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About Blue Cow kitchen & bar

Blue Cow is an upscale, full-service New-American restaurant serving innovative sandwiches, seasonal cocktails, craft beers, small plates and entrees that showcase local farming and artisan products, inspired by taking the approachable and giving it a modern interpretation.

350 South Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Friday 4:30pm - 10:00 pm, Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
3rd street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 621-2249

Website:
http://www.bluecowkitchen.com/

Parking Details:
We validate parking for the Two California Plaza parking. Entrance is located at 350 S. Olive Street.

Public Transit:
Pershing Square. Metro Red and Purple Lines.

Executive Chef:
Brandon Shane Pritchett

Private Party Facilities:
Semi Private Catering Packages Available.

Private Party Contact:
Martinique Spaich: (213) 621-2249

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Blue Cow kitchen & bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
Fun (9)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Cozy (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Healthy (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
People Watching (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Vegan (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Authentic (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Went with friends before an LA Phil concert. Service was friendly and prompt, food was good, and while there was plenty of lively activity in the restaurant, we were able to have a nice conversation without feeling that it was too noisy.

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We sat outside on a chilly evening in late November. Staff was not able to start eutger of 2 space heaters next to abaikable tables.

Inside was way too lous even though itvwas quite empty.

Seevice was charming if inaccurate.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had requested an outside table, as we wanted to sit outside under the city lights, but when we got there we were told there was a private party outside. There were only two choices of red wine and the one I wanted wasn't available. Our meal was not starting off that great. It was also very noisy inside. We could hardly hear each other. (Another reason we wanted an outside table!). The food was good and we had a nice waiter. But I wouldn't return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Blue Cow is a great find. It's within a short walk of Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Broad and Ahmanson. The food is great and reasonably priced and higher quality (organic) than the higher priced restaurants on Grand. They have big comfortable booths, as well as tables. We were seated in a booth with big soft throw pillows - so comfy. It's casual and fun and the menu is changed with the seasons, which I love because I get bored with the menu if it doesn't change. You can sit outside too, and we were told that there are live concerts in the summer. We'll be back!

Tags: Healthy, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We had the best experience here! My husband and I share a bday and they gave us each our own dessert with candle. The food was amazing- we love bacon and pork belly! The biscuits were delish. We can't wait to come back again!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Too loud and too cold with the door to outside open. We asked to move somewhere warmer but were not obliged, in spite of having a reservation. Waitress was amazing. Food was O.K. but not worth what it cost.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was orgasmic! Customer service was exceptional.

We sat outside and even though there was a television and bar and lots of people, it was still quiet enough to have our conversation without any issues.

LOVE that it's farm to table. Food was fresh and absolutely flavorful.

I'd love to introduce more people to this place.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food and service. Beautiful outdoor seating and view. Great spot to eat and short walk to the Ahmanson.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Cozy, Hot Spot, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Fun, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food. The service was outstanding.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2017

A very interesting twist on comfort food. This was a good find for a small business meal which allowed us to enjoy the unusual menu and have a private conversation.

Tags: Great Beer, Seasonal, Vegan, Quick Bite, Casual, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We really enjoyed the Happy Hour menu, and the service was outstanding.

Tags: Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We always enjoy Blue Cow before or after a show. The food is delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great sharing plates. Good burgers and salads. Loved the Brussel sprouts.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Took about 40 minutes to be served. This was a working lunch and it made me late for a meeting. That was not good.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 6, 2017

great happy hour food; service slow; they kept forgetting about us

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great food and drink at good prices during happy hour, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Close to museums and Theatres in downtown Los Angeles. So how come Open Table doesn't give points for eating at this terrific, centrally located place?

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

My husband and I want to Blue Cow for dinner before a show at the music Center. We ended up ordering mostly from the happy hour menu. The flautas were crispy and well seasoned, and the Brussels sprouts were delish. I also loved the sangria! Such a large portion, too. The servers were friendly and after our meal the walk to the center was perfect.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2017

I have been here many times, the food is always solid. I ordered the avocado quinoa salad. It came without avocado, but no problem, our waiter was super nice and went to get some from the kitchen. My friend oredered the steak noodle salad. We were so busy talking that she did not realize there was no steak on the salad. No problem, our friendly waiter took care of it. He said there was a new cook in the kitchen. The food was fresh and light.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Organic food cooked well. Could have better salads

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great place to be with family and friends! Drinks are amazing and food is delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Service was a little off. Brought something we didn't order.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The food is great here. We went there prior to a show during the week and it was still happy hour. It was really loud inside because the bar was jammed with the after work crowd. It quiets down after happy hour. Because it was so crowded, we had to wait quite awhile for the food we ordered and it all came out at different times. We didn't complain but the manager came over and said he noticed we had to wait awhile. He took $40 off of our bill. Now that's customer service! We will definitely be back. Deviled eggs are fabulous.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Reserved the table way ahead of time but when we got there they have given away our table to another group (mix up they said). We had to wait considerably for a table. It took another twenty to twenty five minutes to get our food. Then the burgers are well done (all dried up) instead of medium well that we ordered. Very disappointing; not a good spot for lunch if you don't have a lot of time to kill.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Everything was good, but one dish was full of eggshells, which obviously detracted from the quality a bit.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My pasta was a bit salty for my taste buds but overall good.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Good food great service. I like the fried chicken sandwich!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Service was attentive, but the food was very mediocre--actually kind of sad. We both didn't finish our meals. The place was so noisy, we had to get up and change tables. The inside is like a cave that reflects all the noise. Outside seating looked pleasant but no seats were available.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 14, 2017

My mom, my daughter, and I really enjoyed our lunch at Blue Cow. Our server was very friendly. The lunch menu had a lot of variety, even for my picky kid! Thank you for a great meal!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on July 5, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful pre-theater dinner. The server was fantastic and all of the staff were friendly. The happy hour food and drinks were great! We would definitely go back and would recommend to friends

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Food was fine - I ordered a salad and my guest ordered a bowl - it took WAY to long to be served - not the servers fault I assume. The noise level inside was so high I came out with a horse voice. Not a great lunch experience.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 27, 2017

This review is for the lunch time. (I have visited this place for happy hour and I was very satisfied with their service and food.)

This time, I was there with colleagues to have a lunch meeting. I got there at noon and I understand that it is the busiest point of the lunch hours. However, I cannot say that you can justify the 40-minute wait for the food to arrive. The food was good but I would not go back for a lunch.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Enjoy the ambiance , waiter was very entertaining , the food was excellent , will be back, enjoyed

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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·Dined on June 23, 2017

Tri-tip was wonderful. Also had two deserts that were excellent. Restaurant is a little noisy but the food and service is excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Food was delicious , creative , healthy and moderately priced. Service was excellent despite how busy it was.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Had a lovely dining experience with friends before the theater. Food was very tasty and fresh - so colorful! Brussel sprouts are some of the best I've ever had and the avocado toast was delicious. A nice place to relax and share some great food!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Blue Cow is great for happy hour. A good place to either grab a quick drink or hanging out with friends. My family and I met there before attending the Jersey Boys show. We had a great time because of the casual atmosphere and great service. We gave up our reservations to stay in the outdoor lounge area for dinner. It was a busy night Friday night, but our server (Danny) did a great job of of not keeping us waiting too long. Servers and host all chipped in to make it a great experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 6, 2017

We were seated outside because of a private party on a Tuesday night. We saw that other restaurants had private parties too so perhaps that's when downtown restaurants book them during the week? I think the menu changes every month and we weren't that impressed with the offerings so check out the menu beforehand. The service was very good from the hostess and server. Glad we made a reservation at 6 but by 7:15 outdoor tables opened up. Most people were there for post work drinks. We got a bite before going to the Ahmanson. Inside the noise level was high, outside it was moderate.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Brussels sprouts and kale/Fargo salad was good. Good for vegetarians.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 2, 2017

This is a marvelous downtown location for a restaurant. Their food quality leads the way and eating outside is a wonderful urban dining experience. The restaurant needs a bit of a refresher (broken benches and chipped tables; filthy tables covered with grease inside the restaurant). The service is always very friendly even when it's not the attentive.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 31, 2017

The food was not only well-priced, but creativity done and DELICIOUS. Service was extraordinary, especially our main server, Daniel. Looking forward to returning, soon! What a great find in DTLA.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Healthy
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