The restaurant is designed to look more expensive than its prices would warrant.

The restaurant is designed to look more expensive than its prices would warrant. (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)

SOUTH BEVERLY GRILL

Rating: one-and-a-half stars

Location: 122 S. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills; (310) 550-0242; http://www.hillstone.com.

Price: First courses, $3 to $15; main course salads, $15 to $25; main courses, $15 to $36; desserts, $8. Free corkage.

Details: Open noon to 11 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and noon to midnight Friday and Saturday. Full bar. Valet parking, $8 evenings; at lunch, 11/2 hours parking free in next-door lot, with validation.

Rating is based on food, service and ambience, with price taken into account in relation to quality. ****: Outstanding on every level. ***: Excellent. **: Very good. *: Good. No star: Poor to satisfactory.