Great for parties!
Planned a surprise birthday for my boyfriend here and couldn't have been happier. They were accommodating to a few extra guests, didn't complain about everyone ordering at different times, and overall were pretty good with the check. Will go back!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Small plates were really good-
Small plates were really good- loved the lamb sliders. The wine at happy hour was quite nice but I was surprized when a wine bar stated their specials as 2 reds and 2 whites. They got a little more specific with the varietal but needed prompting to mention the vintner. But the wine was very good and well priced.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We came because of a review in Unique LA. It was everything they said and more. The bartender suggested excellent wines to each of our unique tastes and they were right on! The food was great and the atmosphere was welcoming. Go and see for yourself, you won't be disappointed!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We always love coming to Cork
We always love coming to Cork Bar. It is energetic, fun, and always a good time.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Corkbar is a terrific restaurant/wi
Corkbar is a terrific restaurant/wine bar with a great happy hour. I cannot recommend Corkbar highly enough. If you haven't tried it, you're missing out on something good.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Interesting menu but not many entrees. Stick with the appetizers. Deviled eggs were outrageous as was the Mac and cheese. The waitress was awesome and made it a great dining experience.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love going to the Cork bar
I love going to the Cork bar before Clippers games at Staples. I feel a little under-dressed in a t-shirt, but the servers are not snobby. They have a great CA wine and beer list. The burger is delicious and happy hour deals aren't bad.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not All Change is for the Better
Sadly, Corkbar's recent change in chefs (and management?) has really hurt them. Their prices have skyrocketed while quality and portion size have not. This used to be our favorite "after work" hangout, but no longer. I can only hope that they see the light and put things back to the successful business model they'd had for years.
4/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Foodie foods, wonderful wines, brilliant beers, excellent environment, superb service!!! We will be back and we will bring more friends!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
staff is extremely knowlegable on wines and local beers and both were excellent. Food is foodie quality and sized like a appetizer so try a few!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was solid; it's small-plat
The food was solid; it's small-plate fare, the sizes are great for sharing, and some of the ideas are really different and innovative--ex: a squid-ink ravioli with pork cheeks. For a pre-show (6:15) dinner on a Saturday, there were plenty of tables available; I have no idea how crowded it gets later. Also, happy hour on Sat. lasts 'til 7 PM, which can make for some cheap(er) eating. It's in kind of a strange location -- at 12th and Hope, near the Convention Center. Plenty of street parking available (at least early on a Sat.), but a little far away from the re-energizing downtown area, which makes it a little difficult to (ex:) eat something there then walk to the theatre or one of the other downtown clubs/bars.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food had so many different great tastes. Things you would not find elsewhere
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite spots downtown
I love Corkbar and would recommend it to anyone looking for a low-key, cool place to have a good glass of wine and some delicious food. Their cheese plates are always fantastic and I've had the short ribs multiple times and they're always great. This time we ordered the pulled pork sliders which were SO good and the summer squash and fried green tomato salad which was also fantastic. I had never tried fried green tomatoes before and I can officially say I'm now a fan. The wine list is good - lots of our favorites from the Santa Ynez Valley. Corkbar remains at the top of my list for restaurants in LA.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friend told me about this place and I really enjoyed it!
Very friendly and the service was wonderful.
Will go back again.
They are open late so it's a good place to go if you plan on having a romantic evening, or having a drink with friends enjoying conversation.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot to chill at.
Quiet. Good service. Good food and great selection of wines and some micro brews.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved everything about Corkbar.
I loved everything about Corkbar. Tons of parking, amazing food and easy to talk in a group. I have already recommended it to another group of girlfriends and will be back next month!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner before DM
Good food and drinks. We had a group of 10 and we tried most things that were on the menu. Everything was great. Even the brussel sprouts were a big hit. The beer and wine selections were good. The service was great.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service . Staff
Excellent service . Staff know their menu well and aren't afraid to engage with their customers. My waitress was great !
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem in LosAngeles
Great wine list. You will not find wines like these in a regular restaurant. Food is excellent. Lots of happy hour specials. Walking distance to Staples Center Highly recommend.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a pleasure! I had a very nice time here. I met my co-worker here before going to the Ahmanson for a show, and it was such a pleasant experience! the staff was very accommodating and friendly. I don't even drink and it's a wine bar! But I still had a great time. The food was good as well. My co-worker loved the wine list, she said it was impressive.
I would definitely recommend this place to everyone going downtown LA.
Oh, and the parking wasn't even an issue!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine Gem Near Staples Center
This is a perfect place to stop for a drink before or after a game. We stopped for dinner before the game and took advantage of Happy Hour prices. They let me sample wine before I made my selection. Food was good, especially the tacos and the brussel sprouts. Helpful service. Easy walk to Staples Center.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
B4 the Show
Great time again! the hostess/server was great with advice on wines as well as menu selections!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Made a reservation here on a whim and turned out great! The burger and BBQ pork bruschetta were delicious! I rated this place as quiet because there were only two other parties seated when we got there- not sure how loud it gets with full occupancy.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM