About The Bazaar by José Andrés

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.

465 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Latin / Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Dining Hours: Sun-Wed 6:00pm-9:45pm
Thurs-Fri 6:00pm-10:45pm
Sat 5:30pm-10:45pm

Bar Centro Hours: Mon-Thurs 5:00pm-12:30am, Fri-Sat 4:00pm-1:30am, Sun: 4pm-11:30pm

Merienda Hours: Mon-Thurs 5pm-8pm

Cross Street:
San Vicente Blvd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 246-5555

Website:
http://www.thebazaar.com/

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 310.246.555 to start planning your event today.

Parking Details:
The valet is $17.00 plus tax.

Executive Chef:
José Andrés

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

Special Events & Promotions:
From intimate to grand, let our Events & Catering team plan your perfect event at The Bazaar by José Andrés. The Bazaar by José Andrés 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. Call 310 246 2175 to plan your event today.

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.

The Bazaar by José Andrés Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.4

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4.5

value

4.0

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (55)
Tapas (54)
Special Occasion (53)
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Good for a Date (49)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Handcrafted Cocktails (42)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Romantic (37)
Fun (36)
Tasting Menu (36)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Worth the Drive (32)
Hot Spot (30)
Vibrant Bar Scene (25)
Good for Groups (23)
People Watching (23)
Notable Wine List (21)
Bar Seating (18)
Late-night Find (16)
Authentic (15)
Casual (11)
Cozy (11)
Business Meals (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Healthy (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Organic (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Spectacular, as always.
Impeccable service, delicious interesting food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing date or small group experience. You start at the bar where they’re heavy on the foam and liquid nitrogen but all to successful extent, then are whisked over to their tapas section (private and communal tables), enjoy a la carte or tasting menu tapas featuring Spanish standards and New American twists, then a final landing on the other side of this delicious cavern in the patisserie for dessert. Also ok that side there are various displays of jewelry, artifacts etc.

We did 10 tapas, three cocktails, two desserts and coffee with a 20% tip (their service feels very Four Seasons) for $300. Spend it if you’ve got it, your date will be impressed.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The ambiance was hectic and the music was too loud and dance club-like. The server was not very attentive and it took drinks far too long to come out, more than once. The food is interesting, some dishes better than others - and the menu relys heavily on gimmicks. It's creative but expensive for what it is - gimmick over flavor or portion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Got seated at a crappy tiny little bistro table for a party of 4. That doesn’t work based on multiple tapas dishes. Ridiculous and annoying.

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 (Portugal)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent experience! Love it all! To repeat without doubt!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

I’ve been to 40+ countries and eaten at some of the best restaurants. This is my favorite restaurant in the whole world. When I lived in LA I’d here here a lot, now just when visiting. It’s truly a gastronomers paradise. Creative dishes, wonderful presentation. Trust me, it will be a wowing experience!
Favorite dishes:
Not your everyday caprese
Papas canarias
Chicken croquetas
Cotton candy foie gras
Philly cheesesteak
Brussel sprout salad
Caipirinha

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The best food I’ve had in LA!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Been many times over the years with great memories Now this venue has completely lost its charm. As soon as I was told it is now owned by Marriott, I understood why.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Third time dining at Bazaar and always have had a great experience recommend ordering the Omakase tasting menu. Well worth your money.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We were a party of four. Three people decided they wanted the chef's tasting menu, but we were told we all had to get it because it was "designed for four." Then most of the dishes came out either undivided or with five portions. So one person ended up committing to 16 dishes vs the three she would have chosen on her own, at a cost of approximately $50 more than her dinner would have been a la carte, all because the restaurant doesn't want customers to share. If three people are paying $100 each, and a fourth person is also ordering separately (not sitting there with a glass of water and a fork poised over her companions' plates), why does the restaurant CARE if anybody shares?

We were then moved out to the lounge for dessert (three more dishes and mediocre coffee). The lounge seating is very uncomfortable; the ambient temperature was cold; and the bathroom looks like a morgue. Not what we are used to at these prices.

We had a good time together, but only because we always do - not due to the dining experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Used to be one of the most amazing experiences when I first tried it 4 years ago. Way down on quality and quantity.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I am not sure if the VIP of open table mean anything at all. My table was small for 5 guests . It was not busy at all.
The service was VERY unorganized
My friends ordered the cocktails but never came
Have to track down the server to get wine
Food came before the wine
Terrible organization, very disappointed
We still tipped the server because we are just nice
Food was good , that’s why we wanted to try it out.

Overall , Seevice was questionable and VIP of open table might not mean anything to them.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

One of my favs in LA- attention to the detail of the food is unlike any other restaurant- most enjoyable experience and perfect for a special occasion!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fir a dinner for 2, expect to order 6-9 dishes. Everything we had was exceptional. Some standouts: the Japanese taco, Philly Cheesesteak. For drinks: cross-eyed Maria (sweet), Gopalito (earthy)

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great meal and great overall experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Went to Bazaar for my 4 year anniversary with my wife. Loved the atmosphere, service, and food selections. The cocktails were top notch. Our server was super helpful and gave some wonderful recommendations for food. We found the dessert "set-up/service" to be quite fun. I highly recommend this if you are looking for a unique and great experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I reserved a table for 2 for a birthday dinner and was assigned a small round table in a dark corner. When i asked the host to change to a bigger table, she said we only have two people so we could not sit there. But i saw other 4 seat table that only had 2 persons. We waited a long time so we just accepted it and sat.
When we moved to the dining room. Again i was put in a small table in a dark corner. I asked the host (the same african american girl) if we could move to the sofa table (there was another couple sitting there so i assumed it was ok for 2 people to sit there). I was shocked when she said: “i dont know. If they clean the table then you can sit there!” Then proceeded to walk away. When my server came, I requested another table and she gladly do it for us right away.

Everything was great but i did not have any good picture or a good table. The host totally ruined my experience. Not to mention that that was my birthday.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I've been to 6 Jose Andres restaurants and I found this to be the most uninspired. The ambiance of the restaurant ruined it. The restaurant is basically in the hotel lobby and it feels as such. The restaurant does not feel separate from the lobby and there were too many working girls. The food was good, the ingredients amazing. The drinks were ok but not great. The wine was excellent. The dessert was completely uninspired and moving into another area of the lobby for dessert was ridiculous. He could and has done better.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 5, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The menu is excellent and very playful.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Service is impeccable! My brother and I skipped Super Bowl Party for a fancy sibling night out together! We were seated comfortably, ordered their 12 course truffle dinner feast and enjoyed the evening catching up with one another.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Interesting Concept, good food. They need to improve service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had an excellent time. Every time we come the service is spectacular. This time I had wanted a wine paired with a special dish I had never ordered and our server was able to suggest a wonderful wine by the glass without asking the sommelier. We also wanted Dessert in the tea room afterwards, something we did not specify till the middle of our meal and they were also very gracious in getting us setup.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Outstanding food, impeccable variety of tapas. Can highly recommend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Shared 16 different plates and each one was superb.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Casual, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Unique dining with excellent food

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I had the pleasure of having dinner at the SLS Bazaar yesterday with a couple of friends and I must say that our server Ali was spectacular. He went over the restaurant shared plate concept and even went over the must haves dishes. I must say that the restaurant is a mesh of weird/modern antiquity, and that in itself is pretty unique. The manager, Denny even passed by our table and offered us Taitinger Brut champagne, and gave us a personalized tour of the restaurant. The food is very creative and I highly suggest you start with the cotton candy foie gras and/or the philly sandwich. They were delicious! Spectacular service all around from all SLS Bazaar teammates! I will surely visit again. Make sure to ask for Ali as a server!

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food gets A+ but service gets a C- Our waitress didn’t seem too enthusiastic about being there. We were celebrating a birthday and our experience wasn’t made to feel special. I say that because I had expected some kind of fun gesture from what previous reviews. The staff needs to vamp up their customer service, which is not doing the food justice. With so many cool restaurants in Los Angeles service should be A+.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was amazing, the service was out of this world and Denny from management was AMAZING never let him go!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Sublime. Would do again in the same night, menu items in reverse!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The Bazaar never disappoints!! Had a wonderful dinner, great food selection and amazing ambiance. If you are looking for tapas style, small bites, long dinners and a great time, the Bazaar will always satisfy. I love coming back and trying new things.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 25, 2018

It’s fine
Nice place

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Disappointing! We arrived early for our dinner reservation to enjoy the live music and hand crafted cocktails on the terrace that they advertise on their website for every Thursday night. We were told that we had to reserve a table to listen to the music and there wasn’t one available. (There is no mention of this on their website) Although, it wasn’t crowded we were told that we couldn’t go outside. Alternatively, we sat at one of the tables by the bar inside with no servers in sight. Eventually, my husband had to get up and go find one. After a long wait for our cocktails we were sat for dinner still waiting for our drinks. Once we were sat in the dining room the service was much better! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was delicious but since this was a tapas restaurant the portions were extremely small! After dinner we were escorted to the pastry area for dessert which was also delicious. Overall I would not recommend this restaurant. We were a party of 5 with a $800 bill and we still left hungry and disappointed with the experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was delicious ... although we would have loved a pescatarian tasting menu - they offer vegetarian or regular. That being said, we really enjoyed the à la carte

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Exceptional!!! Food exceeded expectations!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Tonight was better than Saturday when we was there .

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We went for the DineLA prix fixe menu. There were a few outstanding standouts but overall, was a lot of food for the price.
Service fell apart at the end. For dessert, they re-seat you in the “lobby” which is a little bizarre. Our waitress said it was because the pastries came out of a different kitchen. We were confused since our dinner came out from several different kitchens but we were not reseated every single course.
After getting our desserts, it seemed like the wait staff had completely forgotten about us. We had to flag someone about 30 min after finishing dessert for the check. We were not asked if we would like coffee, refills on water or anything else for that matter. Also, it was also much cooler where we were seated and I was freezing at the end.
Overall, very disappointed in the service and will most likely not be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Food delicious....Service NOT!
Terribly expensive for the amount of food on each plate. Most dishes were ONE "possibly" TWO bites. Avg cost for apps, $12.00-$18;00

I'm guessing when the tips are pooled, individual service lacks big time.
It also appeared there was very little coordination between the front desk hostess, the actual restaurant and the "desert" area.

Bottom line, GREAT taste, Poor execution.
(also $17.00 to park. next time i will Uber both ways, cheaper~)

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Tapas, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Our favorite restaurant in LA- we will return!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Not my kinda of food. Don't like mozzarella balls with liquid inside them. Or fois gras on a stick with cotton candy around it. Really? That's not good I don't care how famous the chef is. Yuk!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Don't bother. The food was expensive, service rushed and overall value was horrible.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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