By Carole Dixon

Choose your own adventure with your entrance into Delphine, the flagship restaurant inside the W Hollywood. From the hip hotel lobby, walk down a narrow path lined with curtains and black-and-white images into a banquette and four top table–filled dining room with blue and white tile floors. From the Hollywood Boulevard Side, pass a buzzing bar scene with cane chairs, reclaimed wood tables and floors, giant mirrors, and cozy greenish-blue booths. However you enter, the seasonal California Med cuisine from Executive Chef Sascha Lyon and Chef de Cuisine Joseph Castillo will be consistently delicious. Expect everything from a raw bar menu to Kobe burgers and loup de mer. The playful and romantic vibe invites you to sip a Champagne cocktail or glass of rose with Edith Piaf music filtering through the chatter.

the crowd

Hotel guests on business spill over from the lobby, alongside a younger Hollywood crowd—groups of friend, dates, and tourists with good taste who are catching a show at The Pantages Theatre.

... on the side

eye for design
Mark Zeff really brought a French Mediterranean feel with floor to ceiling murals depicting beach scenes, a mirrored menu with the daily seafood offerings near the bar, white washed brick walls, and plenty of rustic woods and wicker with pale colors on crisp linens.

on the stereo
Sonny Rollins
Iron and Wine
Corinne Bailey Rae
Mayer Hawthorne

Low in the back dining room but medium in the front bar area.


breakfast: Mon–Fri 7 AM–11AM
lunch: Mon–Fri 11 AM–3 PM
dinner: Mon 5 PM–10:30 PM; Tue–Thu 5 PM–11 PM; Fri–Sat 5 PM–midnight; Sun 4 PM–10:30 PM
brunch: Sat–Sun 10 AM–2 PM

price range

$17 (the Delphine cheeseburger) to $42 (12 oz bone-in filet mignon)