Bar and Kitchen
Bar and Kitchen

Bar and Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barandkitchenla.com/
  • Phone: 2137843048x
  • Hours of Operation:
    lunch: Mon - Fri 11:30am - 4pm
    dinner: Mon-Thurs 4pm-10pm (last dinner reservation accepted at 9:30)
    Friday 4 pm - 11pm (last dinner reservation accepted at 10:30)
    Saturday: 5 pm - 11 pm (last dinner reservation accepted at 10:30)
    Sunday: 5pm - 10 (last dinner reservation at 9:30)
    BAR : Mon-Thurs open -10 pm
    Fri - Sat open til midnight
    Sun open til 11

    Happy Hour - mon - fri 4pm-7pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Vahan Tokmadjian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining section of the mezzanine floor overlooking the hotel lobby, with the ability to seat up to 25. The entire mezzanine is available for gatherings of up to 70 guests. We also offer a private dining room for groups of up to 10.
  • Private Party Contact: Jeremy Light 213-784-3048x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W 8th St
  • Public Transit: Bar | Kitchen is located in the Financial district. The Financial District is served by the Metro Rail Red Line and Blue Line, with the 7th St/Metro Center (LACMTA station) as the primary station.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Parking garage is located directly South of the restaurant but is not affiliated with the hotel or Bar | Kitchen.
A word from Bar and Kitchen
Bar and Kitchen is a New-American restaurant focused on farm-fresh local Californian cuisine. Matched to this, Bar and Kitchen's beverages focus on wines from small producers, beers from craft brewers, and classically inspired cocktails.

We are located inside the O Hotel
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Bar and Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)fit for foodies (9)romantic (8)late-night find (7)good for groups (5)great for lunch (4)special occasion (4)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Average.
    PhillyRichVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I guess I was expecting a more interesting menu at this stylish restaurant. The place has a nice vibe and decor but the food was average and the menu somewhat limited. I'd go back for a drink and appetizer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly Service
    ChiefFoodOfficerVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Food was enjoyable, especially the shrimp and grits. But the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding service. Food was ok.
    EBean
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The service at the restaurant was incredible. Our server was very attentive and nice. Our drinks were delicious. However the food was just ok. We tried the Dine LA menu and neither of us were blown away by the flavor. I had the duck breast and it was tough to chew although duck breast is hard to get right. My guest had the lamb chops and we both felt that the plate just didn't come together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Service, menu and food were all acceptable, but nothing to write home about. I do not think that the restaurant was worth the price.
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  • cute
    jjfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    excellent food with good service. ambience is ok. nice bar area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • savory food and romantic ambiance
    xoxopri
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Love the food here! We had a double date here for our friend's bday and had a fabulous time! The service was impeccable and the food is to die for. You can feel the romance in the air the moment you step into this restaurant ; ) I also came on a separate occasion for a friends bday which consisted of a party of 12. They seated us upstairs in the private dining room and IT WAS AWESOME! Such a cute cozy room, you would never guess it was there! They served us fantastic food, all family style which was perfect. We ordered bottles of wine and had such a lovely time! I look forward to dining there again, will definitely recommend to others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 220 reviews are from the Bar and Kitchen reviews archive.
  • A great birthday spot
    I8here
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I really like this downtown find. The food is really great. The shrimp and grits, macaroni and cheese and drinks are delicious. My friend ordered the quail. It was teeny tiny and to me not worth the price. The waitress was sweet, but because the place was busy, I believe a bit overwhelmed and forgot a couple of orders during the dinner. Other than that everything was great and I will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet, funky, mid week eating
    hsquared
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Came for a tuesday night latish dinner on the recommendation of a chef friend from Orange County. Restaurant was quiet so we had a pick of tables which mean the two of us buddied up on the one side of a four man table- better for sharing! Good cocktails. However we were a bit surprised when our food came out while we were still drinking them! In the UK a cocktail would normally be a pre-dinner thing and then we'd have ordered wine to go with our food. We should have made it clearer what we were expecting. Lovely, unusual flavours in both our meals. Fantasticly garlicky greens with the quail. Excellent puddings. Attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • For Everyone
    Comfortableinaktchen
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The food at Bar and Kitchen would have to please almost anyone. Great mac'n cheese. Beet salad had some of the best beets I have ever eaten. The waiters were flexible, attendant and in the background.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem...
    foodie05
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Small, dark restaurant; cool bar area; good food; menu changed every 3 months. amazing pairing of seasonings for sides and main entre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Right on the money..
    Coachk
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Bar and kitchen has a very New York vibe in a town with wayyy too much smoke and mirrors (quite literally). High open ceilings make for a relaxing vibe for one to enjoy their meal. Delicious meal items such a pork belly tacos and shrimp & grits left ya very satisfied. I hope to return if I an ever in town again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but undiscovered
    Booked2DineVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Undiscovered...at least at lunchtime on a Monday. Between 11:30 and 12:30 only two tables were occupied. This restaurant is in the O Hotel. The food was very good, especially the Mac & Cheese. Very, very cold Icelandic beer.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly fantastic, one dud
    LAChingona
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I love this place because it's kind of off the beaten path and you kind of have to know it's there to know about it. It's intimate, but not overly so. Our service was out of this world good. Most of the menu is fantastic. The Brussels Sprouts were delicious, as was my dining partner's hash. But the asparagus soup was dreadfully bland. The eggplant "caviar" was not what I was expecting (it was more of a steak-alternative tartar), and not nearly salty enough to be called caviar. That said, the bread that starts the meal is to die for, and the salt and peppered butter is a great nuance.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, not great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Sampled several dishes there recently with some friends, and while none of the dishes were bad, only a few were great. On the app side, the fried shrimp were perfectly cooked, fresh and crunchy - I could eat a bucket of those! The warm feta with toast was nice, the pork rinds tasted klike pork rinds (nothing special), and the pork belly tacos were pronounced excellent. The cuttlefish was good - I loved the vinegary beluga lentil salad under it. Though the overall dish of chicken confit was tasty (the Brussels sprout and potato hash was excellent), but the chicken itself was dry. Service was friendly and good, but could have been more attentive, as the place was not that busy.
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  • bar and kitchen
    Lovefood
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great experience! Service was amazing! They were very attentive and gave great suggestions for drinks. Food was good too! The burger and truffle tater tots and the mussel small plate so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The food was great, our server was attentive but not annoying, and everything was fairly priced. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    meeshy
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    My friend and I happened along Bar and Kitchen before a friend's vodka bar party downtown and we are glad we did! I had the brussel sprouts which were soooo good and erased the memories of my mother's boiled little cabbages completely. I also had the bacon encrusted mac n cheese which was so bad and yet so good. Not a light meal by any means, but delicious! Also, the waitstaff was laid back and yet attentive. Perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inconsistent
    Doug
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I had a great experience here the first night. Good cocktails, great apps, nice service and friendly vibe to the whole evening. Based on that - why go somewhere else? So we didn't. We came back the next night and experienced the exact opposite. Ironically, it was mostly the same people. The hostess turned curt and unhelpful. The waiter was inattentive. The food was medicore. The manager was still nice and remembered us, but she seemed to miss the fact that we left as soon as we could because our experience was not worth continuing. Sad, because I am here two more days and I don't mind sticking with what I like.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We dined early on a Sunday
    RamblinRose
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We dined early on a Sunday so it was quiet, probably not always the case. Ambience is casual. We had fast and friendly service. Loved the mac and cheese. Some of the other dishes, like the burger and the jidori chicken, were good, but a little heavy on the salt. Overall, an enjoyable dinner.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and Relaxing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    I like to come to this restaurant for business lunches because the food is good and it is very laid back and not too noisy. Love their soups, which is hard to find in LA. Brussel Sprouts are also awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for happy hour/light dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    A very hip space in the lobby of the O Hotel. Delicious happy hour fare (pork belly tacos were a favorite). Dinner was good though nothing extraordinary - good burger, gnocchi and chicken.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A limited menu, but good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    A limited menu, but good food and even better service. It was a nice place to have dinner downtown before a show.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but too sweet
    UCLASteveVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Nice ambience with a fireplace and tables placed at a good distance for privacy. Interesting menu. Should have assumed that the Brussels sprouts with apples and walnuts would be sweet, but the BBQ sauce on the short ribs was excessive in both quantity and sweetness (maybe the "root beer braised" should have been a warning). The sauce on the seared ahi was unremarkable. If you want to avoid red meat, note that several typically nonmeat dishes (e.g. mac and cheese, cuttlefish) have sausage or bacon added, so the selection is more limited.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice bar menu, with some choices
    AdventurousOPVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Nice bar menu, with some choices that are slightly off the beaten path (sweetbreads appetizer and vegetable hash). We ate very early and therefore got a table in front of the fireplace, which was lovely.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I brought my mom here for
    thejunglefish
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I brought my mom here for Valentine's Day. The restaurant's prix fixe menu and drinks were superb and did not at all leave us hungry. Our servers were phenomenal and so attentive, and the live music was very charming. I would absolutely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good find
    Coop
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Never been before and planned a Valentine's Day lunch with my wife. B and K didn't disappoint. Great food and vibe. They only issue we had was very slow service. Other than that, I recommend this place for lunch or dinner that you want to take someone special too. Cool Mom's and Dad's will dig it too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great!!!
    katkat
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I heard their food is usually little bit salty but I asked make it less salty when I ordered. Everything was really good except service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent. The
    LloydVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    The food was excellent. The rainbow trout was cooked to perfection and the Mac 'N Cheese was the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Their DineLA menu items did
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Their DineLA menu items did not showcase the amazing food they offer. Was not impressed with dinner. But the service and accommodations for my party size was great.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food!
    Kris
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Went for the DineLA and the food was amazing. I really enjoyed the carrot salad. Great service, would definitely dine there again.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stumbled across this one...
    DaveBob
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Great spot in a wasteland area of downtown LA (between north and south hotel corridors). Food was inventive and very well presented - all guests were very pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice & cozy restaurant
    monkeyjo126
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Server was very sweet and attentive. Dinela food choices was delicious. Love their rainbow trout and bread pudding. The ambience was nice and cozy with dim light and beautiful fireplace.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great quick lunch
    froggy1
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    I just tried this restaurant during restaurant week and it was a great little treat. Crab and grits was very good for the main and the trout rillettes was a tasty starter. If you are looking for a special food-inspired lunch (not atmosphere or neighborhood scene) this is a great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great surprise!
    DRD66VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Actually stumbled across this place on OpenTable looking for something different downtown near my office. It was the best burger I've had in a very long time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Nice Little Place
    JayFagnanoVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Other plans fell through so wound up last minute taking my mother here for her 84th birthday dinner. Service couldn't have been nicer. Server informed us that she was the only one on the floor as they didn't expect to be that busy, but she didn't miss a beat. Food was solid - bone marrow, Jidori Chicken (extra crispy skin) on white beans and sunchokes, and Duck Breast all well prepared and tasty. This is a great little place downtown if you're looking for a nice quiet dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth a visit
    Mard
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Food was carefully prepared and interesting. Appetizers (mac-and-cheese and peppers-and-green beans) were very tasty. Entree prawns and grits with chorizo sauce was also good, but the chorizo tended to overpower the flavor of the dish. Good and reasonably priced wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great bar and decent kitchen
    MsHIpo
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    My friends and I went during a week night (Thursday) for a small group get-together. The decor of the restaurant was romantically modern located inside the entrance of the O Hotel. The price for the alcoholic drinks are very reasonable and delicious. We ordered a variety several dishes of everything from small plates (marinated & jarred mussels, roasted bone marrow, mac & cheese...) to big plates (root beer braised short ribs, jidori chicken confit, shrimp & grits...) and a few others that was in season. We all shared so that everybody gets a taste of what Bar & Kitchen had to offer. I enjoyed all the dishes especially the roasted bone marrow, mac & cheese (creamy with a nice little kick), and the shrimp & grits. Very delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    nomics
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Took a date on a sunday night and we had a great time. They had a nice little 2-piece band doing jazz versions of famous rock songs. The layout is a bit different - kind of open right at the lobby of the hotel, but it was really nice. We had the bone marrow, hamachi, and gnocchi - all were outstanding. The specialty cocktails were also very enjoyable. Also, the price was not unreasonable. Would definitely return and recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • interesting menu - every dish a hit
    kvdk0624
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    The flavors in the dishes here are well thought out and balanced. They are vibrant & deep but not overpowering. Portion sizes are spot on. I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so bad!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    I was pleasantly surprised with the food here. We ended up picking the shrimp and grits, duck breast and we started with some brussels sprout dish. The brussels sprout dish was a bit sour so we weren't really happy with it. However the duck and shrimp were pretty awesome. The bread was good for the grits. I really enjoyed the interior of the place. The high ceilings and lighting was set just right for me. It's not too moody either. Recommended for just a dinner with a significant other or a group of friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.