Bacari W. Adams

4.6
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167 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Bacari W. Adams will be closed until 4/1/2020. We look forward to hosting you in April!
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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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90 minute Open Bar Special

Starting Feb 13, 2020·Sun 10:30-14:30 17:00-22:00, Mon-Tue 17:00-22:00, Wed-Fri 17:00-23:00, Sat 10:30-14:30 17:00-23:00

Enjoy 90 minutes of unlimited house beer, wine, and sangria for $20/person

What 167 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DBDT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fun spot with decent food but definitely not up to par with Bacari PDR, and watch out for those glasses of wine. Two mediocre 8 OZ pours (no the server did not ask) for a mere $21 each. Seated 20 minutes late despite a reservation. Service was slow throughout the seating, and they seemed overwhelmed. On the good side, the host did think to comp us some bubbly for our wait. We will probably give it one more try since the PDR location is one of our favorites and this one is closer to home.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great it was just very busy and it took a little long to get the food

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very loud like a bar. Food was good but a bit basic. Flatbread was the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great ambiance and food was good

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vipAlixT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic! A definite neighborhood gem!

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viplive2dine
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Several dishes could have used a little more salt. The food was interesting and good.

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GoodFoodOnly
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our brunch with a group of alums. Went during dinela and had some great dishes. Service was very good, during both the quieter time when we initially sat and throughout the meal as it got busier. Overall a great experience, will return/try their other locations too.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and ambiance. 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have no other option than to rate 1 star. I never even got in there. I had a reservation for 8:15 on a Wednesday. An hour and a half before my reservation I got a text saying they could not honor my reservation because of a private party. I was already on my way due to la traffic. They offered a free app I was in next time. They should have offered a free meal due to their error. Needless to say I won’t be cashing in on a free app.

I’ve heard nothing but great things about the place but this was a screw up that could have been handled better.

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Sunman
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is legit! Had 6 items off the menu. 6 for 6.
the Chef deserves some awards!
Dessert was unique & yummy!
sangria tasty
house pinot very nice
lamb eggplant wowser
fried chkn sliders... that chkn was tender as can be
lamb kebab took us back to Turkey
the place is quaint; it got full fast, so definitely reserve
they gotta get rid of the tv... out of place... and they need some plants in the decor
service was superb
would return; would highly recommend

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Naynay
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small plate that can be eaten alone or shared among the group. Good 90 min open bar option at $25 for a few different alcoholic beverages. The food is unique, tasty, and likely something you cannot recreate yourself.

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vipRebeccaC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was good but building was not very accessible and restroom wasn't at all wheelchair accessible. Noise level was so high that we couldn't speak to each other at the table without having to yell over the crowd.

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great service!! Amazing food and such a fun atmosphere. I loved dining here and will definitely be back.

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vipRuss
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My 3rd time at Bacari - I try to get there during every LA visit. Great food, great service.

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GabrielA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new GM (Justin) is fabulous! Been coming here for ten years and it’s still the best restaurant in LA.

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vipLAeater
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Everything was well prepared and paced nicely throughout our meal. The restaurant has a fun, college town vibe (close to USC) and it was perfectly located for our Koreatown event later that evening. This place is a must-try! We will be back.

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vipunandalusgus
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food! Received top notch service, attention, and the food was incredible!

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vipLLLL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu and great place to share with friends. Excellent service! Will definitely return!

JS
JoshS
China
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a fun time at the restaurant. Service was funny and engaging. Not a lot of room on the tables but the food was really good and the ambience was great too.

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vipdebabo
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! So many great choices. Will definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Servers were excellent. Food was delicious. It is a bit dark and hard to read the menu, but overall excellent.

HC
HappyCamper
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was incredible. Noise level was nearly unbearable, despite the restaurant being only around 20% full. Service staff was very friendly. Would recommend, but some acoustical treatments may be in order..

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vipBrianC
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

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vipAlwaysHungry
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RK
vipRashiK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

GC
GayC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipalpnclmbr
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GeneF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

DM
DawnM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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talya
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

AO
vipAllisonO
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review