If you’re looking to extend the night after dinner, The Maybourne Hotel’s The Cigar and Whiskey Bar is a lowkey, classy spot to take your friends. This bar holds an array of 1,000 different cigars to choose from and rare, high-end whiskey to pair it with. While the drinks and unique smokes take the cake, patrons have the option of choosing bites like steak tartare, oysters, and tempura snow crab claws. The Cigar and Whiskey Bar gives off an old Hollywood, speakeasy-like vibe with elegant furniture and imported liquor and cigars. This is a spot for anyone looking to feel like a movie star smoking a cigar and sipping on a fine glass of whiskey.
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.
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.
A romantic-bohemian aesthetic, Bacari Silver Lake has opened its newest location off of Sunset Blvd and Edgecliffe Drive. This local chain also has locations in Glendale, West Adams, West Third, and Playa del Rey. Bacari brings a mix of mediterranean-inspired flavors - serving dishes like lamb stuffed eggplant, chicken shawarma tacos, and glazed pork belly. The restaurant also doesn’t shy away from crowd favorites like margherita pizza, bacari burger, and fried chicken sliders. While this location is a lovely choice for its delicious food and grand selection of white, red, and sparkling wine, the shaded patio ambience is not one you will want to miss.
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.
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!
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.
With an established location in Rancho Cucamonga, Mama Por Dios has also opened up most recently in Beverly Hills between Beverly Blvd and S. Robertson Blvd. Mama Por Dios can be best described as a high-end, gourmet Mexican food restaurant. With menu options like Guacamole Chicharron de Ribeye, Camarones Por Dios, and Enchiladas Frida, you are bound to leave happy and satisfied. It’s also safe to say that a Bloody Maria and Chilaquiles make brunch sound like an appetizing option as well! Mama Por Dios brings the fiesta to your dining experience with either a live Mariachi band or a DJ on weekends. Honoring Mexico with its taste, colors, aromas, and bright Mexican artwork - this restaurant is quickly making a name for itself in Beverly Hills.
From handmade pasta to articulately crafted desserts, Ceci’s Gastronomia will leave you feeling full and satisfied. Located on Silver Lake Blvd and Sunset Blvd, this restaurant is one you will not want to miss. Chef Francesco Lucatorto gained his inspiration from summers spent at his grandmother’s house in Borgotaro, helping her prepare each meal of the day. Owner Francesca Pistorio wasn’t involved with the culinary arts until she met Lucatorto and decided to split her time between her career in TV production and cooking - eventually taking on Ceci’s Gastronomia full time. The couple has carefully curated their menu as a tribute to Francesco’s Nonna and their friends’ favorite dishes that their own Nonna makes in Italy. On this menu, you can find dishes like Focaccia Pomodori, Lasagna al Pesto, and Tiramisu for your sweet tooth!
Here in LA, there are abundant options for Hot Chicken restaurants, but nobody does spice quite like Daybird. Recently opened on Silver Lake Blvd and Virgil Ave, Daybird is serving up Taiwanese-Style Szechuan Hot Chicken (with multiple levels of spice, of course!) They have Mild, Medium, Hot, or Extreme Spice which evidently includes ghost pepper as one major ingredient. If spice isn’t your thing, you can also choose their No Heat option! Along with your Hot Chicken Tenders or Sandwich you can add Habanero Ranch or Hot Honey, and sides like Pickles, Fries. Daybird is a fast casual takeout restaurant, you order at the window and wait outside for your order. This new style of hot chicken is all the rage in Silver Lake!
Bringing you what feels like a vacation, Avra on the corner of N Beverly Drive and Wilshire Blvd is providing guests with the fine dining experience you would only imagine in a place that’s right around the corner from the famous Rodeo Drive. This restaurant has a menu loaded with Greek Mediterranean food options such as Ouzo Mussels, Greek Salad, Salmon Tartare, and of course, a Hummus Spread. Locals and tourists alike rave about not just the ambience, location, and food but also the exceptional service. Avra is quickly becoming a Beverly Hills hot spot, so make your reservations today and check out all this elegant trending restaurant has to offer.