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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ValerieBurgess
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice ambiance, good for groups or date night. Staff is super friendly and competent.

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Michelle2017
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with attention to detail. Our server was on point and it was a really great experience! Can’t wait to go back!

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LidoG
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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docdeb
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service couldn’t be better. Food took a little long to come out, though. Appetizers were amazing. Entrees good. Dessert nice.

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vipValerieC
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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Deeqs
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a special occasion or just a nice night out. The mac & cheese was super yummy!

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LoveFood
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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!

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vipcanyon
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was horrible.

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StefanieL
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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

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Raadius
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Luv2eat
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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vipSchuit
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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NikiaF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

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.

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H123
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Already have recommended to friends. We had a good experience, pleasant service, and really delicious food. Brussels salad a must have! Also good cocktails 🍹

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vipStevie
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

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!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and exceptional food… looking forward to returning with friends to enjoy again!

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AngelicaJ
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Neat ambiance and decor. Food was good but overpriced. Server was not very friendly.

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MonicaH
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Loved the decor and the cocktails... The truffle macaroni/cheese/bacon & brussel salad appetizers were delicious...

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review