Cara

4.7
553 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
Elegant and restrained, our food is based on a meaningful relationship with our local sustainable farms and the changing, bountiful seasons in California. We believe in respecting the ingredients with simplicity and allowing the work of our passionate farmers to shine through. We strive to create meaningful connections over a shared meal through the inherent generosity of food.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 553 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Even after making a reservation we had to wait 20 minutes to be seated.

Once we were the service was ok and the food came quickly.

The vibe was really nice.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Paid to sit by a tree.. same amount as ppl paying to sit by the pool..

R
Rag12
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aesthetics and ambiance on another level. Good was amazing as well

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing

r
viprinni
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Olivia was fantastic and the food was delicious

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was little slow

JC
vipJohannaC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Experience was not great. We were sat in the front next to the entrance where everyone coming in and out is extremely loud. We asked to be moved and they declined, spending $300 to sit in a lousy area is not worth it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome service and great staff!

AM
AndreaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place. If sunny make sure to sit in shade.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was great! Such a nice restaurant and servers very attentive. Will definitely be coming back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

There were so many tables empty but We didn’t get pool side table
We asked twice.
But it was good

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best French toast and trout salad :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall terrific experience. We had the ceviche, my strip, Branzino, lamb, and Ragu. Highly recommended, will be back. Very sexy place.

p
vippoppopsfoodie
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful place inside and out. We sat in the front outside area but peeked inside. So lovely! We did it tapas style. The sugar snap pea salad was refreshing and full of different tastes & textures. The snapper ceviche he was so fresh. The branzino was prepared beautifully. The lobster omelette was a treat. And don’t miss the warm chocolate chip cookie and raspberry galette.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd Friday in a row, and this time we brought friends.
The early evening was delightful and our service was exceptional.
Brian (our waiter) was very attentive and beyond friendly.
Aaron (manager) was delighted to see us and ordered us a plate of delicious Charcoal Grilled Heirloom Carrots. Thank you for an exceptional evening and again another evening of perfect food.
We will see you again in a little over a week.

VH
vipVeronicaH
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, all courtyard seatings are beautiful. The food was amazing and the drinks were delicious. Will definitely be returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Ambiance was amazing. Very nice outdoor setting. Food was amazing. Highly recommend for date nights or get together with friends :)

K
Kevin
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cara was an amazing experience starting with our warm and friendly waitress. The meal started with delicious small plates of Burrata with Pickled Asparagus and Hamachi Crudo. The main course was a marbled Tasmanian Ribeye with fingerling potatoes. The Mule and Bramble cocktails were delicious. Finally, the gluten-free Rasberry galette was the best ending to the meal. It is one of the best experiences in the last couple of years.

E
Executivechefjack
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a great experience, from the beginning the valet had a great service where they Retrieve the car by only a text message, so when your done dining just text and the car is waiting big plus… our server was amazing as well Ruth was very knowledgeable and she knew pretty much everything on the menu to a T.. she gave great advice on choices that we really enjoyed .. service was a perfect 10..
Food was prepared and served perfectly… nice balance of flavors, great combinations of ingredients and nothing was overcooked or undercooked .. great job too the cooks and the chef .. will definitely be back !!

J
Jason
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sally the reservationist was beyond helpful. Above and beyond the amazing atmosphere, food, and drinks - their service and employees at top of class.

Hands down a must go to restaurant in LA!!

OC
OCfamily
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a gem and once the word is out... will be impossible to get into it's SO fabulous!

C
Caroline
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience.
Already looking forward to come back.
I loved the ambiance that reminded me French Provence.
It is a gem in the city

PB
PaigeB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cara had a fantastic atmosphere, food, and service. Would definitely recommend for a date night or occasion dinner.

L
vipstephanieL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall very enjoyable. Clean, very pretty, very polite staff. Tables and decor beautiful. Excellent value for gourmet thoughtful menu. Only real issue is when there are more staff than guests you hear them chatting and there are too many walking around. Once it gets busier it’s less noticeable and fine but as a hotel guest you wish they’d stagger and ramp up staff to match guests a little better.

LS
LeahS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant! Delicious food, high recommend!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Sat us 45 min after our reservation. They told us they would send a manager to talk to us and comp some things because they barely accommodated us and then never showed up or mentioned anything. Food was good, waiters were nice. Host and seating horrendous.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We waited more than an hour to be seated, after complaining a few times. The hostess seemed mean and disrespectful. Once seated the waiter barely checked on us. The ambiance is beautiful and the food is okay but very unorganized. They ruined our experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited an hour to get seated after our reservation & than get seated in front of the hotel where valet is lol. Very poor service

JW
JessicaW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The service was amazing, the food was incredible, and the ambiance was just equally as impressive and enjoyable. I will definitely be back again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was insanely flavorful and delicious

MK
vipMarkK
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and fantastic atmosphere. Two of our guests got food that was not prepared like they had ordered and it had to be redone. We also had someone else’s food delivered to our table. Once we did get all the food and it was as ordered, it was great.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We have dined here now 3 times and already have 3 more reservations made for the near future.
We were immediately taken to our seat in the far back of the restaurant and directly in the sun light. When we asked the hostess who showed us to our seat if there was any other table available (which their were plenty of seats for 2 in the shade) she simply replied with “NO”. We asked to speak with the manager!
Aaron (manager) came to us and we explained that we would like another table that was not in the direct sunlight, he gave us a silly excuse “we cannot change tables due to your reservations being so close”??? What exactly does that mean? He could not give us an answer and offered to bring out an Umbrella. There was a table right behind us of a party of 3 who also were directly in the sun and quickly requested an umbrella as well.
As a manager myself and my spouse a retired CEO in commercial real estate, attention to detail
AND your clientele is VERY important and when you give ridiculous excuses and employ staff that is not willing to do a damn thing but say “NO”, is unacceptable. Your staff as well as Aaron have no clue in which what circle of “people” we know and are able to influence and EVERYONE should be treated with respect and equal.
Cara is SUPPOSED to be “upscale” and last night was very disappointing. Let me be clear our waitress (Hannah I believe his name was Giovanni) was perfect and allowed us to enjoy the remaining part of the evening.
However, Aaron needs to go back to manager 101 class and your hostess (young lady who wore
Glasses) needs to learn to be more hospitable and more professional and not treat your clients as if we were dining at McDonalds.
For most professional restaurants “NO” is not a word. “Let me see me what I can do”, “I understand, let me see if there is something I can do” are the correct responses...EVEN IF nothing can be done.
Making your clients feel taken care of is the point.

N
Nicki
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The steak was burnt and they said it was supposed to be so. Overpriced and not yummy.

m
megang
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambience, delicious and extensive brunch menu and great service!

NG
NicoleG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Waited for 45 min for our table. Ones we were sitted, they told that we have 5 min to pick what we want to order since they went to close the kitchen. Very disappointed that we were waiting for that long and then were rushed on the food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience5

If the reservation is at a certain time, we should be seated within 15 mins, not 45. Food was mediocre

PG
PreetiG
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful but the wait for a table with a reservation was at least 30 mins. The drinks were good but the food is wildly mediocre for the price. This one may be all hype.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Snottiest service staff. Rude. Very slow service for very mediocre food. The only saving grace for this place is how beautiful it is.

R
vipRomance
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb, the environment is really something special. A jewel in the midst of Hollywood.

TN
vipTomN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place, we’ll be back again and again.

FAQs

Cara is rated 4.7 stars by 553 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.