The early bird may get the worm, but in LA, the night owl has some of the world’s best restaurants that cater to a late-night crowd. From classic old-fashioned favorites to trendy fusion spots, you can find a great place to eat pretty much in any part of town. We are super grateful to the staff and ownership of these restaurants for staying open late at night so we can satiate those late-night hunger pangs. Here are some of LA’s Best Late Night Restaurants.
While some may argue that having linguine with clams or spaghetti pomodoro at 11 pm is too late, we disagree. This is one of the many reasons why we adore Jones Hollywood, a popular eatery situated in the heart of LA that has become a favored destination for late-night diners. Jones provides a comfortable setting, stylish vintage decor, and an assorted menu that includes American classics such as burgers and fries, delectable pasta dishes, and wood-fired pizzas. For those who crave late-night options, Jones delivers scrumptious fresh food and an impressive selection of drinks and cocktails via their Beggars Banquet menu, with the last call for pizza at 1:20 am. Our top pick is the Jones Chopped Salad, which features fresh chickpeas, green peppers, cucumbers, salami, mozzarella cheese, and a mouthwatering red wine vinaigrette. Additionally, many of the dishes at Jones can be made vegetarian, ensuring that there is something for everyone here.
If you’re looking for a classic LA late-night spot with a seemingly endless menu, Canter’s Deli is the perfect place to cozy up in a booth after a night out. Their menu includes traditional Jewish options like matzo ball soup and pastrami sandwiches, as well as breakfast, burgers, and indulgent plates like the Mac-Attack. Located in the bustling Fairfax district, parking can be limited, but there are often some parking spots open in the lot, and it’s worth it to come hungry and enjoy generous portion sizes. Our personal favorites are the matzo ball soup, tuna sandwich, and legendary Reuben.
Whether you’re in the mood for a late-night dinner or a fun night out with friends, Laurel Hardware is the perfect destination. You don’t typically think of a trendy hot spot as a viable late-night eats option, but Laurel Hardware covers all bases. The large former hardware store features an open-air courtyard and still feels welcoming despite the unique industrial atmosphere. Their menu celebrates seasonal and locally sourced California-inspired cuisine, and their specialty cocktails incorporate exciting, seasonal flavors with experimental infusions. For small plates, we recommend the Spicy Salmon Tartare and for the larger more shareable choices, they elevate a traditional take on a BLT and make it deliciously divine. The industrial yet elegant decor with a sprinkling of romantic ambiance is perfect for Instagram-worthy shots.
Kaviar is the perfect place to indulge in luxury. Located in DTLA’s Arts District, Kaviar offers traditional and modern Japanese dishes that are truly works of art. Dishes are topped with ingredients like shaved truffles, black caviar, and gold flakes. The menu offers a delectable caviar selection as well as various sushi rolls, sashimi, and a variety of Wagyu dishes. Their newest K Bar houses exclusive Japanese whiskeys in addition to handcrafted cocktails, sakes, and wines that are to die for. The knowledgeable staff goes above and beyond to make sure you dine in excellence even late at night. Street parking and valet services are available. Make reservations and book events online in advance.
Theía is an enchanting Greek-influenced restaurant that elevates any late-night celebration with entertainment that will make anyone say OPA! When having dinner and drinks expect a DJ and belly dancers to put on a show as the friendly staff brings the energy with napkin twirling and sparklers. Theía also ends every night with the Greek tradition of breaking plates as a fun way to channel prosperity and success in the future. We love that and we the food. Dishes range from traditional Spanakopita to their 30-Day Dry-Aged Tomahawk Rib Eye. They have all-day cocktails available with a happy hour that takes place Tuesday through Friday, 5-7pm. For Summer 2023, Theía is hosting a Moonlight Mykonos experience with Teremana Tequila every Tuesday so the party never stops and guests can enjoy even more deliciousness. On top of that, the restaurant also has our favorite LA girl activity: a bottomless mimosa brunch every weekend from 11am-3pm. Reservations can be made online, and metered parking is available along with valet services.