Openaire

4.3
105 reviews
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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.

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4.3
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4.6
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing, however the service wasn't the best. Food took a little longer and drinks as well. Although we were offered a complimentary mimosa due to the wait of our other drinks. Food was tasty, and okay priced for what it was. I would still recommend this to people.

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SH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. The restaurant was absolutely stunning and the food was incredible. This might be my new favorite spot, I will definitely be returning.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Horrific service

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GR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

I was so excited to finally go to Openaire. The Ambieance looks really cool in a hip part of Ktown. I liked the convenience of booking online because when I have called, the phone just rings without answer, so online booking is a much better choice. Liked the music and ambiance. You get 5 stars on coffee and drinks, but the service was poor and the food mediocre. I order the Bulgogi Hash which was presented nicely but the taste was horrible. Didn't even finished 1/3 of my plate since it was way too salty, too many condiments, maybe to add flavor but taste too salty and my girlfriend ordered the Maine lobster club sandwich which the mayo was too bitter. Overall it was a disappointment since the decor and ambiance is beautiful and should be a place where people would love to want to go. I would recommend the place for coffee and drinks but not food.

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CH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Cool space, but boring / Same-Old New American Fare that looked good, tasted uninspiring, and cost a lot. If you're looking to see/be seen, then just go for the bar and skip the $70+ per person tab.

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m
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful environment and great food

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EW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was delicious my partner and I went to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. We attended brunch and did the 55 deal with the cart, entree and bottomless cocktails. When we first arrived we were seated outside because I had requested it, but the table available outside was whack. My boyfriend and I decided to sit inside on the communal table. I feel like the host should have done a better job at reserving a nice table for us. Upon seating we waited at least 10 minutes to be greeted drinks were an extra 15 as well as the cart that goes around with goodies. We just waited to long for service and it was not even busy!

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JS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Openaire is the perfect place to be on a nice and sunny day.
The ambiance is great and the food was delicious.
Drinks were tasteful a perfect match with an outdoor view.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my friend’s birthday brunch. I was drawn in by the photo opportunities and was pleasantly surprised to find out that the food and service was great as well! Will be back soon!

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e
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Great breakfast! Nice oasis in the city.

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A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful went with girlfriends.

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L
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We went for dinner on a Saturday night and the food was amazing and the restaurant is beautiful. However, the first thing we noticed was how crazy loud it was. It was only 6:30 at night so it wasn't like a bunch of people were in the bar or anything. We also made a reservations and were given a table at the front door and was freezing. Every time the door opened -- we knew.

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LL
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is nice and the ambiance is amazing, but you have to valet at the Line hotel and it’s 13.50. Add that to your already $150 bill if for two people. The waitress was extremely friendly and sweet, but I didn’t care for the European style seating. Overall good experience. The food was delicious but I really needed salt .

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WE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our anniversary here and they took complete care of us. We stay at the Line hotel every year for our anniversary and we went down to the bar for cocktails the night we arrived. The restaurant used to be the commissary but we wanted to give the new place a shot. Of course we had delicious drinks and started chatting with the bartenders. We told them our story and how we had reservations the following night before catching a concert at the Wiltern Theater down the street.
We showed up and were seated pretty quickly. I was waiting for my date to come down from the room and when she showed up they gave us champagne and toasted our anniversary. The wait staff was very knowledgeable about their menu and offered up their favorites and what would pair with our after champagne cocktails. Everything was perfect and we have found our new spot in something familiar for years to come. Thank you so much Chef and thank you Openaire.

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RC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

No attention to service, food served cold, dining area is loud and cold.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and vibes

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ID
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Whether you are into communal dining, drinks at a bar, lounging or regular seating, you will find all this and more here. The main seating area is in what could be called a glass-enclosed conservatory. The food is excellent and the wait staff knowledgeable about the food and cocktails and willing to provide suggestions to suit all manner of mood and desire. Highly recommend and was impressed that 4% was added on to accommodate a health plan for the staff.

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CS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very noisy

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SK
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful location, subpar food but location is gorgeous. Would expect better food value for money though.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday brunch for my friend Rachel

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

We were told to wait 20-25 min for a table, and didn't ultimately get seated for another 45 min. Poor communication from the staff and I honestly wouldn't have waited 50 min for lunch.
Food was ok. Beautiful presentation but way overpriced. My friend got a dish that was a glorified salad with some seared tuna on top for $22

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VJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall, Openaire was pretty tasty. We have issues at the beginning with our hostess never seating us and me having to remind her that we were still waiting (even with a reservation made). Once we were finally seated, the service was extremely slow having to wait on our waitress to address us, then wait over 15 minutes for drinks. Finally we got a new waiter and he was much better. Our experience wasn't terrible, but the negatives definitely stuck out to our table. There are too many great restaurants in LA to not pay attention to the small details. People will go elsewhere if you're not up to par.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, to say the least

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E
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, but the portions were too small for my liking.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The food was average. For what was spent here, I wouldn’t recommend.

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J
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Innovative but very accessible food from Chef Josiah Citrin that compliments his successes at his restaurants Melisse and Charcoal Venice. Every dish was great- especially the tagliatelle to share for the table. Shout out to our super professional and appealing waiter. The space itself is a fashioned as a romantic hothouse. Highly recommend.

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m
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

more from the mind to mouth, from Citrin's inventive culinary brain to our bodies, passing through those sensory buds that make us happy and want to return.

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K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Had good experiences with dinner and brunch there, but was very diappointed with the lunch. Had banh mi, but baquette crust was not crispy. Club sandwich was ok, but not special. Cobb salad tasted like club sandwich and did not like the dressing at all. Only good dish was the burrata and asian pairs. What a pity because the space is perfect for lunch.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cousins birthday

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HD
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It's a beautiful restaurant, the buffet cart has very small portion and doesn't come around often enough and a few times some of the food was missing.
The service was excellent and very courteous, it was very noisy inside, as we left we regretted not eating outside, it was also a bit cold inside.
Overall, nice experience and will come back

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h
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was so nice from beginning to end and the food equally as good. Almost perfect amount ordered, attentive staff.I love this place and its ambience just the right vibe, not pretentious.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Went there for brunch. The atmosphere was great but for $200 split between 3 people both the food and the drinks could have been better. The service was excellent.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Birthday dinner

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A
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I came for dinner during Winter 2019 Dine LA and was blown away by the tasting menu. Served family style, some of the restaurant's best dishes were served with your choice of salad and sides. I had never been to Commissary, so I can't say whether they made changes to the restaurant's setup and decor. That said, the poolside venue is stylish and chic and would probably be ideal for Sunday brunch.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cute restaurant with delicious food and drinks! Perfect for a special occasion or everyday dining!

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C
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I had been wanting to go to Commissary - didn't realize it was the same restaurant design, but a new name and chef! Oh! Suprise!
Probably would have been lovely - but we were there on a Sunday morning and didn't know there is only a $40 prix fixe Brunch menu, no option of small bites. Had we known, we probably wouldn't have come with the in-laws. Dishes sounded and looked tasty, drinks were interesting and not too pricey.
We came right during the brunch rush (1:30pm) and service was a little slow, albeit nice, so we excused ourselves and will try to come back again.
...just probably not during brunch...

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RQ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff. Food was not the best but still very tasty.
I think for value, it's a little overpriced.
But overall a good experience!!

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LJ
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

This was a fun outing for us! Before coming here I was told my a friend that the food was pretty good, that they had amazing cocktails, but their service wasn't the best. That was exactly our experience too. The food was really great, but a little pricey. The cocktails were totally amazing. But the service really lagged! Our servers were perfectly nice. But they seemed a little disorganized, we didn't get everything we ordered and often times our food was pretty delayed. They seemed to have plenty of staff, so we didn't understand the lack of attentiveness.

I would definitely come here again, if I had some money to spend and some time on my hands.

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LL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josiah Citrin gave us 20 great years at Melisse. Now he brings us Openaire.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious but the options were selective and a bit pricey. But the space is so so so beautiful

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