Wilshire Restaurant

4.5
1459 reviews
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Designer Thomas Schoos created a warm distinctive ambiance while taking advantage of the unique spaces on the property. Each room makes an individual statement retaining the “old world” character of this historic space or capturing a more modern sensibility. The main dining room features plush leather banquettes and antique mirrors enhanced by candlelight while the indoor bar has coffered ceilings, club chairs and a softly lit amber bar. The spacious outdoor garden, bar and private terrace are surrounded by rich chocolate stucco walls accented with fireplaces and water features. The dining area seats 100 and the terrace may inspire an indulgent dessert or a fine Cognac nightcap.
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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Over priced food and very poor service they only had 4 tables with customers and still would not give service

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MM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mushroom risotto was amazing. I love having relaxing dinners on their beautiful patio.

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P
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Business lunch so lovely sitting outside. Very comfortable, and food good.

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance. This place is really a "find".

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PT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I enjoyed the lunch on the patio at Wilshire. It is a pleasant place to dine in a low key setting with a nice assortment of items on the menu.

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h
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beef Wellington is one of our favorite dishes and, for us, has been very hard to find on restaurant menus. This dish was fabulous at the Wilshire Restaurant! It might seem pricey if one checks the on-line menu. But the beef comes with four incredibly delectable side dishes. A huge amount of food - we took leftovers home. Our appetizer and dessert were also delicious! The service was wonderful - all servers were very pleasant and extremely attentive. I guess the best review we can give this restaurant is to say that we already recommended it to our friends and intend to return ourselves and with a group of like-minded Beef Wellington lovers!

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

My reservation was for 8pm. On the Wilshire Restaurant's website, there is no specified closing time. Not that my party wanted to stay there until midnight, but at about 9:05pm, the waitstaff started to extinguish the candles and preparing for closing while there was still mine and another party dining. While we were nearly finished with our meal, we felted rushed to get out of there. It was disappointing because I was with friends from out of town and this was my recommendation. I wish I had chosen a place that was open later.

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S
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The restaurant is old and run down and too costly for the quality of food offered. The service was good but slow and very few customers were there for lunch so it was hard to understand why.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, reminding me of s good old English roast

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j
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food but a lot of big parties in for the Sunday roast which meant we waited a long time for our food. The waiting staff kind of ignored us, didn't check on us and didn't explain what was going on so we found this frustrating. The roast was excellent though and we'd definitely go back.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I was glad we got there at 6 PM because we could talk easily at that point. We met Brian, our really wonderful server, who took good care of us all evening. The arugula salad was wonderful, but the salmon was disappointing. The last 30 minutes we were there we could barely hear each other because it was so noisy in the indoor room. That was my first time in that room. My previous visits I had been at the outdoor patio and the last time was happy hour at the bar. I think I liked happy hour at the bar best of all. I was very pleased that Brian knew all about gluten free food, so he could direct me appropriately.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

It was nice looking way over priced with not the best Quality of food not enough on the menu

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was a creative Valentine’s prefix menu and great service. We enjoyed our evening there very much. We look foward to going back for the regular menu soon.

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TG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were spectacular...we enjoyed every minute. Can’t wait to go back!

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I
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guest from out of town/ Valentine’s Day. The food was excellent. We were able to hear our guest as it was not too loud. Because it was Valentine’s Day there was a 4 course dinner. All good but too much food!

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KH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was served what may be the tenderest halibut filet I ever had! Moist, not at all watery, perfect crust on top, full yet delicate flavor.

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HL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was stellar. This place is a hidden gem. Try the lobster donuts!

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RH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. However, going out to eat using the Open Table Reservation System turns going out to a meal a negative experience. I don't like it. I'm required to write a review every time I use Open Table? My time is worth much more than the $25 credit I receive after using Open Table umpteen times.
I will probably not use the application too much anymore. In the future I'll call the restaurants directly when making a res. I don't want to have to come home and type every time I go out.

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S
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is very good. The menu is varied and has some options for vegans. The patio is a great venue. Great when the weather permits. Great for lunch or dinner. The bar is under utilized, but great for parties and group happy hour.

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RH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was just great on this and all visits I've had at the Wilshire.
Service was great and the food exceptional.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

My girlfriend and I had high-hopes for Wilshire Restaurant after reading good reviews of it. We decided to try it for dinner and things started-out on a promising note as we were seated in a comfortable booth and chose an excellent full-bodied, red wine. Unfortunately things went downhill after our initial order as our waitress abandoned us the rest of the night to attend to the customers sitting at the bar. Of course that’s O.K., but no server replaced her. The service was pretty much non-existent from that point on. We literally had to get-up from the table to request routine dining items. It’s really a shame because we very much wanted to like this restaurant as it’s located just a few blocks from our home.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The kitchen unexpectedly closed at 9pm, but I had made an 8:15pm reservation. Everything says online that they close at 10, so why did they suddenly close at 9? I feel like I should have been warned when they called on confirm my reservation because I would have cancelled. For what we spent, I feel like we were rushed out the door.

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S
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Creative chef with delicious combinations of ingredients. We had the mushroom soup, arugula salad with apple slices of capicola lean great dressing, alaskan halibut with gnocchi...We sat in a nice booth in the bar lounge area freat area to dine besides the main dining room....definitely go back plus the chef split the halibut to be shared plating.

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z
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

It seems like the Wilshire has fallen on hard times. Went there for Sunday "Supper" food was disappointing to say the least and even though we were with only two other tables the kitchen forgot half of our entrees. waiter and host were pleasant enough though

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Waiter was noticeably absent most of the night, didn’t ask if we wanted more drinks, took forever to get check so we took it to the front. Food was excellent as well as ambiance

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a
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Srvc was great, super attentive but not annoying. Food came out @ a good pace. The ambiance was beautiful, romantic, but not so for that you couldn't see the person in front of you. Drinks were delish.
The chicken liver paté was really good, came w/country toast that was crispy & crunchy & didn't cut the roof of your mouth. The cream of mushroom soup was mild & pleasant. Spare short ribs wasn't anything special, the salmon was in a purse filled w/cauliflower, potato, asparagus w/a side of white wine sauce to drizzle over the fish (good time to boomerang). I would definitely go again for brunch (bottomless mimosas or rosé) or dinner

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M
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best chicken pot pies I’ve had!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this place! In particular, the food and outdoor ambiance were excellent. Sunday roast and trimmings cooked to perfection.Will definitely be back!

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t
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The quality of food was inconsistent and not very good. Two of our party ordered from the Dine LA menu and some of the items were substituted due to the kitchen running out. In addition the Prix Fixe was poorly timed and not properly coursed. I ordered risotto that was too salty and not very flavorful. There was a small portion of mushrooms that appeared to have been added to the dish for presentation but not cooked in or with the risotto.

The restaurant attempted to serve our bottle of Cliquot in red wine glasses. When we objected, they “found” some proper champagne glasses. What kind of restaurant doesn’t have sufficient glassware?

Overall it was a mediocre experience with nothing outstanding

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F
Los Angeles
81 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good during dine LA. We had early dinner. It took a while to have start our dinner. Good thing we were not in a hurry.

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RH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here several times and everything has always been very good. never any problems. Great Sunday Brunch. Everyone should try on of the roasts. So much food. Great service too.

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R
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

As usual, patio was charming and not noisy. Service very attentive and informed. Food very good.
This restaurant is one of my favorites on Westside.

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AG
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We have been to this restaurant many times over the years, as we live relatively close by. We stopped going for years after a poor experience, but last year started coming again. After today, I don't think we'll be back, at least not for a long time. After waiting to be seated, it was ten minutes before a waiter checked on us. We hadn't decided yet, because we had questions - but instead of answering those questions, the waiter just said "Take your time," and walked off. (According to our check, his name was Bernard, maybe?) When he came back, about ten minutes later, we ordered some wine for while we waited. Ten minutes went by before he reappeared, and said our wine would be out in "Just a second." Several more minutes, and he appeared, said that the wine had to be found from the back stock, and then he got a signal from someone that the wine was in fact out of stock. So it took him basically fifteen minutes or so to let us know that the wine we'd ordered was out of stock. We went ahead and ordered our food, and some other wine. He brought it a little while later, and then completely disappeared. We never saw him again throughout the course of our meal. The food was just okay, and there were things that we needed to make it better, and it took us ten to fifteen minutes - while our food sat there, getting cold - to eventually flag down a different waiter, who brought us everything we needed right away (he was nice). Still, we did not see Bernard again until we were long, long done eating and were ready for our check. His attitude through the experience was rude, abrupt, completely unapologetic, and unhelpful. When we did get a chance to ask questions, we got one word answers, or responses like "Well, what does it say on the menu?" The whole thing really soured the experience and made us very unhappy. We don't expect much, but for a meal as expensive as this one, a simple "How is everything?" doesn't seem too much to ask. Very very bad experience.

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MP
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

It's always a pleasure to eat at the Wilshire. We prefer lunch and the patio. Total relaxation and great food.

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J
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were fine. Didn't realize it was a restaurant for sports TV watching.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Sea Bass and Polenta! Had a really nice time

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S
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great dinner at Wilshire. There was a special seasonal event on the patio so we ate in the library room. It was filled with character. The food, the ambiance and the service were outstanding.

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MH
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Great service. Can't wait to return. This was our 2nd visit,. The staff was right there all the time with honest suggestions for everything from soup to nuts or better yet from appetizers to desert. All this and a great wine selection.

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CB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome…2 for 2!! Great Sunday Roast dinner! Good job! 👍🏼

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FG
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Was very disappointed. Have been to Wilshire on numerous occasions and food was always top flight
as was service. Perhaps because this visit was the day after Thanksgiving they were not fully
staffed or up to their usual level.

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