Bacari GDL

4.6
198 reviews
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Bacari GDL is a Venetian-inspired small plates restaurant featuring Mediterranean-influenced dishes by Chef Lior Hillel. We are the fourth restaurant of Kronfli Brothers, a family-owned, growing group of restaurants in the Los Angeles area. Offering a rotating curation of small-production wines, unique cocktails, 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, intimate dining room marked by our wine bottle ceiling and chalkboard menus. We offer one of the best happy hours in town from 230pm to 630pm Monday through Friday and a $20 lunch special from 11am to 230pm Monday through Friday.

We welcome but do not require reservations — we love to accommodate walk-ins and large parties, even on busy nights. Bacari GDL is the go-to spot for our neighbors, and we look forward to hosting you soon!
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CH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A place for friends to feel comfortable for a get together and share. Small plates, well seasoned food, good variety. All the dishes were great except the pork belly had a burnt taste. Would go again

C
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I always have a great time here. Thank you for the amazing food and service. Thank you to the most awesome manager G who always diligently takes care of everybody. Please don't ever leave this location.

Thank you.

R
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Excellent service. This is our favorite restaurant in Glendale without a doubt. Our party of three had three orders of the best cake ever for our final course. Make sure to do the same...amazing! Thank you Eduardo for ensuring a great dining experience.

LG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Bacari. They have great service. Although it’s a little loud, it’s a nice atmosphere and worth it for the great food and drinks.

TS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent presentation, reasonably priced and really great staff!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Host remembered to greet my parents a Happy 25th Anniversary upon arrival and even hooked them up with complimentary champagne and cake!
Thank you for giving my parents an amazing (long overdue) date!

JR
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A bit crowded due to it's size but overall a very pleasant place. Service was excellent and food was delicious! Definitely would recommend to friends!

CE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous. Love the desert! The waiters were great! Plan to come back again, this time with the spouse.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

I didn't enjoy most of their tapas. Beets were over riped in the salad, mussels sauce was very acidic, dates were dry and cold, the only tapas I liked were the scallops.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

Overall the food was extremely salty. I had to send two drinks back and the wine we wanted was out of stock. The wait staff and management were extremely apologetic and friendly. We were seated within three inches of the people next to us and requested to move to a less noisy area and crowded area. Overall nice people but not worth the price and quality was rough.

RB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First of all, I should mention that there was a discrepancy between the Dine La offer, and the actual price. Dine La specified $20 for lunch, and $30 for dinner. The offer at the restaurant was $29 at lunchtime. When I inquired, I was informed that this particular Bacari only offers a dinner menu. Obviously, that was not originally stated. That said, several of the dishes were very good, small but good. The collection of cheeses was fine. The scallop dish was excellent. The lamb kabab was tasty, if a tad dry. The bread pudding with ice cream desert was delicious. My friend also loved the scallops. He was less fond of the chicken breast, which he felt was too spicy for his taste. He enjoyed the rosewater pudding. I tasted the dessert and felt it was original and excellent.

PF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, good variety. Have been here several times and it's always great

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I usually go to the location on 3rd. The Glendale location had kitchen issues. Food didn’t come out, beverages came out after the food did, etc. food was also not as good as the location on 3rd

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Started off waiting a bit for our reserved table, but it wasn't bad. The food was outstanding! The service was great till our waitress left half way through. Then we waited too long and had to leave before desert, but the manager really worked hard trying to make up for it and overall we still had a great night. We will definitely return.

ST
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded expectations. Delicious food and friendly, helpful wait staff. They have a kids menu on request, note to request the chicken with less spice of your child doesn't like pepper. They were quick to replace the meal when we mentioned it was too spicy for her. Plan to order 3 to 4 dishes each, they are more tapas style (despite the Italian name). I'd describe it as tapas with an Israeli twist. Favorites were the st. Andre cheese, scallops, ceviche, filet, and ground lamb kabobs. Bread pudding was the preferred dessert at our table. The decor and ambiance were on point. We'll definitely be back.

JE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a table outside, which was great, not too noisy . Really enjoyed the appetizer, and entrees and desserts. We had the Dine LA MENU, and really thought it was a great value.

k
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a reservation for a surprise birthday for a party of 14. Staff and service was great with one server being exceptional. Food and drinks definitely met their values. Ambiance not 5 stars because it got a bit too dark for our liking. Would come here again though.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was horrible!!!! We had a few girls who didn’t know what was going on or who took our order. My sons food which I ordered as soon as I got there, didn’t come out till 50 mins later and it was burnt. One of my favorite places but unfortunately will not be going back.

VT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. I like the atmosphere. All the dishes are right size so you can taste a lot of variety.

RM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great manager! Great food! Some of the hosts and waiters are just ok though.
Overall, we love this place and will be back again, thanks to G Hill, the manager of this place, he knows how to treat his customers right.

LM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good, but the portions were so small for the price. No value. The atmosphere was not good for the price.

ML
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat with food options for everyone. Fantastic drinks and atmosphere. Very easy to spend quite a bit of time here.

JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Only telling them to go to the one on Melrose. The Americana location is not good.

ST
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and service. I would recommend to family and freinds

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

servings are smaller, affordable prices, and superb food taste

MS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was fantastic but the service was terrible. First order of drinks didn't get there till 30 mins after placing the order and the second order of drinks came after we were almost done eating.

OT
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the food and the service is always great! Thanks G !!

P
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful, the food was excellent especially the sea bass and burrata! Definitely recommend if you are in the area!

PC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Seared scallops were okayish; rainbow beet root salad, shrimp ceviche, chorizo pizza were good. Too much noise from a group of girls behind. Service is great !

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the bacon wrapped dates!

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I keep coming and coming!! 👌

OT
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Our server was relatively cold and not super knowledgeable of the menu. Quality of food did not feel up to par from our previous experiences. Might be done with this place for a while. Such a shame since I used to like to show this place off to friends.

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding as usual. Love the salmon, burger, polenta, burrata. Will keep coming back!

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!!
Delicious 👍

S
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We loved loved our experience there.
Very nice ambiance, great large menu.
Small plates, absolutely delicious and well made
Can't wait to go back soon

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I would have given 4 stars all around except the manager left a bad taste in my mouth. Otherwise the staff is friendly, kind and prompt and they deserve 5 stars. There's a change in management and it's not for the better.

TM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice size portions for Small Plates. Very tasty and creative. Will definitely return.

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and cocktails. Tapa style is perfect for small group.

K
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I recommend that you stop using plastic straws/stirrers. Or replace them with recyclable.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing! 👌🏼

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