Redbird - Los Angeles

4.7
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2224 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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l
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dare you to find a prettier room, better food and better service all in one place.

EB
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent as usual. Very energetic and noisy crowd that was was louder than usual. Maybe because it was after the Women's March in Downtown LA.

JP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service
Gorgeous food
Beautiful environment

As always

TT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Attentive service. Price on the higher end for food portions.

MD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was delicious and surprising! Shishito peppers, burrata, shrimp risotto, John Dory, beignets and chai blondie! We were greeted with an amuse bouche cocktail that was refreshing! We went before a show at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel. It was LA Restaurant week too. Server kept track of the timing so we could leave on time.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, brought us a welcome glass of rose for our anniversary and candle in our dessert. Very accommodating!

WG
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

This is the second time that I have been to Redbird where some of my dinner companions were unable to eat some of their food because was too heavily salted. The wine list is fun, the space is gorgeous and the service is impeccable, but the inconsistency in the kitchen is problematic. All that said, I'm not sure if I will be returning again, particularly considering the high prices.

SR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Too loud and the tables are too close to each other for the money they charge. The food was also good but nothing special.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful anniversary brunch with my wife. The food and cocktails were impeccable. The ambiance and service was amazing. This was our second time for brunch and we have been once before for dinner. We will definitely be back for both.

c
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant, I didn't expect it to have a huge interior courtyard open to the sky. Really nice. The food was very good and the service was great too. I would definitely go to eat there again.

JM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was a cold night and the inside tables were cold and drafty. Uncomfortable. The outside tables had great heaters but also had a breeze. Inside drafts need to be fixed. Food and service were very good to excellent. Expensive.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around amazing. Amazing food and drinks. Amazing service.

t
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Go if the ambience and location is important, if food and bang for buck is involved, avoid ^^;;

J
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my 30th birthday with a group of 11. The staff was amazing, very attentive and helpful. They made sure all food came out at the same time so no one was left waiting which we were very impressed by. The food and cocktails were all delicious, and the venue itself was gorgeous. Can’t wait to come back!

G
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We loved coming here for the first time, but of all the dining experiences we have had in LA (and there have been many) we were a little disappointed by the "special" factor of the evening. We brought our own wine and the corkage is very fair. My only gripe is our wine disappeared and we had to request it 5 times (not to be annoying, but when you are celebrating and bring a very nice $150 bottle of wine for the occasion, you would hope they'd 1. have it waiting for you at the table, and 2. at least offer to decant it... we got the bottle opened, poured and that was it. We were on our own to serve ourselves the rest of the evening.) I guess they don't want you bringing your own wine, no matter how special it may be. I even had to ask for my wine carrier back at the end of our dinner. So weird. I have brought wine with us to MANY other 5 star restaurants throughout the city, I have never ever had this treatment before.
Another gripe, we were served someone else's food. While it looked amazing, we told the server it was not ours and after it was set at our table, he picked it up and took it to another table. Now, I don't work for the I have worked in restaurants and I know, once the food is placed on the table, you do not serve it to another table. Never. Never ever. You just don't do it. So, for this reason, I'll never come back. Our waiter was really nice, offered great recommendations, however- the rest of the staff have a "More righteous than thou" air about them and I simply cannot justify spending $100+ a person on dinner and being treated this way. Save your money and go to the hundreds of other restaurants in LA that are more deserving of your patronage. Clearly RedBird isn't going to be sorry to see us take our wine and go...

JL
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Reliably good and lovely restaurant. Excellent staff.

ML
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location awesome venue amazing food good service what else can you ask for.

TT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was comparable to mid range wedding catering

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

New Years Eve dinner

HK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't recommend Redbird highly enough. The service is impeccable. The wait staff is attentive to every detail, filling water glasses every time we drank, and polite to the end. The dinner never felt rushed, and was wonderfully paced. The food was scrumptious and inventive and accessible - a wonderful combination for us and our 14 year old daughter. Just being in the beautifully designed space was a treat and the whole evening felt wonderfully special. Thank you for a great kick-off meal and celebration as we head into 2020!

BT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with exceptional food And fascinating history. We had a great New Year’s eve dinner snd strongly recommmend!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter and sommelier were both charming and authentic. We really had a lovely time. Fabulous interior space/architecture as well. Good food. Great drinks.

SP
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service and a beautiful location.

DP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Food is no longer like it used to be

GM
Hong Kong
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We ordered congee for brunch and they screwed up the order and brought us grits.

MC
London
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and excellent wine list. Order sides to share--they're as interesting as the main courses. Had the most amazing Assyrtiko white and Gevrey Chambertain Burgundy with our fish/duck. Great bar and ambiance and very warm and welcoming. A great addition to the re-emerging DTLA scene.

A
Mexico City
24 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place to hang out in LA. However, there are some points I would like to say: the first one is that we were on time but the reservation was postponed almost 30 minutes which is an eternity if you are starving. The second one is that the tables are really close, my shoulder almost touch the shoulder of the strange person next to me, this was little awkward.

Talking about the food the tasting menu for Christmas was really good, specially the fillet. It was perfectly cooked in the right term. Probably the best fillet Ive ever tried.

Drinks were ok too but nothing spectacular.

S
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I've never had buyers remorse after a fancy dinner before. I had high expectations given how highly rated, expensive, and special the night was. Nothing about the food or experience was worthy of the price except the service. Service was top notch. Most of the food was bland. Ambiance was basic. Bathroom smelled awful. It wasn’t a bad experience, but it was exceedingly mediocre.

BB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

A Christmas Eve dinner is not a good time to judge a restaurant. We have been before and it was OK. Not outstanding but OK. This time however it was not OK. Were it not for our waitress we would have had a rather unhappy experience. Crowded, noisy, and unfortunately the food was not good. Sounded good but the preparation was sub-par. We didn't have enormous expectations: a nice meal in a lovely setting. The setting was lovely, the meal and the experience at best basic. Fewer and more spaced-out seating would help with the experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Perhaps because I was dining only, I was initially offered a terrible table right near the front door so I had to ask to be moved into the (much nicer) main room.

JD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there to celebrate my birthday with friends. The Food, cocktails, service was great! I will come back!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Exemplary Experience

JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice vice. Great ambiance. Great customer service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Beautiful atmosphere. Delicious food!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review