Best Of WEHO 2020 – West Hollywood Restaurants


2020 was a trying time for restaurants in West Hollywood. Between the original shutdown to be allowed to have outdoor dining to being shutdown again it was difficult for everyone. As we write this, the shutdowns are still in order but we hope for them to be lifted soon so that all of these fabulous business can thrive again. We had seven categories and over 50 nominees. We appreciate everyone that nominated and voted for their favorites. You, the readers of WEHOville, voted and these are who you chose as the best West Hollywood restaurants.

If you are out and about be on the lookout for the Best Of West Hollywood 2020 sticker to see which other local businesses won the award this year.

Best Of West Hollywood

Best Fine Dining Restaurant

Winner – Pump

8948 Santa Monica Blvd., (310) 657-7867

Billed as Los Angeles’ Sexiest Restaurant, Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant offers a beautiful garden as well a chic lounge that has a little bit of something for everyone.

Runners up – Gracias Madre, Cecconi’s, S.U.R., Conservatory

Best Casual Dining Restaurant

Winner – Fresh Corn Grill

8714 Santa Monica Blvd., (310) 855-9592

Fresh Corn Grill has a little something for everyone whether you are looking for tacos or pizza, vegetarian or meat. The perfect place for a group with different tastes.


Runners Up – Tom Tom, Kitchen24, Zinqué, Rocco’s

Best Asian Restaurant

Winner – Kung Pao Bistro

7853 Santa Monica Blvd., (323) 848-9888

Kung Pao Bistro has an extensive Chinese and Pan-Asian menu. They are known for their wide range of veggie options.

Runners Up – Galanga Thai Fusion, Akuma Ramen & Sushi Bar, Ajisai, Sushi Park

Best Outdoor Dining

Winner – Pump

8948 Santa Monica Blvd., (310) 657-7867

Pump wins again thanks to their fabulous garden dining area and beautiful fire pit patio.

Runners Up – Rocco’s, Kitchen 24, La Boheme, Conservatory

Best Mexican / Tacos

Winner – Gardens Of Taxco

8470 Santa Monica Blvd., (323) 654-1746

The once legendary restaurant is now just a taco shop that you may not even know is there if you walked by. The food is still amazing as it ever was.

Runners Up – Guisados, Marix, Pinches, Tacos Tu Madre

Best Brunch

Winner – Pump

8948 Santa Monica Blvd., (310) 657-7867

In one of the more hotly contested categories Pump gets the win. Lisa Vanderpump once said “Why not enjoy brunch in a “Gay Garden”?” and our readers seem to agree.

Runners Up – Kitchen24, Marco’s, Basix, Weho Bistro

Best Vegan Restaurant

Winner – Gracias Madre

8905 Melrose Ave., (323) 978-2170

Gracias Madre is not only known for their meatless and organic Mexican food, but also for their extensive tequila and cocktail offerings. The wonderful outdoor garden setting dining is the perfect setting for a wonderful vegan meal.

Runners Up – Pura Vita, Gelato Festival, L.O.V.E., Fresh on Sunset

Best Pizza / Italian Restaurant

Winner – Pizzana

460 N Robertson Blvd., (310) 657-4662

Pizzana is known for their “slow dough” Naples style pizzas that are light and easy to digest but don’t fall apart in your hands. They also offer antipasti, wood fired vegetables and even desserts from Sprinkles found Candace Nelson.

Runners Up – Marco’s, Fresh Brothers, Z Pizza, Pura Vita