Latenight dining is more than just hot dogs

Hunger isn’t good for memory, which is why it’s easy to believe Kate Mantilini, Pink’s or the drive-thru are your only options when your stomach’s growling and it’s almost midnight.

There are many fine restaurants across the city ready and willing to serve you late, very late and so late it’s early. And with only one restaurant each to represent downtown Chinese and Thai Town, this list is by no means exhaustive.

However, to judge by the favorite orders, many patrons may as well be eating at Norm’s.

“No one eats anything fancy,” says a waiter at the Standard on Sunset. “They just want grease.”

All times are according to restaurant management and are valid for Fridays and Saturdays only. Many restaurants offer a limited latenight menu; options listed were cited as patron favorites.

MIDNIGHT

Brentwood
148 S. Barrington Ave., Brentwood
Petite prime N.Y. steak, macaroni and cheese, buffalo chicken wings

Spanish Kitchen
826 N. La Cienega, West Hollywood
Lobster crepe, filet mignon fajitas, paella

The Belmont
747 N. La Cienega, West Hollywood
Macaroni and cheese, Kobe tri-tip

Dolce
8284 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
Fried calamari, pasta with lobster

RokBar
1710 Las Palmas Blvd., Hollywood
Grilled cheese, pulled short ribs, crispy chicken confit

The Hungry Cat
1535 N. Vine St., Hollywood
Chorizo and clams; crab cakes

Thai Hollywood
5324 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
Pad thai and karaoke

Malo
4326 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake
Tacos, chips & guacamole

Shibucho
3114 Beverly Blvd., Downtown
Known as one of the city’s finest sushi restaurants, always open until midnight.

Bar Celona
46 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
Assortment of Spanish cheeses and sausage

1 a.m.

Beechwood
822 Washington Blvd., Venice
Sweet potato fries, burgers; people love the outdoor firepit.

Hal’s
1349 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
Turkey burger with fries, Caesar salad

James Beach
60 N. Venice Blvd., Venice
Tuna tartare, angus burger and fries; sushi across the street at Canal Club

Pacific Dining Car
2700 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
1310 W. 6th St. Downtown (24/7)
Almost half the customers come in for breakfast, so there’s a lot of eggs Benedict along with the prime rib.

Cameo Bar at Whist in the Viceroy Hotel
1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica
Kobe burger, chili fries

Nirvana
8689 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
Jumbo tandoori prawns, chicken tikka masala

O-Bar
8279 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood (1:45 a.m.)
Fried chicken fingers, cheeseburger

Mirabelle
8768 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
Slow-roasted short ribs, hanger steak

Café des Artistes
1534 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood
Hanger steak, mussels and fries, smoked salmon tart

Minibar
3413 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood
Duck confit egg rolls, BBQ shrimp

Firefly
11720 Ventura Blvd., Studio City (1:30 a.m.)
Blue cheese burger

Electric Lotus
4656 Franklin Ave., Los Feliz
Cheese naan, samosas, Electric tofu

2 a.m. and LATER

Jones
7201 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood (2 a.m.)
Pizza, calamari and steamed artichoke

Velvet Margarita
1612 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood (3 a.m.)
Chile relleno, chicken mole, ahi tuna tacos

Won Kok
210 Alpine St., Downtown (3 a.m.)
Stellar Chinese food for the price of In ‘n’ Out.

Bossa Nova
7181 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood (4 a.m.)
Grilled chicken with rice and beans, Bossa Nova chicken sandwich

Berri’s Pizza Café
8412 W. 3rd Street (4 a.m.)
New York pizza

The Standard
550 S. Flower St., Downtown
8300 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood (24/7)
Hamburger, steak and eggs, chicken quesadillas

Fred 62
1850 N. Vermont, Los Feliz (24/7)
Mac Daddy and cheese

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