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Beso

Beso Review

Celebrity chef Todd English takes on Hollywood, collaborating with television star Eva Longoria Parker at this stylish, Latin-theme restaurant with a name that means "kiss" in Spanish. Glittering chandeliers dangle over a dramatic scene: young hipsters sipping mojitos at a marble bar, and tourists sliding into cozy booths with a view of the prominent exhibition kitchen. Begin with one of the inventive appetizers, such as the taqueria taster (skirt steak, plantain, tuna tartare), the artichoke guacamole, or addictive crispy lamb ribs with peanut-chipotle sauce. For the main course, move on to a steak with chimichurri sauce, paella, or wild striped bass with grilled asparagus. Churros with chocolate and dulce de leche dipping sauces make for the sweetest finale. Beso is pure Hollywood, but because it doesn't take itself too seriously, it adds plenty of fun to the legendary neighborhood.

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun. No lunch.
Updated: 05-10-2011

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