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Hearts and Flame, Los Angeles, CA

Hearts and Flame

4.3
4.3
211 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Hearts & Flame.
Coastal Italian dishes in a modern industrial space in the heart of the DTLA Arts District.

From fresh made pastas, to sea-to-table dishes, utilizing the freshest seafood from the California coast, our kitchen is at the heart of everything we do. In the middle of our dining room, the flames are ignited from our grill, where steaks, are cooked over an open flame, creating a memorable experience for you and your guests.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Daily 11:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    (213) 722-3050
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Area
    Little Tokyo
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 211 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Romantic

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Romantic

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

211 Reviews
  1. DianaC

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went during lunch on a Saturday around 1 and it was probably 1/3 full. Noise level was decent. Food was delicious. Bruschetta was amazing and the wagyu pappardelle was amazing as well.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hearts and Flame offers an exceptional dining experience with delicious food, attentive service, and a great ambiance. While it falls just short of perfection, it's still a top choice for a good meal.

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  3. Diane1111

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place! Great food, great service, great ambiance. Would definitely come back.

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  4. DinaC

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Hanger steak was cooked to perfection. Got gf pasta and it was amazing… I’m sure the regular pasta is divine.. The pear martini is so good!

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  5. Jack

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was perfect for a date night! Beef tartare, ribeye, and lamb chops were all amazing! We were pretty surprised it wasn’t super crowded on a Saturday night because everything was great. We will definitely be back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful time and the food from start to finish was phenomenal. Definitely good way to treat yourself to some quality steaks!

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  7. GabyB

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience great service by the manager as well.

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  8. Netsurf247

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We were excited to try this restaurant despite it being slightly out of our way. Unfortunately, the experience fell short of expectations due to unattentive service. Despite having only three occupied tables, we experienced long periods with no server in sight, making it difficult to get assistance. While the food was decent, it wasn't exceptional. My wagyu beef noodle dish was particularly disappointing, with some parts of the meat being uncooked. The restaurant's decor is lovely, but unfortunately, it wasn't enough to overcome the service issues. Given the service problems, I wouldn't recommend this restaurant at this time.

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  9. MichelleK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great but food was terrible. There was maybe another 2 tables at the restaurant and our pastas took about 40 minutes. It didn't really bother us until the food finally came and it was room temperature... Considering the price of the food the pasta was pretty bad (we ordered 3 different pastas). Brunch/lunch menu was very limited and probably won't ever come back again.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Pros : friendly staff ; beautiful ambiance Cons : understaffed , pasta came out cold

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We’ve been wanting to try out the restaurant and had mixed reviews. To start, the food was good overall. The oyster portion size was great and beef tartare was excellent. The rack of lamb was good and honey cake dessert was delicious. We enjoyed the mezcalita cocktail and “Illegal Blow”. The cons were the service. It took 20 minutes before our waitress came to our table to greet us and it would take her very long just to come take our orders. There was also one bartender the entire night. Would we return: if a friend wanted to otherwise no.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The cocktail I ordered was excellent. The staff was very friendly. However, we waited an hour for our dinner. When the food did arrive, it was a disappointment. The portions were small and average. They were missing ingredients that were listed on the menu: grilled vegetables were replaced with cold cherry tomatoes, the half a roast chicken was closer in size to half a Cornish hen, truffles were out of stock but still included in the total price, the burger patty was thin and flavorless, the burger bun and fries looked and tasted store-bought. It was on par with what is offered at chain restaurants, but cost twice as much.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was really excited to try this place but walked out very disappointed. The ambiance is great but the food was not. Improvements are very much needed

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, definitely have tapped into something special. Can’t wait to go again

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent little gem. Very relaxed and enjoyable setting.

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  16. Charlie

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, only complaint is that we asked for a cocktail with tequila instead of mezcal, but cocktail was served with mezcal. It appears we weren’t listened to and ordering and correction took about 30 minutes. Other than that, food and ambiance was wonderful.

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  17. RyanG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good once it arrived reservation was for 715 food didn’t get to our table until 9 due the “kitchen not getting our ticket” servers hardly checked on us and barely realized we didn’t get our food until the party that came 20 min after us got there food before we did. Manager said he would get the food out to us in 6 minutes but I don’t know how you get a steak done in 6 minutes but ok if it wasn’t for the company of my wife and is having so much great conversation the night would have been a major bust.

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  18. Debby

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked a lunch after a Friday concert at the Disney auditorium. The place was pretty empty so, at least at lunchtime, Reservations did not seem necessary. The server was delightful, the menu, interesting, and the homemade pasta delicious. We ordered cannoli for dessert, which was too soft to my liking. All in all, we would go there again, and want to revisit during a busier time as the place seems like it would have the best atmosphere with bustling tables.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I went for a birthday. We got the scallops ceviche, Cesar salad, and oysters. The scallops ceviche was not not what I expected. The salad was way over priced. The oysters were tiny and overpriced. For a main course I got the seafood platter. The scallops, shrimp, and octopus had good flavor. The risotto tasted like wet rice. The restaurant was very nice but the food was lacking flavor and it was overpriced. The service was good. But I wouldn’t go back.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing but heater was not on at our table

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  21. StevenG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    If you want pasta, steak, or chicken. This place has great food. Pricey but you'll eat top notch food.

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  22. bRyan

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m seriously disappointed with the food that I ate! I paid 200 but it was terrible and the fact it was on Valentine’s Day made it pretty hard to negotiate the bill!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I had dinner at this restaurant yesterday valet charges were $19. We ordered a Caesar salad as an appetizer which was pretty good. It is shareable main courses were a Wagyu steak pasta, and a. Risotto with scallops I really enjoyed the Wagyu steak pasta. However, the scallops were a bit fishy. We did order a side of truffle fries that came in extremely late for some reason I do not know why, because the restaurant was not busy. our waiter was amazing and very nice overall three out of four stars  we paid $189 for this meal

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my fiancé her the night before Valentine’s Day. The ambience was amazing, bar was nice and they had the chefs visible in the middle of the restaurant. Service was perfect never needed to ask for a refill for water and always checked on us at the right time. Food was amazing and fairly priced for the quality and size of plates you were getting. I would definitely come back and dine here again!

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  25. CynthiaS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great birthday dinner for my boyfriend. The restaurant was quiet and intimate. We almost had the section to ourselves. The service was amazing and so was the food. I will be coming back again

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  26. Vania

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience , delicious food,excepcional service 🤎

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  27. Cathy

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really beautiful restaurant with amazing quality and taste of the food. Servers and bartenders were so skilled. The open flame cooking method and a talented chef truly made the food so tasty. Will definitely go back again.

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  28. EddieK

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing atmosphere, great drinks, and good to better than average food.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food is well prepared and served. Their handmade pasta is to go for

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  30. DmitryS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My dear readers, as I ventured into the ambitiously named Hearts and Flame, expectations were as high as the spire of Saint Basil's Cathedral. Yet, what I encountered was a culinary landscape as barren as the Siberian tundra. The meat, oh comrades, was a sorrowful affair – reminiscent of the old days of scarcity, lacking both flavor and care. Moving on to the shrimp pasta, it was as if the chef had taken a vow of minimalism, presenting us with a dish that was as uninspiring as boiled macaroni with halved shrimp can be. In this bleak gastronomic panorama, a glimmer of hope shone through with the avocado toast, a simple yet satisfying morsel that my wife found solace in. However, the drinks brought us back to the grim reality of the meal. The Old Fashioned, a classic cocktail, was lost in translation, emerging as a shadow of its true self. In conclusion, dining at Hearts and Flame was like attending a ballet where the dancers forgot to dance. The restaurant, promising a fiery passion, delivered an experience as lukewarm as a forgotten samovar. One leaves feeling neither the heart nor the flame of what could have been a culinary love story.

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  31. JulieH

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant has so much going for it and I really wish I could post a positive review but the terrible service overshadowed everything else. Pulled up to valet parking which was nice. Beautiful outdoor patio area and very welcoming indoor decor. Hostess greeted us and had our table ready. We sat and waited about 10 mins for our waitress. She seemed to be covering our entire section on her own. She took our drink orders and it all went downhill from there. We had to ask multiple times for 1/2 the drinks. 3 times for the bottles of water. Ordered appetizers, ate them all and sat watching our waitress chat for 15 mins at another table as we waited still for her to take our entree orders. I finally had to get the FOH manager(?) to take our orders. No one cleared our empty appetizer dishes until I asked them finally. 4 of the 5 entrees came out and the 5th came out 10 minutes later. The food is actually really good. But if I’m going to spend $800 on a dinner/drinks for 5 then I expect as least reasonably good service. It was a client dinner and I was embarrassed by the poor service.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was incredible, def recommend the scallop ceviche. They were attentive and kind, and informative of the menu with suggestions.

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  33. mtang7226

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The hostess was unkind to my 19 year old daughter when she walked up to ask for the wait time. My daughter was told a table would not be available for 80 minutes. I checked Open Table and found plenty availability and made a reservation for a table within 5 minutes. I wonder why the hostess told my daughter a lie. I would not come back again. I appreciate your reply. Although our waiting staff was pleasant and I acknowledge your effort to check on us, I must express my dissatisfaction. I find it unacceptable and insincere that the hostess's incorrect information on available table is attributed to a lack of training. Given the visible availability of plenty of tables, I feel this explanation is disingenuous. I applaud your effort and have changed my rating. But I respectfully hold my position of not returning to your restaurant. I wish you all the best.
    Hearts and FlameResponded on 18 January 2024
    mtang7226, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Please allow me to finish the rest of the story. As the GM, I approached the table and took responsibility for the gap in training our new hostess. She has only been here less than 3 weeks at that time. Not only did I own the responsibility, I apologized and have put that hostess through a review and already corrected the issue. I then proceeded to check on your table more than once where you said everything was great. I am sorry that you feel this experience is enough to keep you from coming back, but I hope that isn't the case, and look forward to seeing you again.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this spot for date night. My favorite was the scallops ceviche 9/10, the octopus appetizer I give it a 7/10, the steak was perfectly cooked.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very good portrayed and very good costumer service, only thing was the food.. the pasta was a bit dry and if it wasn’t dry it was too overwhelming in meat sauce

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  36. Bonnie

    Los Angeles

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious the room is beautiful feel like your in Europe and the service was excellent

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When we showed we were greeted by the host and shown to our seats. Because it was a slow night we had the opportunity to choose a table in the back. Private and quiet. Our server Jowell presented himself, asked us if it was our first time (it was) and he proceeded to explain to us the menu and his favorites but also the favorites of past customers. He was attentive and checked in on us and what we thought of the food and drinks. The food and drinks were delicious! Our expectations were met. We enjoyed it ALL! Food we tried and shared: •Ceaser Salad (fresh and the dressing was just the right amount and flavor) •Scallop Ceviche (my favorite) •Tuna Tartare (my husbands favorite) •Pappardelle Tartufo w/Wagyu •Ribeye Controfiletto di Angus •Mieloso Drinks: •Verde Pallido (My favorite, very refreshing!) •Arrancia Mórbida (My 2nd Fave) •Forbidden Flower (Husbands favorite) •Lychee Martini •Tramonto •Elysees Kiss (Husbands 2nd Fave) Restrooms were clean.

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  38. LaurieR

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service !! Will definitely go back again 👏

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  39. mikec

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hanger steak and spinach was really good. Drinks were also good.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrible live band playing the whole night. Super annoying. Service wasn’t good. Food is way over priced. Tiny portions. Nothing was great. Just good. Reduce prices by 20% then it’s maybe worth it.

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FAQs

Hearts and Flame offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 722-3050.

Hearts and Flame is rated 4.3 stars by 211 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Hearts and Flame

225 S Garey St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-4322

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Little Tokyo
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Daily 11:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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