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“Rock and Roll gem of a restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
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Jones
7201 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046
323-850-1726
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Ranked #123 of 375 restaurants in West Hollywood
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Los Angeles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Rock and Roll gem of a restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This is my secret weapon when I have guests from out of town (especially if they're from San Francisco or New York!). This is almost like a speakeasy--the main dining room has no windows and it's quite dark, and there are plenty of booths in little alcoves that lend themselves to looking mysterious while sipping legitimate cocktails.

There's another dining room that is much sunnier feeling, but suffers from very much out-of-place overhead fluorescent lights that spoil the ambience—when you make a reservation (and I would recommend doing so), make sure to ask for the "main dining room" and you will be all set.

The restaurant is tiered slightly, with booths surrounding an elevated bar area, which has stools and couches to sit down in—this is a pretty great place to swing by and get a drink in the center of the restaurant, but I usually go for dinner.

The music is loud and the whole place, from the photographs on the wall to the funky wait staff, has a great rock and roll feel. Everyone's super friendly (we had a great Christmas dinner here one time and everyone was super cool) and the crowd is very eclectic—you get Hollywood musicians, east side hipsters and west siders and it never seems pretentious.

I really enjoy this place. If you are visiting LA and want a fun local spot, swing by. Afterwards, you may want to cross the street and get a drink at the famous Formosa Cafe.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great place to hang out!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Really good food, great drinks, big booth, fun music, service attentive without being annoying -- in other words, a great place to hang out with friends!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Solid”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

A great venue in West Hollywood to grab drinks and the food is excellent (kitchen is open late). You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

Service is always quality and the chilled out venue is a must if you're in the area.

Although not what exactly what it once was, you'll see lots of hipsters and the occasional celebs walking through its doors.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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West Hollywood, California
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great Bar and Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Great location on Santa Monica Blvd. The food, especially the Pizza is always good there. The drinks are reasonably priced and the people are great. It can get a little crowded, but get a few people into the little lounge and you're golden.

Visited October 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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92 restaurant reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Birthday Party”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Went here for a birthday party and it was fine. I think it would be better with a smaller group, where you could hold a conversation easier.

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