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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
  • "BESO is an amazing place to hangout and have delicious Mexican fusion with an elegant ambiance......"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Enjoyed our dinner at Beso. Dimly lit but glamorous feel to this restaurant, right in the heart of Hollywood. Great experience.!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This restaurant epitomized the LA scene with an ambiance of candles, dim lights and the sights and sounds of a late night hotspot. The food was a fantastic blend of Spanish American infusion that pleased with each bite!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I took aafriend for their birthday, and I was so emabarassed. The waiter was rude, the Manager was no better and the food was not EDIBLE. I booked with open table noting her birthday, and they didnt acknowledge it. We will never eat here again. Waste of money... Will never recommend this resturant to anyone"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We ate that at 5:30 pm last Saturday, it took my eyes 3 minutes or so to adjust to the darkness. Dim lights are supposed to be romantic, but BESOS has taken it to an extreme. I don't like eating in a cave. Food is excellent service is great."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Service was slow. Food was okay. Advised beso it was a birthday celebration, which I document on their notes "to accommodate" the reason for the visit & no acknowledgement was given. Lastly their managers were using vulgar language around guest...TERRIBLE"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was a solid romantic meal for my wife and I to celebrate our most recent wedding anniversary. We're young so the vibe was nice for a romantic Friday night out, and the food was good. Service was strange in that it took too long to get seated with tons of open tables (some miscommunication between hostesses?) and took a bit for our waiter to come take our order, but we were in no rush so this is mainly just a heads-up. I don't think many people would expect expedient service in Hollywood at a place like this - slow and relaxed is nice sometimes! I can't scientifically refute the size of the rib-eye. Listed on menu as 26oz, but seemed much smaller than the 22oz rib-eyes I had cooked a week earlier myself. Delicious though."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Our waiter was very slow with service. Bus staff were efficient with keeping table clear and filling water. Glad we had extra time."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I WAS CONSIDERING ORDERING AN APPITIZER, BUT THOUGHT I WOULD GET BREAD. NO BREAD...."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Very impressed I was a first timer at beso great food and service I'm definitely going back thank you"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "As everyone knows, Hollywood blvd is icky, the actual restaurant is beautiful! I wasn't aware that making a reservation on opentable required requesting a decent table. We were sat right by the bright loud kitchen, I told the hostess to place us elsewhere and she made a big deal. She said that I should have requested a booth. I told her that that the worst table in the place was not acceptable, she asked to see if we could be moved. We were then sat elsewhere but throughout the night there was plenty of seating. The rest of the staff was AMAZING! The wait staff was courteous and attentive!!!! The food was yummy!!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "It was such a fun atmosphere and the food was delicious! I also enjoyed the yummy cocktails!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I took my gf here before seeing a play at the Pantages. I must say that I don't know where some of the negative reviews came from...the staff greeted us promptly and in a friendly tone when we entered...we waited at the bar for a few minutes (we were a tad early anyway) and the bed tender was great! When seated (try to get a booth), our waiter was fantastic and attentive. The food was...well...GREAT! Overall...would I return...AB-SO-LUTELY!. OH...word of caution / warning. I read that if you have tickets to see the play, the valet parking is free...that's not my experience as the valet staff knew nothing about it and I still ended up paying for the parking. Again, just a word of warning."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Although the ambience is very nice and the music was great, the cost and quality does not match. You can see the cooks and they look complelety disinterested in their work. Asked for bread and the waiter just never returned to the table. I wouldn't even return with a Groupon."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "What a wonderful experience dining at Beso was. Great food was had by the three of us. Wonderful ambience and wonderful service. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food is not good! Especially for the price! Nice ambience."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Our waitress did not seem like she enjoyed her job. She was a prelude to the rest of the evening. The prices were high for such poor food. I was surprised that the food seemed to be lacking any spice or Mexican flavors. We will not be going back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "valet manager was a big jerk - started me off on the wrong foot. waiter was ok, nice but not attentive. had to look for him three times. NOT worth it....at all."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The hostess was very rude and short . When we asked to change our table so we did not have to sit in front of the waiters station we were told in no uncertain terms it would not be possible. (we arrived when they opened at 6 PM, told them we were going to the theatre so we would only be there an hour or so.) The service was VERY slow and we had to keep asking for someone to find our waitress for us."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Service was horrible. The restaurant was empty, I don't wonder why. My party had to go to the bar for drinks since our server, the short French guy who doesn't smile, ignored us. This use to be a great place to celebrate with friends...now it's a dump. Save yourself the nightmare and stay away. Far better establishments in Hollywood."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • " Great place for a relaxing evening and great dinner. Moderately priced, affordable. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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