Commissary at The Lobby Bar

4.4
417 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fun

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Eat inside of an honest-to-goodness greenhouse at Chef Roy Choi's Commissary, a California American restaurant at the Line Hotel's second floor. Commissary's fare is bold and fresh, contrasting bright and flavorful vegetables with quality hunks of meat and seafood. Cocktails with names like Pimp's Cup and Gin & Juice reflect the restaurant's fun atmosphere.

Commissary's Faackitas is a highlight of the dinner menu, served with a poblano mash and cotija. The Cauliflower Steak is another must-try dish. Rice bowls with your choice of vegetables and protein make for a nice lunch, mixing ingredients like charred broccolini and avocado with tofu or chicken confit. Indulge in the weekend brunch buffet offering bottomless mimosas, prime rib roast, and all you can eat entrees.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Mon - Fri 7am - 2:30pm | 5pm - 11pm
Sat 7am - 3pm | 5pm - 11pm
Sun 7am - 3pm | 6pm - 11pm
Weekend Brunch Buffet 9am - 3pm
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Phone number
(213) 368-3065
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Diego Echavarria
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Private party facilities
Whether you're celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, let us know what you have in mind. We can help you craft the perfect experience at Chef Roy Choi's Commissary.
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Private party contact
Special Events: (213) 368-3030
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Normandie and Wilshire
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Parking details
Valet parking is available at the hotel. $12 validated parking for 3 hours. Please ask the host for validation. Street metered parking is also available.
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Public transit
Wilshire / Vermont Station
Purple or Red Metro Line
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They did not have the menu shown online. This restaurant is also in the hotel lobby with terrible seating. They have also changed the name of this restaurant so it’s diffucult to find. Food was good but they don’t have pancakes or much variety.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it! Great ambiance, beautiful interior, very friendly staff. And may I say, the mimosas were very good and very generous! Will definitely be back for more!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambiance was amazing, the interior was beautiful and worth taking photos of. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. The food wasn't great, but the coffee was solid. The weekend brunch buffet looks like it's worth checking out, but it's on the pricey side! I'd recommend checking it out at least once if you're in LA.

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m
Orange County
66 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

What a great restaurant! It is located in a greenhouse on the second floor of the LINE hotel. All food items are unique and cater to various dietary preferences (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, etc.). I highly recommend the sweet corn toast, chile rellanjo and the charred carrots. A must when you are in Koreatown!

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RR
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great concept but food missed on a few levels. Staff is great all-around. Good ambience.

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MY
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were great. Set up was very nice.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was beautiful. My server was so considerate and accommodating. I would definitely return!

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h
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm and friendly , good food .the service from beginning to end was attentive.

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HS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon sandwich was perfection. I am craving it! My mouth is watering while I type this!!! Great service and something for everyone on the menu!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is so hidden and unique. It's like dining in a greenhouse. It's pretty overpriced, but the atmosphere makes it worth it to me.

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MO
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Bar manager promised 'drinks on the house' then never returned. Food took a long time to show up. Menu could be reduced a dollar or two on most items.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the brunch. Tray our amazing server gave the best customer service!

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AL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic service. Food was awesome!

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N
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for lunch! The plates, napkins, glasses were very cute. A very nice place to hang out with your friends!

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VT
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We liked the appetizers, heirloom tomatoes, tempura cauliflower and pear salad, more than the main entrees. For us the entrees, fried chicken, rigatoni, and chile relleno were all just too heavily sauced for our palettes. The sea bas was just OK, but we had sea bass the night before at Wolfdown and it was outstanding. The space is beautiful, we liked the feeling, decor and service. We just hardly ate the entrees as we didn’t care for them,...esp the Chile relleno and rigatoni. Those we hardly touched.

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e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there for brunch with my gf, food was really great, vibrant vibe and super friendly staff. Wd definitly recommend!

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S
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place, but so ridiculously loud that you can’t hear the person sitting next to you

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LL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service highly recommend. Lovely atmosphere too

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GB
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, service, great brunch buffet. Disappointed to see continued use of straws and plastic and zero apparent recycling.

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JN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The service was good to great. The food was good. I went with fellow vegans so we appreciated the fruit and vegetable options provided in the buffet. The square tables (for two to four people) were crammed together so whenever a person at the table next to us would be getting up, it was easy for them to hit us -- or for someone at our table to not stand up at the same time. It seemed very cramped for the staff waiting on square tables, especially. The staff were kind, seemed happy and managed okay nonetheless. The long tables are great! I liked those a lot. The small square tables are cramped and make it less comfortable when you have no space.

This was my second time at the restaurant, within the month, for the weekend brunch buffet. I feel it was well-priced; I understand most buffets do not specialize in food for vegans. One person at the table did order endless mimosas and commented they were mostly orange juice with little to no champagne. The noise level is high; it is part of the environment. It is a great place for looks but not if you are trying to have an one on one conversation and are not comfortable to talk loudly to allow your party to hear you. Overall, a fun place with yummy food.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The service was absolutely awful, the restaurant was uncomfortably hot, to the point of needing to step outside to the lobby to cool down and having to shower when I got back home. The perishable food at the buffet table like the yogurt, ceviche , fresh fruit did not look appetizing because it had been sitting in the hot restaurant. Don't go!

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JT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The food was mediocre and basic at best. Everything was uncomfortably spicy for no reason. Underwhelmed and disappointment at every turn. We didn’t even want to stay for a complimentary dessert. This place was a total rip off and a waste of a special evening.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Everything was laced with so much chilli it was hard to get through it. We won’t be returning.

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P
Los Angeles
120 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Wonderful sunny atmosphere with lots of light to capture a summer evening in a glass “hothouse”-like setting. Service was excellent. Food is hard to classify—an eclectic mix of items including tempura cauliflower (excellent) and Chile relleno!

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S
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was a huge disappointment and a reminder that not all Instagram-worthy locations are also worthy of your money. Firstly, they don’t have anything gluten free on the menu which is bizzare for LA. Food took forever, was over cooked, bland and missing things, and there was no acknowledgment of the Birthday we were celebrating even though we had noted it with our reservation. Over priced and underwhelming.

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MZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

They change the menu to a family style and don't mark the price on menu. After 4 really cheap korean dishes it cost u 60 usd per person. Will never come again

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BG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Only con I had with the food: Hash browns, undercooked and not seasoned.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved coming here since the opening. Will miss it very much!

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EA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great breakfast at the Commisary! Waitstaff and hosts all had such a lovely and thoughtful attitude that made you feel comfortable and appreciated. Our server was great with making food suggestions And convinced my hubby to have the popular Breakfast Burrito (which he LOVED!). The decor, music and bright refreshing ambiance completed what was a perfect breakfast date meal.

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EH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only is the food outstanding, but the location is beautiful. It's a great first date drinks spot. You can sip a cocktail by the pool, and it's not too loud.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great for business meetings.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

PLEASE DON’T LEAVE

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RR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Very impressed with the whole experience. Incredible service and the food was amazing!

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t
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The roasted carrots and the Brussels sprouts were delicious, unusual, and fusion of flavors. The fried chicken was perfectly cooked, light in batter and flavorful. The rigatoni pasta was less impressive, and heavily doused with Korean spicy paste. If you love that flavor, you’ll like the dish. If you have room, squeeze in the poblano mashed potatoes. Really awesome.

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R
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is definitely one of the best restaurants in LA. The space is so beautiful and the food is always interesting and delicious.

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

Anniversary <3

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Other ambiance is great. The prices are fair, service was good. It’s a nice breakfast or lunch spot. The main attraction is it is a great IG location. Otherwise, The food was just average; however, the pancakes are rich with buttermilk and this was an unexpected surprise. I would recommend to go for light food fare and enjoy the environment.

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CG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I felt a little rushed to order, so I hurriedly ordered a tuna melt. It was very good, but I really wanted to be more adventurous in my ordering. I learned about your place from Coco Jobard, the food stylist for Pierre Herme in Paris. She loved it!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group liked what we all ordered, we had an awesome time for one our doctor's despedida party. They even accommodated and seated our group together eventhough we had our reservation for two groups at a time when people are coming out for lunch.

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SH
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

In my opinion, the Line was an overhyped restaurant with really odd choises of flavors.

The staff was outstanding but it’s not a place I’d recommend.

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