LEADING CHEFS AROUND THE COUNTRY AGREE: CHEF BEN COHN OF WESTSIDE TAVERN NAMED TO BEST CHEFS AMERICA
A native of Maplewood, New Jersey, Benjamin Cohn, graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Art History. After graduating, Ben moved west and decided to settle in the culinary hotspot of San Francisco, California. Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio was Ben’s first exposure to California cuisine and the bounty of the Bay Area. From there, Ben worked with Traci des Jardins at Jardinière, where he cultivated a deep understanding of seasonality and developed relationships with artisanal purveyors of sustainable products. At Masa’s, Ben perfected his technical skills with French Laundry trained chef, Gregory Short, and had a natural eye for creating beautifully plated food. As Executive Chef of Spruce, Ben led the restaurant to their first Michelin Star, in addition to accolades from Wine Spectator, The San Francisco Chronicle and Esquire. After more than a decade Ben left the Bay Area in 2011, to move to Santa Monica, California with his wife and their daughter to be closer to her family and assume the Executive Chef position at Westside Tavern in West Los Angeles.
At Westside Tavern Ben has cultivated a community restaurant and focused his kitchen on local, seasonal, and sustainable cuisine. “Westside Tavern is a community restaurant and we owe it to the community to give back. Supporting local business, green initiatives, and crafting delicious food is our service standard.
Sunday - Thursday
11am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday
11am - 11pm
10850 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Parking is available in the Westside Pavillion Parking Structure Parking is complimentary for the first 3 hours, and with validation an additional 2 hours are added for $3 dollars.
General Manager: Kim Gile
Phone: (310) 470-1539