The Montage Beverly Hills is switching up its restaurant offerings once again. The gorgeous indoor-outdoor dining space has been a bit of a revolving door over the past half-decade, including a recent three-month collaboration stint under chef Ludo Lefebvre and famed Parisian chef Gilles Epié. Now Epié is going it alone with his own “celebratory pop up dining experience,” reps for the hotel say, and the new operation opens today.
The temporary restaurant is called Gilles @ Montage Beverly Hills, naturally, and it will lean more into the flavors of fall than Epié and Lefebvre’s previous pop-up iteration. The newcomer is said to be paying homage to Epié’s restaurant Citrus in Paris (albeit with plenty of California flavor), complete with classic takes on dishes like a steak au poivre for $48 and steamed turbot for $40. Perhaps most interesting is the $100 baked potato, which comes with Loz Keluga caviar and creme fraiche on top. Yes, it will actually cost $100. The full menus are below.
Gilles @ Montage Beverly Hills will remain open for lunch and dinner, keeping hours until 9 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, and until 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Prior to the arrival of chef Epié, the downstairs restaurant at the Montage Beverly Hills had been going through a transformational few years. Geoffrey Zakarian closed his restaurant Georgie last summer, which lasted two years and took over for the former Italian restaurant Scarpetta, which ended its run in 2016.
Gilles @ Montage Beverly Hills. 225 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA.