West Hollywood
Seoulmates Storefront
Seoulmates Storefront

Charming and Vibrant Korean Street Food Fusion ‘Seoulmates’ Opens in Beverly Grove

Seoulmates comes from the heart! Created by Christina Hong, Seoulmates is inspired by the food she made at home, her parents’ franchises, and for the love of her culture. Hong brings together Korean Street food with a twist to the LA community. Seoulmates offers unique dishes like the galbi tacos (marinated wagyu short rib from snake river farms, slaw, kimchi remoulade, cilantro-onion relish, toasted sesame seeds), bulghoagie (marinated thin sliced rib eye, grilled onion, melted provolone, pickled cucumber, slaw, kimchi remoulade, wonton crisps), and kimchi fried rice (rice, kimchi, pickled fresnos, taukwan, radishes, sous vide egg. With your choice of galbi or bulgogi.) With the bold blue theme, clean and minimal aesthetic, the vibe of Seoulmates is fun and casual. Stop by this local spot for a taste of Korean Street food for your next lunch break!

Hot Dog Stand
Hot Dog Stand

1946 Hot Dog Stand ‘Tail O’ The Pup’ is Now Open in West Hollywood

The famous hot dog stand from 1946 has made its return to LA, and it’s even taken the same form! Like the original shop, the new shop is built in the shape of a hot dog. Locals are raving about a few items on the menu like the Chicago pup, corn dog, sassy cheeseburger, and the 1946 pup (with grilled onions and mustard.) You can also pair your meal with a canned cocktail, a milkshake, or a vanilla bean soda float. This spot in town is known for the classic feeling of nostalgia it gives long-time LA locals, the quirky hot dog-shaped stand, and the tasty american food. Come by Tail o' the Pup for a sense of the 1950s in 2022, good company, and a hot dog worth your while!

Irv's Burgers Storefront
Irv's Burgers Storefront

Locals are Raving About the Return of Iconic LA Burger Spot ‘Irv’s Burgers’

The famous 76-year-old burger stand is back! Irv’s Burgers has hit the ground running since their reopening, with customers lined up ready to have their favorite burger and reminisce on some fun memories. If you were a fan of Irv’s Burgers before, you are probably familiar with previous owner Sonia and her “Just for you!” hand-written notes and doodles when serving up your order on a plate. Thankfully the tradition continues and both Sonia and her doodles have returned! For those who have yet to experience Irv’s Burgers, you can expect some staples on the menu like the double cheeseburger, chili cheese fries, Irv’s dog, tuna melt, and their delicious milkshakes with multiple flavors (including nutella!) When we asked Owner Lawrence what makes Irv’s Burgers so special, he said:

 “It's a burger stand that’s centered around community, doesn’t try to be too cool or too trendy, and makes people feel nostalgic.” 

It truly is a historic piece of the LA community, with personal touches by Sonia, great service by the team, and food packed with flavor - Irv’s Burgers is a must-try in West Hollywood.

Madeo Ristorante Exterior
Madeo Ristorante Exterior

Popular Upscale Italian Restaurant ‘Madeo Ristorante’ Returns to Los Angeles

The family-owned Madeo Ristorante has officially made its return in Los Angeles, and it is inside the 1 Hotel on Sunset Strip. The interior is everything you’d expect from Madeo - classy, chic, dimly lit, filled with white table cloths and a neutral color palette. If you've been to the restaurant in the past, you’ll see your favorites still on the menu like the penne madeo, melanzane alla parmigiana (eggplant parmesan), spaghetti alla bolognese, and ravioli di vitello alle noci (filled with veal in a walnut sauce.) This spot is officially open, and given their previous fame, it’s safe to imagine their books are filling up quickly. Impress your next date with a planned reservation at the famed Madeo Ristorante.

Storefront
Storefront

Locals Are Raving About WeHo’s Latest NY-Style Pizza Spot ‘Esco’s Pizza’

Esco’s Pizza is bringing the East Coast to West Hollywood with their NY Pizza. The style of this restaurant is chic and modern with separate dining rooms that can be reserved for events or a night out with friends. The subway room which is designed exactly like a real New York City subway, a private dining room for smaller parties, and the presidential suite is a bit more of an upscale, club-like style. As far as food goes, some of the popular items on the menu include buffalo chicken pizza, garlic knots with marinara sauce, pepperoni sausage bacon pizza, white clam pizza, chicken parm sandwich, the list could go on! This place is one of the newer spots in WeHo but it’s quickly becoming a staple for local pizza lovers.

Interior
Interior

From NYC to LA, This Vegan Restaurant and Cocktail Bar ‘Avant Garden Bistro’ is Now Bicoastal

Creative vegan food and cocktails, a chic interior design and a beautiful garden patio, Avant Garden is a new hot spot in West Hollywood. This NY restaurant has found a place within the WeHo scene and locals are already giving raving reviews about the restaurant’s vibe and vegan culinary experience. A few of the spot’s dishes include black garlic puttanesca pasta, hen of the woods (button mushroom puree, kohlrabi, pickled hon shimeji), cremini toast. Some of the specialty cocktails include frolic room (dry vermouth, caraway cocchi americano, castelvetrano olive brine), vista sour (carpano antica, lemon, blood orange, cacao nib bitter, vanilla.) Whether you’re strictly vegan or an omnivore, this place is said to be a fit for anyone’s taste buds.

Zarap'e Storefront
Zarap'e Storefront

Zarap’e is WeHo’s Latest Mexican Restaurant and Bar

Located on N Flores St and Santa Monica Blvd, Zarap’e is a new Mexican Restaurant in West Hollywood. The ambience of this restaurant is casual and welcoming. Some of the most popular dishes on the menu include the carnitas, cochinita pibil, and carne asada tacos, mixed fajitas (with shrimp, sirloin tips, and chicken), and the carne asada burrito. Locals are praising Zarap’e for their tasty Mexican dishes, reasonable prices, and friendly and quick service. Grab your friends and head to Zarap’e in WeHo to catch up over tacos (& beer!)

LAVO Ristorante Storefront
LAVO Ristorante Storefront

West Hollywood’s Latest Upscale Hot Spot ‘LAVO Ristorante’ Has Arrived

LAVO Ristorante is here and ready to shake up the high-end restaurant scene in WeHo. “The restaurant offers an elevated indoor and outdoor dining experience while boasting a spacious sun-drenched dining room, triple-height ceilings with a retractable roof, operable accordion windows, and luxurious Italian furnishings throughout.” Some of the popular menu items include clams oreganata, tuna tartar, sea bass, cacio e pepe pizza, ricotta tortolloni. If you’re looking for a lavish night out, LAVO Ristorante will not disappoint.

Outside View
Outside View

Food, Drinks, and Rooftop Views of West Hollywood ‘MelrosePlace’ is Here

West Hollywood’s latest trendy, instagrammable restaurant is here! MelrosePlace is gaining popularity for the ambience, views, food + drinks. The interior of this restaurant is cozy yet elegant with earthy tones paired with accents of gold. The outdoor area gives you a perfect view overlooking the city. The restaurant is serving up some flavorful items like tuna crudo, caviar, bone-in steaks, as well as some vegan and vegetarian options. To drink you can order a signature cocktail like the cactus prick (pelotón de la muerte mezcal, piña, avocado, cucumber, ginger, agave, lime, taj) and wines by the glass or by the bottle. This place is already becoming a popular influencer spot and there’s no doubt it will be the rooftop restaurant + bar of the summer!

Gozen Storefront
Gozen Storefront

Upscale Japanese Sake Bistro ‘Gozen’ Attracts West Hollywood Locals

Located in the heart of West Hollywood, Gozen is serving up “fresh ingredients from Japan and California to craft LA-style kaiseki tasting menus that change with the season.”  A few of the individual dishes that locals have raved about are the sashimi, shrimp and asparagus egg roll, smoked duck, and the sukiyaki (kobe beef prime chuck). If you’re not sure which sake to order, be sure to ask about tastings so you and your date can choose which one you like best. With its high-end modern decor, quiet and calm space, Gozen is the spot for your next dinner date night.

Dinner Spread at Mother Wolf
Dinner Spread at Mother Wolf

Chef Evan Funk Opens Roman-Inspired ‘Mother Wolf’ in West Hollywood

“An homage to the Eternal City and culinary heritage of La Cucina Romana” Mother Wolf is quickly attracting attention for its elegant ambience, rich Italian cuisine, and lately - famous visitors like Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, Chrissy Teigan, and Olivia Rodrigo. Some of the dishes that keep guests coming back are the cacio e pepe, squash blossoms, pizza romana, and the rigatoncini alla vaccinara made with oxtail ragu, guanciale, peperoncino, pecorino romano. The interior is filled with Italian charm from the red booths and large chandeliers, vases with detailed floral paintings, and walls filled with artwork of different Italian landscapes. Located on Sunset Blvd and Wilcox Ave, Mother Wolf is the perfect spot to indulge in your favorite Italian dishes (and maybe celebrity sightings!)

Previous Fig & Olive Space (Catch Steak Coming Soon)
Previous Fig & Olive Space (Catch Steak Coming Soon)

Highly-Anticipated ‘Catch Steak’ Set to Open in the Former ‘Fig & Olive’ Space in Spring 2022

While most know Catch as a seafood-centric restaurant, Catch Steak is their latest concept sister restaurant. “Catch Steak will transform the classic steakhouse experience, just as the original Catch restaurants did for seafood.” On the menu you can find mouthwatering items like the Japanese wagyu olive beef,the 28 day dry-aged prime rib cap, and for those who want to go big - the 40 oz prime tomahawk steak. Aside from steak there are also seafood options still on the menu like sushi rolls, and the dressed east-coast oyster covered in jalapeno-lime mignonette. A night at Catch Steak also comes with the option to choose from a list of signature cocktails (like the Black & Bleu - miso-infused vodka cocktail) and a global beer and wine list. You will be able to find this upscale steakhouse at La Cienega Blvd and Melrose Place this Spring.

Co-Owners Zen Ong and Tohm Ifergan standing at Awan Order Window
Co-Owners Zen Ong and Tohm Ifergan standing at Awan Order Window

Traditional Ice Cream Goes Vegan at Indonesian-Inspired ‘Awan’ in West Hollywood

Chef Zen Ong and Dayglow Coffee Owner Tohm Ifergan have combined forces and created a  vegan ice cream shop. The name ‘Awan’ meaning “cloud” in Indonesian is a nod to Chef Ong’s inspiration for the project. At this walk-up window, you can expect fresh farmers market ingredients, and new flavors each week. WeHo locals are raving about the chocolate oreo, polito orange (tastes like creamsicle!), and the yuzu flavor which is a Japanese citrus fruit. This Indonesian-inspired spot also has coconut cream and coconut water made from Indonesia and vanilla beans imported from a farm in Bali. Awan is a place for vegans and traditional ice cream lovers alike.


Dining area of Onizuka
Dining area of Onizuka

Lively Peruvian-Japanese Restaurant ‘Onizuka’ Opens Up in West Hollywood

An amazonian-inspired and elegant interior, a DJ playing some upbeat tunes, and peruvian-japanese dishes - This is Onizuka. Located on Melrose Ave and La Cienega Blvd, Onizuka joins the community of clubstaurants in West Hollywood. While enjoying the energetic atmosphere of the restaurant, you will want to try menu favorites like the lomo saltado which is crafted with hangar steak, heirloom tomatoes, onions, potato croquettes, cilantro, green onion and saltado sauce. Locals are also raving about the sushi rolls like the anticucho roll which is actually made with seared tenderloin on top. Bring your friends for an entertaining and flavorful dinner night out at Onizuka in West Hollywood.

Hollywood Burger Storefront
Hollywood Burger Storefront

Curb Your Cravings at Popular Burger Spot ‘Hollywood Burger’ on The Walk of Fame

While touring the Hollywood Walk of Fame, you’ll find one of the newest hot spots - Hollywood Burger. The restaurant serves burgers, fries, and milkshakes alike. To be specific, fans of Hollywood Burger are raving about the hollywood classic burger, the vip bacon cheeseburger, crispy chicken sandwich, and even the Veggie Burger created with a black bean patty. When dining at this location, locals are saying they were met with friendly service and a welcoming atmosphere. This is said to be the place to go if you’re looking for a quick meal on Hollywood Blvd and Vine St.


Staircase Entrance to Tree of Wishes
Staircase Entrance to Tree of Wishes

Inspirational Mediterranean Restaurant ‘Tree of Wishes’ Charms West Hollywood Locals

The hidden gem, Tree of Wishes, is a Mediterranean bistro that will leave you feeling warm and inspired. If you have something you’d like to manifest, the restaurant encourages you to write it down on a piece of paper attached to a ribbon, and hang it on the Tree of Wishes out on the peaceful open courtyard. Additionally, the restaurant’s atmosphere can be described as cozy and welcoming for its dangling lights over the patio, the dimly lit interior with warm brown furniture, and servers who are praised for going above and beyond for guests. Ambience aside, the food is receiving high remarks for dishes like the herb-grilled hangar steak, burrata toast, grilled octopus and the whole roasted cauliflower. While the food menu is packed with flavor, the drink menu is filled with wine from all over the world, in addition to its bottled beer and hard kombucha options. If you find yourself strolling around on the busy area of Melrose Ave and Gardner St and interested in manifesting some appetizing food, look for the staircase to the Tree of Wishes.


Located inside Tommie Hollywood Hotel, Entrance to Ka'teen
Located inside Tommie Hollywood Hotel, Entrance to Ka'teen

Travel to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico at Tommie Hollywood Hotel’s New Restaurant Ka’teen

Stepping into this restaurant will truly make you feel like you've been transported to a vacation in Tulum.  Ka’teen makes for a fun dinner night out with luscious foliage, a reed archway entrance, comfortable modern furniture, and music (and tons of candles, obviously),. On the menu, you’ll find some exotic dishes like the lamb neck barbacoa or the cochinita pibil which is banana leaf wrapped pork with dry chiles and orange. To complement this Mexican rainforest vibe, the bar has specialty cocktails on the menu like the “Jungle Cat” created with maker’s mark, banane du bresil, pineapple, lemon, apple bitters. The Ka’teen Margarita is a common choice mixing tequila with your choice of passionfruit, guava or mango. If you’re looking to escape the rush of a big city, and enjoy date night in a tropical paradise - Ka’teen is your next stop located inside the Tommie Hollywood Hotel on Selma Ave and Schrader Blvd.


The Godfrey Hotel Street View
The Godfrey Hotel Street View

The Godfrey Hotel’s IO Rooftop Bar is The Perfect Romantic Spot To Get Drinks For Your Next Date Night

While this rooftop bar does have savory lite bites, this is definitely the place to go for cocktails. Located on top of the new Godfrey Hotel on Cahuenga Blvd and De Longpre Ave, IO Rooftop bar is a trendy spot to take your date to watch the sunset over the city by night or drinks with friends at the pool by day. The food menu consists of items such as chicken katsu sliders, yakitori, and various sushi rolls. On the drinks side, they have their own list of cocktails unique to their bar - and of course, the typical Moscow Mule, Old Fashioned, and Classic Martini. Locals are raving about the cocktail famously named the “PCH'' crafted with Malibu lime, Cucumber, Basil, Mint, and Lime. Whether day or night this modern rooftop bar is worth a stop.

Clark Street Diner storefront
Clark Street Diner storefront

Famous Hollywood Diner Reopens as New ‘Clark Street Diner’ Ready to Serve Traditional American Food and Retro Vibes

Imagine a 1960s diner, the jukebox, a nice cup of jo, the delicious aroma of pancakes on the griddle served all day - Welcome to Clark Street Diner. The restaurant space previously known as 101 Coffee Shop was the Hollywood diner, as seen in the movie Swingers and the hit TV show Entourage. The ambience of this restaurant is one that will make you feel nostalgic for the ‘60s (regardless of whether or not you lived through it!) While you enjoy the atmosphere of this diner, you can also enjoy a traditional Pancake and Eggs, hash browns, bacon. For lunch or dinner you’ll have the option of choosing from items like the california club or the diner burger. Bring a friend and enjoy the friendly atmosphere and traditional American food at Clark Street Diner.


Entrance to Queen Violet
Entrance to Queen Violet

Queen Violet’s Dreamy Patio and Delicious Asian-Fusion Menu is Catching Attention in West Hollywood

Once you enter through the gorgeous lavender archway, you will be welcomed with the aroma of Asian-fusion cuisine. Located on Santa Monica Blvd and La Cienega, this hidden gem has a long menu consisting of items like crab fried rice, shrimp pad thai, and orange chicken. To add to the list of great aspects about this restaurant, we’re also hearing that the servers are friendly and attentive. If you’re looking for a quiet evening paired with some tasty Chinese-Thai food and exceptional service, Queen Violet is the place to visit.

Flower Burger's Front Entrance and Patio
Flower Burger's Front Entrance and Patio

Bright and Colorful Vegan Restaurant ‘Flower Burger’ Blooms in West Hollywood

Flower Burger’s newest location on Melrose Ave and N Robertson Blvd is not only bringing bright artwork and decor, but also wildly colorful and bold vegan burgers. West Hollywood is Flower Burger’s second location in California while the rest are overseas in France, Italy, United Kingdom, and The Netherlands. This plant-based restaurant truly stands out from the rest with its various burger options like the Spicy Chickpea Burger, Flower Burger made with Red Kidney Bean, and the Cherry Bomb made with Lentils. While it's obvious this is the perfect spot for an Instagram photo, we’re also hearing that the burgers are delicious, cooked to perfection and will definitely turn you into a recurring customer. Whether you are Vegan or just looking for something new, Flower Burger is a place you have to try.

Entrance to Electric Owl
Entrance to Electric Owl

Owner and Chef at Neighborhood Favorite ‘Electric Owl’ Launches New Bar Pizza Project Called Ernesto’s With Cheese

Electric Owl is a unique restaurant - the majority of the restaurant is outdoors and it feels like you’re walking right into a vintage train station. To make things more interesting, Chef Ernesto Chimura has launched a new pop-up pizza project at Electric Owl called “Ernesto’s With Cheese.” When dining at Electric Owl you can also receive an additional menu for Ernesto’s With Cheese options. What makes this bar pizza project so special is that the cheese and sauce come all the way to the edge of the pizza (instead of having a big crust!), the chef uses three different types of cheese, and bianco tomato sauce. There’s no saying whether this project will be a permanent addition to Electric Owl just yet, so make sure you stop by this restaurant to try out Ernesto’s With Cheese while it’s available.

Front Entrance Sign
Front Entrance Sign

WeHo’s Latest Spanish Restaurant ‘Soulmate.’ is Your Next Wine & Dine Go-To

If you’re looking to enjoy the nice weather in the heart of West Hollywood, Spanish/Mediterranean restaurant Soulmate’s patio is the perfect place to visit. Not only do they have a romantic ambience, they also have great dinner and weekend brunch options. For Dinner you can find things like Croquetas de pollo, Crispy Eggplant, Wood Fired Octopus, and Grilled Iberico de Bellota. If you’re looking for somewhere to take your friends to brunch on the weekend - you’ll find options like the Chorizo Tortilla Espanola and Huevos Rotos. It should also be noted that this restaurant is a wine drinker’s dream with a list of 100+ wines to choose from! Enjoy a warm environment with tasty Spanish dishes and a large selection of wine at Soulmate on Melrose Ave and N Robertson Blvd.

Horses Restaurant Entrance
Horses Restaurant Entrance

Famous 73 Year Old Hollywood Restaurant Rebranded as ‘Horses’ Opens Fall of 2021

If you’re a long-time West Hollywood local, you know about the old restaurant ‘Ye Coach & Horses.’ Around 73 years before turning into the ‘Pikey,’ the original restaurant has been rumored to be the place where Quentin Tarantino and Tim Roth brainstormed the idea for Pulp Fiction. As a nod to the restaurant’s original name and Hollywood history, ‘Horses’ has now taken over in that exact place on Sunset Blvd and N Stanley Ave. It’s quickly gaining popularity for menu items like the Cornish Hen, Oysters, and the Vesper Martini. If you’re looking for a low-key social night out with friends, Horses is the place to go.

Superba Front Entrance
Superba Front Entrance

Superba Food + Bread is Your Crew’s Newest Hangout Spot in West Hollywood

The well-known Superba Food + Bread in Venice has officially made its big debut in West Hollywood on Sunset Blvd and N Cahuenga Blvd. From coffee counter to cocktail bar, this restaurant is a space for the brunch fanatics and the Evening ‘dinner and drinks’ crowds alike. As far as food is concerned, brunch is an all-day deal with your typical options like a Breakfast Sandwich and French Toast, and Salt Spring Mussels! On the other hand, at Dinner time this crew is serving up a Double Cheeseburger, Baja Striped Bass, and Cacio e Pepe to name a few. Regardless of what your group’s plans are, make sure to stop by this crowd-favorite spot in West Hollywood.


Entrance to Kimpton La Peer Hotel
Entrance to Kimpton La Peer Hotel

Take Your Tastebuds on a European Summer Vacation at Kimpton La Peer Hotel’s New Restaurant ‘Issima’

Located on Melrose Ave and N La Peer Drive, Kimpton La Peer Hotel’s newest restaurant Issima is quite the Mediterranean experience. The restaurant has an upbeat atmosphere with its rooftop restaurant, string lights, eccentric artwork, and DJ. Issima does not shy away from keeping a true variety of European cuisine on the menu. From Grilled Spanish Octopus and Tagliatelle al Limone to a Greek Salad and Citrus Marinated Skirt Steak - there is something for everyone! To stay on brand with our European tour, their Specialty cocktails are not only inspired by cities in Europe but also they are named after them! Grab your friends or your significant other and enjoy all that this new Mediterranean-Inspired spot has to offer.

Front and Rooftop View of Grandmaster Recorders
Front and Rooftop View of Grandmaster Recorders

Once a Recording Studio for Famous Artists, Grandmaster Recorders Returns as a Restaurant and Rooftop Bar

For music lovers and restaurateurs alike, Grandmaster Recorders is a very unique spot in West Hollywood. What used to be a recording studio for artists like Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Kanye West, and Dave Grohl, is now being revamped as a restaurant and rooftop bar set to open December 2021. The restaurant has a variety of options on the menu like Boneless Wagyu Rib Eye, Risotto with Honeynut Squash and Rice, Kurobuta Pork, and Buckwheat Honey Pannacotta + Duck Egg Custard. While their food menu is unique, they also serve cocktails that are worth every last sip like the Espresso Martini, Sgroppino, and the Aggrofato Al Caffe. Come find Grandmaster Recorders for a fun night out on Cahuenga Blvd and Sunset!


Front Entrance of Todo Bien LA
Front Entrance of Todo Bien LA

Todo Bien Taqueria is Open and Ready to Serve the Birria of Your Dreams

Bringing flavor, spice, and everything nice - Todo Bien off of Sunset & La Brea is a hot new spot in West Hollywood. Taking over what used to be Game Over Pizza, this fast casual restaurant serves many Tijuana-style staples like their beef birria tacos that are quickly making a name for themselves in the neighborhood. For those who are new to birria, it is best described as a meat stew made with ancho peppers, guajillo peppers, cinnamon, cumin, tomatoes, garlic, and meat! They also serve their birria in a burrito, tostada, and quesadilla. Grab your next lunch (or dinner!) at this up and coming local restaurant.


Roots Indian Bistro Front Entrance
Roots Indian Bistro Front Entrance

Quickly Turning New Customers into Regulars, Roots Indian Bistro is the Latest Sensation on Melrose

Roots Indian Bistro has officially opened its doors on Melrose Ave and La Brea. This restaurant will have you sold once you step foot inside and smell the aroma of the delicious Indian food. Some of the dishes they are offering include Tikka Masala Curry and Indian Barbecue like the Tandoori Chicken. Aside from the meat options, they also have vegan dishes like Malai Kofta which, in short, are delicately cooked vegetable dumplings. Needless to say, WeHo is raving about this new spot in town!



Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s Famous Cocktail Bar ‘The Spare Room’ Reopens First Week of November 2021

After being closed for more than 18 months, this trendy cocktail bar and bowling alley located in the basement of Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel opens back up. The Spare Room is known for its aesthetically pleasing cocktails, group reservation bowling, and good vibes. This bar also has a late night kitchen open until midnight serving bites like Chicken Meatballs, La Querica Prosciutto Plate, Shigoku Oysters, and the Spare Room Burger. Located on Hollywood Blvd & N Highland Ave, this bar is an all-time favorite of those who visit or live in WeHo. Bring your friends, grab a drink, go bowling and enjoy all that this lowkey spot has to offer.

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