5 Drool-Worthy West Coast Hotel Restaurants

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Visiting the West Coast means epic food and equally amazing views. Photo by Ryan Oelke from Boulder, CO, USA (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Visiting the West Coast means epic food and equally amazing views. Photo by Ryan Oelke from Boulder, CO, USA (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Today’s hotels compete to outdo one another in fabulous cuisine, featuring restaurants from celebrity chefs, top selections in local dishes and fine dining in luxurious surroundings. These West Coast hotels are leading the pack, serving tantalizing dishes and to-notch hotel service. Your next unforgettable meal any one of these properties is just an elevator ride away.

1. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Maui

What’s a Hawaiian resort without a luau? The Drums of the Pacific Luau, voted the best luau on Maui, serves up the traditional experience with dancers, drums, fire, and incredible food. Japengo is one of the best sushi restaurants on the Island, and ‘Aipono blends locally grown with exotic foods from all over the Pacific Rim. If steak is your passion, check out local legend Son’z Steakhouse, which is complete with a legendary wine cellar. Poolside, Umalu offers Hawaiian cuisine served with fabulous ocean views. If you prefer your dining formal, try the candles, champagne and cuisine at the private Oceanside restaurant, and don’t forget to sample the breakfast at the Swan Court, whether you want the buffet or al la carte. When the sun sets, retreat to the Grotto Bar for drinks and snacks between two waterfalls, all available at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa.

2. Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel

Chef Brandon Bryner presides over the 5th Street Grill within Sheraton Salt Lake City, serving top-notch cuisine with Western flair. He’s been known to share his recipes online, as in his holiday specials, bread pudding, herb-crusted rack of lamb with Dijon, and a divine egg nog roll cake. Or you can keep it all casual with American cuisine at the Extra Innings Lounge. You can even get your morning jolt of Starbucks in the lobby.

3. Sheraton Seattle Hotel

Where would Seattle be without its microbrews? Taste the best at the lively Fountain Wine Bar just off the lobby of the Sheraton Seattle hotel. The Daily Grill is a classic American grill offering Angus Beef steaks, fresh seafood, homemade desserts and the best martinis in the city; you can have breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service straight from the Grill. Love French cuisine? Chef Thierry Rautureau and his wife, Kathy, create an exquisite blend of French classic cooking and today’s cuisine. You’re offered a light bistro menu, but you’ll definitely want to try the four-course dinner with your choice of over 50 wines and a reserve list of over 250 selections.

4. JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

The star attraction at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE is WP24, Wolfgang Puck’s Chinese restaurant. Enjoy a la carte dishes or a rotation of small plate dishes, to be shared along with the gorgeous views. Nest at WP24 offers Asian-inspired cuisine in a casual lounge setting; both restaurants feature a refined wine list and craft cocktails. Check out Ford’s Filling Station, which features sustainable food in a casual atmosphere for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or enjoy stargazing and world-class cocktails at The Mixing Room. You can have the personable baristas serve you a fine cup of coffee or chocolate at Illy Espressamente coffee house, and if it’s Los Angeles glamour you’re craving, you know the gLAnce Bar will become your new favorite spot.

5. The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

A Los Angeles classic hotel, the famous Ritz-Carlton is located in the JW Marriott complex, along with the Ritz-Carlton spa. You can enjoy all the dining excitement of the shared restaurants like WP24, the private wine room at Nest, and the other outstanding restaurants and bars. When you’re visiting California, get great Hipmunk deals at the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles and other hotels.

This post was posted by TheHipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on [December 21, 2015].