Bacari W. Adams

4.7
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Bacari W. Adams is a Venetian-inspired small plates restaurant featuring Mediterranean-influenced dishes by Chef Lior Hillel. We are the original restaurant of 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, intimate dining room marked plaster walls and vintage light fixtures.

We welcome but do not require reservations — we love to accommodate walk-ins and large parties, even on busy nights. Bacari W. Adams is the go-to spot for our neighbors, and we look forward to hosting you soon!
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R
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My 3rd time at Bacari - I try to get there during every LA visit. Great food, great service.

GA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new GM (Justin) is fabulous! Been coming here for ten years and it’s still the best restaurant in LA.

LA
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Everything was well prepared and paced nicely throughout our meal. The restaurant has a fun, college town vibe (close to USC) and it was perfectly located for our Koreatown event later that evening. This place is a must-try! We will be back.

u
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food! Received top notch service, attention, and the food was incredible!

LL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu and great place to share with friends. Excellent service! Will definitely return!

d
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! So many great choices. Will definitely go back!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Servers were excellent. Food was delicious. It is a bit dark and hard to read the menu, but overall excellent.

HC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was incredible. Noise level was nearly unbearable, despite the restaurant being only around 20% full. Service staff was very friendly. Would recommend, but some acoustical treatments may be in order..

BC
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good. Service was slow as they were short staffed but the noise level inside was too loud could not have a good conversation with screaming.

AH
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick and all the staff were great. Every single thing we ordered was a hit. Already made a reservation for another visit.

RK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

GC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our waiter Alex was fantastic!! We will be back for sure. Thank you for a wonderful dinner!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! A lot of loud college kids! Food and service was wonderful!

a
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Malabi desert is exceptional. Fit for foodies at great prices.

GF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

After looking at their menu online and reading other OpenTable reviews, we had super high expectations for Barcari. Unfortunately the expectations were a bit too high. All the food was at least very good and it's a really fun place. A couple things we had weren't totally excellent -- the brussel sprouts were good but needed a bit more flavor; the chicken wings were a bit too spicy. I'd actually rate these as pretty nit picky complaints, since overall the food was really good. Again, our expectations just a bit inflated.

Despite the negative remarks, we had a great time and we'd be happy to go back if we're in that neighborhood again. The thing is there are so many other great restaurants in L.A. these days that we need to try.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I would recommend this place to anyone. It has GF and V options. Fair prices go a long way.

DM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! This place was soooooo accommodating for us. I threw my friend's 40th bday here and we had 26 people. And they worked with me up until the dinner to set up a pre set menu. Even did an open bar for us with beer, wine, sangria and champagne. The food was AMAZING. We had a long sexy dinner table in the middle of the restaurant. I dont know any place that would have been that accommodating.

Thank you Bacari W. Adams! It was an amazing night! We will be back!

t
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome food and equally awesome vibe!
Nick was the best!!

AO
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great visit! So appreciate Nick for taking great care of us :)

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corey was amazing. Food was really unique and phenomenal. It was great to try a couple of dishes, loved the eggplant stuffed lamb and the pudding dessert. And the $20 open bar is such a steal! Can’t wait to come back.

s
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food is delicious but the service is lacking. My waitress was nice and funny but was easily overwhelmed and forgot about us.... Our food was an hour late in arriving!! Luckily the manager handled the situation, but she never came back to apologize to us. As if we offended her!

I was a waitress before, and honestly it was not that bad. She just wasn't well organized. No matter how funny and witty you may be, nothing can make up having us wait over an hour of our food.

But once again...the food was delicious..,

MF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went there for DineLA promotion. It was a great deal. Appetizer, + 2 entrees and dessert for $29. Parking can be difficult but food was delicious.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Understaffed that night but made it work

LA
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great execution on an interesting small plate menu!

LA
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love their beefsteak Sunday. For $35 you get unlimited beefsteak, fries, and onion rings, along with a 90 minute open bar. Great service and classy venue... did I mention that the food is exquisite.

DM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place had a beautiful atmosphere and excellent service. Our waitress was very attentative. The food was in small portions for its price but still great. However my biggest issue with the place is there 90 minute open bar deal. $20, 90 minutes, all you can drink. Located right next to USC this place easily takes fake IDs and promotes bindge drinking. I’m a college student myself and I honestly believe that this $20 deal is going to lead to danger in the future.

RR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great, portion size was small plates, perfect for ordering many dishes and sharing! Fun place to eat and have a glass of wine or beer!

RR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This place is a little gem hidden in a big city, I went there as a birthday dinner and we both enjoyed the atmosphere and service, I can't remember her name(Corey?) but our waitress was really cool and polite and the food was small portioned but still tasty and nicely seasoned I ordered the scallops and she has the grilled lemon chicken and they were both good, do take advantage of items you might not of tried.

j
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly service. Direct & personal involvement by senior management to guarantee our experience. Try the scallops!

RR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have loved this place for years now. It has never disappointed me in the quality of food and service, for a reasonable price. I highly recommend this restaurant to any foodie.

V
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great variety menu. Reasonable price. Nice atmosphere. Good service.

BM
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Late Mother’s Day celebration

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

It was freezing. Couldn’t enjoy anything because it was so uncomfortable. Even the men in my party couldn’t wait to leave.

a
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food. great service. Josh was a great friendly server. cool atmosphere

h
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

performance celebration

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A
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacari hits the spot on everything! Wine and food were delicious, and Nick the Manager was very helpful and friendly!

AR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Bacari and what a great central location! The server was excellent--a bit busy but she knew how to work the crowd and keep us happy. Great food. Very eclectic menu and I loved my Bloody Mary

A
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the area, great deals for students, and food is absolutely stellar!

A
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacari was great, Brunch food was very unique and fresh. I love the french toast and bottomless option!

F
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

All of the Bacari restaurants are great noshing experiences. Good food, service and atmosphere. This original location is no exception. On the night of my last visit, I stopped in with a friend at 9:30 after seeing a movie. The crowd was light, and the service was brisk. Kudos to our server, Dakota, who was extremely helpful with wine selection and charming to interact with. The food that evening was slightly below expectation. Lamb stuffed eggplant, curried cauliflower and mushroom pizza were outstanding as usual, but Mac and cheese was under-salted and not nearly warm enough, and the normally delicious scallops were "just ok" and not very flavorful (although the presentation with the pea purée was good). We will definitely return and not write off the location, and hope to find it back "up to snuff" on our next visit.

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