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. True, you could come home after a late concert or comedy show, make whatever is in the fridge at the moment, and flip the switch on your super cute, retro neon signs hanging all over the living room, but we think hitting up one of our favorite late night spots in LA is well worth the trip. We are super grateful to the staff and ownership of these restaurants for staying open through the night so we can satiate those late-night hunger pangs. Here are some of LA’s Best Late Night Restaurants.
Location: 7205 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood CA 90046
Hours: Open 7 nights a week from 7 pm-2 am
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.
Location: 419 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles CA 90036
Hours: 24 hours
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.
Location: 7984 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Hours: Thurs-Fri Dinner 6pm-12am , Sun Dinner 6pm-11pm
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.
Location: 1534 N Mccadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Hours: Thurs-Sat until midnight and open until 11pm all other days
This charming and world-renowned pizzeria made its debut in Hollywood in 2019, with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating areas available until midnight from Thursday to Sunday. You can be the Julia Roberts in your own movie and have your “Eat, Pray, Love” moment at the restaurant that inspired it all.
The restaurant’s owner, Francesco Zimone, drew inspiration from his childhood summers in Naples when designing the interiors. The space features classic Italian design elements with a modern Californian twist, including blue and white tiles, natural wood, and Baltic stone.
The restaurant’s late-night hours make it the perfect spot for a post-show meal or a late-night snack after a Hollywood night out. For us, the real standout is the Margherita pizza, a classic Neapolitan-style pizza topped with tangy San Marzano tomatoes, creamy buffalo mozzarella, and fresh basil, all cooked to perfection in a wood-fired oven.
Location: 449 S. Hewitt St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 6pm-10pm, Friday – Saturday 6pm-11pm
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.
Location: 8048 W. 3rd. Street, Los Angeles CA, 90048
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 5pm-11pm, Friday & Saturday: 5pm-12am, Sunday: 5pm-10pm
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.
Location: 525 W 7th Street, Los Angeles CA 90014
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11:30 am – 12 am, Sunday: closed
First & Last Club is a brand new restaurant in the heart of DTLA right across from Bottega Louie, nestled right next to Little Sister on 7th St. The restaurant was brought to life by Alessandro Nicolaci who wanted this place to feel like you were still living out those “Euro Summer” dreams. The cool, minimalistic, and relaxed ambiance immediately transports you to the Italian Riviera where drinks are constantly flowing. The place has 41 on-tap wines plus crafts cocktails using these wine bases. The cocktails are refreshing as they are inventive. Before your evening gets started stop here FIRST, grab a glass of wine and indulge in their signature focaccias, crab-tini, or the most heavenly house boards. Happy Hour is a daily celebration from 4pm-7pm, making everyday feel like Fri-yay. Then, after a fabulous night out, make it the LAST stop for a dazzling nightcap. F&L also has Wine Wednesdays where you’ll receive 1/2 off select bottles of wine. So grab your girl squad and head straight to the heart of LA as First & Last Club is sure to become you’re next go-to restaurant for every night out.
Location: 3470 W 6th St. Ste 7, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Hours: 24 Hours
Sun Nong Dan, a popular eatery in the heart of Koreatown, is a must-visit destination for those seeking a taste of authentic Korean cuisine. The cozy restaurant is known for its signature galbi jjim dish, a Korean-style braised short rib that can easily feed a group of 4-5 people. The restaurant can get very busy during traditional dinner hours, but you can avoid the rush by visiting after 8 pm.
The traditional Korean ambiance of Sun Nong Dan adds to the dining experience, with paper lanterns, wooden tables and chairs, and interesting wall art. We highly recommend the kimchi fried rice and the rice cake soup, both of which are delicious and flavorful. Keep in mind that parking can be a challenge, especially on the weekends, so it’s best to be prepared to valet for a few bucks.
Location: 8020 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90048
Hours: Open from 8 am till 2am
We’re guessing that if you are an LA local, or returning visitor, you have already made your way to Swingers in Hollywood at some point, but let’s refresh your memory and taste buds. Swingers is a classic and iconic spot with a retro diner feel, with comfy booths and a versatile menu including burgers, sandwiches, and huge breakfast items like pancakes and omelets. You really do feel like you’re traveling back in time here, and the friendly staff and cool vintage atmosphere make it clear why this beloved Hollywood spot is a go-to for those late-night munchies. We love splitting the nachos and indulging in their Peanut Butter & Banana shakes. Swinger’s also has some great options to make a meal vegetarian or even vegan.
Location: 1850 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Hours: Monday-Thursday open 7:30AM until 1:00AM, Friday-Saturday open 7:30AM until 3:00AM
Nestled in the heart of the lovely Los Feliz neighborhood of LA, Fred 62 may have classic diner vibes but it’s far from traditional diner fare. Their upbeat and bright atmosphere coupled with cute and kitschy interactive social media games like “Milkshake of the Month” makes it feel like this is the main event instead of just the after-party. Fred’s prides itself on having smiling staff and a partnership with the community that go way back to the opening in 1997. For a late-night dinner delight, you can’t go wrong with Fried Chicken and Waffles, with a Caramel Apple Punk Tart to cap it off. Their cakes are divine, with our favorite being the Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting. YUM.
Location: 470 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
Hours: Open 24 Hours
Norm’s Restaurant is the go-to spot for anyone seeking a classic American diner experience in Los Angeles. Since 1949, Norms has been serving up delicious comfort food at affordable prices, with the added bonus of being open 24/7. The retro atmosphere, complete with neon lights and booth seating, adds to the nostalgic feel that takes you back in time, and it gives off Palm Springs vibes. Norms started as a small coffee shop near Sunset and Vine and has since expanded to 22 locations across Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties. During your visit, don’t miss the opportunity to snap a photo of its super photo-friendly “Googie” architecture.
A must-try on the menu are the fluffy hotcakes, scrambled eggs, and hash browns. For those looking for a bit of a twist, try the new Cajun Tots, tossed with cajun spices and Norms’ special sauce.
And if you’re looking to pregame before you dine out, try these LA inspired cocktails.