Bacari W. 3rd

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Bacari W. 3rd is a Venetian-inspired small plates restaurant featuring Mediterranean-influenced dishes by Chef Lior Hillel. We are the fifth 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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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The table next to us was obnoxious
We had to move to enjoy our anniversary dinner
Tight quarters and the table next to us was allowed to drink too much over the afternoon
Food was good but the right seating loses the ambiance

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was mediocre—no flavor. Service was slow and inattentive. The setting was really nice though.

L
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the personal attention. Great wine list, great food amazing service.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great athmosphere and good!

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

Great choice for our anniversary - they gave us each a complimentary glass of Prosecco! Food was great and they brought out each one by one as to not crowd the table. We got seated right away with a reservation and the staff was very friendly. We'll be back to try the 90 minute open bar!!

MF
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a great meal and amazing atmosphere. Loved it.

AF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to this hidden tucked away restaurant several times, enjoyed my experience this time around.

m
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved the atmosphere of this restaurant. It's just trendy enough for the LA crowd but still super classy. The food was delicious and creative, with great prices. It's definitely a little loud if you go when it's busy, but the service and food make up for it.

J
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and perfect spot for a group who loves to try everything.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and amazing service and food - as always! Host at the front is so kind and accommodating. Always a great night at any Bacari!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience, good food, good service, always leave happy!

SA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

When I think of Bacari W. 3rd I'll think about the young, loud, happy crowd. I'll think about the fantastic service. I'll think about the great ambiance on the back patio and how cool it looks. I won't think as much about the food. That is more of a testament to how great a time we had than to how average the food was. The food was good, not great. It was just a bit short of the mark every time. The sea bass needed more crust to it to set it up with the great corn on the plate. The chicken liver was too much spice not enough chicken liver. We really wanted that liver to be the star of the dish. We really enjoyed the flavor of the wings but breading was a bit too mushy. In all, we tried seven dishes and all of them had that same "I like it but..." thing going on.
There's no liquor license (yet) so we had wine and the selection was really nice. Half of them were wines I'd never seen before so it was cool to try something new. And it was good! In the end we had a really good time. Our waitress was super cool and helpful. Everyone there bent over backwards to help and we never got the feeling it mattered who you asked for something. It was a pretty young crowd, because of the neighborhood and the prices, and that made it really fun. Listening to the ladies next to us talking about the boys they were dating was sweet.
I wouldn't hesitate to go to Bacari W. 3rd again. It was a wonderful place for a birthday night out. I wouldn't necessarily go there for the food (though it was good) but for the great time we had. The combination of all the elements you want in a night out were there and were very strong.

MC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Bacari W. 3rd are extraordinarily helpful. They all have a uniformly positive attitude that makes everything so easy and smooth, and they are HELPFUL.
The food is phenomenal. It's important to try everything. Enough said. Try everything!
As far as the ambiance is concerned, there is nothing like it in LA. It feels like an escape to a Mediterranean village. It is outdoors, but it feels as warm and comfortable as a private home--a very nice, spacious, expensive home.

EH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and accommodating for our large group. Celebrated a birthday here and really enjoyed it! Must try their signature cake.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Great service but mediocre food. Too many spicy dishes and just not good

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Ambiance is great. There were moments the waitress took awhile to get our orders, but I assumed because it was a busy night that it can happen. Just be prepared its tapas style, so small plates meant yo share

t
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a beautiful restaurant with a nice menu with a lot of variety. It has a lot of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influence. There’s a gorgeous courtyard. It was lively and filled with happy beautiful people. Really a nice place the scallops and brussels sprouts and beet salad were outstanding. The food quality was great. And portions felt just right. They also have a bottomless beer and wine special in the evenings.

J
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Patio. Awesome food. Vegan options. Great Service, especially from our server, David. Fair prices with wine and food.

CK
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy outdoor seating area is romantic and ideal for dates or dinner w/ friends, friendly and prompt service, great food and wine selection. Would recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was so accommodating for our large birthday group. Fantastic experience. Thank you so much!

CS
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 3 and shared 8 dishes, which was probably one dish too many, but worth it. Loved the burrata Caprese, Brussels sprouts, filet, salmon and gnocchi. Also liked the happy hour drinks.

DJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service and gorgeous ambiance. Perfect!

NC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We have been a few times and always had a good experience and the food was good. However this time it was all quite mediocre. The tacos were dry and needed a sauce. The salmon was fishy and the sangria didn’t taste good at all. Very disappointed and hope it was just an off night.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Became my favorite place.

F
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there early so the noise level was not an issue. We stayed in the patio, which I highly recommend. The servings are tapas concept so we ordered enough for 5 people to share. All the dishes we ordered were flavorful and so I am assuming that whatever you choose will not disappoint you.

PG
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid service, food and atmosphere. Had a lovely night of sangrias, bacari bacon fries and pizza!

EC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I ate here with my wife and daughter. We all loved it. There was not a dish we didn’t enjoy. Standouts included gnocchi, hunter Mac and cheese, Burrata caprese, and shishito peppers. For dessert, we especially liked the best cake ever, without bacon but with vanilla ice cream. Service was good and food came out at appropriate intervals. The tree-covered patio was lovely. My daughter says this was her favorite restaurant ever, and she and my wife plan to return this weekend.

SG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is the second time I've been here. I love the atmosphere here. Relaxing and fun. Would come back again. The people I brought enjoyed it as well.

SW
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best! Had such a wonderful dinner there this weekend!

P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice informal setting--wonderful pasta. Highly recommend the restaurant

KL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We came here for a celebratory dinner with 11 people. The manager was great in helping us pick a set menu and drinks - and they price was more than reasonable. The menu with our custom message on it was a nice personal touch. I really like the space and the semi secret entrance. Overall I would definitely recommend it for a place to celebrate or just grab a nice meal.

K
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The outdoor patio is very pleasant. Our waiter was excellent. Attentive without being intrusive.

C
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary, but it would be excellent for any occasion or no occasion at all! Get one of everything. It’s all amazing.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

We always love everything about Bacari, but please do something about sound control in the interior sitting area. It can get really loud at times. We'll be back soon. Cheers!

G
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first time at this restaurant. We asked our waitress for recommendations and shared 7 dishes all of which were absolutely delicious. Could not be more pleased with the food and service

RM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want a very unique, intimate atmosphere, Bacari is a great place. Between the hidden tunnel entrance, the trees growing throughout the interior, and the fabulous food, service and drinks, this place is truly a special spot to spend an evening. The rose on tap was to die for. We liked every small dish we tried; nothing disappointed. It's a very loud interior, so don't expect quiet, but we liked the vibe nonetheless.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing outdoor ambiance
Wine is too pricey

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Super accommodating, we had a big group! Food was amazing as usual!

MG
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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L
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great small plates restaurant with innovative cooking. The staff is very efficient. The food is delicious. As portions are small having the ability to share a variety of dishes with someone else is a good way of experiencing this restaurant. We were there on a Thursday evening and it was packed.

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