It’s time to make a list of all the restaurants you’ve been dying to try – dineLA is back! And special menus and prices mean that you’ll be able to afford all of LA’s newest and best hotspots (and try a little bit of everything). Many West Hollywood restaurants are participating in this exciting promotional week. Read below for a list of restaurants and the most delicious dishes to order!
Owned by Robert De Niro and celebrated chef (and namesake) Agostino Sciandri, AGO is an upscale Italian Trattoria located right in the heart of West Hollywood. The Tuscan-inspired dishes and bustling, celebrity-packed patio have drawn in diners since its opening in 1997.
Lunch: $25; Appetizer, Dinner, Dessert.
Dinner: $45; Appetizer, Dinner, Dessert.
Must Order: Polipo E Patate, grilled octopus served with cherry tomatoes and potatoes, tossed in a lemon olive oil dressing. For dessert, opt for the homemade Biscotti Assortiti for a true Italian touch.
Celebrities and West Hollywood locals alike know that BOA Steakhouse is the place to be. From first-class steaks and seafood to an award-winning wine list and one of the largest privately owned collections of rare international liquors, dining at BOA will be an experience to remember.
Lunch: $25; Appetizer, Main, Dessert.
Must Order: Steak (duh). The 40-Day Dry-Aged New York Steak Sandwich features blue cheese ciabatta, caramelized onion and heirloom tomatoes.
We all know that the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest in the world. Luckily, it’s also one of the most delicious. Cafe La Boheme puts a bohemian touch on traditional American Mediterranean food at this Santa Monica Boulevard bistro. Come for the amazing food, but stay for the gorgeous surroundings. Crystal chandeliers, a fireplace, a garden patio and semi-private dining area set the mood for a romantic date or a special occasion.
Dinner: $35; Appetizer, Main, Dessert.
Must Order: The Yogurt Marinated Lamb Kebob, served with mini falafel, dried currant couscous, pickled beets and tzatziki sauce, is a good place to start. Vegetarians can opt for the Roasted Cauliflower Steak, served alongside chickpea fries, Brussels sprouts, baby carrots and romesco.
James Beard Award-Winning Chef Suzanne Goin and renowned Sommelier Caroline Styne’s California Mediterranean restaurant is a foodie favorite. With seasonal ingredients and dishes, traditional fare with twists; sustainable food and a rustic country setting, Lucques is a fresh and consistently delicious choice. Sunday Suppers, a three-course, prix-fixe meal, are favorites for locals.
Lunch: $25; Appetizer and Main. Desserts available.
Dinner: $45; Appetizer, Main, Dessert.
Must Order: Begin with the Chickpea Soup with broken pasta, cavolo nero and pecorino for an authentic Mediterranean dish. Next, order the Corned Beef on Rye with mustard aoli, gruyere, coleslaw and pickles.
Although Night + Market originally began as a four-day-a-week experiment inside Talesai Restaurant, it is most definitely here to stay. The Sunset Strip Thai restaurant has earned critical accolades for its adventurous and creative Thai dishes. Chef Kris Yenbamroong’s street food is a must-visit for dineLA Restaurant Week.
Dinner: $35; Three courses
Must Order: Nam Kao Tod, a crispy rice salad dish topped with spicy sour pork, fish sauce, onion, cilantro, bird eye chile, lime and ginger.
When Innovative Dining Group opens a new restaurant, you know it’s a big deal. RivaBella is West Hollywood’s newest Italian restaurant, developed by IDG and renowned Chef Gino Angelini. The restaurant features both indoor and outdoor dining, decorated to emulate a rustic Tuscan farmhouse. The menu focuses on the traditional Italian ingredients, but presents them in a truly modern way.
Lunch: $25; Appetizer, Main, Dessert.
Must Order: The chopped salad is served with Humboldt goat cheese, quail eggs, bresaola and asparagus. Vegetarians will enjoy the tagliolini, a pasta topped with lemon basil sauce. Tiramisu and a selection of home-made gelato tantalize for dessert.
What’s more California than Melrose Avenue? Taste on Melrose is the perfect place to serve up this updated American comfort food. West Hollywood foodies love the vegetable and herb-laden dishes served on marble tables in the double-sided dining room. On a warm summer night, the front patio is a great place to see and be seen.
Located on Robertson Boulevard near Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, Tortilla Republic WeHo offers updated Mexican classics with surprising twists (enchiladas are stuffed with hibiscus flowers; pumpkin salsa is served tableside). Tortilla Republic is also well-known for their strong and delicious margaritas (try the Jalapeño Margarita if you’re feeling adventurous).