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
133 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (106)special occasion (53)hot spot (38)neighborhood gem (34)late-night find (30)good for groups (26)romantic (19)vibrant bar scene (17)notable wine list (7)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Avoid Sundays
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Sunday night - out of crab and Halibut and foraged mushroom presentation had very few mushrooms (sliced regular mushrooms). I had eaten there before so I know what the presentation should have been. I felt like a sucker. Cocktail menu is one of the better ones in LA. Very creative.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dcd069
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised...the restaurant is classified as a Vietnamese restaurant but it is anything but. Not knowing what to order we took the advise of the waitress and every dish, (it was a five course dinner) was delicious. My only disappointment was that the bartender didn't have what she needed to make my favorite drink, a Cadillac margarita. This restaurant isn't for everyone, ( as an example there are no salads on the menu)) but for a dinner experience that is completely different, this is the place. I guess maybe it's a little too different, I was told it's closing in two weeks. Also, it's a little on the expensive side, we paid $266 for two people, dinner, and three drinks.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting taste and pricy
    CharlieU
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This place is for a special occasion, interesting presentation and taste. Small portion for the price. It was listed as French and Vietnamese, most of the dishes are contemporary American
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really great resto; we'll miss you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We were able to go one last time for the amazing trout roe, waygu brisket, and shaved ice of redwood stems! Magical...and unforgettable; we'll miss you Red Medicine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the best
    kt001
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    presentation & taste of the dishes is inimitable. a beautiful and special place, the kind you want to share with others. our go-to for special occasions or just a late dinner. our favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Red Medicine Rocks
    GoodEatz
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I was very sad to learn that the restaurant will be closing at the end of October. A unique and delicious dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodjazz
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Unusual ingredients, stunning visual presentation, and wonderful flavors made this a superlative dining experience. So sorry not to have found it sooner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service not as expected
    Goodeggs123
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Maybe it's because they are closing at the end of the month, but we were very disappointed with our experience. Sure the food is creative and beautifully presented, but the explanation and attention given it by the waitstaff was badly lacking. Our food was sat in front of us with a brief and not very enthusiastic description of what it was. If I were the chef who had created these beautiful dishes and saw a waitperson serving it that way, I'd be insulted and furious. The service and ambience did not match the talent of the chef. I'm glad they are leaving as I think the location is also not very impressive with no valet parking or decent parking nearby. We would not go back even if they were not closing. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I for one am happy that they are closing, as I'm excited for Jordan Kahn's next venture and after visiting again the other evening, realized how much I dislike the location and the ambience of the restaurant and do not think it matches well with the food. The food is exquisite. It truly is the most unique in Los Angeles and Kahn is one of the most talented chefs in the world. But the location is way too loud and cavernous and too much like a bar; which stands to reason as the restaurant originally started as a "tavern." And the service is negligent, as would befit a tavern. So, I can't wait to see what's next!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Last hurrah before they close...
    oenophileVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had to come back one last time before they close at the end of the month!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretentious food
    Lasopa
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Service was very good The food looked stunning but as soon as i tasted it the magic was gone Left before finishing dinner
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slowboy
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Molecular gastronomy at a very high level. The servers explain the food as they bring it out, and even then it's all something of a mystery, but a delicious and exciting one. Presentation is fantastic. For instance, that pale white parmesan-crisp looking thing on top of the uni is actually a condensed almond milk chip, or something. A few dishes are somewhat mundane (the small plate grilled beef, and the mushroom on kibble with weeds), but mostly the flavors are multi-faceted and delectable. The redwood dessert is among the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Totally unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    One of the most unique meals I've ever had. Each dish felt as if it was hand-picked from the forest. Never would I anticipate such ingredients being blended together. Definitely worth a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A MUST TO EXPERIENCE
    KUB0S
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This was my second time going to Red Medicine when I have travelled to LA and the second time was as good as the first. The service was great-so friendly and helpful, the vibe was laid back and LA style and the food is to die for, the chef is incredibly talented. A MUST to have the Pork & Beef brisket (large serving). A shame it will be closing down in a month as Myself and my friends & family absolutely love it & look forward to it when coming to LA. Hope there will be a relocation of Red Medicine or at least the chef to continue cooking... Because he is way too talented. Red medicine would be great to be in Sydney, Australia. If in LA, this is a must plus the pricing is very good for the quality and quantity of all meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!!!
    Texascountess
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    One of the best meals I have had in years....Surprising! Amazing! So sad they are closing...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth it for the price
    Yummers
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Decent food but way over priced. Spent $125 for food (4 small plates), 2 drinks, and 1 dessert for the 2 of us. For the price I would have expected excellence. Food was good but not worth the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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
    • Ambiance
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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
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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.
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not for us
    Chrev
    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.
    Special Features:
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • 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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • 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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