Restaurants, American creative West Hollywood
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Estrella's stunning dining room and outdoor patio is meant for lingering while you indulge on global cuisine from executive chef Dakota Weiss. The West Hollywood restaurant draws inspiration from the famed Laurel Canyon bungalows of Joni Mitchell songs, where diners can indulge in roasted vegetabls, Hope Ranch mussels, Skuna Bay salmon and short ribs. Locals flock to Estrella for brunch—s'mores latte, anyone? 


Venue name: Estrella
Address: 8800 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 8am-10pm; Fri 8am-11pm; Sat 10am-11pm; Sun 10am-10pm
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A lot has been written about the 'Ladies of the Canyon' theme to the decor of Estrella, but in person it's rather more subtle than that would have you believe. That might be good or bad depending on your taste. Either way, the place is a bright spot along the cheesy Sunset Strip with excellent cocktails and fantastic, creative dishes. 

I'll start off by saying that I wanted to try everything on the menu at Estrella. Chef Dakota of Top Chef fame and Sweetfin Poke in Santa Monica has put together a marvelous delight of dishes with inventive combinations to get your juices going. Dakota has once again teamed up with Restauranteur Alan Nathan to create a large restaurant with indoor and outdoor patio dining.

I've experienced a variety of dishes from the bacon wrapped avocado with a soft egg in the center which is worth a share because it's a good portion. Last night I had the grilled Branzino with lobster and a yolk sauce. The fillet was perfectly moist with my favorite part of any fish dish, a slightly crispy skin.  The roasted beet salad with edible flowers were a delicious balanced edition to my main dish with a tres leches cake to round the meal off. 

This restaurant is going to be a regular haunt for me catering to all day dining and dinner. If you're stuck for street parking, you'll find the valet underneath the building off of Palm Ave.