Weekend brunch is serious business. I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent carefully curating my list of best brunch places, but I am happy to report that The Guild in West Hollywood is now on the list. The Guild is on the smaller side and is fairly new, but their size and infancy don’t affect their high quality food and service…
The Guild’s menu is a combination of brunch favorites like Benedicts, steak hash, and various dishes topped with very picturesque fried eggs, but they also have more refined options as well, like carpaccio, charcuterie, and burrata.
For my first item, I opted for the Black Mission Figs, a lovely dish featuring freshly sliced prosciutto, pristine figs, arugula, whipped ricotta, and a balsamic drizzle. This item was a lovely amalgam of flavors – my most favorite being the luscious fattiness of the prosciutto contrasted with the fruit-forward and flavorful figs.
Next came the Tuna Carpaccio with radish, olives, capers, more arugula, and a soy gelée. You wouldn’t think carpaccio would be a sought out item for brunch, but I’m glad The Guild had it on their menu. It was clear the tuna was very high quality, and I really enjoyed how the restaurant was not afraid of incorporating arugula into their dishes.
I went a little wild with the main dishes because I simply could not decide between the lovely mix of items on the menu. I ended up going with the Green Eggs & Ham, Duck Confit Chilaquiles and Hanger Steak Skillet.
The Green Eggs & Ham was a fun dish that featured even more prosciutto (could this be The Guild’s favorite ingredient?), spinach, Chimichurri sauce, and poached eggs. A regular order comes with ciabatta, but the bread is easily omitted to make the dish gluten free. The chilaquiles were a solid menu item enhanced by the rich flavor of the duck confit, zesty salsa verde, and blue corn chips. The skillet featured a generous portion of medium rare hanger steak surrounded by potatoes, bell peppers, and topped with two fried eggs.
If you find yourself on the hunt for a new brunch spot in West Hollywood, The Guild is worth a visit. While many of their menu items contain gluten, they are willing and able to modify almost anything, if possible, to cater to dietary needs.