Bacari W. 3rd

4.8
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.8
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the final meal for my 50th Birthday weekend. Everything about our experience was terrific. My out of town family members were blown away and those of us who live here will be returning often!

LF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Not sure of her name, but the waitress with the pink hair was probably the worst server I’ve had. So looking forward to trying this restaurant and have only hear good things. My waitress that night ruined the entire experience. Belittling, made rude comments, and only seemed annoyed to answer questions. Unfortunately, that ruined the night. Food was very good and place is so cute, but I would not recommend or go back. Disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very nice. Atmosphere cool , food delicious

LI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our go to places for dinner. Never disappointed.

j
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It took 15 minutes or so for us to be greeted and sat despite us having a reservation. Our waitress was not attentive at all. She abandoned us about halfway through our meal and we struggled to get anyone else's attention. My friend and I chose the dine LA dinner for two - shared cheese plate, choice of mains: pear we won't be returning.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Nothing was yummy and everything was either too salty or too sour. Giving us the worst table inside by the wall didn’t help as well.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great place for a DateNight or friend meet up. Great prices and good food with a great ambiance.

DL
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is a neighborhood favorite for us! Thrilled to see it participate in DineLa. Very busy. Lots of energy. That evening food was slow coming, not the usual case at all so I have to chalk it up to DineLa. We wound up taking our 2 last ordered items and desserts home instead of waiting. Still a favorite for us!

VL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food is delicious. Very knowledgeable and professional staff.

JS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Beautiful patio, especially after lights set.

Very uneven cooking. Scallops and sauce were cool. Bread putting — no exaggeration — worst I’ve ever tasted. Fried chicken sliders were pretty good. Lamb “lefts” (I think they called it something else, had to be sent back. It was not cooked though the kitchen called it medium rare. (Sorry. It was raw in the center). Oh, and our pizza which we ordered at the onset came a 1/2 hour after the other items, despite our reminders.

Lastly this was the DineLA promotion. And the first course was three tiny one ounce (barely) squares of cheese, some salami and a half of a toasted mini baguette. The thing is they advertise this for one person. But then if you’re two people they charge you 2 x as a couple yet still serve what has to be the same size appetizer (because it couldn’t be much smaller ).

Honestly I loved the ambience of this place and would’ve made it one of my go-to spots if the restaurant hadn’t disappointed on almost every dish.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I have been here many times! I requested a table for two outside and it was not available. Understandably so but the hostess was rude about the hole situation tonight. My waitress was very kind and accommodating, and the food was great as usual! The hostess said that regulars get tables outside first, which was surprising being that I am also a regular. I

OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the top food and service!! Ask for Tyler!!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this space. The food was delicious and the bottomless drink options are great value.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great and the service was even better

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Server was good but food took long. I think the kitchen was backed up. We also had a reservation for 8:30 and got seated at 9:15.

MH
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a cute restaurant on 3rd Street! I can't believe it took me so long to discover this gem! Perfect spot for date nights. Will return to try their 90mins Open Bar! Our waitress Paige was a sweetheart.

w
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner, but we live in the area and come here on the regular...It never disappoints. Casual environment, delicious food and great service...and those Brussels sprouts...

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The service was absolutely terrible! Forgot my food multiple times. Had to ask for pita 4 times. Was the last one of my group to get my food. So disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The ambiance is great. Beautiful outdoor seating even in winter. The food is just ok though, nothing out of the ordinary.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Very salty food. Fusion Mediterranean done poorly.

G
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Food was delicious - very innovative great variety. Service was friendly and responsive - generally impeccable. Ambiance was lively and fun. Would definitely recommend.

KL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is such a gem! Phenomenal food, service, and ambiance. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

t
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Bacari is just great food and ambiance. I think this is the 6th person I have taken there who has enjoyed it. It was quiet , especially for a Sat night this last time, I think b/c weather. Service was not as available as usual but food was great as always.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service I’ve had in years. My picky parents from NY couldn’t stop raving. Thank you.

g
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, loved the pre-fix, patio was beautiful!

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

They accepted our reservation for 3 pm on a Saturday but the kitchen announced last call at 3:20pm, which meant we had to order everything at once instead of a few plates at a time. They ended up closing the restaurant for a private event around 3:30pm and started setting up for it as we were still finishing our meals. It was not an enjoyable experience and we wish we'd been informed they could only accommodate us for half an hour. I will not be returning to this location, the one in Glendale provides a much better service.

MZ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The plates are priced reasonably because they are smaller, but two items per person should fill the belly. If you're in a party of two, five plates total is almost more than enough. The smaller plates seem to allow for a greater explosion of flavor. No plate tries to do everything the same way an entree does. I appreciated that because of the plates I tried, not one had a flat component or a dud. The restaurant is accommodating with dietary restrictions and can omit gluten, meat and sometimes dairy. Bacari W. 3rd even has a dairy-free chocolate cake!

NL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the evening was amazing. We all wanted more of each dish but there was so much to try and enjoy we had to pace ourselves.

CN
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best birthday meal I’ve had in a while! I’ve realized how reasonably priced the dishes are because they are Spanish family style tapas. Already planning to go back for a date night soon! Our waiter was very helpful with my boyfriend’s allergy and everyone working was friendly and happy to be there. Can’t wait to come back!

GW
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved eating outdoors

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Wasn't seated on time. Wasn't happy

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. I’ve been here multiple times due to the great ambience, tasty food and great service.

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good date spot.

k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Go for the ambience. It’s all about the garden. The food is mediocre, service is mediocre. The garden is a cute romantic space so if you wanna go for a bottle of wine sit in the garden enjoy

MP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I made my reservation on Open Table, I wrote that we were celebrating a birthday. When we walked into Bacari, the host greeted my husband with a "Happy Birthday" and at the end of the meal our wonderful waiter brought out the most delicious and complimentary bread pudding ala mode with a candle!! We were so surprised: most popular and trendy restaurants seems to care less about a birthday note in the reservation or I need to remind someone once I arrive at the restaurant. We had a wonderful meal and it ended with such a wonderful dessert. It really made my husbands night! Thank you Bacari!!

HR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good place
Good good
A bit pricy but the food is tasty and really good
Super good service : efficient , kind and warm

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a GREAT experience and 5/6 of our small-plate dishes were delicious. I’ll just note that I specifically told our waitress that my friend was a vegetarian, but I wanted seafood. To that, our waitress recommended the sea bass, and I asked if it could come out with the other dishes, so I wouldn’t be awkwardly eating it alone. Unfortunately, it was still the last to come out - by at least 10 minutes - so I did end up eating it after my friend’s main and our shared dishes were finished. It was also overcooked and I wouldn’t order it again. That said, everything else was divine and the ambiance can’t be beat. Sit outside if you can.

MR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again this Bacari is a real treasure for the palate. Great food, great service, and great drinks. We love it!