Best Girl - Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
Best Girl is a neighborhood bistro serving a menu inspired by the vibrant city of Los Angeles. Chef Michael Cimarusti of critically acclaimed restaurants Providence and Connie & Ted's helms the menu, Chef Crisi Echiverri oversees desserts and Beverage Director Clay Wendel generously pours the wine, beer and cocktails.
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The Sunday Dinner special was terrific. In fact, since it changes every month, it really is tempting to go back and check it out again and again. Great value for the quality and the portions.
Thanks so much for the kind words! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed everything Cheers, Brett General Manager
I would basically recommend Best Girl - ACE Hotel Downtown LA for those going to performances at the ACE Hotel. It is convenient to the theater and what I ordered was pretty good. It would not necessarily be my choice for dinner otherwise.
Great energy, food, and service.
Thanks VJ, hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Brett General Manager
Late brunch - grabbed the table at 2:15 and the place close at 3pm but we never felt rushed or unwelcome. The hostess to the two servers were engaging and friendly. Food came out pretty fast. My wife had the blueberry ricotta pancakes that had great flavor but there wasn’t any fresh whipped cream to go with. I had the eggs en cocotte that were just the right kinda spicy, smoky and tomato-ey good. Orange juice is freshly squeezed, mimosas flowed easily and the whole place has a chill vibe. We will be back
Thanks so much for the kind words. We're so glad to hear that you had such a great visit. And regarding timing, we open every day at 7am and do not close until latenight (11pm Sunday-Thursday, midnight Friday & Saturday), so there's never any rush! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Brett General Manager
I love the food and drinks here, but on a busy night, the staff seemed overwhelmed and inattentive. It's also so loud that you have to scream to be heard by your dinner companions. I suggest visiting off-peak or sitting outside if possible.
HI Karin, Very glad to hear that you enjoyed the items your ordered, though I am sorry that you found the service inattentive. This past Saturday was the busiest dinner that I've seen in my year here, so it is a little bit of an outlier. I'll send you my contact information separately to connect. We'd love the opportunity to have you back in at some time to provide a better experience. Best, Brett General Manager
Great brunch before the game at Staples. Blueberry Ricotta griddle cakes were substantial yet light and turned to perfection and the latke topped with smoked salmon was a full plate version of a terrific canapé. Friendly servers and a hipster vibe still worked for a couple old friends getting together before the game
Hi Chester, Thanks so much for the kind words! So glad to hear that you enjoyed everything, particularly the smoked salmon latke, which is one of my personal favorites on our menu. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Brett General Manager
Everything was great, but, really, no espresso service after 7 pm?
Thanks for the feedback. Very glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal. Our coffee shop does close down at 8pm so we generally are able to offer espresso until that time. If you were told otherwise it was a mistake and I do apologize for it. We always offer regular drip coffee, cold brew, tea, etc. beyond that. Hope to see you back soon! Cheers, Brett General Manager
Fantastic. The interior environment is nothing fancy, but the menu choices and the food preparation is awesome, really great. The service was great too, friendly and attentive. And the neighborhood is fun.
Hi Scot, Thanks so much for the kind words! We're so glad that you choose to dine with us on Valentine's Day and very happy to hear that you enjoyed everything. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Brett General Manager
Delicious. Great atmosphere. We came in for Valentine’s Day and had one of the best meals of our dining lives. Their Jidori Chicken is to die for. Highly recommend.
Thanks so much Ashley! We're so flattered to hear you had such a great meal. Truly warms our hearts. We do hope to see you back soon. Cheers, Brett General Manager
We had the price fix menu for Valentines day and it was wonderful- they were accommodating on changing a salad for my diet and the vegetarian option was very delicious but I could have enjoyed a couple more house made ravioli when compared to the large carnivore portions I saw served. The dessert was fantastic and put me over the top. Thank You ... now if the theatre doors opened sooner next door.
Thank you so much for joining us on Valentine's Day! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed everything. We've let the chefs know your feedback on the pasta portion size as well. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Brett General Manager PS: The theatre opens at different times for each show. Usually doors are at 7pm for an 8pm show. That night was pretty unusual in that it had such a late start time.
Interesting menu, although not extensive.
Roasted carrot dish was great, as was the roast chicken.
Great cocktails as well
Thanks for the feedback. Glad to hear that you enjoyed everything! Cheers, Brett General Manager
It's certainly a charming environment and super sweet staff. The food is tasty but no healthy options at all, no vegan modifications possible. No vegetarian options at all.
Hi Nadine, Glad to hear that you seemed to enjoy everything. I'm going to send you my contact info so we can discuss offline. We definitely have a number of vegetarian options available, and a few vegan choices as well. Hopefully you'll join us again and I can point them out to you. Best, Brett General Manager
The lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberries are the stuff of dreams! A delightful mix of sweet and savory in each bite!
Hi Cassie, Thanks so much! We love the pancakes as well. There was a moment that they were off the menu but everyone (including a lot of the staff!) clamored to bring them back. They're here every morning. Cheers, Brett General Manager
We had a lovely night at Best Girl: casual and friendly service, very good food, everything was spot on from the salad to the dessert. The prices are absolutely fair for the overall quality and quantity. I highly recommend the portuguese fishermans stew and the creme brule'. I will certainly come back.
Hi Sandra, Thank you so much for the kind words. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything! Looking forward to seeing you back soon. Cheers, Brett General Manager
Ace Hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed all aspects of my stay and will book there again.
Best Girl was perfect for a tasty and casual dinner. Great service by everyone on staff. Charming environment. Their room service to the hotel was perfect!
Hi Grace, So glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner and stay at the hotel overall. Hope to see again next time you're in town! Cheers, Brett General Manager
Nice space for lunch, and the DineLA menu was great. Service was only so-so... food took awhile to appear at lunch but it tasted great when it arrived.
Hi there, Thanks for the review. I'm glad to hear that overall you enjoyed yourself. I'm sorry that your food did take a little bit. DineLA often brings pretty big crowds and as hard as we try, sometimes things are a little slower than we'd like. But we'd rather serve delicious food than fast food. Hope you'll join us again even after Restaurant Week! Cheers, Brett General Manager
The food was tasty. The slight ding on service may just be my own pet peeve. For me, great service would notice your drink needs a refill before you do.
Thanks so much for the feedback. We definitely agree that beverages should be offered to be refilled before they're done and I'm sorry that didn't happen. With the 2 star rating it sounds like there might have been some other issues. I'll send you my contact information separately to hopefully continue the conversation. Best, Brett General Manager
Situated in a great location. Food was promising and good enough. The endive salad was great- a little sloppy on the blue cheese add but the flavors went well. Pasta was good but def more al dente side like a lot of people said (had the duck ragu and clams linguine). The portugese fish stew didn’t deliver like I thought it would- the sausage/mussels and whitefish tasted bland, lukewarm and “friendly enough” that they didn’t taste bad against each other; it’s like the friends you settle for in a party- you invited them- they arrived but then again wouldn’t have been disappointed if neither showed up.
Got sat in the middle of the room- pretty awkward for four, and that was with a lil heads up. The place wasn’t as packed as it can be so was a little disturbed. Food didn’t take long but what I wish they did more was do more eye contact checks. Some people don’t need to be checked in if they need anything- but longingly looking for service is pretty obv. Did that a handful of times and had to holler at server with assertive and squeaky “escoooose me”. The place isn’t bad- it was just okay. I plan to check out your happy hour oysters soon though!
Hi Tessa, Thanks for the feedback. It's definitely valued, and we'll be sharing with the team. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't have a better experience. We want to "wow," not just be "okay." I'll send you my contact information separately to continue the conversation. We'd love the opportunity to have you dine with us again and blow you away. Best, Brett General Manager
Went DineLA lunch employees look so random like no uniforms and not same person during the visit. Our food took a longggg time to come out. We were given a 10% discount fir the wait. Endive salad was strange. Tonkotsu burger was thin with wilted thin shredded soggy slaw and looked small next to serving if fries. It came with ketchup, was expecting more exotic spread or aoli for dipping my fries. My stomach hurt that night, won’t go back! Ugh and bug man was there spraying the bar, which is where they sat us next to...when I noticed nicer tables were avail by the window.
Hi Alice, Thanks for the feedback. We do allow our employees to wear their own clothes to work but you can always tell a server by their apron. Sorry if that was confusing. Sorry that you didn't enjoy the items you selected. The Tonkatsu-style chicken sandwich has a yuzu koshu mayo already on the sandwich, the ketchup was for the French fries. We're always happy to seat parties at a preferred table when available. Happy to make a note for next time. Best, Brett General Manager
Mediocre service; super al dente pasta; they ran out of what was probably the best starter so we had dull avocado toast substitute. My friend's chicken was tasty and a super sized portion. It was not so best, Girl! Also the menu was in a light courier font that I could barely read because it was so dark.
Hi Deb, Thanks for the feedback. I'm very sorry to hear you didn't have a great experience. Noted on the pasta, I'll definitely let the chefs know. I'd love to connect with you about the service and see what we can do better for next time. I'll send you my contact separately so we can chat. Glad to hear the chicken dish was well received! Best, Brett General Manager
Great variety of good food to share.
Thanks so much! Glad to hear you enjoyed everything. Cheers, Brett General Manager
Great restaurant. The food and wine pairing was an experience. We came to best girl before going to a show at the ace hotel. A great way to spend a Friday evening date night
Hi there, Thanks so much for the kind review! So glad to hear that you enjoyed everything. Hope to see you soon. Cheers, Brett General Manager
We really enjoyed lunch here. The ambiance has a funky vibe, and the menu is extensive!
Our experience was truly 2/5 stars. We chose to order off the DineLA menu. Our appetizer - which was a salad took so long to arrive, and was extremely salty. Our main dish took an hour and half since the time we ordered it to arrive at our table - we sat and ordered a little after 8pm and our food came out close to 9:30pm. We were given complimentary bread and butter and glasses of champagne, but it truly didn’t make up for the quality of the food. And after we got our dinner, I guess our server’s shift ended because we didn’t see her again and a new server came to take our dessert order - would have been nice to have been informed about this.
It was an extremely disappointing experience to have on my first visit to this restaurant, especially considering we were so excited to try this place out. We felt like our table was being neglected when we saw everyone else getting their food in a timely manner.
Hi Elin, Thank you for letting us know about your experience. It's disappointing to hear that you there were a number of missteps during your meal. I'd love the opportunity to make it up to you at some point. I'm going to send you my contact info separately if you're willing to give us another shot. Best, Brett General Manager
The salmon special was fabulous
Hi KellyAnn, Thanks so much for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed the special. It'll be featured on our Valentine's Day menu if you want to try it again. Cheers, Brett General Manager
Seated in upper lounge, excellent service
Hi Trizz, Thanks so much for the review. So glad to hear you had a good time. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Brett General Manager
Saw this trending online and just had to check it out. I had the fish sandwich and my bestie chose the burger and we both enjoyed our meal very much along with the great customer service, we look forward to returning very soon.
Hi Simone, Thanks for the view. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your food and that the server was great! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Brett General Manager
Nice place... better than Zinqué! We only got desserts but even better after the concert!
Hi Norman, Thanks so much for the review. Hope to see you for a full meal sometime soon! Cheers, Brett General Manager
Cool space. Food and drinks were pretty good. Service wasn’t bad but nothing impressive. Overall we had an enjoyable time. Tables upstairs are tiny. We had to keep water bottle and bottles of wine on the floor next to our table to provide room for our plates.
Thanks for the review. I believe you were here before a show recently, I remember the bottle of Gruner Veltliner that you had. The tables on the mezzanine where you sat can be a little small for groups of 4. We generally try to space out food in that case, but since it was before a show, we try and speed things up a bit. We're also happy to hold the wine and water off to the side to save on space. Hope to see you back soon. Cheers, Brett General Manager
The food on New Years Eve was absolutely amazing. The server was extremely accommodating to special orders. We couldn't be happier with the dining experience.
Hi Tracy, Thank you so much! We're so pleased that you chose us to celebrate NYE at. We know how big of a decision that can be! So happy to hear that you enjoyed everything. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Brett General Manager
Our New Year’s tradition is to have dinner at Best Girl before a show. The best way to end and begin a New Year!!! Amazing dining experience. Staff is wonderful.
Thanks so much for the kind words. We're absolutely flattered to be part of your NYE tradition. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Brett General Manager
Fun place for brunch. Great food and yummy cocktails.
Thanks so much for the review! Glad to hear you enjoyed everything. Hope to see you again soon, Brett General Manager
The lady which brought us the dood was very nice. Very service oriented
Hi Michael, Thanks so much for the review. Glad to hear you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Brett General Manager