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A Handy Guide to Hotel Restaurants in Los Angeles

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This week, Curbed LA takes a look at hotels around town as part of Hotels Week. To chip in, Eater examines some of the best restaurants inside hotels and highlights the food coming out of their kitchens.
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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgMost of the time, eateries in hotels are meant to only serve guests that don't have a chance to wander outside of the neighborhood. But in L.A., restaurants need to serve more than eggs Benedict in the morning to be relevant. Hotel chefs have the opportunity to highlight the unique cooking that's endemic to L.A., with farm fresh produce and polished techniques. Herein, Eater presents some of the best hotel restaurants in Los Angeles.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Scarpetta

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225 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 860-7970
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Scott Conant's modern Italian restaurant inside the Montage executes his elegant cuisine to a high standard, with classic dishes like the tuna crudo and spaghetti standing out on the menu.

2. The Hart + The Hunter

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7950 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 424-3055
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This upstart from two young chefs has struck a chord with LA diner, melding fresh, seasonal produce with the flavors of traditional Low Country cooking for a result that's both inventive and comforting.[Photo]

3. The Bazaar by José Andrés

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465 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 246-5555
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Jose Andres' whimsically designed restaurant inside the SLS is one of the city's odes to avant garde gastronomy. The traditional and modern takes on Spanish cuisine by chef Joshua Whigham is marked by the tomato and watermelon salad and the Yukon gold "gnocchi," along with Jose Andres' classic Philly Cheesesteak with air bread.

4. CUT by Wolfgang Puck

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9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 275-5200
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Wolfgang Puck's streamlined steakhouse inside the Beverly Wilshire is still one of the best places to get steak in the city. Executive chef Ari Rosenson makes Wagyu beef short ribs with Indian spice for something a bit less conventional. The bone marrow flan is still the appetizer to get.

5. FIG Santa Monica

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101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 576-7777
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Chef Ray Garcia makes sure that all of his produce comes from the nearby Santa Monica farmer's market, and the freshness of everything on the menu shows at this restaurant inside the Fairmont in Santa Monica. The lunch sandwiches are great, as is the pasta-less lasagna.

6. Caulfield's Bar & Dining Room

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9360 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 388-6860
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Chef Stephan Kalt's market-driven menu at this restaurant inside the Thompson hotel has dishes and styles from all over, but the result is something polished and well-conceived. Menu highlights include salmon caviar latkes with creme fraiche and roasted duck breast with gaviota strawberries.

7. Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

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701 Stone Canyon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90077

Wolfgang Puck's refined restaurant inside the Hotel Bel-Air does high-end takes on the chef's Californian cuisine, as executive chef Sonny Sweetman does dishes like the sweet pea tortellini, Alaskan halibut with baby asparagus and spring pea ragout, or Cantonese roasted duck with cherries, pea tendrils, and Schechuan pepper.

8. Culina

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300 S Doheny Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 860-4000
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Chef Mette Williams handles the kitchen at this classy, modern Italian restaurant inside the Four Seasons on Doheny. She makes a great crab and herb ricotta tortellone as well as Amanranth Chitarra pasta using tomatoes, capers, olives, basil, and chili.

9. 25°

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7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 785-7244
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Chef Tim Goodell's enduring burger joint inside the Hollywood Roosevelt still makes massive handheld meals any time of the day in a bordello-type room that's always full of energy. The Number One burger is still the best order on the menu, along with the boozy shakes.

10. Oliverio at Avalon Beverly Hills

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9400 W Olympic Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 407-7791
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Chef Mirko Paderno does a fine job with classic Italian cuisine in a stylish environment spread out along the bottom floor of the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills. His risottos are nearly perfect.

11. Bar Marmont

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8171 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 650-0575
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This dark celebrity hangout inside the legendary Chateau Marmont has a surprisingly good pub menu. The burger is probably the best thing to order.

12. WP24 by Wolfgang Puck

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900 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 743-8800
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Wolfgang Puck's Asian-influenced restaurant on the 24th floor of the Ritz Carlton in Downtown boasts one of the best views in the city. Prawn toast, chicken dan dan noodles, and whole roasted duck are the menu highlights.

13. Cleo

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1717 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 962-1717
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This Moroccan restaurant with modern digs inside The Redbury has a myriad number of mezzes and small dishes that use plenty of unique spices, including the chickpea fritters, roasted lamb, and chicken tagine.

14. The Churchill

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8384 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 650-8384
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This farm-to-table all-day restaurant inside the Orlando Hotel has lost a little steam from chef turnover of late, but the familiar cooking is a respite for those overwhelmed by the number of restaurants on West Third. The breakfast dishes are worth getting.

15. Whist at Viceroy Santa Monica

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1819 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 260-7511
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Chef Tony DiSalvo's massive menu at this boutique hotel in Santa Monica has something for everyone in a space spread out with outdoor dining that's ideal for the spring and summer.

16. NineThirty

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930 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-8765
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Chef Dakota Weiss' cooking at this restaurant inside the W Los Angeles - Westwood is a little tongue-in-cheek and off the cuff, with things like thick cut bacon and drunk mussels with white wine, chipotle, and hominy as notable dishes. The desserts are a must-order.

17. Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood

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1020 N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 358-7788
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Gordon Ramsay might not be around this location, but the cooking is still at a pretty high level at this restaurant inside the London that bears his name. The miso black cod, prime rib cap steak, and beef wellington for two stand out.

18. Tower Bar

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8358 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 848-6677
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This old-school celebrity hang inside the Sunset Tower hotel might not have the most inventive food, but the scene is undeniably cool. Plus the service is unparalleled.

19. Mr. C Beverly Hills

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1224 Beverwil Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 277-2800
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This new restaurant inside the glorious ode to Mid-Century Modern that is Mr. C. hotel does the Cipriani classics like pasta and bellinis for the type that doesn't think too much about price.

20. Public Kitchen And Bar

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The Roosevelt Hotel
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 785-8888
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Tim Goodell's gastropub inside the Hollywood Roosevelt uses plenty of great produce along with solid cooking that makes it easy to meet people staying here from out of town. The roast chicken is excellent.

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1. Scarpetta

225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Scott Conant's modern Italian restaurant inside the Montage executes his elegant cuisine to a high standard, with classic dishes like the tuna crudo and spaghetti standing out on the menu.

225 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

2. The Hart + The Hunter

7950 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

This upstart from two young chefs has struck a chord with LA diner, melding fresh, seasonal produce with the flavors of traditional Low Country cooking for a result that's both inventive and comforting.[Photo]

7950 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

3. The Bazaar by José Andrés

465 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Jose Andres' whimsically designed restaurant inside the SLS is one of the city's odes to avant garde gastronomy. The traditional and modern takes on Spanish cuisine by chef Joshua Whigham is marked by the tomato and watermelon salad and the Yukon gold "gnocchi," along with Jose Andres' classic Philly Cheesesteak with air bread.

465 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

4. CUT by Wolfgang Puck

9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Wolfgang Puck's streamlined steakhouse inside the Beverly Wilshire is still one of the best places to get steak in the city. Executive chef Ari Rosenson makes Wagyu beef short ribs with Indian spice for something a bit less conventional. The bone marrow flan is still the appetizer to get.

9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

5. FIG Santa Monica

101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Chef Ray Garcia makes sure that all of his produce comes from the nearby Santa Monica farmer's market, and the freshness of everything on the menu shows at this restaurant inside the Fairmont in Santa Monica. The lunch sandwiches are great, as is the pasta-less lasagna.

101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

6. Caulfield's Bar & Dining Room

9360 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Chef Stephan Kalt's market-driven menu at this restaurant inside the Thompson hotel has dishes and styles from all over, but the result is something polished and well-conceived. Menu highlights include salmon caviar latkes with creme fraiche and roasted duck breast with gaviota strawberries.

9360 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

7. Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

701 Stone Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077

Wolfgang Puck's refined restaurant inside the Hotel Bel-Air does high-end takes on the chef's Californian cuisine, as executive chef Sonny Sweetman does dishes like the sweet pea tortellini, Alaskan halibut with baby asparagus and spring pea ragout, or Cantonese roasted duck with cherries, pea tendrils, and Schechuan pepper.

701 Stone Canyon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90077

8. Culina

300 S Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Chef Mette Williams handles the kitchen at this classy, modern Italian restaurant inside the Four Seasons on Doheny. She makes a great crab and herb ricotta tortellone as well as Amanranth Chitarra pasta using tomatoes, capers, olives, basil, and chili.

300 S Doheny Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90048

9. 25°

7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Chef Tim Goodell's enduring burger joint inside the Hollywood Roosevelt still makes massive handheld meals any time of the day in a bordello-type room that's always full of energy. The Number One burger is still the best order on the menu, along with the boozy shakes.

7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

10. Oliverio at Avalon Beverly Hills

9400 W Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Chef Mirko Paderno does a fine job with classic Italian cuisine in a stylish environment spread out along the bottom floor of the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills. His risottos are nearly perfect.

9400 W Olympic Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

11. Bar Marmont

8171 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

This dark celebrity hangout inside the legendary Chateau Marmont has a surprisingly good pub menu. The burger is probably the best thing to order.

8171 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

12. WP24 by Wolfgang Puck

900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Wolfgang Puck's Asian-influenced restaurant on the 24th floor of the Ritz Carlton in Downtown boasts one of the best views in the city. Prawn toast, chicken dan dan noodles, and whole roasted duck are the menu highlights.

900 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015

13. Cleo

1717 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

This Moroccan restaurant with modern digs inside The Redbury has a myriad number of mezzes and small dishes that use plenty of unique spices, including the chickpea fritters, roasted lamb, and chicken tagine.

1717 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90028

14. The Churchill

8384 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

This farm-to-table all-day restaurant inside the Orlando Hotel has lost a little steam from chef turnover of late, but the familiar cooking is a respite for those overwhelmed by the number of restaurants on West Third. The breakfast dishes are worth getting.

8384 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

15. Whist at Viceroy Santa Monica

1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Chef Tony DiSalvo's massive menu at this boutique hotel in Santa Monica has something for everyone in a space spread out with outdoor dining that's ideal for the spring and summer.

1819 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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16. NineThirty

930 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Chef Dakota Weiss' cooking at this restaurant inside the W Los Angeles - Westwood is a little tongue-in-cheek and off the cuff, with things like thick cut bacon and drunk mussels with white wine, chipotle, and hominy as notable dishes. The desserts are a must-order.

930 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

17. Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood

1020 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Gordon Ramsay might not be around this location, but the cooking is still at a pretty high level at this restaurant inside the London that bears his name. The miso black cod, prime rib cap steak, and beef wellington for two stand out.

1020 N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

18. Tower Bar

8358 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

This old-school celebrity hang inside the Sunset Tower hotel might not have the most inventive food, but the scene is undeniably cool. Plus the service is unparalleled.

8358 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069

19. Mr. C Beverly Hills

1224 Beverwil Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90035

This new restaurant inside the glorious ode to Mid-Century Modern that is Mr. C. hotel does the Cipriani classics like pasta and bellinis for the type that doesn't think too much about price.

1224 Beverwil Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90035

20. Public Kitchen And Bar

The Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Tim Goodell's gastropub inside the Hollywood Roosevelt uses plenty of great produce along with solid cooking that makes it easy to meet people staying here from out of town. The roast chicken is excellent.

The Roosevelt Hotel
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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