A restaurant and lounge in the Melrose / La Cienega area of L.A. – called E.P. & L.P has a stunning lounge on a terrace overlooking the city that is perfect if you’re the 25 to 40 crowd. Founded by David Combes and Grant Smillie (with Axwell of Swedish Mafia House as a partner) it’s become a great spot for taking in the unbelievable expansive views of the Hollywood Hills as well as being an eatery, drinkery and high-energy-schmoozery spot for young Hollywood in the heart of West Hollywood. (It sits on the corner of famed Melrose Avenue)
With the top floor setting a full terrace, the views are truly incredible and very L.A.
The terrace has a great West Hollywood unobstructed views of the Hollywood Hills to Downtown to the Westside and the rest of Mid-City.
The place is two floors. The first level is indoor and the main dining room. It’s where chef Louis Tikaram uses many flavors of Southeast Asia, from small to large plates.
Then the amazing rooftop level lounge is where you can get small plate dining but enough for a full dinner. Dishes include a soft shell crab bun or L.P. nachos, with coconut cream chicken with crunchy cassava crackers. The Boba cocktails or shareable punch bowl-type intoxicants are original and worth a try.
There is full drink service on the rooftop until 2 a.m. nightly (good to know you can eat until 1:00 AM)
Smillie and Axwell are very into music (as you can tell from the name of the place) so the music is worth the drop by too.
E.P & L.P:
603 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, California 90069 Reservations: 310. 855. 9955