With Los Angeles’s unlimited food options, we decided to try some of West Hollywood’s most anticipated - so you don’t have to. From casual to gaudy we had the chance to stop by a Hollywood Hills fan favorite and Melrose’s most loved. Here are some of the best places to eat in West Hollywood.
Best for: Sushi fans, shared plates, intimate setting
Location: 1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Price: Mains from 26 USD
With one of the best views in Hollywood, Yamashiro near the Hollywood Hills is a hidden gem that you can’t miss. This romantic representation of a Japanese palace really emerges you in the culture with welcome arms and prepares you for the vast flavors of Japanese cuisine.
Asian restaurant and bar, Yamashiro's menu is a symphony of intricate and delicate dishes, showcasing traditional cooking techniques and the finest ingredients. We had the opportunity to try their raw and vegetables options. And good news, Yamashiro is vegan friendly to any plant based readers. Don’t miss out on their signature dishes like Avocado Crispy Rice or the Chilean Sea Bass.
Yamashiro's calm environment provides a tranquil setting for your eating experience. You are transported to the heart of Japan by the minimalist décor, soft lighting, and attentive service. Yamashiro offers a wholly immersive and genuine Japanese dining experience, whether you're enjoying a romantic night for two or celebrating a special occasion.
Best for: Italian comfort food, plant based, cozy settings
Location: 8274 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Price: Plates from 8 USD
Where Italian cuisine takes a plant-based twist, Pura Vita is a can’t miss. Located in West Hollywood with an intimate atmosphere that screams New York, Pura Vita is the first 100% plant-based Italian restaurant and wine bar in the U.S.
Already winning the hearts of locals, celebs, and critics, the dishes at Pura Vita are evidence of the creativity and innovative thinking of vegan cooking. We got to enjoy tasty handmade pastas, a wood-fired pizza, and delicious desserts that are all created with the best plant-based ingredients. All a testament that plant based food can be both creative and appetizing.
Pura Vita promises an exceptional dining experience, whether you're a vegan enthusiast or just trying to broaden your culinary horizons.
Best for: Seafood fans, intimate setting, dinner with friends
Location: 9850 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Price: Plates from 31 USD
Located in the heart of Beverly Hills inside the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, Espelette combines Californian and Basque dishes with loads of attention to detail. This intimate restaurant presents traditional meals with a modern twist, creating a harmonic fusion for your night out.
Espelette's menu offers fan favorites like ricotta ravioli and seared salmon along with unexpected combinations like watermelon served with feta cheese. Locally sourced ingredients provide the freshest flavors in every meal. Equally outstanding is the wine list, which features a carefully chosen assortment of Californian and Basque wines to go with your meal.
The staff was very welcoming and exuded exceptional hospitality and warmth. You'll experience the relaxed and low lit ambiance whether you prefer to unwind at the intimate bar or in the welcoming dining area.
Best for: Family dinners, extravagant presentations
Location: 861 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Price: Mains from 42 USD
At Barton G, cuisine and theater are combined making it an exceptional dining experience. This visually stunning restaurant, which is located in the center of West Hollywood, pushes the boundaries of culinary innovation. You will be sucked into a realm of fantasy and grandeur the instant you enter.
Indulgence is celebrated on the menu of Barton G, which combines traditional American foods with a dash of luxury. Just about every dish has a fun twist like the popcorn shrimp served in a popcorn machine or the vegetable curry whimsically presented with a giant faux elephant head.
However, additional elements steal the show as well. Barton G has a distinctive environment. Every meal is presented as a work of art in this restaurant, which exudes a fun and theatrical atmosphere. Anticipate stunning visuals, remarkable displays, and an overwhelming sense of delight.
The Butcher’s Daughter
Best for: Vegetarian brunch, comforting interiors
Location: 8755 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Price: Plates from 13 USD
Melrose is no stranger to the cute and cozy. Located on Melrose Avenue, The Butcher's Daughter brings a vibrant and fresh approach to vegetarian dining. This intimate spot claims itself to be a “vegetable slaughterhouse. We’d agree.
The inventive vegetarian meals on The Butcher's Daughter's menu showcase seasonal and organic ingredients. Their buckwheat pancakes and country breakfast is a must try. For the avid vegan, opt for tofu scramble. The restaurant also shares an impressive selection of cold-pressed juices and reviving cocktails.
The Butcher's Daughter has a casually chic ambiance thanks to its whitewashed brick walls, lush landscaping, and tons of natural light. For health-conscious foodies, the restaurant is a must-visit because of its commitment to sustainability and its focus in providing a full vegetarian experience.