9400 W Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310) 407-7791
Oliverio @ Avalon Beverly Hills
Parking: Garage, Lot, Valet
Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, American, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pets Allowed: No
This place was such a disappointment. The first impression is always important but this place had such a bad first impression. The restaurant is located inside Avalon Hotel and the hotel is a bit hard to find since it's It's in the residential area. When we got there, there was nobody in the front even though that the sigh said complementary valet parking for restaurant guest.
We had 6 p.m. reservation on Sunday and the restaurant was almost empty when we got there. The restaurant had inside and outside seating and all guests that night were seated outside area by the pool. When we got there, there were screaming kids in the pool and I felt really uncomfortable. The restaurant should not be open when there are people swimming in the pool.
The food was okay considering we had a good Travelzoo deal ($69 for 4 course meal with a bottle of wine for two). The bottle of wine was awful; it tasted like $5 bottle of wine from a grocery store. I would rather preferred a glass of nice wine instead of a cheap bottle of wine. I like some of the appetizers but overall, nothing was special and I would never come back here to pay the full amount for the quality of food they serve.
The ambiance of the restaurant was also very uncomfortable. The restaurant was decorated nicely but I felt like the hotel looked like it used to be an apartment and they just renovated to look like a nice boutique hotel. I just felt this strange vibe from this hotel.
The only thing it was good was the service; the server was very nice. But, I would never recommend this place nor would come back to this place ever again.
07/15/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Have been to this place a few times for a cocktail but never tried the food. I finally had dinner there a few weeks ago and was very impressed with not only the food, but the service we received, the attentiveness of our waiter (throughout the 5+ hours we were there) and the wine. We ordered the Domaine Chandon, Carneros Pinot Noir and it was excellent. Easily one of the best Pinot?s I have ever had. For dinner we had the SALMONE Scozzese which was cooked perfectly and very flavorful. We also had their pasta special of the night which consisted of some sort of sausage meat and truffles. The pasta was cooked to perfection (not too hard, not too soft but just right). Both dishes were excellent but the pasta dish was my favorite. The wine was so good I think we had 6-7 glasses between the two of us. But the best part of our experience was our waiter, Ricardo. He was so polite, treated us with the utmost respect and was extremely attentive. After our meal, Ricardo treated us to desert on the house. We asked him if we could move outside to enjoy desert by the pool in one of the cabanas (there was only one left by this time) and we were seated within 5 minutes. Just outstanding VIP service all the way. I cannot say enough great things about Ricardo. If you ever get the chance to try this place out, I hope that you are lucky enough to have him as your waiter.
06/03/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Oliverio is a classic Hollywood example. The place is very nice and glamorous. The food is good but small portions, which makes it more refined. The drinks are also good. The view is awesome. This is just a nice place to come to and try something new.
05/22/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Reserved a cabana for my 30th bday party last month and had a really great time, albeit a short one. The scene here starts a little early and ends early too (deserted by 12:30). Had a couple of their appetizers and they were good, albeit a bit pricey. Yes, I agree that some of the staff were a bit snooty (the server looked miffed that we wouldn't order cocktails except for the pre-arranged alcohol we had already ordered), though the valet & other staff were friendly. Very nice background for pictures, though.
02/15/2007Provided by Citysearch -
You're definitely in LA trying to be in Miami when you walk into this place. The glass divider between the pool and the restaurant definitely gives you the LA sense of glamour and style. The food was alright - nothing special on their ""set"" valentine's day menu. The ahi was a little bland - the prawns a little tasteless and the lamb a little rough. But the ambiance is nice....good for a date if you don't know your date so well. The tables are set up so you have a diner feel.....not very intimate...and kinda loud. But still a nice place to go. Don't mind the stuck up waiters - you are in LA, after all.
11/03/2006Provided by Citysearch -
The first time I had dinner here, it was great. Then I had brunch there on Sunday, and the have the best Huevos Rancheros I ever had in my life. But then the last few times I have eaten there, the food has just been ok. The service is always horrible at this restaurant. It's a whole bunch of snooty people who work there, and not sure how any makes any tips at the restaurant.
08/17/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Although the atmosphere was unlike any other restaurant I've ever been to (eating in candlelit, poolside cabanas at night), I wasn't really that impressed with the size of the portions for both dinner and appetizers. I'm used to smaller portions at nicer restaurants, but this was ridiculous. We ordered tomato and mozarella for our appetizer and got 3 tiny wedges of tomato (equivalent to about 1/3 of a small tomato at most). My husband had the filet, which must have only been about 6 oz. I had a lemon chicken breast which was okay, but not outstanding. Everything about this place is small, even down to the bar with three seats. To top it off my server got the drink order wrong. When I called her on it, she tries telling me that I ordered what she gave me. I refused it and she didn't charge us - suprisingly. Needless to say we won't be back.
07/11/2005Provided by Citysearch -
I was higly impressed with this restaurant. When we first walked through the door, the Host was very receptive. How can you beat free valet? My bf and I had drinks outside while waiting for our guests and the drinks were great! Although they were expensive, it's the average nowadays in B.H. Beautiful, non pretentious crowd. We ordered the duck, lamb, salmon and john dory. The John Dory sauce was incredible! All the entrees were excellent. My guests and I were very happy with service and food. A must!!!
04/11/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Only go if it's a very special occassion because it is quite expensive( i.e. ""flat"" and ""sparkling"" water cost $8.50 a bottle). It's a beautiful place filled with beautiful people drinking beautiful drinks. The seared ahi tuna appetizer is really good, and so is the lamb entre. If you're going to break the bank, might as well do it here.