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About Orchid Bar Kitchen

fresh market cuisine | classically inspired cocktails | small production wines | rotating craft beers on tap

We are located inside the O Hotel

819 S. Flower
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

Cross Street:
W 8th St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 784-3048

Website:
http://www.barandkitchenla.com/

Entertainment:
Coming soon

Catering:
Inquire

Parking Details:
Parking garage is located directly South of the restaurant but is not affiliated with the hotel or Bar|Kitchen.

Public Transit:
Bar|Kitchen is located in the Financial District, which is served by the Metro Rail Red Line and Blue Line, with the 7th St/Metro Center (LACMTA station) as the primary station.

Executive Chef:
Vahan Tokmadjian

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Inquire

Orchid Bar Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (2)
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Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
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Comfort Food (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Authentic (1)
Casual (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The perfect place to go on a date if you have NO interest in hearing anything your date has to say. The music is so loud you would expect people to be dancing instead of dining. I am afraid the noise level will prevent me from going back.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

My fiancé and I brought our parents here for dinner. We had our first date here and also celebrated an anniversary here. Loved the ambiance and vibe. What was cool, was the fact we had the place to ourselves. Our waitress was great, and the food was delicious. We come for the shrimp and grits. So bomb!! I definitely recommend this place! Thanks for the awesome service!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Short rib ravioli with butternut squash was one of the best dishes I’ve had in my entire life.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service was poor, considering the cost of the meal. Wait staff forgot to deliver an entree and after two reminders, it came after several guests were finished with their meal. Staff dropped a fork on my jacket, leaving a large oil stain:(

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We were Four. We choose to order small plates and share. The Mac n Cheese and the Swiss chard gratin were excellent. The asparagus and burreta and the shishito peppers were very good. The octopus was OK. we each also had soup that was very good. Lentil soup and cauliflower soup.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Stopped in before the game, was looking for something away from the hustle and bustle of Staples Center. So glad we found this place. Food was delicious. would go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Service was great and the food was good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Not many food options.atmosphere and service was good

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Had the steak and arugula salad that had a delightful citrus-mustard dressing. A large piece of steak was cut up and then grilled, turning it into crispy huge nuggets of tasty steak. The turkey sandwich was no ordinary one, with its crunchy fresh bun/brioche, flavorful shaved turkey meat, guacamole, lettuce and baby tomatoes.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The dessert was sensational. I don't usually like bread pudding, but on the recommendation of our server, I'm so happy I tasted it. It's the reason I'd come back. However, the service was a bit spotty. My date had a cappuccino and had to ask 3 people for sugar. The dinner was alright, but the dessert made the night.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

The dine LA menu was good but the service was what really stood out. The bartender and server really tried to go above and beyond!

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 27, 2017

I went to Orchid for Dine LA. My friends and have been doing fine

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Amazing food, and the service was extraordinary.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Cool little spot on the street next to the O Hotel. Had a FANTASTIC steak here and an excellent chicken dish. Good wine too!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Good ambiance. Good food.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Great food and service !!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 12, 2017

This was a very nice surprise. Nice location (but needs parking), very good food and excellent service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Amazing food and beer selection. Happy hour was great. Anywhere that does bone marrow well is a good bet, but they delivered on all accounts. Great place,

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great little gem!!! Small but terrific menu and our cocktails were perfect. Mike, our server was great. We will be going back!!!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 21, 2017

I loved the physical restaurant (especially the ambiance at the bar). Small and personal, pleasant with good energy. Unfortunately I was very unimpressed with the food, which is probably why I hadn't heard about it when it is only 2 blocks from me. We arrived and our waiter, Jason seemed very eager to please and very nice. In fact, I cant really find much negatives to Jason with exception that in a restaurant that only had 3 tables the entire evening with 2 waiters, not once did he pour our wine for us with exception of the first pour when he uncorked, the rest of the evening we were left to serve ourselves when the restaurant was completely empty and not much of a work-load.

So my review gets negative here. The lentil soup was good. My bone marrow was completely unbalanced in flavor with sweet over powering any flavor of the delicate bone marrow. Then I had the saffron with sausage spaghetti. There was no really flavor or essence of saffron and the sausage was bone dry, tough and flavorless. Although it wasn't terrible It wasn't worth finishing any of the dishes and both my friend and I left about 75% of our dishes.

All in all I would return here for drinks but never to dine.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The food was good but the waitress was a disaster. She seemed confused and actually left the restaurant mid-meal. We, along with most other patrons had to chase down the bartender for our checks. So, if you like self serve this is the place for you!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Wonderful to find such a great little restaurant in such a convenient location! Excellent service, interesting menu and an overall really good meal!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

My boyfriend and I came here to have dinner for New Year's Eve and we had been here before for dinner. We were trying to find a place that wasn't to chaotic. I made the reservation on Open Table. Come to find out they were not accepting reservations for that evening. However the Manager - Ruben was more than accommodating. He said the kitchen was closed but gave us a good price for the New Year's special which included champagne and all you can eat appetizers. The appetizers were very good. I give stars to Ruben and a thumbs down to Open Table because he mentioned that he submitted the request to Open Table that they were not open for dinner reservations after a certain time for New Years. Thank you Ruben for saving the day!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

the food was amazing and the host/manager was sooo nice and let us eat on nye even tho it was closed off for the night!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Went here on NYE and it was such a great experience. Great food, outstanding service, and an overall great time! Will definitely be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Took my reservation for six only to find the restaurant closed! Not so handy.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2016

This used to be a good place for food. We ordered 2 pasta plates and they were both either under cooked and lacked any flavor. At the prices, you have alot of other choices in DTLA. I used to love this place and would bring my clients

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2016

We arrived for lunch and were told that there was an emergency in the kitchen that they were working to resolve. We had a reservation, and really didn't want to go searching for another option on a Friday. We were asked if we could wait 5 minutes or so. Glad we did. I've been many times, but my three coworkers had not. There had been a smoke issue, that was barely noticeable in the dining area. The staff was attentive as always. There wasn't any delay at all, really. I had raved about the Shrimp Grits so much that everyone ordered it. It never has disappointed. Excellent as always. I also like the redesign of the space, pulling the bar to the front. Although there was a certain guilty pleasure to having it in the back under low light....Thanks again, B+K!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Service was a little spotty and somewhat overly familiar but very friendly. I think this was because it was being partially covered by the bartender during the lunch hour. Food was not quite up to expectations. The shrimp and grits was great, the buratta was OK, but the other two options were so unremarkable I can't even remember what they were two days later. This is part of the O Hotel which is a cute little boutique hotel in not such a great location. I imagine the happy hour is good. Kind of a cool vibe about the place. I would definitely go back for that.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 5, 2016

I would love to come back. I came with my girlfriend for dinner. The shrimp and grits were my absolute favorite. The grilled octopus might have been the best octopus I've ever had. The mac and cheese was also really good, just maybe a little too much jalapeno. The raviolli was also good. Pretty much my only real complaint is that it might have been slightly overpriced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 2, 2016

Good service and food for the price. Great bar drinks and waitress was very accommodating in allowing my dining partner to taste a couple wines before deciding what the best choice was. Only criticism is that they only had one dessert choice.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 31, 2016

My wife and I were attending a concert that night at the Microsoft Theater. I chose Bar and Kitchen because the ambiance appeared romantic & intimate, with interesting food choices. We were not disappointed. I highly recommend this neighborhood gem, their parmesan truffled tater tots, Korean pork belly tacos, and Shrimp and grits with housemade chorizo!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Terribly disappointed. The service was remarkably stoic faced and uninviting and the food was uneven...from just OK to awful.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Unfortunately, I think there was a change in the menu or we were on the cusp of a new menu coming out, so 3 items we tried to order were no longer available - while I may get that, 3 is a bit much and in my opinion shows a lack of professionalism in the kitchen. I got the steak frittes, asked for it medium rare and got parts medium and medium well. The fries were the end of deep fryer and not hot. Overall, not worth the price given how many other restaurants are out there within the same range with a much more interesting menu and tasty options.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on April 29, 2016

Nice, somewhat eclectic place. Food is very good. Service could be a bit more attentive. Bar was crowded, but restaurant was not terribly busy on the night we were there, so my expectations of the service should have been easily met. In spite of that one drawback, I would go back and would recommend.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 24, 2016

My girlfriends and I loved it here. The Happy Hour Red Wine was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on April 18, 2016

Service is incredibly friendly here. The restaurant is super cute. Great happy hour! Food was deliciousss.. you HAVE to get the mac n cheese. I'll def be going back to hit up the HH!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 11, 2016

I was looking for a place near Staples that I had not tried. Great surprise find. The space is very attractive in a modern way. The noise level was moderate, easy to talk. The waitress was fine. The asparagus salad was quite good, though more of the title food would have made it a 5. I had shrimp and grits: plump properly cooked shrimp is a tangy but sour suace. It might not be to everyone's taste. The wine was reasonably priced. I'd go back in a heart beat.
Note: I rarely give a restaurant an overall 5; my 4 is most people's 5.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 5, 2016

Nice space, good service, good food. Nothing spectacular but a very nice meal. Mark was very nice and kept up well on a very busy night. Very noisy.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 23, 2016

Very cute spot with tasty food. The lunch menu is not huge but has good variety. Service was good. Quite enjoyable lunch!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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