Chasing the Sunset in West Hollywood (con’t)
Whilst I’ve mainly touched on West Hollywood’s nightlife, I would be doing the city a major injustice if I didn’t mention some of its eateries. From fine dining restaurants and Mexican cantinas to steak houses and burger joints, West Hollywood caters to any budget and mood. Chi, on street level of the Hyatt West Hollywood is part owned by Justin Timberlake and offers Global-Asian Cuisine and specializes in Dim Sum. Expect to fork out a little, because it is currently the ‘in’ place. Cabo Cantina is a popular Mexican joint boasting the best Fajitas this side of the moon. Paquito Mass is a quick service Mexican restaurant that offers a menu full of goodies for under $10.
Dolce restaurant/bar is the ultimate in LA Chic. You need to book early for this one, because half the tables are kept for surprise celebrity ‘drop-ins’. The menu is extensive, as are the prices. But every mouthful is worth the dollars spent. Incidentally, it was here that we were given tickets to a full-on rock gig at the Troubadour by a fairly conservative Sommelier. Only in West Hollywood!
Barney’s Beanery has the best Ribs ever! Apart from the ribs, they have around 80 different burgers, 20 types of Chilli, steaks, chicken, seafood, bbq, mexican, omelettes, pizzas – the list just keeps going. Back on Sunset, La Petit Four is a reasonably priced noshery with large servings and the best service on the strip.
So apart from the day trips to the Chinese Mann Theatre, Universal Studios, Santa Monica Pier, Malibu Beach, Melrose Avenue and Rodeo Drive, your nights will be filled with fun, food and a bit of history in West Hollywood. Like me, you will find that going once is never enough.
For more information, check out www.visitwesthollywood.com & www.westhollywood.hyatt.com
By Adam Mumford