Doheny Room - SBE

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$31 to $50
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

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DOHENY ROOM EFFORTLESSLY CULTIVATES A LIVELY YET REFINED ATMOSPHERE THAT BECKONS TO THE AFTER WORK DINNER CROWD AND RIPENS SEAMLESSLY AS THE NIGHT EVOLVES.
Floor to ceiling windows, shutter treatments and abundant greenery yield a comfortable ambiance shaped to satisfy the city’s many social appetites.

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3.8based on recent ratings
3.6
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4.0
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4.1
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vipSunnyV
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First time and Terrible experience. The restaurant was “dead”. We were the only large party otherwise they’d have no one in their restaurant. And the management gave us so much difficulty in everything overall. They had a lounge upstairs. When we asked to go upstairs, they wanted us to pay $2000 for a table in the lounge, meanwhile random people were walking into the restaurant (boys and girls) all night long and going upstairs without having to be asked to pay for anything. Completely discriminatory of SBE and Doheny Room. They tried to get money out of us just because we were 10 people, we were already having food and drinks in the restaurant as is. So they could have been courteous but instead they were entirely unprofessional and greedy and also disrespectful. We were there celebrating my sister’s birthday with friends. Now I see why Doheny room has no business. And they are desperate to cheat people with money. But I’m not an idiot and neither are my friends. Shame on them.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was definitely off. Menu definitely can’t be that small and then be out of items. Doesn’t make sense to have such a small menu and then not have food available because you were out of items . Our waitress was definitely off. She seem to be more concerned about whether or not we were going to order rather than helping select items based on availability since you guys were out of items three to be exact library many choices left when your menu is already so reduced.

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Mari
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious 😋. We had tacos were tiny though but good. The chips and dips were delicious 🤤. Also ,I think they use Anchiove sauce don’t like that anchiove sauce in ceaser salad . But the Ceaser salad was good. The drinks were strong and good. Overall the food was good but little pricey but good. The tip was added at the end too. But it’s okay.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The customer service from managers and host staff must be reviewed. In the end aren't you supposed to satisfy customers and keep them coming back? Instead we received a raised eyebrow and an uncomfortable air from this behavior. We will not refer customers to this location ever not with that type of bad service and lack of training related to customer service. Ex. Trying to separate a party when Clearly the restaurant was empty. Yes theres is prefixed dinner for more than X. But these 2 individuals weren't even eating or ordering food. Noone asked that question. Second guessing a price for bringing in a bottle that was communicated prior to the reservations by your won staff member. Just the attitude of the manager and host has to go!

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vipaidak
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal. Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Our drinks were excellent. The only thing was that we found out later that everyone going to the brunch had to be 21 years old. Not sure why bunch is 21 and over?

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Keyy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

To much hype not enough quality service, or quality good. Save ya money & less u want to pay for the hype. Very underwhelming experience to say the least!

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vipLarryA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I waited for over an hour and they kept forgetting our food. Finally we just paid the bill and left. Waitress was very apologetic and nice

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

verywhatever

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crownedking
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

I booked here expecting a table upstairs. Not only was that not possible, I wasn't even allowed to enter the upstairs bar even though I was a guest of the restaurant.

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SamV
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Friends and I were visiting from SF and made 9pm res on a Saturday night. We walked into a super quite and completely empty restaurant. We were seated and my friend and I were confused how this place that we heard was a hot spot was so dead. We decided to not stay so I waited for the waitress to come and informed her we were not staying because an empty restaurant wasn't my idea of a fun Sat night.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, tasty food.

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GarrettC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time, good prices /food. Only good vibes.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The bartenders were great. But the waitress we had was not in her best of days because she was extremely rude to us and kept rushing us off the table. Luckily we maintained our ground and stayed there for as long as possible until we could no longer order anymore.
The music was amazing. The fries were great. I would for sure go back because of the music and the cocktail drinks were really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice & sexy atmosphere.

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The waitress was nice but not very attentive. My friend ordered a salad which turned out to be very large (like a normal meal) and I ordered shrimp toast, which I expected to be a decent size, but it looked like 4 tiny orderves. Both of our meals were the same price, but I left extremely hungry lol. Don’t get me wrong, I love this place, and the club is amazing, but I guess I wish I would have been warned about the portion sizes.

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melodyb
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Service was ok, drinks were mediocre, food was terrible!

JP
JuliaPortela
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience5

First, the place was empty (it was only 8pm), and our waiter was pressuring us to order something fast. I get it, but she wasn't friendly AT ALL. We ordered fries to start and some drinks. Two of the drinks we wanted were "out". Than, she said to us if we don't order dinner, we needed to leave the table. Super rude. After we placed our order, she kept quiet. When our dessert came, the server said to us "I would bring you guys spoons, but we are OUT". Really? Which restaurant doesn't have a spoon? Also, our dessert was tasting like alcohol SO BAD! The chocolate wasn't melting, so the server kept on putting alcohol. Overall, I wouldn't come back there for dinner, just for drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was fine. Not sure I would go again just for dinner. Super cute for cocktails to start the night .... the mini burgers are amazing!!

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CaitlinK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience4

They asked us to leave after being there 2 hours and making a reservation. They said they needed to turn the table. We were ordering drinks and food the whole time. It was completely unprofessional.

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Kimmy
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

waitress was nice. food was whatever. their was gum stuck on my friends napkin. so gross! I felt discriminated by the bouncer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was just so quiet. No action or scene going on. Food was good. Service needed help

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall1food3service2ambience4

The service was ok. Really nice waitress but really slow and forgetful. We had our reservation for 9pm but they didn’t tell us that the area we were sitting in changes to the waiting line to get into the night club area. We were trying to finish dinner and the head of security started clearing out our tables and shoving us to the corner before we were finish to make room for the line.

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MereD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katrina is the reason we keep coming back ! Always fun music, great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Worst owner and very rude staff. They dont even know how to serve their guests

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, great food, great specials.

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Brii
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Drinks were extremely over priced for what they were. We were two girls ordered 2 drinks and 3 shots and spend $250.00. I will not be going back

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Meagan
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holly & Kat are AMAZING! Anytime I'm in the area a stop at Doheny Room is a MUST!

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Karen
Adelaide / SA
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Front hostess was great, hospitable and welcoming. Servers need to be on top of their game re time efficiency, long wait for orders to be taken and to bring the check. Some staff were unprofessional, Sad to say.

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Roberto
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food was delicious; all small plates (Greek meatballs, Shrimp Toast, Fries, and amazing Chocolate Flambé for dessert!)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and i loved the aesthetic of the place! def will come back

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BluesTraveler
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to The Doheny Room to celebrate my 5th Year Anniversary of living in LA with a group of girlfriends. The hosts were welcoming and friendly. A few of us got there early and got started at the bar. We loved Miles. All of the food items we ordered were delicious, except for the tuna ceviche, which was REALLY disappointing, especially given how great everything else was, e.g., the sliders, fries, chicken meatballs, and shrimp toast. All in all, it was a lovely evening. The waitress didn't pressure us too much to keep ordering or rush us out so we were able to have a leisurely meal and order drinks and food whenever we felt like it. Good times!

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vipLinetM
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food fun atmosphere club upstairs is really fun if you were able to get in.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Good for groups and fantastic music

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great time

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was mediocre

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

More of a hangout spot with friends to get drinks and some appetizers then go upstairs to dance and drink and more

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Michelle
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I love upscale venues but this place is honestly pretentious. CUSTOMER SERVICE IS TERRIBLE! Our group was seated for our table reservation@8:30pm on Saturday. 2 of us sat while we waited for the rest of our party. The waitress initially was very friendly & quick to suggest a cocktail while we waited. My friend & I began to look over the menu & decided on drinks, chatting. She then checked on us 2 times again asking what we are ordering. We then orderd 2 drinks as we waited. The other 2 in our party arrived within 15 mins. She then came by for their order twice as they decided they were still unsure of what to order. A total of 30mins passed since being seated & the waitress came by yet again, pressing for additional orders. I mentioned to her that we were just sticking to drinks for right now as my friend then proceeded to order a beverage but was cut off by the waitress who stated, "WELL GUYS THESE TABLES ARE FOR FOOD ONLY. IF YOU'RE NOT ORDERING FOOD NOW YOU CAN'T SIT HERE." I then told her we are finishing our drinks why should we have to get up. She said, "JUST OUR POLICY. SORRY." I said "close us out now." I went over to the hostess in the meantime, a tall girl with short blonde hair & a stiff face. I explained to her the situation & she abruptly states, "yes thats our policy. You have to order food or you can't sit there." Then she ignored me and attended to new guests who walked in. The other hostess attempted to reconcile& said, "hi im sorry did you have a question?" As she smiled. I explained to her what i had just explained to her rude co-worker who somehow thought she owned Doheny Room for a night. The second hostess was rather friendly&apologetic. Then the blonde even more so rudely interrupted & said, "actually we need that table right now. You guys can't sit there anymore." WE WERE ACTUALLY DEMANDED TO LEAVE THE TABLE FOR NOT ORDERING FOOD QUICKLY ENOUGH. The restaurant was empty btw. what a joke. Just AS PRETENTIOUS AS IT GETS! PATHETIC SERVICE.