Acabar
Acabar

Acabar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.acabar-la.com/
  • Phone: 3238761400x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Sunday: closed
    Monday: closed
    Tuesday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
    Wednesday: 6:00pm - 1:00am
    Thursday: 6:00pm - 1:00am
    Friday: 6:00pm - 2:00am
    Saturday: 6:00pm - 2:00am


  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Mediterranean, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Octavio Becerra
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Special events for 12 - 120 people
  • Entertainment: Different entertainment every night

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sunset Blvd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Service Available at 6pm
A word from Acabar
Global Local menu featuring a variety of seafood, steak & vegan
plates with compelling flavors from around the world using local,
farm-fresh and organic ingredients.

The Bar Program by Julian Cox & Joshua Goldman which features historical craft cocktails adds to the chic, sexy bar / lounge scene.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Acabar reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (35)special occasion (33)romantic (31)good for groups (27)hot spot (23)vibrant bar scene (22)neighborhood gem (20)late-night find (14)notable wine list (12)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Appetizers were good but the drinks was not even worth the money. Will suggest for the good ambiance and a nite-out experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT DATE NIGHT
    MissSiu
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Found out one of our favorite deep house DJ's was going to be performing in the lounge, made a late night dinner reservation. Came in at 11pm, was sat down at a beautiful/romantic corner table... the food was DELICIOUS and then we went straight to the dance floor after. So much fun! Great ambiance - great food - great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Date With My Wife
    tatted537637143
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We decided Saturday afternoon that we wanted to go out. We searched a few restaurants for a last minute reservation. Acabar was available. We arrived on time - valet service was convenient. The moment we got there we were greeted by several hots and seated promptly. The table was a little small but it worked out. The reason I say that is basically the menu is for small plates so you need to order 4 or 5 small plates and maybe one larger plate for two people. There simply isn't enough room on the table for that many plates including your two plates and drinks. So they need to bring the plates in sequence which I would rather have everything at once and then chose what order I would like to eat. But the service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    try to get reservations in the lounge area!.. too hard to get a table by walking in. The dining area is seperate, although not bad, just now the same.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Love love acabar. I definitely plan to be a regular. The food is unique and delicious. The atmosphere is a talking point and very romantic. I would recommend this place for both late night drinks dinner and dessert. Amazing staff, amazing service, completely memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Evening
    LAfirsttimer
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Found on trip advisor and booked as it was very close to where we were staying. Had the most amazing meal, spectacular food! Our server was very attentive, new the menu well and help us chose the perfect meal. We also had a few cocktails and the bar tender made us an amazing strawberry, mint and cucumber one that was to die for!! I would recommend the restaurant to anyone wanting a special night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favs
    Foodies
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very nicely greeted by the hosts staff! My fav dishes: zucchini blossom, pork belly, lamb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attack of the usual
    Wenniway
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    It seems that every restaurant in LA right now is a small plate affair. Family style they tell you. Three plates per person should do it. And you can bet dollars to donuts that they will be hyping a cauliflower something, or a kale something. So if you do, please make sure it at least done well. Not here. This is a chef that seems as tired of these dishes as I am. Everything served was just south of interesting. In fact, it was downright dull, and even more so because the place is pretty beautiful. An example of atmosphere being tastier than the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super evening
    Axlereid
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Took a special someone there for dinner and had a wonderful evening. Ambience, food and service all top notch. A beautiful restaurant to set the right tone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's not your old Dar Magreb!
    Robin
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Acabar a neighborhood spot and we had been wanting to try it out but saved it for a special occasion, my husband's birthday, because we knew it would be pricey. It was…but worth every penny! The food was spectacular…meant for sharing and for 3 we ordered one large plate and five small ones and each was fantastic. The blistered peppers are not to be missed although we also adored the whole sea bass and the tuna sashimi. We had a neighborhood coupon so the cocktails were free (we only expected one to be free but they comp'd both). Our waiter was sweet, knowledgable and attentive, the manager came and welcomed us as did the owner…we couldn't have asked for more attention! As it was a birthday, they also comp'd dessert. A great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Setting and Yummy Food
    LoveNewPlaces
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We used to go to this place occasionally when it was the old Dharma Greb The new incarnation is infinitely better. The space is beautiful and quiet enough to have a great evening visiting with our guests. The small plates menu has a number of interesting and delicious options. One of our favorites was the can of sardines served with toast. It sounds simple but we found ourselves trying to duplicate it at home...without success!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Excellent food and service and nice atmosphere creates an exceptional, and probably unappreciated, dining experience. A surprising treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Gina
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great service from a friendly waiter with great recommendations
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and beautiful restaurant
    MAELAVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food is very good and the restaurant is beautiful. We went for dinner during the week and, although half of the tables were empty, the service was really slow.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing
    Hardtoplease
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    it is a beautiful space classic Moroccan. the food was amazing and our waiter was charming ,attentive and helpful in picking out the perfect dishes to try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a surprise!
    PlainjaneVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food was delightful - delicious and creatively prepared. The service attentive and the surroundings exquisite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Delicious food and great ambience!! Everything we ordered was full of flavor, loved all the appetizers and the whole fish was magnificent Had a few great drink too. They also have a great lounge area with music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gorgeous exotic and fun
    Toblerone
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is a little Moroccan palace that will transport you into wonderland! Great contemporary food and fabulous wine list. I can't describe how beautiful it is inside. And hip DJ music and dancing too! Must see.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique and worth the visit
    SerialdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I've been to Acabar a number of times now, and I have to say if you haven't been, you really should try it. The restaurant is a beautiful Moroccan palace transported the place directly from Marrakesh that really has to be seen to be appreciated. Simply excellent ambience. The menu has been evolving since they opened about a year ago, which is a good thing. They have exotic dishes, but are not limited to Moroccan. My favorites: Spanish sardines (do yourself a favor and try them), country crouton (with oven dried peaches), spicy prawns, prime rib-eye steak, and crispy sea bass. All delicious. Acabar is also known for it's mixology, so order a specialty drink (mint julep, zombie, or ask the bartender to design one for you).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food, beautiful venue
    CingtheWorld
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Acabar restaurant serves delicious food in a lovingly restored historic LA landmark restaurant. Celebrity sightings optional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Barbara
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food was amazing, service was amazing (great waiter and manager offering out of the way service), and the place is beautiful. Once you get over the fact that it does become a busy, packed lounge (given the fact that it is in the heart of hwood) there is nothing not to love about this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stunning, Small Plates, a Bit Saucy
    FoodandfunlvrVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Beautiful restoration of a Hollywood Moroccan themed landmark. Each small plate was terrific on it's own, but trying to make a meal without getting over-sauced and flavored is a challenge. The Halibut is a good choice with one or two small dishes. Plenty for two. The new small dessert menu needs some work. Bonbons and macarons are fun, but the yummy factor was low.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 56 reviews are from the Acabar reviews archive.
  • Fantastic Experience
    foodaholic13
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Great atmosphere, fantastic service, and exceptional food. Everything we ordered from appetizer to dessert was fantastic, but we especially liked the Crispy Whole Sea Bass. Had the perfect crust on the outside, light and flaky on the inside, with just the perfect amount of flavor in the peppercorn sauce. Our hats off to chef de cuisine, Kevin for creating such a masterpiece dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overrated
    ExplorerVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The waiter claimed that everything on the menu was amazing and that no one has ever left disappointed. Well, he was wrong. The food was very mediocre, and for the price you pay, totally not worth it! They had even run out of a specific menu item we had ordered. I'm typically a fan of high-end, trendy restaurants, but Acabar left me disappointed. I wouldn't go back for dinner again. I did like the ambiance though. If I were to go back, I'd solely go back for drinks at the bar/lounge.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exotic experience
    luvdatenites
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The Maître D' accommodated our wish to seat us at a more romantic table for our anniversary celebration. They have utilized the old Dar El Maghreb's basic decor and expanded on it, so it's pleasant Moroccan decor. Now it accommodates many more customers and seating is at regular table height. I enjoyed our corner seating on sofa with cushions. The food is middle eastern/Moroccan fusion, with good taste and presentation. Our favorite dishes were: Skewered spicy prawns, boneless chicken wings (with charred dates) and the macaroon sandwiches. Even though the noise level was high , we had a great time. We will go again and treat some special guests, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service, But a Nice Scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The service is quite slow and has a bit of an attitude, but this drinks are solid and the scene is pretty trendy. I would avoid for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were great.
    Pd1004
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Food and service were great. Portions are small so it's tapas style. I recommend one plate per person without sharing. We ordered the pork belly, prawns, artichoke salad, and the snapper. All were amazing. Great place to take friends visiting from out of town as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Acabar
    SerialdinerVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    I've been to Acabar several times now, and I have to say that this place never fails to impress. The décor is a beautiful moroccan palace, complete with an open air atrium in the middle bar area. It is probably one of the most beautiful restaurants in LA and has to be seen to be appreciated. The food is masterfully prepared and served in small bites so each plate can easily be shared by the whole table. Great for people who like to have a little bite of many dishes; no need to commit to any one item. I also noticed that many menu items have changed to accommodate what is best/fresh for the season. I was happy to see a more reasonably priced steak dish. Finally, the service is excellent with a very knowledgeable staff. Wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Food and drinks were horrible. Had the hanger steak, took 2 bites and spit it out. Couldn't wait to leave.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A real gem...
    ShantiVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I have been dining here since they opened last summer. FANTASTIC restaurant with amazing food and service. GM, Eric, stopped by our table and thanked us for ongoing business. Crispy sea bass (for two), charred boneless chicken wings and the skewered prawns are nothing short of amazing. Make your weekend reservations at least 1-2 weeks in advance. Keep up the good work- great food, great drinks and unique vibe!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Acabar is Excellent in Every Way
    sherpaVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    From food to service, top notch. We were sorry to see chef Becerra's Palate Food + Wine close. Thank goodness he is back. A truly outstanding service from end-to-end. Can't wait to go back. Special kudos to Amber, the superb hostess!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for groups or date nite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The moment you walk into Acabar you're transported to a sexy, exotic and suprisingly inviting place. I have been several times in the last couple of weeks - twice on a date and once with a group. Dining in the main dining room there is a great vibe, beautiful design and yummy plates - the Charred Octopus with chick peas, the Mushroom Dumplings and the Grilled Prawns are all delicious with interesting flavor combinations you can't quite put your finger on, but are enjoyable both at first bite and everlasting. If you're with a group or just want to have drinks, the open air center bar is a great place to start with a cocktail around the fire pit, before moving into the lounge for music and even a little dancing if you're so inclined.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • strange waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    it did bother me the way the waitress treated the bus boy. He was trying to be helpful and she was bossy and nasty towards him. Quite embatessing. In several ocasions when we asked about a dish the reply was the same; "oh, it is very popular". That to me doesn't show knowledge about the food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exotic Escape
    ItsJustLikeMyOpinionMan
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Wife and I dined here on an early sunday evening reservation. Impressive decor and ambiance. Very friendly service. Some delicious dishes (octopus, mushroom dumplings, mussels) and some good dishes. A reasonable set of choices for vegetarians, so makes this a respectable option for meat / vegetarian couples. The cocktails were creative and well balanced. Noise level was just right early to midway through our meal, but got a bit louder later on. But I'm becoming my dad, so take that into account. I'd come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go elsewhere
    unclemick
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Noisy, expensive, small plates that are just awful. Save your money.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very interesting ambince & service
    Lang
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    We love ambiance & service. It is not a place for have good choice for dinner but for a fun night and not care much for the food. Not much of food selection. One dishes has been served with the piece 3"x 7" of newspaper (for decor under the food). I have returned it and told them that Health Department will not like it. There is printed ink that full of lead. The manager has taken care of the problem promptly. Cheers!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a find!!
    bigD
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Amazing experience, Anthony our server was helpful and efficient. Oysters amazing, Bar was super cool. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    It was our first time there & we had a great booth & the ambiance was great. Our server promptly came over, took our drink order & told us the specials for the evening. Everything we had was delicious, was prepared wonderfully, and we would come back again. I do not eat dairy & there were plenty of options for me on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    David
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had a really nice time at Acabar. They did a wonderful job with the decor and ambience. The wait staff was attentive and soo kind. the food was great - and the drinks too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New favorite
    LA94VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Had the tuna tartare and the sea bass for two. Both were excellent! Beautiful decor and great service. One of the best new restaurants I have been to in a long time. Got there for a 6:30pm reservation on a Saturday night and scene was tranquil. By the time we left a little after 8pm kind of manic. Two thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.