Permanently Closed - Spoonfed | Bar Joe

4.6
54 Reviews
$30 and under
American
This restaurant is permanently closed. Spoonfed | Bar Joe is an all-day dining oasis in Hollywood’s Media District featuring modern American comfort style cuisine with a Midwest twist. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, guests can order at the café counter and dine al fresco on the expansive patios or opt for table service at Bar Joe where diners will find a more intimate dining space, featuring the restaurant's all day and full service menus alongside creative cocktails and modern mocktails.
Breakfast service begins daily at 7 a.m. and is served until close, with lunch and bar bite offerings available by 9 a.m. and served until close.
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4.4
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4.4
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4.7
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4.3
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ScottR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Horrible service. Bland food. Nice atmosphere but that's the only positive. Eat somewhere else.

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vipdhart
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was horrible but to be fair I think they were missing some of their staff. Food was good.

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vipChelsea
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my first time at this spot, and I booked it because it could accommodate our large weekend brunch group. I'm so glad I did! We sat outside on the shady patio where the temperature was perfect and the noise level was low. The service was EXCELLENT -- when we asked our server if it would be possible for us all to get separate checks, he said, verbatim, "Anything is possible." The food was delicious and reasonably priced, and the large and varied menu meant that everyone could find something to eat, even with varying dietary allergies and restrictions. Absolutely recommend!

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SoniaA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and team are so attentive and welcoming. They’ve brought back my hope in true customer service with quality care! The food is fresh, clean and health conscious and the space is perfect for a fast cas experience or a full on event!

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Tokyobound
Hawaii
36 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! And huge portions!!

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vipBryanSD
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Potential to be a great outing however service staff was too green and just left our group feeling forgotten. Food was very good. Wish the restaurant all the best!

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Lynxycat
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super chill, love the huge patio.
Great food, service, atmosphere. My new brunch spot

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AnitaP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, atmosphere. Wish I had not sat in table service area as is isolated corner. The food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food took a long time, but they graciously gave us fresh potato chips, and then desserts after the meal. Food was great

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Gabby
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We sat on the full service patio. It was quite enough to have a private conversation. A tad pricey. Staff was friendly. We did spent a lot of our meal swatting away some persistent flies.

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vipMichaelR
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean, airy, corporate-situated restaurant. Decent food, decent prices, cute space. Nothing special but not particularly crowded on the weekends. Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food but the service was very slow. It took the wait staff over 15 mins to collect order and they were not that busy. Food came out quickly and food was good overall. It took a long time to get the check. I recommend going when you have lots of time or sitting in the front patio where it is more self serve. It was dog friendly but the back patio is made of dirt/gravel and is very dusty for your pup.

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vipfoodiefan
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Armand was a super, duper hero of a server!! Friendly and very helpful on giving recommendations on what to order. Loved the patio! A perfect birthday brunch!

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vipGoodEats
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Wonderful ambiance. Great Service!

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SarahinLalaland
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff at spoonfed is fantastic. Incredibly attentive and accommodating.

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vipLarryM
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was very good and the wait was very long. Tammy, the front of the house manager was very kind, attentive, and our meal ended on a very pleasant note!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

lots of flies. i was essentially the lord.. of the flies. my dish total flyfood. let’s get flysical flysical i want to get flysical. a dude was singing radiohead. kill me now.

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SusieK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice place for Brunch in Hollywood. Nice outdoors area. Choice of full-service (with reservations) or self-service for walk-ins. Good salads, and lots of choices on the menu. Nice atmosphere.

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MicheleH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was awesome. Super friendly, caring and knowledgeable. There was construction happening on the next block so it was a bit noisy. We sat outside, and every now and then we would get a whiff of something fishy. The ambiance was comfy and modern. We liked it a lot. The staff was AWESOME!!! I'd definitely return and suggest Spoonfed/Bar Joe to others. Oh, parking was so so convenient.

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vipPercitaM
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food. The only thing I would change it was the hashbrowns. They were a little cold. Otherwise beautiful experience. Even on the Dreary day

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jenniferc
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found Spoonfed on line after a long frustrating search for a place that could accommodate our family after my mothers celebration of life. We had a very large party ( 30-40) after the memorial service at Hollywood Forever. I spoke with the owner, Sean, prior and he was excellent. We didn’t know how many would be going us and many eateries want a set number for large parties . We had a beautiful section of the patio reserved .
The staff and management were friendly, flexible, helpful. A wonderful destination for community food sharing after the service. Tammy was the manager on duty that day and she was stellar! I used to work in the restaurant business so I know that events like this can be challenging and Spoonfed was excellent.
Definitely going back and will call our coordinator at Hollywood Forever when he’s back in town to have him add this to his list of places to send families .
Thank you Spoonfed!

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bird
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very impressed with the space itself. Seemed to offer something for everyone. We chose to sit outside once I realized that there was sufficient protection from the sun. The staff was extremely friendly, helpful and attentive. The food was delicious! Would definitely recommend Spoonfed to friends and family and plan to return when I'm in the neighborhood.

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PeggyP
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It is surprisingly large inside even though it doesn’t appear so from the street. There is a walk up order area and a full service area with a bar. Great food, great service, and just great fun! Loved it!!!

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DPoninLA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Atmosphere and setting outstanding--love the art, display of Finland ware, and the space and the friendly staff. The prepared food looked good enough but not enough for me to try out. The breakfast brunch menu was limited for the size of the restaurant. I ordered the steak (medium rare) and poached eggs, and the streak was tough and cooked medium--like leather. My guest said the wrap for the carnitas burrito was doughy and thick--not warm, and the cauliflower dish was dry. Also, the coffee was lukewarm--not hot. The wait for the food was long considering there were not that many customers at the time. We decided to sit outdoors and order at the front since it was empty in the dining room--very pleased with the outdoor atmosphere!

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vipbobmelrosefoodie
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was quite sporadic. I needed to go up and ask for someone to place our order. Then we had to wait for quite awhile before food came out. I had to ask again about food being ready, and a few minutes later the food was brought out. Friendly but not attentive service. And it wasn’t crowded at all.

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vipStacyA
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Vegan options were great. Love the openness and that it’s not slammed on the weekends. Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this local place in my neighborhood. Perfect for a last minute choice. The food and service is always great and the ambiance is very relaxing.

LD
vipLuvDiningOut
Los Angeles
361 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really fun place. Cool, modern ambiance with both casual and more formal dining areas as well as both indoor and outdoor dining. Fresh and tasty casual American menu included hamburgers, sandwiches and meat/fish entrees. All really great. Friendly, attentive service.

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NICOLES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ambiance. Awesome services. Awesome food! Highly recommended!

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KatieK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This is a must for brunch lovers, but be sure to get a reservation. It fills fast. We visited on a rainy day so the beautiful patio was unavailable. This also added to a lower score for ambiance as the noise level made it difficult to hear one another across the table. The food was excellent. I highly recommend the gingerale blueberry pancakes and the avocado toast.

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Jazzy
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

my friends and i didn't feel welcome; the staff hardly smiled at us. and the omelet was overcooked.

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TrishawnE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Love the ambiance and the food but the service was poor. It took almost 30 minutes to be greeted on Mothers Day. Then that person said he would get our server who took another 10 minutes. She took our drink order and disappeared. 15 minute later we had to flag her down for our food order. She said she’d be back, didn’t return and a whole new person came to take our order- no explanation. The new waiter was great but it took 40 minutes for our food. Disappointing for Mother’s Day. But I will say that is a great location with the best food in town. If only the service matched up.

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TomR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Very nice outdoor ambience and there is ample indoor seating as well. The look of the place is really nice, and hidden away in the middle of Hollywood. The food was quite good - pancake dishes, egg dishes, a sandwich, etc. Only problem is that the restaurant is understaffed, or at least it was on Mother's Day when we were there. It wasn't even that crowded, but they only had two servers for the whole place and so several mistakes were made and had to be sent back to be re-done in the kitchen, things were forgotten, the service was slow, etc. I would still recommend the restaurant, but I'd recommend it a lot higher if they would pump up the wait staff.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch! Excellent food and beautiful setting!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn’t eat. It was a business coffee meeting, and the coffee, latte, etc. choices are great. This review requires stars regarding the food, so I gave it an Excellent based on the menu selections.

I have walked past Spoonfed and have wanted to try it. I’ll eat there sometime soon, but when I was asked to have a meeting over coffee Spoonfed was my choice. It’s a great setting and much more relaxing than where the usual coffee meetings take place.

Looking forward to returning for lunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Awesome food, but in an office building in the middle of a corporate district. Not very hip.

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DCcrew
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Went for Easter Brunch. The servers were lovely but we had issues for our party 8. Two meals did not come out with the rest and one of us had to wait 45 minutes after everyone else got their food and then was served a not fully cooked chicken burger. The chicken burger was comped but still. In an effort to wait for that meal to be served the rest of us left a little on our plates which ultimately ended up cold in our effort to be thoughtful. The drinks were good and the food we did receive on time was very good. I'll go back but not on a holiday.

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KrisC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The restaurant was pretty empty, but the servers were a little more interested in talking to each other than bringing our food to the table. The food was very excellent, however.

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himav
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Lovely spot with great outdoor seating. Dog-friendly and parking readily available for $1 for 90 minutes with validation.

Food is expensive for what it is, but there are some great options in there and the servings are HUGE. Docked a few stars mostly because service was TERRIBLY SLOW... You need to order over the counter, and our party ordered pretty consecutively after each other. I'm not sure if it was because we were seated to the side, but everything came out sporadically and I had to get up to remind them a few times that we were still missing food and drinks. All in, it took about an hour to get our food and drinks, which resulted in us staying much longer than 90minutes and me having to pay almost $7 for parking....

A tip--stay within the line of sight of the cashiers? Assuming that will help you, but really not sure.

VB
vipVanessaB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was really slow considering it wasn’t busy. Ambiance is great

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Permanently Closed - Spoonfed | Bar Joe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 347-7000.

Permanently Closed - Spoonfed | Bar Joe is rated 4.6 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.