The Bazaar by José Andrés

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5019 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
TEMPORARILY CLOSED.
In response to the increasing risk of the COVID-19 coronavirus and to help encourage social distancing to stop its spread, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close. We look forward to reopening our doors once it is deemed safe to do so.


A Michelin Guide recommended dining experience, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Our last supper out before quarantine 2020! Def a night to remember - can’t wait to return

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vipjima
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Ham Inerico was good but 80 dollars for a plate way high. Rest of tapas were boring. Expected more and service was half hearted

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Prettyred
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent taste & presentation. The price is pretty good compare to tasting & portion.
Definitely come back.

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EowynM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the Ultimate Tasting Menu and it was Way too much food for us! Every course was incredibly delicious, but next time we will go for the Favorites Tasting Menu. The flavors are incredible! Each bite explodes in your mouth releasing a complex yet complimentary array of flavors. We dined for close to 3 hrs. The courses just kept coming! My advice is to give yourself plenty of time and pace yourself. You need time between each of the variety or tapas to experience the flavors. Enjoy!! It’s a wonderful experience!

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keveny
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

love the food at Bazaar. But the omakase was not very good.

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vipluvsgreatfood
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time at the Bazaar on date night with my son. All of the staff were very delightful. We were able to do a tour of the kitchen and see how they make some of the fabulous dishes. The head chef was very accomodating and answered all of my questions about preparation and presentation. We had red velvet cupcakes for dessert. They make "the best cupcakes ever". The philly cheesesteak dish was really interesting and delicious. It was a new experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing and perfect from the food to dessert to coffee to the alcoholic scientific drinks fancy hotel Beverly hillsi

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

This is my 5th time there. So disappointing. Where do I start?
Well the start was comical! I drive in, get out about to hand the car to the valet in front of his stand and he looks at me and says how can I help you? I'm confused so I say: Is this the valet? Lol

Then the Bar! There were 10 people total at the bar: Yet I was there for 45 minutes! And still didn't get to close me Tab. They took my order and didn't even wait to take my partner order and walked away without letting us say: and....then another bartender took my partner order and 15 minutes later looked at us and said oh I think the other is making it because he was busy being one guy's personal bartender and buddy,
Then another 15 minutes went by and we got the drink,
I ask for the check and yup! Another 15 minutes, now a third bartender shows up trying to figure out what I had to get me my check? At this point I'm fed up. So I say here's my name figure out how to get the check to my table!
We go to hostess who when we checked in with her at 8:15 for our 8:30 and was supposed to find us at the bar in 10 minutes! So 9 pm and she looks at me and says do you have reservations or are you a walk in!
She says oh we will be sitting you :guess what? In 10 minutes!

Seated now an hour later so let's talk the food!
Olives never disappoint
Squash blossoms yummy
But the rabbit is the best cold chewy Rubber ever! Terrible
The lamb is tasty but came cold. I can only imagine because they were waiting to over cook the rabbit,

Now the worse! I made it a point to talk on the side to the hostess that it's my Partner's birthday and that even if we don't order dessert cause I gave it up for Lint to still being dessert and we chatted about what kind of dessert to bring,
Guess what? We got the bill and no dessert and no happy birthday for him!

Really pathetic service and horrible experience

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vipchefbacchus
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We've been to The Bazaar a number of times. It was - emphasis on past tense - one of my wife's favorite restaurants. The food is undeniably superb. Everything we ate and drank was first rate, and we strongly feel that they serve some of the best food available in Los Angeles.

The service was lacking - deeply lacking. Our server was cordial and attentive at first, and our first three courses arrived in reasonable time. Then...nothing. A 35 (!!!!) minute gap took place between course three and four. The last four courses weren't spaced properly (I ordered in a specific order, but was told that they would be "coursed out appropriately". They weren't.)

We even had to flag down a passing employee (who was often at a half trot through the restaurant, as if responding to a small fire) to get water refills.

A restaurant of this caliber should not have service like this, period. It's possible this was an off night, but I'm not sure I want to risk it again?

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vipDanielK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Overpriced food and slow service

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RaldaA
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This was our second visit to the restaurant and there was a difference! The service was excellent both times. We again ordered the tasting menu which consisted of multiple courses. This time, the food was rushed. We were served three separate tapas plates within a few minutes of each other. It felt like the staff was serving a large banquet party of pre-plated food. I mentioned that the food was coming out quickly and it slowed down but we didn't get the feel of really selected plates. The Philly Cheesesteak (the first time was amazing) was a crusty old shell that broke into bits. The servers did a good job of briefly describing what we were being served- but it felt and tasted like the meal you might get at a sit down banquet- very mechanized and much of it- prepared from a central commissary. The price was over $500 (with wine)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Good atmosphere. Food was okay

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Poor service poor food poor poor poor!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good but service was pretty poor. For some some reason couldn’t time any of the courses correctly and sides were missing when our steak came out, even after asking multiple times. Server would just disappear for long periods of time and only took one drink order our entire mean.

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vipLauraG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Creative dishes and delicious cocktails. Interesting wines by the glass and focus on Spanish vitners. Awful service and very very loud. We learned they’ve didn’t have our appetizer selection when another arrived. kitchen selected another without our consent to which we returned due to food allergies/ which was never asked. Didn’t have scotch selection - again rather than ask or tell us brought a glass of Prosecco. Waited 15 min to be escorted to dessert room - a menu is not provided. no one came so paid bill and left.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Arrived 10 minutes before our reservation and still had to wait 30 minutes to be seated which was strange. The food was fantastic but the service lacked a bit overall.

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TheBruin19
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Hoping this was not the usual for this place. My plate lacked flavor. The food definitely required seasoning.

I might give them another try but would need to have a GOOD reason to.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We ordered the prefix menu for $150/pp (4 people). One item was missed completely. Our entire menu of food was brought to us within 25 minutes, at times in groups of 3 items. There was no “experience” to the meal. It felt very rushed. Our dinner waiter was pretty good.
We were then moved to our dessert table with a different waiter. We asked for 2 mint teas. They brought one and then the other one came 20 minutes later after requesting it several times. Waiter was barely seen, we had to flag someone down several times I. Order to order and receive our check. We ordered several items off the menu. They were brought all at once, and two of our choices never showed up. We looked to tell the waiter, but couldn’t find anyone to help. Finally flagged down for a check and he had to go back and take it off our bill. The dessert experience took way longer than our meal but only because of the service and the grouping of items. The meal cost $1000 for 4 people but truly was only worth $150.
The food tasted pretty good...coffee steak was chewy and inedible. Rest of the food tasted good.
The whole experience was just...ehh!

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Foodie4u
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Husbands birthday. We had a reservation but waited for a table for 30 mins. Sat down at bar finally and hurried from there to dining table.by hostess when table finally ready. Wrote it was my husbands birthday on reservations with open table but waiter completely unaware. Waiter wasn’t very attentive or interested in our group and we’ve been here several times. The food was very good but drinks were not very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ok. Pretty good. Last time we ate there it seemed better.

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vipTravisW
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bazaar provided an exceptional culinary experience. I ate things I had never imagined before and enjoyed every dish. Unique atmosphere. Excellent service. Try anything on the menu. Take risks. Fun!

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Natgirl8698
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was not great at all. Would have been nicer to try a restaurant that is more personable and attentice to their clientele.

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MarceloN
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place, food was excellent, noise level was a little higher that expected however not a problem. recommended especially if you're staying at the SLS, why go out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love this restaurant. Especially love that they have a fantastic gluten free menu. We’ve been coming here for years, and always enjoy ourselves. Last night the restaurant sat us at a tiny round cafe table-it’s ridiculous to have a table that size in a tapas type restaurant as it’s more appropriate in a small coffee shop. Every time a new dish was delivered it was like the the game twister trying to figure out where they could place the dish on the table with zero surface space. I’m not going to lower my rating-but there is an easy fix for this and the restaurant needs to make it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2<