22 West Hollywood Restaurants You Can’t Miss During Dine L.A. Restaurant Week
Now the largest restaurant week in the entire country, Dine L.A. Restaurant Week is celebrating its 15th anniversary April 28–May 12, 2023.
Dine L.A. is a true celebration of Los Angeles’s innovative and ever-evolving culinary scene. During the two-week event, local restaurants offer prix fixe dining experiences at discounted prices — a fantastic opportunity to experience many of the top restaurants in West Hollywood as well as lesser-known gems.
Want a taste of what to expect? Here’s a list of most participating West Hollywood restaurants as well as highlights from their Dine L.A. 2023 menus.
Opened by James Beard Award-winning chefs Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, A.O.C. is a trailblazing wine bar featuring an innovative menu of small plates and tapas-style dishes.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Spanish Fried Chicken & Cornmeal Waffles — savory yet sweet, this dish is topped with jamón serrano, chile-cumin butter and, of course, maple syrup.
Veggie lovers will discover exciting new flavors at Ardor, tucked inside The West Hollywood EDITION. The vegetable-centric menu is filled with family-style dishes prepared with fresh produce from local farmers markets, like heirloom carrots and beets, crispy sage and berries.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Vegan Pomodoro — a delightful nod to the traditional Italian favorite with tagliatelle, tomato sauce, parmigiano and basil.
Pizza, pints and a killer playlist are what you’ll find at B-Side Pizza, located inside the Sunset Strip’s iconic Hotel Ziggy. Their all-day fare includes classic breakfast dishes, juicy burgers, healthy-ish salads and some of the best pizza around Los Angeles.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Hot Cheetos Mac N’ Cheese Balls — travel back to middle school when Hot Cheetos were a staple in your diet with this indulgent dish that’s served alongside B-Side’s signature beer cheese sauce.
Connie and Ted’s
Inspired by a great love story, Connie and Ted‘s is a Michelin-recommended West Hollywood institution and a hangout among locals. An homage to the founders’ New England roots, the restaurant features a wide array of seafood dishes, including lobster, fish and chips, and fried clams.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Ed’s Portuguese Fish Stew — also on their all-day menu, this flavorful dish is filled with Manila clams, mussels, linguica sausage and the catch of the day (will vary).
A collection of modern-casual restaurants, Granville is a self-proclaimed “experiment in humanity” that fosters love, gratitude and integrity by offering warm hospitality and supporting local, organic and humane practices whenever possible. Their wholesome, hand-crafted recipes are globally inspired while also utilizing local produce.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Wagyu Beef Stroganoff — a twist on the classic Russian dish, Granville serves their stroganoff alongside mushrooms, pappardelle, horseradish aioli and fried onions.
Translating to “dine-in sake shop,” an izakaya is an informal Japanese bar, similar to a pub, that serves cocktails and light snacks. West Hollywood’s Izakaya Tora is no different. Their menu offers a variety of authentic Japanese and fusion dishes as well as sushi made with premium fish delivered fresh to the restaurant daily.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Bluefin Toro Roll — treat yourself to this luxe sushi roll topped with caviar and black truffle.
Nestled inside Le Parc at Melrose, a boutique hotel that’s become a well-known retreat for rising stars, Knoll is a long-time staple in West Hollywood. Their compelling menu features eclectic takes on classic American eats.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Steak Frites — a steak cooked-to-order served alongside parmesan truffle fries … need we say more?
Koi Restaurant and Lounge
Since opening in 2002, Koi Restaurant and Lounge — located just outside the perimeter of West Hollywood — has been wow-ing L.A. foodies with its carefully curated selection of Zen-inspired cuisine mirrored by the restaurant’s unique design and ambience.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Tuna Carpaccio — a selection for the second course of their five-course tasting menu, this dish is served alongside crispy shiitake mushrooms, yuzu and miso dressing.
Stemming from the French word bohémian, which describes an artistic person whose interests defy conventional standards, La Bohéme features a menu that does just that. Created by the renowned Atsushi Kenjo, La Bohème incorporates French and Japanese cuisine wrapped up in farm-forward fine dining experience that is one of the hottest in West Hollywood.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Slow-Roasted Yukon Potato Gnocchi — a delight for vegetarian and gluten-free foodies, this entree is covered in corn sauce and topped with roasted tomatoes, sugar snap peas, wild arugula, grilled corn and mozzarella.
If you can’t tell by now, we love Japanese-inspired cuisine in West Hollywood. And Mezzanine Sushi is another fine example. This intimate evening spot at the Palihouse West Hollywood, located in nearby Beverly Grove, specializes in authentic Japanese bar food and sushi.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Chicken Katsu Sandwich — savor the flavors of simple Japanese comfort food with panko-crusted chicken that’s topped with shredded cabbage and mayo.
Lobby Lounge Café & Bar
Situated directly above Mezzanine Sushi, the Lobby Lounge Café & Bar serves Cali-centric dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. The restaurant’s fresh, bright design is mirrored by its menu of colorful and healthy all-day bites.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Burrata Crostini — served as the first course on both their brunch and lunch menus, diners will love this creamy appetizer made with dried and marinated cherry tomatoes.
Located on the southern border of West Hollywood, Locanda Veneta is an award-winning eatery that specializes in traditional Italian cuisine, including homemade pasta and ravioli.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Tagliatelle al Riccio di Mare — Chef André is pulling out all the stops with his homemade black and white fettuccini topped with fresh sea urchin in a white wine sauce, créme fraiche and black caviar.
A three-story restaurant with a rooftop lounge, MELROSEPLACE serves a variety of elevated new American food alongside handcrafted cocktails. As the name suggests, it’s located on Melrose Place, where you’ll find art galleries, designer boutiques and more just outside its doors.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Wild King Salmon Two Ways — for their second course, MELROSEPLACE has a great option for pescatarians: one lightly fried and one poached filet of salmon over a sushi rice cake, covered in a warm umami broth.
Where the romance of Italy meets the allure of Los Angeles sits Ospero, a cozy neighborhood restaurant by the inimitable Wolfgang Puck. Tucked inside the Pendry West Hollywood, Ospero offers casual breakfast and lunch as well as a luxe fine dining experience for dinner.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Prosciutto di Parma Pizza — pizza lovers will thoroughly enjoy this savory pie, which features roasted garlic, burrata, arugula and saba, cooked over a wood-burning stove.
Pisces Poke & Ramen
After spending more than a decade as a sushi chef, Joshua You opened Pisces Poke & Ramen in 2018 with the goal of creating a sustainable chain of poke and ramen restaurants across the country. You takes his time with each dish — boiling his bone broth for 18 hours and brining, marinating and sous-vide’ing his pork for a combined 120 hours minimum.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Butter Ramen — choose from any of their five butter ramens, including the Spicy Yuzu Pepper and Roasted Black Garlic bowls.
Touted as a “gathering place for the community of West Hollywood,” Soulmate. offers Spanish Mediterranean food cooked over a live fire. Their team of talented chefs place a huge emphasis on California’s seasonality by continuously evolving the menu with local produce and other farm-fresh delights.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Gambas Al Ajillo — Soulmate.’s spin on this traditional Spanish fish includes wild blue shrimp, roasted garlic purée, chile de arbol and homemade flat bread.
SUR Restaurant & Lounge
Owned and operated by two couples, a team of four close friends, SUR is truly a labor or love. With each owner bringing in their own unique expertise, they have been able to create one of the most cutting-edge and buzzed-about restaurants in West Hollywood.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Roasted Whole Eggplant — another fantastic vegan dish created for Dine L.A., SUR tops their roasted eggplant with cashew nuts, basil cashew ricotta and golden tomato sauce.
If you’re familiar with the culinary scene in West Hollywood, then you’ve likely heard of Tesse. The brainchild of chefs Raphael Francois and Sally Mueller, this chic eatery on Sunset Boulevard features a broad and finessed take on French classics as well as lighter fare crafted with local produce purchased near-daily from area farmers markets.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Bucatini with Bone Marrow — wake up your tastebuds with this savory culinary creation topped with duck prosciutto, shallots, parsley and balsamic.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Henry is a true neighborhood café in the heart of West Hollywood. Whether you’re craving a cup of coffee or a cocktail, avocado toast or bread pudding, this delightful spot has something to satisfy every palate.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Harvest Bowl — feel good from the inside out with this vegan-friendly bowl, including melted sweet potatoes, ancient grains, grilled portobello mushrooms and artichoke, caramelized cauliflower, snap peas, avocado, almond pesto and cashew harissa.
Riding the border between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, Theía is a contemporary Greek restaurant known for its interactive dining experience, alluring ambience and craft cocktails.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Pistachio Baklava — while this dish needs no introduction, prepare your tastebuds to be tantalized by Theía’s take on this classic Greek dessert
Toku Unagi & Sushi
Unagi is an elongated fatty fish that’s been consumed in Japan for centuries. Toku Unagi & Sushi serves this freshwater fish — imported fresh from Japan every week — in multiple variations, including in omelettes, sushi rolls and soups.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Unagi Shirayaki — a traditional Japanese dish, Toku’s iteration is served with truffle and soy dipping sauce as one of two selections for their fourth course.
A trip to West Hollywood is simply incomplete without a visit to WeHo Bistro. Since opening in 2011, this casually elegant, French-inspired eatery has become one of the city’s brightest gems for its cozy atmosphere, French comfort food and welcoming neighborhood bar.
Dine L.A. Menu Highlight: Magret of Duck — cozy and comforting, this succulent duck breast is doused in honey cognac sauce and served alongside potatoes dauphinoise and tomato provencal.
Learn more about Dine L.A. Restaurant Week and explore other participating restaurants in and around West Hollywood.