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Beso
Beso

Beso Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://besohollywood.com/
  • Phone: (323) 467-7991
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
    Closed Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Latin American, International
  • Executive Chef: Angel Estrada
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of Ivar St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $10 per Vehicle Valet charge applies
A word from Beso
Eva Longoria and Celebrity chef Todd English bring a boldly creative culinary style to the west coast! Beso restaurant takes a Latin approach to classic Steakhouse cuisine, featuring an eclectic and contemporary dinner menu. The dining room features wrap-around booths and overstuffed chairs in front of an open kitchen with a white oak wood burning grill. Join us in our sexy lounge for light bites, and cocktails made from muddled fruit. Explore unique tequilas, sangria, and an extensive wine list. Finish the evening upstairs in the newly remodeled “Estate Room”, previously known as Kiss lounge, where you feel as though you are on an outside patio under the moon light and stars. The olive trees are lit by candle lanterns and the ultimate Hollywood A-list nightlife mingle.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Second visit even better than the 1st! Great choices for pre fixed menu great deals with groupon and living social. Would love to try brunch."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great food, as well as great and friendly service! Groupon was a big incentive! Not too many good restaurants within walking distance of the Pantages. This is definitely one! We eat here before every play in our season ticket series and love it every time!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Food was very bland and did not have any taste to it which is surprising for Mexican food. Eva's guacamole had not spicy and no taste. The salmon was hard and only favor came was from the tartar sauce which I've never seen with Salmon before. The banana split was not tasty and needs to be rethought out."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "food didn't taste good at all! the steak? i had to ask for worcestershire sauce to taste! lobster quesadillas and tuna tartar were mediocre"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "It was quiet at the time we went. Made a 6:15 reservation and were seated the moment we walked in. A one- block walk to the Pantages. Had the taco small plate, which wasn't small at all. Husband had the ribs small plate; again not small; 5 good- sized ribs served over slightly spice coleslaw and black eyed peas. No cloying bbq sauce; just good smoked ribs. The tuna tartar taco was extremely HOT. Couldn't eat it so the waiter brought me another steak taco which was very nice. We were too full to eat dessert there, so the waiter packed us churros-to-go. Problem was when we got to the Pantages we couldn't take any outside food in. So we stood outside and ate 4 of the 5 and gave one to the ticket guy. The place is very pretty, I think."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We go here every time we go to the Pantages and enjoy ourselves. Crista was an excellent server. Actually, all of the staff were excellent."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I accidentally stumbled across this restaurant, as I was looking through Groupon listings. I am so glad that I decided to try it. It was our 23rd wedding anniversary. So we took the children, who are also foodies. Every appetizer and every entree was absolutely delicious. The cocktails were awesome, the atmosphere was wonderful and the service was fantastic. I love this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "First, there was a bum sleeping outside the doors of the restaurant. We had to step over him to reach the front door. We did not receive a pleasant greeting by the hostess. With this first impression, we chose not to stay and order a drink at the bar. We took a walk and returned 10-minutes before 6PM; however, the restaurant doors were locked. About five to six more couples arrived and they too were dismayed that the restaurant was closed. Finally, the doors were unlocked 5 minutes after 6PM. The hostess was not courteous. Instead of holding the door open and apologizing for opening late, she simply unlocked the door and closed it behind her. Why do that? The server, a red-headed woman, was awful. There's more but I'm out of characters."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Very fast service (almost too fast - we had 3 courses and were in and out in less than 1 hour....) and huge portions:). Beautiful wine rack."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Beso is an absolutely beautiful restaurant, but it's in a terrible neighborhood. The food was outstanding, but the service was a little slow. I received my entree about 5 minutes before my boyfriend got his. This is unacceptable. The server said it was coming from the other kitchen."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We went here for a special occasion - told the hostess and got a mediocre table. The place is extremely dark. Appetizers were ok, pizza def yummy but their signature dish the steak, average at best. Worst part - when the scallop dish came it smelled extremely fishy. It was so dark that you couldn't really see the food. Thx to our phones we discovered a bad undercooked and off scallop. Dishes were taken away and replaced with a tortilla soup - also not great due to raw onion. Also sent back. Our special guests was so turned off, she didn't eat anything at all. Very disappointing. Resto send us another round of drinks, although half of us didn't even drink. Nice try but didn't change the bad impression we already had. Too bad."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Walking in from the bright outdoors, I almost felt like I was in a cave when entering BESO. My eyes took a good 20 seconds or so to adjust, but when they did, they took in the gorgeous interior and dim romantic lighting that is BESO. Our waitress was quite attentive and informative, giving us suggestions on what to get and pair with wine. Everything from the small bites to the entrees to desert was amazing. Great place for groups or for that romantic dinner."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Portion was just enough. The fried banana sundae was to die for!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Quiet dim lit atmosphere inviting and warm. Enjoyed the amazing food, the best steak and pork chop I have ever tasted. Along with their signature Mac and cheese that was simply superb."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Where do I begin? Honestly, this was one of the worst dining experiences I had in some time. First of all, the staff's demeanor was that of working at mortuary. Almost everyone we encountered looked either somber, annoyed, or just plain surly. Secondly, we ordered the avocado guacamole halves, with chips and tortilla soup. The tortilla soup never came. The guacamole was good, but nothing to rave about. My girlfriend, who is Chinese makes better guacamole, not putting her down, she just makes better guacamole than Beso. Now, let me move on to the chips. The chips... the chips were stale! The server came back with new chips that were also stale. The entrees were decent, the sides not so good."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Beso after a play. It was nice but we had to wait since it opened at 6pm. The food was descent so was the service. The ribs were a little dry and I had asked for all for different tacos and got two chicken and no tuna Tatar."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was our first time the food and service was great it was some what dark we needed a pen light to read the menu, our drink was nothing special, the waiter suggested it, tasted very blah we will go back"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • " Great place for a relaxing evening and great dinner. Moderately priced, affordable. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "On website dining room was fully lit-decor was very nice&plush.Beautiful chandeliers-nice for nite out w/the ladies.We had 9p reserv.Restaurant was very dimly lit-Chandeliers barely noticeable& 1 sm candle@table(had trouble seeing menu)Our server seemed distracted-not attentive enough.By 9p they were out of tuna tartar.My friend ordered petit fillet-med/well request came out very well done&had a dry pepper rub.Meat was good but too dry.I got jidori chicken w/purple potatoes.Chicken was juicy& tender-lil spicy.Potatoes a bit under cooked.Cocktails too strong. By 10p people were filing thru the dining area,headed to the club upstairs-that was lil annoying.Overall the experience was ok&prices were reasonable,but I doubt I'll be returning."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Well first id say don't ask for a booth cause they will seat u in the back behind a wall an u won't even get to enjoy the design of the place worst seat in the place. Second there menu is so small there really isn't much to choose from .I had the skirt steak that was actually good. My boyfriend had the wood smoked Salmon which was bland an didn't taste like anything let alone wood smoked don't get the Mac an cheese .The queso fresco fries are a joke , All in all I wouldn't go to beso again its extremely over priced for the quality of food .The only thing special about this place is the design an interior i don't know about you but I don't go to dinner pay $200 just cause the place Is pretty to look at it needs to be a combination of both."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Very good food and friendly service from the staff. Menu is consistently good and enjoyable. Nice for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant. Our party of four each had something different and each meal was deliciously prepared. It's a little dark so you may need a cell phone light to view the menu."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "A dimly lit gorgeous restaurant with excellent service and very good food. I think the prices are reasonable for the upscale ambiance and overall vibe. We split the rack of lamb and it was a large portion- 4 thick chops- perfectly done."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I've had the pleasure of dining at Beso In Las Vegas quite a few times, but the interior beauty of the Hollywood location is unmatched! The food is delectable and consistent in quality from one location to the next."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "After seeing all the negative Yelp reviews, I was hesitant to try this restaurant, however, my experience was positive. Valet parking was $10 and efficient...the parking rates for nearby structures were the same price. The hostess greeted us and asked if we were dining with any coupons. I had a groupon and mentioned to her that it was on my reservation comments. The 2 of us were seated promptly in a booth large enough for six people. The place is dark, but the ambiance was nice. The music playing overhead added to this chic environment. Our server was helpful in suggesting cocktails and food. We enjoyed our meal and the noise level in the restaurant was low enough that we could carry on a conversation."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was delicious and great value. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful with suggestions. Specialty drink very good. Overall a wonderful experience, loved the decor!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Not accommodating to customers. "No substitutions". Upcharge for a different sauce. Not classy for a restaurant this expensive."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I'm glad I had a groupon and didn't have to pay full price. The menu is small, the food was bland, expensive and the ambiance was very uncomfortable. The only good thing was the service, the waiters were very attentive"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "food is excellent, quite pricey but it's worth it. i would definitely take my kids there again. it's too dark need just a little more lighting"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "What an excellent dining experience. Everything is up to Hollywood standard. A great place to have a good meal before going out for a play. Centrally located to the pantages."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "If you're a loud person, you'll definitely be heard here. The environment is so quiet and the lighting is dim. I came here with my girls for a girls night out. We ordered some drinks and a little bit of everything on the menu. We all can definitely say that we were definitely impressed with the food selection. We ordered items pretty much off every category. We had asked our waitress for suggestions on what to order, she said everything is pretty good. I concur! Our waitress was on top of things."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "My husband had bought a groupon for 4 so we decided to take our daughter and son-in-law. We had been there before but they had not. They absolutely loved the food. We started out with the 2 steak and 2 tuna tacos. Then moved on to the ribs. Both appetizers were amazing. We all had different entrees . . . rib-eye, skirt steak, salmon and rack of lamb. Each dish was prepared to perfection. We also ordered some sides: mac/cheese, asparagus and brocolli. The only disappointment were the desserts that were just ok . . banana split and the chocolate flan. Next time we will order the churros. The service was great and the place was quiet so we could actually hear each other talk. Definitely a lovely dinner and we'll be back."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Service was the best of all, food was also great but the menu a little bit short. Great cocktail menu."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Beso was a nice spot especially for the area it is in. It was very dark and quiet inside - nice ambience, but wouldn't recommend to families with kids. Menu was pricey for the group I went with (college-aged kids), but we did have a Groupon which was awesome. We all split some apps and small plates, and were happily full upon leaving. The guacamole was spectacular, however my chicken enchilada was only so-so. Others in my party were more pleased with their dishes. I would recommend to anyone in the area if they can use the Groupon because that definitely made the pricing more reasonable!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I enjoyed every moment from the time i walked in, till the time I left. Our Waitress was incredible and very helpful."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We booked a reservation for 4 at Beso for a pre-concert celebration dinner. Our reservation was at 6:15 and the restaurant was far from full when we arrived. The cocktails we ordered were okay but they did not have cocktail onions ??? My dirty martini arrived at the table warm, which was disappointing. The salads and lamb chops were tasty and well cooked, however when we asked for steak knives we were told they were out, which seemed very strange for a restaurant that serves steak and chops??? Overall our experience was a little disappointing, but passable. Don't know if we would dine there again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This was a great dinner place. The food was great, service good and the place was beautiful!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Perfect restaurant for a romantic night out. Food was fantastic -- the scallops couldn't have been better. Love the atmosphere -- very comfortable and energetic. We'll be returning soon!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great service, delicious food. I would definitely recommend it to friends and family. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I went mid week, and I was somewhat skeptical going in, some reviews were not so flattering. But, I was pleasantly surprised. The food was amazing, I had the Rack of Lamb, which cooked perfectly to my own liking. Others in my group had the Scallops (very good as well), Shrimp linguine, and the chicken enchiladas. And everyone said their own dish was very good. I'll try it again, I am tempted to try the 36 oz porterhouse, yummm...Btw, service was awesome...though I didnt care for the valet attendant outside..."
    Dined on 6/4/2014