Bacari GDL

4.7
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295 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Bacari GDL is open for dine-in! Due to restrictions, all guests will be accommodated in our al fresco dining area. We look forward to hosting you!

In order to provide our guests with a healthy and safe experience, temperature scans will be given to all guests upon checking in with the host.

Bacari GDL is a Venetian-inspired small plates restaurant featuring Mediterranean-influenced dishes by Chef Lior Hillel. We are the fourth restaurant of the Kronfli Brothers, a family-owned, growing group of restaurants in the Los Angeles area. Offering a rotating curation of small-production wines and eclectic beers from around the world, we are also known for our one-of-a-kind 90-minute open bar special. Our team provides warm hospitality in our comfortable, dining room marked by our beautiful garden, rustic mediterranean decor, and spacious indoor-outdoor bar. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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ArmV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was there for my birthday on august 11.
We loved the food and enjoy my time.

Forgot to ask our server , if they provide any complimentary dessert But that s still fine.

Will go back again.

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jessicas
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have put in place some great COVID precautions. I felt safe and had a great evening!

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JesseF
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! Service was good as well. Polite and chill waiter. Definitely returning. Again, the food was delicious!

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vipSDJG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice. The food was delicious and the staff is doing a great job of managing outdoor only dining.

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QWild
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going for over a year now. Once of the best restaurants in the area. Great food, great drinks, and excellent service.

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vipRobby
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Was rushed to order and eat because it was close to closing time. Didn’t enjoy the meal. Never coming back.

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nsyncfan666
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Stella made our visit absolutely delightful!!

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vipJimD
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. They have the proper protocols in place for outdoor dining (temperature check, hand sanitizer, mobile menu). The service was professional and friendly and the food tasty. It was good to go out for a meal again - one of my first in months!

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Loved
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met two friends who have not seen in a year. The restaurant didn’t excellent job for Covid safety including a temperature check.

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Razmataz
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sitting was outside in the sidewalk. The food and the service was amazing. We had five courses and a bottle of a very good wine. All including tax and 20% tip for $135. A very good deal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

the food was amazing as always just hate how the tables are on the sidewalk where others walk!

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ArmineS
Belgium
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The ambience was good, can’t expect much while seating on the busy sidewalk. The food was salty and sour. The beet salad and the main dish. That’s all.

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vipdebariwinnie
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Small plates, very delicious and reasonably priced.

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DouglasG
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service at the restaurant was terrific. It's a very interesting and well executed menu. I do want to note that while the restaurant did everything proper with respect to Covid-19 precautions, the many many folks walking on the sidewalk which runs right through the middle of where tables are set up for outside dining was quite worrisome because at least half the pedestrians did not wear masks, were way too close together, etc. So...the restaurant was great from the standpoint of food and service but we were quite concerned about our safety...and that is not ok. Perhaps they can revisit how to keep passing non-compliant pedestrians away from the dining area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was amazing! thanks!

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JulietaL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was exquisite. They gave us a two free complimentary champagne glasses which was so attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. It’s tapas style, so portions are great and easily shareable. Because of covid and the outdoor dining policy, we had to sit outside. Would only recommend you take a handheld fan or go in the evening to avoid the heat (which is definitely not the restaurant’s fault). They were really nice and moved the umbrella to make sure we had shade. Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, loved the ambiance! The idea ordering a bunch of small plates is a great one as you get to try so many different options! Would definitely come here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Behavior of host is unwelcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love the food and service at Bacari GDL!!

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vipSixguinness
Central Coast
30 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good. That’s why we keep coming back.

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tristeng
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Bacari GDL. The staff is so wonderful and G is quite possibly the sweetest guy ever. Food is excellent and drinks are a great co-star. Would recommend to anyone in the area or for those seeking a good place to eat.

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vipJannaG
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacari had great food and great service. During this time of the pandemic, we felt completely safe and well cared for. They wiped the table down and sterilized it right before we sat down, they took our temperatures and gave us hand sanitizer. The servers all wore masks and gloves. Plus, the servers were kind and attentive. Especially Kyle! It was a great evening. A bright spot in a challenging time!

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RondahD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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vipHoss
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as ever - So happy that this establishment opened back up. Its a jewel in Glendale.

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cynthiar
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Clean and felt protected

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JenniferS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Bacari GDL and we could not have been more pleased. All health and safety measures were exceeded. Food was superb. Staff went above and beyond. An overall excellent experience and we will be back, for sure. Thank you, Bacari, for a wonderful night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was phenomenal. The food and drinks was absolutely delicious. They did everything possible to serve us safely during the covid-19 environment. Love this place.

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Michelle
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional! We tried approximately 11 different dishes for 6 of us. Sea Bass and scallops were cooked perfectly, Mac & cheese and Brussel Sprouts were delicious. Everything was delightful, even the bone marrow was surprisingly tasty. The shrimp ceviche another favorite. Looking forward to going back to Bacari GDL again to try more dishes !

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MeganT
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best first dining experience since quarantine! Highly recommend.

JM
JulieM
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the BEST food! our favorite place! Great service too!

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vipYoshiDaddy
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went to Bacari for lunch on 6/11/20 after months of quarantining. I had an exceptional experience. They were very careful about complying with Covid restrictions which I appreciated (not everyone will). Our temperatures were measured, we were given hand sanitizer before coming in, and instructed to wear our masks when not at the table. The entire staff had masks and gloves on and everyone was very courteous. The food was just as good as I remember it from a year ago - excellent. Definitely a solid option for those easing into public life after months of quarantining.

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NicoleS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in Glendale and so happy they are back after COVID. The service, cocktails, and food are always top rate and it was great to see them taking the sanitary precautions so seriously. I feel safe dining here and will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time dining out with social distancing requirements. Everything was great, service was fast and prompt, food was delicious.

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Mark
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Owner came to table personally several times. Food was amazingly unique and tasty. Great atmosphere. I have fantastic first outing to a restaurant after the stupid coronavirus shut down. Amazing service. Owner came to table personally several times. Food was amazingly unique and tasty. Great atmosphere. It was fantastic first outing to a restaurant after the stupid coronavirus shut down. I was so glad they decided to open up while other restaurant owners are still shut down in a panic. I will go back for sure

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They went above and beyond to provide my fiancé and I a great experience. Great staff, great food. My favorite local spot in Glendale.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Bacari for your amazing service yummy food and thank you for accommodating such a big group.
Keep up the great job

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vipDaan
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a quick bite before an early 7 PM appointment. However, we found this amazing place instead. We loved the creativity, execution, presentation, and flavors of all the 8 dishes we had. We wanted to keep ordering, so we could try some more dishes, but decided that we will come back soon with an empty stomach.
The cocktail list is enticing. Eventually, I will try them all. No standard cocktails. If they sound standard, then they still have a twist to them. The staff and ambiance topped it all off.
I love it when you eat at a new place, not expecting something and then leave with your mind blown, anticipating your next time there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had such a lovely time with my girlfriends. They were just a couple of minutes behind on our reservation and the sweet hostess brought us complementary glasses of champagne while we waited under the heat lamp. The wine and cocktail list is varied and delicious as was the food! Can’t wait to go back. Thanks Bacardi GDL! 🥂❤️

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vipitsmariieee
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is AMAZING, drinks are DELICIOUS!! Everything about this place is so good! One of my fav spots! Can’t wait to come back!

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FAQs

Bacari GDL does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Bacari GDL also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 696-1460.

Bacari GDL is rated 4.7 stars by 295 OpenTable diners.

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