Good SURprises: Tips for Visiting SUR

June 20, 2017


With Jax from Vanderpump Rules 

 Scheana from Vanderpump Rules







The famous goat cheese balls (see tip #2)




 And finally, my #OOTN:

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Hi dolls!

If y'all follow me on Insta or Snapchat, you know that last week I went to LA with my hubs & friends for a video game conference. While I'm not a gamer (surprise, surprise) the wives of the guys tagged along for fun (naturally shopping may or may not have been on the agenda, haha)! Tonight I wanted to share about my absolute favorite part of the trip, which was eating at one of the restaurants that was on my "bucket list": SUR, in West Hollywood!!!

While I'm sure most of you know about SUR, I thought I would just do a little recap for those who don't know what it is! So one of my favorite "Real Housewives" of Beverly Hills, Lisa Vanderpump, owns the restaurant SUR. She is a super savvy business woman and has her own spinoff show called "Vanderpump Rules" which is about SUR and all the staff that work there! It is such a "guilty pleasure" show and just too much fun to watch! So....I knew that when we were planning our LA trip, we would have to make a stop there. And lucky me, my sweet precious hubby made us reservations for dinner last Thursday night! So I wanted to share with y'all some "tips" that made our experience fun & memorable! I was searching for a blog post like this before we went to SUR but couldn't find one, so hopefully this will help to make the most of your visit at SUR! 😊 {p.s. I wanted to mention that the above pictures were made only with my cell phone, so I apologize for the lesser quality, but I still wanted to share!}

1) Make later reservations. The restaurant opens at 5:30 pm & hubby made us dinner reservations at 8:30 PM. It was the perfect time because, let's face it, on the West Coast most eat dinner a little later than we do in the South. So by 8:30 it was not very crowded, yet. By 9 PM, the place was hopping....and the stars of the show started to arrive!!

2) Order the goat cheese balls as an appetizer; filet mignon or duck for dinner: If you watch the show, you know all about the goat cheese balls as they are talked about often! If you're a fan of the show (and even if you're not) you should try them. Yes, it only includes 3 and they are relatively small, but just know that when ordering that it's an appetizer for 2...but when in L.A., right!? 😏  As far as entrees go, hubs got duck....he said it was amazing! I'm more of a chicken or steak kind of girl haha...so I went with the filet! It was delicious! Everyone was really happy with their food so no matter what you order you will probably like it!

3) Don't be afraid to introduce yourself & make pictures with the cast: Seriously, everyone is so nice and willing to make pictures with you! Don't be afraid to be a "fan girl." Maybe it's just me, but I've always loved meeting the stars (yes I am the girl who waited HOURS to meet Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift at the CMA Music Fest in high school) so you can say this has always been one of my favorite "hobbies." No shame though, live it up and ask them for a picture! They are happy to oblige, and I was able to make a picture with Jax, James & Scheana. It was seriously too much fun!!!

4)  Explore the restaurant, ask lots of questions and make friends! Chances are you will be surrounded by other fans of the show as you walk around the restaurant. I know a lot of places it may be considered "rude" to walk around during dinner. However, this is a place where it's totally acceptable. Hubs went with me and I asked the hostess (it was not Lala though lol) if there were stars of the show there. She said, "Yes! Feel free to walk around and meet them!" Props to Lisa Vanderpump, boss of the restaurant, for making it so "fan friendly." It was so much fun talking to other fans of the show and seeing who all was there! Also, they just so happened to be filming while we were there. Talk about the ideal "Hollywood" experience!

5) Request to Sit Outside: The atmosphere in the whole restaurant is absolutely glam, but the outside is more romantic & SO lovely. It is beautifully lit in purples and pinks, with strings of lights hanging overhead from the branches of cascading trees. The tables are gorgeously lit with soft candlelight and flowers that look as if they came straight out of Lisa Vanderpump's beautifully decorated house!

So, as you can see, if you eat at SUR, you will have so many good SURprises!!!! Everywhere you look, you will have the surprises of filming, friendly stars, amazing service & gorgeous decor! I highly recommend you make reservations to dine at SUR while in LA (only about a 30 min drive from LA to West Hollywood). It will highly be worth your time and it's an absolute blast!

Thanks SO much for reading dolls! I hope you enjoyed! Can't wait for the new season of Vanderpump Rules to air!

XOXO
Ashley

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