The Bazaar by José Andrés

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Tapas / Small Plates
Named as Johnathan Gold’s “Best Restaurants”, and Esquire Magazine's "Restaurant of the Year" the Bazaar by James Beard Award Winner, José Andrés, is a vibrant mix of sophisticated cuisine and playful lounge spaces where dining transcends into fête extraordinaire. Experience a collection of magical dining experiences, entwined in a modern-day, European-inspired “indoor piazza” designed by Phillipe Starck. The Bazaar boasts a Wine Spectator 'Award of Excellence' winning wine list featuring extensive selections from Spain and California as well as all the classic wine regions of the old world and new.

Specials

Paella Night

Join us for a new weekly tradition, Paella Night on the cozy Bar Blanca Terrace. The experience includes traditional Spanish welcome tapas and your choice of vegetable or rotating specialty paella. Guests are encouraged to arrive by 7:45 to enjoy the entire paella process. Limited availability. ($55 per person)

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 12, 2019

Ends: June 13, 2118

Availability: Thu 7:45PM-8:00PM

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Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word unbelievable

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Dallas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way!!

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Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It hits my expectation! Bravo

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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Overpriced a loooot! The food was ok but the service was poor. The waiter seldom check on us.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends took me to eat out for my birthday and we couldn’t have picked a better place. I loved the food. Food is art at Bazaar. The service was fantastic. The servers were always willing to explain and give suggestions. We appreciated that most of them could speak to us in Spanish also. We also had dessert and it is an experience to be able to visit the pastry chef and get to view them all. Being able to ask the pastry chef questions and watching them make these wonderful concoctions makes you feel like you are “behind the scenes” and being part of the “Bazaar experience.” I’m happy to be able to spend at an establishment in which the ownership stands up for social justice issues. Thank you José Andrés.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere

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AA
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

From the awkward service at Valet to our hostess walking us into the middle of the dinning room then leaving us there and saying she would be right back to coming back and saying I guess you can just have a seat here and having us sit at a table of 4 when we made reservations for 2 for our 5 year anniversary... to our server being told that I can’t really have cheese and him still recommending the chefs 16 course meal in which cheese was a main part of most of the dishes ... never again will we come back nor will I recommend this place to anyone. Our experience was probably just a bad one but I would hate to have anyone experience what we did.

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RO
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impecable, the food was up to a fine dining experience. Bery difficult to find a word wich can describe perfection, sublime, amazing, unforgetable experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great different and healthy creations. Very enjoyable

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ER
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had two kinds of olives, loved the liquid not the other. Squid Ink pasta rissotto was the star of the evening. Turbo was good but normal. Overall good experience and good service.

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AR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The most unique dining experience my husband and I have ever had. The food was excellent. We were impressed by the staff’s knowledge of every dish. LOVED the dessert section of the restaurant. Super clean and beautiful bathrooms. Was slightly taken aback by the unique decor but quickly warmed to whatever the night presented us with. Super glad we went. Will definitely return. Thank you!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Be prepared for a four hour dining experience.

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Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good but not amazing

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience. The food is to die for. The flavors explode in your mouth and the vibe is very upscale. Went with my lady and our 1 year old son. She loved it and he fell asleep mid way through dinner. Guess he enjoyed it as well. Great place to take pictures. Awesome aesthetic. Overall no complaints.

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QP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Poor service. We were there for our anniversary celebration looking forward to a special night. The food was simply alright and the service very poor. One goes to a well rated restaurant expecting to be well treated and to have good food, unfortunately this was not the case. After ordering six dishes/appetizers as our waiter recommended, the first 4 were served and the other 2 took 50 minutes to arrive... we had the clear impression that the waiter had forgotten our order and just put it in after we asked about it.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We came to the Bazaar with very high expectations. My husband had been there previously and raved about it so when we were looking for a special dinner to celebrate my 40th birthday, this seemed like the perfect choice. We were very disappointed.

The food was okay- nothing spectacular or special. The service was the worst we have had at any of the high end restaurants we have been to. It took, on average about ten to fifteen minutes between courses and we had to flag out server who was nowhere to be found to ask him if he could please speed up the time between courses. It took THREE hours for dinner. We have been to providence and that was also a long dinner but the courses kept coming at appropriate intervals and the wait staff was excellent. We spent almost $700 for a three hour dinner that left us very dissatisfied and sad. Like I said, I was there for my 40th birthday and chose this restaurant out of so many in Los Angeles based on a previous experience. We will not be returning any time soon.

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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the variety of food and tapas presented. My four year old son loved the mango passionfruit bon bons.

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AK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is official: this is the bestest!! And I do not even know where to start. The experience of going to The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel is like arriving in Cockaigne (“Schlaraffenland”) - a mystic land that effortlessly pleases all senses – until you step out and merge back into L.A. traffic.

Visually incorporating the various voluptuous layouts of the multiple sections within the restaurant is an adventure in itself, and that not at last includes going to the magnificent bathrooms (make sure to drink enough to not miss that opportunity!! - it is unbelievable!!!). Throughout the empire, the styles and lights are a splendid and unimaginable fusion of modern/old/classy/dadaistic elements and can neither be captured in words nor adequately depicted with images: it is a world that one simply and without fear must dive into – and it feels like somnambulating.

The food was spectacular in every respect (Note: I rarely say that). The cocktails (LN2 Caipirinha and Majic Mojito) opened like an optical firework with liquid nitrogen as a soothing preface. The tapas-like food items (recommend to choose 4-5 items per person) were brought to the table in a measured pace to allow for sufficient time to indulge into each and every one of them. I should mention that I had the pleasure of sitting across the open kitchen and hence was able to watch Chef Holly and her team beautifully providing the last artful touch to each item – for us and for others. Everything was unbelievably full in contrasting flavors, different textures, unexpected ingredients, and supreme presentation. We chose the Tuna Ceviche Avo Roll, the Beef Tartare, the Not Your Everday Caprese, The Brussel Sprouts, the Philly Cheesesteak with its surprise (I don’t tell what it is), the Turbot, the Tempura Squash Blossoms, the Rossejat Negra paella-style pasta, and the suuuuper tender Spanish Octopus. Wow !!

Full review posted by me on YELP.

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s
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to take people visiting from outside of LA, with its very interesting and unique decor and excellent food.

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TC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

watching dessert Chef performing the graffiti in front of you was the highlight of dinner.Service is super! Its pricy overall but worth it.

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San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

what dining should be.... from Valet, to hosts, to bar service, to dining room, all went smoothly. Great menu with tons of options, from adventurous, to whimsical, to traditional. Could use a little more options on wines by the glass, but that's just me....
Special thank you to Josh, the "food runner" who was so much more.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it for my husband’s birthday!!!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience dining at The Bazaar. The tasting menu was phenomenal. We enjoyed everything we had ordered.

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VL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service is wonderful and attentive. The food is creative and flavorful. You get these little plates with exploding flavors. It is a bit loud, but I think that is the intended atmosphere.

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AT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening with great food, wonderful service and a dessert room.
It was an unforgettable evening.

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IP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 2

Requested a nice, cozy table due to a birthday celebration/anniversary, we were seated at the last table near the kitchen.

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San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An interesting setting for eating. A special mother's day brunch. Food at all the various stations was excellent. Staff was efficient and friendly.

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fabulous as was the food. Went for the mother's day brunch and they made sure all the moms felt very special.

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Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful Mother's Day Brunch at The Bazaar! The food is so unusual and delicious! The vast number of choices was amazing! We had a great time. Our server was very friendly and attentive. This is pretty pricey--something you want to save for special occassions!

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LF
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. My husband treated me to the Mother’s Day brunch. Everything was superb. The food, the service, everything. We were thoroughly impressed and had a wonderful time.

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JL
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Graduation

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CJ
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time for my husband's birthday! It's definitely a special occasion dinner since it's pretty expensive, but I would go back in a second.

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GA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Our server was friendly and we loved our sommelier, but general service was lacking. Courses were not well timed and check-in was cold and not personable.

Decor had a "Vegas" type vibe that we did not enjoy (we have lived and dined in both cities).

Food was quite good and well presented.

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MA
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was there a year ago the food was okay. This time the food was much better.
I never get 5 Star reviews, but they have really stepped up their game.
It's a great Spanish restaurant for LA.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Didn’t love it
It’s outdated the food the decor
Not coming back

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R
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The chef team at The Bazaar are truly genius. Even the simplest of dishes explode with flavor. Cocktails have never tasted so good. The scene is vibrant albeit a little loud. Each area of the restaurant has its own feel. Caution, be careful not to order to much. We had to be carted out after four hours, but there are worse things.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great! Seafood here is really well processed and made. Service was really professional and good too!

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S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chefs tasting menu is the best way to experience this location.

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TS
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Always very unique food. The paella is quite salty. This is the third time I have had it and it has been salty the last two times. Some dishes came out cold. The staff was quite anxious to close down the hot food kitchen earlier. We went on a Sunday evening which could explain the decrease in the usual high quality of food. The Bazaar has been one of my favorite places in LA. I brought a friend from out of town to show her an amazing meal. This was unfortunately my least positive experience at the restaurant.

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DW
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This place was cool. Only thing is the loud club music being played threw a wrench into the experience. Other than that it was nice. Service was perfect. Our waiter was fantastic.

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