Bacari GDL

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
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!

Specials

90 minute Open Bar Special

Enjoy 90 minutes of unlimited house beer, wine, and sangria for $25/person + $5 includes well liquor cocktails (excluding specialty cocktails). Available anytime we are open!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 13, 2020

Ends: February 14, 2119

Availability: Sun 10:30AM-11:00PM
Mon-Thu 11:30AM-11:00PM
Fri 11:30AM-11:30PM
Sat 10:30AM-11:30PM

What 252 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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MH
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back! Food is so tasty! The fried chicken sliders the perfect bite! Loved the creamy Mac and cheese with bacon! The burrata was my favorite and the margarita pizza was so so good!

E
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly phenomenal service, from start to finish. We ended up being 10 minutes late but the host was very accommodating and still gave us a couple different seating options even though the restaurant was packed. I went with 3 girlfriends for my Bachelorette party and they gave us a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine. The food was so delicious and came out very quickly. We were also very surprised when the check came - we were expecting the total to have been way more considering how many items we ordered. I definitely recommended to anyone, especially any vegetarians, and I will absolutely be back the next time I am visiting the area.

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great place to come for small bites and good drinks. The staff is friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is very lively but the noise level can be quite high so may not be ideal for a date if you're looking for something quiet and intimate.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+ Service

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Packed, food was underwhelming. Not for me.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Arrived 20 minutes late and the restaurant still accommodated my reservation. Waitress (Vega) was great and we enjoyed our time in the restaurant!

BT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the portions are large for tapas. The chicken was amazing! So good! Bread pudding too!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good service, very good food, extremely fast food service. The space can be quite loud and table size is a bit small but the overall ambiance is good and the wait staff is attentive and very pleasant, very good attitudes. Would certainly continue to recommend the restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly staff, great atmosphere. Fried chicken sliders were delicious.

R
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great casual dining with plenty Tapa style food selections. Order several and share- share. Very good drinks as well. We will be back for more.

RB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My primary problem was that the Dine L.A. reservation clearly stated $20.00 per person for lunch. When we arrived, we were informed that the Glendale location wasn't doing that deal. Instead, the charge was $58 per couple. That's $29 per person, or a 45% increase over what was stated on the Dine L.A page online. That also increases the tax and tip. So, while we liked the restaurant, it sort of smelled like a bait and switch, which we didn't experience at Cosa Buona last week.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Service took way too long both in beginning and during and there charge hidden fees on the receipt.

SM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great surprise this place was. Can’t wait to go back!

DM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

DineLA menu... food was mediocre... Pear salad was just a few thin pair slices on a bed of 50/50 lettuce you buy from the grocery store AND the same salad they use under the fried cauliflower entree.. Scallops were smallest I’ve encountered, (3) to share..

The fact that we got out of there WITH an extra dessert (not in the DineLA menu) for less than $86 was a plus.

Oh, they gave us a glass of free bubbly...

S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The mussels and were too tart, the sliders were lackluster, and the dessert was the worst bread pudding ever. It was literally just a piece of bread with a scoop of ice cream on top. Not flavorful at all. Very over hyped resteraunt. On the plus side, the Service was great tho!

H
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite spot in Glendale. Great atmosphere, delicious food, mixologists (Omar & company) kill it with the drinks, and most notably the service and friendliness of the restaurant staff and manager, Eduardo.

I recommend the Sea Bass, stuffed mushrooms, scallops, friend chicken sliders, and honestly just about everything else on the menu. Get yourself a craft cocktail while you’re at it and your night is guaranteed to go well :)

MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly this is one of my favorite new places to eat and I have to say that that's a high bar for someone who abhors malls, even those as nice as the Americana. This place has something for truly everyone (gluten free or vegan) in your life and it's garanteed to please. Random unexpected points for the odd very unexpected celeb citing from this otherwise low-key venue. Oh, and did I mention their otherworldly bar menu? Mezcal, yes please!

MN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s a nice little restaurant with good food. Really liked they have vegan options. Service was good, very friendly and helpful. Just thought the wine was a little expensive, though they have a 90 minute open bar that sounds like a better deal than buying by the glass. Overall a good experience.

DL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Nice place, tapas style food. It was okay, the food could've been better

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food -- great location and ambience!
The service was excellent.

l
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

food was really good. bar was a bit slow but hey, it was NYE. Great time.

AG
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were fortunate to find a table for 8 on Christmas Eve . Everyone on the staff was very attentive, everyone in our party (including 2 children) was well taken care of. Loved the variety and quality of the small plates, with a number of gluten free options.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our bartender!! We sat at the bar and enjoyed the great, friendly service.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a very nice experience at Bacari. We had a reservation for 7 people and I was not happy with a table right by the kitchen; they were very accommodating and cordial in finding us a different spot.

m
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

yes i would recommend but does it have to be that loud with the music- no need it is not a bar- it is a restaurant - doesn't have to be so loud -

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can to have dinner at the Americana before seeing Santa. Personable staff, great specialty drinks and delicious small plates. Great ambiance. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

IK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, just incredible food. We ordered so much, and LITERALLY every single item we tried was some of the best food we've ever had. The biggest con is that the price adds up really quickly, but if you have money to spend then this will be some of the best food you can get.

AP
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really good. I love the cauliflower, roasted chicken and ceviche.

FL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was great and food was excellent!!!! Definitely a place to order many small plates and share! Definitely will go back!!!

BF
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tapas here are AMAZING! Thoughtful flavor combinations & perfect sharing sizes. Some of my favorite cocktails in Glendale are here! Phenomenal service & a special shout out to the host for his amazing friendly attitude! Perfect experience.

WT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Tapas style, was a good experience but too pricey. Pork belly glaze had a weird glaze. Drinks took a long time to come out, like we already finished a few dishes before we saw our drinks. Our server was nice but this is probably a one time experience

MA
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Very friendly staff. We'll be back soon.

BP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner as always! Great service and food.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and location

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good food,nice ambience

NS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars here as everyone here is always so warm, friendly, and inviting. "G" and "Eduardo" always treat us so well and our friends who come here. There are many restaurants at The Americana but this one is the checks all the boxes for us and we'll be back soon!

t
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

some hit and misses with general seasoning, but overall good food. variety of small plates very good.
can be very loud dining inside, tables are very close together, this is not all bad, as it allows you to see other plates you may have interest in.
can be a bit pricey, even during happy hour, a couple can easily go through 4-5 plates, and several drinks while there.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always excellent

OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and I love how friendly the service is. My boyfriend and I wanted to try new restaurants for our anniversary and this restaurant is perfect for those that want to have their lunch there. It was nice how the servers gave us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary and no doubt I want to try more the next time I visit