Angler Los Angeles

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Angler is a sea-life focused restaurant from Chef Joshua Skenes and Saison Hospitality.

Each day’s inspiration is drawn from the products themselves and is an articulation of their natural flavors served at their peak taste. We work with a small group of fishermen, hunters, gatherers, ranchers, and farmers to find and follow microclimates that produce the highest quality products in local existence. All of the cooking revolves around an open wood fire.
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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Angler is offering a luxurious set menu at $198 from 5:30 PM to 8 PM for those who want to kick off the festivities with us, and $285 from 8:30 PM onward for those who want to ring in the New Year with us! Price is exclusive of beverages, tax, and gratuity. Please call for more details.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 139 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Completely overpriced. The food was good but not worth it. I will never go back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is definitely beautiful and the most important thing is the food totally amazed us, they’re stunning! We truly had a wonderful dinner time here.

a
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The service and food were very good, but as other reviewers have said, it is outrageously expensive. The food isn’t exquisite enough to bring me back at this cost. The radicchio is excellent and unusual.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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JF
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Would highly recommend. Not cheap.

NL
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very pricey but enjoyed every dish.

EM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This experience was absolutely phenomenal! The food was delicious, the waiters answered any and all questions we had, and the ambience was very cool. We ordered the Tuna, Antelope, Striped Bass, and Trout. All of which was amazing, but the Striped Bass took the cake. Pair it with the beet and I could have eaten that alone as my meal. We will definitely be back!

P
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An extraordinary place. Not to be missed. We had a wonderful time.

f
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

They serve an oz of caviar with a single banana pancake, even though the caviar is clearly intended to be shared, and the pancake is not. An extra pancake is $5. Five dollars. For a second 3-inch pancake. It's offensive. The whole meal cost nearly $400 for two, and they're dicking with you over a pancake. The food was fine. Very good, but nothing was particularly exceptional, I mean fish is pretty much meant to be served simply and unfussily, and they do that, but the prices are laughable. The service was fussy and obnoxious, bordering on rude. I made a joke that I didn't want to sit directly in front of the king crab who was clearly trying to escape his tank, and the host literally lifted his nose as if he was offended. Also its in a mall. Get the F over yourselves. Seriously. It's so offensively overpriced, but worse, the pricing is intentionally deceptive, listing items by the pound, but not actually weighing the items... whatever. I'm more than happy to pay $200/person for a good meal, but this wasn't it. Just read that the chef is offering an $800/head "private meal" at his hollywood hills house (i.e. a venue with no overhead--or perhaps, more accurately a way for him to write off the cost, double-dipping as it were, at the expense of sucker-diners looking for the next "thing.") Seriously, between this and a recent mediocre experience at Pasjoli I'm pretty much turned off to the whole fine dining scene in LA. It'd cost the same to fly to Chicago and have an actual fine-dining experience. What a sad state of affairs for the uber rich. Boo Hoo.

LA
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and the service terrific. It was somewhat overpriced for being in a shopping mall with a kind of old, white, suburban-y crowd feel.

CJ
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the original menu options (radichio salad and fresh crab straight from the tank). Service was that of a three star Michelin restaurant. Beautiful stemware, cutlery and interior. Loved it..

JN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great service from the front, wait staff and valet. I felt like they were always checking on us and I felt they provided 5 star restaurant service. Excellent presentation on the food though portions a bit small on the bass. Food was delicious! My only gripe was I was there celebrating a friends birthday dinner and they didn’t even acknowledge it when I put it the reservation notes.

BG
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

This is a very odd place. It's located in a shopping mall and has the look and feel of a chain restaurant, with the price point of a Michelin star restaurant. The menu is extremely limited and even though I'd told them when I confirmed the reservation that I don't eat wheat and they said the chefs could easily accommodate that, I got an entirely different message from the server. In fact, she seemed downright angry at me for that. I don't even have a gluten allergy, just a sensitivity to wheat so it's usually easy to work around at most nicer restaurants...especially seafood places. However, here I got the sense that just about all the fish is dusted in/breaded in flour (which I don't expect from an upscale seafood place) or smothered in a flour-based sauce. Even most of their salad options were off limits due to flours in the salad dressings (who puts flour in salad dressing?). There were a total of three modified options on the menu for me, including a garden salad with oil and lemon (very good with a good variety of lettuces and herbs, but no vegetables), a plain grilled piece of fish (one variety to choose from), or the 24 oz. ribeye, which was priced at $174. Had I been told when confirming the reservation this was going to be so limiting and make the server so angry, I would have chosen a different restaurant.
The ambiance was also not helped by having to face directly into a tank of lifeless, very depressed-looking fish for the entirety of the meal.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager was exceptional and walked us through the whole menu and advised us on what we should order.

DR
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Yes, I would recommend it to foodies and adventurous eaters. The dishes that worked were unique and absolutely outstanding! Our favorites included the big eye tuna with tomato aspic, the amazing radicchio salad with radicchi XO sauce, the marble fish and the showstopping Shoulder of Boar and spit roasted pineapple.

B
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved our dinner here! The service was impeccable, the ambiance was also just right - call it casual/chic. I would skip the "skipjack head and cheek" but definitely get the soft serve sundae - that is one of the best desserts out there. The oysters were perfect and the poached marbled flounder was incredible. We will be back with a couple more friends so we can tackle the Boar!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is spectacular, and the service is outstanding. Unparalleled in Los Angeles! This is my second time at Angler and it has been consistently excellent. Highly recommend!

R
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Angler Kitchen and Staff were absolutely amazing. The food was impeccable and the server made us feel welcome. Thank you for making our evening and 1st Wedding Anniversary memorable.

WP
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice decor & service.

MR
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great staff, great food!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food execution in LA, stunning dining room, warm professional staff, beautiful wine list and free valet parking. I challenge anyone to argue that there is a better restaurant poking for pound.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Food was extremely slow coming out; coursing was somewhere erratic. Management was apologetic but did not offer anything to compensate for the poor experience such as a dessert or drinks. This was an expensive meal, and a disappointment.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

High quality food. Very expensive. Middle-of-the-road service.

MR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and 5 star service

L
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is light yet flavorful. Three of us shared 2 ceviche, 2 marble fish! A potato side dish and an eggplant side dish. We finished with the soft serve sundae. We had one beer and one gl of wine. With tip it cost $101 per person. Food is excellent but be prepared for the extravagance. This was my second time eating this exact meal and I enjoyed it as much the second time. I noticed the marble fish was now $72 instead of the $54 I paid the last time. That’s a big increase.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience. Service was impeccable and food was outstanding.

R
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is incredible. Innovative and delicious appetizers and main dishes. Excellent service. A great place for a special occasion!

GM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Ridiculous prices for such tiny portions. Fish was lukewarm when delivered, as was the rice.

DM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent, however, it was a challenge to find. It's in a mall, ended up wandering through Macy's for a frustratingly length of time.

FK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I was so looking forward to dining here, and myself, and three others, found ourselves most disappointed. First (and least important), the 80s music. Why? Made no sense with the fabulous modern hunting lodge decor. Second, the cuisine. So many misses. The radicchio XO was very good, but then it all went downhill. The marbled flounder arrived cold, swimming in butter sauce. The sauce was supposed to be smoked, but all we could taste was the oiliness of the melted butter. Sent it back, and got a second fish, warmer, but still not hot. The beets were cloyingly sweet, the charred eggplant was pleasant enough, but not transformative. The whole chicken - feet and all - made a great presentation yet arrived overcooked. The accompanying sauce, dubbed hot by the server, wasn't spicy at all. Parker House rolls with butter were good but not light and fluffy enough for $12. At this price point, the food should excel, alive with nuance. Instead, it's as if young guys fighting a busy line take the easy way out. All the subtleties of fine cooking were nowhere to be found. Sure hoping the che/owner revisits this Angler and upgrades the cuisine.

EG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

While the food an ambience at Angler was GREAT I’m simply not sure it was worth the money.

BH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible restaurant. Can’t recommend it enough!

MP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

When we received our order of Amberjack from the Raw Bar we looked at it and both said, "Is that all?" I did not care for it. I felt something its consistency was off.

We shared poached Tile Fish, and I thought it was under cooked. I've been hunting underwater and cooking my catch for over 50 years, so think I'm a fair judge of properly prepared fish.

The Parker House rolls were the best thing we ordered. Sad to say for a high end, over priced, sea food restaurant.

I would neither go back to the Angler nor recommend it.

HG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing on all levels, banana pancake with caviar was phenomenal

MP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Very inventive. Excellent food, very attentive and delightful service. Lots is staff but the benefit is obvious. I loved this dinner. Plan to have a few items and share. This is not a place to order one thing. Even the Caesar salad was extraordinary.

MG
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went mad and chose the whole king crab, it was an experience and totally delicious.

TS
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food and service. The wine list is surprisingly reasonable with great values to be found. The 80s new wave music was a big hit with my wife, and the open kitchen and tanks with fish were great. The prices are a bit high, but its LA, a well respected chef, and a new high rent space, so it is to be expected.

BM
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

If you’re keen on fine dining, then this is a great place for fish and seafood. One caveat, make sure you plan on having dinner before or after you go. The portions are minimal, and while a great deal of energy and time is put on presentation, the morsels that they give you to eat (at exorbitant prices for what you get) are extremely small. Don’t plan on sharing anything unless you’re going to treat it as a tasting menu. In that event, you’ll have to fill out a loan application in order to leave satisfied.

Including tip, dinner for two was $240, and an hour later I had to go get something else to eat. In direct contrast, the next night I went to a hole in the wall in Northridge where I got a poke bowl for $13 and left satisfied and happy.

Get over yourself Angler....

x
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The first time we came here, definitely a five star experience. However, last evening food was forgotten somewhere in the kitchen. When I finally got around to asking for it, they served it cold. Fish needs to be served as soon as it is prepared otherwise the texture becomes weird. I intend to call the manager about this.

TD
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Called for reservation and was told none.
Went on Open Table and found a reservation.
When we arrived, there were 6 tables open!!!! Very disappointed about phone reservation.
Menu Only offered 1 steak and it was 32 oz. Price was $176
Ordered Medium Rare. Came Medium.
Half of steak was fat.
Bread and butter was $12
I returned steak. Manager ended up comping our meal.
Valet parking wanted $40 to keep car parked in front.
I didn't want valet driving my car. He said that if he parked the car parking was free. I gave him $20 cash. What a ripoff.