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.


Bar 20 at Grafton on Sunset

Modern American comfort food is served up in the stylish and sultry guitar-inspired The Grafton’s Bar 20. A locally sourced menu, handcrafted cocktails, and top-notch California wines make this an easy choice for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or happy hour.

Breakfast: Caramel French Toast
Happy Hour: 4:20 – 7:20 daily
Cocktails: The Headliner made with citrus vodka, cucumber, mint, lemon juice, and club soda. 

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, 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.

Brunch: Sunday 11 am – 5 pm the menu changes monthly offers such surprises as Beef Wellington and Saddle of Sonoma Lamb.
Cocktails: Try the Bond Girl

Cavatina at Sunset Marquis

A music industry staple, Cavatina is nestled in a lush setting where a charming bridge crosses a calming koi pond. Sunday brunch comes complete with carving and omelet stations, fresh salads, cheeses, and desserts. Bottomless mimosas and a warm, inviting staff all make for a luxurious Sunday Funday.

Brunch: Sunday 10 am to 2 pm, Alaskan Salmon Wellington
Cocktails: Bourbon Smash

Croft Alley at The Standard, Hollywood

Croft Alley (off of Melrose) has been a local fave for years, and the Sunset location at The Standard Hollywood offers guests 24/7 access to the Chef Phuong Tran’s modern cuisine. His delicious take on clean, local flavors is right at home in the laid-back California cool of The Standard. Although there are no official brunch or happy hour programs, the extensive menu is available anytime. 

Breakfast: Shakshuka
Lunch: Cauliflower Grilled Cheese
Drink: Honey ginger lemonade

Fits at Chamberlain West Hollywood

Led by Executive Chef Henry Tapia, Fits features New American cuisine with a menu comprised 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 only.

Breakfast: WeHo Omelet, of course, made with egg whites, mushroom, grilled corn, and feta. 
Cocktails: Fashionista (tequila, pink guava, orange, lime, simple syrup)

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.

Cocktails and Bites: Harriet’s Rooftop opens at 5 p.m. and takes reservations until 9 p.m., just in time to take in breathtaking sunsets from arguably the best view on the Sunset Strip. Try the citrus-marinated olives with a Garden Party. (Belvedere vodka, St-Germain, cucumber, fresh lime juice, blue mallow flower). 
Lounge: 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 round-the-clock to hotel guests, both in-room and steps away on the lively K24 patio. The Fries…Just Because—loaded with toppings including chorizo, cheese, carnitas, and green chile—are excellent.

Happy Hour: Sunday – Thursday, 3-11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 3 – 8 p.m. Try the fried chicken stack served with cornbread, mashed potatoes, and chicken gravy. 
Cocktails: Kitchen Pink (cucumber gin, basil, grapefruit) 

Knoll at Le Parc Suite Hotel

Knoll prides itself on being an intimate, farm-to-fabulous bistro. Fresh Southern California ingredients are spun into familiar dishes that guests can enjoy at the restaurant, on the newly-remodeled rooftop, or in the comfort of your hotel room.

Happy Hour: Daily from 5 – 7 pm
Cocktails: Cucumber Margarita 

Montrose West Hollywood

Michelin-rated Executive Chef Bryan Achay brings over 25 years of global culinary experience to the Timbre, a sophisticated restaurant available to hotel guests only.  Guests can enjoy their meal in the dining room or al fresco on the adjacent patio. Locals are invited to enjoy the hotel’s lounge, Tone, or its rooftop bar, Tonic.

Breakfast: Buttermilk Pancakes
Happy Hour: Monday to Friday from 3 – 5 p.m. The Manager hosts a Vinyl Hour at Tone with complimentary wine for hotel guests and their visitors.
Cocktails: Full bar is available

The Private Rooftop at Petit Ermitage

The Private Rooftop at the fanciful wonderland of Petit Ermitage is exclusively available to hotel visitors and their guests. The globally-inspired cuisine is a fusion of California rustic cooking and Italian, Japanese, and Egyptian influences.

Brunch: Brunch is a way of life here. It’s offered daily from 7 a.m. to noon. Check out the Lobster Toast.
Cocktails: Try mescal-based specialties Ink and Dagger or the Blood Magic

Riot House Restaurant at Andaz West Hollywood

In sync with the property’s colorful rock ‘n’ roll heritage, The Riot House Restaurant surprises guests with Southern California-inspired menus that change seasonally. The open kitchen concept gives you front row seats to the culinary hustle.

Breakfast: A la carte served till 11 a.m., buffet until 11:30 a.m. We suggest the  Farmer’s Benedict (arugula, pork belly, lemon herb hollandaise, sourdough).
Happy Hour: Nightly from 5-6
Cocktail: Hold Me Close, Tiny Dancer (Tito’s Handmade Vodka, basil, blue agave, lemon ginger, Grand Marnier)

Tower Bar at Sunset Tower Hotel

The iconic Tower Bar is steeped in early Hollywood glamour from its rose-colored lighting to its discreet dining nooks. Favorites such as Cobb Salad and Seared Sea Scallops are offered on the American Brasserie-inspired menu.

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 3 pm; Sunday Brunch features live music
Cocktails: Sunset Bellini

Viale Dei Romani at La Peer Hotel

The art and design oasis known as La Peer Hotel features Viale Dei Romani, known for their spectacular crudos. Four-time James Beard nominated Executive Chef Casey Lane describes his restaurant as “seafood forward with an Italian ethos and the spice cabinet thrown at it.”

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 2:30 pm; Truffled Soft Scrambled Toast
Happy Hour: Aperitivo á la Viale dei Romani is one of the most value-driven yet under-the-radar new happy hour deals in town. Have it poolside in a cabana for a truly LA moment. Monday – Thursday, 4 – 7 p.m. and Friday – Sunday, 2 – 7 p.m.
Cocktails: Viale (Campari, Montenegro, Carpano Antica, ancient age, grapefruit oils) 

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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