Fall in Love with These Romantic Restaurants in West Hollywood

From elegant cocktails to multi-course feasts, West Hollywood’s dining scene is full of passionate possibilities.


Whether you’re swooning over a new love, celebrating an anniversary or planning a Valentine’s Day to remember, West Hollywood is a picture-perfect place to have a fabulous night out. Here’s how to plan an evening at some of the most romantic restaurants in Los Angeles.


Interior of Delilah, a vintage-inspired supper club in West Hollywood, California.

As you step into Delilah, the bright pink walls, retro light fixtures and plush seating will make you feel as if you traveled back in time to the Roaring ’20s. Luckily, Prohibition is over in this vibrant bar and restaurant. Treat yourselves to the Jojo cocktail, with vodka, sweet elderflower liqueur, strawberry and lemon, kissed with a splash of prosecco. Live music playing softly in the background makes the evening even more lovely as you drink and dine with your sweetheart. | 7969 Santa Monica Blvd. | 323-745-0600

The Classic Cat

Interior of The Classic Cat LA, with pink banquette seating and pink feather plumes hanging from the ceiling. West Hollywood, CA.
Photo courtesy of The Classic Cat

Formerly a topless bar, this West Hollywood staple was a hangout for the likes of Jim Morrison and Iggy Pop in the 1960s and ’70s. Today, the feather-filled establishment still has a sexy edge that makes for a flirtatious stop on date night. Their funky DJ sets create an upbeat atmosphere, and the blush-colored bubbly drinks make for fun-filled sips. The Sunset Paloma, made with tequila, smoky mezcal and pink grapefruit, is a sweet and tart start to the night. | 8830 Sunset Blvd. | 424-417-2948

The Tower Bar

Tower Bar at Sunset Tower Hotel
The Tower Bar at the Sunset Tower Hotel

Experience the elegance of old Hollywood any night of the week at The Tower Bar, tucked inside the Sunset Tower Hotel. Plan an intimate date under the glowy, rose-colored lights and gaze at sweeping views of the city right from your seat. The wood-paneled walls and cozy couches will make you feel like you’re in a James Bond film — as will their extensive wine and spirits list. And with optional pool-side seating, you can linger and lounge by the bright blue water while enjoying a bottle of bubbles with your babe. | 8358 Sunset Blvd. | 323-848-6677


Merois at The Pendry West Hollywood

One of the best places to be in West Hollywood at sunset is Merois, where you can gaze at peachy skies and the dazzling lights of LA from above. The only thing that will distract you from the romantic city views is Chef Wolfgang Puck’s menu. The global flavors offered here are unbeatable, seamlessly blending Japanese, Southeast Asian, French and Californian fare. A favorite starter? The spicy chicken dumplings with crunchy peanuts and sweet-and-savory dan-dan sauce. The exquisite bites and soft lighting from the fabric-draped ceiling make for a memorable date night. | 8430 Sunset Blvd. | 323-918-3410


The bar at Arden restaurant in West Hollywood, CA, with green and white tiles and flowers hanging from the ceiling.

If you’re looking for an evening right out of a fairytale, Arden is the place to go. Strewn with massive bouquets of flowers and colorful foliage, you’ll feel like you’re stepping into an enchanted garden. Sparks will fly between you and your date as the bright fireplaces light up the space with a warm, cozy ambiance. Order The Bear cocktail, with whiskey, smoked plum and bitters for a sweet and oaky treat. Once you’re feeling hungry, try the tender grass-fed half lamb rack with creamy saffron hummus, black olives and tangy feta. | 8289 Santa Monica Blvd. | 213-712-6567

La Boheme

Outdoor patio at La Boheme restaurant, West Hollywood, CA
La Boheme

La Boheme welcomes you to a relaxed setting with cozy seating and an ethereal atmosphere courtesy of its sparkling crystal chandeliers. A real star on the menu is the Roasted Local Halibut — a gluten-free delight with crustacean coconut broth, maple-glazed butternut squash, bok choy and gobo root. The Bohemian Moscow Mule is a must-try, featuring vodka, house-made ginger honey syrup, spicy cinnamon clove tea, fresh lime juice and Fever Tree ginger. | 8400 Santa Monica Blvd. | 323-848-2360


Catch LA

Situated in the West Hollywood Design District, Catch puts a modern spin on classic seafood dishes, served in a shareable style. It’s ideal for a collaborative culinary adventure with your honey. With a retractable rooftop, the open-air dining room provides stunning city views of downtown Los Angeles and the Hollywood Hills. The menu offers timeless options like seafood, sushi and steak. A highlight to try? The Catch Roll, featuring tender crab and salmon topped with miso-honey. | 8715 Melrose Ave. | 323-347-6060



Decadent Italian eats and an airy, indoor/outdoor ambiance make Cecconi’s the perfect place for a romantic meal. Order a bottle of Tuscan wine and savor the timeless allure of hand-made pasta and seafood. Here, traditional favorites get contemporary twists, with options like the butternut squash tortelli — a simple yet flavorful dish of soft pasta stuffed with creamy butternut squash filling. | 8764 Melrose Ave. | 310-432-2000

Harriet’s Rooftop at 1 Hotel West Hollywood

Live plants and string lights at Harriet's Rooftop, West Hollywood, CA
Harriet’s Rooftop

This alfresco, pepper-tree-filled rooftop lounge on Sunset Boulevard is a great spot for a nightcap after your epic dinner date. With sweeping views of the city all the way to downtown and the hills, it might momentarily take you away from staring into your date’s eyes. Toast to a lovely night with the Passion Project cocktail, a tempting elixir of gin, sweet passionfruit, hibiscus and lemon, fizzed up with a splash of club soda. | 8490 Sunset Blvd. | 424-281-1860

V Wine Room

Interior of V Wine Room, with a live tree growing in the center of the room. West Hollywood, CA.
V Wine Room

Hidden on a quiet side street just off Santa Monica Boulevard, V Wine Room is a charming, Spanish-style wine bar and shop featuring mainly boutique California and European wine producers. The building once housed Charlie Chaplin’s studio in the 1920s, so you can bask in a bit of Hollywood history while you nip at local wines. Sit at the bar, order a few snacks and stay awhile, so you can have a nibble and savor the intimate speakeasy vibe. | 903 Westbourne Dr. | 310-339-9202

Ardor at The West Hollywood EDITION

The open-air patio at Ardor restaurant, featuring rugs, bench seating and lush foliage. West Hollywood, CA.
Ardor at The West Hollywood EDITION

Ardor offers privacy and intimacy in spades, as the main dining room is enshrouded in lush greenery and subtle lighting, with roomy booths for snuggling. The veggie-forward food menu includes shareable bites, from fluffy milk bread with juicy beefsteak tomatoes to peppery arugula farro risotto and creamy cauliflower cacio e pepe. The light libations will leave you feeling not too full and ready for dessert. | 9040 Sunset Blvd. | 424-310-1572


Interior of Olivetta restaurant in West Hollywood, California

At Olivetta, sexy Mediterranean fare meets West Hollywood flare in one of the chicest dining rooms in LA. The restaurant’s interior spans four distinct areas, from an enclosed front patio and cozy bar to an art-filled main lounge with bright red booths and plush pillows. You’ll want to book a swanky corner banquette in the main dining room, with canopied ceilings and soft, romantic lighting. Come hungry and share a whole baked Greek sea bass filet with bright lemon, parsley and garlic over a few Champagne cocktails for the perfect meal for two.

Olivetta.LA | 9010 Melrose Ave. | 310-307-3932

Boxwood at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills

Interior of Boxwood restaurant at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills. West Hollywood, CA.
Boxwood at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills

Boxwood’s focus on seasonal California produce is always impressive –– as are the dramatic views of West Hollywood through the towering windows. Among the dinner menu offerings is the king salmon with apple, toasted pine nuts, farro and squash velouté, as well as a perfectly seasoned roasted cauliflower steak with yogurt, capers and sweet raisins. Whatever you choose, you’ll be sure to share a few bites from your partner’s plate. | 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd. | 310-358-7788

A couple sits on a teal sofa on the rooftop of The London Hotel, West Hollywood, CA.

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