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Abernethy's

4.3
4.3
337 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Current Chef: Geter Atienza serving a Modern Filipino menu

Located in Downtown Los Angeles on Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center, Abernethy’s is a destination restaurant offering a unique, ever-changing dining experience from LA, for LA. Featuring up-and-coming chefs and new menus for special limited engagements, Abernethy’s highlights the diverse flavors and people that make up Los Angeles. Abernethy’s is the story of the LA, related and plated by the Chefs who tell it best.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Filipino, International

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Sun 3:30 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 972-8088

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 337 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Outdoor Dining

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    American

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  1. I

    Ilovefood

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Limited menu.
  2. MK

    MarlenaK

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful setting, delicious food, and friendly staff. Overall a great experience.

    Abernethy'sResponded 2 days agoHello Marlena! Thank you very much for coming in and we can't wait to serve you again! Happy Holidays! -Abernethy's Team

  3. m

    mrn1

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food; friendly and professional staff; great for pre-dinner dining.
  4. E

    Epicurian

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was good. My reservation was at 6:30. I arrived early at 6:15. I was told there were a few parties ahead of me and that I would have to wait even though there were over ten tables open between the inside and outside seating areas. After waiting 30 minutes at the bar, I asked if our table was ready. There were still several tables open.
  5. p

    phroggy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food, but a bit pricey for what you get and outstanding service. Lovely ambience at the Music Center Plaza.

    Abernethy'sResponded 2 days agoHello! We appreciate your business and thank you for coming in! We can't wait to serve you again :) Happy Holidays! -Abernethy's Team

  6. JL

    JudyL

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the elegant yet casual vibe. Service always A++++

    Abernethy'sResponded 4 days agoHello Judy! Thank you so much for coming in and supporting our business. We look forward to having you again soon! Happy Holidays! - Abernethy's Team

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Not crazy about current chef. Very limited healthy choices.

    Abernethy'sResponded 2 days agoHello. We appreciate you coming in and giving us a try. We are rotating chefs late January and hope to see you then. We can't wait to serve you again. Happy Holidays! - Abernethy's Team

  8. a

    alexs

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again loved it! Great food service etc — Casey our waiter was awesome as usual. Always love his recommendations. The tuna appetizer stood out for me tonight and got the delicious steelhead trout again. That never happens. I rarely order the same main twice. Love this place.

    Abernethy'sResponded 6 days agoHello! Thank you for visiting us and we can't wait to serve you again! Happy holidays to you and yours! - Abernethy's Team

  9. SR

    SharonR

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Before play dining, wonder food and atmosphere. Only problem was it was a bit too cold, and the manager was a bit cold too. Wait staff, hostesses and bar tenders were amazing. A bit pricey, because we ate it all, and ordered almost everything on the menu, so our bad. We will definitely go again.

    Abernethy'sResponded 6 days agoHi Sharon! Thank you for coming in and yes, I was freezing haha! We are working on making our outdoor patio more comfortable for our guest during this LA winter. We are very happy you came in and can't wait to serve you again :) Happy Holidays! - Abernethy's Team

  10. SR

    SummeRae

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small and quick scene with good music and great food. The afternoon we came the staff was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. It is a smaller menu so if you come here you may need to be open to trying something you may not ordinarily order. We did and we were both very happy with our meals. We’re excited to go back again, rotating chefs means there will always be something new to try!
  11. AL

    AlisonL

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The lamb ribs which I have had before were VERY fatty! Our waiter was overworked, but got us out in time for the theater. We thought the bill was VERY high for what we had.....5 first courses and some fried rice was $120.00 They need to change the menu more often.

    Abernethy'sResponded 7 days agoHello Alison. Thank you for coming in and we appreciate your business. We hope you come back for another try. We will be rotating our chef in January 2023, hope to see you then! Happy Holidays! - Abernethy's Team

  12. BQ

    BipQ

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The location of this restaurant is great - it's on the plaza at The Music Center in DTLA - right next to Dorothy Chandler for LA Opera and the Ahmanson. Unfortunately, the service is lacking. Some of the food is great, some is not. I base this on a few visits over the last few months. I would expect much higher service standards and more consistent high quality food for the prices this place charges. I do not recommend unless you just have money to burn and seek the convenience of the location.

    Abernethy'sResponded 7 days agoHello. We apologize for your experience and hope to have you in again for another try. We appreciate your business. Happy holidays! - Abernethy's Team

  13. m

    martinp

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Steak ordered by one in our party of four came with no potato side (French fries) - For the money charged you could throw in the fries or some potato choice.

    Abernethy'sResponded 7 days agoHello. We appreciate the feedback and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you and happy holidays! - Abernethy's Team

  14. B

    Brian

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience5
    Over priced and small portions. Only 6 available entrees and neither one was appetizing.

    Abernethy'sResponded on November 19, 2022Hello Brian. Thank you for your feedback. To improve our service, we'd like to dive in further to your response. What did you order and what could have made it better? We hope to have you back again the next time you visit the Music Center. Happy Holidays! - Abernethy's Team

  15. m

    mrn1

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good, unusual food, courteous and professional wait staff, and convenient for theatre goers.

    Abernethy'sResponded on November 19, 2022Hello! Thank you for coming and we can't wait to serve you again. Happy Holidays! -Abernethy's Team

  16. JJ

    JamesJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Over priced for the tasteless food and slow food preparation
  17. D

    Dennis

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! I go every time I have tickets to the music center. Love the food and the rotation of the menu and chefs. Great dining experience!

    Abernethy'sResponded on November 17, 2022Hi Dennis! We appreciate your feedback and can't wait to have you in again :) -Abernethy's Team

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Went to pre theater matinee lunch, had a reservation. Place pretty empty, asked to sit in shade. Hostess said 5 minutes. My handicapped friend said he needed to sit. Hostess pointed to tables in sun outside restaurant. Strange, off putting, and unnecessary. We sat at one of the many empty tables in the shade to wait. Drinks: 17 bucks each. I had ube colada. Good and at least was strong. Ordered tine ceviche to start. Then for mains the egg dish and the porridge dish. Tuna was delicious but very small portion. They brought out egg dish at same time, we asked to send back as we wanted appetizer first (as we had asked). Egg dish ok, porridge dish ok. Flan for dessert was good. With a couple more drinks and 2 coffees, $175. $215 with tip. Pricey for what you get. Beautiful setting on a beautiful day though with the fountains next to us

    Abernethy'sResponded on November 17, 2022Hello. Thank you for coming in and we appreciate your feedback. We will continue to use all and any comments to improve our service. - Abernethy's Team

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience3
    Extremely disappointed. We love the concept of rotating chefs but the overall experience and quality of food doesn’t come close to justifying the pricing.
  20. a

    alexs

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing! Had dinner before we saw 222 a ghost story (which was a lot of fun) and this experience started the beginning of a great evening. The steelhead trout was unbelievable. We tasted just about everything on the menu and would go back again and again! So nice to finally have a great convenient spot with greet FOOD to eat before theater!

    Abernethy'sResponded on November 17, 2022Hello! Thank you so much for coming and we can't wait to serve you again :) Happy Holidays! - Abernethy's Team

  21. SK

    StephanieK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We ordered Shishto Peppers, Lamb Adobo, Mussels, Big Shrimp. Favorites of the night were the shishito peppers and big shrimp. Lamb adobo was fine but lacked "adobo" flavor. Overall, food was just OK...nothing super memorable. Would have expected more for the price.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Ambiance was great, service was good! The food was good but Filipino food is not our favorite. We will be back when another chef is there.
  23. ML

    MalikaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant that features different chefs, perfect spot to grab a nice meal before seeing a show

    Abernethy'sResponded on November 17, 2022Hello! We appreciate your business and can't wait to serve you again :) Happy Holidays! - Abernethy's Team

  24. TS

    TracyS

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The good is quite good, and the location outstanding. This was the second dining experience in a row where the kitchen seemed overwhelmed and the dishes came out in bizarre, spotty order. We received the rice side dish about 10 minutes AFTER we had finished all the other dishes. They claim that they bring the dishes as soon as they are ready...which is clearly true. However, it results in a chaotic, and somewhat unpleasant, dining experience. I keep my fingers crossed that they will get a handle on the kitchen scheduling component of the business and live up to the quality of the food.

    Abernethy'sResponded on November 17, 2022Hi Tracy! Thank you for coming in and we very much appreciate your business. We hope the next time we can truly impress you. Happy Holidays! - Abernethy's Team

  25. D

    Debi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a fantastic time! Gabriel, my waiter, was so attentive.. I thought he was my date! LOL! No such luck!! The food was quite wonderful. Also beautiful to eat with your eyes. I don't take photos of my food ... BUT... my beautiful purple drink..with a flower on top was perfect for my hair before heading into the opera. I will come back and I LOVE the rotating chef idea. In LA we are so lucky to have so many wonderful world cuisines ... open up that mind and pallet! My main course was the shrimp w/ collards. It was very subtle and prefect for after my lumpia appetizer with red chili dipping sauce. I was especially happy to see that Abernathy's really was a wonderful place for solo dining, as I had read. A perfect evening all around!

    Abernethy'sResponded on November 17, 2022Hi Debi! Thank you so much for your feedback! We are so happy you had a great with us and we can't wait to serve you again. Happy Holidays! - Abernethy's Team

  26. PC

    PaulaC

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    First time eating there, never again. We had dinner at 6pm on a Saturday night. The food and service were uneven - some great things (loved the pork skewer and lumpia appetizers and the oxtail and shrimp entrées!), but also some stumbles (two of our party got their food but the other two had to wait 15 more minutes to get theirs??). What killed Abernethy’s for us was the CONSTANT TERRIBLE THUMPING NOISE from a nearby outdoor concert. It was electronic base drums amplified so loud our brains were rattled it was impossible to focus on anything else. Not Abernethy’s fault, but the fact that it happened at all and could obviously happen again anytime makes Abernethy’s a no-go for me.

    Abernethy'sResponded on November 17, 2022Hi Paula. We apologize for your experience and hope you can try us again. Happy Holidays! - Abernethy's Team

  27. TM

    TaniaM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been here through several chefs, and the meals are always great. I always go before the opera, and for sheer convenience the place can't be beat. If you are going to the theater or the opera make sure you reserve well in advance. The place is rather large, but obviously everyone is going to want to be there at around the same time as you. Mostly it's outdoor seating but the heaters are really warm. I would, by the way, recommend this place on its own terms and not just if you're attending a special event on the plaza.

    Abernethy'sResponded on November 17, 2022Hello! Thank you for coming in and we appreciate your business. We can't wait to have you in again :) Happy Holidays! - Abernethy's Team

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and lively food!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything that came to the table was delicious - but especially the shishito peppers, the tuna and the oxtail. Espresso martinis were the best we ever had!

    Abernethy'sResponded on November 17, 2022Hello :) we are so happy you came in and dined with us and we can't wait to serve you again! Happy Holidays! - Abernethy's Team

  30. SP

    SergioP

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in an open courtyard type of setup.
  31. O

    Oldpasadena

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Philippine cuisine, very tasty. Ultra convenient for the Music Center. Friendly and efficient service.
  32. MS

    MjSmith

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Plenty of tables and we were seated way outside. It was cold and dark. The food was good but got very cold because it was so cold outside. Wouldn’t go back unless guaranteed am inside table.

    Abernethy'sResponded on November 17, 2022Hello. We appreciate your feedback and wish to have you in soon :) Happy Holidays! - Abernethy's Tea

  33. FF

    FoodForThought

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The menu changes periodically. We had a modern take on Filipino food and it was really good.
  34. d

    deebs

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love Abernethy's! Al fresco dining steps away from the Taper, Ahmanson and Dorothy Chandler on the Plaza. Rotating chefs mean a different cuisine for every play and every meal we've had there has been delicious! Lots of ourdoor tables and heaters if it gets chilly. Great service, decent choice of wines and cocktails, and the location couldn't be better for an evening downtown at the theaters. Highly recommend it!
  35. t

    tova

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Enjoyed our meal. The only issue was we asked for the starter to be served first and 2 dishes came out at the same time.
  36. PM

    PilarM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tuna kilawin was awesome. The ube colada has a nice presentation and equally refreshing.
  37. K

    Kaylaartt

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Not a great experience. Service was slow. Menu was limited.
  38. M

    Mindy

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delightful dinner at Abernathy's. We sat outside with a view of the water and colored lights. All of our food was delicious, and the wait staff was friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Abernathy's to people going to a theater production at the Music Center, or people who just want to go out for a really nice meal.
  39. N

    Nate

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you're seeing a show at the The Music Center it couldn't be more convenient. Beyond the convenience, we loved the restaurant. Service was great, drinks and food were exceptional. I love the concept of rotating chefs. We will definitely be coming back!
  40. TL

    TomLA

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A mostly outdoor but covered restaurant, so good for COVID and doable most of the time in LA. Unquestionably the most convenient for the Music Center. That’s why we went, not expecting much from the food. But the food was creative, the fish perfectly cooked, cocktails well done and the service quite good. Note that the chef rotates every quarter, so results may vary but you’ll never get bored. Very happy to have this restaurant here.

    Abernethy'sResponded on October 17, 2022Hello! Thank you for coming in and we can't wait to serve you again! :)) - Abernethy's Team

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Abernethy's is rated 4.3 stars by 337 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Abernethy's

220 N Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Sun 3:30 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Filipino, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

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