Redbird - Los Angeles

4.6
1631 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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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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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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What 1631 People Are Saying
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WM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I dined at Redbird alone. When the hostess realized I was a party of 1, she asked if I would like to eat at the bar. I reserved a table, not a place at the bar. She then tried to place me at an inferior table in the less desirable room. I asked to be moved to the brighter, main room. The hostess accomodated but the exchange put me in a bad mood. My waitress was friendly but didn't know whether or not the halibut was wild and didn't offer to find out. The food was good, but very expensive. I might return for drinks, but not for a meal.

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

So good. Everything. The drinks...to the food...to the choices. You literally want to taste EVERYthing on the menu from the drink menu to the dining menu). Service was phenomenal. Would recommend to everyone.

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B
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my go to favorites. Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

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DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were good. We enjoyed the ambiance and had a good time, but found the flies to be a nuisance. I would recommend fly zappers. Other than that issue, I wouldn’t change a thing.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

They need to get rid of the flies.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was excellent...the open air made made the ambience remarkably pleasant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing restaurant! The staff is incredibly attentive and knowledgeable, including being thoughtful enough to suggest how many courses we should have and fantastic vegetarian substitutes. I can’t even describe what the passion fruit dessert was like, but it was amazing. Highly recommend going there whether it’s for prom night (we saw quite a few prom dates there) to a really delicious dinner with your loved ones. Thank you for my experience!

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A
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding! Incredibly delicious food, great drinks & wonderful service! Perfect for entertaining clients, going out with friends or for a date night! I can’t wait to go back!

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RD
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT SERVICE - GREAT AMBIANCE - FANTASTIC FOOD - The service and food were amazing, and of course the ambiance was beautiful

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

The food was too salty.

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W
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is good, although our waiter seemed to take himself a bit seriously. This place is noisy and has New York style seating where the tables are basically inches from each other. We ended up sitting in the lounge which far less crowded. Make sure you check the price before you order a glass of wine. My date ordered a house cabernet and it was $30.

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LM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A high end restaurant with cuisine for vegetarians and vegans. The Malbec we ordered was so-so, but everything else was fantastic.

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YL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The wine was first class, the smaller dishes were excellent, the fish, halibut, was not special enough

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R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meal, incredible service.
Lovely space that we’ll be returning to.

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HS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a beautiful evening -- attentive but not obtrusive wait staff, beautiful location, warm ambience. The food was beautifully prepared, delicious, attractively presented. We had several plates and shared among five of us. Loved the goat preparation, lamb belly and barbecued tofu - vegetables and small plates were perfect if not imaginative, and we shared a very tasty dessert. Lovely "amuse bouche" small cocktail at the start, a gift of the chef. The bar seems to specialize in smaller craft names, not the usual big labels - if we asked for a name brand, they asked us what we liked about it and matched it up with another. For those of us who really like to talk during dinner, it was loud. But we came on the late-ish side, around 7:30, and after about an hour or so, the noise level was much less. By the time we left (around 10:30!) it was virtually empty. A very special occasion kind of place!

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K
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

really cool place. I enjoyed the cocktails and the food.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Very strong smell of special food that made my colleague's lung issue come up again. We had to move to the front room.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The appetizers we're much better than the main courses. The complimentary bread and cheese puffs we're good. We really appreciated the aperitif of rose and Brandy mix.

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DD
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time to this restaurant. The cuisine and drinks are VERY creative, well prepared, beautifully plated, and delicious. This is not your "everyday" place or meal. It's definitely on the expensive side, but unlike other pricey restaurants, it's worth it - especially for a special occasion. The service was excellent. The patio is lovely, with a high open ceiling that feels like a large room. Very enjoyable. Great cocktails.

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s
New England
49 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. My wife and I dined here with our two sons and their girlfriends. The food and service were both perfect and the ambiance was outstanding. We were seated at a large table and the room was quiet enough for conversation. The setting was so perfect we stayed quiet a long time but were never rushed.

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FK
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it ... have been here for dinner but brunch was lovely as well.

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BM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the attention and service by all the brunch staff. All our plates were delicious! Will definitely be back for brunch!

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M
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We got off to a rough start but ended on a high note. Initially they sat us at probably the worst table in the restaurant (behind the bar, next to the servers station, in the flow of foot traffic). This is the second time the hosts at this restaurant have tried to seat me in that spot. Thankfully the manager was able to seat us in the main dining room. After that we had a stellar dining experience. We got the lamb belly over the chickpea pancake, sardines, cavatelli, duck and broccoli. Everything was exceptional. Every bite was better than the last. We finished off our dinner with the cheesecake. It was a perfect blend of consistency, fruit to cheesecake ration. Highly recommend Redbird.

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LO
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Redbird! The food is delicious. The patio is light and beautiful. The seating is super comfortable. The service is excellent. Highly recommend!

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f
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting menu, great food, service im a peaceful setting.

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SS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time to Redbird and I was not disappointed. The service is amazing (Anthony Castro is the best bartender I've known - though I admit to a bias). The Hostess, wait staff, and cooks in the kitchen are humble and gracious. The brunch was AMAZING and the drinks are comforting and creative. I will be back, and cannot wait. If I can find a restaurant in Minneapolis that is comparable, I will let you all know. There is nothing close at this time that I am aware of.

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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Dinner wasn't as good as 1.5 yrs ago. Fois gras was definitely not as good...fiberous so hard to cut & tasted like regular liver. Pork rib dish was ok-ish, not worth $50. What's best about Redbird...the inventive cocktails. Next time, we'll sit at bar with appetizers & drinks...no dinner.

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r
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good overall but a few dishes were disappointing. For instance, the "home-cured" sardines appeared to have just a single sardine chopped into sections (for $16). However, other dishes were copious such as the pork and lamb.

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DH
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

Grace was great and accommodating- server was the worst ever. Ambiance was super

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P
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots in Downtown Los Angeles!

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KH
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Very attentive and detailed. Appetizers were all great but larger size dishes were all too salty. Cheese bread... omg, heaven . Wine list is great but pricing was little too high for what it is compared to other restaurants in DTLA.

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TA
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding evening at redbird !. Wine, food, ambiance. Great little evening out with some good friends. Food met all our expectations!.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambience. Great space. Complimentary cocktail was super sweet!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

8 - Duck Confit Chilequilas
8 - Fried Chicken Sandwich
7 - Rabbit Biscuits and Gravy
6 - Basque Baked Eggs
7 - Cardinal Punch

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BA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Was very much looking forward to Sunday Brunch at Redbird. The food was very good--not outstanding, but very good! I was disappointed in the room. I had heard so much about the patio, the former "church" setting, etc... but, it was nothing special.

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LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really great ambiance and EXCELLENT service. Limited menu but really good food.

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KB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I ate at Redbird for his birthday dinner on a Saturday evening. We loved this place! The ambiance and decor are lovely, and we thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered. Our drinks were well-mixed & extremely balanced. I got the Maple Leaf- it was one of the best bourbon cocktails I have ever had. For food, we ordered the duck and goat entrees with a side of rainbow carrots. Everything was well-prepared and tasted wonderful. Our server and the rest of the staff were very attentive & professional. The plates are a bit pricey, so this isn't an every weekend kind of place, but it's perfect for fancier meals and special occasions!

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D
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overpriced and poor dinner food. Disappointing give the brunch we had there two weeks ago was exceptional!

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LV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Redbird. Previously I had their steak plate, which was shared between three people and more than enough. It was delicious and perfectly cooked. Their complimentary appetizer is amazing— bread things with cheese that are gluten free. Wine and drinks menu is also fantastic. This second visit was unfortunately not great. Service and ambiance is beautiful, as it was the first time, but the food was extremely disappointing. We had the scallops and while the scallops themselves were delicious, the accompanying sauce and oxtail were pretty gross. I didn't even eat them. Dessert was good, again not spectacular. Overall it was a very expensive meal and I left really hungry. It was not worth the price at all. I had $10 tacos earlier that day and they tasted better than the meal I experienced. Service was awesome though and I'm sad to have to write a negative review about their food.

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GD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great lunch. The chicken sandwich was delicious. Moist and tender, cooked perfectly.
The hamburger was made as I ordered, true medium rare. I asked for and got extra slices of onions, tomatoes, lettuce and ketchup.
The bun was really good too.
The french fries were really done right, slightly spiced and partially crispy.
The service was attentive.
I love this place for dinner too.

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