I ate at Gucci's Beverly Hills restaurant frequented by stars like Dakota Johnson, where drinks cost up to $40 and all diners must follow a set of rules
Dan KodayJun 22, 2022, 04:10 IST
Gucci is a luxury fashion house known for stylish designer clothing and accessories. The brand also now operates four restaurants around the globe, including Gucci Osteria in Beverly Hills, which I visited to see if it was worth the hype.
Gucci Osteria is currently a hot reservation in Los Angeles, and the process of securing one required a few steps.
Gucci Osteria Beverly Hills' popularity and competitive reservations might have to do with its celebrity clientele.
All diners who eat at the Gucci Restaurant must follow a set of rules, including a "smart casual" dress code.
The restaurant is tucked above the Gucci store in Beverly Hills.
Inside the restaurant, I thought the decor felt bold and elegant, but also surprisingly casual.
Red marble-topped tables were tastefully set with rose and leaf-patterned dinnerware, sophisticated stemware, and cutlery.
I started my meal with a delicious — albeit expensive — cocktail featuring Gucci imprinted ice cubes.
We also ordered Italian wine picked by a knowledgeable sommelier.
The restaurant offers a five, seven, or eight-course tasting menu for dinner. We chose the five-course menu, which started with a burrata dish inspired by a famous Los Angeles monument.
My dining companions and I then enjoyed a seafood salad dressed with olive oil, seasonal greens, and a pinch of fleur de sel.
My favorite dish was a risotto that tasted similar to a pizza. Our server said it was also the most popular with other diners.
Next was a uniquely presented version of a classic Italian fish dish.
Last was dessert. I thought the standout offering were the petit fours and pasticcini served on an elegant leaf-print cake stand.
Including a round of cocktails and bottles of wine, the bill for our meal at the Gucci Restaurant in Beverly Hills was roughly $2,200 for a party of six.
I would dine at Gucci Osteria Beverly Hills again, but there are a few things I would do differently next time.