reliable and terrific
We had a terrific dinner here with a HUGE group that included a bunch of kids. Our servers were patient and polite; the food was as good as ever; and we all had a great night.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun, Tasty, Still-Relevant Diner
We really enjoyed our main dishes (macaroni and cheese and chicken pot pie), both of which were served quickly and warm. We also lucked out with a booth, which was much nicer and more private than it would have been at a normal table out in the crowded main area. The '80s mod decor is fun. The only negative is that I would not suggest ordering from their specialty cocktail menu; the Table 24, a reference to the De Niro/Pacino face-to-face scene from the movie Heat, was very disappointing, while my fiancee ordered wine, a fine choice. Sometimes experimental house cocktails work well (as with the tasty Blood and Sand from the Dresden Restaurant and Lounge), but in this case I really wish I'd gone with a standard cocktail.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
On my daughter's recommendation,
On my daughter's recommendation, I had the shrimp Cobb Salad, but I split it with my dining companion as the server told us it was a rather large, entree-size salad. While the salad was very good, it was definitely not enough for a meal, so we left still feeling a bit hungry. Other than that, though, no complaints and I'll always return to Kate Mantilini, a family favorite for years!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Absolutely great service by
Absolutely great service by our server, Joe. Fabulous "comfort food" with a twist. The Crab Louis salad was huge, piled high with off-the-boat fresh crab & shrimp with the classic dressing. The pork chop was marinated perfectly, and Joe recommended the perfect wine. Truly a classic with a hipper vibe!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Right off the plane, firt stop!
Very often my first stop when arriving from NYC, where else for a NY architect to go than this local hot spot, which has stayed fresh for over 20 years. And great for many occaisions, too, incluidng a reunion with old friends and family. Order virtually anyting, it's all reliable. Just get whatever you are on themood for.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
My Favorite Restaurant
I love Kate Mantilini! They have the best macaroni and cheese on the planet. I have been coming here since I was twelve years old and I always order it. Make a reservation so you can get one of their amazing booths! The food is fantastic and it's great for a special occasion. The service is elegant and first rate. Great for the family as well!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great choice
Kate Mantalini never lets us down-great menu, quality food, conversation friendly atmosphere.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was yummy but the service
Food was yummy but the service was outstanding..the wait use to work at the Hamlet on Sunset.
Fish and chips were only 2 small pieces of fish!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's a perennial
Kate Mantilini is a reliable, top-notch spot for solid (if not adventurous) American deli/diner food brought to a higher level. It's a go-to- spot for many celebs and creatives, given its welcoming ambience, sophisticated and classy atmosphere, broad menu and late night hours. The booths are among the most comfortable, private and yes fun of any place. Desserts are homemade and great (we had their Icebox lemon pie - essentially key lime pie but with lemon). The ample rustic sourdough bread seems homemade and is excellent. While a bit pricey, it offers a great dining experience when you want something yummy.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Great Service
Our server was welcoming, with a lovely personality. I am a returning a diner, as l've always enjoyed the food.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid Dependable and Pleasant
The food is good and there is a wide variety. The atmosphere pleasant. This is a dependable place to go for a good meal for all age groups and tastes.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Dinner at Kate Mantilini
First time visit. Very satisfied. Busy scene on a Sunday evening. Seated immediately per our reservation. Service a little slow especially from the bar. Manager very much in evidence and helping out where needed. Food was very good, as was our waitress. Would definitely recommend and visit again.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been here many times. Always see a Hollywood star or two. Was there early on a Friday night so wasn't near as crowded as lunchtime dining. But that gave the waitstaff more of a chance to provide great and friendly service. Ordered the chopped salad, French fries, deviled egg sampler and fried chicken. All very good. But the chicken was great!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Where BH Families Dine Sunday Night
A full range of foods is available for all caloric intakes. Vegetarian, pescatarian, carnivore, all will be happy with the broad selection available. Families gather at the end of their weekend and dine without pretense or formality. Although the portions for the most part were generous, my sand dabs were great and nicely sized. The meatloaf our table also got was enough for two! But the fish and chips were a child sized portion! And for $25 I would have expected a lot more fish! I've been to many restaurants offering fish and chips. They usually range from $16-20. And the plate is filled with large pieces of fish. Not here. The two tiny fish sticks were almost invisible between the sides and the towering cup of fries. A pity.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A 90210 Favorite
Kate's is practically an institution. The menu is casual but extensive. There is something for everyone. Best to make reservations especially for prime lunch hour. The booths are a bit quieter than the main room. The food was great, eggplant and bruschetta appetizers and chopped veggie salad...all really good!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hadn't been here in years. The food was excellent, and our server Jim was spectacularly good. Warm and professional, he bent over backwards to provide exceptional service. We'll be back.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience that nearly wasn't
I want to give credit to Kate Mantilini for understanding the proper way to recover from making a mistake. When my party arrived for our reservation, the hostess asked if this was our 1st time visiting the restaurant, which it was. Because of that, she wanted to seat us at a booth, but a miscommunication happened and the person doing the seating took a different group to what should have been our booth. This led to a nearly half-hour wait before another booth opened up and could have ruined the night. However, the staff was apologetic, offered us a free guacamole appetizer to start, and our server was great on checking on our needs. The food was outstanding and, other than the hiccup of making us wait to be seated, the service was great.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the moment we walked in we felt welcome, food was good pricey for what is was but still enjoyable.
Service was excellent,our server was well trained and enjoyed her job , the hostess was friendly, professional and made sure the note about the birthday was taken care of..
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kate Mantilini is an institution, clubby, food you'd have at home, and pricey. At peak times, the restaurant is jammed, and the staff works at an almost literal run. The booths, lining one wall, are primo, allowing for the most privacy.
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
the best service
Kate's is definitely a go to place for a quick good bite. The food is consistently good and the service is wonderful. A big shout out to Robert who is the absolutely best!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service with decent food
I didn't like it the first time I visited there. Now I've changed my mind. This is a decent restaurant with amazing service. I think that most of their patrons are over 40 years old and more professional/business types. Food is always hit-or-miss but with the amazing service I'm happy with that.
9/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
WE have been there two times
WE have been there two times and enjoyed it very much.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
So many favorites
Love the Mac and Cheese. Kate's Club is the best in town.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of energy
Lots of people, lots of hubb bubb, good food, noisy, but positive feeling. waitstaff running here and there, but attentive. Lots of hustle and bustle. A little pricey, but a neighborhopod gem nonetheless.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old Hollywood, casual but nice spot
Great food in a casual, fancy deli kind of environment. Lots of different menu options so easy to please everyone. Seems to attract an older crowd (40-70). Food is very good, service is prompt and everyone is very courteous.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
always a favorite with friendly
always a favorite with friendly and attentive staff
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Kate Mantilini Weekend Brunch
Personally I wouldn't recommend for the weekend brunch but when we dined there at dinner our server was FABULOUS and the food was divine. During brunch we experienced the food wasn't all that great and the server was terrible and this was disappointing with only a handful of customers.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
KM is still ok' reliable. Good service, nice ambiance, decent food from a gigantic menu
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Comfort Food + Classic LA Architect
Kate's is the perfect weekly place for comfort food in a classy atmosphere. The building is early Tom Mayne and still has a certain appeal for Boomers as well as a younger crowd. Good bar while still a great place to bring the kids. Chicken pot pie on weekends is to die for. Recommend the bread pudding with whatever goodies they're putting in when you're there. Last week it was apples and the effect was a bread pudding com apple pie pastiche. A tradition in BH and always a good time.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was fantastic and
The food was fantastic and the service was efficient. The portions were very large and satisfying. We'll definitely be back!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fast and Fantastic
Service was fantastic! We had to change our reservation due to horrible traffic and staff was not only accommodating, but reassuring that the change was fine. We came in and needed to be out within 45 min., so they were very helpful with good food that didn't take too long. I have also been there when we have had a lot of time to relax and have enjoyed it there as well.
Also, they overheard us saying it was for my niece's birthday and on their own they brought out a wonderful dessert! Great head's up thinking!
LOVED the pear endive salad!!!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
A satisfying meal
The booths are cozy. Friendly and efficient service. Good food and varied menu.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an early dinner here
We had an early dinner here on a weeknight. We were greeted warmly and seated immediately in a booth. Our waitress was outstanding. The food ranged from outstanding (the fish and chips) to so-so (the white fish, which was flavorless). It was a great setting for 3 friends to meet and talk.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM