Perch LA
Perch LA

Perch LA

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.perchla.com/
  • Phone: 2138021770x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:

    Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 1:00am

    Thursday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00am

    Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am

    Sunday: 11:00am- 1:00am

    Sat & Sun Brunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Age 21 and over after 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French American
  • Executive Chef: Gerry Benitez & Greg Bernhardt
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Perch has various forms of entertainment on any given dates including DJs, live bands, and cabaret shows. Now offering live Jazz and Bossa Nova for Saturday and Sunday brunch. Please visit our website for specific events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Street
  • Public Transit: Perch can be easily accessed by Metro train, at the Pershing Square stop. Just as you come out of the station we are located on the corner of 5th and Hill.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Thursday-Saturday from 7pm. Self-park available all day across the street
A word from Perch LA
An elevated resting place.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Perch LA reviews from OpenTable diners
425 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (360)great for outdoor dining (331)romantic (255)special occasion (241)vibrant bar scene (203)hot spot (189)late-night find (129)good for groups (128)great for brunch (121)fit for foodies (117)neighborhood gem (95)great for lunch (76)notable wine list (37)kid-friendly (12)Show More
  • Felt like a burden to staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We set up a cousins reunion to take place at Perch this past Sunday. We arrived at 2. We hadn't all been together in over a year so there was lots of catching up to do. At around 4, our first server gave us our bill. $200. It was so beautiful out, we decided to stay and just enjoy the scene. A drink here. A drink there. Appetizer here. Appetizer there. About another $150-200 was spent spanning between 4 and 7. Our service suffered when our orders weren't large. One server swapped us out. The last server was decent but was giving us the side-eye and clearly talking to other staff about us. At 7:25, we were asked to leave. Didn't rub me well. If I return, it will only be for a quick bite. Don't ever want to feel like a burden again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location, Location and Views
    SunnyGirl
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This place certainly lived up to the hype. The food was amazing and the views were fantastic. The 15th floor restaurant was not too stuffy which made it relaxing and enjoyable. I would highly recommend it as a place for a date. The 16th floor bar was fantastic, will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best dinning bar experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It was my first time coming to the perch! Everything was perfect and wonderful service! A great place to enjoy your birthday!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bobbysgirl21
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food was good but the appetizers came before the cocktails which made it feel a bit rushed and out of sync. Having a huge queue of boozy drinkers waiting to get onto the roof isn't good for a romantic atmos. The house band was good though but we felt rushed out and unable to enjoy and relax. Maybe it was a bad night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Find
    Iluvla
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Phenomenal ambience, food and service. The view and vibe is awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Beautiful place to dine or get drinks. Fun place to take out of towners. A little overpriced and a little sceney but really fun vibe and they have live music which bumps it up 20 notches in my book.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than expected
    jtorr74
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I read up on some reviews before going to Perch and it made me feel iffy about going but i went anyway. I took my girlfriend for her birthday and i can honestly say it was a great night. The food is 4/5 , not overpriced. The view is great and the service was spot on. My waiter's name was Walter, excellent waiter honestly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT View
    Reason
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The view is fantastic at sunset and this is the place to go for a first date or 100th date. The menu is a bit limited and the food is ok to good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food - watch out for bees
    greatviewlunch
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The ambiance was great and lovely. The food was really good. The service was superb. However, if you are allergic to bees, don't sit next to a plant pot. The bees were moving along from plant to plant and it made me nervous. If it weren't for that, I would give them a 5 star rating on everything.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great view and vibe. 13th floor is pretty cool. Eclectic scene, with a fun crowd. the top floor is the bar, which was great to go have a drink after dinner. Food was good. Expensive for what you get though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It was our anniversary and we chose to celebrate here. We got the worst service. It took the server 20 min to take our order. After that, we had to wait more than 45 min for our food. The server didn't once check up on us. And it wasn't because the restaurant was crowded. Each and every table around us was promptly served. Really disappointed especially since we chose to celebrate our special occasion here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome brunch
    lovela
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Everything was divine. The omelets, breads, and coffee. Yummm.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was terrible
    IrisLA1
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had a reservation and I was sat down at the wrong table. The waitress came up to us with the other party and asked us very loudly, why were we sitting there. I informed her that we were sat down by the host and she asked us to get up and let the other party sit down. I was humiliated and so embarassed, everyone was looking at us get up. The manager came up to us and apologized and we had to wait and stand around for another 30 minutes before they found another table for us. They original waitress was very rude and it was very disresoectful how we were asked to move. We had a dinner bill of almost $300, it is not a cheap place, but we were treated like so.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SanDimas2
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Terrific place to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Manager Nick was most accommodating and knowledgeable on their Scotch offerings.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Entering into the building of Perch you are right away welcomed and led to the elevator which takes you to the top. There are staff everywhere to help you and direct you. The view from any seat is amazing and the food came quicker than I thought. I went to Perch for lunch and I will was so pleased with the sandwich I ordered. It was amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Made reservations just over a week, had requested and hoping for outside patio seating and nothing would had to wait another 30 minutes for that.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just experiencing downtown LA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Joel the bartender and servers at our table were amazing. It was entirely too hot but we pushed though. I wish there was more organization when it came to the 5 o'clock hour
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance!
    Ruuuulala
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Beautiful setting - amazing skyline! Great live music and food! We got seated about 45 minutes after our reservation but they did offer us free champagne while we waited. Waiter forgot a side dish (and didn't comp it) but it was worth the wait! Overall, great night and hospitable management.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good view, great bistro food
    angeleno89
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Came here for lunch on a Monday with some folks from out of town. A great place for reliably good bistro-type French food, unusual and beautiful ambience, on the 15th floor of an old building overlooking Pershing Square. A nice spot for a get together with friends! Service was very friendly and attentive, not obtrusive. Bravo.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Champagne Brunch
    Malik007
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I've been a a couple times and it has instantly become one of my favorite brunch places in Los Angeles. Great food: Truffle fries and French toast are amazing; Great views; Great music.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lov2
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I went with coworkers for happy hour last month was inspried to bring a friend for birthday brunch. I love it! fodd and service the best!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best view in LA!
    chefgeary
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We arrived early to have drinks on the upper floor. 1/3 was reserved for a private party which they should really do only on weekdays as the place was limited of compactly. Even with dining reservations we had to wait to go upstairs. Food was great as always
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant and great service.
    SteveMarket
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Took my girlfriend here for her birthday/our anniversary and we had a great experience. I booked a reservation using OpenTable for the first time and it was incredibly helpful. They got all of my special requests and gave us a great seat with an excellent view. I would totally recommend going here and booking through OpenTable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always - #1
    ThanksVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Only comment from my European visitors - great view, great food, but a little crazy that you pay for olives with your apero
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy...
    DTLAattorney
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food is great. The indoor dining/bar area is like visiting with your doting rich aunt who lives in Paris. The outdoor dining area has a glamorous view of the DTLA skyline. The wait staff is good and jolly. The restaurant gets crowded but not claustrophobic or noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome view of downtown
    johar744
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Not only the food is great, but the scene and view from the rooftop is spectacular. The bar area is very ample and the service is amazing. We went for an special occasion and we got a nice romantic table apartbfrok the crowd. There was live band playing great soul and jazz music
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for a special occasion
    tapatioman
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The Happy Hour menu is pretty good. They have a full bar and the scene around sunset is really nice. Very romantic with an excellent view of dtla. Roof top bar is Def a plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Gem
    ShiSoFresh
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great venue for groups, loved the dining room style tables and the coziness of the restaurant. But although it had a cozy feel, there was a very hip vibe! Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    PerchPerfect
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Had heard about Perch from a discerning friend so had bday dinner: great rooftop bar set up with decent drink pricing; great seating arrangements in actual restaurant downstairs, inside and out...service spot on and food amazing...can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasedatperch
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    A fabulous evening was had with attentive waitstaff, great and original menu selections and the roof top bar at the end of the evening was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant
    lordaz25
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Went for my one year anniversary and I couldn't be happier the food was amazing and the view at night was awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not What I Expected (In a Good Way)
    VAboy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Was looking for a rooftop restaurant in downtown LA on the internet and happened to encounter Perch. Was pleased I chose this little spot. Getting to the restaurant felt like a spy movie with the elevator rides and dark rooms. Their french toast is amazing! Perfectly cooked and lightly sweetened with fresh raspberries, strawberries, & blueberries. I paired it with a mimosa which was ok and nothing special. I was surprised that the majority of the people dining their wore a more casual dress code for a fine restaurant like this. Some advice: Go on Sunday afternoons. They have a live jazz band. They didn't play too loud that it distracted from the experience. They sounded pretty great as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Horrible food and service!!!! Nice view and good for drinks only!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FANTASTIC VIEW
    SuperChick
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    You come here specifically for the view and drinks. The food is just OK. My date and both had the filet and the quality wasn't there. It wasn't as tender as it should have been for "medium" doneness. The bordelaise sauce was great though. The sliced fingerling potatoes and asparagus were good. We shared the almond cake that came with a scoop of ice cream and sliced fresh fruit. The almond cake was too dry and gritty tasting (maybe too many crushed almonds and it wasn't moist enough). Hmmm, that dish needs to be rethought. I read other reviews and they suggested dining on the patio, which was a great suggestion. The rooftop bar was super impressive.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A downtown treasure
    Kuhnahpee
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Chose Perch for my birthday celebration and they rocked it. 11 of us dined and they customized a fixed price menu which was both elegant and efficient. The staff was incredibly professional. No detail left unnoticed. And of course the view is breathtaking. I will come back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ritagy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My husband and I went here first time for our 17th anniversary and we loved it!!!! Excellent place, very lively, romantic, great views, great food and drinks. I was pleased with their service, big smiles and very friendly:))
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This place was recommended by a co-worker and my husband decided to take me for my bday. What an amazing experience! The view was spectacular, the ambience lovely and the food was out of this world. I expected mediocre food because I thought the main focus would be the view and the overall feel of the place. Boy was I wrong and pleasantly surprised. The braised short ribs just melted in your mouth and the bread pudding was the perfect dessert. I can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a surprise!
    evieVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Friends from out of town told me about this - don't remember seeing anything about Perch. So glad we went. It's lovely to sit outside. and the live music was also nice - not too loud, good background so we could still talk
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent food and service
    lafoodie
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Came here to celebrate an anniversary and I loved it. Very romantic and the viewof downtown is great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rachel
    luvViews22
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The dining experience at Perch LA was fantastic! Starting from the overall friendliness from the person who called me to every person we encountered who made sure our experience was enjoyable. The food was very tasty and well plated. No doubt the VIEW steals the show! Pure class. Most important, I felt that the restaurant is not pretentious. The experience at Perch LA is a classy, relaxed and friendly environment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.