Paley.

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573 reviews
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Paley. is an all-day dining destination inspired by the classic gathering spots of old Hollywood and named in celebration of the artistic and innovative era shaped by Columbia Broadcasting System (C.B.S.) C.E.O. and progressive visionary William S. Paley. The Plan Do See culinary team serves a menu of dynamic and modern California cuisine with influences from L.A.’s multicultural heritage. Paley. features distinct interior dining areas including an elegant bar with lounge seating, an intimate dining area at the core and a chef’s counter and table overlooking the open kitchen in addition to an expansive outdoor patio, perfect for al fresco dining or an afternoon cocktail. The last food order for dinner service is at 9pm.

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AF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The hostess began our experience horribly. We arrived 15 minutes early, there were 60% of the tables open (including the one we were sat at) yet the hostess asked us to have a seat in the waiting area. She then stood with our menus for 2 full minutes waiting until the clock reached 7:30 on the dot, walked over and asked if we would like to be seated, and sat us at the table that had been opened since we walked in.
Our waitress was very kind, once we met her after 10 minutes of waiting on any one to stop and take our drink order. The food was average and the milkshake was HORRIBLE, tasted like water and powder mix. All of this for a $250 dinner, which is fine when the service and food matches. extremely disappointed, they need a serious change in management.

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AW
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Had a rez for Saturday night (7/5) at 7:30 pm and upon arriving we were informed we would have to order quickly as they were closing early due to business being slow. Drinks were good, service was not and the food was bland to bad. Ordered the mac & cheese without the lobster and low and behold it came with a large lobster on top! The steak was fatty and not flavorable, and the salads were bland and tasteless. The Wagyu burger and tots were the only food items worth mentioning. Our less than favorable experience along with the 7.1 earthquake that hit at 8:19 pm, we were definitely ready to bolt from this place!

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j
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

It was dead.

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AW
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I really wanted to love this place. It was beautiful inside, but it left something to be desired. The service wasn’t very warm and i felt a little lost on where to be. It felt a bit like the staff wished we weren’t there, which is silly because it was a group of industry people who tip well and have manners. We maybe didn’t look wealthy enough to the staff or something so they sort of ignored our presence. Poor choice on there part, they missed out on a lot of sales by ignoring our group and making it hard to get another round

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t
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to the great bartenders who made sure we got happy hour pricing right before 7 pm and accommodated some order/drink changes as well!

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B
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Good place for meeting for lunch.

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C
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first time to this venue. It was fun, the food was very good and service was fine. We enjoyed ourselves and would go back again.

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SH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

They are incapable of cooking salmon well done. So if you’re pregnant, don’t get it. Other than that, it’s always a nice time.

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C
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and wonderful service. Went here before a show and we loved it. Drinks were a bit slow to get to us, but otherwise service was great.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Too expensive. Limited menu. Food just ok. Not busy at 8pm on Saturday night. Management needs to rethink what they are doing here.

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OT
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Very average. Went pre-theater. The bartenders were quite good and friendly. Wait service was good but nothing extraordinary. The meal was average - also a bit cold. We didn't have a ton of time before a show so I decided not to complain. The manager stopped by to check in which was a nice touch. With some many choices nearby, there is nothing compelling for me to go back.

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

No, the food was overpriced, the burger was overdone. Took forever. You can get the same meal for the half the price at Granville. Go to Granville.

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OT
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The glasses of wine were small. The food is overpriced. The cocktail was the best part of the meal. The food was lukewarm

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H
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was terrible - the waiters were flustered because it was a Friday night and many people came to dine before a show at the Palladium, right across the street. Would expect them to prepare for such things. Food was mediocre at best. They had a “seafood boil for 2” that was lackluster at best and didn’t make me feel great after. Cocktails are expensive and not terribly strong. We spent over $200 for 3 people SHARING plates and did not leave satisfied.

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KL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the potions are large. Great drinks, friendly service and cool vibe. Brussels sprouts are amazing! Walking distance to Pantages (a few blocks, but totally do able).

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J
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks and ambiance were amazing. Our server Melissa was incredible as well. Will definitely be back!

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B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, fantastic service and an overall elegant dining experience. We will be back!

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M
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome avocado toast. Great (but pricey) drinks.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I like it!

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SG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So glad we chose this location for our Saturday night dinner! The food as amazing, staff was great answered all of our questions and checked to see if the kitchen could make special accommodations and they did. Will definitely come back to dine at Paley.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 1

AC wasn’t working and very hot inside.

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M
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised. This place is kind of hidden in the Viacom complex. Pricy, but the food is good. My only complaint is they mixed up the temperature of our steaks.

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T
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Chris is always fantastic! Great cocktails and consistently good food. Love that this is in our neighborhood.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there before the Diana Ross show and had a short window to eat. The service was excellent and everyone went out of their way to get us served and our on time! The drinks were excellent, my favorite is Last Call!

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l
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Meh. Burger was good. The waiter was strange. We Said we needed more of our wine and all he did was push the wine bucket closer to us. Then walked by about 10 times never asked us how our food was. On the flipside we did ask for a few things from another waitress there and she was very nice.

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BS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit. Great food both times, but on both visits we felt they poured short glasses of wine. They were glad to top the glasses up, but we still had to ask. Then surprisingly, after asking us if this was a special occasion and we said yes, it was a birthday, they charged us for the slice of cheesecake we ordered that they put a candle on. They might do best to remember it’s the hospitality that makes restaurants ones to return to.

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MS
London
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place - so easy - lovely service and food and a cool chilled vibe

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MH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Very pretty interior. Not too crowded or noisy for dinner. Pretty outdoor patio but frankly I found the food just okay.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Bathrooms were out of service. Which is odd for a restaurant to be open with them down

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MK
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious, but my dish could have used an extra scallop or two. Good service.

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L
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. Highly recommend it.

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SJ
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very disappointed about the culled menu. We used to love going to Paley but this past visit found the menu very limiting, unimaginative and uninspired.

The food was okay, nothing stood out as exceptional.
The server was very nice but not all that attentive.

Paley.
Responded on March 21, 2019

Thank you for dining at Paley.! We always welcome any kind of feedback, as it is a proactive way to improve our restaurant. We did in fact make several changes to our dinner menu. My apologies none of our new options caught your eye! We enjoy exploring new items to keep our menu fun and exciting for returning guests, while maintaining our best-selling and signature dishes. We will keep your opinion in mind as we consider our next menu change. Once again, thank you for you feedback

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m
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints! Get the burger!!!!!!

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SM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The Chef is a true visionary. I rate the food lower, however because I have a severe allergy to beef and pork and there was literally only one item on the main menu I could have without risking cross contamination. Even with all of the seafood and the sushi on the menu, I was severely limited in my options even with making a reservation well in advance of opening that noted my allergies.

Otherwise, it was a delightful experience!

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A
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good but not great, Paley delivers decent food in a terrific location. If your meeting up with a friend and food is not the focus, it’s a very good choice.

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N
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

The food was not good. The menu is all over the place and nothing stands out. Won’t be back until I hear they’ve revamped the menu. Disappointed.

Paley.
Responded on February 26, 2019

Good afternoon! Thank you for dining at Paley., and thank you for your honest feedback! We are in fact changing our menu up quite a bit, so hopefully we will see you in soon for another try. Again, thank you for your constructive feedback. We appreciate your patronage! Katie Maggart Senior Host

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B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Julie was our server she was a 10
Knows her product
Food was great
Speed great
Drink specials 👍🏼

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j
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Im a ones every two weeks customer and will never go back to Paley again do to i left my wallet in the car so i paid 400, the bill was 350 and they told me no change. And after 3 people came by and keep asking can i take the money. 1st if they dont have change? They should get change from somewhere or wait until i give them correct change. I been treat it like going to fastfood store

Paley.
Responded on February 26, 2019

Good afternoon, James! Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We appreciate your consistent patronage, and I sincerely apologize for your negative experience. I'm happy to admit we were not prepared in this situation, and will grow from this particular mistake. Once again, thank you for making us aware of your experience. I understand your hesitancy to return to Paley., but I sincerely hope to see you dine again at our restaurant! All the best, Katie Maggart Senior Host

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was not great. The oysters had chards of oyster shell in them. I told the waitress that. They didn't remove them off of my bill as a courtesy.

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