Laurel Hardware

4.6
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1428 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

We are a neighborhood restaurant bar with new american cuisine influenced by local flavors.

We offer communal, lounge, high tops, low top, indoor and outdoor seating for all reservations. Please note, reservations are for full dinner service only. Specific seating is not guaranteed but we do take requests and try our best to fulfill them! We also happily accommodate walk-ins should you decide to come in last minute. Thank you for choosing Laurel Hardware, see you soon!
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.3
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Love the ambience, love the food-- but like some other reviews say, the service is very slow, and they weren't very accommodating with our table.

OB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great ambiance. Hard to beat actually. The food is good but at those prices i expected more. Just too expensive for what you actually get.

EG
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

RB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hip vibe. Good atmosphere and good food! A pleasant surprise!

j
Los Angeles
328 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It took us a while to get here and we were very excited to try Laurel Hardware. Ultimately, it was a little bit of a disappointment. First things first, though, it is super cool. A converted Hardware store that saved the name, sign and, I'm guessing, much of the interior, it is a funky layout with a charming outdoor area. Seating is eclectic, and a bit uncomfortable, but not terrible.

Drinks were creative and pretty good, but overall weak and expensive. The food is creative and, while we were disappointed that two items we'd seen on the online menu that we wanted to try were not on the current menu. On the plus side, that means they source local and fresh ingredients and change things up, but it was a bit of a drag not to get what we expected. We tried 5 dishes that ranged from delicious to really pedestrian. The one item I would never recommend is the crispy ship dish. It was unbelievably dry and uninspired. Best dish was pork ribs.

Service is efficient but not at all welcoming or friendly. It's mot to say they are unfriendly, but they just do not go out of their way to welcome. There were a ton of servers and it felt like a team effort when it came to busing and food drops, but we were never asked how dishes were, at any point. Pacing was mostly impressive and, as mentions, efficient is the best description of the service. It simply doesn't match the prices.

The bar was absolutely packed as we left, so it's obviously a popular place and I'm guessing that most don't have expectations of better service.

While I'd recommend the place, we probably won't be rushing back. It was worth the try but there are many other options in the same category where I feel more appreciated.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Great food, poor service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Great atmosphere, but rude host staff, super low tables meant for drinks not plates, and only okay food for the money. We love this place but we’re surprised by the way we were treated when we asked if we could move to a proper sized table.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was a little slow than night - but overall, ambiance and food are great!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the get go, this was an amazing experience. They have the most amazing and helpful hostess (I switched from an indoor to an outdoor table); bar tenders and waitress. Food was excellent and the variety / fusion nature among the best. Music really good and noise level low but without compromising on the atmosphere. Can’t wait for my next experience at Laurel Hardware!

SA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Menu is good; pizzas were good but not great. Server dumped our overpriced Caesar salad wordlessly after a long wait, and provided no serving utensils even though she gave us two plates. The wait for a glass of wine was ridiculous.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance were amazing as always

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The ambiance on the back porch area was fantastic. All the food was delicious, especially the Branzino and Ceviche. The Garden G&T also 👌.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We arrived early evening & sat in the courtyard before the evening rush. Service was great & friendly.
Wine choices could have been better but were good.
Entrees delicious.
Flourless choc cake was very dry but they did comp us that when we gave feedback.
Still a fave place in West Hollywood

HK
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Too much noise - my husband and I could not talk to each other without yelling. The food is good, but not good enough to compensate for the noise level.

MS
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The service and seating is the only reason why I'm not giving a full 5 stars. For a Tuesday night it was still very packed, and our waitress may have been overwhelmed, but she seemed like she forgot about our table for a bit.
Besides that, I loved this place. It wash my first time there. Sat outside and it was lovely, The ambiance and music was right on point. The food was absolutely delectable. I ordered the Kale Chopped Salad and we also had the Butternut Squash ( which is other-worldly!!!!) SO RICH.
I will be returning to try the rest of the menu.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the ambience and energy of this environment. Very classy, relaxing, comfortable, and grounding environment. The drinks were all excellent. My friend and I ordered and shared 6 different drinks to see what we liked best and loved them all equally. The Caesar Salad and truffle fries we ordered were so amazing! Love this place. New favorite spot.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment. Love the space and excellent food choices...roughest part was deciding what to to get!

G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Super cute decor. Sat in the garden for brunch, which I highly recommend. The food was sub par and the service disappointing. Had to flag down the waiter several times to ring us the check, felt like he forgot about our table. This place has amazing cocktails, but would not go there again for brunch. Also, they don’t have a single dessert available during the day. Disappointing.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

This was a 10 am breakfast. The food was cold and tasteless. They don’t have an espresso machine??? To refill coffee the server takes your cup Leaving the saucer and runs outside to fill the cup???

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Our server seemed a bit dumb. Super cute and charming but she would’ve sold us the moon if we had inquired about it. There
We’re only two of us...one being a young teenager and she sold us way too much food. She was really interested in serving men and barely checked on us.
I’m allergic to mushrooms but she SWORE by the mushroom pizza without the mushrooms...yet wouldn’t let me add anything else. Just strange. I’m going to tell my frequent LA visiting friends to skip this place and go some place else. Not worth it.

M
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fun energetic restaurant with good food and a creative drink menu.

l
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

It was so crowded and though we asked for an outside table we were shoved into an inside communal table with very uncomfortable metal stools. No one responded to our requests to move and we were shoved by passing wait staff all night. I will not be back.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience4

Had an 8:30pm reservation for 2 ppl, wasn’t seated until 9:20pm. Hostess was very nonchalant.

SA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was well except that even though we had reservations, we were seated 1 hour after our reservation timd.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I sat facing the courtyard at what seemed to be a cocktail table - I believe I overheard the host say it was table 77.

First - the table was woefully ill-equipped for dining (I had to hunch over and/or hold my plate to enjoy it properly).

Second - the margarita I ordered was so incredibly diluted I could not enjoy it. Why any restaurant uses crushed ice in a cocktail is beyond me.

Third - the shrimp was lacking any real flavor and they arrived lukewarm. The bread pudding was very good,

Fourth - everything above can usually be redeemed by great service. Unfortunately it was the terrible icing on the cake - and I don’t blame the server for most of it. He seemed to have far too many tables; at one point I saw him maybe 10 tables in front of me, outside in the courtyard, taking an order! Meanwhile, I didn’t get water until maybe 25 minutes into my experience! (My cocktail was almost finished and my food was half eaten!!)

All in all - truly disappointing experience. Restaurants invest millions in real estate and design. And with staffing they invest the bare minimum.

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and great food and they Accommodated us even on the day of the Grammys

M
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fun as always.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, love the patio area with the lighting and furniture. Place was busy but in a fun way. A very hip place to go on the weekend for dinner and drinks and chill. Vinny was great server with amazing recommendations on what to eat.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Everything was great but we were seated 45 minutes after our reservation tjme

MG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Rude british accent host at door but manager took care of it which was appreciated.

MS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice hip restaurant however very overpriced for what you get. Simple food Italian Hamburger and Salmon. Nothing special. Pizza was good appetizer but again overpriced for what you get.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It would have been much more enjoyable w/o the pressure of the 2hr table limit.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was very average. Cold and tasteless. We didn’t enjoy the food at all.

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a girls weekend getaway in LA. The ambience Outback of the restaurant where they have created a green house with lit trees was amazing! Trendy yet romantic. The food was fabulous had a spaghetti Bolognese and a prosciutto pizza. It was delicious our server was super friendly and very attentive. Would definitely recommend and will go back!

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

This was our second time here but the service has gotten so bad since the last time we were here.
They even forgot to bring my friend’s birthday cake.

P
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I checked in at the hostess stand for an 8:00 PM reservation, but our party of four wasn’t seated until 8:45. At 9:15 we still only had water - the server hadn’t even taken our drink order. I used to love this restaurant but this decline in customer service - especially when you have a reservation - makes it unlikely I’ll be back.

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Bad and rude service

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Had a reservation at 8pm but waited over 30min before being sat at our table. Other than that everything was ok.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

celebrating our 1 year anniversary

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside which was lovely. Food was delicious - we shared a ton of starters and then each had our own main dish.