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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
It was dead.
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
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!
Good place for meeting for lunch.
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.
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.
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.
Too expensive. Limited menu. Food just ok. Not busy at 8pm on Saturday night. Management needs to rethink what they are doing here.
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.
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.
The glasses of wine were small. The food is overpriced. The cocktail was the best part of the meal. The food was lukewarm
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.
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).
Food, drinks and ambiance were amazing. Our server Melissa was incredible as well. Will definitely be back!
Beautiful restaurant, fantastic service and an overall elegant dining experience. We will be back!
Awesome avocado toast. Great (but pricey) drinks.
I like it!
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.
AC wasn’t working and very hot inside.
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.
Our waitress Chris is always fantastic! Great cocktails and consistently good food. Love that this is in our neighborhood.
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!
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.
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.
Love this place - so easy - lovely service and food and a cool chilled vibe
Very pretty interior. Not too crowded or noisy for dinner. Pretty outdoor patio but frankly I found the food just okay.
It was good!
Bathrooms were out of service. Which is odd for a restaurant to be open with them down
The food was delicious, but my dish could have used an extra scallop or two. Good service.
Excellent food and great service. Highly recommend it.
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.
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
This place never disappoints! Get the burger!!!!!!
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!
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.