BKLA

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345 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
fresh market cuisine | classically inspired cocktails | small production wines | rotating craft beers on tap

We are located inside the O Hotel
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Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

We really enjoyed ourselves.
Overall the Food was good - nice appetizers and steak.
side veggies and salmon were way too salty.
Desserts were really good.
Service was disappointing. Nice person, but did not seem to know when to ask for drinks, take the order, when to take menus etc.
Biggest issue - when we reserved, we made a specific birthday request. When shared the request with the waiter all he said was we dont do that. Not an iota of interest in making the experience meaningful.

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f
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal and experience at BKLA was phenomenal. The service was perfectly executed, as was the food, and the timing of its arrival. The ambiance was quiet, sexy, and warm. Would highly recommend a visit with friends looking for great food, wine, and opportunity to talk in a trendy yet classic facade. Cheers, BKLA. Thanks.

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LI
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The server/bartender was awful. We were basically the only costumers in the restaurant and he could care less. Never asked us if we wanted anything to drink besides water, didn't know what the soup of the day was (he said it was too early for him - it was 12pm), took forever to find out what it was, he didn't write down our order completely screwed up one of the salad orders, and I had to go ask him for the check. This is our go to restaurant as it is close to our office, it will be a while before we dine here again.

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

They have great shareable items that are delicious! The drinks are great and it's just a cute and chill place for an after work bite and drinks. Been here twice and loved it both times. Will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good but the service was terrible. I am not sure if they were understaffed but our waiter was very aloof and didn’t attend to us at all. He seemed too busy working the bar. He didn’t even offer us water until the end of the meal.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Beware Open Table users, we booked through the app for a 645p opening last minute, and when we walked in the bartender/host told us “IT’s MY PET PEEVE WHEN SOMEONE BOOKS LAST MINUTE”. Uh, then don’t be on Open Table and accept reservations. Soured the mood for us with his rude non-customer service attitude. But we had to eat there due to a concert in just an hour. Food was good. Waiter Ed was nice, but super slow with even drinks coming out.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Pre concert meal

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

We wanted a quick bite before theater. BK was perfect. The menu is tiny and choices few, so I suggest that a diner check it first, but we were all very happy with our choices. Very cozy ambience and good cocktails as well.

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JE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome. Drinks were terrific. Nice quiet ambiance. Great experience overall.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet up with friends and have great food and drinks.

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G
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great happy hour!!! stopped in before a concert at the staples center....quick, fast and delicious food! highly recommend!!

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JP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Located in a historic Los Angeles hotel building with charming character, the food menu at BKLA contains several unique, creative items that aren't often offered at other restaurants.

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b
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Brussel sprouts and shrimp and grits were amazing. Ambiance was great!

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MK
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious as were the drinks. All at a fair price. I’ll definitely be returning.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Horrible service and average food

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

Bartenders and staff were extremely helpful and courteous.

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Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Limited servers kept our server very busy we always had empty drinks looking for server to get refills and the restaurant wasn’t busy. The food doesn’t have a lot of flavor. Said it was prime rib and it wasn’t mostly fat throughout the whole steak. The best thing on menu was the French fries. Was a very upsetting experience but the ambiance of the place is very nice.

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SW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ended up here with 5 other family members after a Saturday Ahmanson matinee. Great find with availability to sit our group AND it was Happy Hour! The cocktails were perfect. All the food was really superb! We were all very impressed with the staff too - very friendly, attentive yet relaxed and very sweet! We will definitely be back again. Loved it!

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b
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed our lunch there. Wish there was one more person on staff there, but overall, a great meal--good flavors and combinations. Seating is a little funky with either high tables or low tables, nothing really in between if you are in a party of more than 2 people. Didn't check out upstairs though.

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AS
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Weirdly quiet/empty but good food!

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MN
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really great options and low priced Happy Hour! Cool space. Construction next door at moment, so a little more difficult to find with awning blocking entry, but hardly a big deal just an FYI and not at all noticeable once inside.

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h
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went during lunch with my coworkers. Loved the food and the service was outstanding!

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B
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was pretty good, nothing specials. However, the service was terrible. The bartenders were working as the waiters as well. They forgot an order, food came out late, and they never asked us how we were.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were surprised that there was a weekend happy hour. It made us stay about an hour longer than we had planned. The ambiance was amazing! Instead of sitting at a table, we sat on sofas and ottomans around a large coffee table. It felt like we were in our home just catching up with friends.

It was an amazing experience.

Thank you open table for the recommendation.

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EI
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Hard to locate due to construction. The temporary sign is hanging on construction site.

Cool vibe and seems like a great place for happy hour.

Ate LA Dine week lunch- loved the watermelon feta salad.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good lunch

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great night!

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JR
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very good but I was not happy with limited menu. Not a lot of choices. Heavy on Italian, I would have loved to see some fish on the menu.

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EG
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were pleasantly surprised on how good this was. Booked on Open-table based upon prior reviews, however weren’t quite sure what to expect. It was very quite (maybe 3 people) when we arrived (6:15pm) and figured we would give it a try. Food was quite good and we enjoyed ourselves. I would highly recommend as a casual dinner or a place to hang with some friends. We plan on going back.

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AM
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed ourselves and the food was excellent. We would certainly come back another time.

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MI
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was super tasty and not skimpy. Tried the kale salad, tater tots, and shrimp & grits. Lemonade to drink. I'll definitely go back.

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AJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my service from our bartender Fernando. His drinks and service were great!

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AF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a great time. We were able to pick any table we wanted and as we sat down at the table, a server was at our table taking our drink orders. I highly recommend the Mezza trio, it was super yummy. We also had the Merguez Flatbread which was spicy and filling. The atmosphere was casual and easy going.

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DG
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cocktail prices were very reasonable, service was great, and food was tasty. The dining room was empty, though which was weird considering how good the food was. Also had an amazing live acoustic music set.

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TK
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My husband and I were impressed with the apps, but found the service to be kind of bizarre and my short rib ravioli entree was pretty inedible. Great deal on happy hour though.

The servers asked if they could take our menus (before we ordered our entrees) and the table next to us wasn’t cleared for at least 20 minutes. We left before they ever fully cleared it.

My husband loved the pork belly tacos and we had a good Mediterranean trio app as well. Would come back for the apps!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Looked for a great place to celebrate my birthday. Opentable convinced me with BKLA with their Monday no corkage ! We get to BKLA and the bar manager states : “just so you know, our corkage fee is $35 a bottle.” I told them that their listing stated no corkage. She replied she would honor it. So we had them open one of the bottles. None of us had reception on our phones and I wanted to check in with a few members with our party that were running late. When we returned, the bar manager stated that she would have to charge $20 for the corkage fee now due to her “conversation with corporate”! But you already opened the bottle!! We tried to swallow that but decided that we would just pay for the appetizers we started with and the corkage fee and go down the street to the other restaurant pick and forgo our meal there. The waitress brings the bill and added 20% gratuity!!! When we complained, the bar managers excuse was that it was corporate telling her what to do and that we didn’t order anything. We had already orders appetizers and the reason we stopped there was because they charged us for the corkage! This place is a joke and they ruined a perfectly good birthday. If you’re looking for a great time, this is NOT your place. Avoid this place ! They’re liars and scammers.

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E
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, hostess seemed pretty new. Bartender was mostly attentive. We enjoyed it. It is attached to a hotel, which was interesting. It was definitely loud, folks did feel the need to yell over each other, as fold often do. There was some live music which was nice... the kid was very eager and had some talent if limited range.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mimoza was epic and Zach and fernando

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at bkla was wonderful. Service was prompt and fulfilling.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

That day I was planning to watch Lakers game, it took 20 mins to have my first course: a salad. Then I told my waiter, I need to leave soon, please serve my second and third.
Obviously someone don't understand my urgency. Still cost me a long period.
When he served the dessert, I told my waiter I can have the check right now. Another 5 mins, I gave him my credit card. Ok, the longest 10 mins ever, I can't wait, I went to him, he was so confused what I want.
Srsly? I will never go there again.

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