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Blue Cow kitchen & bar

4.5
167 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Friday 4:30pm - 10:00 pm, Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(213) 621-2249
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brandon Shane Pritchett
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Private party facilities
Semi Private Catering Packages Available.
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Private party contact
Martinique Spaich: (213) 621-2249
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd street
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Parking details
We validate parking for the Two California Plaza parking. Entrance is located at 350 S. Olive Street.
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Public transit
Pershing Square. Metro Red and Purple Lines.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 167 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSALLYW (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

Looking for a good/ enjoyable dinnervthat wasn’t too pricey and was walking distance from the Music Center. This fit the bill! Enjoyed food and service. But it’s REALLY noisy! We’ll wait for good weather, go back and sit on their patio!

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Nancy (San Diego)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

The quinoa salad was ordered by 3 of our party of 4. More quinoa than salad. The restaurant made up for our complaint by bringing banana ice cream to share. I had been here before but ate outside. I won’t come back in cold weather because one can’t have a conversation at a small table for 4 because the noise level is so high.

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vipFredericaB (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

This is our favorite spot for grabbing a bit before going to The Disney or The Music Center. The prices are great, the food fresh and local, the service great (Daniel is the best). My favorite is probably The Butcher Board: three amazing dips served with amazing veggies like watermelon radishes, endive, and radicchio as well as grape tomatoes and carrots sliced lengthwise.

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Pickydiner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

I love this place! I've been there many times with my husband and/or with friends before performances at The Music Center. The food is always good, the prices are beyond reasonable and the serving staff couldn't be better. I've already recommended Blue Cow Kitchen to a number of people and they've all had positive experiences there. Good stuff!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Consistently good food and service.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Went for a pre- theater meal at the Opera. Was perfect for that: short walk, good service, small but adequate selection. One of 3 people did not like her meal choice; the other 2 did. Prices were quite fair.

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vipRonnaC (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We enjoyed a very nice dinner on a Friday night. We have eaten here many times as we frequent the music center regularly. Their Dine LA menu was GREAT!!!!

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TeachersOnBreak (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

Wife & I enjoyed an early lunch. We both enjoyed the Steak & Noodle salad-excellent. Glad we made a reservation, as things got busy in a hurry. Racer 5 IPA on tap-good choice. Service was good.

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zen2peace (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Pleasant ambiance, friendly service and great tasting food - especially the Billionaire's sandwich and caesar salad with chicken.

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Cathy (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

The burgers here are outstanding. The shrimp and grits were just okay-- it was a very sweet sauce and the grits were a consistency that I am not used to- a more solid and bready texture than is usual for that dish. But the burgers and fries are truly excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Really delighted by all the food. The pink eggs and the taquitos were so flavorful, the burger juicy and perfectly cooked.

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ElaineLA (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Enjoyed a nice dinner outside (a warm, winter evening), with attentive service and very good food. The inside seemed a bit noisy and crowded, but would definitely give it a try. Very convenient to Disney Hall, Music Center, etc.

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RK01 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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dori (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 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.

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MonicaW (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on November 18, 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.

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