Food & Drink

Laurel Hardware Restaurant

Screwdrivers, please

laurel hardware!

How to Assemble a Night Out

Required Tools
- Group of pals (a hot date works in a pinch)
- Rad ensemble
- Hearty appetite


1. Drill a path along Santa Monica Boulevard until you reach Laurel Hardware. Do not be misled: This is a restaurant (its name is an ode to the previous tenant) and, under the stewardship of industry vet John Rankin, a darn-good one.

2. Take measure of the rustic chic ambiance (Edison bulbs, creaky wood floors).

3. Clamp onto a communal table or private booth. Cubicle refugees linger over free Wi-Fi in the back lounge. Outdoorsy types head to the garden.

4. Solder shareable plates into one belt-busting order (blistered tomatoes with burrata, pizza merguez, strawberry rhubarb crumble).

5. Nail down a seat at the bar for a Gangster (cucumber vodka, fresh juiced watermelon, crushed ice).

6. Give thoughts of an early curfew the ax.

Laurel Hardware, 7984 Santa Monica Boulevard, at North Laurel Avenue, West Hollywood (323-656-6070).

Photo: Biz Urban Photography for DailyCandy

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7984 Santa Monica Blvd
@ N Laurel Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90046