BKLA

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$30 and under
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American

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Good Vegetarian Options
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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Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and thought “what a great cozy place”! If I lived close I would be there most nights at the bar and sitting around the fireplace! Great food, nice servers, wonderful atmosphere! We will be back soon......

CM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going here and I will be going back! The food was delicious especially the Pork Belly Tacos. Prices are reasonable. The ambiance is sexy and warm. Great place to go on date night. The staff was super nice and accommodating. Five stars!

MV
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great vegetarian food options! The place was empty when we arrived at 6:30 PM, and only a few others came while we were there.

BG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Quiant spot, nice atmosphere. Food was pretty good, menu just a little small

DA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Our waiter seemed distracted and disinterested. Past our table several times without even asking if we needed anything. We had to ask another waiter and a busboy to help us. I had a pasta with mushrooms the pasta was thick and uncooked and inedible the rest of the food we had was delicious

s
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

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.

f
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

LI
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

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.

CF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

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.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pre concert meal

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SM
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

JE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

G
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

b
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

MK
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Horrible service and average food

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartenders and staff were extremely helpful and courteous.

OT
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience5

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.

SW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

b
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

AS
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Weirdly quiet/empty but good food!

MN
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

h
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

B
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience3

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.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

EI
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good lunch

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great night!

JR
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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.

EG
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

AM
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MI
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

AJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

DG
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

TK
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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!