Bacari GDL

4.7
183 reviews
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Wine Bar
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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JE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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k
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

servings are smaller, affordable prices, and superb food taste

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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.

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

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

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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!

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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 !

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

Loved the bacon wrapped dates!

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

I keep coming and coming!! 👌

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OT
Los Angeles
15 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.

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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!

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

Amazing food!!
Delicious 👍

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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

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OT
Los Angeles
6 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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NG
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing service! All the staff were fabulous.

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LM
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great GNO! We enjoyed the Sharing! Delicious food, great fun, super ambiance. Staff was very accommodating. Waitress was wonderful. It was our first time here. Our GNO group have known each other 40+ years. We go out monthly to catch-up. Bacari will be on our Favorites List! We will make a return her for sure.

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R
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Have the cake for dessert.

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JB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere loaded with fun and cheer. Great small plates to satisfy everyone!

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SO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family loves coming the Bacari GDL because the food and drink are consistently delicious and the service is always 5 star. It’s a very nice place to go for a a date, outing with friends, while also being child friendly. Will continue to return!

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AA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ❤️ Bacari - G is the Man! Best Customer service staff is well trained under him!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was perfect and the employees were thoughtful and professional

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LA
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Fabulous food. The small plate concept lets you experience more different dishes than most places. So many favorites! And the "best cake you ever ate" really IS.

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D
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I came here for brunch on Sunday with a few friends for a birthday. The service was excellent, but the food and value just wasn't there. We ordered off the brunch menu (everything is $9.50) and the dishes were extremely small for the price and quality/complexity. Nothing to write home about and plenty of options around the area. Even the $20 per person 4-selection unlimited mimosa option doesn't entice me.

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A
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place for brunch, lunch and dinner! The food is outstanding!!! The wine is amazing and I love the decor. Service is usually great. Had one server slightly moody once but overall very very good.

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KA
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place!!! The ambience, service, food and vibe overall is great! G is the best!!! When you come in - the Manager G makes sure that you'll have the best time!!! Can't wait to be back!

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NB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The portions are small but delicious! I would recommend it for everyone . I would have gave five stars if the service was more quick and the noise level was less. Overall it is a great and practical place with unique and delicious food 👍

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GM
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We arrived early and were seated . It took awhile to get our wine and food but it was happy hour and was very busy. Once the food started coming it was well spaced as we ordered 4 different plates. Noise level was louder than what we care for but otherwise a good experience.

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service and atmosphere was great! The food was ok. A lot of mayo based dishes, and the scallops were overcooked. I really wanted to like this more, but the food was kind of flat. Unfortunate.

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