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Bow & Truss
Bow & Truss
  • Address:
    11122 Magnolia Blvd
    North Hollywood, CA 91601
    Neighborhood:
    North Hollywood
  • Cuisine:
    Latin / Spanish
    Price: $30 and under

Bow & Truss Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bowandtruss.com
  • Email: info@bowandtruss.com
  • Phone: (818) 985-8787
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday - 11:30am-Close
    Saturday - Sunday - 10am-Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin / Spanish, Latin American, South American
  • Executive Chef: Aaron Grissom
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Bow & Truss is available for special events! Please contact the restaurant directly to find out more!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Lankershim and Vineland
  • Public Transit: Metro Rail and BRT service



    Red Line Metro Rail service hours are approximately 5:00am until 12:45am daily.



    Metro Liner Orange Line BRT (Bus Rapid Transitway) service hours are approximately 4:00am until 1:00am daily.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service available every night from 5:00pm-12:30am and Sundays starting at 10:00am.



    Metered street parking available on Magnolia until 6 pm, Magnolia parking is free after 6 pm and on Sundays. Non-metered, permit-free street parking available on surrounding residential streets.
A word from Bow & Truss
Bow & Truss features a small plates menu of Latin cuisine, created by executive chef Aaron Grissom. Chef Grissom's menu is beautifully complimented by a unique list of domestic and Latin wines, craft beers and culinary cocktails designed by Marcos Tellos and Aidan Demarest of Liquid Assets. Bow & Truss is praised for its ambiance and aesthetic, with an interior dining room boasting exposed brick and a voluminous bow ceiling. A large patio, completely walled from the street, transports you to the beaches of Spain with crushed granite sand, umbrellas, and an exterior bar. Whether dining inside or out, the Bow & Truss experience is perfectly balanced between exquisite food and cocktails made from the soul. Bow & Truss is warm and inviting, perfect for a neighborhood evening, or a trip over the hill for an exciting experience. Located in the heart of the NoHo Arts District, Bow & Truss strives to maintain an artistic approach to food and drink, while remaining approachable and relaxed.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "I'd been several times for lunch but this was my first time for dinner. The food was stunning, the wine was delicious, and the prices were very reasonable. The theme is tapas, spanish small plates, but they also have larger plates and paellas which are meant to be shared as well. We had romanesco, salted codfish, and porkbelly tapas, all of which were exceptionally flavorful and just big enough for everyone to have a bite. We shared a seafood paella, one of three paellas offered, it was also very good. The paellas come in 2 sizes, the smaller size was appreciated after the tapas. We shared a bottle of Tempranillo that was a perfect pairing to the meal. This is one of the best restaurants in North Hollywood in my opinion. We'll be back!!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The lamb and fish tacos were terrific as was the salmon main course. Paella was skimpy on the fish and the rice was grade2/4 spicy but somewhat dry. Ceviche was also very good with Fried Avacado!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "New menu is not as good. Pork tacos was the best item we had. Haddock tacos was great the last time I had it -- fish was nice and crispy. This time, it was soggy, like it was fried some time ago and sat before it was served. Yuck. Bacon wrapped shrimp is not really shrimp -- it's more like a shrimp cake, which is good, but it's not shrimp. Ceviche was WAY too much citrus and not enough other flavors. Mary's chicken was just one chicken breast that was pan roasted, over greens and small roasted potatoes and some kind of sauce. Everything was over-salted, and the chicken was overcooked. A nice place to get a drink and the pork tacos."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Ok, so once they divided the charcutterie boards, they changed the menu, and the place got so trendy that all waiters and waitresses have the over-confident attitude, I don't need to go back..."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Apparently, there have been significant changes at Bow & Truss over the past couple of months. New "kitchen", new menu, new management. The good news is, the food is still very good--the bad news is, a couple of favorites disappeared (octopus salad & shrimp with polenta). The best news is that the paella (although also different) is still excellent. Service on the patio was a bit spotty--we never got a refill on water for example. As always, staff was friendly."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Paella was a tad overcooked. We enjoy the experience so much, we'll try again!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Ordered the scallop, salmon, shrimp paella. Received a medium size plate with only one scallop. Expected a larger plate of paella for the $26 price. Paella was too spicy, but no indication of spiciness on the menu. We had to ask another server for water not only because it was so spicy, but also bc our server disappeared for a while."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "This place is great. It's the third time my fiancee and I have been here and it is wonderful. The food is delicious and the selection always seems to vary. They have portions that are sharable as well as entrees; and, they have a very good selection of wines. We love it and will return because it's so good. You will too."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I had their Sangria. It tasted well. Taco was meh, i can make better ones at home. Great service from the staff though"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Reservations went smoothly. Arrived and got seated right away. Loved that they had a set menu in addition to the regular menu. The service was great, food was good, and ambiance was awesome. Overall, great experience and will look forward to coming back in future."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "No long review. Really liked this restaurant similar to a tapas restaurant with larger dishes and portions. I had the paella and it was excellent. Cooked to perfection with carmalized rice. Highly recommended!!! Great atmosphere, food and service all top notch. I'm going back for more!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We've been to Bow & Truss several times now, and each meal has been delicious. The menu seems ever-changing, so there's no telling what's going to be on offer from one visit to the next but it's been tasty every time. My favorites have included the Beet Salad, the Ceviche, the Cheese Plate (Blue Picon is my new all-time favorite cheese!), and you can't go wrong with any of their Paellas. The desserts are also noteworthy, particularly on our most recent visit: the three of us shared the Milk & Cookies and the Turon - don't let the simplicity of the names fool you, these were molecular gastronomy at its best! The service is unfailingly friendly, and the later-than-usual hours convenient. We always look forward to our meals at Bow & Truss!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "We have been to Bow and Truss on numerous occasions but haven't been in a few months. This past weekend we took a group of friends to brag about our favorite spot. We noticed that the menu changed and when we asked our server, she mentioned that a new chef had taken over in the past two weeks. Our favorite food item had been the mushroom tacos which were still on the menu but the recipe had been changed and not for the better. My friend ordered the fillet tacos and sent them back because they were cold, twice. We wanted to order the meat and cheese plate but discovered that now they were separate plates. We decided to go ahead and just order the cheese plate which was piled with pieces of bread and very little cheese."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I was upset that even although it was cold outside the restaurant did not have seating inside. Both main courses were not served together!!! The server should have recommended an appetizer with drinks. When I spoke to one of the hosts about having a party his reply was well you know weekends are busy!!! Really, not so much if you don't improve."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I sat down by myself for brunch, around 1:15 pm. Quickly ordered a salad and some hot tea. Tea came out immediately. The salad? The took 40 minutes and several attempts at me trying to get the bartender to locate my salad. That's just plain bad service. I was embarrassed for them. Not sure I'll be returning."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We had been waiting to try Bow and Truss for a long time. But, I have to say, we were sadly disappointed. The waitress was very nice and pleasant, and she recommended items on the menu. However, she was making these recommendations based on the availability of certain dishes. When my husband went to order the shrimp tacos, the waitress said they were out. When I went to order the Pozole, it, too, was sold out. Because we wanted to sample EVERY Spanish cheese offered, we ordered the Cheese and Charcuterie plate plus the five cheese plate to ensure that we would get to sample everything offered. This wasn't communicated to the kitchen, and we were given double manchego cheese and they were out of one of the cheeses. Very disappointed."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "B&T has changed its menu and eliminated some of my favorite items. No more empanadas, for example, and no tres leches cake (although they may just have been out of the latter). So this time was somewhat disappointing."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food was on a whole disappointing. The corn on the cob-though warned was way to spicy and I like spice. The paella was just so so so. The space is very cool with a nice open area and vibrant indoor and outdoor bar."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We eat and drink here pretty often and are never disappointed. Cocktails are deliciously fresh and pretty potent. The food is equally great, especially the various tacos they offer - the pulled pork ones are my favourite! Whether you dine out on the patio or inside the restaurant itself both settings have a great ambience & energetic vibe."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "When the weather in LA is beautiful, how can you not want to eat outdoors mid-January, especially with a friend in from Seattle! All the dishes were wonderful, especially those recommended by the server. The sangria was tasty as well."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Food was very okay. Service was very okay. Parking (yes, even with Valet) was atrocious. Interesting menu for those wanting to try something new."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The inflexibility of the chef is a major deal breaker. Let's keep in mind that this is North Hollywood and the whole vibe and appearance of the place would indicate a neighbourhood bar/restaurant with a relaxed and comfortable vibe. I won't return to Bow and Truss, nor will I recommend it. The food and wine list are both lovely, but when you ask if you can omit or add something to a dish that I'm assuming is NOT made ahead and you're answered with a very stern and unyielding "NO", you just don't want to come back...especially when there's Black Market and so many other fine restaurants that are more flexible and friendly."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Really inventive tasty menu. Fun. Very nice service"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Great food, creatively building on traditional Spanish dishes. Good micro-brew and commercial beer selection. Good Sangria and wine selection - didn't try the wine but the list seemed to bring good quality at decent pricing. Great space."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "We went here the Saturday after Thanksgiving for a girl's night and everything was perfect. It was quieter than usual, but as always it's a great place for decent food and an age appropriate bar scene. Also, although they were supposed to be out of the secret cheesecake, our waitress found a slice and it made our night."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Came here with a living social deal I'd purchased a couple months back. As soon as we walked in we were greeted, sat and water was served. Our server was friendly and very helpful at explaining the menu. He was just great! Our food was really good. I had the waffle stuffed with chorizo which was awesome and my sister had chilaquiles which were pretty good too! We loved it, we're definitely coming here again!"
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Fabulkous food, great ambience and good at all different times...early with fewer crowds and lively in the later hours.. really great!!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Had a really nice casual dinner at this cool neighborhood Spanish find. Pretty busy bar scene and all tables full at dinner time on a rainy weeknight. We sampled 2 individual size paellas--seafood and tradicional--and there was plenty left over for lunch the next day. We want to return and try more small plates the next time."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "I used the living social deal. The restaurant was gorgeous and the food was delicious. I only wish I was able to enjoy thenottless mimosas but I didn't feel like drinking."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "This is great neighborhood restaurant. Good staff service. Fantastic bar scene together with wonderful drinks. The new food menu is to pricey. Cheese plates were very good. The small plates and Paellas we order where too salty and expensive to what you get. For dessert we had the cheesecake and it was excellent."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "The is the second time dining here. First time was dinner, this time lunch. Two different menus, so you will never run out of choices. The food we ordered off the dinner menu was delicious, albeit very spicy. We had an assortment of tacos and a paella dish, which was also spicy, but very flavorful. The luncheon menu has some very interesting waffle dishes and egg dishes. The waffle with chorizo and spiced maple syrup was outstanding (again spicy) and the hash was awesome. If you love different flavors, nice portions (all shareable) and a very cool atmosphere, this place is for you. I will be back again."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "Heavily seasoned small plates of food. A wide variety of variety of hardly edible stuff. But they give you a lot of it. Unless you are a hipster who thinks sh*t is ice cream, skip this place for dining. On the other hand, the bar is good, drinks are heavily poured and mixology is creative. Have a drink here and go down the street to eat."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "I ordered shrimp ceviche. What I was served was a bowl of cut up mango with some cilantro and one and one-half small shrimp. For 9 or 10 dollars. False advertising. Big rip off. If I had not been on a business lunch, I would have refused to pay. Now I doubt I will return. Too bad cause the neighborhood could use a nice restaurant. But do you guys ever wonder why there are lines to get into Eat and your restaurant is wide open? Something to think about Zbow and Truss."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "The food was delicious and innovative. Even though the menu had a number of more traditional Spanish/Latin dishes, at Bow and Truss they were re-imagined and creatively seasoned. The paella, steak, tacos and salads were all flavorful."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Upon check-in the hostess asked if we wanted to dine inside or out. We said inside. She took us inside and said there was a glitch with their system at that a table inside she thought was free was not. There were 3 to 4 open tables inside. I mentioned that we made reservations and she said that we should have requested inside seating. She turned this into being my fault for not requesting inside seating. I read about many complaints regarding inconsistencies in the food. The menu looked interesting enough to try. That said the attitude of the staff was more on the side of being at a hot and trendy restaurant that is is NoHo. I will not go back and would not recommend this place. Your better off trying one of a dozen nearby restaurants"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "I read mixed reviews and all I can say is they have listened, will go back in a heart beat! Excellent food with service complimented by our server. We felt like we were in San Franceisco with their notable restaurants! Bravo well done!"
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "Upon arrival we were seated at a table (that had us feeling like we were on time-out)....however, after we "consulted" with our server, we had the pleasure of dining at a booth! The food was well worth the effort!"
    Dined on 10/5/2013