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This property has identified as Women-owned.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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This airy stunner, which occupies a former church in the heart of Downtown, flaunts an impressive open ceiling allowing diners to stargaze—and that’s n...
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Reviewed April 6, 2024

The food was fantastic, had brunch here, I ordered Avacado toast with french coffee ,both were excellent. Sitting arrangement was good.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed November 6, 2023 via mobile

Had brunch here. Loved the setting. The food was fantastic! I had the blueberry ricotta pancakes and my friend had the salmon toast. Both were excellent! This place does get crowded and bit noisy when full.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 16, 2023 via mobile

We were greeted with a smile and truly pleasant people. We were seated quickly and the server gave us some great reccomdations on our meal choices. Then… we were kinda forgot about. The server never came back to check until we were basically done with...the meal. Add to this that an iced tea was $6.00 and had -leterally six swallows of tea AND was not refillable. Really? Then I go the bill and 5% was added for their employee health and welfare. What? So the food was excellent and the service was ok. But $84 for two small meals and tea was simply not worth it. Hard to imagine we will be going back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 16, 2023 via mobile

Needed to be in DTLA & found this place. Beautiful ambience & rooftop opens, gorgeous interior, quick service. We will go back. Had the salmon tartine, wine & French press coffee. They pay attention to details & the salmon/avocado toast (tartine) was excellent. Side note,...they add a 5% fee to the bill for an inflation/service feeMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed May 29, 2023 via mobile

Came here for Mother’s Day dinner and they had a pre-fixe menu. Made the reservation ahead online and only the courtyard (an indoor space with open air roofing) or the main room (indoor space). The Vibiana outdoor is not available for general reservations. Valet parking...or you can try your luck with metered street parking. It is good for big groups. For the appetizer portion, the tuna tataki was fresh and was bigger than I was expecting. The lobster chawanmushi was a bit too salty, but the pork belly was good. For the entrees, the diver scallops were also on the saltier side; I liked the ribeye cap better. The bacon wrapped saddle of rabbit was tender and had good flavor. For our dessert, the chocolate tres leches was my preferred choice, as it came with a pretzel ice cream and had a moist, chocolate center. The yuzu custard looked interesting and is a lighter option. Service was friendly and the som was very knowledgeable. Overall, it’s a good spot to bring the parents or have a business meal.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed February 27, 2023

The building where this restaurant is full of history. How they transformed it to a very upscale dining experience is very creative. The food was good, the service was attentive and best of all we were happy family enjoying our Sunday together! We tried the...blueberry pancake, Congee, Chilaquiles, Short rIb hash, fried egg sandwich and had cappucino (it was a cold morning). Overall, a very nice expereince.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed January 26, 2023 via mobile

Great service excellent food order the Parker rolls and shishito peppers I got the truffle pasta. The BBQ tofu was so so. My friend got the steak, he said it was good for dessert I had the spiced mousse

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed November 1, 2022

Fantastic LA Downtown restaurant located in a beautiful former Spanish style church (take a look at the dark wood paneled ceiling). Food is fine dining without needing a second mortgage accompanied by an interesting selection of wines ranging from the affordable to a real treat....We tried the Chablis and the Argentinian Malbec rose. Porterhouse for two was amazing. Staff were friendly, wine sommelier informative and the ambience buzzy without being too frenetic. Great value for a special dinner for two or with friends. Dreaming of my next visit and the porterhouse.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed June 14, 2022

The hostess were somewhat snobby but once you got past them the wait staff was delightful. The building is a old Catholic Church an the dining area is airy with a retractable roof filled with light. I sat at the bar which was perfect for...people watching with the low seating and angle. The bartender gave me a sample of the cocktail before ordering since I was trying something new. The food was EVERYTHING.....Let me just say FLAVOR...in every bite. The sauce and tomatoes were perfectly seasoned with fresh herbs and the bass was cooked to perfection with a crispy skin. I complemented the meal with the broccoli rabe which was seasoned with garlic, chili peppers and bread crumbs. The warm petite biscuits rounded out a perfect meal. I can't wait to go back for brunch.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022 via mobile

Great good in an incredible setting. Tasty cocktails. Expensive wine list. Service is crisp and attentive service. A great go to in DTLA.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 24, 2022 via mobile

After years since our last visit, made it a point to make a reservation here on our first Friday night in DTLA in awhile. I couldn’t remember what we got last time that made me want to go back so bad, but it was time...to refresh my memory … Starter: Burrata appetizer. Something about this with strawberry and pistachio made this so much better than the usual tomato, balsamic and basil treatment. Main: Seared scallops and a shared order of Brussels sprouts. Both were delicious! Dessert: Milk Chocolate Cremeux. Outstanding! Besides the great food, the atmosphere in the old cathedral is unique. Loved the experience!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed December 28, 2021

Went here alone for 3-course dinner with wine pairing on Christmas Eve. The experience was terrible because I had no service, food was ok (main dish (beef) got cold by the time wine arrived for the pairing), and I got no feedback when I left...them a negative comment on the back of my receipt. For whopping ~$250 that I had to prepay (incld taxes + reservation fees) for 3 glasses of wine with 3 OK-ish tasting dishes on Christmas eve (and for a place on Michelin guide (albeit without a star)), I expect better. Usually, if I have a negative experience at a restaurant, I just don't review them on TripAdvisor. My experience at RedBird was so bad in every respect. That coupled with the general, unwarranted arrogance of the place, I decided to break my rule here. I was looking forward to a nice dinner experience during my visit to LA. First, the good part: the food was alright. It's not remarkable but it's not terrible either. in the end, the food is not creative nor beautifully presented. You choose one dish for starter, one for main, and one desert. The starter had 4 options. I chose the Hamachi Tartare. Accompanying this was Champagne Geoffroy, Expression premier cru. The champagne was poured not in a flute but in a glass that was too wide (inappropriate for the champagne). For main dish, I chose Prime rib of beef. This was tasty but nothing that i can't get from a local diner (not worth the price). The presentation was also not no different from a dish at a local diner. The wine paired with it arrived ~5 mins later and thus food got colder. It was a Californian cab. I don't know what it was because it was never explained. Desert had two choices. I chose a creme puff, which was alright. A Portuguese desert wine (Madeira) was paired with it. This pairing worked well. Service: Basically I got no service. No explanation given for the wine. No explanation given for food. I waited for wines to arrive after which food got cold. No apologies given for getting no service. First, when I arrived, one of the staff members asked me if I wanted to sit at a dimly lit bar next to the front door instead of a table. This was weird given that I prepaid $250 for a nice meal with a wine pairing. I understand that I'm alone. I wouldn't write about this if this was the only thing that I found out of place. But I write this here because of all the negative experience that follows below. There wasn't a dedicated somelier who explained or poured the wine. The restaurant was packed. So I understand that there can't be one for every table. But I've been to one and two Michelin starred restaurants where you paid a comparable price or more (but also worth more) that were equally busy and yet had someliers still tendering to each table. Dishes or glasses weren't taken away on time. At one point, I put my empty wine glass upside down on the table. Finally, the waiter noticed and took it away. My main dish (Prime rib of beef) arrived but not my wine that pairs with it. I waited. I timed. Almost 5 minutes. The beef was still not frigid but it did get noticeably colder. Hurriedly, the waiter came, poured the cabernet, told me the name of the wine but without an explanation, and walked away without taking away my empty champagne glass. When I was nearly done with the beef, I flipped the champagne glass upside down and left it on the table. The waiter eventually noticed and took it away. She did apologize to her credit. But I must admit that I was not in a good mood, nearly 2/3 done with my dinner. I ordered a bottle of sparkling water. I poured all of it, everytime, by myself. I have arms and I do this at home and at restaurants. But not if you are going to a place on a Michelin guide that is this expensive for a nice experinece on a Christmas eve. Only once, I was asked how the food was. That was when the desert was almost finished. I was given the bill. I wrote a negative comment on the back. As I walked out, I wanted to give it to the front door staff. I saw no one there to say "good bye". I walked out and put the bill with my tip at the font desk. The general atmosphere was also one of arrogance, not elegance or friendliness. I don't understand why. Given the service and food, arrogance and appearance of fanciness are undeserved. I've been to many restaurants in and out of the US, several of which have one or two Michelin stars. Some of them were even cheaper (when you convert Euros to USD). Most of them, if not all, had tastier food that were more creative. All of them had better service. This place isn't worth the money. I won't be returning.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 20, 2021 via mobile

we had several issues. maybe new untrained personnel in these corona times? my kids didnt feel well here. very unfriendly.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 26, 2020 via mobile

Delightful. This was on my list of restaurants to try and it exceeded my expectations. I knew this was a nice restaurant, but every dish hit the mark (which is hard to consistently do!). Make a reservation ahead on Tock, and set it for the...Garden area. You’ll get the twinkling string lines and strategically placed greenery that makes it feel like you’re having a backyard meal at your rich friend’s estate. The service was unobtrusive and the food came out faster than expected, but you don’t feel rushed. The food portions are on the smaller side but quality is on-point. Even the free cheese bread (that came in a little cute bag) tasted amazing. Bucatini: Noodles were cooked al dente and when you mix in the uni, you get an interesting mix of Italian and Japanese flavors. Cavatelli: My favorite dish - the pasta was perfectly squishy and the pork sugo was well seasoned with Calabrian chilis. Parker rolls: Yes it’s $6 for bread, but it’s worth it. The rolls are so soft and chewy, and we fought over the last bits of date butter that came with it. Liberty duck: The best way to describe it would be if you combined the crispy skin of Peking duck with the meat of holiday ham, nestled next to wild rice pilaf with a sweet XO sauce. Wild boar: Definitely not a “boar-ing” dish. The meat was tender and the gnocchi mixed with greens dripping in a mustard jus was interesting but comforting. This restaurant is good for special occasions, date night, or whenever you want to enjoy a nice night out. You’ll need to view the menu via a QR code as a heads up. Valet is available or you can find street parking a couple blocks down. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

Visited the restaurant twice an both times good food and pleasant staff and nice atmosphere. Pasta with mushrooms first time and duck second time were both delicious

Date of visit: March 2020
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