Redbird - Los Angeles

4.7
1490 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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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LA
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant adjacent to St. Vibiana's. Small portions - but the presentation is exquisite. The tables are close together - so conversations are not private. Cocktails are unique and yummy. I will absolutely go again!

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Central Coast
4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our first time, celebrating a special occasion. Service was great, attentive and friendly. All our dishes were great, starting from the foie gras, the squid ink bucatini, and finished off with the pork waddle dish.

Wish we would’ve been seated at an individual table for an intimate night.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience! Attentive and friendly service. Perfect, relaxed ambience. Highly recommend for Sunday brunch.

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Orange County
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this restaurant, but was disappointed this time because it wasn't open. Because of the heat, the roof was closed and there was a private party so the wall in the back was down. All understandable, but took away from what I like most. The halibut was amazing and so were the cocktails.

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Los Angeles
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place but it was warm due to heatwave. Our waitress was awesome and although the appetizers weren’t my thing, but the avocado salad and scallops made up for it. Would come back again!

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AM
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Pricey, but worth it!
Beautiful restaurant
Valet parking
Food delicious
Drinks were great!

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Las Vegas
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service! Definitely recommend!

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Los Angeles
4.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cool
Staff was a bit cold but nothing to complain about
Overall , the atmosphere and experience was nice

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Orange County
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful! The food was amazing! The service was outstanding!

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Los Angeles
2.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Very low chairs compared to table height; pet peeve with so many restaurants. Bring a cushion. Server was not very helpful. I ordered a $100 steak for two and a side of potatoes but she didn't tell me the steak already came with potatoes. Study the menu closely, it's not easy to decipher. Drinks were fab. Very unique wine selection; good unusual stuff. The rest of the dishes were quite good. The room is beautiful and ambiance great but I expect more from a place where dinner for two and 5 drinks costs $300 plus tip.

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Everything was perfect.

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KM
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for brunch on Sunday and it was delightful. The restaurant was pretty and the food was tasty. We were seated inside which was quiet, though I am not sure why we were seated inside as opposed to the patio. Nonetheless it was enjoyable.

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DA
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food day and night. Great drinks & desserts too.
Excellent, professional service.
Great ambiance.
Highly recommend.

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MR
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very impressed with Redbird! Went here on a date, we ordered 2 appetizers, 2 pastas and 1 main meat dish and it was MORE than enough. All delicious. And a cool ambiance.
My only complaint is that we were seated inside right by the waiter station - I couldn't help wishing we'd gotten seated in the courtyard, as it's much prettier out there and the vibe is better. Next time I'll definitely request that.

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Los Angeles
3.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Overall I was disappointed. I was there two years ago and absolutely loved it. I was excited to come back and bring my family. Their service has gone WAY down hill. At first, the staff wouldn’t leave us alone. We had 4 people come ask us how we were doing within the first 5 minutes. They ask you order all the food at once. We ordered three courses and they brought courses two and three at the same time. The mistake was acknowledged and they comped the 2nd course (as they should). Our bill was over $600 and for that price I felt the service was majorly lacking. I won’t go back.

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was superb - food was excellent - overall and wonderful experience. A must in LA.

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Place was very nice. Great service. Food was delicious, despite the hallibut which we were not a fan of...too fishy.

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CB
2.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The bass was terrible. A $4 tiny piece of fish for$38 drizzled with puke green pea sauce.

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Orange County
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annabelle says: very welcoming staff and superb service. Excellent liver Pate with a perfect match of salt and sweet colorful ingredients (nectarine,white powder herb). Scallops could not have been prepared better! Again wonderfully set on plate with some beige and peas for taste and color
High tech valet parking as you text readiness for car and response given
Terrific experience

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food
Impeccable service
Great Sommelier
Beautiful space
The Pork dish was a huge portion (could feed 2-3) and so delicious!
Gnocchi yummy and the custard dessert with basil sauce was delectable!

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Manchester
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked redbird having seen it recommended online. The food was AMAZING! The place has a fantastic atmosphere and the staff managed to accomodate us when the booking was changed 3 times. I will be going every time I am in LA.

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food !
We had a great waiter. Very knowledgeable and funny and nice.
We also had a great wine expert (I can't spell sommelier?) who helped us choose a wonderful wine.
I would go back again. LOVED it.

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Washington DC
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Six of us had a wonderful dinner at Redbird. We shared a number of appetizers, all of which were fabulous. For entrees we had pork, monkfish, lamb all delicious. Two of us had the noodles which were ok, not great. We loved the ambiance and most of the food. Only complaint was it took FOREVER to be offered a cocktail and then a long time to get them. Would definitely come back and make more noise initially about getting a drink.

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MP
Los Angeles
3.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We were celebrating our son’s engagement & they chose Redbird! Service started out amazing in the bar & when we were initially seated at 8pm. But then it literally fell off a cliff! We never saw our server(s) again & were begging for water, drinks and to clear the table. We brought personalized cupcakes to celebrate the engagement & were charged $60; which is understandable however, should have been disclosed when I spoke with the restaurant 4 times prior to the event AND when they asked to take my dessert! All around poor service but what else would you expect in LA?! I’m a native & am used to this but one of my guests commented that it’s one thing they love about NY - they know how to serve. We’ll be back because we love the food & ambiance but don’t expect good service!

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San Diego
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This is our favorite restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. The quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff are consistently high.

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Philadelphia
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible atmosphere, incredible food, great service. We ordered a bunch of the smaller plates and then added on the ribeye at the last minute at the suggestion of our waiter. So glad we did, I've never tasted a better piece of meat, literally mouth watering. Not cheap at all but honestly that piece of meat was worth it and the portion was definitely meant for sharing. Changed my mind as to what a ribeye really is....if you ever get the chance order the ribeye you won't regret it.

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Raleigh
3.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was disappointing. Dishes were not refined and lacked balance.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had in DTLA. Great service and ambiance but even better food and drink. Worth every penny. Put this on your list of "Must Go".

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DE
3.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Lovely setting but the food was not for me. Loved the downtown location and the architecture of the building. The staff was very professional and friendly, however the valet was not.

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Redbird and it was an occasion to celebrate Father's Day. It's a bit pricey but the presentation and food was well worth it. We left satisfied. Both my husband and myself love a cocktail prior to dinner, we are not into the "handcrafted" cocktails, but rather classic drinks. If I had one complaint it would be the size of the "rock" in the cocktail glass. When ordering a drink "on the rocks" and the drink comes with one rock the size of an iceberg we found that to be deceiving and a turn off. However, my martini was perfect and delivered the way it was requested.

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JS
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Was made a pina colada that was one of the best I have had. The waiter made excellent suggestions.

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Phoenix
1.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

The food was all very average and nothing tasted good enough where I could see myself wanting to return. Service definitely lacked and I was left very unsatisfied. This is not a place worth returning.

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time and loved the whole experience. We will come again and try some new things. Definitely would recommend this restaruant.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service, love this place!

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been missing BLD big time BUT I finally got off my backside and went to Redbird today. Why did I wait so long to go there?!! All the great food continues at Redbird... and with an awesome atmosphere too. I will be back again and again

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KS
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We attended brunch prior to wedding dress shopping for my cousin's wedding. The food was outstanding! And the venue is beautiful. We sat in the enclosed courtyard. It has a greenhouse feel. At certain times, they retract the roof for alfresco dining. Beautiful!

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New England
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a blast! We live in Boston, and I try to schedule a RedBird visit whenever possible. Introduced my family to celebrate a graduation and birthday.. All the staff were aware and congratulated our son. Personal touch made the evening very special. Food was tremendous, as were the cocktails, enough said about their rolls!! We had Edwin as a server and he was terrific, explained all the entrees and made thoughtful recommendations. Looking forward to future visits! Thank your for a most memorable evening.

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San Francisco
4.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The reason for the slightly reduced overall rating is the parking. It's atrocious. Restaurant management comped the fee by deducting the amount from our bill, but the company the parking service company they use was seriously understaffed.

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent high quality food at a reasonable peoce

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Vancouver
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff and food! Our group was running late and the front desk accommodated our changes with grace. The wait staff was attentive and fun. I’m a sucker for a pun joke! Amuse-booze! Sommelier was an excellent help and the food was fantastic!

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