The Best Places to Eat & Be Seen in West Hollywood

Published on October 26, 2022


For celebrities and civilians alike, West Hollywood is a veritable culinary paradise. The city is home to some of the best restaurants in the country, as well as some of the restaurants that act as the backdrop for some of the most iconic reality shows on television. From quick bites to leisurely meals, West Hollywood is the place to eat and be seen.

From breakfast to lunch, dinner or dessert, we’re revealing our 5 favorite places to dine in West Hollywood. Grab your sunnies and get ready to dine among the stars.

The Butcher, The Baker, & The Cappuccino Maker

The Butcher, The Baker, & The Cappuccino Maker is a must-try. Located in Sunset Plaza, this breakfast, brunch, and lunch spot is a local favorite and offers modern California Cuisine with European influences. Dine on delicious seasonal, local, farm-fresh eats from Chef duo Ren Nisenbaum and Michelin-starred chef Craig Hopson while sitting on their iconic Sunset Boulevard patio or cozy into one of their iconic yellow booths, accented by black and white tile. Pair the bananas foster French toast featuring pecan nougatine and bourbon caramel sauce with one of their hand-crafted color-burst artisan coffee lattes. It’s 5 o'clock somewhere, so might as well try the mimosa flight featuring orange, wild hibiscus, and strawberry mimosas, which pairs perfectly with The Butcher’s eggs benedict with buttermilk biscuits, hollandaise and your choice of thick-cut bacon, fried chicken, or avocado.

B-Side Pizza

For lunch, we recommend you head over to Hotel Ziggy’s B-Side Pizza. The energy is new, but the spirit is not at Hotel Ziggy, where a celebration of the Sunset Strip’s rebellion and ingenuity that defined the music industry beats on. It’s where legends were made, and groupies played. Come as you are and create your own memories and be ready to rock.

Pizza and pints make a melody of their own at B-Side Pizza, where the playlist is as on-point as the menu. All-day bites includes craft cocktails to crank the volume on life, salads for the California kids, juicy burgers, and our vote for the best pizza in West Hollywood. Pair the Cacio E Pepe Pizza with their iconic Free Bird cocktail made with vodka, ginger simple syrup, lemon, raspberries, and honey. On the go heading to the Comedy Store for some laughs or the Whiskey A Go Go for a concert? Snag the nightcap of champions or feast before your late-night venture at B-Side’s pizza window, open daily from 7AM-midnight street side on the Sunset Strip.


Merios by Wolfgang Puck offers second-to-none views of the city’s skyline and world-class executed cuisine. Perched atop the rooftop of The Pendry, Merois offers a sophisticated menu of global flavors and creations. Treat yourself to their stunning raw bar and sushi menu or dive into a heartier entrée infused with the flavors of Thailand, Singapore, and Japan. After you finish some of the best dishes in not only West Hollywood, curb your sweet tooth with their indulgent menu of house-made desserts.

Gracias Madre

You can find Gracias Madre on Melrose Avenue right in the heart of West Hollywood’s Design District. “Born out of love for mother earth and reverence for all mothers,” this traditional Mexican cuisine boasts a specifically plant-based menu and features dishes made entirely from scratch with local organic ingredients. Trust us when we say this menu will leave you speechless.

The bar highlights independent producers and small-batch distillers in Mexico, dedicated to diffuser-free agave spirits. Eat outside in the fresh air from the expansive outdoor patio surrounded by olive trees, fireplaces, and an incredible ambiance. Dine with LA’s it-crowd and even spot a few celebrities or Hollywood film executives dining next to you. We recommend the jackfruit carnitas tacos, served with guacamole, cilantro, onion, purple cabbage slaw, and salsa habanero. Wash it all down with some house-made watermelon agua fresca or enjoy one of their many organic handcrafted cocktails from award-winning beverage director Maxwell Reis.

Salt & Straw

Last, but not least, we’re excited to introduce you to our favorite ice cream spot in West Hollywood: Salt & Straw. Located on Santa Monica Boulevard, the scent of freshly made waffle cones oozes its way onto the sidewalk as you arrive. Salt & Straw’s ice cream is handmade and boasts unique flavors from locally sourced ingredients. You will often find a line out the door of this local ice creamery, but we promise it is well worth the wait. Come back for their ever-changing menu of seasonal flavors and take your cone or bowl to go as you explore West Hollywood’s beautiful buildings, sights and shops.

There’s a reason West Hollywood is one of the most popular places to dine in Los Angeles. The city is home to many great restaurants, cafes, and bars locals and tourists alike flock to. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a sit-down meal, you’ll find it in West Hollywood.