Helluva Time

4.6
54 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Introducing: Helluva Time. This is All Day Baby's alter-ego cuisine in the parking lot across the street. Please join us for dinner every Friday and Saturday. Helluva Time will be temporary, but boy, will it be a fun escape.

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
  • Contactless payment available
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
What 54 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DrewH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IT'S ALL IN THE NAME! THE VIBE, THE FOOD, THE SERVICE!

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JennS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tiny team doing the absolute most and achieving the best. Don't skip the tartare au poivre avec frites or the octopus with mole - both were exceptional, as were the mackerel half fish and the burrata with chicharrones. The heaters the team has placed will be a great addition, and as it was they had a bomb hot toddy that combatted the chills, and the tiki drinks on the menu pair nicely with the food. I called it "the hazelnut thingie" but the posset dessert is a nice finish for your meal. Service is lovely and prompt per usual from this team, I hope to visit again soon.

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RegD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Who knew a makeshift restaurant in a parking lot could be one Helluva Time? Commending the team for doing such a great job making their guests feel safe, yet giving everyone the closest feeling of normalcy since the pandemic. Dinner at Helluva Time was the most perfect escape from the craziness of 2020.

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smvbrt
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening dining al fresco. Food and service were excellent. Maybe that's just the cocktails talking? 12/10 would eat and drink there again.

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ChelseaH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

As an output of All Day Baby, I was expecting their nighttime pop up to include a tasting menu that was southern comfort inspired. The menu was all over the place. We order every menu item except the headcheese and everything felt disjointed. We went from Asian fusion to German beer cheese and a pretzel. Strange at best but overall not a memorable experience. They’ve done little to make you forget you’re dining in a parking lot too.

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vipToddB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic hospitality! Loved the steak tartare in particular.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was not tasty.

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KeithM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's so great to have a fine dining experience after all this time. Outdoors, and the tables were well spaced so I felt totally safe - while still being a relatively intimate space. Food and cocktails were all great, especially the Tomato dish and the Yuzu Posset dessert!

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vipchaco
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service a little slow and expensive for what it is

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Nine
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience1

The food was ok but the options were limited and they charge $2 for lackluster hot sauce.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife here for a birthday breakfast and we loved the food and service.

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nateR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Everything about it was just ok, but def not worth the price point.

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vipPattieE
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They would benefit from having more vegan/ vegetarian options. There was only one option and it was very salty.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Sorry, food was so-so. The ambience doesn’t warrant $15 cocktails but they were well made. Inside feels like a McDonalds with a liquor license.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Must get the white fish dip and biscuit sammy! There wasn’t a dish we didn’t like. Great wine and drink selection as well. Will definitely be back!

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vipHappydiner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and very creative! It’s a super fun place!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love.Everything.

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vipjjp1
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is the greatest
Been serval times
Every dish is outstanding
Can’t wait to go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The server was very nice and attentive. Although the restaurant was somewhat empty, they’d seated a gentleman directly right next to me who eventually began a conversation with me! I came for a quiet breakfast and ended up having the opposite. Other than that, the portion size of the food was great and the cappuccinos were excellent!

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Steff
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg! Loved everything! Best hot cake I’ve ever had! Chicken was so damn perfect. Chef is on my top 3 of LA list. Lien does an amazing job! Abby was holding it down! I’ll be back a million times, and I can’t stop talking about ADB 😘

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

So loud! The sound seems to travel across the room. The food is great though.

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BigTallTed
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect breakfast and lunch spot for friends and family!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place ever!! Highly recommend.

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vipSupershirl
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited recently with my bff for a brunch and received the kindest and best service from Margaret the server and Jasmine the hostess. We loved the brussels sprouts and shrimp bolognese grits and banana pie! Thank you!

JR
vipJustinR
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is my second time and ADB. I had to come back to try more items that I could not fit the first time around. Still need to go back. Delicious. Beautiful presentation.

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RachelF
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience2

The food was solid. But when service is terrible, it doesn’t matter how good the food is. Servers were inattentive and rude. I was excited to try this restaurant in my neighborhood, but the service was disappointing.

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Seeps
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Love you guys.

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vipjjp1
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is fantastic place
Everything on the menu is so flavorful and beautifully presented
The service is excellent
I have been several and will keep going back

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were warmly welcomed and quickly sat.
The service was friendly and fast.
The menu has many great choices. I had the shrimp and grits. It was amazing.
The prices are very fair for the high quality of food.
I will be there again.

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Elliott
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

So friendly the staff! They made it so easy and enjoyable dining out w our baby

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vipToni
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. My favorites were the hot cake and the banana bread! Will definitely go back and try other items on the menu!

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vipvictoriaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Almost half hour delay from my reservation time and I had to check back in a second time because they told me they'd find me but actually were waiting for me to find them. Food was great though!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amaaaaazing if priced higher than average.... however compared to other restaurants in the area where plates are priced $2-4 less, everything we ate was absolutely delicious. Smoked beef and cheese sandwich, little gems salad, ricotta hot cakes, and silver lake spritzers... would do all of these dishes again no question, but also want to try other things on the menu!

We came on New Years days with a lunch res, and it felt busy... not where you’d linger at the table after you’re done eating. Maybe on another day it would feel more relaxed.

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vipToddB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is just awesome! Food is comforting yet inventive, service is super warm, and the design is beautiful. Can't recommend enough! Seriously!

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vipCherylP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

There are only two vegan options (appetizers) and it’s not possible to have any substitutions.

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tangy
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Some items we're good, but low value (fried catfish sandwich, $15 and comes with no sides). Most were bad (unseasoned, and similarly with no sides for the price point like the country fried skirt steak). Hotcake was tasty, but it was one hotcake for $15. French toast was more like bread pudding.

Service lackluster, tiniest table for 4 considering the plates are physically large. Server asked if we needed forks when taking away the tables silverware (seriously?). And they missed an item (side of eggs), and eventually it came out when everyone was done eating.

Overhyped, lackluster food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was good. Very rich. Service was amateur, especially for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

They told me that they were out of biscuits and literally everyone else in the establishment was served a biscuit while I was there.

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vipNitaM
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful breakfast. Good service, overall. Noise level pretty high, prices very high for breakfast, but the portions were decent and food quality wonderful. Overall a great experience

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vipEvanH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'll preface this by saying that I live on the west side, and I have absolutely no problem driving all the way to Silver Lake to come here on a regular basis.

I've visited several times since All Day Baby opened (around 12pm every time), and the experience has only gotten better with each visit. The place is always packed, and has a cozy neighborhood feel to it.

The food & drinks are incredible. Everything that I've tried so far - from the various biscuit sandwiches, to the Smoked Beef & Cheese Sandwich, to the pastries, to the salads, to the cocktails - has exceeded expectations. I haven't eaten my way through the whole menu yet, but I'm sure I'll get there soon.

Really excited to try the dinner options once they're available as well!

FAQs

Helluva Time is rated 4.6 stars by 54 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.