The Stinking Rose - A Garlic Restaurant
The Stinking Rose - A Garlic Restaurant

The Stinking Rose - A Garlic Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thestinkingrose.com/
  • Phone: (310) 652-7673
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: J.C. Becerra
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Four distinct rooms offer venues for events and parties of varying sizes--Michelangelo Room seats 85 under a canopy with twinkling lights and plush banquettes, all in a private setting: the Chianti Room seats 45 in an Italian Cafe setting with hanging Chianti bottles and candlelight; Dracula's Grotto, a secluded den for 42 people and the Cork Table, a long banquet table for 14 in a secluded alcove.
  • Private Party Contact: Massimo Marmorino 3106527673x2
  • Entertainment: Gary Sherer at the piano Thursday thru Saturday evenings from 8 pm in the Gar-Bar. Dancing and singing along to your favorite tunes.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wilshire Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking during the day (excluding holidays) in our large parking lot and valet parking in the evening beginning at 4:00 pm.
A word from The Stinking Rose - A Garlic Restaurant
Located on Restaurant Row in Beverly Hills, The Stinking Rose is as unique as its name--romantic tents for dining and garlic-themed rooms for special occasions or just a bite to eat.
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The Stinking Rose - A Garlic Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
258 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (172)good for groups (122)fit for foodies (113)romantic (109)neighborhood gem (54)hot spot (38)kid-friendly (32)great for lunch (31)late-night find (28)notable wine list (18)vibrant bar scene (12)great for brunch (7)scenic view (7)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Fabulous Flavors!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    This was my 2nd time at Stinking Rose, & my memories did not decieve me! Not only was the decor over the top, but the food was fantastic, served quickly, & perfectly to our tastes. The prime rib was out of this world, & the Bagna Calda didnt' disappoint! The food was flavorful & though somewhat basic, was artfully presented. The wait staff was courteous & attentive & met our needs quickly. Our party of 5 60-something women was dazzled & pleased that our questions didn't frustrate! Excellent experience & I will come again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Garlic and Tim Burton
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Going to eat at the Stinking Rose us like having dinner on a Tim Burton set with really good food. The décor and settings are amazing and makes for a very good dining experience. The plates are on the expensive side, about $20 and up per person, however its worth every cent. The garlic chicken and pork chop are my favorite. I recommend the 'caldo bagno' or 'hot bath' which is roasted garlic cloves in olive oil and served with rolls. It spreads like butter and you will be vampire proofed after a couple of rolls. The service is excellent and the waiters are great. Make sure you ask to see the "Dracula" dinning room. Its a great place to take a date. Stop by the cool bar near the entrance on the way in ..or out
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was my second time at this restaurant brought my friend for her bday. Not a huge fan of garlic but I felt it was over priced for what we ordered. The shrimp were decent in size but I've had bigger and better. Probably won't be back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegans Not Welcome At The Stinking Rose
    kem99
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We could not have been more disappointed in our recent trip to The Stinking Rose. We had been there once before and liked it a lot. On that prior occasion, my wife, who is vegan, was able to get a pasta dish -- that we were assured was vegan by our waitress -- that she liked a lot. With that in mind, we picked The Stinking Rose for a birthday celebration and make the trip up from South Orange County with our two 4 year old daughters on a Saturday evening. After being seated, my wife asked the waiter what he recommended. The waiter went back to the kitchen to talk with the chef. Upon returning, he told us that the only dish they had was a Portobello Mushroom on vegetables and "maybe" they could make a salad work. A pasta dish was not available because it had egg in it, as did their "meatless meatball". The entirety of their "vegan menu" was comprised of the Portobello Mushroom dish, "maybe" a salad (which is under the Appetizers section of the menu) and a side dish of grilled vegetables. That's it. One entree, an appetizer (maybe, not sure about the dressings) and a side dish. They did not even have bread that did not already have butter on it. The big problem being that my wife does not like mushrooms and was looking forward to having the pasta dish she had before. This means that either the waitress got it wrong on our prior visit in which case my wife ate something that was not vegan or The Stinking Rose has since changed their menu to be anti-vegan. Either way it is unacceptable, especially in Los Angeles of all places in a restaurant based on a vegetable. I was shocked and it ruined our evening and birthday celebration. The manager on duty made an effort, including going down the street to get a Udon dish from another restaurant for my wife, but that turned out to have mushrooms in it as well. We won't be back since she cannot eat there and will not recommend it to anyone based on The Stinking Rose's apparent anti-vegan stance. Beyond disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Garlic!!!!!
    kristykfox
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We came to celebrate my and my husbands birthday with a group of ten, the food was exactly what I had remembered, to say that I LOVE garlic is an understatement. The food and the service were great, we always had someone at our table refilling drinks, asking if there was anything we needed, and food and drinks came out in a very timely matter. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stinking Rose Rocks The Taste Buds
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I've been dining at Stinking Rose for the last five years and have yet to experience a mediocre meal or less than stellar service. I spend every birthday there and every special occasion in between. The food is absolutely delectable and staffing personable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best place to enjoy the Garlic you love.
    RonR
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    If you are a garlic lover you have got to go here. Service was great. Food was wonderful. I cannot wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I loved it for sure going back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    EVERYTHING was wonderful this is now my favorite restaurant... Will for sure go back and if you are thinking about going... GO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Calamity
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Great food, great ambience, and superb service! We will definitely return and bring friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Big Disappointment
    Paula
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We chose this restaurant for a special occasion, but won't go back again. Our Caesar salad was tasteless: no anchovies, no garlic flavor, white ice berg lettuce, few "out of a package" croutons. When we finished it, we saw cheese that should have been on the top on the bottom of the bowl! We were not given new forks for our entrees. The prime rib my husband ordered medium rare came medium and had to be sent back. I ordered halibut, which was good, but the potatoes and asparagus were cold. Waiters were anxious to take plates off the table, even our bread dishes with uneaten rolls still on them! Because my husband's dish came back later, I was finished first and the servers took my dish while my husband was still eating....quite rude, I'd say. I mentioned that this was a special occasion, but no one offered us the special dessert others around us received. I felt we were rushed out the door, as the entire time we were in the restaurant was 50 minutes. It was a very disappointing meal for what should have been a special time for us. Next time we want prime rib, we'll go to Lawry's across the street!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tourist Trap
    Stinky
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The service was good but not great, waitstaff was friendly but a little inattentive. The steak was edible but lacked any real flavor. The side vegetables were inedible and not to be picky but I ordered my steak medium rare but it was meduim well. I have wanted to try this restaurant for many years so it was a bit of a dissappointment but I'm glad I did try it. It was not horrible, it just didn't live up to the hype.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing this time
    rugratrnVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Food was mediocre and cold... Disappointing because we enjoyed previous visits
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    dglick
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Really enjoyed the Stinking Rose. The food was well-prepared and unique and interesting. Strange that every dish we ordered turned out a little different than we expected. Not bad, just different. We enjoyed it and would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A must-eat there.
    Tavo
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great location, awesome food. A little on the expensive side, but great for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Great Atmosphere
    Time4Fun
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I haven't had anything I didn't love but the garlic ice cream is my favorite item on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stinking awesome!!
    Lakers246
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    All the elements in this restaurant click. It was a date for me... But I can see birthdays and other celebrations going well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    luvgarlic
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Service and good were excellent. I was here a few years ago and the quality and service were just as good now as it was then. Worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pippi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great food, prices, and ambiance. I would recommend this restaurant to friends and family. Well worth it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food
    Daredevil
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I've allways had a good time here. I've had almost everything on the menu and let me tell you, it's all awesome. I used to go to Lawry's across the street. ever since I started going to the stinkng rose 12 yeas ago, I'll never go back there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The STANKIN' rose
    garliclovers
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    EVERYTHING was awesome! The food was great, my entire family enjoyed it. My father enjoyed his halibut, it had a good flavor although the piece was rather small. That was the only problem with it. My mother enjoyed her birthday dinner. It was all good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, Reasonable, and FUN!
    rjmrobin
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This restaurant, which is also in San Francisco, is known far and wide for its unique theme, delicious food, and it's fun! It's ALL GARLIC, all the time! Enjoy. The prices are comparatively reasonable, too. You don't want to come to L.A. without this experience. (Oh, take an anti-acid medicine before eating; very rich food for some. But fantastic! Worth it!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must Experience The Stinking Rose
    PickyEater
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The food was delicious, decor amazing and privacy in abundance. The staff were all friendly and helpful. I will definitely return to this restaurant. The best Italian food I've had since the last time I was in Italy. I highly recommend the Gnocchetti! Wonderful 4 top tables with curtains you can actually close for complete privacy. Reminiscent of a Bedouin tent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overrated
    dc18VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    For what it is..it is OK. Food was not impressive. Will not return. I mentioned it was my friend's birthday and nothing special was done.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous as always!
    Kalicat
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This place never ceases to amaze us. It has become our favorite "out for nice dinner" place. The service is always great and we enjoy the wit and humor of the waiter. It was my sons 30th bday so thanks for another great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Anniversary Lunch!
    gennybean
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    My husband and I went there for our anniversary for Lunch/Dinner. We loved the all the art work and the music, the waitress was very cool and friendly to joke around with. The lamb shank was very good and super tender and didn't need a knife and those bones were clean after i was done. My husband had meatloaf and thought it was the best meatloaf he's ever had and don't tell his mom about that. I can't wait until the next time go there around
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stinks so good
    Mattman
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Everything garlic! So well done! didn't have that horrible next morning tongue stuck to the pillow garlic aftermath
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3rd Time Here
    fattyforever
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Today, I went for a friend's birthday celebration. I had ordered the Braised Short Ribs. It was good in taste but slightly hard. My boyfriend ordered the usual Prime Rib slab with Crab - which is always fabulous in taste and soft. The group shared a ordered of Mussels, Shrimps, and Crabs - was disappointment in the mussels, really overcooked and the size of the mussels were tiny like small pieces of garlic. The service wasn't too great today. The server wasn't around often like the other times I have been here. We were waiting often for drinks or drinks to be refilled. Even at the end of the meal, we had to go out to look for the server so they can bring out the birthday cake we had ordered.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday delight
    Samiam
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Always look forward to coming here for birthday celebrations with friends and family! You can never go wrong with the crab feast! Gotta come back and try the scrumptious looking prime rib. Atmosphere in Dracula's Grotto was fun. Nice to see other patrons enjoying good food and conversation!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fast Food???
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We sat down within 5 min upon arriving..took another 5 min to look over the menu...waiter came very nice took our order left came back under 5 mins! with our dinner! We had not even started to have a conversation...as shocked as we were the food was good not what we has expected coming to a Garlic restaurant it had very little hints of Garlic ??? We eat being shocked ordered dessert and again within a min it was served to the table...our entire dining experience was over with in 40 mins??? This was not the experience I was hoping for very confusing about what you are trying to do it was like fast food speed! Our night out was over before it began! very disappointed to say the least...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food!
    Islandlegends
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I truly love this place...as I LOVE garlic! The service is exquisite, and the menu has a variety of choices from poultry to seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awsome!!
    Littolegs
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great place to dine!! Food was excellent, the waitor was extremely nice and helpful and the ambiance was great! Had a great experience. Would totally recommend this place to friends.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • awesome
    yummy
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We went there because it was on Top Garlic Spots on TV. Was not disappointed. Great place with an amazing interior, valet parking, and the best food I've had in a long time. Thanks for the easy reservation process and the great food and service. We will come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The place was great but when you order your food they bring it so quickly that it seems like they are rushing you to eat and leave.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best waiter ever
    KrisVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Luke was great, Table 13. Food as usual very good. Busboys need to handle less items while moving fast they dropped a whole bottle of water on my friend and I :-(
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • prime rib
    Rico
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    If you are a prime rib enthusiast, they cook the best prime rib in town, perfect in every garlicky way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great stink
    awesomeVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Loved the vampire themed decor(makes sense), the vampire rm was a lil cold but bearable.the service was good.the food was good,portions were huge..gals can share a meat plate(not the ny steak,that was small) but crab &prime rib was ginormous!!staff participated in bday/anny surprise for my bf.Thks stinking rose
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Restaurant
    addie397
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I requested a secluded table for my boyfriend and I to spend a romantic evening, and The Stinking Rose did everything they could to accommodate us. We arrived almost half an hour early for our reservations, yet were seated right away. Our server Nick gave us all of his top picks from the menu (he had A LOT to say) and we were able to pick and choose based on his help. We ordered the Neon ravioli and Filet Mignon. Both were absolutely delicious!! The garlic bread they served was also really good, with olive oil and garlic to dip it in. All the food was hot when it was brought to us, including the bread. All in all, I really enjoyed this restaurant and will be back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive, but good
    Greygarious
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    One appetizer, two entrees and two glasses of wine ran upwards of $85, so it is not a cheap place by any means. We had the garlic appetizer, which is basically just garlic in oil, but it's good. She had the halibut and I had the chicken and asparagus. Both were delicious. Everything was delicious and it has a nice atmosphere and good service as well. It's not someplace I'd go often, but for a special occasion it's a great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    Nilo
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The food was decent but nothing we had ordered really stood out. The decor is fun and inviting. The service was excellent, very attentive and genuine. Definitely worth trying at least once.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For garlic lovers
    AudreyD
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Beware vampires! The food at The Stinking Rose is to die for. The 3 of us had Dungeness Crab with a couple of sides, totally awesome. The flavour was exceptional....garlic, garlic, garlic, even the ice cream, which by the way is super delicious. I recommend this amazing restaurant to anyone even gonna garlic lovers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.