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French Legend Jean-Georges Gets Sunny With His First West Coast Restaurant

A peek at what’s to come at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

The rooftop lounge at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
Waldorf Astoria
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

In the cascade of news about out of town chefs coming to Los Angeles, it’s easy to misremember all the key players involved, let alone where they’re landing. But don’t forget one name: Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the ultra-famous French chef behind some of the world’s most well-known restaurants, because he’s coming very, very soon.

In fact, word on the street is that Vongerichten will be in the kitchen of the brand new Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills cooking as of June. Reached by phone, the beloved chef also offered a few other key details about the bold new space.

With regards to the restaurant’s main menu, Vongerichten revealed that his incoming all-day eatery will be a compilation of hits from many of his restaurants in New York, including the eponymous three Michelin-starred Jean-Georges but also ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina. There will be some highlights made specifically for the West Coast, but mostly if you’re familiar with the Vongerichten playbook you’ll know what to expect here.

Chef also notes that his 150 seat indoor-outdoor restaurant won’t be the only way to enjoy his food at the Waldorf Astoria. There are plans for a casual rooftop cocktail lounge that will trade in snacky bites of the French impresario’s fare, and the Jean-Georges team will be doing all of the in-room dining and private event catering for the property as well. That should come as no surprise, perhaps, considering the rooms at the new build-out will start at over $800 per night.

Expect Jean-Georges to be up and running by June 1, when the hotel comes online. Until then, you can satisfy yourself at any one of his other restaurants worldwide, from New York City to Japan to France to Shangai.

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
9850 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA