Ardor

4.7
168 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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California native John Fraser, who is spearheading the food and beverage experience at The West Hollywood EDITION, has created signature restaurant Ardor as a showcase for vegetable-forward healthy California cuisine with flavors inspired by local ingredients. Recognized as one of the best vegetable chefs in the world, Fraser’s menu features an artful balance of produce and meats, using techniques from around the world and products sourced hyper-locally. Each dish is made with organic ingredients and focuses on the essence of food, prepared simply and presented socially for a contemporary culinary journey.
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vipanonymous
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

food was great.. really really amazing.. but service is really just sub par.. trying not to think that it's racial related.. that's all

but yes. food was great.. chef is very talented

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great vibes great food great time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the. best experience. We appreciated the vaccination only. entrance. Which should make guests feel more comfortable. We enjoyed our overall experience from the valet, hostess, waiter, and servers. We thank you for allowing us to be a guest at ARDOR.
We will return!

I hope all restaurants would incorporate the new mandate like Ardor.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was incredible and ambience was great. Awesome outdoor seating. There was a guy named Justin who wasn’t even our waiter but was very helpful in letting us know what to order (and what to do out in WeHo after). The only bummer was that our actual waiter (not Justin) wasn’t very attentive and it took a very long time for him to get our order / bring our check etc. That said, foot was amazing and Justin was 10/10

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vipAndy
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Daughter was locked in restroom stall and service was terrible.

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vipscottf
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Ardor is -without question- my new favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. The food, service and ambience were all second to none and made for a truly unforgettable evening and dining experience. Each seemingly familiar dish was elevated with a unique flair, the cocktails (especially the “Green” and the “Melon”) were hands down the best I’ve had all year, and the deserts were such works of art that I felt terrible even eating them (though they were delicious once I did!).

Recommendations: the Milk Bread (a must have!), the Green cocktail, the Alaskan King Crab tagliatelle, and the Terrarium for dessert.

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vipOFOOD
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall it’s a nice place with a great bar selection and good food. The skirt streak, filet, and risotto were excellent. The signature milk bread was not bad but not a must have. The biggest bummer is the ridiculous parking fee, $24 for us. It’s based on time as opposed to a flat reasonable rate for diners. Uber if you go.

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vipBethR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is absolutely beautiful and the Covid precautions were greatly appreciated- our server(Evan) was fun and had very good menu suggestions- the food was excellently prepared and the dessert was delicious. I would definitely recommend the restaurant for a fun, delicious meal ( cocktails were fantastic too!)

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Ardy444
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

The food was lacking the flavors we were craving. We came to this place looking for a delicious vegetable focused meal, but instead got overly salted meats, way too lot of music, and over priced plates with no ingredients to justify the cost.

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KelleyN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

An elegant, Zen like dining experience. The color palette, interiors and waitstaff attire were all consistent and pleasing. Ador has a limited menu, your wine list is exceedingly overpriced, especially by the glass. ( your bread and butter is sales of alcohol) it was the incentive to not order more then one glass( a shame for women drinking 2-3 glasses or buying 1-2 bottles) Your food and beverage is clearly quality.
Question is, would I come back? Was it worth feeling I over paid for the experience.

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ChristineO
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Th service was great! The hotel was modern and beautiful! Great experience!

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vipTuck01
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the simple menu, and quality food and service. I would highly recommend Ardor for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous perfection!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just WOW on every level!

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NotJon
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, ambiance was amazing. The dark horse of the night though were the onion rings; a must get.

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TerryMolo
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The setting is outstanding but the food was horrible; bad, uninterested service, no explanation of food, listless and distant waitress. The Hostess' were forced to wear what amounts to bad bride's maid dresses. The food delivered was grossly over-salted on everything; tomatoes were fall apart paper thin and sloppy to eat; the milk bread was too salty and disgusting to the palette; the shrimp entree was terrible - you get better shrimp at Red Lobster. It took forever to get drinks served and it was not busy. The Valet wait takes forever and they are as unfriendly as we've ever seen. I would recommend people stay far away from this pedestrian restaurant.

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TrucN
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Main entrees were not great- sea bass was super fishy and the tomato accompaniment was over salted. The filet was good but at over $50, it was tiny and left you hungry. The umami onion rings were plain weird- kinda had a weird middle eastern flavor that did not go well with the greasiness of the fried onions. The only good thing was the great service and delicious milk bread which was divine!

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DanielN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great quite and delicious dinner. The bread is a must

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there with my wife for our anniversary and I accidentally booked the following night. I explained the situation to Naomi. We were seeing a show and didn't have time to find another restaurant. She didn't miss a beat, she had us seated at the bar and within 10 minutes found us a beautiful booth. The wait staff were wonderful and the food was amazing. I highly recommend the restaurant and we will definitely be back.

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almacubano
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Inconsistent service and food. I had the chicken dish and it was thoroughly undercooked. No apologies from the chef. Had the shrimp and polenta dish and it was great. Service was slow because they were grossly understaffed.

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AveryB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers are extremely attentive and kind, the atmosphere is very lively and beautiful. The food is unique and tasty - the milk bread was delicious.

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vipAnaJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite ! Best octopus I've ever had. What a beautiful place as well.

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vipYolandaC
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner and celebrated life in this beautiful restaurant, the atmosphere and service were awesome, I had the octopus and we tried the tandoor carrots, we also had the lamb and the Greek fish, all of the food was amazing!, fresh and very well cooked! We will definitely go back!

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IanM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent, friendly and knowledgeable service. Lovely room. I would definitely recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

25th wedding anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Lyle was amazing! He gave us such an unforgettable experience and the food was absolutely amazing. This restaurant is by far one of my favorite spots in LA!

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MarciaC
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Elegant, plant-filled setting that made us visibly relax. Very enjoyable and calm space and very good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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vipMaxie
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, Naomi!

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Abhi
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, cocktails were delicious. Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lush oasis with lively, chill vibe. Milk bread was delish. 10/10

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything but parking was great. $40/car is nuts. Even for the Strip.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish that came out impressed the entire table!

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Ryan
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We tried out Ardor for the first time to celebrate our anniversary. All of the staff were very friendly, attentive, and committed to ensuring our special occasion was memorable for all the right reasons.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First we must start with the service. Front door was great. The server Lyle is a gem. Ask for his section. The staff greets you as you are arriving. Very kind with meaningful conversation. After sitting I recommend choosing the outside. It is spectacular. I truly appreciate the establishment also following guidelines during this pandemic and making customers feel safe.

I want to say a big thanks to Lyle. He is a fabulous server. I will come again an ask for him. He walked the table through the menu and guided us on our selections. He made sure the celebration was perfect. The food was simply amazing. Cooked all too perfection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor excellent.

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AndrewL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food, drink and service were all top-notch. The decor is nothing groundbreaking, but certainly tasteful. It's on Sunset, so the outside noise of d-bags revving their engines is an unfortunate byproduct of such a prime location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for a friends birthday dinner party of 4 and the service was outstanding! Very nice and friendly staff, making sure we were always taken care of. Food was delicious and so were the drinks and dessert! Definitely try their king crab pasta so delicious.

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vipMRG88
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The space is absolutely stunning and wonderfully lush with plants abound. The service was equally as great.

Unfortunately, several misses with the food.

Raw cauliflower cacio e pepe: zero similarities to the namesake dish. It was decent enough, but ate like a vegan farro bowl. Sorely misrepresented by its title.

Cleaver octopus: I’ve had much better octopus everywhere else. I felt it was too peppery (not spicy) which overpowered the dish.

Milk bread: The best dish by far. Freshly baked, fluffy, and the heirlooms added an umami element.

Sea bass: Skin was slimy, cut of fish was too fatty. Entire dish was way over salted with no other flavors present. Probably the most disappointing of the evening.

Purple haze dessert: An interesting take on a dessert; it was mostly savory. Ate like a deconstructed cheese board. Wouldn’t order again.

Overall, I would visit again for the ambiance and a cocktail or two. Might give dinner another shot and order a completely different set of dishes.

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vipMarshaA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Ardor is rated 4.7 stars by 168 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.