The Bazaar by José Andrés

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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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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BM
San Francisco
349 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I’ve been many times. Food seemed saltier than usual. Otherwise great. Just be ready for a hefty bill.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Matt was great!

GA
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible, the restaurant is awesome. I will totally recommend it to anyone who is in town.

OT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, great for groups. Very upbeat and energetic setting. Well organized with dessert bar on opposite side of restaurant/sitting area.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter’s 30 birthday with friends. They had a wonderful time, and couldn’t stop raving about the food and their waiter. Highlight their night!

DB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Stellar food, theatrical effect, atmosphere, interior design. The service was sorely lacking. They got slammed and, while everyone was doing their best, they simply couldn't keep up.

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. Great experience and food. A++

OT
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had great time

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Experience was excellent! Will definitely return!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

I was a bit disappointed with the food, two stakes we ordered did not come out hot or juicy, saviche was plain. Shrimp and beef tartar not flavorful enough. It’s just my opinion the rest of the group was happy, however they dint have to pick up the bill. The drinks are great and service also, will go there again to give it another try.

h
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience!

B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service knowledgable staff. Great food

TT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a place we go to when we want to have something prepared the most fun & imaginative way possible. This place has great eclectic atmosphere. The dish presentation is inventive and beautiful. The tastes (food and drinks) are multi-layered. This is my goto place for special occasions.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing night at an amazing restaurant! Everything from the drinks to the dishes was made with so much attention and more importantly taste phenomenal. Will have to make The Bazaar a more frequent go to for my wife and I. Lastly can’t say enough about the staff, they are very personable, and know the menu as they should. 10 out of 10!!!!

K
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was pretty great - we did the tasting menu (one vegetarian and one regular) and there were several inventive and delicious courses. We liked how you move to the dessert room for dessert and felt it helped make that final course more special. Our main server was also lovely. The one issue we had, which sadly impacted all else, was the pacing of service. Usually when we’ve done tasting menus, the service is deliberate and slow, and each course is explained with an almost reverent manner, so you can really savor it. Here, we frequently had 2-3 plates crowding in front of us and for a few of the courses we had to ask the server to come back and explain what the food was and how to eat it. Not a deal breaker, but our experience would have been greatly improved by affording the diner time to appreciate each course.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here twice! Always a fun experience - definitely have a taste of the tasting menu, it’s the best! (Don’t let the small dishes scare you off - you will get full !!).

MD
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The place is visually intriguing and set the promise of a great dining experience. It was indeed a good meal with highs and lows that on the balance was a positive experience. You have to cobble together a variety of small plates to create your own meal. The pacing was a bit slow and the meal dragged out a bit longer than necessary. The charcuterie tray was outstanding as was the cheese steak sandwich. The rest of our dinner which included the octopus, scallops, shrimp as well as wagyu steak were all good. Moving to the dessert section of the restaurant was a bit innovative. The flan was excellent but the red velvet cupcake was dry. The pan con chocolate was ok.
All in all it was a unique experience.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We did the chefs tasting! It was a unique experience.

M
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Did the omakase and enjoyed every dish.

A
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Horrible experience.

The course meal was in disarray, food not up to par. Waitress dropped a knife on to my partner... Dessert were also not up to par. Overall, a very disappointing expierence.
Drinks were pretty good.

GD
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere is one of a kind. Presentation of food and drinks are awesome.

8
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The Peruvian ceviche is not a Peruvian dish at all

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful was 40 year anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our 40th Birthday

CP
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Adventurous & fun dining experience in a unique ambiance.

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MT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

There’s two floors in that restaurant. I’ve been twice. It was great service and ambiance. Last time we’re be seated in a room with two kitchens. It was freezing inside, terrible service.

d
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It is just a fun place with great food. The presentation is highly entertaining and the service is wonderful.

RA
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were very disappointed with our experience. The food quality was awful, very pricey for what you get.
Our tomahawk steak was tasteless, and our service was horrible.
Would not recommend!

n
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Did the tasting menu, started out great but the hot food wasn’t as good as the cold. Also the servers didn’t switch out our plates and cutlery as often as they should have.

AG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everyone raves about the food (and of course they do, it’s amazing) but I have to say - the service we received was out of this world! Special thanks to Matt, our server, and Sebastian, master of drinks for being attentive (but not too attentive), knowledgeable, and great guides through our killer anniversary dinner.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This unique dining experience is worthwhile in every conceivable way. Everything from the adventurous, playful menu to the considerate, attentive service was remarkable. The Bazaar chefs and service staff was able to deliver a wonderful evening. I can confidently recommend a visit.

P
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having been to The Bazaar before, I believed it was the perfect place to take my Mom to celebrate her 85th birthday! She had never been to a restaurant so “special”!

Service was amazing - from Ila’s welcome (the manager; I’m sure I spelled that incorrectly!), Raul (busser) and Matt’s care in the dining room, it was awesome.

For two of us, we had nine items (not including the two desserts!). Brussels sprouts, caprese, leeks and asparagus, mushroom ramen with pork belly, seared wagyu beef cheeks, seared rabbit, turbot, scallops and Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. EVERY SINGLE BITE was delicious!!

For dessert, we had the nitro coconut floating island and imperial earl grey with coffee.

It was a fabulous evening!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing place

FS
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing job by Jose Andres. Great molecular gastronomy dishes. A little bummed that some favorites are off the menu like the fois gras cotton candy due to California law. But the phillycheese steaks more than make up for it!

PK
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Jose A is a food genius. Few other places will give you as many wow! moments. I have been to all his restaurants many times and I always returns.

MS
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! José Andres you are amazing. Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world. I enjoy my time in your restaurants. Your team always exceeds our expectations.


Thank you!

A
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was quite good but we waited a very long time for the last two tapas. It seemed like the waiter had completely forgoten about them. Most waiters looked unprofessional, talking loud to each other while serving you and looking stressed. The food is worth it but they should really improve the service.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my nephew with his girlfriend for his birthday and we had a spectacular multiple course fixed price menu that was sensational. Our host was wonderful he really knew how to take care of us and suggested fabulous things for us to try. The atmosphere is delightful and strange and wonderful all mixed into one. The desserts are out of this world.

BM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best plates in Los Angeles. The food is just stunning and the cocktails are terrific malt crafted and very special.

Not as great for a single diner ( as I am when traveling for business ) - hard to feel cocooned.

P
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Been to the restaurant several times before, felt like the experience it’s declining, the restaurant was pretty empty. They would drop the plates and leave without explaining or telling what plate that was. And the waiters seemed more worry about putting tables out and closing some sections then to actually serve. I was ask only on the beginning if I wanted a drink and never again. This use to be one of my favorite places when I lived in LA, was kind disappointed with this last visit.

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