Beso
Beso

Beso

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://besohollywood.com/
  • Phone: 3234677991
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
    Closed Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Steakhouse, 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Beso reviews from OpenTable diners
247 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (168)special occasion (145)hot spot (72)vibrant bar scene (66)fit for foodies (62)good for groups (56)late-night find (54)notable wine list (54)neighborhood gem (29)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Been there done that.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I had been to Beso before but only for drinks and loved the decor. My mom was visiting and I wanted to give her the whole "Hollywood experience" and I thought Beso would be the perfect place for dinner. The service was great; we were early for our reservation and they sat us right away. Two thumbs up! The drinks were fantastic! The food was just OK. To me, Beso is pretty basic Mexican food. The menu is appealing but the food did not deliver. We ordered the guacamole and the chips were stale and the guacamole did not taste fresh. The fish we ordered was delicious and highly recommended by the waitress but otherwise nothing was very noteworthy about the food. I would recommend to anyone who wants drinks and maybe appetizers.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is the second time at Beso. The place is just spectacular. The food is some of the best anywhere. The staff are very friendly and available whenever needed without being intrusive. Will definately make this a place on my return list.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great. great, great
    sherry
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food, great ambiance, great service. This restaurant is beautiful but very dark. We sat in a booth on the 2nd floor with a little more light but was still cozy. The wait staff were well informed, efficient and pleasant to deal with. I will return many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Un beso para Beso
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I loved this place. As soon as you walk in, the restaurant makes an impression. The food is fantastic - from the appetizers to the entrees. I didn't try the desserts but they looked/sounded amazing, as well. The drinks were also phenomenal. The only issue I had with this place was the separate lounge area upstairs - we were seated pretty close to it and it was LOUD! There was a party of some sort and while the music was great, it was overwhelming at times. It would be nice if there was a partition or perhaps it was situated further away from the diners.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland, bland, bland
    JeremyVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The restaurant needs to change three things to survive: 1. The lighting I guess it could be considered romantic, but it was several minutes before our eyes could adjust. It is just too dark. 2. The greet at the door The first question is whether we have some sort of coupon thing from one of those flash sale sites -- I wouldn't want to be one of those guests 3. The chef We had four small plates and the only one with any sort of real flavor was the chorizo and shrimp flatbread and that was just ok. We asked for salt and that made the guacamole better, but seriously, it's like someone raided the kitchen and stole all the salt and spices. Everything was just plain bland. On a good note, the service was incredibly fast.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Evening at theatre
    Lot2luv
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Perfect spot for meal before performance at Pantages. Ambiance, great tasting salad, tacos, salmon, margaritas and special coffee with real cream to top it all off. Service was impeccable. Would definitely recommend this hotspot and look forward to going back soon:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    katawumpas
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This was my second visit to Beso and it was much, much better. We chose better food items and our service was excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    loved the food. the setting was awesoMe. the food was to die and coMe back for good. loved the linguini and the strawberry (virgin) Marguerita was fab.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great ambiance
    yumyum
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great ambiance, good food and great drinks. Reservations through open table is very convenient. Monday nights are surprisingly somewhat busy there so nice change for a Monday
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely ambience
    pass
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Love, Love, LOVE the way this restaurant is designed! Beautiful and dark inside with candles flickering throughout.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • will not go back
    diva21
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Will not go back we were sitted on a table right in the middle where everyone was walking by constantly getting bump by waiter or people walking by
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointed
    love2dine
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were celebrating my friend's husband's birthday; we started at Greek Theatre & we were very excited to end it with dinner at Beso. Our res. was at 10:45pm; The restaurant called the day before to confirm, I explain we were coming from GT & may be a few minutes late . .I was told "no problem, I'll note under your reservations". It was 10:45pm when we got to Beso and could not find parking . I called & said "I have res. for 10:45pm but" B4 I could finish my phrase I was rudely cut off with "sorry kitchen is closed" & hang up on me . .I called back & tried to explained I had let them know I would be a bit late . .again rudely cut off with "sorry, I said kitchen is close!!" & "she" hang up again. BDay person upset & went home W/ no dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • SWEET KISS
    dukeofpadre
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    this place is very romantic and our waiter for was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glamorous and romantic ambience
    NBgal
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This restaurant is glamorous and romantic. The food was quite good and reasonably priced, considering the setting. The service was really good too. It's a great spot for a romantic date. We really enjoyed dining here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Msdj1957
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great place to go for an anniversary, birthday or valentines day. I would not recommend bringing kids. I would say it is mainly for couples, or a few close friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Pleasant Experience
    Herb
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    After acclimating to the low lighting, we enjoyed all the dishes that we ordered. The serving staff was attentive without being pushy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Undetermined
    katawumpas
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I expected better. Something is lacking, but I can't put my finger on it. It might be the dark room and all those candles and glass. No sure. Food and service fine, but not as good as it could be. Lobster quesadilla needs to be revisited.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Edlim
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    excellent. I am pleasantly surprised. I have been there in the past but this experience is better. I like the tuna tartar and chicken adobo tacos. The shrimp mojo de ajo is spectacular. I will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • perfect!
    JRiki
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The ambiance was perfect. Absolutely loved this place and will be attending much more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant
    maiara
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My boyfriend and I bought a coupon in groupon website and went there. We made a reservation quite late and went there earlier there, the front desk guy was nice, got us a table right away, so we dis not have to wait for the time of our reservation. The food was very good! I really liked it! I did not enjoy the margarita, because it was too strong for me (maybe not for anyone else), but the waitress saw that and she took it off the check! We really liked the restaurante, i would totally reccomend it and i would go back there of i had a chance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    rosalj
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The Food Was Delicious And Fresh. The Ambiance Was Nice and Romantic
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should be better!
    LeoluxukVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Julian at the front desk was phenomenal… he knows people by first names, made us feel very comfortable and started the evening off perfectly. The food was luke warm, not very testy and despite the restaurant not being super busy.. we waited 10 mins for a second drink after our first round had been drank. Probably won’t go back.. just not as good as so many other places in town.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The inside was really nice. When I arrived the place was super quiet, I didn't even want to talk. The food was good but I have tasted better food for the same price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • elainejVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Prices very high for food that was mediocre at best. Lamb Chops very tough and even with a steak knife, difficult to cut. Salmon was raw in the middle and served alone with only a few leaves of garnish. This was at $28.00. They have to get their act together for us to return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I wouldn't return. We came to celebrate our engagement and they hardly paid any attention to us all night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time
    Richardreview
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We had a great time at Beso. We were dining prior to a show. The service was quick and food excellent. Definitely will go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst dining in LA
    DenversbestVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was horrible! Ketchup in my ceviche!!!! No seasoning on anything, tons I mean tons of corn chips to overwhelm every dish. The server was sweet and tried hard but this place needs to be revamped from every aspect
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The restaurant has good atmosphere, every one are kind and pleasant and very friendly, food are good and I will recommend to everyone I know.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lighting
    HalpVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This is a very dark restaurant. Bring a flashlight to see the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice place
    nealVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    we had 4 small plates. food was great and we were full at the end
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, terrible service
    delicacy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It was my friend's birthday and since neither of us has ever been to Beso, I thought this would be a great place to take my friend for his birthday dinner. I made a reservation through OpenTable where I specified in the comments that it is my friend's birthday, so if they had a dessert they could bring out in the end for him that would be great. At the restaurant, the hostess acknowledged my comment and said, "Happy birthday." However, if this was a surprise birthday, the surprise would have been ruined. The server was terrible; He was very unfriendly and did not check on us once to see how the food was, which as I mentioned in the title was actually great. In the end, he brought out the dessert menus for us, so no birthday dessert!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very nice place indeed...
    CulasaVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Beautiful restaurant, affordable delicious food, ample portions, and efficient service. The only issue I have is the lighting -- much too dark for me.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Noisey!
    Bachi
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Not romantic, very noisey, service was poor, food was good though. Probably a place for a younger crowd. will probably not go back, been here done that.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This place is trying too hard to be trendy. The restaurant is kept so dark that it is impossible to read the menu. I was constantly being bumped by staff and customers because they couldn't see where they were going. My mother ordered the tacos because she had heard of the Latin influence. They were served on flat bread and flavorless. They had no tortillas ore decent salsa to spice up the dish. The lamb that I ordered was delicious. The filets were mediocre. Even though they had just updated the menu, they were out of my first 2 choices of wine. How hard is it to keep updated? With so many great restaurants in town, why waste time and money here?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BESO FOOD - BOO
    SHUTTERS
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    SUCH A BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED RESTAURANT WITH GREAT LIVELY AMBIENCE, HOWEVER THE FOOD DOES NOT LIVE UP TO THE ANTICIPATION OR HYPE OF OWNERSHIP OR CHEF. BETTER SEASONED FOOD ON A FOOD TRUCK. LOOKING FOR A MORE AUTHENTIC LATIN MENU. BLAND TASTING. I NEVER USE SALT OR HOT SAUCE AND EVERY DISH NEEDED SOMETHING. THE DRINKS WERE GREAT, MUSIC WAS HYPE, STAFF WAS GREAT, VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE FOOD. BEEN THERE TWO TIMES...I'LL EAT BEFORE I GO BACK ON A 3RD VISIT
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • NewhalresidentVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Atmosphere was nice, Food was great, drinks were also very good but the Wine list was VERY EXPENSIVE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprised
    alex24
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I liked the ambience but for the price and location I was surprised that my steak stood under a heat lamp while they made my dates food. In addition the 'fattoush' also stood under the heat lamp, so I ended up getting soggy tortilla chips and hot slices of tomato. Maybe it was the fact that we had a "groupon"" because they asked us when we entered and based on my prior experience where we dined as regular patrons, the service and food was night and day.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 24th wedding anniversary
    Gabbyngabe4
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had a great time. I has a spa tequila really good with 2 I was done , we'll one but I had 2. Ate the jumbo shrimp linguine with white wine sauce delicious , gabe had salmon w mash potatoes he loved it with his jack n coke.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Romantic
    AKfromLA
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great dim lighting, cool vibe. Romantic, and it feels like a celebrity could walk in at any time. The VIP lounge very chic.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great customer service
    Improvement
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Out waitress was great. She was always asking if we were doing okay or needed anything. The food was fantastic. The service over all was awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.