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Bailey Street Kitchen

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45 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

Bailey Street Kitchen is an upscale restaurant that features cuisine from all over the world. The interior of the restaurant is elegantly decorated. There are several chandeliers that provide most of the lighting. The dining room can be converted into a private event space if patrons wish to rent out the restaurant for parties.

Bailey's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with distinct menus for each. The appetizer portion of the menu has items with inspirations from all over the world. Diners can order bacon-wrapped jalapenos, crispy fried calamari, coconut shrimp and mushrooms Buenos Aires which are sauteed in white wine, garlic and parmesan cheese. Bailey's menu specialties include a chicken rollatini, bass picatta and Baja-style street tacos with chipotle mayo, slaw and ranch.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Californian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm;
Sunday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
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Phone number
(562) 464-0171
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bright
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 45 People Are Saying
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
3.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was great as well as the service

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3.0Dined on December 15, 2017

The Bass Picatta was very good and side of mash potatoes was creamy as discribed on the menu. However my husband pasta dish was overly sauced and didn't pack a punch. Also the white wine was served room temp and the waitress didn't seem to think that mattered much. Although her service was very good. Also, they tend to cater to larger groups so that children are present and the ambiance feels like that of a diner. I would recommend it for lunch and dinner but if the noise level isn't a factor for you, give a try.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Food and service was great. Recommendation would be for them to invest in making the restaurant a little nicer i.e. table cloths on the tables. No plastic chairs.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Emanuel and Crytal were amazing servers and made both experiences memorable. Will definitely be back again.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2017

They could have better service food took too long

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2017

Had a great time. The food was delicious, and the service was great. Public parking lot was easily accessible. I'm definitely coming back.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2017

Calamari appetizer crisp and not chewy as some calamari can be...Two of us ordered the Brocheta Argentina, and they only brought one...our server, Crystal, was very upfront about it, apologized and offered to see if we wanted to share the one plate while the other was being prepared...we declined.

Once the 2nd Brocheta came out, it was prepared perfectly, with a good flavor that could not bee beat.

The others ordered Linguini Fried Diablo, Chicken Parmigiana and 5 cheese ravioli...again, all prepared perfectly.

It would have been a nice gesture to comp the appetizer since they made a mistake with the one entrée...

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2017

Very good food. We both had spaghetti and meatballs and thoroughly enjoyed it
. We shared coconut shrimp very tasty

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2017

Very pleasantly surprised. Nice cozy restaurant. Waiter was very fun.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2017

Small gem of a place, the ambience is friendly. Music a little too loud, had to talk really loud to person across table. BUT the food is ALWAYS EXCELLENT.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2017

This is a little gem with 5 star food. The music is set to a great Pandora station, works with the ambience.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2017

Another great meal & service at Baileys...Thank You.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2017

I would highly recommend this place.Great food, Nice ambiance.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2016

Consistently GREAT Food and attentive staff. Easy place to go when you want to enjoy your food not think about it!

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4.0Dined on December 3, 2016

The cafe is on a side street fronted by a very broken and uneven sidewalk. It's not well lit on the outside and seems a little hazardous for the elderly . At this point, not an issue for me but would not take my mom. The interior is chintzy and floors are sloping. This would not be a place I'd go for a special occasion. However, the food was tasty, service was attentive, prices were very fair. Bread and accompanying dip was good. Wine list worked well with food selections and you could tell someone thought about the choices.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant in Whittier, while on a walk. We were pleasantly surprised by the service, food, and ambience. We both enjoyed our entrées, however the temperature could've been a little hotter on my veal Marsala. The mashed potatoes could use a little more flavor, otherwise everything was excellent. The desserts were perfect. Service was polite, friendly, enthusiastic.

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2.0Dined on March 28, 2014

I came here for lunch, I was impressed by the food. The truffle fries & our salads were great. However, the atmosphere was extremely bazar. There was an asian looking fish tank with open wires in the middle of the restaurant, with cheap looking paintings / overall decor. The service was bad. There was no host in sight when we walked in the restaurant. Our waitress was strange- she acted bothered by any requests we made to our food which made us uncomfortable. When she brought us our check she said she couldn't find her pen and asked if we needed one or if we had our own. I literally laughed to myself- a waitress should always have a pen. Then she rang up our bill wrong making me late to a meeting. Overall, good food, bad everything else.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2014

Food was great and service was awesome

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2014

Nice food selection choices. Shrimp in garlic - tasty and big shrimps.

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2013

We have a few nice spots in Uptown but Baileys consistently hits the mark!!

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2.0Dined on November 16, 2013

I am a frequent diner at this restaurant. They were off their mark on this occasion. Caesar salad was excellent.

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4.0Dined on November 9, 2013

The shrimp was a little chewy = seemed to be boiled too long. Mash potatoes where watery and a bit tasteless.

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4.0Dined on October 12, 2013

Love my Bailey Street Kitchen. The food is excellent, service outstanding. This fun, family owned operation serving wonderful cuisine is a great neighborhood gem. Now they have wine and spirits. And a tempting/mouth watering special menu with incredible veal dishes and a nice array of pastas and other food items. You must try their wonderful food in a great atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on September 7, 2013

Each time we dine at this wonderful establishment and partake in yet another delicacy, we walk away with yet many other recommendations. This restaurant is amazing and the food - from our salads, to the mushrooms, to the pasta, to the chicken were well prepared and served nicely. A most delightful experience.

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2.0Dined on August 31, 2013

The Mahi-mahi tasted fishy and was not seasoned well. From many of our past experiences with this fish, when it is fresh it is very mild, firm and not fishy. The hostess was very gracious and did not charge for it.

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4.0Dined on August 24, 2013

This is an awesome neighborhood Italian Restaurant serving wonderful cuisine. The pasta dishes are well done and both our Spagetti and Meat Balls and Linguine with Clams were quite tasty and perfected served and presented. This will be our 'go to' neighborhood restaurant. Service was excellent as well. Overall, job well done.

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2013

Eclectic Menu....Linguini with Clams was excellent, as was the Molten Lava Cake...but, a liquor license would be a nice addition.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2013

I always plan a meal at the Bailey Street Kitchen whenever I know I will be in Whittier. I had a delicious Mexican beef dish that was flavorful. I must admit that the portion was huge and I made only a small dent in the portion.

Don't miss the Asian Salmon Salad next time you visit. It is memorable and worth having on several occasions!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2013

The tortilla soup is fantastic. The salmon was crispy on the outside, tender and juicy in the middle. The portions are large. Try the restuarant; you will enjoy it.

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2.0Dined on March 7, 2013

Images of restaurant on open table make one think this is a nice place -a neighborhood gem. Concrete floors, vinyl tabletops and bizarre decor. The entree was nicely plated with tasty food.

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2013

Was a little disappointed. After all the favorable reviews was expecting more. The Provoleta was an overcooked, hot mess. The crispy onions just O.K. The Steaks were actually quite good. I had the skirt steak & my wife had the Rib-eye. Tasty & tender. Only available dessert was the Lava Cake. Not a fan.
Our waitress had no idea what was on the menu nor how it was prepared. Will probably go
back, but was hoping for so much more.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2013

Being from LA, I had no idea where to eat in Whittier. Open Table recommended Bailey Street Kitchen. Our party of three was held up in traffic and was late for our reservation, but the restaurant held our table for us anyway. We were pressed for time (our own fault), and let the waitress know. She expedited our order and had the check on our table when the food arrived. I had basic spaghetti and meat balls. It was excellent. The other two had chicken piccata and chicken marsala. Both love their selections.
Everyone on the staff we had contact with was pleasant and knowledgeable.
The restaurant is on a quaint little street in Whittier, perfect for a little walk before or after dining (if one has time).
Overall, a great experience.

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1.0Dined on January 25, 2013

Didn't even eat there..took them 30 minutes to even seat us

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2013

Food was great, our table was waiting for us when we got there. Overall a very good experience.

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2.0Dined on January 10, 2013

The food was pretty good, location and ambiance were also nice but I was disappointed to learn that they don't serve any alcohol. When I go out for a romantic Italian dinner, I like to have a glass of wine to pair with the dish. Since soda would be kind of gross to pair with a seafood pasta, I went with a coffee beverage. Italian restaurants are normally known for making great simple espresso beverages to have with dessert so I asked for a Cafe Au Lait (coffee with steamed milk). No one in the restaurant knew what I was talking about and I guess had no way of even heating up the milk. All they would have had to do was bring a little hot milk with the coffee. I didn't ask for any complicated syrups or cocktails.

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2012

We showed up an hour early and had a larger party then we had expected. The folks at Bailey Street Kitchen were very accommodating. The service was perfect and they made us feel like we were the only people in the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2012

I was so impressed with the dinner at this restaurant, we returned for breakfast the next morning! Great menu and excellent service. A few employees even lined up at the exit to shake our hands goodbye. Definitely recommend if you are in uptown Whittier

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2012

WHITTIER'S LITTLE GEM
Ever since we found Baily Street kitchen, we have returned often -- for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We are always treated in a very courteous and professional manner. Food was outstanding! We hope they have great success in thier expansion, and hopefully the inclusion of a wine list.

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4.0Dined on October 26, 2012

The food and service were excellent. The salmon salad was delicious, as was the pasta alfredo with chicken. The pasta was cooked perfectly. Tortilla soup came with the meal. It was the best tortilla soup I have ever had. It was too noisy for me, but both rooms were almost full. We had lunch and will be going back for dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2012

The Bailey Street Kitchen is a neighborhood gem that you might find in other cities known for their great cuisine. It's become my favorite in Whittier, and compares with any wonderful bistro in Charleston, S. C., Chicago, or Seattle. They served a scrumptious French onion soup and a salmon salad that was "to die for!" The service was great and it was a treat for a late lunch.

I'm looking forward to dining there tonight with a friend. I can't wait to see what the chef has in store!

Bon Appetit!

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