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12 Destination-Worthy Hotel Restaurants in Los Angeles

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Hotel restaurants can sometimes be maligned as throwaway concepts needed to feed non-discerning tourists. While that is certainly the case at some properties, thankfully, the good hoteliers and restaurateurs of Los Angeles know the right restaurant concept can do wonders not only for the hotel, but the surrounding neighborhood too. From casual all-day affairs to ritzy expense account hot spots, here now are 12 destination-worthy hotel restaurants in Los Angeles, presented from west to east.

Removed: Best Girl, Mardi, Polo Lounge, WP24, Somni

Added: Coast at Shutters, Firehouse, Jane Q, 1 Kitchen By Chris Crary, Magic Castle

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.
101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 319-3111
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With the Santa Monica Farmers Market just down the road, executive chef Jason Prendergast serves a locally-sourced, ingredient-driven menu. There are handmade pastas, inspired by the chef’s Italian grandmothers, and large shareable plates, like dry-aged steaks.

The interior of a leafy restaurant in Santa Monica, California.
FIG in Santa Monica
FIG

2. Coast

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1 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 587-1707
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Coast restaurant’s view is a picture perfect look towards the Pacific Ocean, California blue sky, and palm trees. The restaurant overlooks the bike path right from Shutters On The Beach and is a nine minute walk from the Santa Monica Pier. Customers might be dressed up or don casual shorts while ordering the seafood-heavy menu, with cioppino, fish and chips, or a selection from the raw bar.

A dim beachside dining room with hanging bulbs.
Coast
Coast

3. CUT by Wolfgang Puck

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9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 276-8500
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The most opulent steakhouse in town is located inside the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel. Get dressed up and indulge in 1,200-degree broiled steak and bone marrow flan.

CUT by Wolfgang Puck
CUT by Wolfgang Puck
CUT by Wolfgang Puck [Official Photo]

4. Viale dei Romani

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623 N La Peer Dr
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 691-1600
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Think of Viale dei Romani as a modern day trattoria dreamed up by Casey Lane and located inside the LA Peer Hotel. The coastal-driven menu highlights wood-fired seafood, raw fish preparations, a rabbit sausage-and-fennel pizza, and Lane’s coveted “100 layer” lasagna.

Viale dei Romani’s pasta alla piastra or “100 layer” lasagna
Viale dei Romani’s pasta alla piastra or “100 layer” lasagna
Viale Dei Romani

5. 1 Kitchen by Chris Crary

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8490 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(424) 281-1880
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Some of LA’s freshest produce is on the menu at 1 Kitchen. The West Hollywood restaurant maintains a 2,000 square foot organic garden and beehive, so ingredients for one of its eleven salads was likely harvested on-site. Diners can watch dishes like the lobster and squid ink linguine or the lamb shank with farro and stone fruit prepared in the open kitchen, which is stationed inside the 1 Hotel on the Sunset Strip.

1 Kitchen by chef Chris Crary
1 Kitchen by Chris Crary
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6. The Magic Castle

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7001 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 851-3313
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It’s frustrating getting into The Magic Castle. Members are allowed with guests, but technically, it’s impossible to book a reservation and just show up. Unless you’re registered as a guest at the Magic Castle Hotel. So book a room, walk over to the 110-year-old venue, and order from chef Jason Fullilove’s recently updated menu.

7. Jane Q

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1800 Argyle Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(213) 279-3534
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Centrally located to just about everything in Hollywood, Jane Q could be the ideal place to spend an entire day. The upstairs bar and lounge area are a vibe, but so is the cozy charm of Jane Q. It’s full of natural bright light, with easy dishes like flatbreads, pizzas, salads, and herb roasted chicken with green harissa.

Garlic knots from Jane Q restaurant in Hollywood
Jane Q
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8. Cassell's Hamburgers

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3600 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 387-5502
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Some of LA’s best burgers are stationed inside Hotel Normandie in Koreatown. The reincarnation of the 1948 diner offers unbeatable nostalgia, including a hands-down delectable patty melt.

A classic burger with lettuce on a red checkered paper tray.
Cassell’s
Cassell’s

9. Breva Restaurant

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939 S Figueroa St Ste #300
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 660-3006
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Hotel Figueroa’s Breva went in an entirely new direction this summer, where chef Casey Lane took a modern American approach. Try the fig-style spinach dip, or the 32-ounce tomahawk steak with a truffle pomme puree, and braised cipollini onions topped with Béarnaise.

Hotel Figueroa Breva
Breva Restaurant
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10. The Exchange

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416 W. 8TH ST
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 395-9531
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DTLA’s Freehand Hotel garnered a fair bit of praise for its ground floor restaurant, The Exchange. LA-born chef Alex Chang returned home from Miami to whip up a pan-Israeli feast that melds with local influences.

The Exchange Restaurant
The Exchange Restaurant
The Exchange Restaurant [Official Photo]

11. NoMad

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649 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 358-0000
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There’s no such thing as a bad table at the NoMad, which is set inside the gorgeous Giannini Building on the corner of Seventh and Olive Street. Start with an expertly made cocktail at the bar and settle in for sea urchin pasta, roasted duck breast, or a very fancy hot dog.

Gimme Beet cocktail at NoMad LA
The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles
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12. Firehouse

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710 S Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 947-3010
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The Arts District’s Firehouse opened big, with splashy photos in Vogue and lots of positive write-ups for its rooms and former Eleven Madison Park and NoMad chef Ashley Abodeely. Now the place has mellowed out into an easygoing hotel staple, with nods to comfort food across the menu and a stylish bar that pulls in the neighborhood office workers and loft dwellers. Stop through on Sundays for rotating barbecue foods and a hang near the fire pit.

Firehouse restaurant interior in Downtown Los Angeles Wonho Frank Lee

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1. FIG

101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
The interior of a leafy restaurant in Santa Monica, California.
FIG in Santa Monica
FIG

With the Santa Monica Farmers Market just down the road, executive chef Jason Prendergast serves a locally-sourced, ingredient-driven menu. There are handmade pastas, inspired by the chef’s Italian grandmothers, and large shareable plates, like dry-aged steaks.

101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

2. Coast

1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
A dim beachside dining room with hanging bulbs.
Coast
Coast

Coast restaurant’s view is a picture perfect look towards the Pacific Ocean, California blue sky, and palm trees. The restaurant overlooks the bike path right from Shutters On The Beach and is a nine minute walk from the Santa Monica Pier. Customers might be dressed up or don casual shorts while ordering the seafood-heavy menu, with cioppino, fish and chips, or a selection from the raw bar.

1 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

3. CUT by Wolfgang Puck

9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
CUT by Wolfgang Puck
CUT by Wolfgang Puck
CUT by Wolfgang Puck [Official Photo]

The most opulent steakhouse in town is located inside the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel. Get dressed up and indulge in 1,200-degree broiled steak and bone marrow flan.

9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

4. Viale dei Romani

623 N La Peer Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Viale dei Romani’s pasta alla piastra or “100 layer” lasagna
Viale dei Romani’s pasta alla piastra or “100 layer” lasagna
Viale Dei Romani

Think of Viale dei Romani as a modern day trattoria dreamed up by Casey Lane and located inside the LA Peer Hotel. The coastal-driven menu highlights wood-fired seafood, raw fish preparations, a rabbit sausage-and-fennel pizza, and Lane’s coveted “100 layer” lasagna.

623 N La Peer Dr
West Hollywood, CA 90069

5. 1 Kitchen by Chris Crary

8490 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
1 Kitchen by chef Chris Crary
1 Kitchen by Chris Crary
[Official Photo]

Some of LA’s freshest produce is on the menu at 1 Kitchen. The West Hollywood restaurant maintains a 2,000 square foot organic garden and beehive, so ingredients for one of its eleven salads was likely harvested on-site. Diners can watch dishes like the lobster and squid ink linguine or the lamb shank with farro and stone fruit prepared in the open kitchen, which is stationed inside the 1 Hotel on the Sunset Strip.

8490 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

6. The Magic Castle

7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

It’s frustrating getting into The Magic Castle. Members are allowed with guests, but technically, it’s impossible to book a reservation and just show up. Unless you’re registered as a guest at the Magic Castle Hotel. So book a room, walk over to the 110-year-old venue, and order from chef Jason Fullilove’s recently updated menu.

7001 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

7. Jane Q

1800 Argyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Garlic knots from Jane Q restaurant in Hollywood
Jane Q
Courtesy of Jane Q

Centrally located to just about everything in Hollywood, Jane Q could be the ideal place to spend an entire day. The upstairs bar and lounge area are a vibe, but so is the cozy charm of Jane Q. It’s full of natural bright light, with easy dishes like flatbreads, pizzas, salads, and herb roasted chicken with green harissa.

1800 Argyle Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

8. Cassell's Hamburgers

3600 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020
A classic burger with lettuce on a red checkered paper tray.
Cassell’s
Cassell’s

Some of LA’s best burgers are stationed inside Hotel Normandie in Koreatown. The reincarnation of the 1948 diner offers unbeatable nostalgia, including a hands-down delectable patty melt.

3600 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020

9. Breva Restaurant

939 S Figueroa St Ste #300, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Hotel Figueroa Breva
Breva Restaurant
Wonho Frank Lee

Hotel Figueroa’s Breva went in an entirely new direction this summer, where chef Casey Lane took a modern American approach. Try the fig-style spinach dip, or the 32-ounce tomahawk steak with a truffle pomme puree, and braised cipollini onions topped with Béarnaise.

939 S Figueroa St Ste #300
Los Angeles, CA 90015

10. The Exchange

416 W. 8TH ST, Los Angeles, CA 90014
The Exchange Restaurant
The Exchange Restaurant
The Exchange Restaurant [Official Photo]

DTLA’s Freehand Hotel garnered a fair bit of praise for its ground floor restaurant, The Exchange. LA-born chef Alex Chang returned home from Miami to whip up a pan-Israeli feast that melds with local influences.

416 W. 8TH ST
Los Angeles, CA 90014

11. NoMad

649 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Gimme Beet cocktail at NoMad LA
The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles
Wonho Frank Lee

There’s no such thing as a bad table at the NoMad, which is set inside the gorgeous Giannini Building on the corner of Seventh and Olive Street. Start with an expertly made cocktail at the bar and settle in for sea urchin pasta, roasted duck breast, or a very fancy hot dog.

649 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

12. Firehouse

710 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Firehouse restaurant interior in Downtown Los Angeles Wonho Frank Lee

The Arts District’s Firehouse opened big, with splashy photos in Vogue and lots of positive write-ups for its rooms and former Eleven Madison Park and NoMad chef Ashley Abodeely. Now the place has mellowed out into an easygoing hotel staple, with nods to comfort food across the menu and a stylish bar that pulls in the neighborhood office workers and loft dwellers. Stop through on Sundays for rotating barbecue foods and a hang near the fire pit.

710 S Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021

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