PIPS On Labrea Restaurant
My friends had been travellingMy friends had been travelling around the U.S. for five weeks and this was their last night before flying back to Australia. I wanted to give them a uniquely 'American' experience. Where better than Pips where the featured artists were a choir singing Gospel Jazz. I love Pips as the staff are always so friendly and helpful. They have a great wine list that is reasonable and the food is terrific. Most importantly it is an old fashioned place where people gather because they love good music and those who love good music love to share the experience to it makes for a friendly and lively evening. My Aussie friends had only booked two nights in LA as they were not sure they would like the city. After Pips they cannot wait to return!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMRefreshing!I just love this place! My Mom was visiting from out of town and I took her to see Barbara Morrison perform. She absolutely loved it. Ms. Morrison performs as if you are in her living room. She has a great sense of humor and kept us entertained with her beautiful voice and funny jokes. It was very quaint and elegant and we had a marvelous time. What a neighborhood gem!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyableAt the Sunday Brunch, the food, the service and the jazz was the best!! The mimosas and sangria were free-flowing!! A beautiful place to spend some time relaxing and enjoying6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMPIPS on LaBrea my New FavoritePIPs on LaBrea was awesome in every way. The food was a delicious blend of italian and Creole - so good!.. The Thursday night music of Shea Walsh and Friends was first class. They played and sang jazz, blues, and R & B, masterfully. The venue is small, but everyone from waiters, to the owner and even other guest were so warm and friendly. Looking forward to going back again soon.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingLive blues late at night with some amazon Italian food and good and great wine.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI came here for a graduationI came here for a graduation celebration...it was awesome!!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMusical FeastSuper place to enjoy live music and food, staff extremely friendly. Their open Patio enables guests to go in & out-- capturing the feel of a Private Party. Once you've been to PIPS you will want to support their passion to keep music going in L. A.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMJazzy Sunday BrunchI had a small group join me at Pips for my birthday brunch. It was very nice. We really enjoyed it.
The music and the saxophone player was awesome. The cook and wait staff were more than helpful, courteous and attentive to everyone's needs. The food was
de-lic-ious!! I love the variety they had to offer and that there was healthy food also.
We stayed until they were locking up and will definitely be going back soon. Thumbs up!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFun & entertainingI took my boyfriend to PIPs to celebrate his birthday. We enjoyed both the food and the band. It's a nice & friendly place with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The Sat. Night band was outstanding old school and as entertaining as a Broadway performance. I give the food a grade A and the band a A++! We'll definitely be going back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI really enjoy this place.I really enjoy this place. The atmosphere is good, music is always good. Food is outstanding. From the host to the servers everyone is delightful. Service is always great. Very attentive to your needs.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPipsEXCELLENT: Food, service and live entertainment. Owner is very friendly. Only been for brunch and its always been too notch.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWent with siblings and motherWent with siblings and mother for early Mother's Day dinner. We all enjoyed ourselves, especially the live entertainment.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dining experience wasThe dining experience was excellent. Our dessert request (choc mousee)'was awful and was removed from the table. The waiter said that we could chose somethingelse I will return again for the entertainment4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA very personal dining experienceA very personal dining experience with great music; like you are far removed from Pico and LaBrea.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTher services was great.Ther services was great. The food was good. I loved the entertainment - just wonderful. I wish there were more places in LA that offered live music. We are planning to go back for sure.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMYou don't know until you knowPIPS on La Brea is one of those places you find and want/need to go back to and have your favorite seat/table waiting. The food was great and the Saturday night Latin Jazz band was outstanding.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Music, great liveFabulous Music, great live bands and vocalist hated I had to leave early for the parade of talented artist gracing the stage. This was our second visit to PIPs and my husband loves the food; I don't care for Italian food so can't go by me, loved the salad though. Service is great staff is friendly and professional.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time I go and it wasSecond time I go and it was nice to have our waiter recognized my family and I. Very friendly person. Also music is great ! Thanks for the outstanding service.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden Gem!!!!!My friend suggested PIPS to me and I decided to go on my birthday! I really pigged out and enjoyed myself! The service was really on top of everything and very friendly! They kept the Mimosas coming when I was almost empty. :D The music was great too! The price for the Brunch was soo reasonable! And it included the tax and tip! Highly recommended4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWE HAVE CELEBRATED MANY PARTIESWE HAVE CELEBRATED MANY PARTIES HERE AND THEY WERE EXCELLENT. THE OWNER COMES TO EVERY TABLE & GREETS EVERYONE. MOW THAT PIPS IS BECOMING WELL KNOWN, HE MAY HAVE TO ENLARGE HIS RESTAURANT.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is by far the best restaurantThis is by far the best restaurant in Mid City. Derrek Pippen keeps the good jazz acts coming and his kitchen is always adding to the great menu. Make sure you come at 8pm and stay for the jazz. They have a full bar now also!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go to Pips regularly, andWe go to Pips regularly, and it has never let us down. The service is always terrific, the food is tasty and reasonably priced, and the entertainment is top-notch. If the patio is open, sit out there, and be sure to go on a Tuesday to see Barbara Morrison! A true delight.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM10 out of 10 starsAlthough I have had brunch and dinner at Pips before, I truely enjoyed spending tuesday evening 03/26/13 at Pips featuring Barbara Morrison. The food was excellent, I went with a house special which was a creole pasta dish,my friend enjoyed the Salmon Safaron which was delicious. Yes, I tried hers too. Barbara Morrison STILL a song bird beautifully done. The ambiance was unbelieviable, great for a middle of the week date...hint hint...3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWell done Stacy, well done!This was my second time dining at PIPS and this time We sat inside as opposed to be on the patio. This was appropriate because it gave me and my companion an opportunity to talk. I want to give a SPECIAL THANK YOU to Stacy our waitress (I HOPE i got the name right), WE do not drink alcohol at all but WE wanted to try a glass of wine so I asked Stacy what would she suggest, I didn't want anything dry or bitter I was looking for smooth and sweet and Stacy suggested the STELLA ROSA! OMG! her suggestion was absolutely PERFECT! We are NOW fans of Stella Rosa wines,Pips and KUDOS to Stacy for EXCELLENT service and INSURING that we will return.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM