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  • Address:
    8360 Melrose Avenue #101
    Los Angeles, CA 90069
    West Hollywood
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $50 and over

ink. Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mvink.com
  • Phone: (323) 651-5866
  • Hours of Operation: ink. seats for dinner daily 6pm-11pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Michael Voltaggio
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Full buy out only. Please contact us for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: info@mvink.com (323) 651-5866

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kings Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is located next to the restaurant on Kings Rd. for $7
A word from ink.
ink. is chef michael voltaggio’s first signature restaurant. alluding to the idea of permanence, ink. endeavors to create an indelible impression with flavor profiles that are inspired by the myriad of cultures that make up the city of los angeles. Thusly, he describes the food at ink. as “modern los angeles cuisine” and aspires to create an experience that will repurpose the term “fine dining” for angelenos. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Great service, eclectic food. Short ribs and Halibut by far the best. Appetizers all pretty bland and average. Wine menu is very good. Compared to Gelina's or Son of a Gun, no comparison. Those restaurants have far better food with a similar style of restaurant. We won't go back only because the options elsewhere are better and the food better elsewhere. Our server was great however."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Overall-Very Good The most outstanding aspect of Ink was the incredible service. You could tell hospitality was an emphasis with the wait staff. I felt completely taken care of and there was an absolute attention to detail. I really commend Ink on achieving this level of care. The food was fantastic. The vodka cocktail was incredible. I had the fortune of trying the chewy beets, corn/chip dish, gnocchi and pork shoulder. The dish progression was well conceptualized. Probably the only item I didn't care for were the mushrooms in the gnocchi dish. However, I'm never a large fan of HTW mushrooms. My favorite dish by far was the corn/chip dish. Beautifully simple, but perfectly seasoned. Thank you for an incredible meal. -H"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I have been looking foward to eating at Michael Voltaggios restaurant and I was not disappointed. Every dish was on point, atmosphere fun and casual. Loved every minute."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Never had a dining expierencd quite like this the food was amazing!!! Looking forward to trying the rest of the menu"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This restaurant should be a financial gold mine. The tapas approach makes that you spend a lot of money in little time. The wines are expensive, probably around 10 times the bottle cost. But the food was always excellent and sometimes really surprising, making it worthwhile, at least for once."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "An exceptional experience. Highly creative cuisine." Energetic" is not the best way to describe noise level; "much too loud" would be better."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Spectacular dining experience. Attentive waitstaff, perfect food preparation, reasonable pricing. Dining was relaxed and never rushed. It's the perfect complement to InkSack sandwich place next door. I'd definitely come here often, with friends or family."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The staff were friendly and went out of their way to ensure I had a great gluten free experience. The kitchen timing was impeccable. The food was heavenly. The creativity in the dishes was extraordinary. Even something as simple as Oysters had added features that made them unforgettable. We shared 6 dishes and a dessert. All were delicious and I would eat every one of them again. Oysters - Amazing; Smoked Trout - smokiness amongst the insane flavors; Beef Tartare - I practically inhaled this dish, so tasty; Salt and Charcoal Potato - One of my favorites. Pacific Halibut - The fish was perfectly cooked. Pork Shoulder I could eat this dish every single day..... Michael Voltaggio deserves his Top Chef crown! Bravo"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We thought the food was fresh and innovative! The service was fantastic. Everyone was friendly in an understated way. A perfect way to spend an evening. The cocktails were delicious and my teenagers loved the homemade sodas. We can't wait to go back and taste the items on the menu that we did not order. Loved the lollipop kale and the amazing oysters!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the unique dishes. They were tasty and unusual with being over the top gimmicky. I hope to come back and try more."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "always find something new and delicious on the menu - we will keep coming back"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This is a place I have been dreaming about ever since I left! It was such an amazing dinner. I took my fiancé there for his birthday. Plan on spending a bit of money, but well worth it. Small plates which are meant to be shared are jam packed with flavor and presented beautifully. We ordered 6 different items and dessert as well as a few drinks!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We were not pleased with our food at all. Service was slow and the place was way too busy and noisy."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Ink FAR surpassed all of my high expectations and was the absolute best meal we had in Los Angeles. What a great experience."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "All of the small plates were perfect! We had the hamachi, corn, gnocchi, polenta, beef cheeks, and apple dessert. We ordered cocktails when we sat down, but wanted a bottle of wine for the dinner courses. The waitress finally came back during the third course while our cocktails were completely gone since the first course. We ordered the wine and sat while she struggled to open it as our third course got cold. The other service employees (good runners, water fillers) were speedy and nice."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We had a dinner for 5. The plates are relatively small, but we ordered enough and shared. In that way we had an opportunity to try more than a half of the menu. Some combinations were outstanding. Great atmosphere, modern environment."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food at Ink is amazing. I've been several times and never disappointed. Have taken foodies with me and there were all impressed. Get the smoked trout and the blackened potatoes for sure. It's not a quiet place, but the energy is great and the noise not obtrusive. Made for a great vibe. Wine list is decent."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The hamachi is also very special. In general, not cheap but a wonderful place to go share excellent food. The vibe is really cool as well."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great food with lots of creativity and interesting combinations, most that worked out very well but a few that didn't. You order to share for the table (if you like) and it enables you to taste about 5-8 dishes for two persons. Recommended if you want to try new taste combinations in a casual setting."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Second time around at ink for my wife and I. Once again - a great dining experience. They've upgraded the lighting, which is nice. I miss the chickpea fries with lambneck gravy, but I also appreciate the newer menu items."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Our server was very friendly and attentive, but the food did not live up to the hype, in my humble opinion. The food was either under- or over-seasoned. The pacing of the courses was great though."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "If you are looking for small but delicious dishes this is the place. You will not have room for desert and you should not try too"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food was flavorful. The manager was fantastic. Our waitress was barely seen (I got our own menus and water). The place is gloomy. The music is very loud. It was much more expensive than it should have been."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We went in our anniversary and had a good time. I loved the short ribs and my wife loved the branzino."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My friends and I really like food there. This is one of the best restaurant in LA to go for a diner. Amazing dishes , love it soooooo much. Thank you Ink for being so good!!!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We had been looking forward to dining at ink for a long time, and while the food was great. Was slightly annoyed that no one bothered to mention that the air conditioner was broken. I was extremely hot and sweaty throughout my meal. And no one offered any accommodation for the discomfort or an apology. And when I mention how comfortable I was, they had there's nothing we can do attitude. At the very least my husband's drink should have been complimentary."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "this place is amazing. everything we ordered was great. the mix of tastes was fantastic. banana under pork. a lot of fun. the decor is understated and has hard walls, which makes the noise bounce around a lot . . . making it louder, so if you want a quiet dinner, don't go here. the bar seems to move people in & out quickly, so if you want an amazing dinner, but don't have time, stop by the bar. seems to have the requisite mixologist, but didn't try them. we want to go back, but we'll need to save our pennies. it ain't cheap. definitely good for a really special occasion, where the noise won't interfere with the celebration. fantastic food!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Top toque creativity and flavor; rushed service and dubious hospitality."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was my second time dining here. Fun,Energetic with a hip feel and crowd. Excellent staff and servers who are very knowledgeable. Amazing cocktails! You will want to try everyone! the plates are perfect size to try 1-2 dishes from each part of menu and timed so as to allow to digest and choose next course and cocktail. Easy to find with valet available and fast drop off/ pickup with Uber or taxi. I highly recommend this place foe either a first date, friendly get together or celebration."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "everything ordered was delicious.... the hamachi, egg yolk gnocchi, octopus, corn, beef cheeks, and mountain yam (dessert). the egg yolk gnocchi was very unique and tasty. beef cheeks and octopus were super tender. and the hamachi was refreshing and the perfect prelude to a great meal."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We drove down from Ojai to celebrate my wifes birthday after reading it was rated number seven out of one hundred and one restaurants in Los Angeles. We are also fans of Top Chef. The food was phenomenal, and the octopus was the best my wife has ever eaten. I enjoyed the lamb belly and beef cheeks. Andrew the manager personally took care of us and the service was very attentive. We would definitely go back to try the Fried Chicken Oatmeal!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Was there with three friends and had a great time. The food was inventive but delicious and not overly complicated. Portions were perfect for sharing. Stand out the the night was the gnocchi. Try it and love it at first bite."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Beef cheaks were under seasoned. Oatmeal and Branzino were not great. Loved the deserts."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Went for my bday. Every dish we ordered was amazing. It is a must try!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We had one and only one night in LA, so stakes were high when choosing a place to dine - Ink did not disappoint! Beautiful presentation, creative dishes, good service."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the food although some of the portions seemed very small e.g. Yellow fish tuna with shaved asparagus. Service was excellent but it was very very noisy. Too noisy. My main criticism is of the valet parking. $7 and when we left, the stand was unattended. We waited at least 3 minutes and could easily have helped ourselves to car keys etc."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Ink is absolutely incredible. Every dish is prepared and presented like a piece of art. I love sitting at the chef's counter because you can watch them masterfully creating each dish like a segment on Top Chef. You can ask them questions to gain additional insight about the dishes they're preparing which adds to the fun. The menu items are all distinctly unique, nothing looks like you expect and everything has layers of flavors. Sample and share as many dishes as you can and make sure you try their apple dessert. The presentation and flavor is worth repeating."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The decor is a bit hard and could use some nice artwork. The music is a bit too loud. Who cares?! The food, served as small plates, was outstanding and the service very good. Unexpected combinations initially sounded odd and a bit off-putting. Go for it! Everything was excellent, beautifully plated and often, surprising. When eating the yellowfin tuna appetizer, I took a small bit of the raw tuna with the tonnato and pickle: incredible! I literally tasted 5 layers a flavor in that one bite! I was hooked. Each plate continued to please and surprise and I'm still thinking about the charcoal potatoes. I've eaten at Joel Robuchon's in Las Vegas and, for the money and experience, would go back to Ink first. Bravo, Michael Voltaggio!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Superlative cooking and presentation. Original, innovative and everything tasted great. I'll be back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My boyfriend & I went here for my 30th. INK is for the adventurous omnivore, with the time to enjoy course upon course of small plates. Embracing a new decade of life, I tried -among other things- the octopus with ink pasta & the lollipop kale with creme fraiche & pigs' ears(!). The risk returned on a foodie level. While on the more expensive side, the fresh flavors, creative ingredient pairings &delicious cocktails make it worth the indulgence. Probably slightly better for a double date so that you can split the bill without feeling too full by the end of the meal. I thought the restaurant's recommendation of 3 dishes per person was 1 dish too many, with some dishes richer than the menu led you to believe. You MUST order the shortrib!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014