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Business Description
Atop the Hotel Angeleno, penthouse-level WEST Restaurant & Lounge is a favorite among locals. Celebrate the best of California, from the distinctive growing season to the many boutique local wines. WEST Restaurant and Lounge offers delicious Californian cuisine and wines paired with unparalleled views of the LA city skyline. Perched atop the Hotel Angeleno on the 17th floor penthouse level, WEST is the perfect place to relax and dine on your visit to Los Angeles.
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

TollFree: (877) 779-5829

Payment method
all major credit cards, amex, discover, master card, visa
Price Range
$$$
Neighborhoods
Brentwood, West Los Angeles
AKA

West Restaurant and Lounge

Categories
American Restaurants, Bars, Cocktail Lounges, Fine Dining Restaurants, Italian Restaurants, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Steak Houses, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Continental Restaurants, Taverns, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: On Site

Wi-Fi: Paid

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Dressy

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Fine Dining, Burgers, American, Hot Dogs, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, Steakhouse, European, Continental

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

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Reviews (149)

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04/12/2012

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
LOVED IT. Incredible View, Chef, Entertainment, Service!

My friend Bryan (a former Angeleno who now resides in Kauai) called me to say that he had gone with friends on a friday night to West atop the Angeleno Hotel and had such a great time that he wanted to invite a group of us to join him the following Saturday. Turns out Jeff West (formerly of Spago's) is the GM. As soon as I heard that I knew we were going to have a great experience. The view in one of the best in LA over looking the entire city, you are greeted by Jeff (who in my opinion is one of the best restaurateur's in LA) and he introduced us to Chef, Matthew Wolf. There were 5 of us and we each had a different entree. Everything was delicious. We had a great waitress from Texas who served us with her Southern hospitality. They have a wonderful cabaret singer who keeps it fun after a great meal. This is a great place for a romantic evening or if your single it has a lot to offer. Bar area was fun. CHECK IT OUT.

04/26/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Will not return

We thought we would give it a go and stop in for beautiful scene, drinks and apps last night . The view steals the show and the music was pleasant. The loungs WAS NOT busy and after waiting nearly 15 minutes for service we finally ordered drinks and apps from the bar and had it delivered to our table. Our server disappeared, never to be seen again, so our desire for more drinks and apps went unsatisfied. Realizing that this lounge is more self service style wishing to be something more we chose to leave and spend our time and money elsewhere. What a shame to have such a wonderful location and view of the city and then waste it away on below par service and average food. We will most certainly not return or suggest this establishment as a place to visit.

02/14/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Worse customer service I've ever experienced!

I took my girlfriend there for Valentine's and had the worst experience. First the hostess was rude when she didn't bother to greet, then she took us the a table where our table is squeezed between four other tables, we had to whisper so the couples next to us wouldn't hear us. Then we had the waiter approach us in about 10 minutes after we've sat down, after he brought our bread and butter, we had to wait an additional 15 minutes for the waiter to arrive again and take our dinner order when he was just standing around and checking out everyone, wtf? Then we had a different waiter to serve us but he was acting like a total dueshe if you know what i mean. So me and my gf got really angered and left the restaurant and complained to the manager about how its a simple formula for any business to succeed is customer service and how his restaurant employees are just a bunch of inconsiderate a-holes. Ive never walked out of a restaurant in my life so you can imagine how awful it was especially on Valentine's day. Only good thing about the place is its design, but its not the worth the hassle you will get from their pathetic service.

12/18/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
go here

i totally recommend this spot. on top of their incredible drink specials, they have a super friendly staff and to be at this place at sunset is just incredible. the views and colors that come through are the best for any setting. highly recommend this place as a date spot though.

06/25/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
The best ""I want to impress you"" date restaurant

Its hard to put into words how much I enjoy eating at West. The food and service is spectacular, the maitre de even manages to memorize your name. I highly recommend the fondue; it comes with both caramel and chocolate pots to dip the best selection of fruits, toasted marshmallows and brownies. Delicious!

02/13/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Great Westside Spot!

To be fair, I went to West on a Monday...and I went EARLY. Like 4:30 PM early. That said, my date and I sat at the window and enjoyed the view. Service was friendly and just good. I love that they serve ""gourmet"" potato chips at the bar. We got the Tuna tartare appetizer, which was delicious. However, I usually like the tuna to be a bit more chopped up than it was. I was unaware until the bill came that it was happy hour. West does half price drinks from 4-7, which is awesome. The bloody Mary was spicy as hell and my date had a lychee's martini that she just couldn't stop raving about. West is definitely worth checking out.

01/12/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
What's the big deal?

The view is their best asset, food is mediocre at best, service slow. What 's an Italian steakhouse?

01/04/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Amazing. just AMAZING

I've had some great meals, The Ivy, Mastro's etc. I recently met my girlfriends for dinner at West at their suggestion and I can't wait to go back!

We started at the bar where the bartender was friendly and attentive. he chose a great Cabernet for me. We convened to the table where we had an excellet waitress who was able to give her opinion on several of the dishes. We ordered Antipasti to share. the Crostini, smoked mozzarella and something I didn't try. We had the Lobster Bisque as an appetizer and I am literally still dreaming about it. Buttery and incredible. Really an amazing soup and the lobster was perfection (no rubbery-ness here!!). Dinner was the Flatiron steak with a side of truffle mac n cheese. There are not words to describe that combo. The steak was easily as good as Mastro's (it might be blasphemous to say it was better!). It cut like butter. Even though I was full, I had to finish the truffle mac n cheese and can't wait to get back for more. My girlfriends and I split the desert of chocolate lava cake because we just had to ""try"" the desert. Our server was an absolute doll and extremely attentive and helpful.

I should point out that I am not at all a ""foodie"" so the fact that I'm reviewing West at all is a testament to its perfection. this is easily my new favorite restaurant and my husband is now dying to have dinner there simply because I can't shut up about the place. You must try it. The view, the food, the staff. It's fantastic....

01/04/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Sophisticated Swanky Brentwood Spot

Sophisticated, swanky spot with gorgeous views of Brentwood, modern furniture, great atmosphere... perfect for a date! Very ""Hollywood"" without the attitude... or commute! Small but decent wine list and good assortment of cockails. The food was just so-so. Was not impressed. Crowd was in the 30s-40s on a Thursday night.

11/19/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Lousey Service

Went for Sunday Birthday Brunch. Service was lackluster at best. The restaurant was not busy at all, but getting the waitress to come by was near impossible. We waved at the hostess who was in view, but she was too busy looking at herself in the mirror to notice us. I guess she had a pimple that was bothering her. The waitress just disappeared for extended periods. We asked for some bread and instead of bring a basket of bread for the table, they brought a basket and asked each guest to select one. The waitress got one of the orders wrong. The food was ok, fancy presentation, but nothing great. Small foofy portions.
There are much better restaurants in West L.A. I had a better experience when it was the Holiday Inn.
I will not return.

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