We're located in the heart of the peninsula, in the Promenade Mall with Regal Cinemas, Equinox Gym and adjacent to the Norris Theater. We have a large covered parking structure behind the restaurant and you can easily get to us from any area in the South Bay. 


We encourage reservations especially on the weekends.  Our dining room can accommodate 75 guests.  If you have a large party, are planning an event, or need catering services, drop us a line and we'll hook you up. 

marlene & chuck smyth


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Plates - an American Bistro brings to you classic American dishes with global influences. Prepared in the traditions of our immigrant grandparents our scratch kitchen subscribes to the old fashion cooking philosophy of sustainable farm fresh ingredients from local sources brought directly to the table. Our food is prepared each day as it was on my grandmother's farm in the Catskills.  Fresh and bold, and never compromised.

Noted author Mark Twain, who may have been the first American "foodie" claimed 'American food is as good as or better than any food in the world'. And you can experience this at Plates where our Bistro transports you back to the turn of the century industrial age as we prepare a variety of classical dishes paired with select herbs, spices and other ingredients taken across many cultures and regions.  The result are dishes reflecting our cosmopolitan nature.

So come join us and experience a relaxing and pleasant meal with family and friends.  Enjoy a glass of wine from our select award winning wineries, or an artisan beer from local micro breweries.

Chuck and Marlene Smyth

Plates - an American Bistro

550 Deep Valley Dr #145, Rolling Hills EstatesCA 90274, USA



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