From 40 Love to Elephante: Where to Dine in L.A. Way After Dark

6:30 AM 11/10/2018

by Gary Baum and Ramona Saviss

It's a weekday and miserably past dinnertime, and you're finally leaving the office. Here's where the kitchens close near or at midnight in the famously early-to-bed city.

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Jakob Layman

Yes, there are places to eat in L.A. after dark. From a rebooted 70-year-old dive to a slimmed-down late menu at the NoMad's maximalist-chic downtown hotel lobby dining room, The Hollywood Reporter takes a look at 9 options for dining after work hours.

  • 40 Love

    The group behind Delilah, Poppy, The Nice Guy and The Peppermint Club have opened a country club-inspired sports hall with vegan options (squash hummus, fried green tomatoes) and cheatworthy finger foods like buttermilk chicken tenders.

  • The Double Barrel

    This new Beverly Hills whiskey destination — a cousin of a same-named operation that opened in 2017 at Malibu’s Saddle Peak Lodge — has all sorts of things to accompany high-end lantern fuel: duck rillettes, portabella mushroom fries and crispy pork belly toasts.

  • Elephante

    Owner Nick Mathers (Eveleigh, Goldie’s) has bowed this sleek rooftop?Santa Monica space with a Southern Italian-inspired menu, which runs from branzino and veal chop Milanese to grilled artichoke agnolotti.?But the downside of late night: You?can’t see the ocean?view.

  • Everson Royce Bar

    Order a shrimp roll or chorizo burger — paired with barrel-aged cocktails?— at wooden picnic tables out back in downtown L.A.’s Arts District. This indoor-outdoor spot is open until 2 a.m.

  • Golden Bull

    This 70-year-old Santa Monica dive a few yards up the road from PCH has?been rebooted under new ownership. Chef Greg A. Daniels (a Jean-Georges vet) has upgraded the chophouse fare but kept it straightforward, from shrimp cocktails to prime?rib.

  • Otono

    Highland Park meets modern Catalonia at chef-owner Teresa Montano’s new concept. The tapas are inventive takes on classics (pan con tomate, a tuna conserva). Don’t miss her interpretations of paella’s noodle-based analogue, fideua.

  • The Restaurant at the NoMad

    There’s a slimmed-down late menu at the NoMad’s?maximalist-chic downtown L.A. hotel lobby dining room run by celebrated chef Daniel Humm and his partner Will Guidara. (They co-own Manhattan’s Eleven Madison Park.) Expect ceviche, crudites and a dry-aged burger.

  • Viale dei Romani

    Around the corner from Craig’s and Dan Tana’s is this far more easy­going and youthful West Hollywood charmer from chef Casey Lane (Venice’s?The Tasting Kitchen) doling out crudos, pastas and wood-grilled?entrees

  • Wally’s Santa Monica

    Chef David Feau has replicated his end-of-the-evening Beverly Hills selections at a new Santa?Monica outpost. This?means extensive cheese and charcuterie offerings, plus the luxe comfort fare he’s become known for, including a meaty hero and truffle grilled cheese.

    This story first appeared in the Nov. 7 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.