Food was great. Service very
Food was great. Service very friendly but a bit hovering. Music good but a bit loud.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
GREAT FOR A BUSINESS LUNCH
loved the restaurant - would go back again!!!! It was my first time. Great for a business lunch.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been to this restaurant
I have been to this restaurant several times over several years. The food is high quality and inventive with a leaning toward the health conscious. The portions are on the smaller side but big enough. There is something for everyone on the menu from the adventurous to the conservative. I experienced attentive service and and found the menu reasonably priced.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Breakfast was amazing. Blueberry
Breakfast was amazing. Blueberry pancakes and juevos rancheros were both the best we have had anywhere.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
bld is always a great place
bld is always a great place to eat. I am never disappointed.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
OKAY, I'M THERE! AGAIN!
Great service, great food, and truly romantic and cozy. It was our first time there. It will not be our last time there. And if you're a vegetarian, the vegetarian items are great, not just an afterthought. A word of caution, the pastry chef is in league with the devil -- UNBELIEVABLE! Each course was a dream, and the dessert was the capper! Not that the dessert was better than what we ordered (order the butter lettuce salad to start, it will knock you out!), but it was the perfect end to a perfect meal. Our waitress was amicable but not intrusive. Since it was our first time there everyone took the time to make sure we knew every item that was available that night and why we would like it. Honestly, I can't wait to go back with my wife.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
love the blueberry pancakes
love the blueberry pancakes here and the fried egg sandwich.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
BLD should revise their policy
BLD should revise their policy to NOT SEAT PARTIES UNTIL FULL PARTY HAS ARRIVED. If 3/4 of the party has arrived, I think they should be seated when a reservation has been made. BLD gets very busy for Brunch and I asked when our full party arrives and there are no tables left when we made reservations on Open Table, we were told reservations under parties of 5 are NOT guaranteed - THEN WHY MAKE RESERVATIONS IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
BLD has a really nice ambience at night. It's very popular for Brunch on the weekends. The food is pretty good. Love that they have Milkshake events and wednesday doughnut night. I wish they had more Gluten Free options so I can try more delightful dishes on the menu. but it is not a Gluten Friendly restaurant. Great neighborhood place to go for just drinks.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
I would not use the word romantic
I would not use the word romantic to describe lunch at BLD, unless you are in love with the carpet-less noise of the croud inside, or the busy Beverly Blvd traffic outside. However, there was a croud inside because the food is fine & fun. Who knew the riotta blueberry pancakes would be such a hit for my vegetarian guest, while my Moroccan Lamb Burger, w/lemon cucumber yogurt & feta cheese made me shamelessly lick my fingers right in front of her. It was also great, in this day of mega-menus with hundreds of choices that take mure than your 90 minute lunchtime to read, to see a resturant with the confidence to serve a few things, but serve them quite well. Go for food, go for fun, and I guess that could very well lead to romance.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service is amazing, food is
Service is amazing, food is amazing, what more could you ask for?
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place to go with family
Went here with a big group (including several kids) at 6pm on a Wednesday. What a treat. The service was great, they accommodated our kids' requests very politely, and the food was delicious. I have always liked this place, but this especially nice experience elevates BLD to another level in my book.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Service from TJ
I went to BLD for their Ham & Whiskey Dinner. My date had the Ham & Whiskey and I couldn't help but try their chicken and waffles. I'm so glad I did because it's a not-to-be-missed meal. It was off the hook. The waffle came with bacon and shallot infused homemade butter!! The chicken was extra crispy and sooooo juicy. And the donut dessert that came with the Ham & Whiskey dinner... well, let's just say my date and I ate it with our eyes closed because it was so incredible. Even better than the food, though, was our server. TJ was incredible and made our evening memorable. He works Wednesdays which is also BLD's donut dessert night. I'm going back for both! Thank you, TJ.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Their Friday night special short rib beef & burrata taco was amazing. I've never had a bad bite here.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Food/Not Amazing Service
The food and beverages were absolutely delicious, but the service was horrible. We wanted to order more, and the waitress rarely came by, nor did bus boys to clear plates.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious as always. The service was good, but our server was not the friendliest. The food more than made up for that!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had another great experience
Had another great experience at BLD! Flavor thrills abound at this place and service is always terrific. Breakfast, lunch or dinner... it's a go-to spot for me.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Outstanding Service
This was the second time I've been to this restaurant with my wife on a date night and I can't find a better place to go. The menu is amazing, the staff there is spot on and the environment is just right.
Our dinner was shared between the two of us(Beet Salad and Pork w/ Brussel Sprouts with a Banana Cream Pie - go to their menu, they explain these dishes much better than I can) and it was amazing from start to finish.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot for lunch. I recommend the Moroccan lamb burger - great flavors.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yummy non oily breakfast brunch
My friend and I had early breakfast here on a Monday morning and it was very quiet. We ordered pancakes, frittata and eggs benedict with chorizo. The food portions were big and the blueberry pancakes were light and fluffy. None of it was greasy or oily and looked very clean.
We were massively full afterwards but thoroughly enjoyed a real American style breakfast in LA.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
An Old Friend
My wife and I go to BLD over and over because the food is consistently good and the service always pleases. Specials are often interesting and you can count on a worthwhile featured wine. Prices are fair and, with drinks and an appetizer, run in the $40's per person.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brilliant food. Amazing donuts.
Brilliant food. Amazing donuts. One of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this restaurant. The food is always amazing, the cheese plates are fantastic and the servers are friendly and helpful and patient. One of my favorite restaurants and I return time after time.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
Shared the lamb burger and the special grill halibut. Everything was cooked perfectly. We will be back next time we are in the area.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only had breakfast there so I can't comment on any other meal. Food was delicious and cooked perfectly to order (over medium eggs came with hard whites and soft yellows as requested),coffee delicious and good service. A bit noisy with traffic sitting outside. Meal was not inexpensive, but that's L.A. Would definitely recommend it.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining in BLD which I frequently do is always an adventure. The chef prepares wonderful entrées surrounded by great appetizers and delicious desserts. I always come back to BLd.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food, Good People, Good Servic
What was ordered: grilled chicken sandwich, breakfast hash, eggs as you like them, fried egg sandwich w fingerling potatoes, braised pork and poached eggs with spanish chorizo home fries. There were some lattes and mimosas ordered that were said to be really good. My dish was the braised pork. I really liked the flavor of the pork but thought that the potatoes would have had something other than pieces of chorizo that made them spanish. They were good! don't get me wrong I just thought there would be something more to it.
Good food, good people, good service. Will definitely be back.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best DineLA Menu and food
The special menu prepared for DineLA is superb, as was the wine pairing. The server was super attentive and friendly.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good. Not spectacular but good, solid. There dine LA menu had good choices and several of them. Service was good. We had a long leisurely dinner and were not moved along. I've been before and it's pretty consistent. Not thrilling but a reliable choice.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The scallops were amazing
The scallops were amazing and their barramundi was a bit oversalted but still tasty. I would skip the culloute though, it was tough.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second time to BLD and once again it didn't disappoint. There was a minor mix-up with my entree, but management was very attentive, recognizing there was a problem before I did, and went way above and beyond to fix the problem. BLD is definitely going to be on my "regular" list!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
dinela summer menu
great deal for $25. the sauces are amazing, $15 corkage.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
BLD is always reliable for a good nice meal. The food is very good...the ambiance is cool, hip and fun...and it's so convenient. Dine LA was really good this year and the place was packed! I'm glad it's part of my "hood"....
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for the first time during Dine LA. A friend who frequents BLD thought the $25 DineLA price was a good deal. For the first course, we had fried squash blossom panzanella. The blossom was stuffed with cheese, dipped in a light batter, fried, and served on a bed of arugula. The "panzanella" was not the traditional bready salad, but some croutons. It was really good. Second course was seared barramundi, moist and tender, on a creamy, orange colored sauce. Delicate. Dessert was semifreddo with chocolate bits on a wafer of chocolate meringue with a pile of macerated blackberries and their syrup. The meringue was a little sweet for me, but I loved the semifreddo and berries. The meal was well executed. All the staff people were very friendly.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went on the thursday special oyster night. Oysters was sooooo delicious that we order another dozen at the end of dinner.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came here with my sister for breakfast on our first morning in LA, and I must say it was a great find! The restaurant itself is tastefully decorated; creates a great ambiance. The waitstaff is very friendly, and our server gave some great suggestions. DELICIOUS food. I definitely wish I lived closer because I want to try everything on the menu!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Reliably Good
There food is always good. Not absurdly over priced. Healthy. Dessert is also always a treat. One of our favorite local spots.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Fun Fare
BLD was a nice, not-so-little spot close to home. Stumbled in to a great environment with solid food and good energy. Definitely will head back to try more of what the menu has to offer.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice lunch spot
I met some friends for a nice weekday lunch. The food was good, service was friendly and quick and the scene was busy & energetic. Parking wasn't too bad - we found street spots nearby. I would come back to try dinner, as I imagine the staff would take good care of us. I will say, it was a bit pricey for a lunch spot and more menu options would have been nice.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVE this place. Great salads,
LOVE this place. Great salads, great burgers, pretty much everything here is good.
Super pleasant ambiance. Neighborhood staple.
10/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good Food, Great Service
Very welcoming host and servers. Tasty food. Loved the make your own meal options. Really good tofu. My girlfriend had the chicken and waffle, which was prepared surprisingly elegantly and was also super tasty. Nice crunch. Good wine options. The decor was lacking though, no romance, no mystery. I felt like I was eating in a hotel lobby and not my favorite hotel. Much too beige.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better for Brunch
I tried BLD for dinner. Its much better for brunch and lunch. The food and the service are better at those times.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for donut night. Loved dinner and the donuts were good too. Great service with a pleasant helpful waiter.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, but
Recently we've eaten a places w/ great ambiance but so-so food... SO having had great food at lunch and breakfast at BLD, we thought we'd try dinner there as we wanted great food. The food was delish.. but the room is more geared towards B and L rather than D.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food at Moderate Prices.
We all had excellent meals with attentive service. The wine list is somewhat limited and could use some more variety in the $30-$35 range.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed lunch on a weekday, and it was delightful. We both had egg-based dishes, so I can't speak to the sandwiches or salads, but the dishes were very tasty and plentiful. One exception would be the toast, which was undercooked, and tepid. Our service was attentive and efficient. Décor leans toward first-apartment, but that's not bad. The restaurant has many hard surfaces, which contributes to high levels of reflected ambient noise.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always the best
We love BLD! This week there was kabocha squash soup. WOW! Always yummy seasonal ingredients and superb service. Thanks for being our neighborhood go -to.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were very
Food and service were very good. I was visiting from out of state over THNXGVNG weekend and had dinner here with friends on the Friday.
It was very slow in the restaurant for a holiday weekend but I noticed that a lot in other LA eateries this weekend so no reflection on BLD.
Lots of interesting coktails and food options were great for sharing.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pretty straightforward review: Food was great (gotta get that cheese plate), strong selection of entrees and a lovely wine list.
We went on a Tuesday night so the place wasn't overly crowded. We had the full attention of our waitstaff who were all very pleasant and informative.
Nothing bad to say!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The only reason I gave the food a 4 was that my lamb burger was slightly overcooked and therefore not pink and juicy like I like it.
Otherwise the meal was outstanding, as was the service.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM