With a sprawling list to choose from online, deciding where you and your guests should flex your gourmet muscle can be overwhelming, to say the least. From our experience, Spago, Wolfgang Puck's Beverly Hills institution, is a safe bet. It has a Michelin rating to back up its storied reputation, and one of the best almond upside-down cakes we've ever tasted. Friends with discerning taste, meanwhile, consistently rave about BLD, the nouveau diner on Beverly Boulevard, and Luna Park is always a nice, casual, fail-safe lunch option. It's worth noting that not all restaurants include the less expensive lunch menu, so make sure to pay attention to which locations are marked with the dual "L/D" symbol if you're looking for wider options.
Picky eaters may not be the best dining partners for the event, since the menus are pre-fixed, though many locations offer one to three different course options. You can sneak a peek at the menus online to see what the restaurants will be serving up to satisfy your curiosity and help you make a decision. The Foundry's chocolate-covered red velvet cake has us salivating from afar.
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