Electric Owl

1451 N. Gardner St.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Critics' Pick


  • Wed., Thu. & Sun., 4:20-11 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 6:30 p.m.-mid.
Electric Owl is on a plot of land that was once the location of a train depot, and the building — designed by prolific design firm Spacecraft — pays homage to that history with a vintage-inspired interior that feels like an old train station. While the interior of the restaurant is incredibly appealing, it's the bricked-in outdoor patio/bar that gets most of the action, especially on these early summer evenings. It's a space that is almost perfectly geared toward the West Hollywood after-work drinks crowd, and that crowd is taking full advantage. The first section of the menu is dedicated to a short list of pizzas. The rest of the menu is far more ambitious. There's a lovely sweet pea salad with a tangy carrot romesco and creamy stracciatella cheese, and a young market lettuce salad with fruit and nuts and honey mustard, which is a touch too sweet but otherwise vibrant and fresh. Read our full review.

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