The Roof on Wilshire

Eric Greenspan introduces fresh seasonal plates for fall

By Jen Jones Donatelli

This Wilshire staple still has all the elements that made it so popular: jaw-dropping 360-degree views of LA, beautiful people chilling by the pool, and the culinary stylings of Iron Chef Eric Greenspan—not to mention that ever-decadent pancake lasagna. And this November, they’re introducing some fresh tricks—including new menu items that emphasize more seasonality—that will definitely keep you coming back.

Case in point: the autumn-style chicken paillard, replete with dried cranberries, butternut squash, and hazelnuts, all served alongside a satisfying goat cheese polenta. If you’ve got a hankering for red meat, check out the hearty New York steak in a brown butter Béarnaise sauce. Of course, it’s no surprise that the brains behind Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese has some all-new melty goodness in store. This go-round, it’s the Wilshire grilled cheese, with sharp Cheddar, caramelized onions, roasted peppers, and sun-dried tomato balsamic marmalade, and its gooey alter ego, the seared tuna melt with Gruyère, remoulade sauce, and shaved fennel. For dessert, Greenspan continues to lead the comfort food brigade with new dishes like Nutella banana bread pudding and coconut panna cotta in melon soup.
Though the setting feels fancy, the food isn’t precious—and that’s by design. “I’m not about gussying things up,” says Greenspan, who also helms Mare in both Melrose and Santa Monica. “Think simple, clean classic food with a chef-driven touch; it’s all about vibrant American classics.” In his mission to take things up a notch this season, Greenspan definitely delivers. Consider the roof raised.


Sun–Thu 7 AM–11 PM; Fri–Sat 7 AM–1 AM

price range

$13 (Wilshire Grilled Cheese) to $32 (New York steak)