Bacari W. 3rd

4.8
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350 Reviews
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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
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredibly quick, food was great as well.

V
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem of a restaurant -- great food and service and a gorgeous patio.

JC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here. Very romantic. Service was great and the food was amazing.

PG
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor patio with incredible decor, delicious tapas style food and great sangrias!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, attentive service! Will definitely be back!

A
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is very very unique and tasteful. Beautiful décoré end ambience. A place for any occasion
Highly recommend. Don’t miss out this gem.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Please. We would like a table outside.

MN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, all shareable plates. Nice staff, beautiful restaurant/ambiance. Overall great dining experience, can't wait to go back

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, venue, and service! I've always loved this restaurant for dinner and LA Dine week so I decided to host my birthday brunch here and I was very impressed! I was given a prefixed menu offer which made the whole thing very smooth and they even printed out special menus with a caption of my choice. Highly recommend this restaurant for any group size or occasion.

TG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Made my reservation for 6:30pm. Gave notice that it was a special occasion anniversary. Arrived on time. Two couples waiting ahead of us were seated on their romantically lit patio with tables to spare. The hostess then told me that i would be sitting inside in a section dimly lit with over one dozen tables and all were empty. I felt like I was being banished from the rest of society. I explained that I did make the notation of the anniversary and even after speaking with her manager I was refused a decent table with the rest of the patrons, so I told them "no thanks" and I left. I then received an email from Open Table saying that the Bacari Restaurant reported me as a "no show". Thats' really insulting and complete lie. They lied to protect their image. First and last time I would ever go there. There are too many great restaurants near by that I know for a fact do not treat guests this way.

MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was amazing, perfect birthday brunch for myself!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bacari is such a cute spot with amazing food! It somehow provides an intimate vibe in a relatively big space. We came here for brunch, and all the dishes were perfect.

RL
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress, Corey, was wonderful. She made great recommendations for both food and wine. Love the small plates because you can try lots of dishes!

NA
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for an 'Eat and Drink Week' special that West Hollywood was promoting. The food was great, the house wines were really good and the service was amazing. Beautiful job on reworking a restaurant location that had been an L.A. institution for years. We will definitely be back. Thanks to Brittany for the wonderful service.

h
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bacari was a nice experience. Service was friendly and attentive. Unlike some small plate restaurants, the portions were not minuscule and the food was tasty. It was very noisy however, so if you are looking for a quieter dining experience it may be a bit difficult..

JV
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great, the only down side of this place was the patio floor. It is covered with dusty little rocks and horrible to walk on on high heels. I wish they would reconsider to cover floor patio.

OT
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great food, excellent service and value. I would definitely go back.

GL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place !!! Everything about it is perfect. The ambience and food is always good. Great service. Friendly staff

DS
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was Spectacular. Every one of the five dishes was amazing.

DI
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always and one of the best patios in LA. Made me think, “Why don’t I come here more often?” Especially loved the mini filet and the Oaxacan pasta!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and great food.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a great experience at Bacari. Ambiance, food, and wine on point! Will definitely return.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Shared plates so you get to try a little bit of it all. Dined on the patio and ambiance was very nice and different. Kind of forget you’re in LA. Service was spot on and I would definitely go back. That’s saying a lot because I live in Santa Monica and rarely cross the 405. Well done Bacari!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food was disappointing. The restaurant itself is so beautiful and romantic and lively. Great ambiance. Great portions.

SG
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a lovely meal with friends. Our waitress was bubbly and knowledgable. The Ambience is great. Food was delicious.

CF
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacardi is a great neighborhood spot to enjoy sharing a meal for either special occasions or casual get-togethers.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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

L
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great athmosphere and good!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

m
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.