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96th Street Bistro at Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel

34 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Groups (15)
  • Fit for Foodies (11)
  • Great for Lunch (7)

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96th Street Bistro, located at the Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel, serves hearty American cuisine with global flair in its bright and friendly eatery. For a delicious starter, try the calamari with sweet chili sauce and the hummus with fresh veggies and pita bread. House entrees include the miso-slathered chicken with shiitake jus, the wine braised short ribs and the creamy pasta carbonara. 96th Street Bistro also has a popular array of sandwiches, such as the classic grilled cheese with tomato bisque and the Cali burger topped with crisp bacon and avocado. If you stop by for breakfast, the fresh and fully-loaded buffet makes an excellent choice and you can feast on omelets, fresh fruit, waffles and make-your-own breakfast sandwiches.

With its cool California vibe and serious attitude towards culinary delights, 96th Street Bistro is certainly not your typical hotel restaurant.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Californian, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 6:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 337-2800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
George Peterson Jr.
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Cross street
96th Steet
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Parking details
Parking structure on site. Three hour validation when dining.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine
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3.6  based on all time ratings
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSunshine (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 22, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant several times as the workshop group that we attend stays at the hotel here. I always book my reservations through OpenTable and I don't think they have ever once properly checked me in so that I have gotten my points – even though I always ask them to make sure they check me in properly so I get my points. I'm very frustrated.

vipDarlene (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on February 22, 2015

I had a confirmed reservation at the Bistro and when I arrived they didn't have my reservation saying they are no longer a part of Open Table and fortunately they had a table for the 5 of us.

So what up here, how did I get a confirmation and no reservation and do I get my booking points?

vipEHBranchburg (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2015

Great dining near LAX. The 96th Street Bistro is not your typical hotel restaurant, but has a good variety of menu choices, excellent quality entrees and great service. The filet I had was cooked perfectly.

Brookie (Hawaii)
2.0  Dined on January 23, 2015

The service at this place was so bad that it made spending $12 for onion soup and $14 for a margarita flat bread pizza so painful I did not order the $9 dessert and coffee (price unknown) that I really really wanted. The soup was great. The flat bread was flat in flavor with simple shards of over cooked basil. I think the dessert would have been good. But among other problems the waiter failed to bring this tired traveler a menu until 15+ minutes after i requested it. So, I got a $5 ice cream treat from the gift shop and made coffee in my room instead.

vipL0723 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 10, 2014

The food was very good with a good selection in the menu.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on November 21, 2014

Basic hotel food but at a high price. Meal was ok for chain resturant but prices were high end.

vipMfishesq (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on September 10, 2014

This is just an OK place to have dinner if you are staying at the hotel.

cleanplate (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on September 9, 2014

had the salmon on corn and aparagus. salmon done right, not overcooked which is a common mistake. corn may be canned, was good. asparagus just shy of completely cooked but was fine. happy staff , not chatty which was great.

Mike (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on April 26, 2014

Try the French onion soup. Period. It is one of the best and you would not suspect it.

STNick1 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on April 20, 2014

96th Street Bistro is a great place for casual dining or special occasions. The lack of check marks just means we didn't try anything but an Easter dinner. I was a little disappointed that there wasn't an off-menu list of specials for a holiday as there was on Christmas Day, but the three of us found plenty to enjoy. One person said the French onion soup was the best she had ever tasted. My Cobb salad was fairly predictable, but with dietary restrictions, that was exactly what I needed. Ingredients were fresh and tasty, and the dressing complemented the greens and other additions perfectly. We split a shrimp flatbread, which made it a great appetizer -- nicely peppery, so beware if you prefer your food on the bland side.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on February 22, 2014

I think it is a very convenient place to dine if you are staying at the hotel or nearby. There is really nothing notable about the food. I will give it an "average" rating.

vipTomB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2013

We enjoyed a pleasant New Year’s Eve dinner on our second visit here in five months. The dishes are creative, like the layered tomato and mozzarella appetizer. The wait staff is attentive and patient. It is my favorite restaurant near LAX as the food is much better than you would expect at a hotel near a major airport.

GlobalDiner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on December 18, 2013

We had a long layover at LAX and wanted to escape the monotony of another USA airport and found 96th Street Bistro on OpenTable. The food variety was good and the quality was surprisingly good for an airport hotel. This will definitely be a spot on our list when transiting at LAX.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2013

We met our relative who had a 4 hour layover before he had to go back to his new home in Australia. The traffic from Ventura was gruesome! We made it but was late. Food was awesome. Lamb shank,Shortribs and Flat iron steak all were great! We had dessert as well and rushed back to LAX with plenty of time Our server Ivan was great. Hotel gave free parking. It worked out fine. Found reviews on Yelp for airport close places to eat that helped my decision.

EnergyEngr (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 26, 2013

Was there for a business diner and it was overall a very good experience. We got a chance to talk and eat and were not interrupted by the servers. It was not crowded, we were not rushed and my guest felt special and appreciated.

Close to the airport and the bar was excellent as a starter before our meal.

Very good experience.