Welcome to Hollywood. Welcome to the Diplomat Beach Resort, that is, the new Diplomat Beach Resort. After a recent $100 million renovation, the resort has reemerged and has now become your new dining destination. Think – 10 culinary concepts on site, ranging from succulent seafood and steak to Asian food with a modern flair, making this the perfect place for a staycation.
I was invited to dine at Diplomat Beach Resort and received a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed here are my own.
Portico Beer & Wine Garden
Portico Beer & Wine Garden is a laid-back, waterfront bar located at The Diplomat Landing. It offers a perfectly relaxed vibe, where anything goes, with ping pong tables and Adironack chairs set up around the plaza. Don’t let the name fool you, as Portico Beer & Wine Bar offers a full bar and a limited Italian menu of appetizers and pizza — don’t miss the roasted mushroom pizza with the black truffle white, one of our favorites from the menu.
Point Royal, perfect for the seafood lover in all of us, is brought to you by chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and television personality, Geoffrey Zakarian. Located on the first level of the Diplomat Beach Resort, diners will revel at the restaurant’s modern design, seaside feel and the splurge-worthy seafood tower that is served with Oysters, Clams and Cold Poached Prawns — and if you go up a level or two, Alaskan King Crab Legs, Yellowfin Tuna Tartare and Whole Poached Lobster. In addition to the seafood tower, expect an assortment of seafood entrees and appetizers, salads, and meat dishes from the grill.
For an Asian food fix, make reservations at Monkitail at Diplomat Beach Resort, that is if you like to share. Celebrity chef Michael Schulson of Schulson Collective has opened up Monkitail, a modern take on the classic izakaya — and it features a selection of small plates and sushi – meant for sharing, specialty cocktails and sake. Monkitail is perfect if you’re look for an up-close dining experience, as the restaurant boasts an open robatayaki kitchen and a 15-seat sushi bar. If you’re looking to keep things a bit more intimate, there’s also a private dining area available.
If you’re feeling those carnivorous cravings come on, the Diplomat should be your go-to destination. Not only does this boutique steakhouse boast a menu of prime beef aged in-house, including a 28 oz. Porterhouse, Diplomat Prime also offers a variety of succulent seafood dishes, highlighting fresh and seasonal ingredients, and savory sides. Think — Duck Fat Steak Fries, Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese and Roasted Cauliflower with pork belly and pickled onions.
Sometimes, you just need a burger and Bristol’s Burgers will satisfy your cravings. The menu features juicy, ingredient-driven burgers and boozy milkshakes – along with a variety of starters, sides and non-boozy milkshakes. The decor will take you back in time and is decorated with red leather booths and tables. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. There’s even an arcade to let your inner-child out.
Additional dining options at Diplomat Beach Resort:
- Candy & Cones – housemade ice cream and candies
- Counter Point – a grab-and-go version of Point Royal with sandwiches, pastries, coffee and juices
- Playa – Nuevo-Latina restaurant with tacos, salsa, guacamole and an extensive line-up of rum and tequila
- The Canteen – convenience food items for when you’re on the go
- The Hotel bar – for when you need a cocktail
The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood Curio Collection By Hilton is located at 3555 S Ocean Drive in Hollywood. For more information, visit the resort online or call (954) 602-8311.