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BLD

4.0
987 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch

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BLD IS NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR PARTIES OF FIVE OR MORE DURING BRUNCH.

Within its sunny space BLD (breakfast, lunch, dinner) is both a popular neighborhood spot as well as a great destination restaurant. This latest venture of husband and wife team Neal and Amy Knoll Fraser with partner Richard Drapkin, is another successful collaboration of the talented team from Grace Restaurant just down the street. At BLD diners can remain comfortable all day long in a friendly, upscale café atmosphere. The enticing space and the service are approachable from the moment the doors open early in the morning until they finally close late at night. BLD has become the go-to spot for all day gourmet comfort food. House-made pastries, salads, sandwiches, and more feature seasonal ingredients. The all-day charcuterie and artisanal cheese section may just be LA’s answer to the ultimate bar food.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 3:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm (Large Party reservations of 5 - 12 are accepted between 9am - 2pm); Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm (Reservations accepted between 12:30pm - 2pm); Dinner Sunday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday- Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm (Reservations accepted Monday - Sunday between 5pm - 10pm)
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Phone number
(323) 930-9744
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Neal Fraser
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Cross street
Vista Street
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Parking details
Valet parking available at lunch beginning at 11:00 am. Valet available at dinner beginning at 5:00. Free 2 hour street parking from 8:00am to 6:00pm everyday.
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Special events & promotions
Doughnut Shoppe every Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mariah's Milkshake Madness on a rotating Sunday every month beginning at 5 p.m.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
3.7
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 29, 2017

It's closed now. Go get the famous pancakes at Redbird

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 29, 2017

Looking for a great hamburger. Unfortunately did not find one. Beef was salty. Vegan burger replacement was tasty but mushy. We'll really miss the chocolate sorbet from ICDC!

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robos (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on January 29, 2017

They messed up my order twice and the eggs benedict was not good. They overcooked my poached egg and the english muffin was awful. It took the kitchen awhile to fix my order and everybody at my table already finished eating by the time my correct order came.

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DaddyCombs (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

I'm crying while I write this. BLD will be closing on Jan. 31st. 2017. You will be missed!
The food as usual was a amazing. I had the warm olives and Mac n cheese to start, along with a dirty martinI. I had the pork chop for my main and my friend had the salmon. Both were superbly prepared.
For dessert, I "sweet talked" them into making us some 'Adult Milkshakes ' for old times sake, and they were happy to oblige.
I don't know why they are closing (the restaurant business is tough), but I wish they weren't. I will be there on the 31st for the 'Brunchathon'...you should too!
Thank you BLD for getting it right.

THE REAL RAY COMBS...

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2017

I adore BLD and I cannot believe that it is closing at the end of this month. This is a huge loss for the west side dining community. Why does this happen so frequently in LA? Please convince the owners to come back!!

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vipLAJim67 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 4, 2017

Always love the food here but the service is usually a little lackluster. No hustle or quick greeting once seated. It's happened more than once but not bad enough that I'd stop going.

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viptinydancer (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 1, 2017

I arranged a brunch to celebrate my birthday here. The food was terrible to mediocre at best. I've never had a hollandaise sauce so bland and watery. Even the biscuits were bland. When we told the server she apologized and said she would let the chef know but did nothing to really make up for it. The other items my friends ordered were edible but by far nothing special. It was a complete let down, especially considering I had heard good things. I would never recommend this place.

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vipHowardP (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

The atmosphere was OK. The prices seemed a bit high. We did not like the taste of their $18 hamburgers (of the 3 of us , no one ate more than 2 bites). The fries were good, but extremely salty. Won't be going back.

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Sworn2Fun (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on December 26, 2016

Unfortunately BLD has lost some of its excellence. On this visit the service was lackadaisical at best. It took quite a while to get service, they didn't bring a wine list, they rarely checked on our table (restaurant was half empty), and the food was a bit cold when it arrived. In addition despite there being plenty of room in the restaurant we were seated next to a huge party that were very loud. Two out of three plates were enjoyable but all lacked the level of flavor we're used to from the "old" BLD.

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vipaminla (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2016

I had obtained a Gilt City certificate for BLD, and needed to make use of it, so we went there for a late-night dinner. Fantastic food and great service.

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vipMarkman (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

Other than having a real food temperature issue with dinner (food was served at room temperature )... the quality and taste was amazing... just hoping it was an off night as I would go back in a heartbeat.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

Came in for dinner for the first time after many brunches at BLD. The food is pretty tasty (albeit a bit pricey for what it is), but the service was terrible. Server forgot to input my entree and even after my friend got her food, never came by to check on us. It wasn't until about 10 minutes later when the manager saw us looking around did he come over and ask how we were, and I had to say I was still waiting on my food. While the entree came up quickly (brought to us by a food runner, not our server), I never received an apology, and the server still didn't come by until we flagged her down for the bill and a box. And after my water glass stayed empty for way too long, I had to drink my friend's water. I worked as a server for 10+ years so I'm pretty damn forgiving, but this was bad, really bad, on all fronts.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

Friends and I went to BLD before a show and we were very pleased. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service was terrific. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipZman (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

Consistently good. The service, the food, the location. I could go on and on...

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vipChangeling (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2016

I always have a great dinner at B L D. I took a friend who is now a regular there as well. The service is attentive, the wine choices are great and the food is absolutely outstanding.

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vipChangeling (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2016

The salmon special was beautifully prepared. I have always had great meals, great service and a great time at b l d. Anwar is a terrific manager.
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vipMicheleW (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on November 26, 2016

I've gone to BLD so many times for lunch and brunch and have to say that the last couple of times it seems to not be as good as it once was. Sorry to see a once good restaurant start to slide. Eggs were not prepared properly and had to be sent back and 3 out of 4 in our party were disappointed in our meal. Second time in a row that this has happened.

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vipGBC8 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2016

This was our 4th or 5th time back - the Gilt City deal is a steal. By now, we know the drill: crab cakes, cauliflower, short rib, and last, the best dessert in LA: donuts with spicy chocolate dipping sauce. Pro tip: hit up ICDC next door on your way out for a few extra donuts to go - for breakfast, y'know?

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 13, 2016

Wow! Talk about a great pancake! I don't even like pancakes but I LOVED their special blueberry/ricotta recipe.
Anyway, delicious pancake starter to share aside, the dishes were absolutely delicious. Their brunch menu was so hard to choose from because everything looked so good! The three bean huevos rancheros were phenomenal and the beans were very flavorful. The music was a little loud for my taste, but was easily overlooked once our food came. A tad pricey for brunch but the ingredients were all fresh and prepared to order, so well worth it.

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HAIYEN (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 10, 2016

Went here for a date and love it. The ambien was romantic and quiet. The service was excellent. Food quality was good.

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