Blacksmiths

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$30 and under
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American
Blacksmith's Restaurant & Bar/Lounge in DTLA is an elevated American Cuisine dining experience, located in the heart of the Downtown Historic Core. Blacksmiths will serve dinner, brunch, happy hour, and late night dining. Dine in a bright, airy and expansive light filled space, where glitz and industrial design elements are artfully juxtaposed. We feature indoor and outdoor seating, a private dining room, soaring ceilings, and a large enclosed patio. Come in and see us soon!

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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks, service, everything was great! I can’t remember my waiter’s name at the moment, but he was great and added to the experience. I would definitely recommend it to anyone and would come again!

L
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Nice ambiance, very overpriced in a very sketchy part of DTLA.

YO
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Very disappointing. I had visited Blacksmith's a year ago and loved it. Now it's a trendy, overpriced restaurant with mediocre food and nice servers who don't know anything about food or wine. The actual dinner menu is very different from what is reflected online. They no longer offer octopus or squid and should update their online site to reflect this. The Mussels & Clams was a dish with mostly tomatoes (campari and regular sized) and a few clams an mussels. It should more appropriately be called a tomato salad. The Braised Short Rib was tender, but not flavorful and also a very small portion- looked smaller than a year ago. I ordered a glass of wine and left a small, tasting amount for my friend because he was getting a cold so shouldn't sip from my glass. We called our server to fix a wobbly table, and before we could say anything he grabbed the carafe that had only a drop of wine in it and poured that drop into my full glass, so that I could no longer drink my wine because he inadvertently spread the cold germs into my glass. I know this was an accident, and the servers were nice. But when we asked about food or drink suggestions he didn't know much at all. The restaurant is too expensive for mediocre servers with smiles but zero knowledge about food. At the end, we were still very hungry and ended up having street tacos later that night. The restaurant is posh and trendy, but the food is so so and too expensive for the miniscule and bland tasting portions.

DT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't let the neighborhood or the exterior of the building get in the way of experiencing this hidden gem of a restaurant. Food, drinks, service all exceptional. Parking lot right next store. We went early before a performance at the Ahmanson and it is only a few blacks away--too far to walk comfortably but an easy drive. They open at exactly 5:00 p.m. which leaves plenty of time to enjoy your meal and still make a 7:30 p.m. showtime. It's been around for over 2 years but they aren't actively promoting the restaurant so you can easily book a table. We were pleasantly surprised to fine a place with this high quality food and drink that isn't crazy busy. Enjoy!

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made reservations here for my best friend's birthday dinner because I love their food and have had a great experience every time. This time exceeded all my other amazing experiences by far! The waitress, Rachel, was incredibly sweet and the chef spoiled us with the most amazing surprise dishes. All the staff was so friendly. Love this place!

JM
Baja California
19 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff was friendly and food well prepared, delivered in a timely manner

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Asked for a medium well steak got a rare steak. Asked them can the cook it a little longer they brought me back a steak that was smaller then my first one. $45 plate and they get it wrong and bring me back a smaller steak. Very disappointed. Brought the peppers $14 plate and only came with 3 peppers. The pasta was good but that was it.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Food was delicious. Drinks were tasty and loaded.

PH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Great menu, and the food is good. However, the ambiance was a bit off - some lights were not working, air conditioning wasn't on, and they had us in a pretty dark corner due to the light issue.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 3

The food is good. Service is great. Only complaint is...don't come here when it's hot out. They leave the doors open to the patio so the hot air comes into the restaurant. Trying to enjoy your hot meal while it's hot in the restaurant makes it a very uncomfortable experience. Unless you like to be sweating while on a date or with friends while eating, don't come here when it's HOT in downtown la.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The gnocchi was incredible and I’m still thinking about the jalapeños. Place was amazing inside and the service was great. Can’t wait to go back.

C
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, good service, and beautiful location.

KC
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The decor/interior space is what stands out the most at first—if I had a restaurant, this is how I'd design it. Location is spot on, too. The 16oz Ribeye with broccolini and spinach was a m a z i n g! Crab cakes were also great, though I'd have preferred them to be a little bigger. (The Bacon Truffle Mac a little toooo cheesy). All in all, I definitely will be returning to try other delicious stuff on the menu! (Oh–and the house cabernet was fantastic as well!)

D
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The AC must have been broken the night we came. Our entire table was uncomfortable due to the heat. The service team was very nice but the food was salty and nothing special.

SD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant in a newly revived part of town.... A nice Gem in LA

OT
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very accommodating.

CO
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

It was amazing I love the food and the service the writers was very kind n nice I recommended

MM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good service with good food overall. Lovely ambiance.

JD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal! Everything we had was next-level great including our cocktails.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The catfish and dirty mac was very good. Also the crab cakes. The only thing I didnt like was the huge ice cube that takes over the whole drink. They also you pasta as straws

SU
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Positives: food was great! We got the crab cakes and mac and cheese as apps, short rib pasta and fried Branzino for dinner.

Opportunities for improvement: drinks were slow, wait staff was slow.

OT
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a terrific experience in a beautiful restaurant! Staff and food were terrific, fun and made for a wonderful evening. Highly recommend! Especially the Drunken in Love as a way to kick off the evening!

S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome experience - great service, FABULOUS food.

DX
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Drinks are AMAZING!!!

OT
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine for business!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was great but it took an hour for our entree to arrive. We saw everyone around us who arrived after us be served. We asked a few times and were told ours was next but it still was another fifteen minutes. Maybe they have no expediting system? Either way, it took away from the night. And the valet is $12.

BL
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here a couple of times. Every dish is delicious, but the branzino — mmmmm to die for. The craft cocktails - just keep them coming!! Wait staff is gracious and accommodating.

EH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is good. The drinks are well made and curated. I would enjoy small plates and craft cocktails

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great unique menu. mid-size space. large sharable dishes

OT
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cute atmosphere, nice service, good food. Cool to try if in area.

M
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was exceptional. Food was very good even though they were out of our first choice after we ordered it; but the replacement was real good. Will come back.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and ambiance is fabulous.

IR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great drinks just too pricey for what it is.

TM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, value, ambiance...all worth it and I’ll be back. CoqAu Vin was amazing!!

l
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was good, way overpriced , drinks ridiculously overpriced , server was meh. Looks like a run down cafe.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it. The food was amazing, great drinks and a fantastic space overall.

OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was the best

k
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t remember the last time I thoroughly enjoyed my food when trying a new restaurant, but my husband, children, and I loved the food here.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Birthday dinner
Cocktails were a disappointment. Sugar and ice basically.
I had mentioned in my reservation that we are celebrating a birthday. Neither the host that seated us nor the server took a note of that. I had to literally ask for their birthday desert when I saw they brought it over for the table next to us after their birthday cake.
The server said I’ll bring you something and brought the dessert when I was about to leave, after we paid the bill and everything. Too late and out of obligation. Not what I was expecting

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