Paddington's and Tea Garden have been mentioned, but there's not much web info.
I have two friends visiting tomorrow afternoon. They'll probably show up after lunch but need to leave before 5p.m. After a great experience at the Peninsula's afternoon tea a few weeks ago, I was set to just head there. Sadly, they're all booked.
Where else can I go? In this instance, posh/chic/trendy/cute/pretty/al fresco is important.
$48 at Hotel Bel Air is a little out of range and Barney's Greengrass seems like too utilitarian a space. Not girly enough, if you will.
Afternoon snacks at Clementine is a possibility, but that's becoming an old trick for me. I'd like to impress with something new. Tudor House and Chado might cause us to have to rush due to traffic.
What little gems around Beverly Hills am I missing? Anything on or around Rodeo? Somewhere for iced tea, a few desserts, with lovely sitting area would be perfect.
Even Il Fornaio is looking good. How are the desserts? Or Urth. They might not realize I'm being totally unoriginal if either of those is a lovely space.