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Bluefin tuna tartare at Catch Steak.
Tuna tartare at Catch Steak.
Wonho Frank Lee

17 Essential West Hollywood Restaurants

Where to eat in one of LA’s most storied neighborhoods

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Tuna tartare at Catch Steak.
| Wonho Frank Lee

West Hollywood is best known for its glitzy celebrity hotspots, but scratch beneath the surface to find an impressive range of restaurants worth checking out. From old-school red sauce joints to some of Los Angeles’s best sushi, here now are 17 essential restaurants in West Hollywood.

Added: Catch Steak, Tail o’ the Pup, Irv’s Burgers, Madeo, WeHo Bistro

Removed: Ardor, Issima, Petrossian Restaurant & Boutique, E.P. & L.P.

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Night + Market

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Come into the original Night + Market for some superb Thai cooking. Chef Kris Yenbamroong’s menu includes Thai classics and lesser-known regional specialties. The pork toro is a must-order, along with the khao soi and crispy rice salad. Additional locations of Night + Market include Venice, Silver Lake, and the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.

Dan Tana's

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This longstanding red sauce joint is as old-school as it gets. Although the restaurant’s conspicuous preference to seat regulars and celebrities over nobodies can make snagging a table difficult even with a reservation, the chicken parm and a strong martinis are worth the hassle.

Pizzana

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Naples-born pizzaiolo Daniele Uditi continues Pizzana’s winning formula on a mostly retail stretch of Robertson. He uses organic, stone-ground Italian flour and a 48-hour fermentation process to produce traditional Neapolitan pies. The cacio e pepe and neo margherita are sure bets, while the lunchtime sandwiches are also fantastic.

Pizzana
Pizzana West Hollywood.
Wonho Frank Lee

Sushi Park

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This quintessential sushi haunt is perched on the second floor of a West Hollywood strip mall. Don’t be fooled by Sushi Park’s humble surroundings because the fishes here are second to none. Sit at the bar and settle in for a world-class omakase experience, but be prepared to pay.

Tail O' the Pup

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What could be more LA than getting a hot dog at a retro-styled stand shaped like an actual hot dog? West Hollywood’s iconic Tail o’ the Pup is officially back as of this summer, at a new location on Santa Monica Boulevard. And this time around, the playful menu offers, yes, plenty of hot dogs, but burgers, fries, soft serve, milkshakes, and beer and wine.

A close up overhead photo of chili cheese hot dogs, fries, burgers, and more.
Dogs and burgers at Tail o’ the Pup.
Wonho Frank Lee

Sushi Ginza Onodera

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Keep Sushi Ginza Onodera in mind for a celebratory splurge because the omakase experience at this two Michelin-starred sushi temple goes for $400. Those who can get pass the sticker shock will be rewarded with a dazzling array of oceanic pleasures.

Sushi Ginza Onodera chef Yohei Matsuki
Chef Yohei Matsuki at Sushi Ginza Onodera.
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Raphael Francois brings French continental-inspired cuisine to Sunset Boulevard. Every table starts with an order of the house-made charcuterie — pâtés, terrines, rillettes, and saucisse — followed by larger plates of wood-fired meats and fish.

Catch Steak LA

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A night out in West Hollywood ought to begin at Catch Steak, a cavernous temple serving up red meat with a side of LA glamor. The potato croquettes with osetra caviar make for a tremendous starter before hulking down on main event. Feeling fancy? Splurge on the wagyu.

40-ounce prime tomahawk at Catch Steak in West Hollywood.
Prime tomahawk at Catch Steak.
Wonho Frank Lee

WeHo Bistro

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This 11 year-old bistro is charming in all the good ways. There’s a French-inflected menu that leans into comfort food classics like croissant French toast at breakfast, and cream of mushroom soup, tzatziki-topped lamb sliders, truffled mac and cheese, chicken fricasse for lunch and dinner. WeHo Bistro isn’t trying to be cool, so just grab a spot on the patio and dig into some really satisfying food.

Madeo Restaurant

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After a long pandemic shut-down, the Sunset Strip’s glitzy Italian stalwart is back in all its truffle-topped glory. Expect white tablecloths, an extensive Italian wine list, and a menu that offers elegant takes on classics like osso buco and grilled branzino, as well as pasta like the iconic, tomato-slicked penne Madeo.

A pounded flat, breaded chicken cutlet with spinach at Madeo Ristorante in West Hollywood.
Breaded chicken cutlet at Madeo.
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Wolfgang Puck’s first LA restaurant in 10 years takes over the gorgeous penthouse floor at the Pendry West Hollywood, with near-unfettered views of the Southland. The food is classic Puck, fusing French and Asian flavors with plenty of flair and color. Try the crispy black bass with vegetable fried rice, then finish with the hazelnut dacquoise for dessert.

Sunset Tower Hotel

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A whole new generation of aspirational Angelenos are rediscovering Sunset Tower’s energetic pull. Part see-and-be-seen destination, part Hollywood schmooze fest, part laid-back hotel bar, this is the spot to show off on a date or to cheers the latest work accomplishment. Just don’t be surprised if a few well-heeled celebrities are seated nearby.

Sunset Tower Bar
Sunset Tower Bar in West Hollywood.
Wonho Frank Lee

Connie and Ted's

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Providence chef Michael Cimarusti serves classic New England-style dishes, pristine oysters, and a mean blondie sundae for dessert at Connie & Ted’s, which remains one of the top seafood restaurants in Los Angeles. The patio is an especially good place for people watching.

Irv's Burgers

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After a four-year shutdown, Irv’s has returned to its beefy glory at a new location on Santa Monica Boulevard. The meun offers beloved Irv’s burger, as well as a pared-down Just For You burger (with Thousand Island dressing and thick pickles on a seeded proprietary bun) and a few new items like thin-shaved pastrami sandwiches, hot dogs, tuna melts, and simple salads. This being a burger stand, there are fries and milkshakes, too.

A burger on a plate with a hand-drawn note of thanks.
An Irv’s burger.
Irv’s Burgers

For terrific Oaxacan food and one of the widest selections of mezcal in the country, it doesn’t get any better than Madre’s. Order the tlayudas, moles, and memelas and something strong to wash it all down.

Deep fried masa or memelas with toppings from Madre restaurant in Los Angles, California.
Memelas at Madre in West Hollywood.
Jakob Layman

Breakfast by Salt's Cure

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The best way to start any day is at Chris Phelp’s Breakfast by Salt’s Cure. The menu offers pure comfort in the form of griddle cakes, a breakfast sandwich stuffed with sausage, egg, and cheese, and a slew of sides that pair well with just about everything on the menu.

Jones Hollywood

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Jones has one of the coolest interiors in all of LA, thanks to a rock-and-roll sensibility and plush leather banquettes that gives it an old-school Italian restaurant vibe. The spaghetti and meatballs are a fantastic, while the apple pie served hot in a bubbling pool of caramel is downright legendary.

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Night + Market

Come into the original Night + Market for some superb Thai cooking. Chef Kris Yenbamroong’s menu includes Thai classics and lesser-known regional specialties. The pork toro is a must-order, along with the khao soi and crispy rice salad. Additional locations of Night + Market include Venice, Silver Lake, and the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.

Dan Tana's

This longstanding red sauce joint is as old-school as it gets. Although the restaurant’s conspicuous preference to seat regulars and celebrities over nobodies can make snagging a table difficult even with a reservation, the chicken parm and a strong martinis are worth the hassle.

Pizzana

Naples-born pizzaiolo Daniele Uditi continues Pizzana’s winning formula on a mostly retail stretch of Robertson. He uses organic, stone-ground Italian flour and a 48-hour fermentation process to produce traditional Neapolitan pies. The cacio e pepe and neo margherita are sure bets, while the lunchtime sandwiches are also fantastic.

Pizzana
Pizzana West Hollywood.
Wonho Frank Lee

Sushi Park

This quintessential sushi haunt is perched on the second floor of a West Hollywood strip mall. Don’t be fooled by Sushi Park’s humble surroundings because the fishes here are second to none. Sit at the bar and settle in for a world-class omakase experience, but be prepared to pay.

Tail O' the Pup

What could be more LA than getting a hot dog at a retro-styled stand shaped like an actual hot dog? West Hollywood’s iconic Tail o’ the Pup is officially back as of this summer, at a new location on Santa Monica Boulevard. And this time around, the playful menu offers, yes, plenty of hot dogs, but burgers, fries, soft serve, milkshakes, and beer and wine.

A close up overhead photo of chili cheese hot dogs, fries, burgers, and more.
Dogs and burgers at Tail o’ the Pup.
Wonho Frank Lee

Sushi Ginza Onodera

Keep Sushi Ginza Onodera in mind for a celebratory splurge because the omakase experience at this two Michelin-starred sushi temple goes for $400. Those who can get pass the sticker shock will be rewarded with a dazzling array of oceanic pleasures.

Sushi Ginza Onodera chef Yohei Matsuki
Chef Yohei Matsuki at Sushi Ginza Onodera.
Courtesy of MST Creative PR

Tesse

Raphael Francois brings French continental-inspired cuisine to Sunset Boulevard. Every table starts with an order of the house-made charcuterie — pâtés, terrines, rillettes, and saucisse — followed by larger plates of wood-fired meats and fish.

Catch Steak LA

A night out in West Hollywood ought to begin at Catch Steak, a cavernous temple serving up red meat with a side of LA glamor. The potato croquettes with osetra caviar make for a tremendous starter before hulking down on main event. Feeling fancy? Splurge on the wagyu.

40-ounce prime tomahawk at Catch Steak in West Hollywood.
Prime tomahawk at Catch Steak.
Wonho Frank Lee

WeHo Bistro

This 11 year-old bistro is charming in all the good ways. There’s a French-inflected menu that leans into comfort food classics like croissant French toast at breakfast, and cream of mushroom soup, tzatziki-topped lamb sliders, truffled mac and cheese, chicken fricasse for lunch and dinner. WeHo Bistro isn’t trying to be cool, so just grab a spot on the patio and dig into some really satisfying food.

Madeo Restaurant

After a long pandemic shut-down, the Sunset Strip’s glitzy Italian stalwart is back in all its truffle-topped glory. Expect white tablecloths, an extensive Italian wine list, and a menu that offers elegant takes on classics like osso buco and grilled branzino, as well as pasta like the iconic, tomato-slicked penne Madeo.

A pounded flat, breaded chicken cutlet with spinach at Madeo Ristorante in West Hollywood.
Breaded chicken cutlet at Madeo.
Courtesy of Madeo Ristorante

Merois

Wolfgang Puck’s first LA restaurant in 10 years takes over the gorgeous penthouse floor at the Pendry West Hollywood, with near-unfettered views of the Southland. The food is classic Puck, fusing French and Asian flavors with plenty of flair and color. Try the crispy black bass with vegetable fried rice, then finish with the hazelnut dacquoise for dessert.

Sunset Tower Hotel

A whole new generation of aspirational Angelenos are rediscovering Sunset Tower’s energetic pull. Part see-and-be-seen destination, part Hollywood schmooze fest, part laid-back hotel bar, this is the spot to show off on a date or to cheers the latest work accomplishment. Just don’t be surprised if a few well-heeled celebrities are seated nearby.

Sunset Tower Bar
Sunset Tower Bar in West Hollywood.
Wonho Frank Lee

Connie and Ted's

Providence chef Michael Cimarusti serves classic New England-style dishes, pristine oysters, and a mean blondie sundae for dessert at Connie & Ted’s, which remains one of the top seafood restaurants in Los Angeles. The patio is an especially good place for people watching.

Irv's Burgers

After a four-year shutdown, Irv’s has returned to its beefy glory at a new location on Santa Monica Boulevard. The meun offers beloved Irv’s burger, as well as a pared-down Just For You burger (with Thousand Island dressing and thick pickles on a seeded proprietary bun) and a few new items like thin-shaved pastrami sandwiches, hot dogs, tuna melts, and simple salads. This being a burger stand, there are fries and milkshakes, too.

A burger on a plate with a hand-drawn note of thanks.
An Irv’s burger.
Irv’s Burgers

Madre

For terrific Oaxacan food and one of the widest selections of mezcal in the country, it doesn’t get any better than Madre’s. Order the tlayudas, moles, and memelas and something strong to wash it all down.

Deep fried masa or memelas with toppings from Madre restaurant in Los Angles, California.
Memelas at Madre in West Hollywood.
Jakob Layman

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Breakfast by Salt's Cure

The best way to start any day is at Chris Phelp’s Breakfast by Salt’s Cure. The menu offers pure comfort in the form of griddle cakes, a breakfast sandwich stuffed with sausage, egg, and cheese, and a slew of sides that pair well with just about everything on the menu.

Jones Hollywood

Jones has one of the coolest interiors in all of LA, thanks to a rock-and-roll sensibility and plush leather banquettes that gives it an old-school Italian restaurant vibe. The spaghetti and meatballs are a fantastic, while the apple pie served hot in a bubbling pool of caramel is downright legendary.

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