The other day I was thumbing through my Instagram feed looking for my next Jet-Set Family idea and it dawned on me how much Jet-Set Mom loves West Hollywood’s legendary hotel, the Chateau Marmont. Nestled only steps away from the Sunset Strip, it only takes seconds before you enter the property and forget all about the bright lights, big city.
Even though the restaurant at Chateau Marmont is my first choice for a proper Jet-Set Friends ladies luncheon, I would have no problem having a nice meal outside in the garden with Jet-Set Tot as long as she was in a great mood and on her very best, well-mannered behavior. This is not the type of restaurant you want to bring over-tired children and picky eaters. It’s quiet, peaceful, and tables are very close to together so unless your Jet-Set Tot can sit through an hour and a half meal without fidgeting, please consider going somewhere else.
The famous saying “If you must get in trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont,” does not apply to Jet-Set Tots.
There is something very special about Chateau Marmont. The serenity and the privacy. Known as the home away from home for many rock stars and A-list movie stars, celebrities retreat to Chateau Marmont because of the anonymity, so please make sure to respect their space. While I’ll admit Jet-Set Mom has had quite a few celebrity encounters that have made me gasp and forget to breathe a few times, this is not the place to ask for a photo, autograph, well, anything. Smile, keep your phone in your handbag, and enjoy the time with your party. Period. Save the gawking for the TMZ bus tour.
The lunch menu at Chateau Marmont is one of my favorites. While dinner is absolutely delicious, there is something about their soups and greens and keep me coming back during the afternoon. Creative and flavorful, I often have a very difficult time deciding on what to order. Here are a few of the dishes at Chateau Marmont we’ve recently tried and loved.
Roasted Pumpkin with Prosciutto & Piave Cheese
Arancini of Black Truffle with Wild Mushrooms & Parmesan
Kale, Gold Beets & Chevre with Citrus & Hazelnuts (favorite)
Hanger Steak Salad with Haricot Vert & Mustard Vinaigrette
Sheep’s Milk Ricotta Gnocchi, Fennel Sausage, Peas
Warm Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Chateau Marmont | 8221 Sunset Blvd | West Hollywood | (323) 656 1010
Nicole Standley a.k.a. Jet-Set Mom, is a social influencer + lifestylist covering luxury travel, fine-dining, fashion & pop culture for The Trend Tribe. Contributor for CBS LA, Lucky Magazine, Burke Williams Spa & Moonfrye.com, follow her latest travels and escapades on Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.