Blacksmiths

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$30 and under
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Blacksmith's Restaurant & Bar/Lounge in DTLA is an elevated American Cuisine dining experience, located in the heart of the Downtown Historic Core. Blacksmiths will serve dinner, brunch, happy hour, and late night dining. Dine in a bright, airy and expansive light filled space, where glitz and industrial design elements are artfully juxtaposed. We feature indoor and outdoor seating, a private dining room, soaring ceilings, and a large enclosed patio. Come in and see us soon!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time here and it was great. Food and service was amazing. The only complaint I would have is the music could have been turned down a notch even though it was great music it was a bit loud. I will be back with friends. Loved it!

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NH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here three times. The food is exquisite as are the drinks. Brunch and Dinner menu both have been amazing for us. The restaurant is beautiful as well and staff is friendly. They remembered us from the last few times, we've been.

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SR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Restaurant was nice and staff was friendly. Service was good. Food was good but a bit pricey for what you get.

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EL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious and the valet parking was easy and quick. I thought the rap music was too loud and didn't match the lovely ambiance- but maybe that's because I'm of a certain age!

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Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner was fantastic. Bar service was slow but the drinks were delicious. It wasn’t scandalously loud. I was with my parents and they were totally able to hear

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent menu and drinks. The service was helpful and friendly.

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N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was great. The food was delicious. And the price/value was outstanding.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite frankly there were so many good choices on the menu... we over ordered food, which was our fault. So after many tremendous bites, I needed to get rolled out of the restaurant. Would love to go back and experience it again. Great food, great bites, solid service. Total win and not expensive.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! Wouldn’t suggest sitting outside because downtown literally stinks these days.. Beautiful indoor setting to make up for it!

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J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is our first time at Blacksmiths. Overall, the experience is pleasant. The bar tender and hostess were very welcoming and warm. We had very high expectations for their food due to the 4.5 star rating. We ordered pork chop and pasta with squid ink. The pork chop is large, but a bit dry and it was swimming in butter. The pasta can use a little more flavor. The drink service at the table is very slow, 20+ minutes. We will be happy to come back and try their other dishes though.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everyone was very nice and attentive. A little loud but what restaurant isn’t these days.

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Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have enjoyed this restaurant several times-the wait staff is such a great group of friendly, wonderful people - the food choices are varied and just great-i find myself wanting to tip above normal to validate how happy I am with the whole experience.

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LM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were impressed by the food and service. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and wines. We look forward to coming back for Happy Hour.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down, some of the best food I’ve had! We had 3 different items plus a desert. Came for my bday dinner on a Sunday night.

All for which are amazing! Definitely recommend eating here!

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CV
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT EXPERIENCE FROM BEGINNING TO END. COULD NOT HAVE HAD A BETTER TIME. THE FOOD WAS GREAT AND THE SERVICE WAS STELLAR. GREAT COCKTAILS AND A GREAT DESSERT.

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LA
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, tasty food and chill and cozy atmosphere with a great porch.

I recommend the pork belly sushi and truffeled saffron fettuccine. The mussels and clams are also good— cooked in an excellent and very flavorful sauce. The roasted Brussels sprouts with chickpeas and chicken and the grilled peach salad were also really, really good.

Service was excellent. The host was chill and very accommodating. Our waitress was friendly, funny, and helpful. She made sure we understood the cocktails and even let us send one back and trade for another. The general manager was incredibly friendly too.

We celebrated my birthday and my sisters joked with the waitress and manager whenever they’d check on us and they took care us (two special treats). It was unexpected and very much appreciated.

My sisters and I had an awesome time and all loved the food and the service and the people. I will be back.

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CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had a great experience at Blacksmiths. The service was fantastic and the food quality is very high. Portions are huge! I would go back again.

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PA
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. Super helpful staff.

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KG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the truffled fettuccine. So good!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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L
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Wouldn’t go back

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JW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I always have a good time when I do brunch here - the service is outstanding and the place is great. This time the food was not hot which took a little away from the experience. Still my go-to place for lunch

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LN
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!! And the staff were all very pleasant and helpful.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the cocktails, to the food, service, ambiance, staff & management were just simply amazing. One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had! The staff & management are so friendly & they really take care of you. Everything was perfect from start to finish.
We went on a weeknight because we like avoiding the weekend crowds...it was so nice & relaxing. My Hubby & I will definitely be going back! We loved it! Thank you for a wonderful evening Blacksmiths! : )

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l
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I enjoyed my food, but several others at my table had just "okay" or even uninteresting dishes. I would say overall the brunch was overpriced for the food, quality and taste. Service was very good, and we enjoyed getting a Mother's Day gerbera flower, however, it did not compensate for the food we were hoping to enjoy.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 4ambience 3

The smell on the patio was horrible

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of the best brunches I've ever had in LA. The blueberry pancakes were the best I've ever had and their bread and juices are incredible. Service was amazing- we went on Mother's day and they even bought each woman a flower. Place is cute and not too noisy. Will def. return to try their dinner!

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S
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a group of 14 meet at Blacksmiths for a dinner party and WOW, not one complaint! Everything was impeccable.. from the cocktails, to the food, to the service (Matthew is the best server I've ever had). When we arrived, we were caught off guard by the location - but once inside we had no worries.

I will say - if you're planning to have a large group, triple check that the restaurant is placing you at a large enough table. The reservation was for 13, 14 showed up, but we were seated at a table for 10. Even so, we squeezed together and all had a great time. Couldn't be happier with the dining experience, and I will definitely be returning soon.

Favorites:
Drunken'In Love Cocktail
Pork Belly Sushi
Black Truffle Fettuccine
Bacon Mac & Cheese
Bone-In Short Rib

Everything was to die for!!

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KB
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We received friendly, professional service from the moment we were greeted at the host desk. The bartender was fantastic. He made us feel like he was serving his personal friends. Our server was great and dinner was delicious. Would definitely recommend Blacksmith’s.

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E
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had an awesome birthday dinner here! LOVED the pork belly sushi, the pastas, and the chocolate chip cookie dessert. The happy hour cocktails were great as well for just $7. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for a nice meal out!

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AG
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was very knowledgeable of the dishes and cocktail menu. Moody ambiance with stellar food.

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A
Oklahoma City
20 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. They don’t rush you. Simple dishes taken to a different level. A must if in Downtown LA

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for sharing, flavors were amazing!

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LS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoughtful cocktails. Excellent food but most importantly, personality and a welcoming staff.

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PD
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

First time to Blacksmiths we loved the ambiance it was the typical young hipsters.
We absolutely loved the crab cakes but a few in our party wished there was a fresh fish not fried

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MC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time coming back to Blacksmiths, and it was better the second time around. The staff very helpful and polite. Food was amazing and just a heads up the cast iron cookie and ice cream is way better than the pizookie. Deelish!!

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ML
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Stopped in to Blacksmiths prior to a concert at the Regent. The grilled peach salad was perfect to share as a first course. Although I'm usually skeptical of lobster rolls outside of New England, this one was excellent: not too mayonnaise-y and overflowing the 6" bun. My husband's burger looked awesome: perfectly cooked and on a bun that didn't overwhelm the meat. Both sandwiches came with heaps of crisp, skinny fries. Our Penicillin cocktails were de-lish!

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DF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

pork sushi was surprisingly excellent as were BBQ ribs and multiple pasta dishes. limited but very well-selected wine list and the creative cocktails were inspired. Wait staff was top notch, prompt courteous and made very good recommendations. arrived almost 30 mins late for reservation on a busy night and the staff was very accommodating.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing waiter. This was our second time so we tried some new dishes and they were amazing. I ordered the pork belly sushi. It was amazing!😊

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so good, from our amazing server Matt to the incredible food!! I’m definitely going back!!

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