This restaurant is another creation from the Hillstone Group, behind Houston’s and Gulfstream (among others).
The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version:
All of the dishes were tasty, ambience is nice, and the staff is friendly.
The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:
South Beverly Grill is dark and dim with burgundy and black accents, wooden table tops, and circular booths. The whole restaurant has a very manly vibe that feels upscale yet approachable. Their menu is concise, offering American fare with a twist that makes it appropriate for Beverly Hills. They offer a bit of everything, so if you’re family is anything like mine (2 picky teenagers in tow), rest assured there is something for everyone.
What we ate:
- Thai steak & noodle salad ($22)
- Grilled chicken salad ($19)
- Cheeseburger ($18)
- Campfire BBQ ribs ($33)
The Thai salad came with marinated filet, noodles, avocado, and mango, all doused in a Thai dressing. I really liked the mango and avocado, it added a freshness to the salad. The noodles also added a nice twist, making this completely acceptable as a meal. The portions are large and offer more than enough to go around.
The grilled chicken salad was mixed with greens, jicama, honey-lime vinaigrette, and peanut sauce. I liked that the dressing wasn’t overwhelming, but perfectly present. The salad had A LOT of chicken, I might venture to say they were a bit too generous. The dressing in this case is the real star since the chicken and jicama aren’t bursting with flavor.
The cheeseburger was delicious! The bread was fluffy (made in-house) and the meat was so tender. This burger reminded me of the burgers Houston’s used to make before they jacked up the price and mad the buns twice as large as the patty. Everything about this hamburger was just right!
The barbecue meat had a hard time staying on the bone. They were so flavorful and the barbecue sauce was finger-licking good. The taste is worth the mess, get dirty and indulge!