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Fifty Seven LA
Fifty Seven LA

Fifty Seven LA Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.fiftysevenla.com
  • Phone: (213) 816-8157
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: David Nayfeld
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For private dining and special events, please contact Jessica Miller at jessica@cardiffg.com
  • Entertainment: Reflecting the vitality of the downtown Los Angeles Arts District, Downstairs @ Fifty Seven will showcase a diverse calendar ranging from artist residencies and musical performances to lectures, Salons and events by arts and culture luminaries, from here and abroad.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer United Valet Parking every night during business hours for $6.50.
A word from Fifty Seven LA
Located on the old Heinz '57 loading dock in the Arts District in Downtown LA, Fifty Seven is a restaurant designed to showcase the talents of a rotating roster of chefs from around the country. Each chef will have the opportunity to feature his or her original concept for a season.
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Diner Reviews
  • "interesting combination of flavors...presentation excellent...and just plain old delicious!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Food was fantastic, and service was great, the general ambience was nice but the one major con was the noise level, I had a really hard time hearing the servers and the people I was eating with."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We were very excited to go to 57, even with our early reservation. (asked for 7:30 - 6:30 was the closest). Strangely the place was empty &stayed so until 8:00. (table next to us was never seated) Since they boasted live music at 9:00 we thought we would make an evening of it. Our server was in a state of perpetual fog& had a way of making everything on the menu seem less then appetizing. ("It's like a fancy tuna salad" Pass.). Maybe because she tried the food, which, had very little flavor. Nothing was bad but nothing was good. At least an unattentive server meant we could dine slowly and we did, finishing about time the band was due on at 9. By 10:15 the soundcheck continued. We cut bait& called it a night. Fair food - no music."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This is my new favorite place. The food was creative and delicious!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The old warehouse district by the LA river is turning over rapidly with new restaurants, bars, residential & design lofts. Fifty Seven fits right into the entrepreneurial spirit that the area's new denizens bring. It operates a bit like a restaurant incubator with new chefs rotating in every 4 months -- an awesome growth concept. The outdoor setting is marvelous as were the small bites: roasted peppers, whole roasted prawns, ahi & summer peas, uni on parker rolls, but the steak entree poorly prepared. More troubling: Inconsistent pacing & service. If Fifty Seven was part of Johnson & Wales or the Culinary Institute of America, such inconsistency might be acceptable. But the restaurant charges market prices, so expectations are higher."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Good, fresh food laid out in creative combinations. Steep on the price but I guess it comes with the territory of being touted as one of the hottest restaurants in dtla. Excellent service, very industrial chic venue, will be back for the downstairs bar next time."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We went back late July and the food was exceptional. High quality, nicely done, and fresh. The service was very good too. Desserts were great too. Love this place!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "i was looking for some great food and romantic setting. didn't get that here. would be fun if i was with a group and talk really loud. had to yell for my date to hear me and she was two feet away"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The place is super cool, the food is amazing and the staff is incredibly friendly. Downstairs is a live music venue so don't miss it after you eat. And don't miss out on the squid, the grilled provolone and the crostada dessert."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "went to celebrate my partners birthday. staff was very welcoming, ambience was lovely, service was attentive when it needed to be, but they never rushed our experience, and the food was amazing! the kitchen appeared to run smooth, and we will definitely search out chef josh drew in his other endeavors... we thoroughly enjoyed his take on everything from appetizers to dessert. that said, we also love the idea of rotating chefs & look forward to our return visit:) highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Fifty-Seven was really interesting because the concept behind it (a rotating head chef-in-residence who does his/her own menu over the three months or so at the restaurant) means that it will constantly feel like a new, just-opened space. The service were very put together, though, and helpful, and the food was fantastic. I'd be happy to come back for the next chef and see how it changes."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great dining experience service was fantastic and dishes were great. Wonderful spot downtown especially for a romantic evening out."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Menu did not quite make it. Harrisa on burrata? Sweet and sour eggplant was al dente. And I did not expect the "crispy" part of the pork belly to be bread crumbs. Tasted like a cutlet from a cheap Midwest diner. Decor was cheap and uncomfortable. Wine pours were skimpy. Waiter seemed like he would rather be someplace else, and after a while so did I. So near to, and yet so far from, Bestia."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "GREAT FOOD, SERVICE AND ROTATING CHEFS IS A GREAT IDEA!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This restaurant has incredibly creative, tasty and artful creations. Fabulous night, albeit very noisy."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Aside from the visually delicious interior design, the atmosphere here is great. There's room for improvement when it comes to service, but where it mattered (our server) it was great. Hostess and bar need more attentiveness to their guests or making them feel like they're being taken care of. Food on the other hand lived up to the hype. Chef Josh Drew produced some inspiring delicacies, my personal favourite was the salted pork with caviar snap peas and fresh herbs, my adventurousness got the best of me.we ordered the snails on grilled provoleta. if there's any way i hoped to try snails for the first time - this is it. it was a great experience. We skipped downstairs; wasn't sure if it was that night's event but it didn't look appealing."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This restaurant has been open since March and the staff is trying its best to make customers feel welcome. They are doing a good job. My wife and I decided to try 57LA because we were going to the Music Center and enjoy the new restaurants opening in downtown Los Angeles. The interior is subdued and pleasant with a nicely moderate sound level. This may be the result of our early dinner hour. We shared a light dinner of appetizers which were all very good with the exception of the abalone crudo, which neither of us enjoyed. The suggestion of a sparkling wine to accompany the meal was a good one and the dessert, a delicious peach cobbler, was perfect to share. We even made it to the Music Center with time to spare."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I went there with my Boyfriend, great restaurant, great food, great service. Amazing spot! + Music Downstairs. I will go again soon. Cinzia"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Drinks and apps are tasty but underwhelmed by all three of our entres - halibut, salmon and chicken."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Party of 4, we had 2 sea trouts, duck and chicken and dumplings. All very good. Aps were also very good. You can easily come and nosh on aps. Max the wine director is awesome, gave us a taste of very cool orange wine. Mixed drinks also A+."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food is still good but not what it was. Chef David's menu was still there (5/30), but he was not, and we thought it made a difference. The staff seems to have been reduced too, although the service is still fine, just not outstanding. Wine list is somewhat overpriced in some cases at least. Wondering how things will unfold under the next chef starting in June . . ."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience at 57. From the service to the qualify of food to the presentation, it would have hard to do better. The plates, both small and large, were inventive and prepared wonderfully. My one small complaint is that it I would have preferred had the restaurant not used the recorded music. It wasn't loud or intrusive, but just present enough to be annoying. That aside, we had a great evening."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We had the house cab, a mezcal cocktail, the halibut, "carrot" and deviled eggs. All were superior in taste. We love Bestia around the corner but Fifty Seven will give it a run for it's money with the nice, spacious atmosphere and delish cocktails and veggies done like you will not forget."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We had high hopes for 57 based on friends recommendations, but cannot do the same. It was a sloppy experience from the beginning, with some of the worst-trained servers in Los Angeles. Food was good, but nothing special. Took over 30 min to take an order, and that was after requesting to order twice. Wine ordered took about as long again, meaning that after being seated for an hour we had nothing on the table. More tellingly, at no point did a waiter or manager notice or even ask. Food came out awkwardly and basically under temperature. Second bottle of wine took 25 min to bring, and was wrong bottle. Another 10 for replacement... and so on. Deserts were simply disgusting. One of the few places that I would avoid."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I was impressed when I walked in had a few minutes wait before seated and a much longer wait for service after I was seated. Our glasses remained empty for long periods of time and a long wait between my app and my entree. I think the place may be new. Lots of staff in bluebirds going back and forth but just not stopping at my table "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Loved the exposed look. Very industrial and modern. They also charge $2 water bottle service a donate those proceeds to the LA food bank. Awesome!! Enjoyed the good. A little on the German side for us. They invite new chefs seasonally. We will definitely keep in the news with this restaurant. We enjoyed the great service. Opened just under a couple of months. Took our own wine. They do have a sommelier in the restaurant. Always props. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "And no attitude! Inventive preparations, especially the vegetables and herbs, all fresh in season. And did I mention friendly service and no attitude!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Had the chicken and bratwurst. Bratwurst wax tasty with side pretzel but, was not very filling and service was not that great. I feel you can get better value for your money at some of the other neighboring restaurants. Bestia for example would bring small plates over compliments of the chef so you could taste other items on the menu. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Love the concept. The staff is congenial. Offered us champagne to celebrate our anniversary. Menu, despite from Chef David of EMP fame, was rather lack-luster in options for a tuesday night. The dish with the morels were delicious, but everything else we ordered was not memorable. We should've done the duck, considering EMP is famous for it. Noisy inside with the music, and sitting outside in the alley was perfectly romantic. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "we celebrated our anniversary at 57 recently and our server, chris, was excellent. he went above and way beyond to make sure our experience was enjoyable. we will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "57 is a gem. Love the old building and how it was refurbished into the restaurant. The service was terrific and the food delicious. A surprising find and one we will frequent again. The menu had a good selection and even a dish for my vegan wife who loved her carrot entree and compared it favorably to Blue Hill in NYC."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "A great experience. A mix of entrees and shared plates, all wonderful culinary and sensory discoveries. Vibrant and handsome decor and vibe; very cool and trendy. The service was friendly and well-meaning, but a bit sluggish. But irs only been open a few weeks. Really special. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The place has a nice downtown vibe, but nothing that anyone ordered at our table was very good. Some of it bordered on strange. For what we paid $100 a couple where we did not eat or drink much), we could get much better food at countless restaurants downtown and around LA. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We were seated about 20min after my rezzie time, but it was ok cause the drinks at the bar are good! Service to start seemed a little mixed up which isn't unusual for a new restaurant but nothing major. Just perhaps some timing things as we were checked on twice for water but did not receive menus until a good while afterwards. Service def improved as the meal went on. The bread bites to start are delightful. I could eat a basket full. We ordered a bunch of shared plates: deviled eggs, sausage, scallop. (The octopus was sold out! ;( ) and the muscovy duck. All delicious. Deviled eggs a definite standout. Couldn't fit in dessert but completed sated. Super cute open concept restaurant. I can't wait to come again for another awesome chef."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Fifty Seven is a pretty good new addition to the DTLA dining scene. Pretty place, fun menu, and an interesting crowd. The menu offers small plates and a formal courses which lets you try lot of the dishes as well as have a full plate to yourself if you're someone who doesn't like sharing food, like myself. The service tries hard but it feels like there are some kinks to work out with the kitchen since we had some long waits between dishes. My only issue during our evening was the lack of any formal vegetarian entree that met the creativity and quality of the other dishes. The only vegetarian entree option was off menu and it was really a reworking of the vegetables in two of the appetizers. Overall, I liked it and would recommend it."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Portions are very small and appetizers etc. pricey. Entrees not too expensive. An example of appetizers was 3 deviled eggs for deviled eggs. The prixfixe menu is not that good a deal - it only saves about $6 over making the most expensive choices. They want the service to appear haute cuisine, but if another waiter approached me with silverware in a box I wanted to trip him. The check arrives in a small latched box - give me a break!. i would have been delighted if another had lifted the latch and stolen my check to pay it. It's natural to choose valet parking because of the neighborhood, but one does wonder where they put the cars and whether they are guarded."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Great new place to try a variety of innovative combinations and flavors. Perfect for foodies. Service was terrific. We mentioned having to get to a concert and the servers made sure we got our plates with plenty of time to spare. We definitely plan to return. With more time, we'll try the very reasonable prix fixe."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "One regret I have in life is not having more money. Restaurants these days are either too cheap, or too expensive. What if....there was middle ground? What if....prices were set for what's realistic for us Angelenos? What if...prices were more comfortable for those of us that eat at restaurants three/ four times a week and support the LA dining scene?? This is a brand new restaurant. I wish them well. But it will be a long time before I will justify the expense! Bestia, Factory Kitchen, Church and State - all within walking distance and much more fairly priced."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Everything - from the welcoming & attentive staff to the incredible food and atmosphere - was top notch. Chef David Nayfeld coming by at the end of the meal to ask each table about the dining experience was just the icing on the cake. Thank you and I'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014