The Bazaar by José Andrés
The Bazaar by José Andrés

The Bazaar by José Andrés

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebazaar.com/
  • Phone: 3102465555x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Bar Daily from 5:30pm.
    Dinner: Monday -Wednesday, 6:00pm-9:45pm. Thursday-Friday, 6:00pm-10:45pm. Saturday, 5:30 - 10:45
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: José Andrés
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: sbe Catering offers The Bazaar's award-winning Spanish cuisine by James Beard award-winning chef José Andrés at any location, for intimate dinners at home, meetings at the office or elaborate parties just about anywhere. Customize your event with tray-passed service, seated dinners or chef’s stations. sbe Catering can do it all! Visit sbe.com/events or call 323.525.2400 to plan your event today.
  • Entertainment: Tarot card reader on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Special Events: From intimate to grand, let sbe Events + Catering plan your perfect event at The Bazaar. The Bazaar accommodates up to 675 guests with design by Philippe Starck, on-site and off-site catering, custom menus by James Beard award-winning chef José Andrés, and premium mixology and specialty cocktails. Visit sbe.com/events or call 323.525.2400 to plan your event today.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: San Vicente Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The valet is a flat fee of $14.
A word from The Bazaar by José Andrés
The Bazaar by José Andrés is a vibrant mix of sophisticated cuisine and playful lounge spaces where dining transcends into fête extraordinaire. Experience a collection of magical dining experiences, entwined in a modern-day, European-inspired “indoor piazza” -- savor pioneering culinary creations, delicacies from roving carts and delicious libations by James Beard Award-Winning Chef José Andrés. Enjoy delightful visual surprises at every turn, courtesy of world-renowned designer Philippe Starck. And shop the inspired retail selections curated by design vanguard Moss, woven throughout the space. The Bazaar by José Andrés has received four stars from the Los Angeles Times, was a finalist for the James Beard Awards' "Best New Restaurant," and has been named Esquire Magazine's "Restaurant of the Year" and Zagat's "Top Newcomer."
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The Bazaar by José Andrés reviews from OpenTable diners
335 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (232)fit for foodies (231)hot spot (185)vibrant bar scene (137)romantic (127)good for groups (120)notable wine list (78)late-night find (64)neighborhood gem (39)great for outdoor dining (16)scenic view (7)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Amazing Food
    Kimbo
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Always going to get an amazing meal at the Bazaar. Our food was to die for, service was better than we have received before at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Amazing
    ManhattanbeachgirlVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I truly believe this is the best restaurant in LA. If you are looking for unique preparation, amazing taste, cool atmosphere, then this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Anniversary Celebration
    wineAlot
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and were greatly appreciative of the wonderful experience provided by the staff, led by Zach, our server. The front desk staff was welcoming, the bussers and runners were friendly and helpful. They all did a superb job setting us up for the delicious foods that we enjoyed greatly. Thank you all for making our day very special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant ever
    DrAngee
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    If you ever want to splurge and impress someone -go to the bazaar!! It is sooo good. Our server Rosie was the best server I have ever had and helped us pick off the menu... Must get croquets, philly cheese steaks, fried eggplant with honey foam, tomato crostinis, capers de salad, chicken with dates and mustard and do NOT miss the coconut floating island for dessert- but eat it fast before it melts!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Among the best ever
    KDad
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I have eaten around the world: Paris, New York, Chicago, Tokyo, etc. and this is one of the best restaurants ever. Service is great, the decor unusual but pleasing and the food is just outstanding. It is rare these days that I find a restaurant like this but I give it an enthusiastic 5 stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Quality
    ChloeCC
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I've been to Bazaar for a couple of times and was planning to book SAAM if this dinner turns out well. The food was not as impressive as before. In fact, some of the seafood dishes are not fresh at all; covered with heavy sauce, you can still taste the seafood is going bad because of the pungent smell/taste...This is a main turn down for the dinner. I hope Bazaar can provide quality meals on a consistent basis.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always a pleasure
    LUV2EAT
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    you can never go wrong with this place. the service and the food are always in mint condition status. jose andres is a genius
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food; Vibrant Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food was unique, progressive (nitrogen-techniques), and really delicious, but pretty expensive for small plates. A big menu but something for everyone. It was our anniversary and they seated us side by side on one of their couches to look out to the rest of the restaurant. (although it was by the service hallway, we were set back and didn't really notice.) The scene is vibrant and elaborately decorated. A very large bar and restaurant. Service was good - attentive but not over the top. The Philly Cheesesteak was to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not as impressed anymore but go
    great2dine
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We felt the place feels very themed, tired, dated hip. When it first opened, wow, what a place. Now it's like been there, done that. The decor is becoming cliche but for most I guess OK. First seated at a picnic table/benches, we asked for seats with backs & after a bit of 'tude' we were accommodated & the table we asked for 'was taken & the party is here' but I guess they changed their mind, it was empty the whole evening. The place is not as crowded as before but the service was lackluster & aloof. Prices are high, food is excellent, although some dishes were luke-warm. Watch out for the double or triple tip 'suggestions' we almost paid a 60% tip!, when asked they removed it but said it's a policy of the hotel & no one else complains.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must try!
    Ajsuc
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food was so amazing. Really unique and interesting items on the menu. The staff made so many recommendations and were so helpful! Our waiter Will and dessert waitress Rozie were amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    betoVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    i have been in this restaurant 20 times , and always is great...try the phillysteak
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Anniversary 2014
    Halberstam
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Amanda was a great waiter, She really new her stuff. Tim was great with all the deserts too. Always love the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth every penny
    Foodie101
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Bazaar is a must try for all foodies!! The experience is out of this world. Obviously, pretty pricey, but worth every $100 you spend, and yes you'll spend quite a few of those. The food is unreal, and something you will not have tried anywhere. The philly cheese steak sandwiches are something everyone must try. Even olives, something so simple, they make into something magical. This will be hands down one of the best meals any foodie will ever have. EVER.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing special
    HowardinBaltimore
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We love tapas. It was a special birthday band we were looking for a quiet table. They tried to seat us at a community table in front of the prep kitchen. We said no. They had us wait in the lounge where it took forever to get a drink. They then tried to seat us at the same table. We said we would wait. Ultimately seated in the same room somewhere else. Good server. Well paced. Tapas were fairly good. Dessert was nothing special. Ate there because we were in LA and were in the SLS Hotel. Better choices elsewhere. Hip, but tried too hard. Not especially high energy, just loud. Won't return.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delightful!
    beabrow
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This was the most fun restaurant experience I've ever had. Would definitely recommend the mojito, philly cheesesteak, beef tartare, and jicama guacamole, but I wish I could have tried everything. The chicken was the least surprising item we ordered, but it was still very good. Thanks for a lovely evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This is one of more unusual and fun restaurant experiences you can have. The tapas menu is very creative and the decor is whimsical and unique. It is a bizarre Bazaar that reflects Mr. Andres' offbeat and playful nature. Oh, and the food is really good. We shall definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The waiters were very attentive and the food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabien
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great Food mixing Tradition and Modernism. Excellent Cocktails and nice patio for outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than ever
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Perhaps because it was a slower night the service seemed sharp and more attentive than in the past. Avoid the desserts and eat another tapa
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This restaurant is special in every way....The food preparation in most cases benefits from the "scientific" approach to cooking. In lesser hands, this could be a gimmick, but in this case it is masterful. The array of tastes and textures is distinctive and delicious. The presentations are beautiful. The service staff are knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. The decor varies from room to room--each distinctive. This is a total experience and one worthy of special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    ichimichi
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Majority of the Tapas we ordered were so delicious with just a few exceptions. Overall the restaurant has a great ambiance, pricey...they increased the price of my favorite tapa..."philly cheesesteak". It is highly recommended!!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Coolrsbydavid
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was excellent great service beautiful design delicious desserts best of all deliocus tapas.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best.
    JODB
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Amazing nitrogen drink; terrific special dishes; very comfortable; Great wine selection; enticing ambiance---
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar Restaurant!
    bluegarnet
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This place nonchalantly exudes a mature and sophisticated cool. I love coming here and my guest loved the decor (oh the variety of chairs you see upon entering!) and that one of our dishes seemed to be alive for minutes after being placed on it table. Came here bc of a birthday special and just about every dish was superb. Be prepared to dine like the French - these are bite size tapas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious fun and classy
    kaleykaley13
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We're huge fans of Chef Jose Andres and his creative tapas. This restaurant does not disappoint with an array of incredibly unique, eclectic dishes, many with a spanish, asian, or american flair. Each tapas was presented exquisitely and was really fun to eat. They take you to a separate patisserie section of the restaurant for a nostalgic candy-bar style dessert. Overall a really fun experience. We left feeling not too full and as though we had had a fun evening well spent together, eating beautiful food in a rich, warm, funkily decorated space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everyone should experience it
    JeremyVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I think everyone should experience The Bazaar at least once. It is dining art that is almost too difficult to explain. You've never had anything like it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a favorite
    LuvfinefoodVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    If you want to be rushed through an overpriced meal this is your place!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Great Experience
    mochagal
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is my second time here. I took out of town guests (family). We had a great time. Highly recommend - at least once. Since it is pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cold reception, Hot food
    Intrepidation
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We selected The Bazaar due to the good reviews it garnered. Our initial impressions were dampened with the poor attitude of the reception staff who were aloof and disinterested . We were made to wait for more than 30 minutes and not once did they come to us to update us or apologize for the long wait.Their answers to our questions were curt, the girls seemed more interested to talk to each other. We ordered 16 varieties of tapas and most of them were delicious . The service was good , notably the servers were generally highly enthusiastic and warm compared to our waiter who was AWOL most of the time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good experience
    chowtown
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had heard a lot about this restaurant from friends and we excited to give it a try. There were a few dishes that we enjoyed a lot, but there were several that we would definitely not repeat. Again, we are glad we tried it but are unsure of our return unless it is for dessert or afternoon tea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    don't go hungry. you will leave hungry. The plates are VERY very small and expensive
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great expensive fun
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Servers were very knowledgeable and helpful in choosing items for both meat and vegan eaters. The "scene" was as much fun as the food and the decor. Not for the faint of wallet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service
    Emmam
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food was good but unique. I enjoyed the desert most, which was excellent. The atmosphere was cool and there was sort a little museum on one side. Definitely recommend trying it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner with friends
    teddybearVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Dine LA was wonderful! Enjoyed the various selections which for 4 people was fabulous. Only complaint (but did not deduct any stars) was when it was time to seat us, the computers froze and we were not seated for about 10 minutes. But our table for four was nice which made up for the wait.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food here is pretty good. Nothing was outstanding, but everything is executed well, albeit with a tad more salt than I would have preferred. They were pretty good with refilling drinks, but otherwise, the service was pretty bad. Some things can be attributed to being understaffed, like the slow service and general confusion over what was ordered and what has already been serviced. We were also seated near someone who was some kind of VIP. Every few minutes, some of the senior wait staff would drop by and shoot the breeze with this person quite loudly in front of our table. Very unprofessional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tina
    tina
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Bazaar is amazing!Went there for DineLA. The atmosphere and the design there is so beautiful. There is also a little bazaar in it. Highly recommend the Philly cheesesteak...Shrimp Cocktail tasted a little wired and the dressing came with Wagyu Beef confused me.... Overall, this is a perfect place for people to hang out at night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiters not as on point as food
    waiiiiiiit
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food was good. An interesting take on American food. Everything tasted good. Service was a little slow. I had a 10:15 reservation for a group of 2; we ended up getting seated at 10:45. After we got seated it took another 15 minutes of our server to actually come over to our table and asked if we wanted anything to drink. 15 minutes later!! It's like he didn't even know we were sat down for 15 minutes. I'm sure the wait staff was tired after a long day or was handling too many tables.. but damn if service was fantastic, the whole experience would've been so much more than what it was. Although not a big deal; there was no space in the dessert section when it was our turn.. haha I wish I was able to experience the whole experience, oh well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • what a disappointment..
    yhyhs
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We loved dining at the Bazaar during DineLA seasons, but this most recent experience was a total miss. Even the infamous philly/hilly cheesesteak starters were "off"... seemed a bit stale, even, which I'm sure wasn't the case since it was a very busy Friday night with multiple orders of these favorites moving out of the kitchen. We could not recall a single delightful item, and even the desserts were a disappointment. The service was very spotty. The restaurant was packed so I can understand that, but our dining experience took double the time it normally would have. Disappointing service, and even more disappointing food. Apparently they got a new head chef 7 months ago, which totally explains it! We are not a fan of Chef Holly..
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TERRIBLE HOSTESSES
    DosManos
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Been here several times and this was the worst experience by FAR
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    taipeilover
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is a great spot for hanging out and grabbing a drink. I think the food plates (most of the signatures can be found via Yelp Reviews) are too salty, pricey and overrated. The server that attended our table was really nonchalant. It took him 20 minutes at least to get something for us. It's good for people watching and to be seen but I wouldn't be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic