The Bazaar by José Andrés

4.7
4378 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Tapas
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
Bar
Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–12:30 am
Sat 5:00 pm–1:30 am
Sun 5:30 pm–11:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri 6:00 pm–10:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Merienda Hours
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–8:00 pm
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Phone number
(310) 246-5555
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
José Andrés
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Catering
Our catering team offers The Bazaar's award-winning Spanish cuisine by James Beard award-winning chef José Andrés at any location, for intimate dinners at home, meetings at the office or elaborate parties just about anywhere. Customize your event with tray-passed service, seated dinners or chef’s stations. The Bazaar Catering can do it all! Call 310.246.5555 to start planning your event today.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
San Vicente Blvd.
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Parking details
The valet is $17.00 plus tax.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

From intimate to grand, let sbe Events & Catering plan your perfect event at The Bazaar. The Bazaar accommodates up to 675 guests with design by Philippe Starck, on-site and off-site catering, custom menus by James Beard award-winning chef José Andrés, and premium mixology and specialty cocktails.

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4,378 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
81%
Very Good
13%
Good
4%
Fair
2%
Poor
1%
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BB
5.0Dined 2 days ago

They nailed it again! Another DineLA, another special birthday dinner. We had a great time, as usual, and everything was fantastic. The price went up $10 but I feel it was justified given the improved selection, which was also a very different spread than the past few DineLA menus I've enjoyed over the past couple years. We also spent a bit extra to get some of the cookies, chocolates, and other sweets to take home, which was a great decision!

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T
5.0Dined 3 days ago

The amazing food and ambiance never ceases to amaze!

The dessert room is a real treat!

Five Stars.

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d
4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was let down by inattentive service. Needed to top up own wine and water which one should not need to do in a restaurant at this level. It was friendly and pleasant enough, just not really 5 star standard.
The food itself was delicious.

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OT
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Love this place!!! Cocktails and food are very unique!! Great for foodies

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OT
5.0Dined 7 days ago

I tried their DineLA menu and it was excellent. The Rossejat Negra, Seared Waygu Beef Cheeks, Baby Japanese Peaches, and Mushroom Ramen were my favorites. The only thing I didn’t like was the Traditional Spanish Flan. The citrus sauce was a bit more astringent then I prefer. I also ordered two cocktails. The first, Cinnamon Sour, was easily the best cocktail I have ever had. The second, Blurred Borders, was not my favorite as it was a little like a smoky tequila shot.

All in all though, the positives seriously outweighed the couple slight negatives and I will be back.

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E
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Fantastic experience!

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T
4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

It’s still a great restaurant but the life excitement in the air as it was 10 years ago just isn’t there anymore it feels like you’re just calling it

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B
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

An outstanding dining experience from start to finish. We had the tasting menu. Fifteen tapas and three desserts. Each dish was spectacular and I'm not exaggerating. I kept thinking that the chef, Jose Andres, is a genius to be able to come up with the flavor combinations he did. Here's an example: Cotton Candy with Fois Gras. He mixes a slightly sweet cotton candy with a nice piece of fois gras in the middle. It's ecstasy. It's too much food for sure, but every bite was amazing. The service is perfect. Attentive, but not overbearing. Very pricey, though. It was $100 per person for the food. Coffee was extra as was wine/drinks/etc. What a fantastic evening. Definitely perfect for a special occasion. Highly recommended.

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BK
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

The restaurant was super quiet when we arrived but then things definitely picked up. The food was phenomenal. Every dish was better than the next. Three tapas per person is more than plenty even though our server recommended 3-4. I was stuffed. The octopus toast was our favorite but the beef checks were an extremely close second. They were incredibly tender and you barely had to chew them. Will definitely go back the next time we're in town.

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OT
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

This restaurant came highly recommended so I went with great expectations. I was very disappointed. Caesar salad I thought was a cute idea. The cotton candy foie gras was Clever but I would prefer the traditional. Actually don’t need it anymore because of the cruelty to ducks. The Philly cheesesteak was highly recommended by multiple people. One bite and the cheese was all over my hand. I was not offered a wet wipe. We ordered four appetizers and the bill was $163 without the $35 tip. The only way that I would return is if somebody really wants to go there for their birthday. The restaurant is beautiful but I think the food is gimmicky. Once was enough for me.

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RU
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

A James Beard Award-winning chef in a Philippe Starcke-designed space with inventive and, yes, delicious cuisine served by attentive and friendly waitstaff. They're pro-active about allergies, create theatrically handcrafted cocktails to impress guests and business associates alike, and even have kid-friendly versions of the cotton candy lollipops (with avocado instead of foie gras) and nitrogen cocktails. The kitchen and staff here deliver more than just an excellent meal - they provide an incomparable experience. Definitely worth every penny, especially knowing that Jose Andres has provided hundreds of thousands of fresh-cooked meals through his foundation to Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria, Houstonians after Hurricane Harvey, and Southern Californians and firefighters after recent wildfires. Love this place.

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O
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Continues to be one of the best and most enjoyable meals in LA.

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OL
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

What an amazing experience !!! Carlos at tha bar and Inga as our server were so friendly and helpfulll!!! And the food; OMG; simply AMAZING!!

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k
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Eclectic atmosphere and decor makes for a fun dining event. Tapas-style dishes are about $9-15 each, with some (such as the delicious Coffee-rubbed Steak) costing more ($21). We had two vegetarians in the group that found plenty to enjoy, including the Jicama-wrapped Guacamole (which everyone loved), and the Brussel Sprouts with diced Granny Smith Apples, sliced Green Grapes, and Lemon Air. Cocktails were inventive and delicious, especially the Salt Air Margarita. Dinner and dessert for 6, including 4 cocktails, 2 lattes, tax, and tip was $375.

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JM
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

The tasting menu was exquisite, before the three desserts we were completely full and we brought two at home.
The Japanese taco is lovely and the tortilla de patatas new style really surprise me.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Bazaar was a pleasant dining experience overall. Service and attention to our table could have been better.

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M
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

As always the food was amazing! Still to this day my most favorite restaurant- ever.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

As usual - perfect experience for foodies!
LOVE the food, decor, design and service.

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d
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Los Angeles, but unfortunately some of the best items on the menu have been removed, like the Dashi linguini and yellowtail. Additionally, some of the items we wanted to order were "sold out" which was surprising since we were dining early in the evening and the restaurant was far from packed with patrons.
Perhaps this is the reality of running a business that no longer attracts the crowds it once did. However, if economics are impacting the restaurant's operations, then please create a menu of items that you can sustain on a daily basis, instead of offering such a large selection - with many of the items unavailable.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Phenomenal food and cocktails, worth the hype!

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KF
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

This was one of the best meals my family and I have had in a long time - we went for my birthday and everyone was extraordinarily happy with the amazing and inventive cuisine and craft cocktails. An absolute must if you're passionate about food.

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JS
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Very good tapas food, albeit the wine list started at $100. Great vibe. Outstanding ladies room. And although the gin and tonic was expensive, it was very very good.

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W
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Great experience

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OT
4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

I didn't like the shares table seating. Food was super good though.

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DJ
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Our waiter was exceptional, and so was the rest of the staff. We will definitely be returning to celebrate the sale of our script. Excellent bar area as well.

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CR
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

My boyfriend and I had a lovely anniversary dinner at the Bazaar. Our waiter Joe was amazing, knowledgeable, and so friendly. He helped make it such a special night. The food was a life changing experience and we felt like we were high after our meal. Would go back a million times.

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S
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

My wife and I really enjoyed this restaurant. We had the chef's Omakase tasting menu. The food was not only very tasty, but it was the most playful tasting menu my wife and I ever had. It was really fun to see what surprise each course was going to offer. We will definitely be back with friends.

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JZ
1.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Service isn't great - we waited over 25 minutes to be transferred to the "dessert area", finally we just walked over there ourselves. We told 4 different people we were walking over, as it had been so long. Still we didn't get service for an additional 25 minutes. We asked for the check and didn't even have dessert as we just wanted to leave by then... We spoke to the manager who was less then helpful, didn't even comp anything and just gave us a few desserts to go. Our bill was over $500 and the experience was just SO NOT WORTH IT.

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c
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The first time I came here, there were 9 of us, mostly relatives who were in town for a wedding. This time, there were just 2 of us. We had a choice of the 18 course tasting menu or the regular menu. We picked the regular menu from which we got to pick 8 of our fave dishes. My guest was a New York based relative , well travelled, who just st returned from a 5 week trip to Rome with a 3 day side trip to Paris. The Bazaar experience was unique and did not fail to impress her or me. It’s pricey but I highly recommend it.

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AC
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Incredibly delicious food - considering we had tried out over 10-15 options .. all of them were exceptionally tasty and beautifully presented -- and needless to say the Caiparinha was wonderful - desert was good nothing to rave about though - if it werent for the wine pricing, the rates would not be classified exorbitant :)

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C
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Food was great - did the tasting menu. However, the service was not up to what you would expect for such an upscale restaurant. With a tasting menu you rely on explanations of each course. And several of the severs were hard to u sets tabs..

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OT
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Un lugar para volver la comida super rica sabíamos que era un lugar caro pero vale la pena todo super rico y super buena presentacion

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JB
3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The upsell gimmick from our waiter was offputting. I prefer a more genuine approach. Also, traditional tapas were a bit of a flop, especially the proteins. Something was off on the texture for the lamb, skirt steak & octopus. New style tapas were on point as usual. Go for the molecular gastronomy & don't let the server push you into getting more booze or food than you want.

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D
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Come here for the food and the experience, we love it.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Service was great and food was great. For a mellow evening with great conversation this place is for you

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L
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Came for anniversary dinner. 1st visit. We were both completely blown away by the flavors and plating of the food. I was on crutches, and the staff was very attentive. As a vegetarian, I found many delicious items. My boyfriend is a carnivore and was equally satisfied! We will be back!

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L
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

One of my favorite restaurant in LA. Would like to go once and once again.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Best Spanish restaurant in LA

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AG
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Always an amazing experience at the Bazaar! Will definitely go again!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great athmodphere great food

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