Blacksmiths

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$30 and under
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American
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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VB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the ambiance of this place! So romantic and trendy! The drinks were very tasty although a little pricey. Food was great and good sized portions.

LI
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice vibe the truffle mac and cheese as so good also the clams excellent.

BG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my 11 year old grand daughter out for her first ‘fancy’ dinner and she loved it! My daughter in laws did as well!! It was a great choice and I’ll definitely be back!!

P
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and setting. Waiter was nice but kept forgetting our drinks. Manager was great and comp’d a drink and checked in on us. Overall we’d go again.

AB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was excellent but the food, was meh. The pasta was hard and the pork was like little hard sausages thrown in. Food was 3-1/2 stars at most.

JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

USC UCLA football game. Our experience was outstanding. Service was great food was great.

D
San Francisco
169 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Once you're inside the restaurant, all is good. Driving there is probably a much better experience. We walked there, and it was a little sketchy. Nothing we couldn't handle, and well worth it once we got inside and enjoyed the delicious food we ordered. Love the room. Great service. Thanks!

RZ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey, but overall would give it another go. Food was excellent as was dessert!

RB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. She recommended the short rib gnocchi, the house favorite, and hands down it was the best meal. We ordered the peach salad as a starter and that was delicious as well. Loved the ambience and there was a parking lot right across the street from the restaurant. $10 before 7pm. Easy to get to, excellent service, knowledgable server, great experience. I'll be back!

MK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so attentive and everything we ordered was so good!

e
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful evening and a lovely general manager!

GG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Needed to grab a quick bite before an event at The Los Angeles Theater Center. This was perfect. Great and filling salads. Service was very friendly and efficient; stopped back after for dessert and coffee. Service couldn't have been nicer. Will definitely be back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Perfect DTLA restaurant for no frills casual deliciousness. Try the pasta, it was so so good. As a matter fact, just try everything. It was all great.

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Not sure why the need to guarantee reservations 72 hours in advance for $25 a head. Was not that busy. But food was excellent.

k
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious, however the fettuccini dish was a tad too salty. The drinks were inventive, creative and tasty!
The service was impeccable, I would say almost too quick to bring out our dishes. Overall, I would recommend Blacksmiths.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, service, everything was great! I can’t remember my waiter’s name at the moment, but he was great and added to the experience. I would definitely recommend it to anyone and would come again!

L
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Nice ambiance, very overpriced in a very sketchy part of DTLA.

YO
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Very disappointing. I had visited Blacksmith's a year ago and loved it. Now it's a trendy, overpriced restaurant with mediocre food and nice servers who don't know anything about food or wine. The actual dinner menu is very different from what is reflected online. They no longer offer octopus or squid and should update their online site to reflect this. The Mussels & Clams was a dish with mostly tomatoes (campari and regular sized) and a few clams an mussels. It should more appropriately be called a tomato salad. The Braised Short Rib was tender, but not flavorful and also a very small portion- looked smaller than a year ago. I ordered a glass of wine and left a small, tasting amount for my friend because he was getting a cold so shouldn't sip from my glass. We called our server to fix a wobbly table, and before we could say anything he grabbed the carafe that had only a drop of wine in it and poured that drop into my full glass, so that I could no longer drink my wine because he inadvertently spread the cold germs into my glass. I know this was an accident, and the servers were nice. But when we asked about food or drink suggestions he didn't know much at all. The restaurant is too expensive for mediocre servers with smiles but zero knowledge about food. At the end, we were still very hungry and ended up having street tacos later that night. The restaurant is posh and trendy, but the food is so so and too expensive for the miniscule and bland tasting portions.

DT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't let the neighborhood or the exterior of the building get in the way of experiencing this hidden gem of a restaurant. Food, drinks, service all exceptional. Parking lot right next store. We went early before a performance at the Ahmanson and it is only a few blacks away--too far to walk comfortably but an easy drive. They open at exactly 5:00 p.m. which leaves plenty of time to enjoy your meal and still make a 7:30 p.m. showtime. It's been around for over 2 years but they aren't actively promoting the restaurant so you can easily book a table. We were pleasantly surprised to fine a place with this high quality food and drink that isn't crazy busy. Enjoy!

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations here for my best friend's birthday dinner because I love their food and have had a great experience every time. This time exceeded all my other amazing experiences by far! The waitress, Rachel, was incredibly sweet and the chef spoiled us with the most amazing surprise dishes. All the staff was so friendly. Love this place!

JM
Baja California
22 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff was friendly and food well prepared, delivered in a timely manner

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Asked for a medium well steak got a rare steak. Asked them can the cook it a little longer they brought me back a steak that was smaller then my first one. $45 plate and they get it wrong and bring me back a smaller steak. Very disappointed. Brought the peppers $14 plate and only came with 3 peppers. The pasta was good but that was it.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was delicious. Drinks were tasty and loaded.

PH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Great menu, and the food is good. However, the ambiance was a bit off - some lights were not working, air conditioning wasn't on, and they had us in a pretty dark corner due to the light issue.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience3

The food is good. Service is great. Only complaint is...don't come here when it's hot out. They leave the doors open to the patio so the hot air comes into the restaurant. Trying to enjoy your hot meal while it's hot in the restaurant makes it a very uncomfortable experience. Unless you like to be sweating while on a date or with friends while eating, don't come here when it's HOT in downtown la.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gnocchi was incredible and I’m still thinking about the jalapeños. Place was amazing inside and the service was great. Can’t wait to go back.

C
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, good service, and beautiful location.

KC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The decor/interior space is what stands out the most at first—if I had a restaurant, this is how I'd design it. Location is spot on, too. The 16oz Ribeye with broccolini and spinach was a m a z i n g! Crab cakes were also great, though I'd have preferred them to be a little bigger. (The Bacon Truffle Mac a little toooo cheesy). All in all, I definitely will be returning to try other delicious stuff on the menu! (Oh–and the house cabernet was fantastic as well!)

D
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The AC must have been broken the night we came. Our entire table was uncomfortable due to the heat. The service team was very nice but the food was salty and nothing special.

SD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant in a newly revived part of town.... A nice Gem in LA

OT
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very accommodating.

CO
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

It was amazing I love the food and the service the writers was very kind n nice I recommended

MM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good service with good food overall. Lovely ambiance.

JD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! Everything we had was next-level great including our cocktails.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The catfish and dirty mac was very good. Also the crab cakes. The only thing I didnt like was the huge ice cube that takes over the whole drink. They also you pasta as straws

SU
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Positives: food was great! We got the crab cakes and mac and cheese as apps, short rib pasta and fried Branzino for dinner.

Opportunities for improvement: drinks were slow, wait staff was slow.

OT
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a terrific experience in a beautiful restaurant! Staff and food were terrific, fun and made for a wonderful evening. Highly recommend! Especially the Drunken in Love as a way to kick off the evening!

S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Awesome experience - great service, FABULOUS food.