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Bar Marmont

4.1
53 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Gastro Pub
Perfect For:
  • Hot Spot
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Late-night Find

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About

Executive Chef Carolynn Spence has conceived of a hearty menu with European influences. With a focus on a balanced palate, fresh local produce and simplistic, flavorful share plates, this dining experience is gastronomic delight.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Open Daily: 7:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Phone number
(323) 650-0575
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Carolynn Spence
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Parking details
Valet Parking: $12
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Entertainment
Live DJs nightly from 10pm-2am
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Special events & promotions
For information and pricing on special events and private parties please email bar@chateaumarmont.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
4.2
ambience
3.4
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Although it's loud (live DJ starting at 10pm) and a bit of a scene, the drinks and food are fun and consistent. Meet friends for cocktails or find a cozy corner on a date (you'll have to get close to hear each other). It's always a good time!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2017

The food and atmosphere were great...service not so much. You can definitely tell they prioritize regulars and those with a certain "look." Next time I would rather just hang and drink at the bar rather than getting a table and a server who only checks on you when you flag them down because the music and atmosphere actually were really good.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2017

I have always loved the vibe of The Bar Marmont. Attracts an eclectic mix of patrons. The steak was very good too and though there was a delay in it's arrival, we were offered free drinks to make up for the tardiness which was a bonus!

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1.0Dined on February 22, 2017

A terrible place; old, run down, gaudy, uninviting ; verry small drinks(half a martini). Food took forever and then it was not the way my husband ordered it. Meanwhile we sat alone in a corner. It's the Bar of Chateau Marmont yet it is in another building - a weird place - never going back there!

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1.0Dined on November 12, 2016

2 out of 3 people received entrees. 20 minutes later, 3rd guest still had nothing. 30 minutes later guest received a flimsy entree with completely undercooked potatoes. Awful. Unaccommodating staff. We were told we were getting a free dessert. We advised that we were getting a free entree and a free round of drinks. They finally obliged. Never again. Not to mention we were surrounded by the douchiest patrons ever!

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2016

We were looking for a lively bar with a good menu for late night dining (11pm). Bar M hit the spot! Yummy Burgers and Truffle Fries are a must! Fun Dj and pretty entertaining crowd. We'll be back for sure!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2016

I had the roasted chicken and kale and it was really great. The petit chablis was a nice pairing and had a wonderful reaction on my palate. Great, fun place.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2015

NYE couldn't have been more fun !!! Thanks so much for a wonderful 2016 party

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1.0Dined on October 24, 2015

They don't honor reservations so good luck. It's still how you look and if your staying in the hotel or not.

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2015

An amazing place, old Hollywood at its finest. I could've done without the picture of Ho Chi Minh greeting me at the check-in counter though. As the son of a man who was killed in the Vietnam war I found it very tacky. Maybe a picture of Hitler next time? Or Osama bin Ladin? But other than that, it was a great experience.

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4.0Dined on August 25, 2015

Great place, great drinks ... Good buzz... Wear pants! Nearly not let in as I was in shorts ...

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2015

Good place to go for the ambiance & drinks! Dim lighting, dj and good music.

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1.0Dined on July 11, 2015

Thought we would check out this lesser version of Chateau Marmont. Furnishings are old and unsuitable for even sitting. Drinks were poorly made and received a half pour of champagne. Ordered calamari and caprese salad. Possibly the worst food we've ever tasted. We won't be going back...ever.

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1.0Dined on May 29, 2015

If you like poor service to go with your mediocre food this is the place for you. But first you have to take 45 minutes to park your car since the paparazzi are there waiting reprobates like Courtney Love. Then you walk in to reservations that management says they can't accommodate because you are late. But for all this hassle you have the honor of getting served over cooked food from a sassy waitress with more tatoos than an NBA bench warmer.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2015

Wow. Simply wow. Great cocktails

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1.0Dined on February 7, 2015

This was one of my worst dining experiences ever. The maitre'd could not have been more rude. When we arrived the dining room was mostly empty, however the maitre'd said we could not sit there, but we could eat in the lounge area. We opted to eat at the bar. After drinks, dinner, and desert at the bar the tables in the dining area were still empty.
This used to be one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles, however due to this experience I will never return.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2015

This Bar is for eclectic crowed that likes great food, good wine list and friendly atmosphere. I love going there during the week much more then the weekends. Funny rile...you are not allowed to enter with balloons . Go figure.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2015

The drinks were good, the Small Plates were good, dessert was good, service was good. The dinner entrees were bad. I ordered scallops - they were so salty, I couldn't finish more than two. I left the rest on my plate. My friends ordered burgers which were also super salty when we compared notes. Salty burgers? No bueno. We didn't have a chance to compare notes at dinner since we were with clients, but in retrospect I wish I returned my dish to the kitchen. The rest of the food was good.

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2014

Bar Marmont is far under expectation, foremost, the food. Appetizers were great, even almost outstanding. Cocktail was so soft that we thought our drinks were virgin. Main course, was at the level of a KFK meaning zero sophistication and interest. This is not what you expect from such a place. To ends with, we though we could move to Chateau Marmont for a last drink. The called and this was not a possible option.
A fair evening, no more with a disappointed meal.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2014

The food is always good. Unique atmosphere that is exciting.

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4.0Dined on October 27, 2014

Cool spot, but a bit too dark. i could barely read the menu. The service was great and was pretty empty when we arrived (went to dinner Monday night at 7:30pm) but started filling up when we left around 9:30pm. Had friends from Australia in town and wanted them to go to a chill spot on Sunset Blvd.

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2.0Dined on September 17, 2014

Food was mediocre at best, service was very good and friendly, valet price is insulting, atmosphere was fair, been here once before, returned per out of town guest's request, would never go again. Los Angeles has too many other places to offer for the price.

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5.0Dined on September 11, 2014

A wonderful late-night place, great service and food, although wine is overpriced especially in comparison with France. I recommend the smoked salmon in crispy potato crust, and the cheese plate, they are the best.

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2.0Dined on August 30, 2014

The food was mediocre at best. Nothing tasted good and basically was a waste in every sense. My salad was a bed of uncut romaine lettuce leafs with few slices of avocado on the bottom, it was like a bad joke. The calamari tasted really nasty too. Don't bother ordering food just stick to drinks here only.

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4.0Dined on August 21, 2014

I came here with a friend to celebrate my birthday. Our server was very knowledgable and helpful with all of our selections. She was present, but not overbearing. The side dishes were great (but pricey), and the wine was sensational. I had a Gazpacho w/ 4 shrimp, plus some fries, and my friend had oysters plus a carrot pancake special, which she said was excellent.

Per its reputation, Bar Marmont is a high-end experience for those looking for a good time. The space is intimate and very chill. We made reservations, and were able to take our time and enjoy the evening. The main bar was pretty packed for a Thursday night.

I recommend for special occasions.

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2014

A bit disappointing that the oxtail bruschetta is no longer on the menu.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2014

This is a very cool place to be, they have really good music playing with a live Dj. The ambiance is pretty cool as well the people that goes. I'd come here again definitely.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2014

Visiting LA with my girlfriends. We decided on a nice dinner at Bar Marmont. It was outstanding. The service was great. Our waitress was very helpful and had great suggestions. Overall it was a nice evening out. Nice place to spot some stars.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2014

On a recent LA visit we sampled some great food in WeHo, and bar Marmont was one of the highlights. Food was creative, my wife had a savory tomato tart, and I had the smoked trout appetizer on potato. Both were delicious. The main course was equally as good. My wife had the fettuccini in a lamb bolgonese. Service was acceptable, and the ambiance was memorable. The bar has a rich history, and it was great to experience the quality.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2014

Very nice atmosphere and great service. Would definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2014

The service was great and the food was delicious! I will definitely come back the next time I'm in town.

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3.0Dined on June 22, 2014

Interesting bar with nice food, a bit overrated and make sure you have plenty of cash!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2014

Always a pleasure to dine at this place. Ambiance is Gorgeous!!!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2014

Love this place. Drinks and service are impeccable. Get a booth back in the cubby. Fun and cool vibe

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2014

My wife and I had good reason to celebrate, and Bar Marmont has figured into some of our past celebrations. Good for a quiet, romantic celebration, with an understated but eloquent atmosphere. The drinks are made with a generous pour, and they know how to make a gin martini without ruining it. Best bets on the menu are bar snakes, appetizers and small plates. Skip the hanger steak - a good cut of meat, but very little of it with a cloying sauce. If you want a sit-down dinner, better to go to the dinning area in the hotel. For lunch, perhaps by the pool at the hotel. However, for an evening of celebration, the bar is the place to be.

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2.0Dined on April 17, 2014

We had a hostess and waitress who were not friendly.We were seated in the very back corner at a wobbly table.We are not from California and this was a once in a lifetime trip.We were asked if we wanted water ,when we said yes we were asked if we wanted pellegrino.We said yes , we enjoyed it, but would not have ordered it at $8 a bottle.We then did like anything that was on the menu for appetizers as that was what we were there for at 10:30 at night.We ordered a spicy chicken wing.You could smell it all the way to the table.It tasted disgusting.We had two both had a specialty drink.I liked mine my daughter didn't like hers.So for $50 I got a bottle of Pelligrino, one drink,lousy service,lousy food and a true ONCE in alifetime experience.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2014

Love this place. It is a great starter before heading out into a night of fun. Small plates served with great drinks, while the indie alternative is playing in the background.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2014

Great choice for cocktails and conversation. The cubby in the back by the bar is th way to go if you get a reservation. They had a great DJ too. Cool Hollywood vibe.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2014

Good light foodm good cocktails and very nice ambience.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2014

Rarely do I give 5 stars but this place deserves it. The service was top notch. Our server Natasha was friendly, helpful, and attentive. The food was tasty, inventive, and served promptly. The cocktail list aimed high--with a mix of old school offerings and new recipes--but it delivered. I tried the Millionaire and Ginger Rogers and both were great. The play has a energetic vibe and a nice Old Hollywood feel. I had drinks here years ago but would now recommend the place as a restaurant as well.

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