What West Hollywood lacks in cool factor, superseded in recent years by parts further east, it remains one of the most charming and well-maintained nabes in all of Los Angeles. Not to mention it’s close to SIXTY Beverly Hills and is wonderfully central. From wherever you are, it’s a 25-minute drive to where you need to be–traffic permitting, of course. It’s also rife with high-end boutiques and great restaurants. Which brings us to the subject at hand: where to eat in WeHo. Herewith, your guide to snacking around town.
When Eveleigh opened in 2010, a rustic barn of a place perched above the lights of Los Angeles, it quickly became a go-to for friend dinners and date-nights alike. Eight years later, its wide appeal remains. The menu, which changes every week, marries American and European country cooking with farm-to-table ingredients. Expect crowd-pleasers like heirloom tomato with burrata, slow-roasted half chicken, and, of course, truffle fries.
8752 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Restaurateur Rohan Talwar and chef Mike Williams deliver guests of Norah, opened in 2016, eclectic American fare in an airy, lounge-like space. The menu is a solid mix of gluttony and restraint, from the market lettuces on one end and the duck confit agnolotti on the other. Pick your poison. Or, better, yet, don’t pick at all.
8279 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Night + Market
Ignore the scrappy, frill-free decor. What matters at Night + Market is what’s on the plate. Chef Kris Yenbamroong whips up some outrageously good Thai food classics from this Sunset Boulevard outpost. (His other spot, Night + Market Song, also on Sunset Boulevard is in Silver Lake.) The menu offers plenty by way of snacks, soups, stir-fries, and minced-meat salads. And, as Night + Market will remind you themselves, don’t forget to order the sticky rice.
9043 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Ask a real Angeleno where to go if you want one of the best omakases in Los Angeles and the response will be Sushi Park. The unassuming joint, located in a strip mall on Sunset Boulevard, is a hallowed institution. There’s no a la carte options. You just have to swallow the price tag–about $200–and bite into the most insanely fresh fish around.
8539 Sunset Blvd #20, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Sushi Ginza Onodera
Want to really break the bank? Saddle up to the bar of Michelin-starred Sushi Ginza Onodera, where $400 will get you plates of some of the best–and certainly the most expensive–fish in town. Like Sushi Park, Sushi Ginza Onodera is omakase-only. The chain (though in this instance, the word “chain” doesn’t seem terribly fitting) has locations in Tokyo, London, Hong Kong, and more. Might be time to arrange a tour of them all…
609 La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Rosaliné, located in what once housed Comme Ca, is in the running for most beautiful new restaurant in all of Los Angeles. With skylights aplenty and hanging plants everywhere, it’s like eating in a greenhouse. Chef Ricardo Zarate offers hits from his Peruvian repertoire, like pork ossobuco and paella-style fried rice.
8479 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Photo courtesy of Roberto Nickson