Jones Hollywood

Bar / Italian Restaurant
Jones Hollywood A popular neighborhood staple, Jones Hollywood is a bustling Italian restaurant and bar where jovial singles and young professionals gather to mix and mingle over good food and a glass of wine. Los Angeles United States 34.090824 -118.3464987
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Jones Hollywood - Bar | Italian Restaurant in Los Angeles.
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Party Earth Review A popular neighborhood staple, Jones Hollywood is a bustling Italian restaurant and bar where jovial singles and young professionals gather to mix and mingle over good food and a glass of wine. A red-tiled entryway... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–F noon–2am, Sa–Su 7pm–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Jones Hollywood Review

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A popular neighborhood staple, Jones Hollywood is a bustling Italian restaurant and bar where jovial singles and young professionals gather to mix and mingle over good food and a glass of wine.

A popular neighborhood staple, Jones Hollywood is a bustling Italian restaurant and bar where jovial singles and young professionals gather to mix and mingle over good food and a glass of wine.

A red-tiled entryway leads guests either to a lounge with cushioned banquettes and ottomans perfect for flirting over cocktails or cozying up with a date, or to the main dining room, whose exposed brick, old black-and-white photos of Hollywood, candlelit tables with classic red-checkered tablecloths, and soft glow from fringed red lamps all enhance the warm and comfy atmosphere.

A bright and airy café area provides plenty of small tables to accommodate lunch patrons, though the space is even fuller at night when an energetic crowd overflows into every nook and cranny.

Those looking for an upbeat bar scene will find it a couple of steps up on a raised area, where a diverse clientele of regular Joes, hipsters, and artsy types gathers to chat beneath the long display of Jack Daniels bottles, and couples squeeze into tightly packed booths for some intimate conversation.

Unpretentious and sociable, Jones offers a carefree yet vibrant atmosphere that gets progressively louder as the din of conversation rises to match the rock and roll soundtrack blaring from the jukebox.

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Tip from Emma:

The kitchen stays open until 1:20am – perfect for satisfying that late-night pizza craving!

  • Crowd

    Young professionals, artsy types, Hollywood hipsters, and folks from the entertainment industry, mid-20s to late 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Jukebox features rock and roll favorites. DJs on occasional nights.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Menu of classic Italian cuisine. Lunch served M–F starting at noon, dinner served nightly.

  • Prices

    Appetizers and salads $4.50–$13.50, sandwiches $10–$12, pizza $10.75–$15, pasta $11.50–$18.50, entrées $10.50–$29.50. Beer $5+, wine $7.50+, cocktails $8–$11. Valet $5.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Button-down shirts, business attire, designer casual, jeans and t-shirts.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for the busiest scene.

  • Close By

    Bar Lubitsch (7702 Santa Monica Boulevard) is owned by the same people and is a fun spot for more drinking and lots of dancing.

Jones Hollywood User Reviews

Average rating:
Brilliant Nostalgia
Gerard Nash G. Jun 2, 2013
I would say that eating at Jones is something of a ritual for my family, and I know that Jones has a special place in Los Angeles's heart. If you're looking for a place that really reflects the rich history of L.A.'s past, then this is the place. Inside the building, you have that really nice wooden interior, cozy lights, and even a jukebox you can use to make song selections. It's no wonder that the wait on this place is so long, which sadly is one of its downsides, but this is definitely a great place for family and friends. I love all the Italian cuisine and definitely recommend some of the pasta dishes if you're an Italian lover like me. There is also a bar nearby, with some friendly servers, if you want a few drinks or just want a friendly conversation. Definitely a place I would recommend to anyone looking for a good time.
Hipster Haven
Brittney S. Jan 19, 2013
In a city of lavish establishments, Jones offers a unique option for Hollywood hipsters to eat, play and stay. The small edgy venue is perfect for those looking to grab drinks with friends, romance their date, or just relax after work. This trendy and affordable Italian restaurant is known for its delicious food. Start off your meal with amazing bread and oil, try the homemade spaghetti and meatballs served hot in a cast iron pan, and if your looking to leave full: indulge in their famous apple pie. If your just in need of a good drink, take a seat in the dimly lit lounge or at the upbeat bar where you can expect to be surrounded by carefree people, classic rock music and stiff cocktails. Chat with friends all night, meet some cool entertainment industry peeps and have some fun at a Hollywood staple. The kitchen is open late, so when you’ve started dancing to the jukebox around 1 a.m., soak up all that Jack Daniels with a delicious flatbread pizza. My Suggestions? Keep your eyes peeled. Even though it’s a small laid-back venue, I’ve seen some high-profile celebrities here, including Christina Aguilera.
Solid Hollywood Restaurant
Danny M. Nov 29, 2012
I love eating at Jones. This Hollywood staple has great food, a real old school wood interior, and a jukebox that will keep you rocking in your seat. Make sure to make a reservation, otherwise you may be waiting at the bar for a while…which is still ok because the bar can get crowded and is an easy spot to chat people up. The food is solid…I particularly like the pastas and have always had a good experience. If you want a secluded spot at the bar, there are a few seats in the back right area of the bar…basically right behind the bartenders. If you can grab these seats it provides a nice perch that overlooks the entire place away from the rest of the crowd.
Great old school hang out
Jackie D. Nov 18, 2012
Jones is such a treasure. We celebrated one of my friend's birthday there and they were so accomodating! We were running really behind schedule, but they didn't pressure us at all. Once we got there, they took us right to our table and provided us with friendly and speedy service. We ordered pizzas, risotto and bruschetta. Everything was to die for! My favorite part of the meal, however, was the apple pie. It comes out sizzling hot in its own iron skillet and is oozing with caramel. Although it was intended for the birthday boy, I think I ate half of it (oops)! They're drinks are pretty solid, but definitely follow more traditional standards than the contemporary mixologist's rules.
Great for a Group Dinner
Brent L. Oct 5, 2012
Jones is a great spot! The food is terrific, and the booths are great for a small group. If you want a larger group, definitely check out the side room. I have been to many a larger group dinner in that second room – the acoustics are good enough that even though the room is tiled, you can very easily here most people at the table. Most but not all of the food is shareable should you want to share it. Their martinis are well done, and their beer on tap is decent enough. Parking is never the easiest in these parts, but there is valet on the side street just north of Santa Monica Boulevard, which makes that fairly easy too.
I can't Effing Hear You!
Stacy F. Oct 5, 2012
“Huh??” “What’d you say??” “Say again?” This is what you’ll be saying all night long at Jones. I don’t even remember the food or drinks because all I could concentrate on was the fact that it was so F’ing loud I couldn’t hear a thing. It’s packed, dark, annoying, douchey, and everything you may think is cool when you’re 22. If you’re into that, go for it, man. But I think I’ve been there twice in my life and I swear I’ll never go back. It’s kind of a huge bummer because it’s centrally located in WeHo and in walking distance from my house. Could be a great neighborhood joint. But no, not gonna do it.
Solid place
Sandy S. Oct 4, 2012
Jones Hollywood is one of those few solid places in LA where you know exactly what you are going to get everytime you come in. Its an excellent place to go as a group or if you are taking your date along as the ambiance is set up perfectly for a nice night out in LA. I would totally recommend the pizza as it is definitely worth it and I have fallen in love with the complimentary flat bread they they serve with olive oil. I was once out here to celebrate a friend's birthday and we ended up getting served the wrong dish but the manager was on the top of his game to handle the raucous birthday celebrating crowd by offering the first round of drinks on the house which was awesome! All in all its a pretty decent place with good drinks and definitely worth a visit.
Good Mood; No Fuss
Brian H. Sep 12, 2012
I worked across the street from Jones for a while so I became better acquainted with it during the day time for lunch. We were all big fans of the food. At night, the place is dark and usually crowded but I’ve never had a hard time getting a table. A booth is of course best though. Once I had to sit at a very tiny table that almost had me on the lap of the person next to me. The table also didn’t accommodate a large pizza, as well as drinks and any other plates we accumulated over the night, so well, but other than that instance, drinks are good, mood is chill. Not a bad place to meet up with people.
All Time Favorite
Paul F. Aug 23, 2012
I used to live around the corner so maybe I'm a little biased, but when I say Jones is one of my all time favorite spots in LA, I don't say that lightly. Walking in, on the right are tables and booths that are ideal for dates. The seating is always tight so there's forced intimacy if you want it. If you don't, then don't come here. Beyond the seats, there's a second room that's a little more open towards the back right. Up a few steps is the bar and more booth seating. There's almost always a decent gaggle of singles hanging out here and the bartenders are very friendly. The food here is incredibly good. I recommend the spaghetti and meatballs or any of their pizzas. Their penne arrabiata is no longer on the menu but they'll make it for you. Their bread is this toasted flat bread concoction that was made in heaven's ovens. Addicting - eat with caution so you don't fill up before dinner. Nothing else fancy about this place - great Italian food, great crowds mid 20s to mid 30s, and a chill vibe. Best seat in the house is actually the seats at the back of the bar facing the entrance. You're perched up and have a great view of the entire place.
Great for Groups
Sara G. Aug 10, 2012
Jones Hollywood is a crowd-pleaser. Not only that, but reservations are a breeze, and valet (if needed) is no-fuss. If you're going on a date here, I'd recommend one of the smaller booths right next to the bar. If you're going with a larger group, their side room is pretty intimate. I've been with groups of up to 15, and it's always been great. The food is good - especially the pizza. The drinks are consistent. The crowd is more diverse than you'd expect. It's generally 20somethings, but it's also often a spot for east and west-siders to unite. Formosa is also conveniently directly across the street - so I find that the two crowds pass back and forth to both locations. If Jones is too crowded and you aren't feeling Formosa, Bar Lubitsch and The Surly Goat are right down the street.
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