Cara

4.6
729 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 729 people are saying
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4.6
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall4food5service1ambience5

I booked Cara for my best friend’s birthday. There’s lots to love. The atmosphere: it’s impressive walking into the space and there was a really nice, relaxed vibe in the courtyard. The food: super fresh and delectable, especially the small plates.

There’s one thing not to love: the service. I’m all for relaxed coursing, but this was glacial coursing. There were several times during dinner where we wondered aloud whether our waiter had left or just forgotten about us. He hadn’t, and the food/drinks did arrive. Just way later than anyone wanted.

Great vibe and great small plates. Maybe come for a date and skip dinner?

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DebraG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant located in a boutique hotel in Hollywood.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Reservations we set for ten and waiters over 40 minutes to be accommodated. Customer service was okay but great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

CORNY CORNY CORNY Honestly a weak spot Food sucks service sucked ambience fell flat

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Marz
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had made a reservation for 6:30 upon arriving my one guest who came early already got seated at the table and felt super welcomed. I arrived and got the same treatment told my host I had heard about this place from social media and was so excited to be there! Our waiter Josh was so nice and took care of us so well! We had told him that we don’t drink so he made us mocktails and honestly it was sooo GOOD! The food was amazing and legit was just such a lovely place to be at! Very clean very well organized! Me and my girls ended up taking pictures at the place cause why wouldn’t you it’s BEAUTIFUL! No one seemed to care and honestly anyone who worked there who would pass by us always asked if they wanted to take our pics that to me was so nice! Definitely will be coming here again!!!!

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Rissa11
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect—from the valet to the food service. The food was definitely the highlight

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sarkisa
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

strongly recommend this restaurant for all age groups.

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viplocalfoodie
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Incredible ambience and setting! The outdoor seating is absolutely stunning! However, the staff is extremely slow and unattentive - took too long to order food, receive food, water and drink refills.

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Alison
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Our server really cared a about us and took note of our allergy. Everyone was helpful and kind.

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AliaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food is generally average, but the dessert was good. Service wasn’t great-wait staff acted like they were above the restaurant and most were wearing their masks below their noses. Why even pretend to wear a mask if you’re going to do that? Offensive to pay $28 for just a drink for service like that. Gorgeous place though; you’ll get lots of Instagram posts!

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SusyS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a dream! The food, the ambiance...every detail was perfect. We will be back again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was pretty good. I would have enjoyed experience more if we were on the patio courtyard near the pool, but even though many tables there were empty when we arrived, they insisted on seating us in the front patio which wasn’t nearly as nice.

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LauraHeartsOfPalmer
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very LA. Gorgeous find in our neighborhood. Great service beautiful people watching. Over priced but also the food was exceptional. Will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Ruth, Nemo and Marlon were great! Ceviche and burrata are things I would eat all day everyday!

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Paul
Los Angeles
90 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a nice upscale outdoor dining venue. Food was really good. Service was excellent. It is in a hotel with valet parking. Had a terrific ceviche.

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DanielleA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service! Everyone was so friendly and I don’t remember his name but the manager/supervisor took our order and made our drinks. He was soo nice!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Horrible service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my daughter

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At first, the restaurant wanted to see us hidden from everything offered. But with the help of my friends and the friendly staff, we got seated at a very beautiful table. I was the birthday girl at dinner and I could not have picked a better place to celebrate with my loved ones. I love the energy, I love the service, and I really felt like the classiest ever. I think it’s a beautiful restaurant and a beautiful hotel and nothing needs to be changed.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience1

It was my friend’s birthday dinner but we could not get a table with the main view even though we made a reservation. Also, the food was really bad (especially pasta) Only french fries was okay.. Also our server was not actually served (dishes, spoons, knives..) overall it was a bad experience.

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vipScottJay
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Heather, our server, was above and beyond awesome. Dinner menu is much stronger than the brunch menu. All items were quite good, and the setting is beautiful. Definitely a LA scene, come dressed cute.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We came here for my boyfriends 30th birthday! The food was amazing and the service was ok. What I did not like is that you could not order starters before ordering an entree. The waiter said they have to put in everything at once. Other than that, we enjoyed our time there.

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silo
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I keep going back to Cara and taking different friends per visit. The food is just delicious and with great presentation. The place is Hip , modern and gorgeous. Don’t go there if you are a fan of big dishes like Cheesecake Factory. Here it’s just quality food and drinks. . We always have exceptional service but last night I had to ask the name of the lovely girl who was attending us. Ruth was exceptionally pleasant , all smiles, beautiful, kind and just awesome. Can I always request for her?

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HannahR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed out time here. The aesthetic is great. The waitress was really sweet!

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Tombo
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience5

This was our second time eating dinner at Cara. First time was a great experience all around. This time, it was certainly lacking. First off we arrived early for our 8:30 reservation. They asked us to hang out at the bar till our table was ready. 30 minutes later our table was ready. Apparently the people inside were “just hanging out and not leaving.” I’m sorry there is a time limit on

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vipOnebusylady
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Somehow they forgot our coffee it came 40 minutes after the desert. Then they called us and said your credit card bounced we called the card company there was no issue on our end. We called the restaurant back it was their mistake.

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vipLeela
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and hotel, lovely staff, food was tasty - great place for a client lunch!

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JPE88
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a fancy night out, and Cara delivered. Absolutely stunning ambience with a menu that did not disappoint. We loved their drink menu and wish we had saved some room for dessert. The most amazing thing was a soon as you walk through the doors you forget that you’re in Thai Town. The renovation of this building is absolutely beautiful. We will certainly be back in the future.

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vipRayK
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other than the hostess at the front ….. everything else 5 star!!!
Greeted us than told us to wait, then sitter a party who arrived after us before us….. then took us to our table in direct sunlight …. Asked to be seated at another table …. She said all tables are already reserved we could ask for an umbrella. All this would have been o.k. until our waitress seated us at another table with no issues… after that amazing experience!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very nice, the food was excellent, and the ambience very summery & fun.

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viplucy
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful place - a hidden, surprising gem on Western. Menu and food are great - especially lunch and brunch. Breakfast (weekends before 11) is good, but menu is limited. for some reason the lox platter doesn't include cream cheese, but otherwise everything our group ordered was very good. Highly recommend the trout sandwich, granola, fries, avocado toast.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Menus options for pastas poor, taste bland, food use too h much better.

Drinks great service great atmosphere great. But food lacks any flavor. Too bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Reservations at 9:45pm but didn’t get seated for another 30 minutes. Was told to hangout and order a drink at the bar, (good-luck!) you can’t order drinks from the bar, you have to find a cocktail waitress.
The service was ok, nice waitress but just forgot our drinks and water, and we waited a while for food to come out. Ribeye Steak came out but they didn’t bring a steak knife, had to struggle with butter knife.
Ambiance is good, service is fair, food was good. Expected better service/ experience after waiting for so long and for a place with a long reservation list.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday, their service was amazing. Food was great. Overall a great time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice Atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the rib-eye and lamp chops , both really good!!

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Ericca
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The hotel was very pretty and the waiter and waitress are nice. But they were too busy. Whenever I called them, they never take it at once. Food was expensive but not so delicious and lack of ingredients. I knot the food cost including for the place but still very expensive with the quality and lack of ingredients

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Sequoia
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cara is absolutely beautiful.
I've been 3 times (Lunch, Dinner and recently for Brunch) in less than a month.
The service and food are exceptional. Great ambiance...and it really feels like you're in another country.
A new fav and will be returning many more times.

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ashxxx
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

good spot, nice vibe & ambiance, food okay also.

MD
MonDubb
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous venue, our servers were excellent, food was delicious, all around amazing experience for my cousin's birthday.

FAQs

Cara is rated 4.6 stars by 729 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.