For the perfect combination of a relaxing setting and amazing food, Wilshire Restaurant is a must try. While sticking close to their promise of local, organic, and seasonal ingredients, the restaurant has a new feel thanks to the recent addition of executive chef Nyesha Arrington, a former Top Chef contender who was also named one of Zagat’s “Top 30 under 30 in L.A.” Wilshire offers a full menu of fare based on what is locally available, a full drink menu of specially prepared and unique cocktails and dining for small groups, big parties, events, plus a full off-site catering service.
Diners arriving at the simple, brown, lodge-style facility don't get a taste of what's inside until they see the busy valet parking space or catch a glimpse of an A-list celebrity entering Wilshire. From that unassuming front entrance, diners enter the bar and lounge, which provides a perfect after-work spot to relax with a cocktail and a group of friends. Done in glowing burnt orange with rich brown leather seating, the lounge features an amber bar and plasma screens that play a series of relaxing scenery shots. Customers can order one of Wilshire's custom cocktail beverages- made on the spot using the same fresh, local ingredients as the restaurant's meals.
From the bar and lounge, guests can chose the large, candlelit indoor dining room for a memorable dining experience. But the real gem at Wilshire, even more so than the available private dining suites, is the patio dining area. Three levels of dining boasting an outdoor bar, fire pits and fountains creates one of the best patio dining spaces in Los Angeles, and the area has also been voted one of the top 10 outdoor dining spaces in America by Bon Apetit! No matter if it's a romantic dinner for two, or a celebration by a group of 300, Wilshire has the perfect spot for your next dining experience.
Executive Chef Nyesha Arrington is in charge of a menu that goes perfectly with the luxurious and relaxed atmosphere, based on the philosophy that using fresh, seasonal products is of the highest importance when creating a meal. The restaurant offers full lunch and dinner menus, plus appetizers, desserts, a cocktail menu, bar snacks, beer and wine. Lunch could be a three course prix fixe menu, featuring your choice of salads and soups, a sandwich such as the slow braised shortrib, and decadent desserts of sticky toffee pudding or milk chocolate crème brûlée. Dinner options include unique appetizers such as burgundy black truffle cheese flatbread, a wide selection of fresh seafood options, or the maple glazed kurobuta pork chop. Leaving room for dessert is a must, although it may be difficult to choose just one option from among the apple tart, flourless chocolate cake or the sundae featuring brûléed banana, salted caramel and bourbon ice creams.
All menu items are carefully selected to be as fresh, wholesome and organic as possible. The restaurant's chefs and bartenders make frequent visits to the local farmer's market to pick out the day's freshest and tastiest items. The restaurant also supports sustainable farming and utilizes local organic farmers for the food that will help create Wilshire's dishes, a fusion of American and International influence that the restaurant refers to as "New Urban Cuisine."
Are you looking for a relaxing and casual lunchtime dining spot? A fun and casual, yet luxurious, place to hold your next gathering? Or maybe you're looking for a caterer that will provide seasonal fare for your party or picnic along with complete set up, staff, and all necessary equipment? Wilshire can deliver the complete dining experience you are looking for, while providing the perfect escape from everyday life.