Guide

6 Great Places to Spot Celebrities in West Hollywood

Dine at these acclaimed restaurants and you may see a few famous faces


Equally startling and exciting, you’ll find it ordinary in West Hollywood to rub shoulders with the famous and infamous faces of big and little screens. See your beloved celebs and reality stars in their natural urban habitats. Be nice! Remember, A-listers need space, too—and they can ditch unwanted attention via private entrances.

Urth Caffé

$$ Sandwiches, Coffee/Tea, Dessert

Always buzzing with a trendy Melrose Avenue crowd, Urth Caffé offers casual indoor/outdoor dining and some of the best organic coffees and teas in all of LA. Claiming to be the first exclusively organic coffee company in America, Urth was established in 1989, and five years later opened their first location on Melrose. The menu features fresh, healthy salads, soups and sandwiches.

8565 MELROSE AVENUE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
310-659-0628, URTHCAFFE.COM

Cavatina

$$$ American, Tapas/Small Plates, Mediterranean

The vibe is totally California; the ingredients, market-fresh. The main dining room exudes casual elegance, but hey, this is L.A., so sit outside and enjoy the stars both above and around you.

1200 ALTA LOMA ROAD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
310-358-3759, SUNSETMARQUIS.COM/CAVATINA-RESTAURANT

Dan Tana’s

$$$ Italian, Desserts

Showbiz types have been having dinner at this little yellow bungalow just south of the Sunset Strip since 1964. With red leather booths and checkered tablecloths, Dan Tana’s oozes family-style Italian charm with an added helping of Hollywood glamour.

9071 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
310-275-9444, DANTANASRESTAURANT.COM

Craig’s

$$$ American

Owner Craig Susser spent 23 years at Dan Tana’s and then ventured out on his own with this classic American eatery that’s one part old Hollywood charm and two parts upscale with a friendly vibe. Their menu is American-Italian with seafood, meat, pizza, and vegan options. Famous visitors include George Clooney, Ozzy Osbourne, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, and the cast of Game of Thrones.

8826 MELROSE AVENUE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
310-276-1900, CRAIGS.LA

Cecconi’s

$$$ Italian 

With Venetian roots, established in London and now in West Hollywood, Cecconi’s features a chic crowd, upscale Italian-inspired fare, and an elegant yet relaxed dining room. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We won’t be surprised if you’re tempted to stay all day long.

8764 MELROSE AVENUE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
310-432-2000, CECCONISWESTHOLLYWOOD.COM

PUMP

$$$ American, Mediterranean 

PUMP, a restaurant and lounge opened by Real Housewives star Lisa Vanderpump, is as subtle as a Bravo reality show. The decor is a Mediterranean-inspired rococo explosion, featuring marble countertops, giant wrought-iron lanterns, carved wooden bars, an olive grove, and (of course) the Vanderpump coat of arms. The often eponymous menu (including the Pump-tini, the Vanderpump, etc.) features French-Italian inspired cuisine. PUMP is as outsized and outrageous as the wildest of West Hollywood dreams—the perfect place to go when you want to see and be seen.

8948 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
310-657-7867, PUMPRESTAURANT.COM

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