Catch | WEST HOLLYWOOD
Located on the corner of Melrose Avenue and San Vicente, Catch boasts one of the most stunning rooftops in the city, with an extensive seafood and sushi menu. This trendy eatery is a regular celebrity haunt, so expect to see your favorite stars while enjoying a tartare trio or my personal favorite, the sweet potato gnocchi.
zinque | VENICE + WEST HOLLYWOOD
This local favorite is equal parts office space and eatery. An open air patio invites guests to enjoy Zinque's 4 PM Happy Hour or alternatively sit pretty inside to enjoy a full food and beverage menu (also available outside.) Try their famous Le Bowl or my favorite, the Nicoise Salad.
Chateau Marmont | WEST HOLLYWOOD
If these walls could talk, this Sunset Boulevard hotel would tell the tales of Hollywood icons dating back to the days of Marilyn Monroe. The garden restaurant is one of the few spots to be considered an L.A. institution. But don't expect to pay a visit without a reservation.
THE NICE GUY | West Hollywood
No L.A. heatmap would be complete without a nod to The Nice Guy. Avoid the weekend crowd by going on a weekday and order the kale salad for a surprisingly flavorful vegetarian option. Don't leave without taking turns in their famous photo booth. Pics or it didn't happen.
cafe stella | silver lake
Cafe Stella is everything you want your neighborhood "hang" spot to be. Hipster models and Silver Lake locals occupy candlelit bistro tables filled with French fare. Grab a digestif (or two) at adjoining Bar Stella. The only thing better than a cozy dinner at Cafe Stella, is brunch the very next day.
...where to happy hour now
Cal Mare - Beverly Grove | 4 pm - 6 pm
Terroni - Mid city + DTLA | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Petit Taqueria - West Hollywood | 5 pm - 5:30
Sawyer - Silver Lake | 4 pm - 6 pm
Zinque - West Hollywood + Venice | 4 pm - 6:30 pm
Cecconis - West Hollywood | 5 pm - 7 pm
Gracia Madre - West Hollywood | 3 pm - 6 pm