The Lab Brewing Company

3.8
25 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub

Serving brunch, lunch and dinner alongside on-site crafted beers, The Lab Brewing Company offers a modern revisionism of traditional tavern setting. A brewery themed interior furnished with contemporary decor and animated with live music�The Lab Brewing Company also features an outside seating area to make the dining experience convenient and accommodating. The waiting staff is attentive and non-intrusive, on-foot to facilitate the visiting customers.

An innovative and diverse menu is served to the patrons at the Lab Brewing Company. Brisket omelet, cinnamon French toast, pork belly bites, chicken and waffle, fresh salads, flatbreads, bahn mi sandwiches, tacos, gravy and burgers�the restaurant offers a diverse menu. For drinks, connoisseurs can also enjoy the pitcher of �The Best Awarded Beer� in California.

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cory
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the bison burger. The meat was cooked perfectly and the flavor of the meat paired really well with the pickles. Lab has a good sized beer selection, including many brands that I haven't seen elsewhere. I also tried their habenero mojito which was very refreshing and I appreciate that they did not go easy on the habenero.

WC
vipWhoCaresWhoIAm
Los Angeles
556 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2014
Overall2food2service2ambience2

While it wasn't bad, it wasn't special either. Service and food were fair. Fries were small bits, crisp but greasy. Corned beef was real, but not much on the sandwich. Corned beef was served on soggy pumpernickel bread and waitress did NOT bring mustard or come back to table so I could ask for it. Iced Tea is flavored, not my favorite. Lunchtime was very slow, not much in the way of customers. Would I return...probably NOT.

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vipVandE
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Candied Bacon is a must try. It was awesome. The 4 cheese mac n' cheese was also very good. If you like sweet BBQ sauce on your pulled pork sliders, you would like these but they were a little sweet for my taste. All and all, a decent place to eat that we would return to.

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LoveLiveMusic
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2014
Overall5food3service4ambience5

My husband and I went out for date night to Lab Brewing Co. specifically to see a band, The Accoustic Saints. We had never been before. We we're pleasantly surprised by the whole evening. The OpenTable reservation was easy and we got a great little booth. We loved the restaraunt decor. The food and service were good. The atmosphere was fun and relaxed. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. The band came on and rocked the house. We stayed til the end and had a fabulous time. We would like to see more live bands play there .

KS
KevSauce
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I went here a couple days ago with my girlfriend and had a great time. There was an amazing atmosphere, good food, and delicious beer. The service was very fast but not pushy and I even was offered a free beer! :)

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dominojoe
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2014
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Won't be returning. Food was good when it was right but many of our orders were mixed up and /or cold. Worst of all the manager came over people who were complaining with no smile, no apology. She came over to us as well even though we didn't ask her to. She was rude to my wife and ignored me completely. She could have made things okay, but instead ruined the night with her weirdly defensive and negative attitude. It made absolutely no sense.

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2b2knowbusiness
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2014
Overall2food4service2ambience2

There was barely anyone in the restaurant but the server didn't check in on us often enough. We had to wait for a while to get our refills for the water when we saw all the servers just chatting and hanging out. The server didn't have much smile. Wasn't a good experience.

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lgee
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent music. Excellent burger. Great prices.

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RRR4U
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2014
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We came here again last night and what an amazing experience yet again.. I love consistency. Our waitress was stellar. I had the Diablo burger (thinking, how hot can it really be) and was surprised at how spicy it was.. Ill definitely be ordering this next time I come. The mac'n'cheese buffalo style was so awesome we took it home, and as usual, the beer was very very good and unique.

Im trying to find the chinks in the foods armor here but it is really tough... Everything we have had as been wonderful and is worth the drive.

RR
RRR4U
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is the first time back since it was Moz Buddah Bar.

The whole beer flight thing... AWESOME.... I usually immediately order a stout but the flight actually had me liking beers I would never have picked... I highly recommend the 4-flight sampler.

The food was VERY good... But by far, our waitress was outstanding.. We would go back for that alone, but the food and drink makes a very close second.

FP
FrequentPatron
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

One of my favorite neighborhood night spots on nights when they have live music... The food menu is limited; however, the food is great... The micro-brewed beer menu is always extensive... Live music only one night a week, with the Nova Trio being my favorite band that sometimes plays there... Our visit was Valentine's Day, so a special night... Everything was as expected with two exceptions: 1) The lighting was not dimmed as it usually is during late evening - so, not as romantic of an atmosphere as it could have been; and 2) The "special" (and only) dessert of the evening was nothing too special for such an occasion, and VERY skimpy for the $10 charged... All-in-all, still one of my favorites in the area!

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Easyas123
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2014
Overall2food1service1ambience2

We were late. We apologized but The manager decided to lecture us about it (by saying "oh, we put you down as a no show". she never made us feel welcomed)even though the tables were mostly empty and never filled up throughout the night. Asked for booth was told 4 wouldn't fit. The next group of 4 got seated in booth (?).The food is overpriced.The ribeye was bone dry. I had already given my husband his small half when I realized it was not going to get any better. I told waitress, she came back saying "my manager said since you ate half we could take half off" .I was not happy with that. She told me she'd take it off the bill, when the bill came there was still a charge for it. water carafe never got refilled. Two stars for poke.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Good food. However, the menu is very limited. It took us a while to decide what we wanted from very few selection. In the end, though, we were satisfied with our meal.

TA
vipTravelingAgain
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2014
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was pretty good, but overpriced, in my opinion. The worst part was that we were seated in the bar at a booth and we were with friends, so we obviously wanted to talk. By about 9, we couldn't hear one another because of the live music. The band was great, but I wish they had warned us before they seated us there. Also, the bar is built for a younger crowd (21 - 30), but the food prices are not commensurate with the experience you get.

J
Jules
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended dinner and the New Year's Eve party with a group of friends and we all had a great time. The special menu was outstanding and even though we were a BIG group, we were very well taken car of by the staff. Amazing live band and so much fun. We drank and danced until the place closed down. So much fun ringing in the new year at The Lab!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were early and a band was setting up. Wished we could have stayed. Food was very good. Our waitress gave us great advice and was pleasant and efficient! We'll come back.

DO
DiningOut
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2013
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Goes well with the high IBU beers that are crafted here, but if you're not into hops or spicy food might have to be a bit choosy. Not hot spicy, just bold flavors.

TT
ToastandTine
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We plan to meet friends there this weekend. We enjoyed to specialty beers too.

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vipvcnolefan
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding mix of ingredients in dishes. Great service.

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tuckross
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2013
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Came in on a flash deal purchase. Smokers on the patio (no heads up when asked about patio), big dogs on the patio, slow service, delivered incorrect food order. Beer was good, portion was appropriate and food was ok - warm. Ribeye was tough.

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Frequentdiner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2013
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had such a bad experience at this place. The hostess seated us at a table near the mall stage area where a cheap light kit was flashing although there were no performers. We ordered drinks and appetizers, and waited, waited, waited. The drinks came, but no apps although all the tables around us were seated after us and quickly orders and food was brought to them. We inquired 2x after waiting 30 minutes, but still no food. We left and will never return again. Nobody seemed to notice or care that we were not served food or that we got up to leave.

The atmosphere is terrible, its a bad cheaply done make over of the former restaurant.

C
Chewie
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience2

I had expected something easy and pleasant, if not particularly adventurous. I was surprised that, in addition to being both easy and pleasant, the food was unusually good. The Diablo burger (a special) compared favorably with ones at Plan Check and was just a little under Golden State -- I was particularly struck by their managing to keep two thin patties both medium-rare and the sophisticated use of heat (all mid-tongue, avoiding the sharp beginnings or lasting burns, while still giving a solid pulse of heat).

Beers were good, too; the schwarbier was a standout (very refreshing), and the tripel was solid as well.

Unusually accomplished service as well.

P
Pruegs
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I was told that the "fancy" hamburgers were awesome here for lunch by a friend that works in the area. This last trip to LA I took two colleagues for dinner. Great tasting food all around, lamb skewers for appetizer, and Lab and Lamb burgers all had excellent taste and cooked appropriately. The micro-brews were a hit as well, black lager, IPA, and blonde were excellent. Did not have a porter the night I went, will have to go back.

CT
ChaosThorn
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2013
Overall4food4service3ambience4

As a beer snob who invited a regular drinker, sn occasional drinker, and one non-drinker, we were all satisfied. I had my Belgian palate satisfied while the light drinker enjoyed his light beer. The other two did not drink, but were happy with the food, as we all were. I would recommend it to anyone who lives within driving distance or any visitor to the area who wants to enjoy a good beer and possibly have some live entertainment.

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vipNikki
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is an enjoyable brew pub with surprisingly tasty and fresh food. It is nicer on the inside than it appears on the outside since it is in a small shopping center. Nice outdoor seating area. We went there for Sunday brunch and had the hamburger (wonderful!), lamb hamburger, and french toast, which were all delicious. Higher quality food than one would expect in a brew pub. Only food that didn't impress us was the flatbread which had a little too much cheese for our taste. We went there being skeptical and left thoroughly pleased and we will go back when we are in the mood for a casual eating place with good food.

FAQs

The Lab Brewing Company offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 735-0091.

The Lab Brewing Company is rated 3.8 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.