About Time: You Discovered the Best Restaurants in West Hollywood, LABy Angelica Malin
From Mexican inspired vegetarian brunches at Gracias Madre, to rooftop patio dining overlooking LA at trendy E.P.+L.P.; California’s abundance of fresh produce along with inventive chefs means the food scene is hot and happening in West Hollywood. If you find yourself Stateside anytime soon, here’s our pick of the ten best restaurants in West Hollywood, LA:
Best Restaurants in West Hollywood: Brunch
The Lowdown: Located on Melrose Avenue in the heart of West Hollywood’s trendy Design District, Gracias Madre offers 100% organic, plant based, Mexican cuisine using locally sourced ingredients. This popular restaurant serves farm fresh food throughout the day, including a wide selection of tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas, alongside Mexican inspired cocktails.
Where: 8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
The Lowdown: Nestled along trendy Melrose Avenue, Taste on Melrose is the go-to spot for American comfort cuisine in West Hollywood. Serving a wide selection of brunch cocktails to enjoy alongside an extensive breakfast menu, you can sample a delicious brunch after hitting the town the night before. The restaurant offers a shaded patio and an indoor space with bright walls and high ceilings with sleek wooden beams.
The Lowdown: With their unmissable ‘ColorBurst’ Latte’s and their beautifully tiled outdoor patio, The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker is a brunch popular spot in West Hollywood. Located in Sunset Plaza, the restaurant is a haven for Instagrammers who can complement their latte art with one of the restaurant’s popular dishes.
Where: 8653 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
Best Restaurants in West Hollywood: Lunch
The Lowdown: Inspired by the loving story of Connie and Ted who emigrated from the UK to the US in the 1920’s, the restaurant celebrates the good times they spent fishing together in Rhode Island. The popular seafood restaurant serves up simply prepared fish and shellfish, inspired by the classic clam shacks, oyster bars and fish houses that dot the New England Seaboard. Connie and Ted’s is the perfect spot for those wishing for a lighter lunch option after taking part in a West Hollywood workout class.
Where: 8171 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046, USA
Photo Credit: Anne Fishbein
The Lowdown: Styled on Hollywood’s golden age and its eternal, timeless glamour; Ivory on Sunset celebrates the spirit and essence of the iconic city, offering elegance both inside and out. Located at the top of the Mondrian Los Angeles Hotel, Ivory on Sunset features a relaxed-yet-refined aesthetic, serving California cuisine with one of the most beautiful skyline views from the outdoor dining room deck.
Where: 8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
Photo Credit: Marie Buck Photography
The Lowdown: Located at the new Kimpton La Peer Hotel, the highly anticipated Viale Dei Romani – a signature-dining concept created by Chef Casey Lane – offers 140-seat indoor and outdoor dining, with a courtyard bar. The restaurant focuses on wood fired seafood, vegetables and handmade pastas, alongside classic California coastal produce.
Where: 623 N La Peer Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
Best Restaurants in West Hollywood: Dinner
The Lowdown: Situated on La Cienega Blvd. and overlooking the Hollywood Hills and Sunset Strip, E.P.+L.P. combines Asian dining with craft cocktails. E.P., the Asian eating house brings together Chinese, Fijian and Vietnamese influences blended with Californian produce, creating a menu like no other. The rooftop, L.P., is recognised as having one of the largest rooftop decks in LA and provides visitors with a spectacular view of the wider LA area, serving Asian inspired street food and hand-crafted cocktails to enjoy a late night snack around a fire pit.
Where: 603 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
Photo Credit: Jesse Hsu
The Lowdown: Inspired by a lifetime of adventures abroad, Kozo Hasegawa ventured to the US to set up his first international restaurant, La Boheme. The restaurant offers a unique dining experience, considered as one of the most romantic dining settings in LA. The garden patio boasts a fireplace framed with beautiful roses and scented jasmine, whilst the indoor space features majestic French chandeliers, covering a dining room that is both spacious and intimate with private booths for those wanting to dine in peace. La Boheme serves European influenced cuisine alongside vintage California wines: the perfect dining spot to enjoy an evening with a loved one.
Where: 8400 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
The Lowdown: Combining a cutting-edge setting with exceptional ingredients and incredible sushi, Roku’s menu offers Asian influenced appetisers, inventive entrees and select favourites from the iconic Sushi Roku brand, alongside a vast selection of handpicked sakes, crafted cocktails and the largest selection of Japanese whiskey in LA. The three dining rooms within Roku each offer a completely different experience; the Teppanyaki Room provides interactive Hibachi dining; the sushi bar prepares the freshest fish daily; and the patio dining area allows visitors to enjoy the menu in the indoor/outdoor setting.
Where: 9201 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
The Lowdown: Located within the iconic Sunset Tower Hotel, The Tower Bar and Restaurant offers an elegant dining experience with a unique indoor/outdoor setting and incredible, sweeping views of the city. A popular hangout for celebrities, the restaurant is a safe haven for those who want to revel in guaranteed privacy. The restaurant serves Italian and French inspired cuisine, using fresh local ingredients giving it that California feel.
Where: 8358 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA