Border Grill - Downtown LA
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I would Like to work in border grill and I will recommend this restaurant to my family.
Great place for brunch. Lots of choices on food and drinks. The servers are fast, helpful and nice.
Just fabulous. As good as Las Vegas. The best brunch you’ll find and such a value. Loved it again!
I really enjoy this restaurant. The food was not quite as good as it has been in past years. But still very good. I love the ambiance. The service was good.
Pablo was an amazing server, great food, drinks, and energy!
Perfect birthday meal
Good, tasty food and always good service. Not too pricey either.
Employees are attentive, knowledgeable of the menu and friendly. Great experience!
Food quality compared to the Last Vegas location was very poor, with only one of the brunch items we tasted worth ordering seconds.
Food was fantastic but service on a slow Saturday evening was poor.
Love, love, love the Border Grill!
Only problem was the directions to the parking garage didn’t match our GPS route and that was frustrating.
Chips and salsa were good, all the other food was mediocre at best. Service was also just so-so. Would not return.
Sat at the bar and the bartenders were awesome. Very personable and attentive without being overly aggressive. Good conversations. Went on a Sunday and it may have been after Sunday brunch but the women’s bathroom was pretty unkempt and dirty. Overall though, great experience.
Good but my entree was not hot upon arrival
Never saw server in time to ask it to be warmed up or replaced
Next time I’ll go find a mgr
Border Grill is okay for lunch but amazing for happy hour. They have one of the best happy hours in Downtown.
I went for my birthday on a Sunday night and the restaurant was empty. The ceviche was fine, but not as fresh as when I had it earlier in the week. Also, I ordered the churros for dessert and they were uncooked on the inside (even though it took them 25 minutes to get them). My husband didn't want to tell the waiter so we paid for them anyway. I had put that this was a birthday dinner on my reservation and whenever I have been there previously for birthdays, they put a sparkler on the dessert. No sparkler. Overall, I would go back for lunch but never again for my birthday.
We were taken to the patio with only one menu, we asked host for two more and never brought them. Server wasn’t welcoming and took a while to take our orders. Food took over 20 mins to arrive. The menu was very small, so there were very few options of food. I got a chicken quesadilla on a plate by itself, I was expecting may be rice and beans like every restaurant does...? I didn’t like the service or atmosphere. Definitely not returning :)
First off, they sat us by a party of 8 ladies drinking. You can imagine what that was like and how loud it was. Second, I ordered a margarita and chips and salsa. The drink came in 15 min and was watery and the side of chips and salsa came when the meal did... 25 min later. The second drink took another 15 min to come. I cant imagine why it takes them so long to make a drink when they werent even busy. The tacos were delicious but the experience was disappointing and wished it was better.
Service was very slow. Wait 40 minutes between bunch second serving. Then received things we didn’t ordered or already had. Didn’t like the changed bunch new menu items. Never received birthday wish for my daughter or candle either. Tighten it up BG!!
Our Server was amazing! Food was tasty!
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the Border Grill. We visited for lunch on a Saturday. The food was excellent, the service was outstanding and the artwork was evocative. I had the carnitas tacos, which were perfectly done with crispy pork and a very balanced citrus-y slaw. My husband had the chicken quesadillas (a go-to at any restaurant for him) and he gave it 5 stars. We normally don't have dessert with lunch, but just had to finish with the churro tots, and they did not disappoint! The service was personable and warm, by waiter, server, and bus person.
Missed having Prix Fix option on menu
Best happy hour on the patio in downtown LA, in my opinion!!! Great food, great drinks, and great patio!
NeNe was great!!
Everything was great - food, service, soundtrack, décor etc. The only thing I would change if I could is to lower the music volume.
Always reliably fun, with interesting menu choices, great drinks and friendly staff. The plantain empanadas were wonderful. Corn tamales and pork eggs Benedict less tasty than they sounded on the menu.
Still one of my favorite Pre game or pre theater hangouts.
Great waitress & food was good. Very loud music was only drawback.
We really enjoyed this recommendation from the Jonathan’s Club. Loved the chips and dips. Our entrees were all hot and delicious! Highly recommend this location in DTLA.
Hip joint by early celebration chief Feniger and Milliken. Bold flavor profiles and nice presentation.
The noise from the private party was overwhelming, had to go get our own plates for appetizers, had to go get own napkins because server didn't bring them, portions were too small for price, and drinks (Margarita) were too sour (too much lime juice and NO simple syrup). Sorry, we wasted time/money.
This is our go-to place for birthday lunches. Border Grill always has delicious food and great drinks!
It was nice. Went for happy hour and dinner. Happy hour service was so so. dinner service was good. Food was AMAZING. Price was pretty good for DTLA.
Really nice to sit outside. The server was really great, altho service a bit slow for someplace that wasn't that busy. Food was good, i would go back when it is convenient.
Went for brunch and we LOVE all the vegan options. Food was fresh, flavorful, and creative. It’s great seeing a vegan brunch menu. I’ve never seen an all you can eat brunch before. Hope the vegan menu continues and expands.
Good food, great server, small portions and overpriced. 3 each small tacos, beans, rice and 1 beer: ~ $70
I have always loved this place, the cookbooks, the radio show etc. but it seems like it has gone downhill. The waitstaff were very nice and attentive, but the atmosphere was awkward with a big loud party in the front and a empty feeling dining room in the back where we were seated. We were celebrating a special occasion but it did not feel special. As for the cuisine, the brussels sprouts were soggy, brownish, and had an off flavor. The tostada with farmers market vegetables did have some swiss chard, but the rest of the vegetables were minimal and the beans were cold. The prices seemed very high for what we got. Overall, it was an underwhelming experience.
Food is great when it gets out in a timely matter. I've been a few times and all I can remember is they take so so long to bring food to the table. The kitchen needs to work on their turnaround times for food to get to tables. They're always nice when spoken to but definitely kitchen needs major time delivery improvement. Some of the service staff could be much more aware of theire tables and their needs.
The food was terrible .
My family of four and I attended Father’s Day Brunch yesterday at noon. The bar area was relatively open as was the patio and the dining area. The dining area was also very dark. The further in we got the more it seemed like it was getting darker. Upon checking in I had asked about patio seating and was told by the hostess that it was already full.
After being seated it took our server about ten minutes before he came to greet us/ask for our drink order. As first time patrons we expected more information regarding brunch service particularly because it is a bit unconventional. Not a true brunch, more of a tapas type service.
Upon ordering there was a large lapse of time between ordering and the food arriving. Assuming that some of the food had sat on the pass for a while, it was merely warm upon arrival. The plating looked rushed and often unappealing. Thankfully the food was tasty.
The bean empanadas were tasty, as were the chilaquiles (plating looked like two scoops of slip on a plate). The farmers market tostada was very tasty (plating looked like two mounds of veggies dumped on a plate). The steak (very tasty) and eggs (WAY OVER COOKED, over hard not over easy) was much tastier than the eggs Benny (the sweetness of the pork flavor did not compliment the rest of the dish. The French toast was very tasty but was very soggy from sitting on the pass by the time it made it to our table it was soggy limpy bread. The chicken and waffles were flavorful and crispy as was the fried chicken tender. The brisket and baby back ribs were very tasty with nice plating on paper boats. The portions however were very small, like single very small bites. The corn was grilled perfectly. Sadly more than a few of the items we ordered never made it to our table.
Frustration turned into disappointment when I asked our server for a few napkins. I had to remind him twice and upon his return he handed be five unfolded brown bathroom hand towels. See yelp for more...
Sat at bar. Bar was dirty. I was in la for a day and craved Mexican. This is like a chi chis. No big deal. Mediocre at best. Service was good.