Baran’s 2239

4.8
561 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Baran’s 2239 is committed to serve exceptional food in a casual atmosphere. The idea formed when brothers Jason and Jonathan Baran linked up with long time friend and chef Tyler Gugliotta. Hours of prep and creativity go into every single dish, using only fresh and homemade ingredients. Baran’s 2239 has over 40 craft beers and extensive wine list.
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B
Los Angeles
91 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently delicious. Fabulous chef.

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Z
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great stop. Love eating here where people really care about the food!

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N
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn't been to Baran's in a while and it was just as fantastic as we remembered. We sat at the bar and had incredible service from the owner and every member of the wait staff. We started off with cheese and charcuterie which was very plentiful and presented beautifully. Then we ordered about 5 different items from the menu ranging from the shaved brussels sprout salad (fantastic!) to the Indian egg (so innovative!) to the Squid Ink Gnocci with King Crab (seriously decadent... more crab than gnocci on the plate!). We paired our dishes with wines by the glass, each of us ordering a different wine so we could taste eachother's. It was an amazing meal that left us excited to return soon!

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L
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was outstanding, the service was impeccable, always a wonderful experience! Thank you to the Barans.

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SH
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a neighborhood gem. It's small, intimate and the service and food is exceptional. I have been many times and have never been disappointed. The smoked friend chicken is amazing and my favorite the Indian Egg is so delicious. You can always find something new along with the favorites on the menu. Their wine list is very good but I usually bring a special bottle of my own. The corkage is $25 for the first bottle which I'm more than happy to pay. Must say since I'm a wine lover I do appreciate their good wine glasses!

I would say it's be best food in the South Bay, they really respect the food and it shows in all of their dishes.

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PD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much good food with wonderful staff and friends!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

birthday dinner. great food. pricey. noisy.

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ML
New England
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

highly recommend baran’s! food and service were great. the king fish ceviche and rigatoni were the best. make sure you make a reservation in advance because it gets full!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant and it is our favorite in our neighborhood. The staff are professional and friendly, the food is creative and delicious and the ambiance is cosy and upbeat.

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G
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is creative and delicious. The service is excellent. However, the noise level is way to high. It's not easy to have a conversation without shouting.

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D
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It had been a couple of years since we’ve been, the food was spot on !

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MB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another enjoyable experience at this very unique and hip bistro. Attentive friendly knowledgeable service. All the dishes ordered were spot on. The Ceviche is my favorite. Fried chicken was delcious. I'll be back soon guys. One of my favorite restaurants!

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c
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Not our fav food . Too many layers of flavors. We like cleaner food

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KW
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Big fan of the small plate format, 4 with their house made focaccia and umami butter was good for the 2 of us. Favorite was the shaved Brussels sprout salad with dates, radicchio and hazelnuts.
Sat at the bar and we were very well tended by owner Jon Baran.
Not often in Hermosa Beach, but will definitely eat here if we are.

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DR
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The mains were very good. The side vegetables were mediocre.
We will come back and explain how improve the vegetables cooking.
Overall a positive experience.

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a
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Small plates were very good to excellent and we liked the choreography. The plates were delivered to the table one at a time and evenly spaced instead of coming out all at once. Some portions were more generous than others but overall adequate except for the price, especially the seafood. For example, the price of 3 scallops at Baran's is equivalent to a full entree size at high-end restaurants. My husband and I generally avoid small plate menus because these meals end up considerably more expensive. I hear this complaint from people all the time. I also take issue with the price of the wine, a complaint not directed only at Baran's. A six ounce pour for $14-$18 is absurd. Why even bother with a a 3 ounce pour for $3 less? Two sips and the glass is empty. Everyone in our group of four drank one glass, which added almost $70 to our bill. This is clearly price gauging, pure and simple.

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EG
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wait staff was super attentive, food was generous portions and all were very tasty. The pace of the service and food delivery were excellent!

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single dish is amazing! Great service too! We had the halibut, shrimp tostada, shaved brussel sprouts and red kale along with a few bottles of wine. Dishes are meant to be shared. One of my favorite restaurants in South Bay

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LG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend.

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TB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal here. A South Bay fave. Fresh ingredients and incentive dishes with wonderful service.

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KO
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is amazing and very unique. Would definitely go back and recommend it to all my friends. Loved it!!

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L
Los Angeles
177 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The menu had a nice variety and the food was good. The desserts were good as well.

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f
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Creative recipes, tasty food, fresh and local; high noise level, somewhat cramped space; friendly servers

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and unique

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OT
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my "FAV" restaurants in The South Bay. It is a must visit! The food is unique and delish!
The atmosphere is small, quaint and personal. :)

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cuisine is fantastic. Emphasis is on specific flavors and the menu has many heathy options!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jason has a special thing going! Great wines, great food, efficient and excellent service.

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AH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious and the service is very friendly and welcoming. The menu consists of small plates of seasonal thoughtful items. I love this restaurant.

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RC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good experience except the waiter charged us for a bottle of wine, when we only had a glass. Had to send the bill back. On such an occasion a classy place would've comped the glass of wine.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Price just doesn’t seem in line with other local options

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B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food - super nice staff - passionate about the restaurant. Love this place after two visits and will be back.

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S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food... Expensive, but with it for the quality. Fantastic service. Our waiter was excellent. We will definitely be back!

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MS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Luv this place ! Food is always on point . Made to perfection. Would definitely come back recommend this place to all .

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the BEST restaurants not only in the South Bay but all of Los Angeles

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JT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant! Very friendly staff and great food. This was our third meal there and we will be back!

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TI
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food! Great wine selection and service. Could use a little sound dampening in the ceiling - was difficult to hear the person across the table from me when the restaurant was busy.

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PM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service 10.
Table 10.
Wine 10.
Food 10.

Love the Barans.

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LR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and creative food; fun servers. My favorite place to celebrate.

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AH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always great and we are very happy that we have a gem in our area!

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CL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful food, third time I have been there!

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