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With numerous Kardashian cameos under its belt, it may come as a surprise that this place is actually pretty good. Crispy snapper comes whole, deboned but with the head on, and falls straight from the fork, while the fillet skewers are covered in soy and offset by a tart truffle. Finish with the millennial, Insta-viral “Hit Me” chocolate cake. A rooftop entrance is filled with fairy lights and faux foliage creating an enchanting atmosphere heightened by circular tables framed with giant birdcages. Plants climb the walls and vines are wrapped round exposed beams in the new see and be seen New York outpost of the same name.

  • +1 323 347 6060
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  • 8715 Melrose Avenue
    West Hollywood
    90069

MH ZH

Unlike the quest for rainbow-coloured bagels and overworked cronuts, the snaking queue outside Silver Lake’s MH ZH is one that we’ll happily join. Pronounced “mah zee” (meaning “what is it?” in Hebrew) this Israeli-style café serves food in recyclable paper bowls. Seating is a mismatched, rickety collection outside and menus are scrawled on brown paper bags. The open kitchen produces such a lip-smackingly good lamb ragoooo – the number of o’s change based on how enthusiastic you are about the dish – that this place is lauded as an authentic Middle Eastern meeting spot rather than a another gimmicky café.

  • 3536 Sunset Boulevard
    90026

Rosaline

Famed chef Ricardo Zarate gives his take on Peruvian classics drawing influence from both his mother’s home cooking and classic street-food fare. Unwind in this WeHo neighbourhood hangout, which emulates an expansive greenhouse complete with overflowing hanging baskets. The family-style paella is a must no matter how small your party.

  • +1 323 297 9500
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  • 8479 Melrose Avenue
    West Hollywood
    90069

Delilah

The latest endeavour from the notorious The Nice Guy creators, this time it’s more about the dishes and less about the velvet rope. Plush rouge-red sofas and opulent chandeliers create an elegant homage to the 1920s, while dining highlights include crab cakes and carrot soufflé. Wash down with a Dirty Dame if you’re feeling adventurous – the blue cheese aftertaste isn’t for everyone.

  • +1 323 745 0600
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  • 7969 Santa Monica Boulevard
    West Hollywood
    90046

Gracias Madre

Everywhere you look in California you’ll see influences of Mexican cuisine whether it’s in breakfast burritos, the side of guacamole that comes with pretty much everything or happy hour margaritas. Gracias Madre tastefully does all the above using vegan-friendly ingredients that will fool even the fussiest of sceptics. Pulled pork is replaced by barbecue jackfruit while cashew nacho cheese covers wheat tortillas, replicating both the taste and texture of the original dish.

  • +1 323 978 2170
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  • 8905 Melrose Avenue> West Hollywood
    90069

Catch

Delilah

MH ZH

Rosaline

Gracias Madre

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