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BKLA

4.2
315 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Cozy
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 315 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Quiet
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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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1.0Dined on March 6, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Mimoza was epic and Zach and fernando

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was great and the food was good.

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3.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Not many food options.atmosphere and service was good

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on July 26, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Amazing food, and the service was extraordinary.

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Good ambiance. Good food.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2017

Great food and service !!

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 31, 2016

My boyfriend and I came here to have dinner for New Year's Eve and we had been here before for dinner. We were trying to find a place that wasn't to chaotic. I made the reservation on Open Table. Come to find out they were not accepting reservations for that evening. However the Manager - Ruben was more than accommodating. He said the kitchen was closed but gave us a good price for the New Year's special which included champagne and all you can eat appetizers. The appetizers were very good. I give stars to Ruben and a thumbs down to Open Table because he mentioned that he submitted the request to Open Table that they were not open for dinner reservations after a certain time for New Years. Thank you Ruben for saving the day!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

the food was amazing and the host/manager was sooo nice and let us eat on nye even tho it was closed off for the night!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Went here on NYE and it was such a great experience. Great food, outstanding service, and an overall great time! Will definitely be back!

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