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The Roof on Wilshire

6317 Wilshire Blvd. (S. Crescent Heights Blvd.) Send to Phone
323-852-6002
Order as your mood dictates: you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.
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Breakfast & Lunch Mon.-Fri. Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late Fri.-Sat.
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The Roof on Wilshire Restaurant Review

: The Roof on Wilshire is actually on the rooftop of The Hotel Wilshire, wrapped around the pool and with great views of the city. Most of the seating --- tables and booths with heaters --- is outdoors, making it a quintessential LA restaurant. Chef Eric Greenspan (Greenspan's Grilled Cheese) knows the city very well, and he has composed an inventive and tasty menu that embraces the diverse cultures of the city of the Angels. Crispy rice crackers made with nori for dipping into tuna tartare and spicy salmon roe are a perfect example, as are the barbecue pork rolls. Continue with the caramelized onion and frisée tart; and sticky, spicy chicken wings with peanuts, chili and tamarind sauce. We also recommend the grilled shrimp with parsley, lemon and drawn butter, the crab cake, and side dishes such as the fried Brussels sprouts with bacon and sweet-and-sour onions, or caramelized corn with chili watermelon glaze and queso fresco. All of these come as small plates to share. Bigger appetites might go for the crispy skin salmon, grilled chicken breast or New York strip. Creativity extends to the desserts. Try the orange cream panna cotta, topped with dark chocolate crumble, or the chocolate bread pudding served with coffee ice cream and peanut butter sauce. Some of the after-dinner drinks can almost be a dessert, like the “Tell Her You Saw Me,” composed with rum, coffee liqueur, fresh whipped cream and chocolate. The wine list is limited, so the cocktails are a good option.

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