Red Medicine
Red Medicine

Red Medicine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redmedicinela.com/
  • Phone: 3236515500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly, seating from 6pm - 11pm. Bar: Nightly, serving food 6pm - 2 am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jordan Kahn
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gale
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lot on Wilshire, just west of Gale, on the same side as the restaurant.
A word from Red Medicine
Angeleno Magazine's Best New Chef, Jordan Kahn, prepares modern, local cuisine featuring freshly foraged ingredients and unparalleled presentation. Plates vary in size from small snacks to large format proteins, and the entire menu is designed to be shared amongst the table. The wine list is focused on Riesling, with other whites and reds coming primarily from French or California producers that share an elegant, restrained style. The cocktail list is seasonal and changes frequently.

There is a bar menu which is served at the bar and lounge until 2am, nightly.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Red Medicine reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (104)special occasion (50)hot spot (32)neighborhood gem (29)romantic (24)late-night find (24)good for groups (23)vibrant bar scene (12)notable wine list (7)Show More
  • Culinary Experience
    Waidra
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We ordered the Chicken Dumplings, Trout Roe, Young Turnips, and Foraged Mushrooms. Food was mostly delicious, except for the frozen snap peas on trout roe. Dessert was very good, as well. The decor was nice but was expecting more ambiance. Service was mixed and could be improved. Overall, pricey but a fun culinary experience.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovetoeat
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    unique, imaginative, delicious food. Need more vegetable items. Why did they take off brussel sprouts. Miss them.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't go there.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The restaurant tries too hard to be avant garde… The food is not good… In fact it's weird… And it's courageously expensive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Perfect for a night at the Saban
    twoputt
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food and presentation were amazing--and our waiter was very cordial and good. Interestingly, the servers seemed very pompous and snobby, even though our waiter was not. Enough so to slightly take away from the experience. Not interested in pomposity when I spend a couple hundred for dinner. Everything else was excellent. The scallops cooked on rocks were amazing. So were the foraged mushrooms.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant in Beverly Hills
    Homecook100VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have dined here many times and always enjoy the experience. This place is very creative with both taste and presentation. We have notice that there is a little inconsistency of some of the items. We had the chicken dumplings which are very good, but this last time they we over cooked and a little dry. They looked over cooked so I was surprised they sent them out that why. They were still pretty good, but not up to their normal standard. We go to Red Medicine when we attend concerts at the Saban Theater, and for us that tradition will continue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food was delicious. One of the best restaurants I ever went.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parking
    Luveatout
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Everything is good but parking is the issue wish if you have convenient parking this restaurant would be perfect 10
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Comfortable and quiet. Food was delicious. loved the turnips and chicken meatballs( although small for three people. It should have 6 meatballs) Had a delicious white wine that I would like to come back just for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    Snowbird
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This was my third trip to Red Medicine and I went again because the first two visits were jaw-droppingly good. I had a foodie friend in from Hong Kong and was really proud to be able to take her to a restaurant I'd enjoyed so much. Truthfully, the ambience and really poor acoustics in the restaurant have always been a sore point - it was much easier to hear the loud conversation going on at the table next to us than to hear each other talk. I can't believe that a chef who has (previously) cared so much about their food would want the experience otherwise impinged on. But for whatever reason the food this time was really really poor. Still very visually pleasing, very expensive, but the flavor completely unremarkable. Will not go again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday bash
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The ambience and the service was excellent; The food was impeccable and surprisingly delicious. The only critique is the seating is too tight for party of five at the booth. There was not enough leg room or table space for the food. Other than that it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nicely Done
    Chef2chef
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Welcoming staff and knowledgable. The ambiance is perfectly dim. Fishing for utensils out of a can on my table wasn't my favorite. Food is very pretty and kept me entertained. A lot of pieces to a dish. Spent time trying to figure out the best combo of pieces on each plate. Lots of acidic components to the tasting menu. Nice cocktails. A very enjoyable time overall. I do recommend giving it a try. I would be okay eating here once per year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixology Magic!
    Mac18
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This was my third outing to Red Medicine over the course of my year in LA, and I must say it was the best! Upon being seated I found that a few of my favorites had been removed from the menu that the chef might try 'something fresh.' And let me tell you, he did! He always seems to blow my mind with his inventive creations, which are not only completely balanced, but inspired 'risks' for the palette. I mean, come on, where else can you get amazing tartare and have everyone you bring for the first time love it!? On top of this, the current cocktail menu is phenomenal! From whimsical floral cocktails to spicey jalapeño tequila drinks, anyone will find a beverage of choice here! To say the least, Red Medicine has Mixology Magic!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Greggphoto
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Truly one of the best meals I've ever had! The Alaskan Halibut with seaweed and onions is maybe the single greatest dish I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a journey
    mem68berVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This place was in our family's (5 member) food bucket list. WAIT: 3mins, WHILE WAITING: i caught the look of two servers, the first looked at our grp fr left to right, up&down, thinking ok i will not let this bother me, i then looked around and thats when I caught the other server staring at us. Intimidating?up to you if you let it (lets just say we didnt experience this at Spago BH the night before when all 5 of us had dinner) DRINK: ice tea was good FOOD: 5 sml/1large plate and they were awesome! MAIN SERVER: it was the one that stared at us while waiting. The reason for the 4 star. She started by talking "down" to us. We dont judged people at first meeting but it was the same dessert time but we didnt let that ruined our experience..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • had mix feelings
    OmakaseLover
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    anything, but this: AKAUSHI BEEF unless you really like braised type of meat.. PHEASANT--very nice, not dry at all DUCK LIVER--if only they give you bread to accompany with it ^___^ SANTA BARBARA UNI--not bad, but had better PORK CHEEKS--not a fan, 'cuz it had that pork taste if you know what i mean when you say this fish dish smells fishy... SHAVED ICE OF REDWOOD STEMS--pretty looking~
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Playful attentiveness
    Valliefoodster
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    How delightful to have Red Medicine's tasting menu available last Friday night. It's simply superb. Not only are the ingredients and individual food items of the highest quality, but there's both a playfulness to the preparation and the presentation, and a level of attentiveness to the way the dinner is shaped as a whole. This is not a random series of dishes, but a carefully crafted dinner experience. All the wait staff were knowledgeable and seemed as delighted in each course as we were.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not for us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We eat around the world but thus by far was not for us. It was very pretty but the flavors were very lacking. We did not even finish our tasting because it was going in a bad direction. Sorry not our taste.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Phenomenal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was an absolute culinary adventure! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and "Art" meet on the plate
    Aaron
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a nice dinner at Red Medicine. The prices are a little "high" but that's probably related to the amount of time they spend making the dishes look like art work. It's definitely worth trying. The chicken dumplings were awesome. Apparently the "large dishes" are for four or more people so my wife and I weren't able to try those.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A challenge for your boundaries
    IronJemVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Beautifully presented dishes. A challenge that will push your boundaries in a good way. Perhaps the next step is crafting the story behind each dish.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • creative dishes!
    Stan
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    super creative use of ingredients. Two of the four dishes we ordered were amazing. I'd come back to try some of the others even though we struck out on the other two. Definitely worth a try for those with a more adventuresome palette.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DB212
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was interesting and inventive. Looked a little bit like a science project at first, but after a bit it lived up to the raving reviews. For two people, we had five small plates and left incredibly stuffed with a hard time deciding which we liked the most. Must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful, yet unedible
    Yquem1965VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    A lot of attention given to the appearance of dishes. True masterpieces ... but the tastes simply do not accord. And a few potatoes, a little vinaigrette and a leaf or two in a large beautiful bowl do not make you a master chef. 300$ for two for the tasting menu with (poor) wine pairing simply isn't worth it. Our biggest disappointment in L.A.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Arrogance overshadows food
    lo56
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The first time I dined at Red Medicine, I was very impressed with the service as well as the quality and artistry of the various dishes we ordered. It was such a positive experience, that I referred the restaurant to many friends. However, after my most recently experience, I will not be returning. While the food was good, the arrogance and unfriendly attitude of our waitress (primarily) and staff ruined our evening... no smiles or helpful suggestions when asked about the menu. When we left, no one (our waitress, the host, or bartender) asked us how we enjoyed our meal or thanked us for coming. The attitude was across the entire staff which leads me to believe that it must be driven by management. What a disappointment!
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  • Delightful Tastes and Textures
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    It was our first visit so we tried the tasting menu. What a treat! The menu reads like a foodie fantasy (redwood shoots? Trout roe and sweet peas? Rhubarb vinaigrette?) and each course delighted us. After three courses to get our taste buds singing, the perfectly prepared lamb shoulder made the meal. All this for $65.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally unique & worth the visit
    great2dine
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Ambiance & food unique. Service a bit numb. just service. Doesn't match what this place is trying to be. Food & presentation outstanding. Would go back absolutely. My wife's 2nd visit $ same experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting menu
    LGMadventure
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We selected the tasting menu. For us it was a foodie adventure. All the dishes, there were six of them, we're served in different serving pieces with many different ingredients in each dish. I bet many you have never eaten before. If you want an adventure, this is the restaurant for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Come here if you don't want to eat
    pfellieVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food is terrible. We ordered half the menu and every dish that came out was more bland, more soggy and more unfortunate than the last. Only come here if you are on a diet and don't want to eat too much, or anything.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost a Gem
    AmazingEatsLA
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Red Medicine is knocking on the door of divine. It's ambiance is almost great; looks much better in the day than the night. The servers are attractive, attentive (some more than others, for sure), and personable (some more than others, for sure). The food runners are knowledgeable about the plates they are serving, but rattle their scripts off far to hurriedly and emotionless while looking around the restaurant. The food is on the verge of being amazing although temperature is definitely an area for improvement. So if you want a dining experience that is way above mediocre, Red Medicine should be on your list. But don't expect perfection.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, adequate service
    BruxB
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was really good and the presentation was phenomenal. I am definitely planning on returning here to try a few things out and have another go at the Pheasant. The cocktails were also interesting and tasty, I want to try some of the more unique ones next time. The only down side was that the server was a bit impatient with our questions; perhaps they were uncomfortable going off script (just guessing). When we asked questions, rather that directly answer, they repeatedly interrupted us mid ask in order to jump into their bit about the dish which eventually covered the information we wanted to know.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never dissappoints!
    Grmnluvs2eat
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    What a fantastic place. Jordan Kahn orchestrates an experience that I feel is above Providence and The Bazaar by Jose Andres. There is something so special when the chef can created a dish so that one can taste the color of bright green in a pea or the earthiness of the delicate mushrooms foraged by the staff. I love this place and will be a grateful patron for life. You MUST try Red Medicine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Loved experience with the exception of head waitress? Mini maitre de? Little Asian gal was full of attitude although other servers- food - desserts were fabulous. We were easy group of 3 but she was obviously doing us a favor by taking orders, etc. Would return but might make a few comments if she "helped" us again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 2nd time around
    LAfoodie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Really enjoyed Red Medicine the first time Brought friends and enjoyed it as much 2nd time as well Loved the presentation and the combinations are very imaginative. Space is small and intimate- great for a mid-week special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Knocked it out of the park!
    tgseattle
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    From its food to pairings to presentation, Red Medicine killed it with their tasting menu!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Waitress Of All Time
    PDRALVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Waitress disinterested and never even smiled throughout the evening....didn't tell my wife and I pork belly was for 4 persons....never refilled club soda without being asked.....even just took the glass away without a word. Asked her for more lettuce for the 4 person pork belly.....it never came. She never smiled. Restaurant was not busy when we arrived .....the manager used this as an excuse when I related all the above to her.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fascinating food
    Ses123VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food is very unique and original as are the drinks. You need to come with a spirit of adventure. Sadly our server was rather rude, ignored allergies and had an "attitude".
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special food for LA
    Tigerrrr
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Here is a unique restaurant. We had the tasting menu and each dish was a surprise, a delight and a voyage. New ingredients (mostly vegetable), new preparations, new tastes and all done with presentation style. We will be back and will bring our foodie friends.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's not dining - it's a journey
    askworldtravelerVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Not knowing what to expect, that turned out to be a good thing - because I never could have imagined the creative and delicious forces behind every dish. If you have an experimental bone in you - Red Medicine is a wonderful experience. The shortcomings are almost forgiving given the quality and presentation, however I believe the issues are easily fixed. The Menu - I needed a guided tour through almost every dish - and our waitstaff was too rushed to define many of the terms used. The pace of the food is random - which I understand - however the plating often required space the table no longer had - forcing the finishing (rushing) of a dish. Plan on nothing less then almost 2 hours for a party of 4. Finally - when do menus change?
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food ...
    robert0051
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    ... and reasonable value given the quality. The service, given what was coming out of the kitchen should have been much more involved. You can't bring out such interesting food, with so much going on, and not describe it. Similarly, if you're going to have drink pairings, the server should have been more forthcoming with information about the food and the experience writ large. Nevertheless, we had a WONDERFUL meal and the service was adequate in that the food came out and we got to eat it. We simply expected more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food extravaganza
    keeperVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Hats off to Red Medicine! Every foodie should experience this menu! Unreal, heavenly, an absolute do not miss! And the bar! Try as many of the drinks as you can!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.