The Rooftop at WeHo’s The London is one of our fave LA summer experiences, right up there with The Bowl, sunset at the beach, and drinks by a hotel pool. In keeping with the mod London vibe, the space is appointed with white leather lounge setups and the bar menu features cocktails inspired by the British Invasion with names like Thyme is on My Side, Day Tripper, and She’s So Hot for You.
Weekdays (6:30 to 8:30 pm), The London Hour features special cocktails on tap ($10) and bottled cocktails, as well as full bar and small plates to share while enjoying views of The Strip, the Blue Whale, and the Hollywood Hills. Thursday nights from 7 – 10 pm, hang out with friends for London Luvs Summer, as DJ Lindsay Luv spins tunes.
The Rooftop is also open for lunch (11 – 4 pm) and dinner service (5- 10 pm.)
We’re regulars for a glass of rose or cocktails and we recently celebrated summer with dinner at The Rooftop where I started with the Day Tripper, Angry Orchard, St. Germain, and fresh lemon in a chilled pewter cup, a crisp cocktail, perfect as the blazing sun stretches into a perfect LA evening. I’ve also enjoyed Thyme is on My Side, Tanqueray 10, white cranberry juice, fresh cucumber and She’s So Hot for You, Xicaru mexcal, limes, jarritos, grapefruit soda, and Hellfire Habanero Shrub Bitters. The restaurant and lounge have a full bar menu, as well as wine by the glass and bottle, sparkling wines, and beer. Teetotalers can partake in a variety of Clover juices.
The hotel’s Exec Chef David Keene has prepared a delightful ensemble of starters, including some table shares like Rock Shrimp Tempura with sweet chili and Fried Calamari with ginger and wasabi. We ordered the Spicy Tuna Roll with Wasabi, with the requisite zest and a light treatment with the sauce.
My friend and colleague, West Hollywood’s Tracy Pattin ordered the Chop Salad, which has an innnovative presentation, shaken tableside by our server. The salad includes traditional accompaniments like tomato, egg, bacon, and avocado, as well as choice of steak, grilled chicken, or tuna tossed with arugula, butter lettuce, romaine, and choice of dressings including a housemade ranch, Russian, blue cheese, and creamy Caesar.
I ordered the Branzino with coconut Israeli couscous and vegetables, which had a refreshing complement of flavors.
As the sun set, we shared a Chocolate Bar with Caramelized Bananas.
The Rooftop at The London is the perfect spot for a lunch with business associates, after work cocktails, or a dinner with sweeping views.