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Beso
Beso

Beso Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://besohollywood.com/
  • Email: info@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 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Had a great dinner before catching Book of Mormon, within walking distance of Pantages Theatre. Tasty Caesar Salad, cedar plank salmon and scallops - really liked the Veracruz corn side dish."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Sorry to say, the experience was disappointing at best. My daughter, granddaughter & I had reservations on 4/15. The restaurant was beautiful but that's the only positive thing I can say. The place was packed w/ one waiter. He was trying his best but many people were upset. Needless to say, service was very slow, we were finally servered at 8pm w/ 6:30 dinner reservations. The food was bland & tasteless and auite pricey. I don't mind paying if the food is worth it. Sorry, will never go back."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I'll give it one star because I loved the décor inside - compliments stop there. We were seated as per reservation but weren't visited until about 10 min later - there were only about 6 other tables. We were finally visited by our waitress who was absolutely unprofessional, no explanation of the menu, or recommendations. We decided on our meals quickly with no direction. About 20 minutes later she came by to tell us they normally give bread, but today they had none. Funny, I saw the runner bring out a whole cutting board of bread for more "important" clientele. NOT ONCE did our waitress come by to ask how the meal was, which tasted sub par at best, she was busy chatting with friends. After our groupon we owed 3.40 - we left 3.40. So upset"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The restaurant is beautifully done, the ambience is dim, romantic BUT the music ranged from different extremes of techno, OBVIOUSLY not reflecting the décor especially when dining at 7pm. That should be reserved for the LATE NIGHT bar scene. It was extremely difficult to talk to the person sitting next to you. Also, food is okay, bland and inconsistent in temperature. It was an experience, one that I don't believe I'd try again."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "This was my second time attending this establishment. The first time was amazing. The second time was very mediocre. There was no bread being served, and my appetizer was a little bit cold. Overall, the second fining experience was not as pleasant as the first time. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Not very impressed. Food was bland. Didn't stay for dinner."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "$10 for parking, it really is dark In here especially when coming in from outside. hostess are cute young girls in short dresses and seem completely bored with being here. Waiter was friendly. Things weren't broken but it just seemed a little aged. I used a Groupon, otherwise the prices would have been way to high. Food was good but not spectacular. I had mentioned that we were celebrating or anniversary when I made or reservation, but I guess they don't do anything special here.I probably wouldn't come back, but my wife said or kids might like eating in the dark."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Sorry to say we had average food and really poor service at Beso. Our wine didn't arrive for a good half hour, and when it was came was not properly chilled and the waiter had no apology for the delay. He didn't allow us to try the wine but instead just filled up everyone's glasses, reaching across our faces to do so. He seemed like a nice enough person but obviously hadn't received adequate training. We're not especially difficult to please but were hoping for a nice meal to celebrate a special occasion, and instead were left with a bad taste in our mouths."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Amazing experience! Luis was a server and he was beyond amazing! Great service, friendly and entertaining!! We will definitely come back!! Thank you Beso and Luis!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Was here with my sister for her birthday dinner on a Friday night. After trying a couple of cocktails, we opted to switch to the white sangria - a little sweet, but very tasty and served up in a very large wine glass filled to the brim. The food overall was very good - scallops, petit filet, mac & cheese, truffle fries, flatbread, and ceviche - all done very nicely. The service was excellent - friendly and attentive, no overbearing. The atmosphere can be summed up in one word - dark. We were sitting very close to another 2-person party, but I think the darkness and candle-centerpiece keeps parties feeling more separate."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I'm not really into fancy places that charge $$$ for the "name". Beso is really nothing like that! The prices aren't bad compared to other places similar and it was an amazing layout/vibe. Our waiter was really nice. I ordered the rack of lamb which was very good but I had asked for purple potatoes and got the fingerling type which I didn't care for but it didnt ruin my meal. The only thing that hurts the place is the location; Hollywood is a hassle and too ghetto for such a nice place. I will definitely recommend Beso and will return! NOTE: Online Beso looks bright but thats a bit of false advertising; be prepared for a DARKEST restaurants you have entered! Its shocking at first but doesnt take away anything from the experience."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Great place, good food but the service not so good at all. We were rushed through our meal as if they had a train to catch, although we asked them to slow a bit down, to give us some time between appetiser and entree. Thanks for the indigestion after the 3 course dinner in a hurried hour and a half!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Great food, distinct flavors, great service and lovely environment. We walked in for dinner at 930 and really enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I chose beso for its close proximity to the Pantanges theater. We hit traffic and only had time for appetizers before. We were told to sit in the bar for quicker service. We ordered drinks and flat bread pizza and soup they are all really good except we had to ask for spoons to eat the soup 3 times. We also asked for napkins and plates repeatedly and for them towards the end of our experience. It was expensive for what you got and the level of service."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I can't thank the staff at Beso enough for an amazingly romantic anniversary dinner. Kudos to Lissa, Stephanie and Jasmine for such a special evening. They sat us upstairs at a private booth away from the vibrant ambiance downstairs complete with heart shaped candles subtle lighting and made us feel beyond royalty. The service was impeccable as was the food it was nirvana and a memorable night that we will never forget. The whole Branzino which wasn't even on the menu was superb as was the Beignet Churro with Crème Fraiche and Caramel sauce lightly dusted in Cinnamon sugar crystals... Wow Thank you BESO"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We had the rack of lamb, recalling that we rarely had had such a generous portion prepared so well. Our drinks from the bar lasted through dinner, although the wine list was tempting in its variety. An enjoyable dinner was had by all."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Beso grabs you as soon as you enter the space - the ambiance and lay out let you know that you have made a pretty great choice. Couple that with the friendly service and dishes that get better from appetizer straight through to dessert and you'll add this among your list of favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Dining area was dark; I used iPhone flash to check the chairs before we sat. The server was amused by our action; I showed her the tufted chairs had crumbs/debris She pulled other chairs but they were all dirty; I used napkins to clean and ask for fresh napkins. Many diners were using flash to read menu. Flat bread was burnt(charred marks on both sides). I asked the server & manager to replace with edible one(without charred marks) but they couldn't accommodate. In fact, she said "this is how we serve it"; somehow they have this idea that bread should be eaten burned. I ended up explaining to her the harmful effects of carcinogen consumption & refused to eat it. Her attitude wasn't friendly at all. Ceviche was yummy, but chips were stale."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "It's really dark when you first walk into the restaurant but your eyes start to become adjusted to it. I bought a Groupon deal $30 for $60 worth of good which was worth it because entrees are about $30 or more. I ordered the rack of lamb which was delicious but they would not let me substitute my fingerling potatoes for mashed potatoes Which I thought was strange ... They're both potatoes!!! What's the big deal? My hubby ordered the Shrimp linguine which he said was ok. The Eva's guacamole was ok too. The wine list was good. Ambience was nice. Overall I enjoyed my dinner."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This restaurant had a lovely room, the food was good, and the service was fine. But the lighting was so low, and the room was so dark, that all of us had to use our cell phones to see the menus. I mean, it was really dark, like having to be careful walking to the restroom. Also, their chairs are worn out in the seat cushions which are like sitting in pits. They are pretty, but they need to be re stuffed."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We were excited to try the restaurant. In general, the food was good, but not exciting. The one exception was the tuna tacos. Portions were big. Vegetable sides were extra. Would have preferred about a third less of the entree and include some vegetables."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great food, great service, beautiful interior! Great for date night or girls' night out! Just great experience all the way around!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Had a good birthday experience there. I had bought a Groupon event ticket a few months back which the restaurant honored. The only downside of the night was that the server and hostees acted weird per presenting these vouchers because the dinner was preset. Not very comfortable at all. Overall the experience and evening was excellent."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I enjoyed myself, the cocktails were very good and strong. The tuna tartar taco was Excellent as well as the flat bread plate they give the table...yummy. I thought restaurant was really sexy, but perhaps a little too dark. The price point doesn't make sense...$30 for 4 scallops with a dollop of truffle Potato pureed, is shameful. I will go back and order from the small plates menu only."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "great food, good times, always...Beso is a sure thing."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The perfect first experiance. DRINKS were delicious and paired with food it was like the perfect KISS. My fiance and I will definately be there again. We love the VIBE."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Beso-Rest, it´s an ideal to dine with ur love-partner & friends, it´s leek, moder, nice atmosphere, great Decor, large bar which offers the best and wellknown cocktails. Food was not very good, we ordered Sauteed J-Shrimp L & Jidori Chiken-not much flavor on it. Perhaps we were just unlucky that night but will for sure comeback and test other dishes. Care & kindness by the hoster was good but it could be better, I give it a 7 from 1 to 10. I was visiting LA and when I travel I like to visit the most popular restaurants and night clubs, normally you find beatiful people that receives you & gives you a friendly wellcome, smile, etc...I can not say the same at Beso. Rest of the service perfect, friendly waiters & attentives. Will comeback :)"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great Service but the food was terrible!!! Drinks ok!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "we used a groupon and got a whole lotta food! everything was awesome !! and the staff is great !"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I went here with my boyfriend after buying a LivingSocial deal. The atmosphere is really trendy - very dark and romantic! At 10:00 they started playing the music pretty loud, but it didn't bother me. The food was very good. I had the chili-rub skirt steak, and my boyfriend had the scallops. All-in-all, a very romantic night with great service!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The restaurant is gorgeous. The service was spot on from the hostesses at the front door to the bus boys. The food and drinks are well crafted. Everything is very nicely thought out even the dishes and wine carafe.Oh, get the churros- heavenly! Love this place."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Nice. Food was average. I had the chicken which was a bit crusty in a bad way."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Beso had such a great atmosphere for my special occasion. Made us feel right at home with the great service! Food is fantastic!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Service was awesome! We told out server that we were celebrating my bday and my girlfriend ending her old job and starting a new one. She was really nice and seemed like she genuinely cared. We have been there 2 times in the past but this was the best service we had to date. We will be back for sure in the future."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "After reading reviews on Yelp I had very low expectations. But my girlfriend and I had a wonderful dinner. The Sangria was delicious, and the Bartender was awesome. We ordered the Beso Quacamole which was great and then ordered the Taco platter, Margarheta flat bread, corn and fries. All of it tasted great. Good drinks, good food and good service. I will probably go back for my Anniversary with my husband next month. Very pretty and nice for date nights."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I am not a big fan of the "Hollywood" area in general. With that said, if you are there for the Pantages Theatre or the Palladium, it's a good spot for a quick dinner that's at a nice price. Their flatbreads are always easy. They do a nice finger food section with tacos and cervices and such. It's a dark restaurant so don't expect to see the menus. It's a very nice room though, decorated well. Huge vaulted ceilings. I like the bar, but the drinks could be a bit nicer. Don't get me wrong, the ones on their menu are nice, but very simple. If you order an "Old Fashioned" your'e getting the regular ice. All in all, it's solid, especially for that neighborhood, but that's that neighborhood. The staff couldn't be nicer. Not a "must.""
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Service outstanding. All other dishes great. But the steak was so tough I couldn't eat it. Kbriss"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Food was good but service was lousy, do not use discount coupons as you do not get service. Would not go back nor would recommend the place."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I had wanted to try Beso for a while and a Travelzoo coupon allowed me to do so. As it was a fixed menu for that deal, my choices were limited, but the amount of food was substantial. My friend and I went there at 630 on a weekday so it was not busy until later. The restaurant itself is huge & quite beautiful inside, but very dark look when first entering. The chandeliers are gorgeous, the booths large and comfy. The bar looked lovely, but there was no bartender there & there were no bar customers. The menu was good, food was tasty with interesting good flavors. Service by waitress was 1st pushy, then brusque & bad except for Expediters. Food was yummy & portions substantial. Bring a fat wallet. Good for romance or special time"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Beso it's nicely decorated inside with nice dim candle Lights all around walls and tables . But in a not so nice neighborhood . The entrance was not inviting. Dry planters Was my first sight as I reach the restaurant front. There it's absulutely no view in the main dining room. The food was not tasty ,The steak was extremely dry. What I did enjoy was the baby ribs and my sweet desert . The drinks were really good . I had pretty girl (cocktail). Overall did not meet my expectation ."
    Dined on 3/17/2014