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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
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Special Occasion (21)
Romantic (17)
Fun (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Cozy (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Business Meals (10)
Hot Spot (9)
People Watching (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Casual (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Authentic (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Healthy (5)
Tapas (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

One of my favorite happy hours! Service is always top notch, food is delish, and dinner is even more amazing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, People Watching
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·Dined 4 days ago

It was great! Was sat quickly with reservation. The waiter was courteous and attentive. The drinks were great and the food was amazing. My husband and I shared the tablita which was perfect. We were so satisfied with our meal that we didn’t do dessert. It was a great night and we’ll definitely be coming back again. Two thumbs up!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was very good and the staff was very attentive. Had a great experience will back again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Rebecca offered fantastic service ! Delicious food !! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 Mr. Bayless

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2018

It was wonderful at my favorite corner table where noise level is great

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2018

The ambience is casual and the waitress was nice and treated us well but the food was too salty overall. My tortilla soup was so so. My ceviche was salty and not well marinated and my enchilada was plain. The shrimp was ok. The only item that seemed ok was their signature margarita.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Second time at Red O and it was perfect. Food was great and the wait staff were very nice and helpful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Never a dull moment at Red O, service is exceptional food is delicious. Always happy to come celebrate birthdays or just go to enjoy a great meal!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My first happy hour dining experience there. Had a great time!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Red O always satisfies. The food and service are consistently top notch. There are many outstanding vegetarian choices, so coming here is a treat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was really good, great customer service. Will be back soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Ive been eating at this place for some time now and i wanted to take my boyfriend here because i really enjoy the food and service. I would have gave this place a five star but i was unpleased with the host as we approached him letting him know we had a reservation. He was a older guy that i never seen before and he looks at us and say yes? , like what did we want and i let him know we had a reservation. He was not welcoming at all and seemed like he didn't want to help us. Everytime Ive visited red o the host was always welcoming and very nice and said hello as we walk in, but this guy seemed as if we shouldn't of been there. He took a long time getting our seats when it wasnt even a busy night. It was plenty of tables open. The waiter was very nice and the everyone else except for the host. He should have not been a representation of red o

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Always great food!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

West to Red O for our 1 yr Anniversary and they were super accommodating. This is one of our favorite places!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I typically don’t review but went there for my birthday and had such a good time! The service was excellent and the food was just delicious! Loved it! Thank you for the good food and experience! Thank you Danny for making me and my guess feel welcomed and special!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Best customer service ever
Thanks to server/bartender food runners
All you guys rock
Thank you..

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The service was amazing! Our table was ready as soon as we got there, no wait at all 7:30pm on a Saturday night... most places you have a reservation and you still wait. Everyone was so friendly. This was my first time here... as well as my party, I have always wanted to dine here. Food was so delicious! Great drinks and beautiful atmosphere. They called me the next day to thank me for dining. Top Notch service and fabulous experience all the way around. My new FAV place. Will definitely go back and recommend to friends and family! Thanks for a great night!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was amazing! Our waitress was informative and attentive, and food came out fast! Everything was delicious and will definitely be coming back!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

If you want to spend an unreasonable amount of money on mediocre Mexican food you can go to Red O, or you can just spend a reasonable amount of money at El Toritos. There was a time Red O was the place to go, no more. Food was uninspired, services was terrible, even the once cool heated floor no longer works. Chips and salsa were good. Ceasar salad was adequate, tamales were bland, ocean trout was a bit overdone on a bed of bland rice with some fajita style veggies tossed on as an afterthought. Tres Leches cake for desert was nicely laid out, not much after that. Skip it.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

First time to try this nice restaurant through good DineLA and it's amazing experience, very friendly staff and delicious food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Outstanding food, creative menu, excellent service, beautiful environment. Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The best crew

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Love red O. My favorite restaurant in LA (aside from the Ivy)

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great ambiance, food and decor. We had a really nice experience. Very attentive staff, craft drinks and delicious food, you really, can't go wrong!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food and the ambience were both excellent. The Christmas decorations were beautiful and I loved the 2 story room in the front. Beautiful.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Had a wonderful holiday dinner here. Hadn't been to this location since it first opened and it didn't disappoint. Food and ambiance were great. It was also nice receiving a call from the restaurant the next day, thanking us for our reservation.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fabulous everything . Went with a friend and super impressed with menu, ambience, lighting, food. Highly recommend for every occasion

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Absolutely fantastic!!..food was great, service was excellent. A great upscale place without huge upscale pricing. Well worth going to!!

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were there for our anniversary and were treated like VIPs from the moment we called to say that we were running late. We'll definitely return for future special occasions as well as just gathers with friends. We loved it!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Loved everything about this restaurant, food, ambiance, drinks, staff. Kudos to Robert our bartender and Ronnie our server!!! Fun evening.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

No problem

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Not your typical, casual Mexican restaurant, Red O was lovely with a more formal atmosphere, while still being fun and festive. Our waiter, Rob, was friendly and attentive and set a nice tone for our dinner date. The food was excellent. The complimentary chips and salsa were a step above in taste and quality. My husband and I tried different types of margaritas and we both were very happy with our cocktails. I had the best skinny margarita I've ever had. We shared an order of guacamole, which was fresh and perfectly seasoned. We both savored our entrees, especially the enchiladas suizas. Even the background music was enjoyable - fun without being intrusive. Red O was definitely worth driving through traffic for a night out and we will be back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I was very much looking forward to eating at this restaurant because I admire Rick Bayless but unfortunately I don’t think I’d go back. Although the food was good, it took over an hour for us to receive our dinners and there was only one other couple in the restaurant. The restaurant was also very cold and drafty and I had to wear my coat and have a gas heater moved over to the table. It was slo a little odd that in a Mexican restaurant they were playing 80’s music.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We always enjoy going to Red O. The food, service and ambience are great.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Vegan, Casual, Healthy, Fun, Tapas, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Red O remains as great as it was when it opened. The staff is attentive (refills magically appeared without needing to flag someone down) and the food is great. The menu changes from time to time so there is always something new to try. There is something on the menu for everyone - their seafood is top notch, they have mexican classics, a number of salads, many different steak cuts, and a whole lot of other choices. Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food exceptional service and great margurritas

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Loved it great food great service best margaritas

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 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 11, 2017

Favorite place awesome ambiance

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 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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