Paley.

4.3
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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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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very overpriced for what it is.

EB
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor patio is lovely and everything we had was amazing. Especially in love with the curry Brussels sprouts!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Our experience here was subpar. The food was sent back to the kitchen twice and both times both chicken and fish dishes were raw. Ambiance is great but kitchen needs a new chef

AC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Eating outside on the patio was lovely, and our waitress was great too, but the food was just okay. I had the hamachi and the watermelon and cucumber salad. Both were fine, but not worth what I paid for them. The menu I saw online looked amazing, but the one put down in front of me at the table was much less inspired. Where did all those great-looking dishes go? It seems they've scaled back and if so, that's disappointing.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Horrible service. Our waiter was great but service was snail-like slow from the minute we got in.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and the ambiance dining outside ! Also very beautiful inside ! Great server ! Only problem was they had a single bartender that couldn’t keep up w the drinks at 745 . So might want to suggest they have an additional bartender after 6 !? Wonderful experience !

JO
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service- I had the swordfish and it was perfect-

JL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t awful, we would probably give it a second chance. Our service was lacking in a lot of aspects, it took a while to get greeted, she wasn’t the most knowledgeable and didn’t write things down and then had to come back to double check about what drink I ordered. It took FOREVER for her to come by again once we got food and we were ready to leave for a long time before plates were cleared and we got a check. The food was fine, not great.

l
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful hip Restaurant. Great service. Food was delicious. Romantic date spot:)

SB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good but it was a Tuesday night so quiet

MS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

New chef. No mussels 😞

My coworker said wine pour was skimpy

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service is always incredibly slow. Whether empty or full, expect to wait... and wait

r
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The prices went up astronomically which might explain why the restaurant was mostly empty on a Friday evening. It's sad as there are few nice classy places to go in that part of town. Don't expect it to last long before it morphs into the next sports bar.

OT
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a GREAT surprise! The food, 5-star, the service was spectacular, ambience was fantastic... total thumbs up experience!!!

J
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for perfect table and great service. Really enjoyed the lunch menu and location and setting

C
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I usually dine at this restaurant 3 times per week. This visit included mediocre food, indifferent service and I was charged $3 for an ice cube. i spoke with both the server and the lunch manager, neither were interested in my comments and brushed me off. I had booked an additional dinner reservation for next week, but I cancelled after this unpleasant experience. I will take my business elsewhere. LA has many good restaurants with "less attitude".

D
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Love the decor and atmosphere. Had a very nice booth along back wall. Server was efficient, friendly and helpful. Food was alright, although nothing special. And price for what we got seemed high to me (or at least not great value for what I paid). Tater tots that were so highly encouraged tasted like the ones I get frozen at Trader Joes. We both had lunch salads which were OK but really nothing special. Tofu was fried, but served cold. Food came out way too fast and all at once, although we had not communicated any preference for slower delivery. Wine was excellent. Will I go back? Probably not. Too many other good choices with more interesting menu options.

L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food is overpriced and not tasty. The bartender didnt show a lot of interest in working and drinks are plain but the server was really professional instead. I was expecting more.

G
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Paley was a disappointment. I went for my birthday and was really looking forward to a great time. Unfortunately, the service was awful, and the food was not much better. The lobster mac and cheese was dry, and the lobster was low quality. The waiter had to be hunted down for bread and drinks. The 'birthday' dessert was almost insulting--half of scoop of medium-grade vanilla with a sad candle stuck in the top. Not at all what I expected from a 4 star restaurant. Uninspired and uninspiring.

GF
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is elegant. My salmon was perfectly done and everyone’s meals-scallops and filet-were delicious.

RB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very flavorful meal. Menu has something for everyone as does the wine menu. Staff is friendly and attentive. A bit disappointed with the baked Alaska but overall a well prepared meal. Certainly a restaurant to revisit.

BG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an entertainment business meeting for five. Everyone commented on how great the place was and that they would come back again.

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Service and ambiance were lovely, but food was lacking flavor.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DineLA menu: octopus, buratta salad, scallops, chocolate shake

f
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Paley has one of the best happy hours in town - goe's til 7 with great cocktails and wines! Food was stellar and of course, the design and atmosphere are next level. We were disappointed that we waited 40 minutes for our dessert, which then came out cold, but our server took care of it and knocked a bit off the bill. Do yourself a favor and check out the high-tech bathrooms! As a friend stated, "Paley is a lifestyle."

M
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing time with a group over a year ago. I decided to return for DineLA and I was impressed with the consistency in their customer service and quality of food. Every plate was delicious and our servers were exceptional in answering questions and ensuring that we were comfortable. Love Paley! Thank you for a superb experience.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Went in for Dine LA and was under impressed. We were passed by 10 times and overc5 mins to be greater. Our server seemed very fake and only stopped by 4 times the whole night. It took 2 hours for them to bring out 3 small dishes for us to enjoy. I believe a manager helped take our order, bring us drink refills and was very nice, we wished we could have tipped him. For that area and those prices, they need to tighten up service and food expectations.

c
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Their Dine LA offerings were quite good. It was necessary to be careful in using some of the ingredients presented with the courses as they could be a bit overwhelming - case in point the citrus peel with the scallops - the scallops were delicious but if you put too much peel with a forkful, the peel overwhelmed the scallop's more delicate flavor. The branzino was perfectly cooked, as was pretty much all the fish dishes and they have a small but well chosen wine list.

AF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

GR
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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!

j
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It was dead.

AW
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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

t
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

B
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good place for meeting for lunch.

C
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

SH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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.

C
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

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

OT
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.

JB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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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