Bottlefish

4.5
47 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Contemporary new restaurant specializing in sustainable wild caught seafood, simply-prepared dishes and more. Enjoy happy hour at the bar nightly from 5 to 7pm. Doors open at 5pm Nightly. We are known for our beautiful decor in a comfortable setting. We have a raw bar, a full-service bar and an extensive wine and beer list.
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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally made it here and brought with my mom, her boyfriend and my fiancé. We started with oyster & calamari. Both very tasty. I ordered the cod, my fiancé & mom ordered the scallops, lastly my mom's boyfriend ordered the salmon. My cod was delicious, indescribably delicious. As for the others they loved their meal just as much as I did.

I highly recommend this please for the ambiance, food & service. Brittany V. was amazing

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BB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

The ambience is nice. My wife and I were disappointed in the “dinky” appetisers. I paid $16 for fried cornmeal oysters. They arrived on a large platter, great presentation but three. Just 3. Really? I would have expected at least 6. This was not a good value. They were tasty and I ate all of them in 2 min. My wife ordered the “petite” platter $42.00. Very nice presentation but (again), not a lot of food for $42.00. Not a good value. My wife ordered a Caesar salad, there was plenty of lettuce, croutons. We shared it as my appetiser as stated was enough for a bird. My Filet of Sole Milanese was very good, portion size was fine. In short... heads up on appetiser, pricey and tiny portions. I probably won’t return again as there was nothing I ate (nor any bread served by the way) to create a sense of value for the price points.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service great food

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MG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequently dine at Bottlefish and always leave more satisfied than before.
The selection of fish was outstanding. All dishes were tasty and And the chef himself came and chatted with us.
Absolutely love Bottlefish!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best seafood restaurant on the west side

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LF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Had a nice experience at Bottlefish. The food was good. Service was fine except for when the server completely forgot about our main dish/entree. I had to ask several times about it and they kept saying that it was coming but it took a very long time.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Bottlefish immensely. We will go back. Service was very good, dinner was very good, ambience was very good.

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F
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very good. An exception were the French fries that were too greasy. The server was very personable but brought the wrong wine on one occasion and had an unusually long delay in bringing a glass on another occasion, resulting in me asking him to cancel the order. He responded, “it’s just sitting there” (waiting on the counter to be picked up). I told him, “Yes, that’s the problem.” We hadn’t been at Bottlefish since shortly after it opened but, despite the negative comments above, the experience was so good we will return in the near future.

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RG
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like fish and seafood this is the place to go

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JA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always lovely

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H
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on Monday night and learned it was $1 oyster night. Bonus! We ordered Oysters, Miso Sea Bass, Ahi, Swordfish and some sides - all were excellent. Server was attentive and friendly. A very enjoyable experience.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a perfect night from the food to the drinks to the service— brought friends who plan to come back themselves.

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MR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in the LA area. Make an annual visit here each year when in Santa Monica for a meeting. Fresh, innovative approaches with their seafood. Craft cocktails made with true professionalism. Highly skilled servers who make the experience so much more enjoyable. Learned that Wednesdays are half-off wine days (Wine Wednesdays), which made it even more fun. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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A
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Bottlefish used to be one of our favorite restaurants. They have changed the menu and removed some of our favorites like the smoked trout dip. The new dishes were not very good. It is an expensive restaurant and we will give it another chance but if it’s not better we won’t be going back.

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V
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crab cake is the best ever, including my own home cooked, which are second place now. The charred octopus and the black cod lettuce cups were outstanding too, and the bar was friendly, and the service there was great. We'll be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Couldn’t hear a word because of incredible level of background noise. Terrible service — courses not served simultaneously, or even close together, to table: main course served without utensils, which were very slow to arrive while food got cold. Mediocre food — old, limp, discolored lettuce in salads, dessert not as advertised in menu. Not coming back, a thoroughly unpleasant experience. We were embarrassed in front of the friends we brought.

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JS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was just ok. Good food but not extraordinary. Terrific staff service. Expected more after reading the many rave reviews.

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

Food was excellent. Modern chic ambiance and friendly service. Parking was validated for the garage below, and the hostess reminded us to validate as we were leaving!

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MV
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was mediocre, decor and service was perfect

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ST
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We had 6:30 dinner reservations.. our server rushed our entire meal, took our appetizer plates away before we were done with them, she never came back to our table to refill my dates iced tea and never asked me if I wanted a 2nd cocktail.. We had to flag her down twice. The only thing she was quick about is bringing us the check. We were out of there at 7:15! I informed the woman at the front desk, she apologized and that was that. I always tip 20%.. I gave our server 15%, which I regretted even giving her that much. Our meal was fine, but not good enough for us to go back.

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BT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a solid choice! We especially enjoy the open-concept in warmer months!

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B
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We were disappointed that our excellent filet mignons were only luke warm despite plenty of servers in a sparsely filled restaurant. I regret not sending my plate back to the kitchen.

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MS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant! The food was delicious and our service was impeccable. Highly recommend.

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

Loved the food, drinks, and everything about it!!!

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JA
Los Angeles
375 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best spicy tuna on crispy rice I have ever had. I think it is better than Nobu in the place I first had it, Koi. Spice was perfect and the rice was very crispy in the avocado creamy. I also had the black cod which was excellent as well.

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NB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delicious meal, great for sharing or individual. Everything is delicious though so I recommended sharing. We had the seafood platter, crab cakes, ceviche, branzino , scallops, and black cod. We really enjoyed our meal and our waiter was fantastic and super attentive.

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B
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Always enjoyable- Really good food and prepared to order, the way you asked for it- this is one of our
Go-to-Places, we enjoy the Menu Variety, the Quality of Food and usually Good Service- I think their Hamburgers are among the best, and their Fish and Chips also up at the top- being to sit outside, they have Heaters, even these days is enjoyable an a little quieter......

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LA
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at Bottlefish many times and the food and service is always outstanding. Have had the appetizers - spicy tuna on rice, grilled artichoke, calamari, and salmon gravlax which are always good. The Petrale sole Milanese, black cod, and fish and chips are always good. The spicy Italian cauliflower and Thai brussels sprouts are also favorite sides!

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l
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

everything was wonderful except the noise level which was unbearable.
Probably will not return until they install carpet and soundproffing.

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FD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Wonderful seafood l, great oysters but enough options for people who don’t want seafood. My husband loves the short ribs.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best kept secret in Brentwood right now, also my new favorite restaurant in LA! Been twice and both times the service and food were amazing. 10/10 would recommend going here.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just outstanding every time I go here... The kitchen does an incredible job and the menu is well designed and full of variety.

It's pricey, I will say that... They do the sides like a steakhouse, expensive and large. I would much rather the entrees come with something smaller and appropriate for each dish.

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R
Los Angeles
122 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bottle Fish is nice upscale local restaurant with a menu with some nice choices and the service is warm and friendly although can be a little slow.

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SM
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall pretty solid seafood focused spot... Food was good, service and feel good... Wine prices more jacked up than usual / market... Solid.

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LA
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

There were six of us and everyone’s meal was delicious, everybody loved what they ordered. Very quiet for Sunday evening, love the ambience and the service was very good. Can’t wait to go back

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A
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FANTASTIC! Superb dining experience. Quiet enough to discuss business. Beautiful dining room

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LF
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was too noisy. If you want to visit, the noise was deafening. Was there in summer and sat outside which is much more quiet.

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a
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good. Wonderful ambience, creative menu and great service. Good selection of wines, beers, and coctails.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Server attentive but not over bearing. Nice surprise dessert for my husband. All good delicious!

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a
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous meal! Loved the ambience and the service. Just the right amount of attention and we didn't feel rushed by any means.

Thanks for a great night Bottlefish!!! I'll be back for more scallops:)

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