If you’re running in the LA Marathon
on Sunday, March 20, absolute kudos to you. But let’s be real — we’re not all cut out for 26.2 miles. Some of us belong on the sidelines with a burger in one hand and a glass of rosé in the other, and there’s zero
shame in that. So if you’re cheering on the runner in your life this Sunday, our team curated a list of the top 10 restaurants to sip, savor and celebrate from the sidelines in Silver Lake, West Hollywood, Brentwood and beyond. On your mark, get set, GO snag a reservation, that is.
HomeState | Los Feliz
If you want a great spot to watch the marathon in Los Feliz, HomeState
is just that. They’re dishing out Tex-Mex dishes like Lonestar migas with shredded brisket, cheddar and pico de gallo, and even Fritos in a bag.
Open Sunday, 8am-10pm — 624 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
Guisados | Echo Park
The race kicks off at Dodger Stadium, so if you’re in the mood for some killer breakfast tacos, look no further than Guisados
right down the hill. Just be sure to order their Tocino con Papas taco with bacon, eggs, fresh potatoes, salsa and queso amarillo.
Open Sunday, 9am – 8pm (breakfast til 11am) — 1261 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
Pine and Crane | Silver Lake
Pine and Crane
, Silver Lake’s crowd-favorite modern Taiwanese joint, opens around 12pm for lunch. Sit back and relax during the race with a bowl of dan dan noodles, pan-fried pork buns and their epic three-cup chicken — because you’re not running, remember?
Open Sunday, 12pm – 10pm — 1521 Griffith Park Blvd., Los Angeles
Delphine | Hollywood Walk of Fame
Want a more posh sideline experience? Head to Delphine
at the W Hotel for modern American classics in a French-inspired ambiance. The indoor-outdoor space looks out at Hollywood Boulevard so you can munch on an epic seafood tower while the runners fly by.
Open Sunday, 7am – 10pm — 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
Cheebo | Hollywood
For a more casual joint in Hollywood, make your way to Cheebo
. The Mediterranean restaurant has a charming plant-lined patio with an eclectic menu featuring all sorts of breakfast and lunch favorites — plus
bottomless mimosas, of course.
Open Sunday, 8am – 10pm — 7533 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
Harriet’s Rooftop | Sunset Strip
For a bird’s eye view of the race, head up to Harriet’s Rooftop
on Sunset Strip. Set within the chic 1 Hotel in WeHo, the restaurant offers elevated brunch options like the squash blossom omelet and mouth-watering H burger.
Open Sunday, 12pm – 6pm — 8490 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood
The Eveleigh | West Hollywood
Enjoy a front-row seat of the marathon at The Eveleigh
in WeHo. Starting at 10am, their brunch menu features delicious morning options like butter-toasted banana bread and their popular breakfast sandy, and even pizzas and pastas for those who don’t adhere to the rules.
Open Sunday, 10am – 3pm — 8752 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
TheBLVD | Beverly Hills
We’re big fans of CUT inside the Beverly Wilshire, but TheBLVD
is a prime day-time option for marathon-viewers along Rodeo Drive. Their menu is California-inspired yet globally influenced, and even features a $16 Golden Croissant with black sesame and a 24K gold leaf. This is
Beverly Hills, after all.
Open Sunday, 7am – 2:30pm — 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
Javier’s | Century City
Looking for a table at the finish line? Go big at Javier’s
for a post-marathon Mexican feast. Ceviche, tacos, queso fundido, enchiladas — you name it. And be sure to order a round of spicy margs to celebrate an epic 26.2 miles throughout the city.
Open Sunday, 11:30am – 10pm — 1751 Ensley Ave, Los Angeles
Caffe Luxxe | Brentwood
A SBP mainstay, Caffe Luxxe
is the ultimate Italian-style coffeehouse in Brentwood where you can sip on incredible cappuccinos while chanting your favorite runner’s name. And don’t sleep on their baked goods — the Caffe Luxxe almond croissant is divine.
Open Sunday, 6:30am – 5pm — 11640 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles
Where will you set up shop during the race? Be sure to tag us in your photos @smithandberg to be featured on Sunday!