Food & Drink

13 Great Hotel Restaurants and Bars in West Hollywood

An insider’s guide to delicious brunches, happy hours and cocktails at some of the city’s top hotels.

West Hollywood might be just two square miles in size, but it sits right in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the leading culinary centers of the world. Whether you are coming to visit from far away or just taking a staycation, check out this list of great hotel restaurants and bars.


Ardor at The West Hollywood EDITION

At a hotel known for its lush, plant-filled spaces (including the rooftop pool terrace), it’s only natural that the botanical theme would extend to its in-house restaurant, Ardor. Helmed by one of the world’s most renowned vegetable chefs, John Fraser, Ardor makes plant-based ingredients the star of the show. The dining room, which feels like it was carved out of a secret garden, will have you feeling as lovestruck as the name suggests.

Merois at Pendry West Hollywood

Potted palms, curvy banquettes and ceilings dripping with shimmering fabric are enough to sweep you off your feet at this rooftop jewel box – and that’s not even mentioning Merois’ stunning city views and sophisticated Wolfgang Puck cuisine. As is expected from the celebrity chef, Puck brings his global mix of Japanese, French and Californian influences to the menu, alongside heady handcrafted cocktails.

Boxwood Restaurant at The London West Hollywood

Modern. Fresh. Classic. Clean. These are words used to describe The London, and executive chef Anthony Keene carries that ethos into the culinary experience at Boxwood Restaurant, pairing classic British favorites with bright California flavors. Another unique dining option is The London Bar and Sitting Room, where high tea is served on weekends and holidays.

Cavatina at Sunset Marquis

A music industry staple, Cavatina is nestled in a lush setting where a charming bridge crosses a calming koi pond at the legendary Sunset Marquis. A full Sunday brunch menu includes everything from Santa Barbara Smoked Salmon to Banana Nutella French Toast. Artful juice blends and a warm, inviting staff all make for a luxurious Sunday Funday.

Fits at Chamberlain West Hollywood

Led by Executive Chef Henry Tapia, Fits features New American cuisine with a menu consisting of small and shared plates. Chef Tapia’s unique spin on local ingredients and flavors is influenced by his Mexican heritage. The restaurant is exclusively available to hotel guests.

Harriet’s Rooftop at 1 Hotel West Hollywood

The h.wood Group’s rooftop stunner, designed by John Sofio of Built, Inc., is perfect for a girls’ night out, first date or whenever you want to take in West Hollywood’s glittering skyline. A full list of refreshing cocktails, crafted by bar director Justin Campbell, can be paired with light snacks. Harriet’s Rooftop opens for dinner at 5 p.m., just in time to take in breathtaking sunsets from arguably the best view on the Sunset Strip. When the clock strikes 9, Harriet’s turns into an upscale night lounge with bottle service availability.

Kitchen24 at Ramada Plaza West Hollywood

Located in the heart of West Hollywood’s urban village, Ramada’s onsite restaurant is local fave Kitchen 24. Its unique take on classic American comfort food is available around-the-clock to hotel guests, both in-room and steps away on the lively K24 patio. If you’re going for brunch, try the Fried Chicken Stack served with cornbread, mashed potatoes and chicken gravy.

Knoll at Le Parc Suite Hotel

Knoll prides itself on being an intimate, farm-to-table bistro for the “discerning globe trotter.” Fresh Southern California ingredients are spun into familiar dishes that guests can enjoy at the restaurant or in the comfort of their hotel room.

Tonic at Montrose West Hollywood

The sophisticated restaurant at The Montrose West Hollywood is definitely worth a visit, but the rooftop – featuring a California-style food menu prepared by Chef Ramiro – is the place to be. Pair your meal or small plates with a handcrafted cocktail from Tonic, the hotel’s swanky rooftop bar, and you’ll have everything you need for a dreamy sunset with LA skyline views.

The Private Rooftop at Petit Ermitage

On the Private Rooftop of the fanciful wonderland that is Petit Ermitage is The Garden, a restaurant that also doubles as a hummingbird and butterfly sanctuary. Exclusively available to hotel visitors and their guests, The Garden serves globally inspired cuisine that is a fusion of California rustic cooking and Italian, Japanese and Egyptian influences. Breakfast, offered from 7 a.m. to noon, is a way of life here. Check out the Lobster Toast paired with one of the house specialty mezcal cocktails.

Riot House Restaurant + Bar at Andaz West Hollywood

In sync with the property’s colorful rock ‘n’ roll heritage, The Riot House Restaurant + Bar surprises guests with Southern California-inspired menus that change seasonally. The open kitchen concept gives you front row seats to the culinary hustle. Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. till 11 a.m. and features everything from breakfast burritos to pressed juices. Beginning at 4 p.m., you can sip cocktails in this former hangout of 1970s rock royalty.

Tower Bar at Sunset Tower Hotel

With its rose-colored lighting and discreet dining nooks, the iconic Tower Bar is steeped in early LA lore (it’s located in Bugsy Siegel’s former apartment). The bar adjoins the newly expanded Terrace Bar and Terrace Room – sumptuously decorated spaces that recall the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant serves everything from classic salads to Seared Sea Scallops and caviar service.

Issima at La Peer Hotel

From the creators of Olivetta comes this tribute to the European beach holiday. A chic blend of velvet-draped indoor space and festive poolside dining beneath the stars (and twinkle lights), Issima serves up swoon-worthy cocktails, nightly DJs and Mediterranean-inspired fare.

Maxine Tatlonghari
About Maxine Tatlonghari
Maxine Tatlonghari is the award-winning #femalefounder behind the Vanity Girl Hollywood brand. She is also a beauty boss lifestyle blogger and serves as the first Vice Chair of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. She has been featured in Forbes and Huffington Post. She lives, works and plays in West Hollywood.

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