Bacari W. Adams

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144 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates

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Bacari W. Adams is a Venetian-inspired small plates restaurant featuring Mediterranean-influenced dishes by Chef Lior Hillel. We are the original restaurant of Kronfli Brothers, a family-owned, growing group of restaurants in the Los Angeles area. Offering a rotating curation of small-production wines and eclectic beers from around the world, we are also known for our one-of-a-kind 90-minute open bar special.

Our team provides warm hospitality in our comfortable, intimate dining room marked plaster walls and vintage light fixtures.

We welcome but do not require reservations — we love to accommodate walk-ins and large parties, even on busy nights. Bacari W. Adams is the go-to spot for our neighbors, and we look forward to hosting you soon!
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BC
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was very good. Service was slow as they were short staffed but the noise level inside was too loud could not have a good conversation with screaming.

AH
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick and all the staff were great. Every single thing we ordered was a hit. Already made a reservation for another visit.

RK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food!

GC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and our waiter Alex was fantastic!! We will be back for sure. Thank you for a wonderful dinner!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! A lot of loud college kids! Food and service was wonderful!

a
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Malabi desert is exceptional. Fit for foodies at great prices.

GF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

After looking at their menu online and reading other OpenTable reviews, we had super high expectations for Barcari. Unfortunately the expectations were a bit too high. All the food was at least very good and it's a really fun place. A couple things we had weren't totally excellent -- the brussel sprouts were good but needed a bit more flavor; the chicken wings were a bit too spicy. I'd actually rate these as pretty nit picky complaints, since overall the food was really good. Again, our expectations just a bit inflated.

Despite the negative remarks, we had a great time and we'd be happy to go back if we're in that neighborhood again. The thing is there are so many other great restaurants in L.A. these days that we need to try.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I would recommend this place to anyone. It has GF and V options. Fair prices go a long way.

DM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! This place was soooooo accommodating for us. I threw my friend's 40th bday here and we had 26 people. And they worked with me up until the dinner to set up a pre set menu. Even did an open bar for us with beer, wine, sangria and champagne. The food was AMAZING. We had a long sexy dinner table in the middle of the restaurant. I dont know any place that would have been that accommodating.

Thank you Bacari W. Adams! It was an amazing night! We will be back!

t
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome food and equally awesome vibe!
Nick was the best!!

AO
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great visit! So appreciate Nick for taking great care of us :)

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Corey was amazing. Food was really unique and phenomenal. It was great to try a couple of dishes, loved the eggplant stuffed lamb and the pudding dessert. And the $20 open bar is such a steal! Can’t wait to come back.

s
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food is delicious but the service is lacking. My waitress was nice and funny but was easily overwhelmed and forgot about us.... Our food was an hour late in arriving!! Luckily the manager handled the situation, but she never came back to apologize to us. As if we offended her!

I was a waitress before, and honestly it was not that bad. She just wasn't well organized. No matter how funny and witty you may be, nothing can make up having us wait over an hour of our food.

But once again...the food was delicious..,

MF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went there for DineLA promotion. It was a great deal. Appetizer, + 2 entrees and dessert for $29. Parking can be difficult but food was delicious.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Understaffed that night but made it work

US
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great execution on an interesting small plate menu!

LA
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love their beefsteak Sunday. For $35 you get unlimited beefsteak, fries, and onion rings, along with a 90 minute open bar. Great service and classy venue... did I mention that the food is exquisite.

DM
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This place had a beautiful atmosphere and excellent service. Our waitress was very attentative. The food was in small portions for its price but still great. However my biggest issue with the place is there 90 minute open bar deal. $20, 90 minutes, all you can drink. Located right next to USC this place easily takes fake IDs and promotes bindge drinking. I’m a college student myself and I honestly believe that this $20 deal is going to lead to danger in the future.

RR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great, portion size was small plates, perfect for ordering many dishes and sharing! Fun place to eat and have a glass of wine or beer!

RR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This place is a little gem hidden in a big city, I went there as a birthday dinner and we both enjoyed the atmosphere and service, I can't remember her name(Corey?) but our waitress was really cool and polite and the food was small portioned but still tasty and nicely seasoned I ordered the scallops and she has the grilled lemon chicken and they were both good, do take advantage of items you might not of tried.

j
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super friendly service. Direct & personal involvement by senior management to guarantee our experience. Try the scallops!

RR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have loved this place for years now. It has never disappointed me in the quality of food and service, for a reasonable price. I highly recommend this restaurant to any foodie.

V
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great variety menu. Reasonable price. Nice atmosphere. Good service.

BM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Late Mother’s Day celebration

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

It was freezing. Couldn’t enjoy anything because it was so uncomfortable. Even the men in my party couldn’t wait to leave.

a
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food. great service. Josh was a great friendly server. cool atmosphere

h
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

performance celebration

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A
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bacari hits the spot on everything! Wine and food were delicious, and Nick the Manager was very helpful and friendly!

AR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Bacari and what a great central location! The server was excellent--a bit busy but she knew how to work the crowd and keep us happy. Great food. Very eclectic menu and I loved my Bloody Mary

A
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the area, great deals for students, and food is absolutely stellar!

A
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bacari was great, Brunch food was very unique and fresh. I love the french toast and bottomless option!

F
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

All of the Bacari restaurants are great noshing experiences. Good food, service and atmosphere. This original location is no exception. On the night of my last visit, I stopped in with a friend at 9:30 after seeing a movie. The crowd was light, and the service was brisk. Kudos to our server, Dakota, who was extremely helpful with wine selection and charming to interact with. The food that evening was slightly below expectation. Lamb stuffed eggplant, curried cauliflower and mushroom pizza were outstanding as usual, but Mac and cheese was under-salted and not nearly warm enough, and the normally delicious scallops were "just ok" and not very flavorful (although the presentation with the pea purée was good). We will definitely return and not write off the location, and hope to find it back "up to snuff" on our next visit.

A
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, great location. Highly recommend

HZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I've been to Bacari twice, once at the beginning of an adventurous Friday evening, and once at the end of an adventurous Sunday afternoon. Both times Bacari was a perfect element of the day, marrying relaxed ambiance with terrific food and a strong list of libations. The small plates, especially the proteins, are savory and at points exceptional, the wine list is one of variety and nuance, and the vibe is a perfect manifestation of LA's upscale yet relaxed and casual feel. Recently, after a hot afternoon at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, Bacari's sparkling rose sangria and burger both refreshed and energized us. The food was both tasty and photogenic, the wine was complex, and the late afternoon sunlight coming through the windows was idyllic. If you're in this particular part of LA's downtown, go.

A
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, great location. Highly recommend

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food

A
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, great location. Highly recommend

A
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, great location. Highly recommend

A
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, great location. Highly recommend

A
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant, it's right across the street from where I live and the always friendly staff and delicious food keep me coming back very regularly. Dishes were plated beautifully and the food came out very quickly. Highly reccommend!

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