Is this your restaurant?Claim this listing.
Get Notified
We'll send you an email if this restaurant joins OpenTable.
Notify Me

Restaurants you may also like

Alta Nordic KitchenAlta Nordic Kitchen
(50)
$$$$
Scandinavian | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Booked 8 times today
Petty Cash TaqueriaPetty Cash Taqueria
(452)
$$$$
Mexican | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Booked 21 times today
Osteria MozzaOsteria Mozza
(3945)
$$$$
Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
Booked 62 times today
Pizzeria MozzaPizzeria Mozza
(4181)
$$$$
Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
Booked 110 times today
YsabelYsabel
(268)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Booked 52 times today
Terroni - BeverlyTerroni - Beverly
(379)
$$$$
Italian | West Los Angeles, Westside
Booked 45 times today
chi SPACCAchi SPACCA
(434)
$$$$
Contemporary Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
Booked 16 times today
SpartinaSpartina
(241)
$$$$
Italian | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Booked 10 times today
Odys and PenelopeOdys and Penelope
(793)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Hollywood, Hollywood
Booked 72 times today
GessoGesso
(64)
$$$$
Californian | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Booked 44 times today
WolfWolf
(282)
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Booked 21 times today
Angelini OsteriaAngelini Osteria
(463)
$$$$
Italian | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Booked 7 times today
Melrose StationMelrose Station
(29)
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Maggiano's - Farmers MarketMaggiano's - Farmers Market
(2328)
$$$$
Italian | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Booked 91 times today
Sweet Chick - LASweet Chick - LA
(128)
$$$$
American | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Booked 19 times today

About Barbara Jean LA

Barbara Jean Restaurant is a celebration of American Soul Food. A cuisine that is imbued with the many cultures that make up this vast and diverse country. With a focus on the roots of African American cooking, it's nutritional foundation and original applications: meats | offal | ancient grains | vegetables | fermentation | with a modern flair a presentation.

7274 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90046
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Soul food, Contemporary American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
N Poinsettia Pl

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 930-7900

Website:
http://www.barbarajeanla.com/

Executive Chef:
Jason Fullilove

Additional:
Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Wine

Barbara Jean LA Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.1

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.8

service

3.8

ambience

3.6

value

3.4

Noise

Quiet

61% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
See All
Cozy (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Authentic (2)
Casual (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Romantic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Sort by
S
13 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 23, 2017

This was literally the worst dining experience I have ever had. Not one thing went right, and even if it was only the kitchen that was having problems, the service IN ADDITION was so staggeringly bad, the whole experience was misery.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Omelette and duck confit hash were unbelievably dry and the other person that also got it agreed. Liver butter was a bizarre-tasting experience (a sweet and savory mix that wasn't buttery at all) and the bread that came with it was wet and soggy. Hush puppies were good but had a weirdly sweet sauce. We were warned that the food would come out at different times because it was "family style" but not sure how an omelette or pancakes can be considered family style. One of our meals took 45 min to arrive and the rest of us were finished but they comped our orange juices.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service2
value1

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Had high expectations as the reviews on Yelp were great. The ambiance was really cozy and nice, the menu looked very intriguing, except the very limited choice of wines (house wines only: a couple of reds and a couple of whites - literally). The staff is very friendly and nice! The disappointment came with the cut fried chicken we ordered: the crust was so burnt that we had to peel it off like a hard shell and dispose of it (very hard and dark brown, almost black but not just because it was blackened the Southern style) - impossible to eat. The organic chicken inside was little dry but still tasty. I had had fried chicken before (including in New Orleans) but it was usually juicy and the crust was not only edible but very tasty too. I thought it was just a one off miss by the chef but I saw on the next table people also leaving their plates full of hard, dark brown crust (fried chicken too...). When I mentioned the issue to the very friendly waitress she promised to bring this to the chef's attention. Any self-respecting chef would come out and talk to a customer with a legitimate concern (it was definitely not very busy): didn't happen here. Not sure I feel motivated to give them a second chance.

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service4
value2

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Their style of fried chicken is burnt and charred skin with little meat. The $5 side of fries is in a 5in plate and salty. I have no idea how they have high reviews on yelp. They are a pop up and really nice though. For the amt of food you get it is not a bad deal if you can eat it.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Not a restaurant. Waiters were helping out and didn't know menu at all.

Tags: Spicy, Cozy, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value1

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Food is outstanding

Tags: Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service3
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Fantastic, creative food! Well prepared modern takes on Southern ingredients. Leisurely, but not unattentive service. There was only one cocktail option which seemed odd at brunch but otherwise fantastic. I'll be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Seasonal
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service3
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 25, 2017

I loved this little gem 💕. The food was amazing and the service was attentive, warm and extremely professional. Will be back SOON!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Delicious food, great staff. Hope it becomes a long-term restaurant.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Though a little pricey, excellent service and the food was outstanding. Blueberry Pancakes were some of the best I ever tasted. The lobster omelette was perfectly prepared. The lobster was tender and the eggs were fluffy and moist.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 5, 2017

The waitress was beyond pushy. Pushed the $28 steak on everyone. When we told her we did not want dessert, she said you don't want apple.... Come on. Food was overpriced for the portion. We got their prosciutto and egg on a seeded bread. When we got it it was very small and the seeded bread was just a plain bread that was seeded, not what I was expecting.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service2
value2

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 26, 2017

The food was amazing. The service was wonderful. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Tapas, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Fantastic food, super for those a bit homesick for southern food here in LA. I'll be back soon

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.