The Century Plaza Towers boast a number of upscale and casual dining options. At the "Promenade" you'll discover Cuvee which offers Lite California cuisine; Habanero which specializes in Mexican cuisine; and Piknic which is a good choice for a quick breakfast or lunch with a menu of soups, salads, wraps, and pizzas. Cuvee is a small cafe that features some noteworthy dishes including the egg white omelette with goat cheese, wild mushrooms, spinach, and shallots. Habanero Grill is a more casual dining spot, and a great place to enjoy delicious Mexican dishes like a carne asada burrito or a grilled chicken taco salad drizzled with a lemon cilantro vinaigrette. Decked out with modern, urban, earth-toned decor, Piknic features dishes that keep in mind both hearty and light eaters. For lighter fare, try the chicken tortilla soup or the brown rice and cranberry salad with grilled chicken.
The "Cafés at the Towers" include City Xpress, Organic To Go, and Starbucks, but for those needing something more upscale, head on over to Craft which is located at 10100 Constellation Blvd. The New York based restaurant is well known for its elegant spin on the farm-to-table trend. Craft offers plenty of fish, shellfish and other seafood. Starter and entrée salads are on the menu with upscale ingredients such as quail, yellowfin tuna, goat cheese and heirloom tomatoes. We also like the big sides selection including nearly a dozen different veggies. Roasted chicken, Niman Ranch steak and decadent pastas are also available. The dinner menu eliminates the entrée salads, but a good number of starter salads are listed. The myriad sides and seafood will please lighter eaters.
Get your food to go and head over to Centerpiece Park which is located between the 2000 Avenue of the Stars and the Century Plaza Towers. There are four acres of gardens, walkways and terraces.
- Cuvee (310) 277-3303: Open M-F 7:30-9p; Breakfast ends at 10:30a
- Habanero Grill (310) 277-4440: Open M-F 8a-3p with indoor and outdoor seating
- Piknic (310) 277-2700: Open M-F 10:30a-2:30p
- Craft (310) 279-4180: Open M-F 11:30a-2:30p, 5:30p-9:30p; Sa 5:30p-9:30p