Bon Temps

4.8
46 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
An all-day restaurant in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, Bon Temps from Chef Lincoln Carson reimagines a modern French brasserie with industrial roots. From morning until late-night, the menu is refined with an attention to detail that nods to Chef Lincoln Carson’s lineage working in internationally-acclaimed restaurants. Bon Temps is for the neighborhood and a place for the downtown community to break bread in a space that pays homage to the old and new.
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Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I have had in a long while!! Drinks were delicious, service was spot on and every single dish our table had was outstanding! Can't wait to come back again!

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

Every dish we ordered was wonderful and the service was excellent. Can’t wait to come back.

IL
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were really looking forward to eating here but had no idea how fantastic every bite would be! The small plates were incredible! My fave being the small chopped tomato and gherkin bites - they are delicious!! The cocktails are outstanding. I had the kumquat cocktail and it was perfect and so original. We then had the ravioli with peas and the flavor was exactly what you wanted it to be! The layered crab appetizer was perfect. The desserts are flawless. We will be back this weekend for the Sunday morning market to try the fresh croissants......

No place like this!

AP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Outside patio is gorgeous. The staff was all lovely and attentive. The food was about a 7/10 due to everything being over salted. Cocktails were 10/10 which is very rare. Overall 8/10 and recommend chicken liver gougere, raw bar scallop and lamb (albeit small).

k
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food outside of lamb ball appetizer...

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

Great food.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My cousins celebrated their wedding anniversary. We enjoyed every bite, service and hospitality! From the oysters to desserts, it was all worth it!
Truly recommend the Black Truffle Risotto! Literally melts in your mouth. Savor every bite!

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. From the moment you arrive until you finish dessert it is an amazing experience.

M
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, delicious cocktails, and the service was second to none!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Requested but did not get an outside table. Inside gets loud so that your ears are ringing. Food was sometimes great, sometimes a bit confused (sea bass was as much shrimp and mussel as bass) and mostly starter sized or much smaller.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is Michelin level, service is exceptional !

AZ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible presentation, taste, and dishes. Service was impeccable, and so were the drinks. Perfect describes this place accurately. Just go eat here.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best chocolate soufflé since Paris... exquisite menu, all kudos to the chef! Attentive staff. All in all, made our anniversary even more special! Highly recommended, will definitely dine here again!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was incredible. Loved the risotto, the uni tartelette and the s’mores. We are definitely coming back!

DC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The caviar, scallops, and the beef tartare a delicious and a definite must have. Service is excellent as well.

c
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had four in our party. We had a reservation, were warmly greeted upon arriving and were sat immediately. Our server was friendly and helpful. We tried a selection of 5 starters and had the 45 oz, 45 day aged ribeye. All of the food was prepared perfectly with outstanding taste. We especially liked the risoto, lobster, shrimp, the ribeye and the dessert. They have been open only about a month and are already establishing the restaurant as another of L.A.'s premier restaurants. Cudos to the chef for an interesting and perfectly prepared meal. We will certainly be going back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!! Great food, both beautiful to look at and to eat, and excellent service. Beautiful space too!!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible.

BA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Exception wine list and cocktails. Go

T
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Lincoln is so creative every bite packs a massive flavor burst!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!!!!!!!

L
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was wonderful! The service and food were amazing. I will definitely go back!!!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with some friends for small plates and dessert after I got off late from work. Service was welcoming, the food was delicious, and the desserts were wonderfully inventive. Highly recommend.

VK
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect from the minute we walked it. We were going to the Ahmanson for a play at 8pm and had a 5:45 reservation. They kept us on track with our ordering and bringing the food. We even had time to order dessert, get the check and pay and leave in plenty of time. The food was creative and delicious we will be back for sure!

MB
London
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Innovative twist on French cuisine in an edgy venue with fantastic service. Exec Chef and owner Lincoln brings history and experience to his delicious dishes.

OT
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelllent the English pea ravioli was a standout. Very attentive and accommodating service

VE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most beautiful meals I’ve had and it tasted amazing too. Very inventive and perfect for a special occasion. Cocktails were also spot on and the staff was especially friendly. Will be coming back!

NM
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent on everything;the Chocolate soufflé is out of this world ; also the Dungeness crab ; tomato tartare ; all the best ; can’t wait to see how many Michelin starts it going to get !

OC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will go again. Good service. Great food - though slightly pricey. The wine is certainly overpriced. Bring your own and pay the corkage. And of course the quintessential homeless types on the sidewalk. But great restaurant overall.

J
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space filled with people dedicated to their craft. Everything was great from the moment we walked in the door. Top notch service, great drinks and wine selection, delicious food, and some of the best desserts in town.

p
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the salmon and the scallops both were excellent and the desserts were awesome. I would suggest that the menu be enlarged to include vegetarian and a few vegan options.

NC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE everything about Bon Temps!

The food was exquisite and flavorful; the drinks were well-prepared and heavenly; and the service was top-notch, attentive, and welcoming! We had the Maine Lobster, Chicken Liver Gougere, Black Truffle RisottoMaine Scallops, Loup De Mer, and Passion Posset and S'mores as desserts. Everything was just perfect!

Please note that a 4% surcharge is added to the bill to help cover employee's healthcare coverage which we didn't mind at all.

Now, I know that they have been open for just a few weeks, so everyone is fresh and excited. I really hope that Bon Temps' management will do everything they can to take good care of their staff so that such excellent service will continue to be provided!

They will soon be open for breakfast and lunch; please go check them out! We can't wait to return!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think the best way to describe my dining experience at Bon Temps is love at first bite, followed by where have you been all my life; we enjoyed 4 hours of pure joy and surprises, all my senses happy and satisfied. Thank you chef Lincoln and your culinary team. Already look forward to revisit.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

C
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was amazing. We had three people waiting on us all night, bringing food and drinks and talking. I wasn’t sure who was the waiter and who was the helper. It was seamless. The food was unbelievable. Beautiful presentation and so delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone looking for a very special place to dine. I will definitely be back, and will be bringing out of town guests here for a rare view of fine dining in DTLA.

OB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What an incredible experience. Everything was superb from the delicious food, to the team who looked after us. Thank you!

GL
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent opening week and the service was outstanding. Similar to some of the modern bistros we went to in Paris. Interesting veg forward cocktails and very tasty unpretentious food.

S
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Artistically prepared plates, beautiful ambience and awesome staff. Taste so good!

f
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool patio in the alley. The servers were lovely. We really enjoyed all of our food, especially the mackerel and the beets. The soufflé was also outstanding. And the cocktail menu was really extensive and both of ours were great.

MA
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love oysters? Love Souffle? Love uni? Love Chef Lincoln Carson? then you must book a reso at Bon Temps today! Notable mentions are the uni caviar tartlette, asparagus with sweetbread and SOUFFLE, of course. Cocktails to get are the martini crudite and the Chevalier Spritz! 2 thumbs up! Welcome to the neighborhood!

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