Openaire

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$30 and under
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Californian
Created in collaboration with two-star Michelin Chef and native Angeleno, Josiah Citrin, Openaire is a poolside oasis of green at the center of the Koreatown. The menu features the best of California’s ingredients from land and sea, embracing the seasons and presented in a shareable format. Simply, Openaire is a celebration of indoor/outdoor living at the center of the melting-pot that is LA. Parking validation available for $10 +tax for up to 2 hours.
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4.3
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4.3
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4.6
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h
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The service is superb

LA
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. We were very pleased with the quality of food and taste. We had the little gem salad, winter fruits & vegetables, and hamachi appetizer to start. Paired with white wine it was quite delicious. So fresh and just the right amount of seasoning. For our main, we had the truffle risotto along with the Sonoma duck. The duck was so flavorful & soft and the risotto was outstanding. The shaved truffle is the real deal...not the oil stuff most places use. We concluded the meal with a dark chocolate cake along side coffee and tea. The service personnel are very courteous and attentive. We are eating here again for sure.

JS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was great service. We got there half an hour early and we’re able to get seated right away.

PO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing. Literally a dream team. We came in with our young infant child and the server literally babysat him while we ate. Other staff members talked to him, made him laugh etc. The manager stopped in to check on us and we expressed our appreciation. The ambiance was amazing even at night. I've heard its better during the day. Great tasting food and our server new the menu like the back of her hand. Loved everything about this establishment.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting and food was incredible - flavors and presentation were unique and delicious!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!! They had to close for Valentine’s Day, but gave us $100 in credit. We went a few days later and they were extremely apologetic and gave us free champagne, appetizer and a plate of lamb chops! We were extremely well fed that night and when we finished our meal, the manager said it was on them 😌 dissapointed that we couldn’t dine there on Valentine’s Day but they MADE UP for it 100%!! The food was also AMAZING. An amazing apple salad appetizer and the steak was so great!!!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Service is really slow and not attentive. We went for lunch and had the duck pasta, which was bland. The cocktails were good and the indoor seating is pretty, but overall not worth the price.

AB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING WAS SO GOOD! Oh my god!! I am definitely going back.

My mom and I got the sautéed prawn toast for appetizer (sooooo good!), the little gem lettuce salad, snake river sirloin steak with yuzu sauce (THIS WAS AWESOME!) and the chocolate cake for dessert, which was also good!

Everything was great! I want to go back to try the other dishes.

Thank you, Openaire!

CH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible!! I initially had a reservation for Valentine's Day but there was an emergency that prevented them from opening. I went last night as a late Valentine's Day Dinner and everything was above an beyond, the service, the food, the drinks! They surprised us with an on the house side and champagne and dessert. I can't wait to go back and I can't say enough how appreciative I am that they apologized for not being able to serve us on Valentine's Day but made up for it in so many ways!!

JM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Space is beautiful, food was delicious. Brunch bottomless options could be better. Our Server Chris Brown was by far the highlight of the experience. He was energetic, funny, helpful and quick. He is the best employee in the establishment.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I visited this establishment on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. I had a 12:30 pm reservation but we ran 30 mins behind. We tried calling several times to notify the restaurant; however, no one picked up the phone, we left a voicemail. I was disappointed upon arrival the host was dancing in front of the hostess stand, jumping up and down, which I thought was a little unprofessional, talking to a coworker instead of greeting the customer. After I informed her of our reservation she said you’re late so it’s been cancelled as well as you didn’t call! I said excuse me, did you check your voicemail!?! She said no, I replied, perhaps you should switch up your talk track, and ask us first, did we call and notify anyone we were running late, as opposed to assuming we didn’t call. She informed us that she had to get a table ready and I asked her was it ok for us to wait at the bar, she shrugged her shoulders, and started talking to another guest. I instantly became irritated and walked off. We ended up eating at the bar, the bar tenders were very pleasant and attentive. The food was just okay, my pancakes tasted like chalk, and my food came out cold, I had to send it back. The martinis were very good.

CP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Openaire has a wonderful ambiance and very attentive and caring staff. I went for my borthday and while I enjoyed the new experience, the reserevd table felt cramped and wasn't ready when I arrived with my party. There were also significant issues navigating the umbrellas for shade and many of the Brunch items advertised on the website were not available during my visit at peak Brunch hours last Sunday.

Again, the staff was absoilutely wonderful and the food was well plated and flavorful. However the music was a bit too loud, I think it was coming from a speaker strapped to the railing. I also feel they could easily set up a waiting area in the hall leading to the restaurant, as the poolside really isn't suitable for large parties to standby for a table. All in all it was a nice experience although I don't anticipate returning. For such premium pricing and such a premium location, I would think these types of kinks would have been worked out.

BB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Beautiful interior, mediocre food and value. The restaurant canceled our reservations with less than 24 hours notice due to emergency repairs. Understandable, but they did not reach out to reschedule. I discovered it via OpenTable and had to find future availability. Once we got there we had to wait in a long line despite having reservations. When we were finally sat, a bartender accidentally shot the cork from a champagne bottle at our table. As for the food- the french toast was unique and good, but don't waste your money on the smoked salmon plate. The interior is gorgeous, however. I would recommend coming here for drinks and skipping the food given our experience.

V
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We missed our indoor seating reservation by 30 minutes. I had a friend visiting just for the weekend and this was the only time in our schedules we could bring her for brunch (literally right before her flight). We tried earlier but our reservation for the previous day was cancelled due to a water line break. We were seated inside after a bit of a wait. The food came out promptly and surpassed our expectations. Everything was incredibly delicious and was a great way to send my friend off on one last outing together. We had the French toast, cinnamon roll, soft omelette, flat iron steak, and avocado toast. Highly recommend! Great food, ambience, and service!

SC
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent place to eat. The noise level was about what you'd expect for a busy restaurant.
The chefs in the kitchen are very clever in their menu and pulling flavors you wouldn't expect from some of the dishes.
I highly recommend the roasted carrots, you'll be VERY pleasantly surprised.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were excited to try this restaurant it looked really cool and different. Unfortunately the experience was not enjoyable. When we arrived the hostess was rude seeming to have a bad attitude. We arrived 1 min past their grace period and she was very short and unfriendly. We did try to call and let them know but no one picked up the telephone. I think customer service is important and friendly service would have been appreciated. There was no explanation regarding our reserved table. We were sat outside in a corner by a non-working heater. It took 15 minutes to get served water. Portion sizes for plates were extremely small it felt like appetizers. Limited conversation from waitress and rarely checked back in even though the restaurant didn’t seem that busy. Food was decent, but very small portions. Overall the general atmosphere was nice, but the service did not make our experience worth the price.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great experience

TK
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Overpriced, small portions, bad service with multiple waiters who didn't communicate, frustrating experience all around. The inside was pretty but too noisy to enjoy. The heat lamp outside over us almost caught fire twice. Will never come back.

E
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Online says the parking is validated for two hours which is invalid. You still have to pay $11. It was sprinkling and we had to sit outside even though we had made a reservation.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The ambiance is nice, the decoration is beautiful, the drinks are good, the food is good, the price is pretty steep.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had a great time but it’s so dimly lit it’s almost too dark

N
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restaurant is near the Wiltern theater the atmosphere is quiteLovely. But the problem is they don’t open until 530 so you were very rushed eating to get to the theater on time. I strongly suggest that since most of the people in the restaurant we’re going to the event that they consider opening at five or even 445 to accommodate that audience. The food was amazing and they did try to help us but we only had 20 minutes to eat.

m
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Way too loud at brunch... I love the place but it is a choice between the space vs. being able to hear each other. Avocado toast was GREAT..We liked some of the dishes better than others.

WC
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

They have a nice location and beautiful restaurant, but they need some upgrades. Better descriptions of what is in the food. The server had no idea what was gluten free and diary free. If you are not training your staff you need to just have GF menu and what is vegan on the menu. How about teach them how to open a bottle of wine? If you are going to buy a $100 bottle of wine teach them how to cut the foil and properly open a bottle. These are basic skills you have to make sure your employees know how to do. Lastly, your communal table is pushed so close to the wall you can't get out. If you have to go by 15 people to get out give us enough room to do that without having to say excuse me and get them to move their chair up. It is just a bad design. The people that run this restaurant need to eat in it and fix this one.

MV
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food....wonderful atmosphere..... would definitely come here again and would definitely recommend

RC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The amount of food is less, the distance between tables can be wider.

RF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a fabulous staff and great twist on traditional food like Niçoise salad! Want to highly recommend this restaurant but don’t want not to be able to get a seat! 😍❤️

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It's a nice place to visit in K town. I didn't expect there are so many people despite it's the Superbowl Sunday...

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The reservation was for outside seating, the app stated indoor was full. I left a note saying if jndoor seats became available id like to sit indoors. Upon arriving i provided my name and was seated indoor right away. The service was pretty good and the food and drinks and the ambience was great. 4.5 stars

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Dinner before a performance at the Wiltern. Perfect spot for a lovely dinner.

MH
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly enjoyed this restaurant. My wife were there for a date night. Everything from the hostess, wait staff to meeting the food and drink manager was truly exceptional. I really did appreciate meeting with the food and drink manager and enjoyed his recommendations for desserts.

m
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had a nice obeisance. The food was wonderful. Lots of unique offerings .
The service was very good.
Defiantly recommenced this restaurant for all occasions

s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great location and atmosphere, but sadly, the food did not hit the mark. I would only order the kale salad again, the 3 other dishes we would pass on. The sandwich of wild mushrooms had more of a frozen pizza flavor. It just didn't work. If they make some changes, I would be back. I loved the space.

l
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved having dinner here! Their DineLA menu was incredible. Lots of different tastes all paired together in a great format of a couple of family style dishes with each person allowed to choose an additional item. It was a generous amount of food for two people at a great price. I texted friends to check it out after we left. The only downside is that it can get loud, but that can't really be changed. My date and I had to repeat ourselves a lot. We did feel slightly mislead because initially I didn't realize this was a DineLA option. I saw an ad on instagram for their hibachi lobster and the ad featured a plate with a full lobster tail cut into two halves. When that dish arrived it was only a bit of pasta with half a lobster tail.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Slow to be seated and food and drinks were not that good. Server was nice. Ambiance was nice.

r
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is outstanding. a few starts and stops on food delivery timing such that dinner took a little longer than ideal but it is a great space, all the staff are great, and

the food is outstanding.

OT
Italy
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic menu. Had the duck and Risotto dishes. Great drinks. Also, it’s in a greenhouse. Great date spot.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Too many people kept coming over to ask if everything was okay -it got annoying
We were b not guest in hotel yet there was a resort fee added to bill in addition to tax on it and some other hotel fee. Really??? And then health care charge too!

ME
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome dine LA menu. Food was amazing! The charcoal marg was the best

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious, the restaurant was beautiful and the portions/quality matched the prices. However I noticed the service was subpar. I noticed a table next to ours was overcharged on their bill, because our waiter (or anyone else for that matter) didn’t ask how our food was I was left without a spoon for my soup, and our waiter charged us four dollars for a soda water with lime. The soda water up charge left a bad taste after a delicious meal.