Beverly Hills’ recent restaurant explosion continues with the imminent opening of Gratitude, a plant-based vegan temple from the Café Gratitude family. If they don’t hit any snags, the first day of service at the sunny indoor-outdoor space in the Golden Triangle will be May 24.
Much like the Newport Beach original version of this spinoff concept, expect organic produce and dairy-free fare from executive chef Dreux Ellis. The menu will actually overlap quite a bit with the even more casual Café Gratitude, with options for everything from kelp noodles to a full line of cocktails under beverage director Jason Eisner. That means after a hard day of shopping nearby, guests will be able to tuck into a patio seat for a turmeric mule made with alkaline vodka, ginger beer, and (you guessed it) turmeric that they process in-house.
One of the more gorgeous new restaurants slated to open this spring, Gratitude should add further weight to the Beverly Hills dining scene. Long a somewhat staid area for hotel restaurants, tourist traps, and the upscale gems like Spago, Maude, and Cut, the city-within-a-city has in recent years begun a campaign to draw in new life. Sushi Park is reportedly building out the basement of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Jean-Georges is only a month or so away from opening inside the ritzy Waldorf Astoria, and even Rafael Nadal and Gabriel Iglesias are getting in on the action — all while places like Citizen and Ladurée churn through crowds nightly on their own.
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