The Blvd

Located inside the Beverly Wilshire Hotel (where the movie Pretty Woman was filmed!), this ground floor restaurant has THE best views overlooking Rodeo Drive.

I think we got the best view in the house.

They have an extensive cocktail menu, grouped and named by famous area in Los Angeles. I got the Blackberry Mojito.

For our appetizer, we got the Octopus Salad, which was grilled perfectly and sat atop arugula.

For my entree, I ordered the Seafood Risotti. At $48 this seems pretty steep, but it comes with calamari, scallop, clams, saffron, fresh peas, and TWO lobster claws!

For dessert, their twist on a deconstructed Strawberry Shortcake was a miss for us. There was a dome of white chocolate, and once cracked, it revealed barely any cake on the inside. It was all mousse. Luckily, the service was stellar, and we got a replacement dessert of Donuts with powdered sugar and two dipping sauces.

Service was stellar throughout the night, and we had multiple servers helping us .Overall, the meal was excellent, and there was even a live band playing.