Circa 55

4.6
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$30 and under
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Aptly named for the year in which the hotel was founded, CIRCA 55 pays tribute to its mid-century roots in both atmosphere and cuisine. Offering pool views with sweeping walls of glass and chic décor, CIRCA 55 reinterprets California classics with a menu that is market-fresh and 95% locally sourced. Whether you’re seeking an upscale dinner for two or a casual meal overlooking the pool, the enduring glamour of The Beverly Hilton is never far away at CIRCA 55.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I was disappointed that the regular items weren’t available today, such as brisket and orange chicken.

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DanielW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Located next to pool and the service was great.

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Susan1
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza, salad and pastas!

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful and delicious brunch. I will definitely be coming back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, staff, and weather were great.

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vipCarlW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did the prefixe for Valentine’s Day. Great value. Service was great. Wonderful “old school Hollywood” vibe.

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AileenB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I’ve been coming to this place, and Will keep coming. Ambiance is really good, depends on the crowd it could be too loud, but you have a choice to seat outside the pool area or inside. Wide variety of food- great! But I noticed the coffee taste is deteriorating. I had a Luke warm coffee last time. I’m glad it was lunch time. It’s always nice to wake up with a good cup of hot coffee...

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vipLAURAH
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch on a Sunday by the pool and it was fabulous! Great service, great view and incredible food! We will be back.

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vipParisjetamine
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Thought the ambience was quiet bland, very corporate, not warm or intimate.
Ordered the Caesar Salad, it will delivered with no dressing whatsoever so the waiter brought me a side of dressing. I prefer my Caesar to be tossed for it to be coated evenly. Wasn't impressed with the dressing, found it to be too salty.
The side of meatballs was good and flavorful, but also too salty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience. Service was great and food was nothing less than satisfying. Was a little disappointed they didn't have the soup of the day clam chowder, besides that I enjoyed everything else.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took advantage of Dime LA’s three course dinner at Circa 55. The service was excellent! The portions were good and the food was very tasty.

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vipjacquesk
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Why didn’t I get a Point: this is not fair, I just spent $120!!!!!

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vipDallasBlonde
Dallas
61 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely place to eat breakfast. I cannot say it enough about the excellent service at this restaurant. The employees remember you after just one meal and will have your coffee or tea waiting for you next time you visit. It’s such a pleasure to eat poolside or in the dining room with the large windows. Rosa especially is absolutely wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here on Christmas night. What a spread and all of it top notch. They even gave us a Christmas present!

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vipDowntownJack
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Circa 55 has all the food of other hotel brunches so the value is quite nice. We sat in the bar area which was a bit sterile but my friend didn't seem to mind. I always go for the seafood on the buffet. Maybe I should have asked for a cracker for the crab claws but I didn't and felt I wasted a lot of food. Also the shrimp were actually frozen and could not be eaten. Odd if you are expecting a full restaurant for Christmas. Overall very nice and had a good time.

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LisaK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We treat ourselves to Circa 55 for all our holiday dining. Great food, great ambiance and fantastic service make it our go-to.

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MarE
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miguel was fantastic! He was friendly and attentive which created an excellent customer experience. The other staff also greeted us with smiles and thanked us for being there.

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Alejjj
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We went there on Christmas eve because they were one of the few places that served an actual Christmas menu but when we got there they told us they had ran out of that menu because the "weren't expecting that many people" .... seriously?? We ended up ordering their regular menu so it was disappointing.
Plus, it wouldn't affect them if they put some christmas decorations, all they had was the tree.

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vipNick
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in Beverly Hills, great menu selection, great food, ambiance and service.

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vipHauteCuisine
Dallas
512 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Amarillo
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Waiter was attentive, food was cold

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dustyrose88
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for Thanksgiving which featured a buffet selection of raw bar, sides, carving station of prime rib and turkey, and dessert bar. Overall it was very good but there were a few misses. The shucked oysters weren't released from their shells so they weren't easy to eat, basically shredded when we tried to do them ourselves at the table and there wasn't any mignonette sauce, only lemon and cocktail sauce. The crab legs were very good and very popular [probably b/c of the oyster issues] and it was hard to find them sometimes. The carvers were generous with the meats but there was no au jus and the brown gravy was hard to get: made me ask and ask and ask...I just wanted some on my potatoes and both meats: FTR, it still wasn't enough. I should have been able to get brown gravy at my leisure, etc. All the sides were good and the desserts were excellent, as was the service. The drinks were a little overpriced but the pours were decent. All-in-all we would recommend and would return, assuming a few issues were due to the hectic holiday.

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vipNick
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to dine in all of Beverly Hills, great Thanksgiving day buffet menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Thanksgiving brunch in LA. Huge selection. Every dish delicious. Really nice and attentive staff. Food very fresh for a buffet.

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LisaK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Circa 55 for each holiday and always have a lovely time. The waitstaff are wonderful, the food is great, and the atmosphere is full of holiday charm.

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vipEvaM
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The outside seating was nice but the waiter was far away. So when we needed something it took time to get their attention. The view of the pool was nice with the sunshine. The hamburger was dry but that could be because I ordered it well done. I had olives which were very good, there were quite a few types in the dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre Thanksgiving Vegan Brunch at Circa 55!
Excellent food and service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The special vegan thanksgiving brunch was fantastic.

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AngelLady
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Definitely enjoyed ourselves. The food was good and lots of choices. And the server KEPT filling our glasses!

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VenetraG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG! I thought this place was everything, from the excellent service, AMAZING service, great food, descent pricing for the brunch & parking, and not to mention the beautiful outdoor patio by the pool. I so happened to go on Saturday Nov 16rh, L.A. weather was in the high 80's made the brunch on the patio to die for. Very pleased!

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Mtw3dine
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a friend with some special needs and it was terrific the way the restaurant pulled together. Awesome server, huge variety on the buffet.
Really pleasant experience.

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ToniLuke234
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my husband, daughter and son in law to celebrate their November birthdays. EVERYONE loved EVERYTHING. The grill was going outside and the chef was grilling to order seafood from the buffet; but also grilled ribs, burgers and chicken. Unlimited mimosas YAAASSSSS. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipNick
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch buffet, great place to find in Beverly Hills.

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RheaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food1service4ambience4

I have been here several times, but this past weekend, we were celebrating a birthday and specifically chose this brunch for the crab legs. When we got there at 11am, they were out of crab legs and when i asked one of the workers (who looked like they were of management staff) if they would bring out any more, they said they were out. For a Sunday brunch, it seems odd that they would run out so early in the day. Then when i mentioned the crab legs to another worker, and he said that they had some but they were still frozen. Needless to say, though the food was of good quality and we love coming here, it was a huge disappointment to not get any crab legs and we left feeling very unsatisfied.

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yosarian
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend this for brunch over and over again. The layout was good and the price was right. The staff, Gloria, was awesome. I will be going back for sure.

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vipdiner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was the restaurant in the Beverley Hilton. It was much better than expected for hotel food. I had the pasta ravioli with lobster. It came topped with large pieces of lobster not just speck of lobster in the filling.

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Myrnap
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was great, my in-laws took us for our anniversary. We all love it here. The only issue was that we mentioned it was our anniversary and they had all these tables reserved and we were seated in a "not so great table". There was a beautiful table outside that was empty the entire time, which would have been a great table to celebrate. I will have to call next time and "reserve" a nicer table.

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FredL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and terrific service. Rosa and Jacqueline are standouts along with everyone else involved. Great diverse menu. Beautiful spot by the pool! Have eaten there 5 times both inside and outside. Bravo

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FredL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and super food with stellar service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and sparking wine. Get your seafood grilled if you go when there is bbq outside. It was amazing.

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