Jean-Georges Vongerichten Will Open His First Los Angeles Restaurant In 2017

Jean-Georges Vongerichten — the legendary French chef whose New York City flagship Jean Georges holds three stars from the Michelin Guide and four from the New York Times — will open his first Los Angeles restaurant in 2017.

The restaurant, a "contemporary fine dining" concept, will occupy a luxurious space on the first floor of the upcoming Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills.

"I'm excited to bring my culinary passion to the West Coast for the first time," the chef wrote in an email to the Los Angeles Times. "My presence in California will bring a new inspiring culinary environment to life, and I'm delighted to share my creative techniques and evolving fresh ideas with the Beverly Hills community."

Aside from several in New York City, Vongerichten owns restaurants in Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, Shanghai, France, Tokyo, and the United Arab Emirates.

In Los Angeles, Vongerichten will create a "menu of inspiring and sophisticated offerings that stem from my global culinary experiences," focusing on meat, seafood, and produce sourced from independent purveyors in California. The chef's menu will also be available at a second restaurant at the Waldorf on the hotel's rooftop.