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Asterid, Los Angeles, CA
Award-winning

Asterid

4.4
4.4
233 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
Inspired by Chef Garcia’s Angeleno experience, asterid lives to discover and celebrate Los Angeles’ mosaic of diverse cultures and culinary richness through vibrant, ingredient-driven menus in a warm, lively atmosphere. Authentically from and for Los Angeles, asterid features Chef Garcia’s California-inspired menu and bar program that celebrates the spirit of L.A.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Crossover, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (213) 972-3535
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Ray Garcia
  • Private party facilities
    asterid events offers an impressive setting for your next social gathering or corporate dinner. Helmed by Chef Ray Garcia, asterid is a lively intimate outdoor and indoor gathering place featuring sophisticated décor and a private dining room.https://www.asteridla.com/events/
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    2nd Street
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 233 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Innovative

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Californian

233 Reviews
  1. JeanZ

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, unique tastes, but limited main course menu. Food service was fine except for over-the-top removal of dish-ware, glasses, silverware. Seemed there was someone constantly on the lookout for your last bite or sip to whisk away that offending item. This included people reaching between us, across the table, to grab something, disrupting our dinner conversation. Not pleasant.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is not anything special. It’s definitely not worth the price. We were very disappointed

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  3. BigM

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was outstanding from service to food quality and presentation

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good environment, chill vibe. Food is good but I wish the portion could be bigger.

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  5. ace1

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Me and my wife went there for Valentina's day dinner. Restaurant design was modern, drink was good. It's fixed menu with 3 courses and 1 dessert for $98 per person, which was not bad actually. However my wife is vegetarian and we asked for vegie option and later we found out they just removed all meat/seafood from the regular fix menu and still served the same dishes. My 1st course was scallop salad and she had the same salad without the scallop. My 2rd course was risotto and she got a beet salad. My 3rd course was NY strip and she got the same risotto as my 2rd course. And we got charged the same price. I got it, it's valentine's day, but it was not a very thoughtful solution since they are providing vegetarian option and people normally holds expectation for restaurant like this. Overall a little disappointed.

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  6. LaurettaN

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was surprised that the menu was so limited. The restaurant was very quiet so I understood why they had about 4 entrees one of which was a hamburger but they need to have a larger selection. We had the chicken Milanesa which was delicious.

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  7. Traced

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were booked to sit outside, but it was a cold night and when we asked, we were quickly moved to a cozy inside table. The half chicken was very good and the rice pudding, light and delicious. Looking forward to our next visit.

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  8. whatever

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    we have been there several time. this time we sat at the bar. the service could not have been more inept. the bartender was flustered , couldn't' focus, left dirty plates, forgot drink orders. several other customers had to come to the bar and ask a 2nd and 3rd time for their drinks, he would strat mixing one drink then turn his attention to something else. not cool. also my favorite dish was the caviar biteS. the change in presentation is disappointing. caviar on a cake just isn't fun. plus, it's awkward to eat. everyone loves the champagne of bottled beers presentation, that's for sure. my husband had the burger and was in heaven. the food, except the caviar was great, as always.

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  9. RodB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The quality of the food has gone down and we have loved Ray Garcia's food in the past. Sad.

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  10. JeffreyD

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We showed up for dinner and were presented with a Brunch menu, which we assumed was a mistake, but then learned it wasn't. As we were not in the mood for pancakes or other breakfast items, the menu was extremely limited. Food tasted good. Cocktails were great, as was the service.

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  11. Simangiabene

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasant service, very creative menu, delicious food. Perfect table for a good time before a Walt Disney Hall performance or anytime.

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  12. TinaM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for brunch and sat outside. Waiters were pleasant and drinks were tasty. Food overall was good. Had a lovely time

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  13. christinem

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    THE rice pudding was fabulous. The market salad good,not great.

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  14. AnneDee

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing. Service is slow and missed a bit of the nuances and details expected at a fine dining establishment. Maybe an off night. I would eat here again.

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  15. Judy

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always enjoy dining at Astrid prior to going to Disney Hall for a concert. The staff is friendly and efficient and food is excellent.

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  16. mbmeows

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food creative and delicious (a bit expensive), staff extremely friendly and welcoming

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  17. Sonya

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was very slow other than that everything else fine

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  18. foodchow

    Los Angeles

    65 reviews

    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sahimi in coconut broth, wonderful House Salad with Buttermilk dressing - always great Chicken liver mouse covered with fruit compote memorable Braised lamb shank terriffic Weshared plates and had a wonderful before the Disney concert

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  19. GarySobers

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food but fell a little short of expectations given the chef runs another Michelin star.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent staff service. Restaurant was full and a little on the noisy side. Food was flavorful and delicious.

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  21. Malibubil

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such nice people (from the front desk to the waiter). We got there late and they took care of us, with a one hour turn around so we could make our 8pm show at Disney Hall. Try the crab appetizer, it's wonderful.

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  22. JudithZ

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I had plenty of time before the 2:00 concert at Disney Hall, so time was not an issue Our reservation was for noon. The main dish, chicken Milanese, was wonderful, as was the bread basket.The rice pudding was dry and a combination of odd tastes and textures. The chef over-complicated it. The staff, although very cordial, were lacking in awareness. We needed to hail the server in order to get clean plates for biscuits and bread, rather than piling them on the small-plated chicken dish. The server cleared the main event, but didn’t bring clean forks for the next course. He disappeared to get forks, but didn’t come back for some time, at which point we had pinched forks from an adjacent table setup.

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  23. Lovefrenchfood

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Asterid is, for the most part good. One of our party had the lamb shank and said it was the best he had ever eaten. Two of us ordered the beet risotto. It was delicious although an Italian member of our party said it was delicious but not really risotto. There was a crab dish I consumed and it was tasty but so very tiny. The Maitake Mushrooms and roasted carrots where a huge hit with the vegetarian who ate them. The rice pudding dessert was strange and I would not order it again. The portions of the food are small so the restaurant makes sure you order a lot of dishes and increase their income. The wine by the glass list could be longer. The service was fine although the server could not describe a dish that was on the menu. Be prepared to spend a lot here.

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  24. Glenno

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Since they opened, Asterid has been serving by far the best food we've had anywhere in Downtown LA. Always inventive, delicious, reliable, and beautiful, with friendly, helpful service and a lovely setting both indoors and out. You must try the thick, meaty maitake mushroom prepared in a totally unique way, the chicken that rivals Zuni in San Francisco, and the succulent lamb shank, among everything else really. It should really be difficult to get a reservation here any night, though this area of downtown by the Disney Concert Hall, Broad contemporary museum and Ahmanson / Center Theater Group tends to be hopping only during concerts and shows, then strangely quiets down. But this is one of our go-to special occasion spots, or just a pop downtown for a great evening out restaurant. Live music outside most Thursdays too.

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  25. mbmeows

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delish! Staff was very friendly and helpful!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I must say, we were blown away by the food at Asterid. We shared 6 small plates and dessert for dinner and every dish was stellar. Surprisingly, though it did not appear to be a lot of food it was very filling and so satisfying. Our server Mackenzie went above and beyond. She was warm, friendly, very helpful, knowledgeable, and attentive. Will definitely ask for her each time we return - and there is no doubt we will be returning. But, because of the prices, it won’t be as often as we would like. PS - do not skip the Maitake Mushrooms.

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  27. MargrittJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great service. Noise level was too loud for me.

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  28. JaneS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food and ambiance! Can't wait to try more foods here!

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  29. MIcWil

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the garden salad, Brussels sprouts, prawns, cod, and boudin. Every bite was an amazing tasting experience. It made a special night at Disney Concert Hall extra special. Highly recommend.

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  30. AdrienneG

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there for a pre theatre dinner. They were out of both the appetizer I ordered and the main course. There was nothing else on the main course menu that wasn't spicy so they agreed to cook the fish without the spicy sauce. The fish was good but the portion wouldn't have satisfied a child. It was the size of 2 fishsticks. The "enoki mushrooms" consisited of 1 mushroom. The dessert was delicious but we won't be going back.

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  31. Moira

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Asterid checked all the boxes. The food was delicious; unique/complex flavors, artful presentation, and good value. The wait staff was top rate, friendly, and graciously helpful. The location was perfect and we appreciated the quiet ambiance of the outdoor patio. We will return.

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  32. Eucalyptus

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place to have lunch when you have a concert to go!

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  33. PHILIPL

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, cuisine, ambience excellent. A first rate choice pre-concert.

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  34. AlexandraK

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was just okay and super over priced for what it was. Meh

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  35. DianaG

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fabulous food. Inventive and delicious. Shared plates, family style so you can enjoy a great sampling of flavors and dishes. But so noisy!

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  36. KevinG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Their bathroom was out of service. Didn’t expect that for a posh restaurant. And their rice pudding dessert was more like rice porridge and other dishes were not that impressive neither.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The staff and service was nice but the restrooms were broken which did not make it a pleasant experience.

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  38. Ulli

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful innovative cuisine and great service! Enjoy it every time I visit.

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  39. vralba

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! We had no problem making the concert next door.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My sister’s train got delayed and there was no way we’re going to make our reservation on time. Asterid held our table for us until we arrived for which we were very appreciative. The food was excellent and the service was fantastic. Highly recommend!

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FAQs

Asterid is rated 4.4 stars by 233 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Asterid

141 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3034

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    2nd Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Crossover, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Ray Garcia
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (213) 972-3535
  • Private party facilities
    asterid events offers an impressive setting for your next social gathering or corporate dinner. Helmed by Chef Ray Garcia, asterid is a lively intimate outdoor and indoor gathering place featuring sophisticated décor and a private dining room.https://www.asteridla.com/events/
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