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About Red O - Los Angeles

Dining at Red O is an experience like no other - offering a unique combination of Prime Steak & Seafood with Rick Bayless’ signature Mexican inspired influences. By sourcing local and sustainable ingredients Red O creates flavorful dishes with a mindset on quality while still being true to the flavors of Mexico. Red O’s team of friendly employees create a welcoming atmosphere that parallels the luxury resort interiors of the restaurant. Red O also features a bar and lounge, where you’ll find their specialty cocktails, an extensive tequila list and award winning wine list. The bar also offers Happy Hour from 5pm to 7pm daily.

8155 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,

Happy Hour: Everyday 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Cross Street:
Cresent Heights Blvd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 655-5009

Website:
http://www.redorestaurant.com/

Catering:
On & Off site catering, reception style, seated dinner, tasting menus, etc. Sit back relax & lets us bring the creations of Top Chef Masters & James Beard Award Winning Celebrity Chef Rick Bayless into your home or office.

Parking Details:
$8/vehicle

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Jeffrey Davis at jeffd@redorestaurant.com. Weddings, Corporate Functions, Birthdays, Launch Parties, Red Carpet Events & more! . We look forward to hearing from you!

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Details
Sun 8:15PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM

Fri 5:00PM - 5:45PM

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Private Dining

For reservations and general inquiries, please contact us. Open daily at 10am. Red O is the perfect setting for all occasions from corporate dinners to holiday parties.

Red O - Los Angeles Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Special Occasion (23)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
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Good for Birthdays (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Romantic (14)
Business Meals (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Fun (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Authentic (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Cozy (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Hot Spot (10)
People Watching (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Casual (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Spicy (6)
Tapas (6)
Healthy (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food exceptional service and great margurritas

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined 6 days ago

Loved it great food great service best margaritas

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Rick Bayless brings his fancy Mexican fare to West Hollywood. Vibrant restaurant scene is matched only by the well-executed menu items.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Favorite place awesome ambiance

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I hadn't been to Red O in awhile and I think the food was better than ever. A few years ago, they'd laugh at you when you asked for an advance reservation - actually happened a couple of times - now, they call to thank you for dining. That was a nice touch but even that paled next to the food which I found amazing. Rediscover this place.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food and service were great! They even offered us a discount for Veterans Day. We will be back soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Spicy
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

This Red O ambiance very different than one in Newport Beach, much cozier, but not quite the grand ambience of Newport. The server was a bit short with us at first, but once we talked to him he opened up. Food was not the best ever, but it was very good, and only $220 for 4 drinks, 3 entrees, 2 sides and 2 desserts is dirt cheap for the Beverly Hills. Definetly will go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food, service, ambience. Brought my team here to celebrate the birthday of one of them. It really is a special place to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Red O offered a 50% discount on food items to military personnel and veterans, so we took advantage of that special. Food was first rate, as always, and service was impeccable. After the bill was settled, Manager Danny came over to the table to thank me for serving and shake my hand.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Oysters and Chilean Sea Bass were good :-)

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

A very enjoyable evening with great service, tasty margaritas, fantastic filet topped by a roasted tomato salsa and a side if amazing goat cheese tomales, various tacos and enchiladas which were each uniquely delicious, all topped off by Churros. We will be back on a future visit to LA>

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Picked Red O to meet my Tinder date since it was nearby. The host was very kind and accommodating when she asked to change tables for no real reason other than to be a little high maintenance. While she was a pain, our server Nick was able to provide excellent service throughout the evening. The tacos were amazing and the shrimp were huge and well prepared. After our dinner I deleted her number but I'll definitely be back to Red O again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Awesome!!!! The food is AMAZING and the Butter Cake is SUPERB!!!!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was awesome and to the valet people and waiters they are nice and quick

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great service and food.The decoration is terrific.I will come back again.Nice location.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

beautiful and tasteful decor, great food amd amazing staff. the follow up call from Paul was unexpected yet pleasant.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This was a restaurant that exceeded my expectations. Based on some reviews I did not expect such a great dining experience. Food wonderful. Fresh, clean and exceptional flavors. The butternut squash soup was super flavorful and the almonds, raisins and heat level were perfection. Followed by the lamb with mole, asparagus with mushrooms superior. Beautiful caramelization on the meat and served at the perfect, to order, temperature. Go, have fun, definitely a great place to dine.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This place is outstanding happy everytime

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Red O was an "OK" experience. The food was fine but generally needed a little more flavor, which is unusual for upscale Mexican, although the short-rib enchilada was quite good. The other dishes we tried generally did not seem worth the price points they were commanding, although service was quite quick.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I have followed Rick Bayless for years on PBS. I was just curious to see if his food captured the essence of Oaxacan cuisine. Sadly, it did not. The small plates menu was just okay. I ordered goat cheese tamales, duck taquitos and chicken taco with a flight tasting of mezcal. BORING ! The upside was that the happy hour prices were reasonable. having said that, the wait staff was wonderful - it was early and there was NO ONE else outside on the patio - but the crew was friendly enough - especially when I mentioned I had just seen Hamilton. There are better Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles. Skip Red O.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great service...phenomenal Mexican food...ALWAYS a favorite for my wife and I. I always get a wonderful sense that the staff cares about my experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

O for Outstanding!!! Had an amazing bday dinner for my friend!! Tried the skirt steak with mole sauce, beans, & plantains... Tdf!! House margaritas, service, & the comp bday churros were top notch too! Muchas Gracias!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing food, great service, nice decor, great happy hour. Great size meals.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great place with great food and service. I will definitely be back

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was our second time here and it was as good as the first. We had steaks, empanadas, street corn. Delicious. The house margarita is outstanding, enhanced further by the presentation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Shredded beef tacos and the refried black beans are simply divine.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Staff at Red O was very kind and helpful. Ambience of the restaurant was quite pleasant and outdoor seating was comfortable. The food was tasty. I was pleased to receive a follow-up call the next day thanking me for coming in for dinner. Special touches like that make for a place you want to enjoy again.

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Friendly and knowledgeable staff but a tad overselling it. Food is adequate to good but not great. Drinks were very nice tho.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 17, 2017

RED-y for more! I'd heard great things about this place and decided to try on a whim. Ended up going to latter of happy hour and was glad I did. They have a new happy hour menu and the food are prices are superb! The only con is that I was too full to try other items off dinner menu. I will definitely be back!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vegan, Casual, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Authentic, People Watching, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We've been here when this place 1st opened & it was perfect, but this last time was not so much. The menu changed and the food was overpriced for casual food.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Outstanding !!!! Great service, drinks and food! Wow

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great place

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

This place was a disaster. It is lovely and a few dishes are nice but there was one bar server and one waitress for the entire restaurant at 7:00 on a Tuesday. We had to wait for 10 minutes at the bar when there were just about 15 people before the bar server paid attention to us. Then she got the order wrong. The appetizers came out long before the drinks. When we sat down to dine, two of us had to send orders back because inedibly salty. SO for the amount of money they charge, go someplace else.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The lamb was perfect and the ceviche was delicious. Restaurant was close to empty, and our waiter was great.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Went here on a date and we both had a great time we will def come back !

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Eating at Red O is always a wonderful time. The staff is very attentive and the food is top notch.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Delicious food. We tried the four course meal and the meal didn't disappointment. Second time there and the food has been amazing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The Red O remains my favorite restaurant in LA. I try to eat there every time I am in town. Excellent food and cocktails.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Authentic, People Watching, Romantic
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Ambiance and service were great. Salsa tastes like from a jar. Carnitas was drowned in a very sweet sauce. Also very fatty. My husbands skirt steak and potatoes were tasty. Was really looking forward to tastes of Mexico-chiles, cilantro, citrus, but felt everything was very one note.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 17, 2017

excellnt food and sevice every time we visit , exceptional food and servers do their best to please

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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