MacArthur Parks private dining facilities were specially designed for parties, cocktail receptions, business meetings, anniversaries, weddings, rehearsal dinners and other celebrations. We offer distinctive rooms that can accommodate a variety of events.View Private Dining Details
Having loved MacArthur Park with my parents during my college years, and wanting to share it with my children while they were at school nearby, I took my family of 5 to dinner for our one night out. Although not crowded, our server seemed to forget that we were there. Our drink order didn't come and we had not even ordered our entrees before we had completely finished our appetizers. (Neither the calamari nor the onion strings were hot). Finally I waved down a busboy to get our waitress so we could order. Still no drinks. After waiting a bit for 2 salads, our entrees were served before we had finished our salads. Salmon was not particularly hot, bland, and needed a sauce or something of interest, but the filet was hot and quite good. Server still seemed not to care much that we existed. To top it off, we shared a few courses and ordered 2 to be split in the kitchen and expressly ordered a third to NOT to split, but to bring an extra plate. The kitchen split all three and, despite the fact that we pointed out the error, we were charged the $5 split charge. Normally not a big deal, but the server really didn't seem to care much. We didn't say anything.... just paid it and got out of there. Too bad! Sadly, we won't be going back. I now remember that I was less than impressed for similar reasons when I dined there last year. It doesn't appear to be an isolated bad evening, just a general trend of blase, mediocre experience. Too expensive and disappointing to do that again!
Food was quite good, service was okay...a lot of waiting.
Our main course arrived before our Starters. My friend asked for a wet towel which never came. Our coffee was just about warm and not hot! However they did not charge for the starters. Apart from that the food was OK.
Very good experience!! Good food. Conviennent parking! Very friendly parking. Convient.
The lighting was super bright, not fostering a romantic vibe for Valentine’s Day. The food was okay, not great. The staff working there seemed like amatures.
Salmon & rice had to be sent back twice to be heated. Never did get it warm enough. But, it was very good. Also the gravy for the filet was lukewarm and was sent back, but it came back hot!
But it was still a nice Valentine evening. It is a beautiful restaurant.
A little tough to find. Parking restricted but valet was very good. Food was very good. A bit noisy.
The food was a bit overpriced. The vegetables were a little hard and rubbery. The chicken however, was perfect! The sourdough bread we were given was warm and incredible. It was worth the visit alone!
Overall pretty sad to see this place. Food is mediocre at best. Ribs were disappointing. Time for a reboot. Won’t be back.
Diner with friends. Everyone had a great time. We all ordered something different and each meal was great. Service was outstanding
As always the food and service were outstanding. Only problem tonight was the music and volume. They were playing rock...just not what you might have in mind on a Friday night. However, we love the restaurant —the ambiance (usually) food and service are always enticing you to come back!
I love Mac Arthur Park! I’ve been going there over 3 decades and was so happy to know they weren’t closing up shop a couple years ago. We ate dinner there on NYE, and unfortunately they did not seem properly staffed. It took a very long time to get our food, but I must say it was delicious and worth the wait. Generally speaking, their food and service is awesome!
Enjoyed Christmas Day dinner at MacArthur Park. They offered a buffet with plenty of options. The prime rib was very good, the prawns tasty, and there were several salads to choose from. Would like a few more vegetable options. There were plenty of deserts and all were good -especially the pecan pie. The service was excellent - all the staff were gracious and helpful despite the large number of diners there. Thank you MacArthur Park for making Christmas Dinner!
Holiday buffet was awesome....so many delicious offerings, all hot and fresh. Restaurant looked pretty and festive! Ballgames on too!!
We were there at the end of the early Christmas Brunch. The food was pretty overcooked and somewhat dried out from being kept warm so long. We will not plan to go for Christmas Day again
My son is getting treatment at the Stanford Cancer Center for the next 10 weeks. He wanted to get away from the hospital food. We booked MacArthur Park for Christmas Day dinner for the family. It was nothing fantastic my son was able to eat mash potatoes and string beans. We were shocked when the bill came to over $230 for the 4 of us. When called the restaurant they informed us the meal was $27.95 per person for the buffet. When I get the bill it is $52.95 per person. Talk about being misinformed. It put a damper on the rest of our day as we are on a limited budget and the bill took most of our funds for the week. Needless to say we can not recommend this restaurant or ever come back.
We enjoyed the Christmas Day buffet very much particularly the prime rib and the prawns. My wife is celiac and was very happy with the wide variety of gluten free choices including gluten free deserts. The food was all delicious and our server was very attentive. We also enjoyed the conviviality of the other guests. We will very likely be here again next Christmas.
We went to McArthur Park for their ChristmasBrunch. The food was good and they had something for everyone. It was didplayed very well.
However, our server forgot to bring our water that we asked for with our cocktails. Bar service was slow.
The meal was tasty but the service was slightly lacking. I would return to mcArthur Park for dinner and drinks but not necessarily the Christmas Buffet.
Excellent food and a great selection. Beautiful holiday decorations. Waiter checked in enough but not too much. We plan to return.
We had a nice time. The food was excellent and the service was great!