin, to name a few — as well as sticky buns and homemade brioche bread pudding.