Really nice ambiance, good for groups or date night. Staff is super friendly and competent.
Great restaurant with attention to detail. Our server was on point and it was a really great experience! Can’t wait to go back!
Pre Theatre Grinds, 10 minutes away from Mark Taper. Our server offered his suggestions and we weren’t disappointed. These dishes were selected as Chef’s specialties: Truffle Fettucine and a 1/2 chicken dish. Wish a watermelon margarita which had a bite as he went down. Finished w skillet baked cookie top w vanilla bean ice cream.
Phenomenal meal #yumminess
We absolutely loved our time at Blacksmiths! Our server Matt was fantastic & was very knowledgeable of the menu. We came here on a Thursday night & it was pretty chill but had GREAT hip hop music playing. It had a bit of a vintage vibe that I loved as well. Everything we ordered (appetizer, entree AND dessert) was great!I would definitely recommend the Burrata salad & Catfish & Red MAC. Very cute!
Service couldn’t be better. Food took a little long to come out, though. Appetizers were amazing. Entrees good. Dessert nice.
When we arrived at 6pm for our reservation, there was only one other table seated in the entire restaurant. It was a party of 16. They sat us right next to the big loud party! I couldn’t believe it. We had to yell across the table to hear each other talk. What could have been a romantic 30 year anniversary dinner was more like a coffee shop experience. Food was good. Drinks were ok. Dinner was good. But we never were told anything about the menu at all. We even finished our dessert before the server came over and we asked what this little cup of milk and berries was. She said, Oh! You were supposed to pour that over the dessert before you ate it.” Hmmmm....coulda told us that when we ordered. Coulda told us that when you delivered it. Hmmmm...
Thank you for the complementary anniversary dessert and glasses of champagne. That was very thoughtful 💕
This restaurant has a ton of potential. Not well run, maybe.
Great place for a special occasion or just a nice night out. The mac & cheese was super yummy!
I was a little disappointed by our experience at Blacksmiths - it wasn’t bad, but for the money I spent and the price of the dishes, I would hope for an elevated experience, which this wasn’t. I left feeling it wasn’t worth the money. Don’t get me wrong - the food was good and the cocktails were great (but $16, be warned!) but all the elements together just don’t add up to the price of the check, in my opinion. The servers were friendly enough, if a little slow, but for those prices, I’d expect them to really care and have a bit more personality, and to really know the menu inside out. There was no cohesion in either the service or the ambience - it’s like the restaurant doesn’t really know what it is or who it’s catering to. It just didn’t feel special, and we went for my boyfriend’s birthday so we were just looking for something more, I guess!
Sorely disappointed in Blacksmiths. Food was mediocre at best and service was terrible. We ordered starter salads and an entree. Entree arrived BEFORE we even received our salads. We suggested that it must be a mistake (meant for another table) when the entrees arrived seeing as we hadn't yet received our starter salads. They came back and said too bad that's the way it came out and we had to live with it. Server never checked to see if we were liking our food items and we had to ask the hostess to find him to even get our check (he was AWOL). Horrible experience. I don't recommend it and will never go back.
The food was horrible.
Area is pretty sketchy but the venue is beautiful. Hostess & server were both very friendly & attentive but the music is just way too loud. We were seated right underneath the speaker & were shouting the entire time. I asked our server to turn down the music and it seemed a bit better for about 5 min. I asked him to turn it down again & still SO LOUD. We left exhausted w/headaches from screaming and woke up with sore throats. We're too old to feel like we're in a club when we're just trying to have a good meal & catch up with friends. Another thing to note, I put that we're having a birthday celebration on my reservation. No acknowledgement at all. Super embarrassing. The food was just okay but considering it was DineLA, prices were reasonable.t
Great atmosphere, food was AMAZING! We had initially 5 people but our host let us fit 2 more people in! She’s awesome! My group had an amazing time. Highly recommend and will go back again.
Bone Marrow was undercooked I got a total of 3 separate orders, all were. Burger is more of a slider for $18 it should’ve hit it out of the park, nothing spectacular or flavorful for that matter. Braised short rib was your typical braised short rib, I was expecting something more signature and not typical. Saffron truffle pasta is very rich in taste definitely gotta love saffron It will overpower any flavor you have. The gnocchi on all the dishes were long and thin not your typical pillow square one is use to, it was more of a pasta than a potato dumpling. I was expecting a Bestia experience where every dish was an experience.
Really nice restaurant, the decor, bar and lighting are intimate and classy but not pretentious. I didn't like the music though, maybe something a bit less repetitive then rap and hip hop, just sayin. Had 2 drinks. A penicillin that had some charred and smokey elements I wasn't use to in a penicillin. Also had a Palma Fizz, a bit too sweet but still pink and refreshing bursting with vodka goodness.
On to the food.
Had the chorizo stuffed bacon wrapped jalapenos with corn and cotija, they were delicious and they gave you 3-4 not just like one. Great deal. Then I had the blackened catfish. The fish was delicious exploded with flavor and spice. Highly recommend. The Mac was good, very cheesy with tiny bits of sausage. Not a bad dinner. Appetizer main course and 2 cocktails for about $75 bucks. Restaurant is on a cool little side street, check it out if you're in the neighborhood
Amazing fun and happening place! The food is incredible. The service was spot on. Honestly it’s one of the few perfect dining experiences my husband and I have had in LA.
Can't see a reason to come back. The food wasn't good or great, the service was okay. It's pretty inside but that's about it.
Already have recommended to friends. We had a good experience, pleasant service, and really delicious food. Brussels salad a must have! Also good cocktails 🍹
I loved this place the first time I ate there and have recommended to friends...
this time, they were out of everything we asked for.....maybe cuz it was sunday but this was a big disappointment as my guests were from out of town!!
Probably will not return!!!
service also fair!!
Superb service and exceptional food… looking forward to returning with friends to enjoy again!
Neat ambiance and decor. Food was good but overpriced. Server was not very friendly.
Loved the decor and the cocktails... The truffle macaroni/cheese/bacon & brussel salad appetizers were delicious...
Loved everything about our dinner!
Tutto buono , ma attenzione alle patatine fritte con aglio, praticamente aglio con patatine fritte , per il resto tutto ok.
Dinner before theatre. The staff was attentive and efficient. Food was very good. Our party lingered at the table since we had time, and restaurant was very accommodating and nice continuing to offer water and checking to see if we needed anything else. Would go back here again.
Everything was FIRE!
Pasta meals good but steak was ok. Crab cakes were good too, lumps of crab not very breadie! And the flourless chocalate cake was very yummy!
The server never smiles.. pork chop was so dry
The food was excellent and the service was superb!! Matt our server and the hostess were genuinely awesome, incredibly sweet and charming!
Love the decor.
Service can kick up a notch.
Good menu but most dishes were low in salt.
Pork belly app was the best. Short ribs good as well. Pasta dishes need more flavor.
Can be very loud and with music background hard to converse. I would try patio seating for quiet.
There was a great table in the corner that my friend and I wanted to sit at. We had a reservation for dinner but they said we couldn't sit at our table of choice in the corner because it was reserved. There was a reserve sign on the table. Turns out it was just a prop they put there in case someone better comes in? They actually lied and said 4 people were coming in. Never happened. This practice of putting fake "reserve" signs on a good tables has always been a turn-off for me.
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.
Great food, nice vibe the truffle mac and cheese as so good also the clams excellent.
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!!
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.
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.
USC UCLA football game. Our experience was outstanding. Service was great food was great.
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!
A little pricey, but overall would give it another go. Food was excellent as was dessert!
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!
Blacksmiths is rated 4.4 stars by 536 OpenTable diners.
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