The atmosphere is aesthetically pleasing due to the beautiful gardens overlooking L.A. and the garden setting where you can eat. However, this place is called a restaurant and the food is something unspectacular. Their kobe beef entree is horrible because the beef is hard and the appetizers are bland. They are so cheezy to even put on the menu "yamachurros". I do give it to them that the presentation makes the food look like works of art. And, the service is great, too. Everybody seems to be attentive.