20 West Hollywood Restaurants You Can’t Miss During Dine LA Restaurant Week
Now the largest restaurant week in the entire country, Dine LA Restaurant Week is celebrating its 15th anniversary October 6-20, 2023.
Dine LA 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 LA 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 LA Menu Highlight: Vanilla Bean French Toast — melt-in-your-mouth French toast topped with roasted pears, mascarpone and candied pecans.
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 LA 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.
From the creative mind of Michelin-starred chef Josiah Citrin, Charcoal is a buzzy new eatery inspired by the backyard barbecues Citrin often hosts for his family and friends. Just like Charcoal’s hugely popular sister property in Venice, the menu boasts locally sourced meats and produce that are expertly cooked over live fire.
Dine LA Menu Highlight: Treat yourself to the J-1 Marinated Prime Sirloin, but be sure to round things out with some veggies, like the Cabbage Baked in the Embers or Coal-Roasted Cauliflower.
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 LA 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 LA 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 LA Menu Highlight: Uni Udon Pasta — treat yourself to Japanese-style pasta served with Santa Barbara uni and caviar.
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 LA Menu Highlight: Steak Frites — a steak cooked-to-order and served alongside parmesan truffle fries. Need we say more?
Koi Los Angeles
Since opening in 2002, Koi — located just outside the perimeter of West Hollywood — has been wow-ing LA foodies with its carefully curated selection of Zen-inspired cuisine mirrored by the restaurant’s unique design and ambience.
Dine LA Menu Highlight: Salmon Carpaccio — a selection for the second course of their five-course tasting menu, this dish is served with black truffles and ponzu.
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 Chef Atsushi Kenjo, La Bohème incorporates French and Japanese cuisine wrapped up in a farm-forward fine dining experience that is one of the hottest in West Hollywood.
Dine LA Menu Highlight: Burned Curry Eggplant Hummus — a delight for vegetarian and gluten-free foodies, this first-course option is served with Belgian endive and crispy potato chips.
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 LA 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 dishes 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 LA Menu Highlight: Miso Eggplant — for their second course, MELROSEPLACE has a great option for vegetarians: Japanese eggplant covered in saikyo miso atop seasoned rice.
SUR Restaurant & Lounge
Owned and operated by two couples — a team of four close friends — SUR is truly a labor of love. With each owner bringing their own unique expertise, they have been able to create one of the most cutting-edge and buzzed-about restaurants in West Hollywood.
Dine LA Menu Highlight: House-Made Pumpkin Cavatelli Pasta — “fall” in love with this seasonal-inspired dish that comes topped with parsnips puree, crispy sage and Grana Padano cheese.
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 sourced near-daily from area farmers markets.
Dine LA Menu Highlight: Bucatini with Bone Marrow — wake up your tastebuds with this savory culinary creation topped with duck prosciutto, shallots, parsley and balsamic.
The Butcher’s Daughter
A self-proclaimed “vegetable slaughterhouse,” The Butcher’s Daughter is a plant-based eatery and juice bar on West Hollywood’s legendary Melrose Avenue. They serve vegan- and vegetarian-friendly bites all day long, as well as coffee, smoothies, juices and cocktails.
Dine LA Menu Highlight: Green Coconut Curry — it’s fall, which means it’s the perfect time to taste the robust flavors of this warming curry topped with roasted seasonal veggies, cilantro, lime, sesame and housemade flatbread.
The Fitting Room
Located inside The Chamberlain West Hollywood, one of the area’s most luxurious hotels, The Fitting Room is a cozy, chef-driven eatery with influences from all over the world. Their menu features everything from breakfast burritos and salmon scrambles for breakfast to Pasta Aglio y Olio and Korean-style fried chicken for dinner.
Dine LA Menu Highlight: WeHo Avocado Toast — there’s nothing more LA than mashed avocado served on toasty country bread and topped with roasted fennel, garlic chips, radish, sprouts and toasted pepitas.
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 LA 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 LA Menu Highlight: Pistachio Baklava — while this dish needs no introduction, prepare your tastebuds to be tantalized by Theía’s take on the classic Greek dessert.
Toku Unagi & Sushi
Unagi, or freshwater eel, has been consumed in Japan for centuries. Toku Unagi & Sushi serves this delicacy — imported fresh from Japan every week — in multiple variations, including in omelettes, sushi rolls and soups.
Dine LA Menu Highlight: Ohitsu with Caviar — a traditional Japanese dish, Toku’s iteration is served with steamed and broiled unagi and seasoned with traditional sauce, served over rice with a pour-over broth.
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 LA 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.
Zinc Café & Market
With several locations throughout California, Zinc Café & Market has become a staple for locals. Nestled in West Hollywood’s Design District, it’s a great place to stop for a light bite and a cup of coffee while browsing the area’s many galleries, showrooms and shops.
Dine LA Menu Highlight: Enchiladas — this gluten-free dish comes stuffed with roasted potatoes, cremini mushrooms, white cheddar, guacamole, red onion and sour cream.
Learn more about Dine LA Restaurant Week and explore other participating restaurants in and around West Hollywood.