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Beso

3.9
2873 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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About

Eva Longoria and Celebrity chef Todd English bring a boldly creative culinary style to the west coast! Beso restaurant takes a Latin approach to classic Steakhouse cuisine, featuring an eclectic and contemporary dinner menu. The dining room features wrap-around booths and overstuffed chairs in front of an open kitchen with a white oak wood burning grill. Join us in our candlelit lounge for cocktails made from muddled fruit and explore unique tequilas, sangria, and an extensive wine list.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Latin American, International
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Closed Sunday
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Phone number
(323) 467-7991
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Angel Estrada
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Private party facilities
Beso offers intimate private dining options for groups of 30 to 50 in our Private Dining Room or the Upstairs Lounge. We also cater to groups of 50 to 500 for cocktail receptions, corporate dinners, film premieres or wrap parties.
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Private party contact
Lissa Nicolette: (877) 759-1820
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of Ivar St.
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Parking details
$12 per Vehicle Valet charge applies
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Special events & promotions
Half price wine Monday! Every Monday roam through our extensive list of spanish, Argentinean, new world and domestic wines and find a new favorite to try at half price! Choose any bottle priced over $80 and we will happily cut the price in half on Monday as long as you order something from the kitchen.

Wine Wednesday! We offer a $60 dinner for 2 and one bottle of wine special every Wednesday. You get a caesar salad choice of: Skirt Steak or Chicken Enchiladas and Dessert Churros.

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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jessicao (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on July 2, 2016

Being that my boyfriend and I are both servers in restaurants, we are never rude guests or too picky when we dine out. But, this was absolutely unacceptable. I've never been this upset at a restaurant before, and being that it was my birthday dinner, only made me more upset. Very bad experience which ruined my birthday that I was so excited for. I wrote a note below explaining just the gist of the night. Much more had happened, but I am not given enough room to write.

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DavidR (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 2, 2016

We came in for our reservation a little early because we like to get vibe on a place before we sit at our table and that is where we met Matt. Matt was our bartender and he took excellent care of us and even stopped by our table later to check on us. The hostess treated us like VIP's and gave us a beautiful booth in the middle of the dining room. Our servers were colorful and knew the menu really well which was very helpful because we like to eat and are not afraid to "over indulge" a bit. We started with guacamole, and then ordered the tacos, ceviche, and lobster quesadilla of which we ate every last bite. When dinner came we ordered the braised pork and a rib eye steak. Both were superb! The braised pork was so tender you could eat it with just a fork and the sweet potatoes. The steak was cooked perfect and seasoned to perfection. Of course we had dessert which was a fluffy and sugary churros and a fried banana ice cream plate ... it was unreal! Great experience, food, wine and cocktails!

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MBFoodie (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on July 2, 2016

The place had an unpleasant odor, food was mediocre. We ordered two different appetizers and they both had some squiggly topping, weird. Ordered a steak medium rare, it came out rare, we sent it back and came out slightly overdone and somewhat tasteless.
Would never go back or recommend it.

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vipJohnjohn (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 1, 2016

Salmon was great!

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vipBree (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on July 1, 2016

Service was horrible. It took the gentleman too long to ask for our order. Another table's guacamole and chips was brought to our table but we told the waiter we had not ordered it. Immediately after that, our waiter set down a wine glass and poured red wine from the bottle- which we also had not ordered. Brought out order of bread "on the house" to make up for it. The food saved this dining experience! We ordered ceviche and linguine pasta-- delicious! Service proved to be poor again, took too long to get the check :(

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RommelB (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on July 1, 2016

The location the beauty and the food were fantastic! We had an issue with the servers though. We tried to request several other items but the servers forgot and did not come back for at least 20 minutes. We requested another form because the one on the table had food on it and instead the waiter switched it from an empty table instead of getting it washed. It was just too bad. I'm sorry....but the food was great!

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vipOrissaT (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 1, 2016

Liam, our waiter, was fantastic! The scallops are the best in town. The Beso saladis simply elegant. Chicken taco was delicious!

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Lovesgreatfood (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on July 1, 2016

Food is good and love the decor. The service leaves a lot to be desired. Had reservation for six but wasn't seated until 6:20. The place had just opened. Sat at bar to order drink. Bartender could only work with one customer at a time and was slow and no customer interaction. When finally seated the waiter was all about taking our order and little about customer service. Had little knowledge about the menu. Wait staff kept bumping against chair back during our dinner. Wtf? There's plenty of room but they acted like the chair was in the aisle-it wasn't. Disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on June 30, 2016

The small plates were delicious and the bartender was extremely attentive.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on June 30, 2016

Service was soooo slow... Food was amazing. But the service ruined everything.

Sad and disappointed.

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BruceD (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on June 29, 2016

Most of the food was served cold. Waiter never checked on us after serving the food. This place will go out of business of they continue on this trajectory.

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CharlesS (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on June 28, 2016

Even though they took my reservation, Beso was closed for a film shoot. it was my wife's birthday and we had chosen Beso because of it's proximity to the Pantages Theater. We were stuck having to eat bar food at a nearby hotel, unacceptable. I will never return to Beso. How bad will the dining experience be if they are not even organized enough to announce their closure?

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

When here with my love for our romantic dinner night for my bday.. and the lights candles..made it very romantic for both us.

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vipSusanG (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

What a disappointment!!! It starts by walking into a very dark restaurant. It was very hard for our eyes to adjust. Then they are guiding us to the table and there is a bump in the flooring that they do not warn you about and I got off balance. We are seated and looking at the menu. I don't feel we got any honest answers on what was better, being the server recommend so many things and then agreed to what we mentioned. Our server was rather cold, brisk and off so quickly. The bus boys were great. We ordered Roasted Rack of Lamb, fingerling potatoes, rosemary & pepita paste. First of all, it wasn’t a rack of lamb, it was 4 pieces on the plates that were tasteless and dry. This wasn’t okay especially for $31. So I sent it back and got the Skirt Steak. This was a vast improvement, but still missing the mark on flavorful food. The lobster quesadilla had very little lobster. The Ladies room is another problem. There are 3 stalls and light overhead for only one. So I had to use my phone flashlight to see…I thought I was camping. There was a lady handing out paper towel. I suggested to her to get lights in here. Having her in there was unnecessary and she was in the way for such a small place. I will never come back and suggest not to come here. Delphine in the W Hotel is far superior.

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EuniceR (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on June 24, 2016

Very poor/slow service. Overrated. Wish they had a bigger menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on June 24, 2016

Came here to celebrate a birthday and the food was whatever. My partner and I ordered filet mignon. I ordered medium and my partner ordered medium rare. Both of our steaks were totally well done. We told the waiter and he had two new steaks for us. No matter how it is cooked, the steaks are tough and chewy. I recommend not to order that. We also ordered chips and guacamole. The chips were old and stale. If they are not going to have fresh chips, they could have at least flash-fry the stake chips to make them hot and fresh tasting. We also ordered the soups and they were just okay and not memorable. The ambience is nice but too dark. Maybe it's dark on purpose so that you can't see how the food is cooked. The waiter felt bad so he didn't charge us for the dessert. Overall, it was not a very good experience.

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RajB (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2016

The ambiance, food, and service was good. The restaurant wasn't noisy it was easy to have a good conversation.

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vipTimfin2 (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2016

We love the service and food at Beso! Every dish we had as spectacular! Ribeye, Ceviche, guacamole, tacos, asparagus and sangria are tens! One of our favorite Hollywood restaurants!

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vipGeri (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on June 23, 2016

Food is always good. But I have to say that service needs improvement. Expect to be seated 30-45 minutes after your reservation - on a good night. Our waitress was not friendly, more so disinterested and unattentive. No professional manners which ruined the dining experience. Even with a bad service, we gave her a 20% cash tip and waitress just dropped off our card and walked away without saying anything. The busboy though was friendly and thanked us as we left while the waitress ignored us. The guys who delivered our food were nice and friendly.
Overall dining experience was disappointing. The 3 friends I brought will never go back.

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sallyl (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 23, 2016

We had a Groupon and that made it a great value. We only had bar snacks but they were quite good. Bartender was keeping up but they could use two because he was being pushed pretty hard.

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