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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
7:30 PM
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BKLA

4.1
308 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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fresh market cuisine | classically inspired cocktails | small production wines | rotating craft beers on tap

We are located inside the O Hotel
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Californian, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(213) 784-3048
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Vahan Tokmadjian
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Catering
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W 8th St
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Parking details
Parking garage is located directly South of the restaurant but is not affiliated with the hotel or Bar|Kitchen.
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Public transit
Bar|Kitchen is located in the Financial District, which is served by the Metro Rail Red Line and Blue Line, with the 7th St/Metro Center (LACMTA station) as the primary station.
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Entertainment
Coming soon
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Special events & promotions
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 308 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
3.9
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Mimoza was epic and Zach and fernando

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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Xdxdxd (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

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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vipScaps (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great restaurant. They have interesting, tasty dishes and a great drink menu. The ambience of the restaurant is fun; they have different sections of the restaurant that have different feels. The entrance bar area is very lively; there is also an area for couples to sit in low seats; and there is an area for bigger groups to sit on high chairs and they project tv shows onto the wall. Overall fun place.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great restaurant! Food is tasty and inexpensive. Service was spot on and noise level was fine. Definitely will come back.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Service was friendly and efficient but most of all food was creative, tasty and excellent

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Love this place! Really good food and ambiance. Not super loud so you can actually hear yourself talking too!

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JC1000 (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Service was slow and horrible. We got our happy hour menus taking away when there was still 30 minutes to go. Had to ask for water several times, and flag two other servers since our waitress wasn't even walking by our table. It took us ~2.5 hours to get all our food, and when our dessert finally came, it was melted so it must have been out for a while. There weren't even that many patrons, yet we were still ignored most of the night.

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PerryG (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

The perfect place to go on a date if you have NO interest in hearing anything your date has to say. The music is so loud you would expect people to be dancing instead of dining. I am afraid the noise level will prevent me from going back.

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Ash2ash84 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

My fiancé and I brought our parents here for dinner. We had our first date here and also celebrated an anniversary here. Loved the ambiance and vibe. What was cool, was the fact we had the place to ourselves. Our waitress was great, and the food was delicious. We come for the shrimp and grits. So bomb!! I definitely recommend this place! Thanks for the awesome service!!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Short rib ravioli with butternut squash was one of the best dishes I’ve had in my entire life.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

Service was poor, considering the cost of the meal. Wait staff forgot to deliver an entree and after two reminders, it came after several guests were finished with their meal. Staff dropped a fork on my jacket, leaving a large oil stain:(

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vipNappar (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 24, 2017

We were Four. We choose to order small plates and share. The Mac n Cheese and the Swiss chard gratin were excellent. The asparagus and burreta and the shishito peppers were very good. The octopus was OK. we each also had soup that was very good. Lentil soup and cauliflower soup.

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vipNicoleK (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Stopped in before the game, was looking for something away from the hustle and bustle of Staples Center. So glad we found this place. Food was delicious. would go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was great and the food was good.

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Jjones (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

Not many food options.atmosphere and service was good

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vipJoyce (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Had the steak and arugula salad that had a delightful citrus-mustard dressing. A large piece of steak was cut up and then grilled, turning it into crispy huge nuggets of tasty steak. The turkey sandwich was no ordinary one, with its crunchy fresh bun/brioche, flavorful shaved turkey meat, guacamole, lettuce and baby tomatoes.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

The dessert was sensational. I don't usually like bread pudding, but on the recommendation of our server, I'm so happy I tasted it. It's the reason I'd come back. However, the service was a bit spotty. My date had a cappuccino and had to ask 3 people for sugar. The dinner was alright, but the dessert made the night.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

The dine LA menu was good but the service was what really stood out. The bartender and server really tried to go above and beyond!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 26, 2017

I went to Orchid for Dine LA. My friends and have been doing fine

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

Amazing food, and the service was extraordinary.

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vipjohnnyjos (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 18, 2017

Cool little spot on the street next to the O Hotel. Had a FANTASTIC steak here and an excellent chicken dish. Good wine too!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

Good ambiance. Good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on June 26, 2017

Great food and service !!

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vipTheatergoer (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 12, 2017

This was a very nice surprise. Nice location (but needs parking), very good food and excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on May 24, 2017

Amazing food and beer selection. Happy hour was great. Anywhere that does bone marrow well is a good bet, but they delivered on all accounts. Great place,

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vipMLTaylor (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

Great little gem!!! Small but terrific menu and our cocktails were perfect. Mike, our server was great. We will be going back!!!

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vipFoodFunction (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on April 21, 2017

I loved the physical restaurant (especially the ambiance at the bar). Small and personal, pleasant with good energy. Unfortunately I was very unimpressed with the food, which is probably why I hadn't heard about it when it is only 2 blocks from me. We arrived and our waiter, Jason seemed very eager to please and very nice. In fact, I cant really find much negatives to Jason with exception that in a restaurant that only had 3 tables the entire evening with 2 waiters, not once did he pour our wine for us with exception of the first pour when he uncorked, the rest of the evening we were left to serve ourselves when the restaurant was completely empty and not much of a work-load.

So my review gets negative here. The lentil soup was good. My bone marrow was completely unbalanced in flavor with sweet over powering any flavor of the delicate bone marrow. Then I had the saffron with sausage spaghetti. There was no really flavor or essence of saffron and the sausage was bone dry, tough and flavorless. Although it wasn't terrible It wasn't worth finishing any of the dishes and both my friend and I left about 75% of our dishes.

All in all I would return here for drinks but never to dine.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

The food was good but the waitress was a disaster. She seemed confused and actually left the restaurant mid-meal. We, along with most other patrons had to chase down the bartender for our checks. So, if you like self serve this is the place for you!

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LisaInNV (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

Wonderful to find such a great little restaurant in such a convenient location! Excellent service, interesting menu and an overall really good meal!

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