Angler Los Angeles

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$50 and over
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Angler is a sea-life focused restaurant from Chef Joshua Skenes and Saison Hospitality.

Each day’s inspiration is drawn from the products themselves and is an articulation of their natural flavors served at their peak taste. We work with a small group of fishermen, hunters, gatherers, ranchers, and farmers to find and follow microclimates that produce the highest quality products in local existence. All of the cooking revolves around an open wood fire.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was great. Artichoke appetizer was delicious. The potatoes are amazing. The fish was very good - perfectly cooked - but the dessert was outstanding.
My only criticism is the music was loud & intrusive. Great meal - !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience, great food, amazing service and attention to detail.

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ChuckT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, mind-boggling food. Could this be the best-kept secret in L.A.? I'm going to tell!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday din

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MikeG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had not only in LA, but ever. Josh Skenes is a true chef's chef and has given LA something very special that people should take advantage of. The caviar pancake is the best bite i have had in 3 years.

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vipBenjaminJ
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous, and very special meal. Everything we ate was stunning. A bit pricey, but absolutely worth it. The staff was great, and very knowledgeable.

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vipsrw44
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best new spots we've tried in LA. The food is delicious and very interesting. We loved everything we ate. The vibe is very chill and cool, despite the somewhat unusual setting within the Beverly Center. This is a must try for any foodie.

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vipBATNL
London
42 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Skillfully prepared and delicious food. My only complaints are the food is expensive and the menu is very limited. More sides needed, at a minimum

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ThomasP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood here is top notch. And you can get a table most nights. Go before is closes.

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vipTerrie
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu at Angler is relatively limited. The selections are very expensive. I ordered a caesar salad for and $18, a pan roasted porgy for $48 and 6 small parker rolls for $12. These were the least expensive items on the menu. The food was very good, the service appropriate and the ambiance in the dining room noisy. The restaurant is very pretentious including the undersized utensils. I would have ordered a glass of wine but the most ordinary wine was $18. Overall, the food is too expensive and the noise level too energetic for a pleasant dining experience.

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davidl
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The branzino was amazing

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viphickoryburger
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

If money is an issue, don't bother. Having said that, Angler does things no other restaurant in LA does, and in inventive and compelling ways. It is a restaurant that warrants visiting at least once, and should inspire diners to visit three to four times a year. I hope they stay around.

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vipandyw
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Highly recommend

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FernandoD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! The service really great. I just would have thought that we both would have gotten our own lobster tails for a 500+ meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day

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vipBebeflorida
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We were there for Valentine's special menu. It was $150 p/p without drinks. It included a 5 course menu. We love good food and literally travel for a good restaurant. The chef idea of creative cooking was horrendous, this is a short info: sweet banana pancakes with caviar?!! a whole red cabbage that looked like open heart surgery, 1 single lobster tail for 2 people with a pile of green leaves without any dressing or presentation and so on, there was not a single good dish. The better one was tuna tartar and it was so small it didn't even count. This for sure was an experience NOT to be repeated. We ended hungry and disgusted

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Henry
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oustanding

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vipmelissac
New England
31 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Angler was recommended to us by friends. It was a very different dining experience in a good way. We enjoyed a few shared plates like tuna carpaccio, octopus, a mushroom soup(very unusual), and a whitefish. We also had a sundae for dessert which was delicious! Everything was very good but very different presentations than a typical seafood restaurant. It is pricey but you can share all of the dishes! I would recommend Angler for a special occasion. The service was outstanding as well!

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vipJeff
Central Coast
118 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and such a hidden gem in the Beverly Center

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DESM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very inventive and delicious dishes. Love the radicchio salad, the potatoes with cheese sauce, butternut squash and beets. My companions loved the sea bass and Caesar salad. Best to come with at least four people so you can get more dishes and share family style. The price was actually very good for the level of service, the great ambiance and quality of food, our bill was only $270 for 4 people. We had plenty to eat and had scrumptious deserts.
Also loved the great 80s music. This is my second time in less than a week, and for me to drive over an hour each way tells you how good it is!

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SavoryHunter
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal, not just the seafood but everything. In fact I think the chicken (served with its feet attached) and the veggies were actually my favorite.

it is a very handsome room, with a lot of wood and they keep the atmosphere lively with 80s music.

If they offer the fish collar as a special, get it.

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DrewB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

A little slow in the beginning. We were greeted by 3 or 4 people, not sure who are server was at first. To0ok about 25 minutes to get first round of drinks. Service was great otherwise. Food was great, some were a bit overpriced. Sea Urchin was the finest I've ever had. Sea Bass was outstanding. The fish with all the bones in it for $42 was a fail.

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vipGBennettEvans
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good. Menu was far too limited. Maybe 5 - 6 more items or specials. Only one steak and it is $180.00.

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Bryan
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a very nice experience. I love shellfish but am not a seafood lover otherwise

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vipwq2345
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epic evening if what food and wine

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food service and presentation were a 10. The price was very expensive however. This is the kind of restaurant you go to for special occasions not everyday dining.

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vipfdlvr
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely space; limited menu and very pricey....well prepared food; very fresh; some portions on the small side

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bang on start to finish. Listened to Dave Chang podcast with Chef Skenes. Was fun to see it in person.
Our server was outstanding. Best I’ve had in a year. I eat out 100 times a year and run a restaurant group. Hats off to the entire team at Angler for delivering a start to finish experience that is so hard to find amongst the acceptable mediocrity these days.
Cheers!

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vipDallasCritic
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Really hard if you have a food allergy more specific a gluten allergy. The angler sauce is not gluten free and is placed on everything

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food

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Tyler
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Wanted to love this place... food is just OK.. hard to find, no street frontage. I’d predict they don’t last another 12 months

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vipYvonneC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish is so unique! Before I went, I read the article online and listened to the interview of Joshua by David Chang. Knowing what kind of chef he is, feeling his personality, and how much he cares about the freshness of the seafood.... made me appreciate each bite of the foods so much more! Even the seasonings on the table are so special!!!! Love they bring up one or few dish at a time, so we can really enjoy each dish while it is still warm!

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whoistheman
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Really good, but still about 2-2.5X overpriced. You should never have to pay $80 for a small, common flounder.

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vipMichaelI
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I took my son to Angler for his 40th birthday party and was extremely disappointed with the experience. From the initial lengthy wait for service in the bar to the mediocre service at dinner, Angler is not a place I'd recommend. The menu is ridiculously limited and the pricing is insane. The oysters and fish were not fresh and the fish portion size didn't justify the price. The fish was over seasoned which is always a sign that it isn't fresh. My chicken wasn't moist and tender and I have to say that I don't find chicken feet to be particularly attractive. I know in some cultures its a positive but it isn't the case for me. Overall the meal was a huge $400 disappointment, never to happen again.

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vipsusan
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken- really. The menu is a bit limited but everything is excellent. Especially the soft serve with bbq caramel sauce.

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JasonW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Los Angeles. Go now.

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vipFlorenceB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Birthday Dinner
Service was excellent and the food was
Superb! Couldn’t have been a better
Celbration!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything good with one glitch - the Parker rolls were undercooked in the center.

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maryaml
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE FOOD IS AMAZING! THE BREAD IS OUTSTANDING, the fish and salad are great too, really incredible. Great restaurant again but their sound system was way way way too loud.. They need to rework the sound so it's not pouring down on you - I couldn't have a clear conversation while eating. Tremendous restaurant - great for foodies.

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vipAnnushka
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Angler was for New Year’s Eve — and what an incredible way to celebrate! Without a doubt it was one of our best dining experiences ever. The food was hands-down extraordinary and each of our 6 courses was delicious. Of course the caviar on the banana pancake is out-of-this-world. In addition the spiny lobster, grilled porterhouse and gold-leafed chocolate bar were all incredible. We met the fun and interesting sommelier who had selected perfect wines to pair with each course. You definitely want to look into the firey and active kitchen where the head chef is welcoming. I usually don’t gush over a restaurant but Angler reaches new highs.

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Angler Los Angeles is rated 4.6 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.

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