Redbird - Los Angeles

4.7
1703 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Located in downtown Los Angeles, Redbird is carved into one of the city’s most historic edifices, inside the rectory building of Vibiana – a premier wedding, events and performing arts venue. Chef Neal Fraser with Amy Knoll Fraser have crafted a beautifully dynamic restaurant space within which to enjoy Chef Fraser's critically acclaimed Modern American menu.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am – 2pm (last seating)

Happy Hour:
Monday – Friday, 5pm – 7pm

Dinner:
Sunday – Thursday, 5pm – 10pm (last seating)
Friday & Saturday, 5pm – 11pm (last seating)
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Phone number
(213) 788-1191
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Neal Fraser
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main/Los Angeles
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The Valet is located at 114 E 2nd street, 90012, LA, CA.
On second street between Main and Los Angeles streets.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

From small and intimate family gatherings to large-scale office parties, Redbird | Vibiana has eight private dining spaces that are completely customizable, both indoor and outdoor for all of your events needs.

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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for Christmas Eve Dinner. Chef Neal Fraser, Chef de Cuisine Jason Bowlin and Pastry Chef Tessa Schwartz have created a 3 course pre fixe menu to enjoy with your family and friends. Sommelier Ben Teig offers 2 tiers of wine pairings.

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year with us with a very special menu from Chef Neal Fraser, Chef de Cuisine Jason Bowlin and Pastry Chef Tessa Schwartz. Sommelier Ben Teig offers 2 tiers of wine pairings. Join our Annual New Year's Eve Party after dinner and dance your way into 2019. Reservations from 5pm to 11pm

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 1703 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere, but our guests sat across and they were 6” higher. We are 5’9 and 6’5....they are shorter. Strange. Very loud and the waiters didn’t speak up even when asked to talk louder. Excellent food! Good sommelier and wonderful cocktails.

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SG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best birthday dinner ever! This place is filled with wonderful surprises - from the brandy drink presented upon arrival to the cheesy rolls that are to die for and little things, like unexpected crunch hiding in my delicious squash soup (toasted pine nuts?) The service made us feel special and we'll definitely return!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the decor and ambiance! The food is a bit overpriced for what it is, but other than that I would recommend RedBird!

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DW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Bread was delicious. Our main dish (tofu) was only ok.

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T
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Since they occupy a reverential space (it’s in an old rectory) and are listed on Jonathan Golds’ top 100
we expected more finesse from the kitchen but the overall experience was very nice. Duck was cooked nicely but the plating was sloppy and the scallops were too salty. Service was professional and efficient.

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J
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Redbird. Spectacular! Chicken pot pie and sweetbread appetizers, rabbit pasta, passion fruit dessert, and an excellent Pinot Noir. The service is perfection. We'll be back!

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D
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding food. We were 4 people enjoying lots of great wine to accompany our Pork, Scallops and Swordfish. Our guest stated that it was the best swordfish ever.
3 out of the 4 of us were neglected in ordering if our initial cocktails, likely due to our wine order. Other than that,it is amazing!!!!

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SY
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think I found one of my new top 5 restaurants in LA. Enjoyed celebrating my boyfriend's birthday with him and his family here over the weekend. Everything from the food to the service to the presentation was excellent. Highly recommend this spot!

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the bay scallop crudo and foie gras are just amazing

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TD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trendy, artistic and super cool downtown ambiance. Food is well described, wait staff are knowledgable and very helpful. Pricey but worth it.

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T
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Redbird has made St. Vibiana cathedral into a lovely restaurant. The menu has a variety of brunch egg dishes and a nice lunch menu with salads and sandwiches. The food is nicely prepared and presented. I recommend Redbird.

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SH
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our holiday get together dinner was about 3 hours long. We had to end the night because we were asked to leave ~ they told us another party has been waiting to be seated. We have been to several restaurants in Downtown LA for dinner for the past 5 years and this was the first time this happened. I know there are restaurants that have time limit for dinner but we are usually informed ahead of time. This was quite disappointing. I would probably not come back but if one must try this place come for casual quick dining.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great but meat was not cooked/timed properly

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London
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambience was perfect. At times, helicopter noise was a bit annoying but soo. Stopped.

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MI
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Staff seems to think we are there to feed their egos, or for their convenience. Subtle behavior on where they want you to sit or stand while waiting. Overpriced for service with attitude. The manager who walks around, pours wine, needs to focus on the customers who fund the business, not on her ego.

Food is good, sometimes great, but not outstanding which it should be for the price.

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C
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE SALMON AT REDBIRD IS ALWAYS MY FIRST CHOICE, THIS TIME IT WAS PREPARED WITH A DELICIOUS SAUCE. SERVICE WAS REMARKABLE.

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KL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing space with a ton of natural light. Delicious food with great cocktails.

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

Loved the vibe. Everything comes out at the same time so you can enjoy your meal with little to no disturbances from your waiter. I ordered a bartenders choice cocktail and it blew me away. Great food, great vibes for any occasion. We were celebrating our 1 year anniversary

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SM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious fare. Great service. Beautiful space.

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PN
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, elegant interior with a lovely fireplace/grill, great service, and of course the food was exceptional. We shared a special meal with my entire family in town for Thanksgiving, then went to the L.A. Phil, just a few blocks away.

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BR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Excellent food. Service can sometimes be below par for a restaurant of this price point. Can get very noisy when full. Good upscale, downtown spot for a lavish dinner.

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EC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Service was subpar. Server never made eye contact and appeared to be in a bad mood. Food and drinks took extremely long for what seemed like not too busy of a night. We were quite disappointed.

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MK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent as was the service. Great evening.

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CB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in LA. Great food and super professional staff.

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TT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful, elegant restaurant with superb food -- good for special occasions. Our pre-theater party was treated very well and given small sample cocktails "on the house." My barbecued tofu with lentils and swiss chard was a vegetarian's delight. My friends had the scallops (mmm) and the mafaldine with lobster, and we shared a dish of grilled rainbow carrots. Divine dinner rolls came in a charming little gunny sack. Healthy and delicious!

Presentation was excellent, service was unobtrusively good. The restaurant seated us in a quiet corner so that we could easily converse. We didn't have time for dessert, but we're going back!

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T
Los Angeles
118 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the space and service but feel your pricing is a challenge to me eating there more often.

Appetizers are great, but need to be refunded in price by $2-5.

While a good seasonal effort, the duck entree was too Eastern European/Germanic for my taste. And it was slightly off temperature 😢

Dessert are too high and included little fruit based choices. I have a chocolate allergy so need fruit-based choices.

My server (Dale/Dean? Been there 4 years), back waiter and sommelier were all superb. The staff and setting make the evening special!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

For reference, we eat everywhere- all over the Southland, cheap, expensive, other majors cities, whatever. Been here a few times for dinner. Redbird brunch food was ok, but was obscenely priced for the quality, and with valet parking at $12 and no validation, and no reasonably priced parking in the area, we are done with Redbird. This restaurant is officially in my ‘rip off’ column.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I gathered my parents here to meet my boyfriend for the first time and had a lovely first impression doing so over a beautiful brunch!

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MH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was good wasn’t great
Waited in bar area several minutes before being offered a drink.
Food had too much going on. Too many ingredients. Think they could keep it a little bit simpler and it would be better.
Bread in the little warm bag is delicious. Little beverage they bring once u are seated is tasty.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is fantastic. The problem is that it just gets too loud in the main dining area with the tables so close to each other, people seem to speak a lot louder

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely! It was perfect all around!

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K
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service charging my phone at coat check! My phone was low on juice and they gave me a ticket after they checked it in!

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JB
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dining experience. Was dining solo on a business trip so I ate at the bar. However, everyone was attentive, friendly and their recommendations were spot on. Would definitely return!

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San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazinggggg cocktails

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Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Happened to be in the area so decided to book first sitting at Brunch. Very nice and welcoming wait staff and a very patient Bar tender (we chose to sit at the bar). Place was bright and airy and was clean with a nice ambiance. Good impression the minute we walked through the door. My partner is extremely picky where he likes to eat and this place ticked all the boxes. Menu was very interesting with items such as duck and rabbit on offer. I ordered the duck chillaquilas with Mole. While everything was good the flavor of the duck was truly lost in the Mole, but it didn't matter, the mole was exceptionally good. My companion chose the rabbit with gravy and biscuits. What a dish..it was to die for. The gravy was scrumptious and the rabbit was as good as I have ever eaten. The biscuit was between a pancake and a regular biscuit. Light and fluffy and very tasty. Unfortunately, we could hang around there all afternoon but I would absolutely recommend this place to anybody and everybody. The menu is adventurous, the food delicious, ambiance great and the wait staff were fantastic.

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MB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, knowledgeable staff, excellent food, great space

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner

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DG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm always happy with the food, staff and ambiance at Redbird.

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything about my dinner the other night was superb except for one dish. The cocktails were amazing. I had two. The sweetbreads were the best I have ever had. The Hamachi crudo was delicious and so tender. Melted in my mouth. The bread was okay, not exceptional. The dessert, the chocolate banana thing was also okay, not exceptional. The service couldn't have been better. The only thing I need to pan, and I hope the chef reads this, is the cavatelli with the rabbit and mushroom ragu. It was WAY too greasy. When the butter in the sauce is so visibly evident, you can tell it is too much. And the mushrooms in that dish were a little rubbery as well.

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