Permanently Closed - Plan Check Kitchen + Bar

3.5
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58 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Burgers

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Plan Check Kitchen + Bar has multiple neighborhood restaurants located in Los Angeles, serving modern American comfort food in a small plate format along with unique cocktails, premium whiskeys and craft beers. The Plan Check name and brand stem from the first location, adjacent to the Building and Safety Department, where hundreds of Architects, Developers, Designers and Engineers flock daily to get plans reviewed for permitting. It embodies the architectural/creative lifestyle and the culture that surrounds it, effortlessly blending vintage architectural office elements with industrial pieces, rich materials and a warm atmosphere. Plan Check Kitchen + Bar is also the home of Ketchup Leather™. This innovative square of deliciousness makes the Plan Check signature burger unique--not only does it add great flavor, it also prevents the burger buns from getting soggy! One might never think about ketchup the same way again.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Burgers, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Mon 5:00 am–5:15 am
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Phone number
(310) 857-1364
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
For private events, please visit www.plancheck.com or email us at events@plancheck.com or call (213) 674-0341.
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Catering
For catering your special events, please visit www.plancheck.com or email us at catering@plancheck.com or call (213) 674-0341.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ocean Ave. and Santa Monica Blvd. (facing Santa Monica Blvd)
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Parking details
Valet parking on Ocean Avenue or lots of structure parking where the first 90 minutes are free on 2nd Street.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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3.5based on recent ratings
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3.3
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3.3
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50% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We showed up for our reservation - and the restaurant is no longer open. They need to be removed from OpenTable.

BY
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not like it used to be. Seems like cutting costs means getting different quality meat. Just another burger joint now unfortunately

AU
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with their own distinct version on common cuisine. Their Vege-burger and sweet potato fries were yummy.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Kitchen was closed. All window were open @8:30pm so it was very windy and cold inside. Staff was rude.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was great and food was quality. Great experience even tho they wouldnt give me shrimp and grits at 5pm.😥

JS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not worth checking out this place. Too dirty aka greasy

LR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. Mimosas were flowing never empty. I love this place and will definitely come back !!

Y
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We sat outdoors which was pleasant and less noisy.
Food was good, server was attentive and helpful. Dessert was limited to one item but it was good, unable to get coffee because there was some issue with the coffee maker. This is a good casual place very well located, close to the beach and pier.

CO
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous burgers and chicken sandwiches. We liked it so much we’re going again for dinner!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Drinks service was slow, bar staff were too busy on phones and chatting to deliver drink sitting on the bar. Went to the LA location in March when travelled to the USA and was very excited to return. Massively disappointed with this one and will probably not return on any future trips. Also the marshmallow sauce has been cut off the menu so that was a let down.

JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great spot

good food, good vibes, good layout, good everything. just a little pricey even on 'happy hour'

V
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was average. The place was way too noisy and there was only one bathroom for men and one for women. There was always a queue.

MR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a buddy that had never been to Plan Check. It was Father's Day and he needed a good meal since his loved ones weren't in town to celebrate him. Plan Check was the perfect spot; patio dining, epic cocktails and burgers that he's still talking about. Seriously, the guy texted me 2 days after eating that he kept thinking about the Plan Check Burger.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible place to visit for so many reasons:
1. Meat in the PCB burger was not evenly cooked
2. $7 order of simple fries were super salty and a big disappointment. How can a burger place not get this right.?!? Anyways, there’s more to come...keep reading
3. Waiter was obviously not happy working here. He was monotonous, kept going back to his phone kept in the bar area. The waiter only came once to take the order (food delivery was done by another person). And the waiter never came to check up asking if we needed any additional items, refills, etc.
4. In the middle of the meal, we were asked by another employee to switch tables so they can accommodate a larger party next to us. yes, in the middle of the meal
5. Also, we were asked TWO additional times to get up from our seats because the staff were using the seats on the booth for storage and would need to access supplies from underneath
6. Food is overpriced for the quality, taste, and service
7. To get the check, I had to get the attention of the waiter again because he refused to check up on the table

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Get the plan check burger, it's phenomenal!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Trendy place with outdoor seating. Fun vibe and good food.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very loud but the food was great.

CC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I have dined at Plan Check twice now. The first time I went with friends and we had a lovely time and enjoyed all the food and bottomless mimosas. The second time I went I did not enjoy it as much as the first experience I had. The food seemed to have changed either recipes or just the quality. They use too much hollandaise sauce as a staple of their plates for brunch. The staff could be more friendly, the waiter I had both times seemed stern and would disappear whenever we needed something but I do enjoy the overall atmosphere and want to see this restaurant do well!

AG
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I was kind of grossed out. Bar food. waited for a long time before we were helped. I'd pass.

K
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I had heard great reviews about this place and was really excited about going. From the moment I got there the service was absolutely terrible:
1. The hostess was unfriendly
2. Other parties were seated after us and had their order taken, BEFORE we even got greeted by our waiter. We had to go to the bar to place our food and drink order.
3. Waiters were drinking alcohol behind the bar.

I will say this, the food was very delicious, and I would return to this establishment had the service been even slightly better. There was a bartender that worked that evening that was really friendly and ended up turning the night around.

d
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was really good, especially the waffle and waffle fries. We would definitely be back. My only problem was that ALL of their heaters ran out of propane. Sitting on the patio in the shade was quite chilly for us.

E
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This place DOES NOT take reservations, so I found it irritating that I was able to make a rez on line but they said they don't take rez. Food was good and quite ample. I had a watermelon paloma that was PEPPERY which was okay, not expecting it though.

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect location to have a meaningful discussion while enjoying great cocktails and delicious food. Highly recommend the ‘tropic thunder’ and ‘southern fry’

C
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I didn’t expect Plan Check to be as sports barish as it was. But the food was good and the staff was friendly and attentive.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Hostess sat our party at a table too small, with food and condiments still on the chair and table from previous party. They were out of coke and served diet with out letting us know of the required change, then never checked in with us as we are. Pretty bad experience. I wouldn’t be back.

MC
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent, professional and very courteous service.

HS
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

One of the worst dining experiences ever. They ran out of a few food items, glasses for water. Terrible service, the food came out cold and greasy.

Don’t go!

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

My girl friend and I went here for brunch on St Patrick’s Day. Our waiter was not friendly. His service was very slow. It was like he didn’t want to be bothered with the restaurant guests. I ordered the bottomless mimosas and my friend got the bottomless bloody Mary’s boy of which are $19. My mimosa tased like orange juice with a dash of sprite. My friends bloody mary was like tomato juice and water. We told the waiter to only charge us for single drinks instead of bottomless. He took forever to take our food order. We both ordered the chilaquiles, mine with chorizo and hers with no meat added (she’s a pescatarian). When we were served he added chicken to hers. So we had to send it back and get a new one. The chorizo was like a weird paste, there were no real chunks of meat. And both of our dishes were covered in a tangy green salsa that was very cheep. Both dishes were very greasy. The crab dip we ordered was so fishy and weird. Like they put artificial seafood flavoring. We only had a couple of bites, then asked for the check and went somewhere else. I would not recommend this place and I will not go again.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our waiter was very kind and attentive but the service was really slow. Took us about 40 minutes to get one drink.

J
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot, great food.

DI
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

It was like they gave up and management went home. It used to be a high end burger place but tonight there was no flavor. And no coke. Who runs out of coke at 6:30? I was embarrassed to take my out of town guests there.

AE
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Was great! Love the chicken sandwich. Went for a casual date night and had no problem getting in.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I think there was only one waitress working in the entire restaurant. It took her 45 minutes to take our order and give us water. The food was okay. The burger was not worth $18 - it tasted like something from Carl's Jr. What happened to the Nashville hotfish sandwich?

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

overpriced, bad service, misleading menu

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Terrible service,bad attitude

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LA
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Don't advertise super bowl specials if you're not equipped to show the super bowl! The volume didn't work, the two TVs were on a delay... we went there specifically bc of marketing emails to come watch the game and were very disappointed they weren't set up to do so. Also, the service was slow and there were mistakes all night. I do have to admit the food is good if you want upscale, bar food. Sweet potato waffle fries are awesome as is the PCP burger.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Second time at Plan Check and loved it! The ketchup leather makes the already extraordinary burger all the better.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!!!!

HK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plan check was great. We caught the tail end of their happy hour. The pie and thigh was the best!