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16 Essential West Hollywood Restaurants, 2021 Edition

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

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West Hollywood may be 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 Los Angeles’s best Japanese izakaya, here now are 16 essential restaurants in West Hollywood.

Removed: Raku, Lucques, Formosa Cafe, Viale dei Romani, Sushi Park, Employees Only, Croft Alley

Add: Sushi Tama, Merois, Madre, Otus Thai

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Night + Market

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9043 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 275-9724
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One of the top modern Thai restaurants in Los Angeles, Kris Yenbamroong created a strong menu of drinking food and Thai classics. The pork toro is a must-order, while everything from the khao soi to the pad thai will be some of the best one can find in the city. The restaurant has other locations in Silver Lake and more recently at the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.

2. Dan Tana's

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9071 California Route 2
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 275-9444
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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 rather difficult even with a reservation. Order the chicken parm and a strong martini.

3. Olivetta

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9010 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 307-3932
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Olivetta combines big culinary talent from chef Michael Fiorelli and design know-how from Tom Parker of Fettle. The former Au Fudge address has been outfitted with four different dining areas where Fiorelli serves up hearty Italian dishes along with more pan-Mediterranean flavors. Olivetta also serves outdoor at the nearby La Peer Hotel’s rooftop, which is a new addition to the neighborhood.

A whole de-skinned fish with grilled lemon on the side.
Olivetta
Wonho Frank Lee

4. Soulmate

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631 N Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 734-7764
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The ambience and decor at Soulmate is arresting, with a massive outdoor space and two different kinds of dining rooms that appeal to the scene-y West Hollywood crowd. The food can be prettier than it tastes, though the paella and fideua likely won’t disappoint. Come for the cocktails and stay for the vibes.

A light white off-centered photo of food shown from the side, including roast meats.
Dishes from Soulmate
Wonho Frank Lee

5. Pizzana West Hollywood

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460 N Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 657-4662
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Naples-born pizzaiolo Daniele Uditi continues Pizzana’s winning formula at this outlet on a mostly retail stretch of Robertson. He uses organic, stone-ground Italian flour and a 48-hour fermentation process to produce crisp traditional Neapolitan pies. The cacio e pepe and neo margherita are sure bets. Sandwiches during lunch are also fantastic.

A whole pizza from Pizzana, with burrata and squash blossoms.
Pizzana
Wonho Frank Lee

6. Petrossian Restaurant & Boutique

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321 N Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 271-6300
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With a hundred years of heritage and caviar production, Petrossian seems like an indulgent splurge. In some ways, purchasing the outlandishly expensive caviar is a flex most people can’t afford on any regular basis, but dining at the brand’s West Hollywood restaurant is comparatively attainable. The food is certainly pricey for what it is, but expect polished, French-inflected daytime food like nicoise salad and croque monsieur.

7. Sushi Tama

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116 N Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(424) 249-3009
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Hideyuki Yoshimoto brings a fresh new sushi spot with counter omakase and more along busy Robertson Boulevard. The restaurant opened during the pandemic, which relegated most diners to picking up the gorgeous bento, but now that indoor dining is back, Tama should become one of LA’s most exciting new sushi spots.

A collection of fresh sushi and nigiri in a simple box.
Sushi Tama
Matthew Kang

8. E.P. & L.P.

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603 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 855-9955
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Popular E.P. restaurant has revamped everything, from the moodier environs to a completely new set of more familiar American fare instead of the previously Southeast Asian-inflected menu. The new(ish) E.P. now has everything from fresh oysters and dry-aged tuna crudo to a crispy pork schnitzel and grilled branzino filet.

Spicy twice-cooked Sonoma chicken at EP.
Spicy twice-cooked Sonoma chicken at EP
Jakob Layman

9. Tesse

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8500 Sunset Blvd ste b
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-3866
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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 plate format of wood-fired meats and fish. Dessets from Sally Camacho are a must-order. The wine list designed by Jordan Ogron is worth exploring, too.

Grand Marnier Souffle at Tesse.
Grand Marnier souffle at Tesse.
Jakob N. Layman

10. Rosaliné

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8479 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 297-9500
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Ricardo Zarate’s gorgeous restaurant is an ode to well-executed Peruvian cuisine. The cocktails are standout and the dishes are some of Zarate’s best in the city. The scene is still very much a place to see and be seen.

Rosaliné bartenders by Caroline Pardilla
Rosaliné
Caroline Pardilla

11. Merois

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8430 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 918-3410
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Wolfgang Puck’s first LA restaurant in ten years takes over the gorgeous penthouse floor at the Pendry West Hollywood, with unfettered views of the Southland. The food is classic Wolfgang, 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 dessert.

Merois’s dining room at Pendry West Hollywood.
Merois, West Hollywood
Wonho Frank Lee

12. Connie and Ted's

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8171 California Route 2
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 848-2722
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Connie & Ted’s remains one of the top seafood restaurants in Los Angeles. Providence chef Michael Cimarusti prepares classic New England-style dishes, pristine oysters, and a mean blondie sundae for dessert. The patio’s an especially good place to people-watch.

13. Jones Hollywood

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7205 California Route 2
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 850-1726
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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 that old East Coast Italian restaurant feel. The spaghetti and meatballs are a fantastic entree while the apple pie, served hot in a bubbling pool of caramel, is a legendary LA dessert.

14. Formosa Cafe

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7156 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 850-1009
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Established in the 1930s, the Formosa Cafe sadly closed in 2016 and left an sad, empty shell along Santa Monica Boulevard. Since 1933 Group took over and completely rehabilitated the place, the historic restaurant and bar are back, with a new menu of all-regional Chinese dishes by chef Dan Huerta. Think everything from chow mein and orange chicken to Hainan chicken and dan dan noodles.

A dim red and black interior of a redone restaurant with lots of throwback touches and a tiki vibe.
Formosa Cafe
Wonho Frank Lee

15. Otus Thai Kitchen & Coffee

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1253 N La Brea Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90038
(323) 969-8611
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This very brunch-friendly Thai restaurant has a wide menu of favorites like khao kai jiew rice bowl with an omelet and ground chicken for breakfast or the Northern Thai khao soi for lunch. Otus has always been considered one of the most reliable Thai restaurants in West Hollywood.

16. Madre

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801 N Fairfax Ave #101
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 850-8518
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For terrific Oaxacan food and one of the widest selections of mezcal in the country, Madre’s West Hollywood-area location is probably the best place for tlayudas, moles, and memelas in this part of Los Angeles.

Madre West Hollywood dining room.
Madre West Hollywood
Jakob Layman

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1. Night + Market

9043 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

One of the top modern Thai restaurants in Los Angeles, Kris Yenbamroong created a strong menu of drinking food and Thai classics. The pork toro is a must-order, while everything from the khao soi to the pad thai will be some of the best one can find in the city. The restaurant has other locations in Silver Lake and more recently at the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.

9043 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

2. Dan Tana's

9071 California Route 2, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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 rather difficult even with a reservation. Order the chicken parm and a strong martini.

9071 California Route 2
West Hollywood, CA 90069

3. Olivetta

9010 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
A whole de-skinned fish with grilled lemon on the side.
Olivetta
Wonho Frank Lee

Olivetta combines big culinary talent from chef Michael Fiorelli and design know-how from Tom Parker of Fettle. The former Au Fudge address has been outfitted with four different dining areas where Fiorelli serves up hearty Italian dishes along with more pan-Mediterranean flavors. Olivetta also serves outdoor at the nearby La Peer Hotel’s rooftop, which is a new addition to the neighborhood.

9010 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

4. Soulmate

631 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
A light white off-centered photo of food shown from the side, including roast meats.
Dishes from Soulmate
Wonho Frank Lee

The ambience and decor at Soulmate is arresting, with a massive outdoor space and two different kinds of dining rooms that appeal to the scene-y West Hollywood crowd. The food can be prettier than it tastes, though the paella and fideua likely won’t disappoint. Come for the cocktails and stay for the vibes.

631 N Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

5. Pizzana West Hollywood

460 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
A whole pizza from Pizzana, with burrata and squash blossoms.
Pizzana
Wonho Frank Lee

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

460 N Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048

6. Petrossian Restaurant & Boutique

321 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048

With a hundred years of heritage and caviar production, Petrossian seems like an indulgent splurge. In some ways, purchasing the outlandishly expensive caviar is a flex most people can’t afford on any regular basis, but dining at the brand’s West Hollywood restaurant is comparatively attainable. The food is certainly pricey for what it is, but expect polished, French-inflected daytime food like nicoise salad and croque monsieur.

321 N Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048

7. Sushi Tama

116 N Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
A collection of fresh sushi and nigiri in a simple box.
Sushi Tama
Matthew Kang

Hideyuki Yoshimoto brings a fresh new sushi spot with counter omakase and more along busy Robertson Boulevard. The restaurant opened during the pandemic, which relegated most diners to picking up the gorgeous bento, but now that indoor dining is back, Tama should become one of LA’s most exciting new sushi spots.

116 N Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

8. E.P. & L.P.

603 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Spicy twice-cooked Sonoma chicken at EP.
Spicy twice-cooked Sonoma chicken at EP
Jakob Layman

Popular E.P. restaurant has revamped everything, from the moodier environs to a completely new set of more familiar American fare instead of the previously Southeast Asian-inflected menu. The new(ish) E.P. now has everything from fresh oysters and dry-aged tuna crudo to a crispy pork schnitzel and grilled branzino filet.

603 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

9. Tesse

8500 Sunset Blvd ste b, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Grand Marnier Souffle at Tesse.
Grand Marnier souffle at Tesse.
Jakob N. Layman

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 plate format of wood-fired meats and fish. Dessets from Sally Camacho are a must-order. The wine list designed by Jordan Ogron is worth exploring, too.

8500 Sunset Blvd ste b
West Hollywood, CA 90069

10. Rosaliné

8479 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Rosaliné bartenders by Caroline Pardilla
Rosaliné
Caroline Pardilla

Ricardo Zarate’s gorgeous restaurant is an ode to well-executed Peruvian cuisine. The cocktails are standout and the dishes are some of Zarate’s best in the city. The scene is still very much a place to see and be seen.

8479 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

11. Merois

8430 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Merois’s dining room at Pendry West Hollywood.
Merois, West Hollywood
Wonho Frank Lee

Wolfgang Puck’s first LA restaurant in ten years takes over the gorgeous penthouse floor at the Pendry West Hollywood, with unfettered views of the Southland. The food is classic Wolfgang, 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 dessert.

8430 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

12. Connie and Ted's

8171 California Route 2, West Hollywood, CA 90046

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

8171 California Route 2
West Hollywood, CA 90046

13. Jones Hollywood

7205 California Route 2, West Hollywood, CA 90046

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 that old East Coast Italian restaurant feel. The spaghetti and meatballs are a fantastic entree while the apple pie, served hot in a bubbling pool of caramel, is a legendary LA dessert.

7205 California Route 2
West Hollywood, CA 90046

14. Formosa Cafe

7156 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
A dim red and black interior of a redone restaurant with lots of throwback touches and a tiki vibe.
Formosa Cafe
Wonho Frank Lee

Established in the 1930s, the Formosa Cafe sadly closed in 2016 and left an sad, empty shell along Santa Monica Boulevard. Since 1933 Group took over and completely rehabilitated the place, the historic restaurant and bar are back, with a new menu of all-regional Chinese dishes by chef Dan Huerta. Think everything from chow mein and orange chicken to Hainan chicken and dan dan noodles.

7156 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

15. Otus Thai Kitchen & Coffee

1253 N La Brea Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90038

This very brunch-friendly Thai restaurant has a wide menu of favorites like khao kai jiew rice bowl with an omelet and ground chicken for breakfast or the Northern Thai khao soi for lunch. Otus has always been considered one of the most reliable Thai restaurants in West Hollywood.

1253 N La Brea Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90038

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16. Madre

801 N Fairfax Ave #101, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Madre West Hollywood dining room.
Madre West Hollywood
Jakob Layman

For terrific Oaxacan food and one of the widest selections of mezcal in the country, Madre’s West Hollywood-area location is probably the best place for tlayudas, moles, and memelas in this part of Los Angeles.

801 N Fairfax Ave #101
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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