OCEAN PRIME Beverly Hills | Let’s do Brunch

“Let’s do Brunch”, that ingenious blend of breakfast and lunch is always a sought after and welcome invitation.  Whether celebrating a special occasion, friends rehashing the festivities from the night before, or just a delightful end to a busy week, brunches special charm cannot be denied.  Brunch just feels fancy, maybe it’s the dainty champagne flutes, a delicate vase of flowers or relaxing atmosphere.  Weekend mornings are a special time, sleep in, get dressed up, sip a cocktail, enjoy savory dishes, nibble on sweet treats, engage in deep conversation, get lost in silly banter, gossip, relax and linger, why not, it’s brunch!

In my opinion the only thing better than brunch, that is Sunday Brunch!  Brunch loving Angelenos, myself included, are thrilled by the announcement that OCEAN PRIME is serving Sunday Brunch beginning September 30, 2018, for a limited time.  The stylish terrace and patio lounge will feature delightful brunch plates, bottomless blood orange mimosas and a live D.J. from 11am-4pm.  A wonderful way to top off your weekend!

Part of the Cameron Mitchell Restaurant family, Ocean Prime is located at the apex of Camden, Dayton and Wilshire, in the heart of Beverly Hills.  The well-established upscale award-winning modern American supper club serves the freshest seafood, prime steaks, hand-crafted cocktails and world-class wines.  Previously only serving brunch on special occasions they are now hoping this trial run will soon make Sunday Brunch a permanent feature.

Surrounded by lush landscaping the outside sprawling terrace is an ideal brunch spot.  The white leather booths, soft seating and comfy pillows in a palette of light creams, grays and blues create a warm and soothing atmosphere. The sleek contemporary white umbrellas, overhead heat lamps and unique fire element not only add to the ambiance but allow you to enjoy the terrace regardless of the weather.

The terrace also boasts a large glass box lounge and a full bar.  The warm woods, polished details and dark blue accents create a sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere.  The glass walls facing the terrace and street allow for stellar people watching.  Multiple large televisions over the bar make certain that even the most avid sports fan will not be able to turn down Sunday brunch at Ocean Prime.

Crab & Eggs

Start off with a spicy Bloody Mary enhanced with jumbo shrimp and peppered bacon, a classy Bottomless Blood Orange Mimosa or Ocean Prime’s acclaimed refreshing Cucumber Gimlet.  The challenge of a brunch menu is finding the quintessential balance between breakfast foods, lunch foods and something surprisingly unique.  Additionally, a superior dish is complemented with colorful vegetables and vibrant fruit which are beautifully displayed on the plate.  Ocean Prime delivers on all fronts, interesting and delicious combinations, unique flavors, artfully presented.

Hamachi Crudo

Ocean Prime brunch notable dishes include the savory Crab & Eggs, English muffin, crab cakes and poached eggs topped off with hollandaise.  Another standout breakfast dish is the Braised Short Rib Surf & Turf, crispy gouda potato cake, lobster claw, poached egg, hollandaise, my personal favorite.

The Sushi & Raw bar also offers a wide variety of choices such as the Lobster Roll with kiwi, pickled serrano and mango purée; Camden Roll with tempura shrimp, cream cheese and beef carpaccio; or a simple Hamachi Crudo with sweet peppers, cilantro and sesame ginger vinaigrette.  If you are in the mood for something on the lighter side, you may opt for any one of the main entree salads or poke bowl.  That’s a lot of savory, now for something sweet, French Toast with mixed berries, lemon curd, candied bacon and warm maple syrup, a sweet treat indeed!

Lobster Roll

Marvelously unstructured, nobody has any idea of how long brunch is going to last.  Experiencing exquisite dishes in a swanky atmosphere while listening to the sounds of a live D.J., you may find anywhere from two to four hours has passed.  Additionally, Ocean Prime’s exclusive location allows you to leisurely walk off your meal and extend your day. Beverly Hills offers a shopper’s paradise located within a compact, easily walkable area known as the Golden Triangle.  Strut along Rodeo Drive filled with world-renowned fashion houses or stroll down a neighboring street brimming with one-of-a-kind local boutiques.

Don’t miss out, head to Ocean Prime in Beverly Hills for their Sunday Brunch, a delightful end to another successful weekend!

Photography Courtesy Ocean Prime