Should cocktail hour extend into dinner time, the La Peer’s stand-alone restaurant Viale dei Romani just so happens to be West Hollywood’s newest foodie hotspot. The restaurant by famed chef Casey Lane features a coastal Italian menu that deftly incorporates a range of Mediterranean influences from North Africa alongside more familiar flavors and ingredients from France and Spain. In addition to lunchtime staples such as innovative pasta, pizzas and farm-to-table salads, Viale dei Romani truly shines with special dishes such as white truffle tagliatelle, wood roasted chicken with clementine tagine, and a melt-in-your-mouth 3 lemon branzino with fennel and Marcona almonds. There is also a full bar inside of the restaurant and menu service for La Peer’s courtyard bar area. Not to be outdone by the hotel itself, the elegant interiors of Viale dei Romani—designed by Parts and Labor Design—evoke the feeling of a contemporary European café, with midnight blue and butterscotch yellow velvet banquettes, brass fittings, Carrara marble surfaces, and dark hardwood accents. All of these design elements come together to create a vibrant dining space that is aesthetically elevated, yet cozy enough to stand-in as a relaxed neighborhood bistro.
From its jaw-dropping design to its perfect paint-the-town location, right down to every carefully considered detail in between, the La Peer is a destination hotel that checks all the boxes and should be the first choice for every traveling aesthete. ‘I wanted the hotel to feel like a home in the Hollywood Hills,’ says Jónsdóttir. La Peer Hotel, consider your mission accomplished.
Kimpton La Peer Hotel
627 N. La Peer Drive, West Hollywood, CA