Michelin-starred chef John Fraser, who built his reputation on redefining how vegetables are prepared, helms this stunning restaurant at The West Hollywood Edition hotel. This jungle-like sanctuary serves as his showcase for vegetable-centric cuisine that incorporates organic, hyperlocal, seasonal produce, such as raw cauliflower made like cacio e pepe pasta with spicy black pepper and salty cheese or Middle-Eastern-inspired tandoor carrots—although you’ll also find meat and seafood options on the menu too. Ardor recently launched Sunday brunch, where $85 per person gets you an array of sweet and savory items for the table to share and your choice of entree, such as Waffle Fried Chicken or a Brie & Truffle Omelet. Don’t sleep on beverage director Amy Racine’s cocktail program either, which includes a customizable Bloody Mary Set and a boozy latte made with Japanese whiskey, turmeric, and oat milk.
There is no breakfast like a luxury hotel breakfast, whether you’re actually on vacation or not. And for a luxury hotel breakfast around here, it’s hard to beat Ardor, chef John Fraser’s vegetable-focused restaurant at the West Hollywood EDITION. Dinner is an expansive journey from the raw bar through the farmers market and down into the charcoal grill, but breakfast is a much lighter affair. The menu is short but precise, with egg dishes and light bites and perfect baked goods. Fraser’s deft touch with produce is on full display in the Forest Mushroom Omelette, the Fig French Toast with fig jam, and the Avocado Toast, which comes with seeds, jalapeño, and a showering of fresh herbs. In their elegant hands you’re going to feel pampered as hell, just remember that unless you’re staying at the hotel it remains BYO bathrobe.
The WeHo EDITION’s signature restaurant, Ardor, is helmed by Michelin-starred chef John Fraser, who’s created a vegetable-centric menu featuring California fare—try the fluffy milk bread, cauliflower cacio e pepe, onion rings with umami powder, and of course, the gooseberry phyllo pizza dessert. Inventive and playful cocktails dot the menu, including non-alcoholic choices like the Canary, which features the distilled non-alcoholic spirit, Seedlip, yuzu, and matcha cordial.
How to book: online.