The Bazaar by José Andrés

4.5
4700 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
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Named as Johnathan Gold’s “Best Restaurants”, and Esquire Magazine's "Restaurant of the Year" the Bazaar by James Beard Award Winner, José Andrés, is a vibrant mix of sophisticated cuisine and playful lounge spaces where dining transcends into fête extraordinaire. Experience a collection of magical dining experiences, entwined in a modern-day, European-inspired “indoor piazza” designed by Phillipe Starck. The Bazaar boasts a Wine Spectator 'Award of Excellence' winning wine list featuring extensive selections from Spain and California as well as all the classic wine regions of the old world and new.

Special Offers

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for an extravagant Mother’s Day Brunch as we celebrate mom with a decadent Bazaar-style brunch with a la carte egg dishes, Bloody Mary Bar, and an elevated Champagne package. Tickets are $120 per person ($80 for unlimited Champagne) and $45 for children 3-11 (children under 3 are free)

Sunday, 12 May, 2019

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Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Bazaar when we first started dating so it was only fitting to have our first dinner as Mr. and Mrs. back here. Through the years with all the various restaurants we dine at, Bazaar is still at the top of our list.

José Andrés does it right and amazingly!

American caviar cone ~ deliciousness in one small bite
King Crab ~ divine with the fresh raspberries & raspberry sauce
Smoked Oysters ~ wow with presentation, smell and taste
Uni Mini Bun ~ our favorite of the evening! The saltiness of the uni with the spice of the jalapeño, the crunch of the tempura all inside a sweet bun. AMAZING!
Grilled Octopus - cooked perfectly

For drinks we had the New York Sour. Delicious and layered colored as well the Blurred Borders which is prepared table side with fire to smoke the glass. WOW and amazing.

Thank you to Christina for making our evening so special!

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F
Los Angeles
124 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Birthday—Came especially for the caviar cones
they are smaller than ever so we did not order more than one order of them

best dish was the tuna ceviche with avocado and of course the Philly cheesesteak and the chips—were the same

everything else doesn’t matter

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AC
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Loved the food and the service. Ambience was a little lack luster and the temp was way too cold.

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KK
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience with exceptional and inspiring food ... loved everything about it!
5* all the way

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JV
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Brussels were just boiled leaves with no seasoning or flavor. Was sent back
Stuffed peppers were just roasted peppers with goat cheese nothing advanced or creative.

Overall for the price and the hype of the restaurateur is just not where I thought it would be.

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CR
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal we have ever had. Carlos at the bar was fantastic and our waiter, Matt took excellent care of us. It was a birthday celebration and we ordered the chef's selection. The food was incredible. Seafood was fresh (oh those smoked oysters!) The only advice I would give, however, is to be very, very specific about how much you want to pay for a bottle of wine. We asked for something very tasty at a "good price point." The wine was stunning. So was the price tag. It didn't dampen our enthusiasm, though as the rest of the evening was tremendous. Just something that we will be more on top of the next time we go. And yes! There will be a next time!

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BS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply, Bazaar is the best! Each dish is an experience to be savored creating a truly wonderful dining experience. Everything on the menu is a hit, and the drinks are out of this world.

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was good, but it felt rushed and the tasting menu didn't feel like a tasting menu, but more like a sample set.
Desserts were forgettable.

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T
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a pleasure eating at Bazaar! Everything I order is exquisite !

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SB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is always amazing when we go.

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

The food is amazing, the service was fast and quick, we loved it

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SH
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

For the price, the food was extremely salty. I didn’t enjoy over half of the food due to its salty ness.

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BM
San Francisco
336 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Been here. A bunch and returned for some greatest hits. The Philly cheesesteak was almost what it can be. Just that the cheese wasn’t hot and melted as usual. I’m sure to be back though the hotel really isn’t all that.

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C
Denver
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A welcome splurge! This is a very memorable night out - !

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TP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my birthday and the service and everything we tasted was amazing!

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JA
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to this special place, with its unique and amazing dishes, and incredible service. I must say that our waiter, Joe, from this most recent visit, has set the bar even higher in our eyes. He was attentive, he was caring, he was kind and he was extremely accommodating. My wife has a few food allergies, and Joseph was patient and meticulous in vetting all of the different dishes, in terms of which ones were "clear" and which ones could be made "safe." Ultimately, we had a meal in which it felt like absolutely no compromises had been made! When my wife and her friend asked how the mozzarella component of the Caprese salad was made, Joe took us back to the station and we were given a generous and detailed demonstration by Chef Holly, who I'm sure had a lot to do on packed Saturday night. When we asked again about a production cocktail that was being mixed at the table next to ours, Joe actually had one made for us (this is the Blurred Borders by the way, which is like nothing I've ever had!). Our Sommelier, Victoria, was informative, knew what we were eating, and took excellent care of us, explaining all options and giving us time to decide. (She actually started us with a fantastic Bergstrom Wiliamette Valley Pinot Noir, which we liked so much that we stayed with throughout the meal). I will just mention that we parked in the Beverly Center structure, which is a dollar per hour for the first four hours, and walked the safe and relaxing couple of blocks to and from the restaurant. Our one small tiny negative, as diners of a "certain age," is the "music" that is played at a pretty high volume throughout the restaurant during the meal. Other than that, a perfect evening!

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h
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Bazaar is overly expensive, pretentious, and unsatisfying to the palate, mine at least. Innovative cooking -- foams, creams, liquified cheeses and eggs -- may be trendy, but food is supposed to taste good. Except for the gazpacho, scallops in Romanesco sauce, and generously the beef tartare, the food was boringly pallid and tasteless. The ambience is glitzy, but the loud music with the backbeat seems out of place for what is presented as refined cuisine. The service was attentive but pretentious. To add insult to injury, the restaurant, even by LA standards, is overpriced. The rioja Remelluri, a fine wine that can be purchased retail for around $30, was more than 4x the price. Valet parking at $17.69 was both obscenely high and, given the odd change, baroque. One can do better in LA in every way.

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K
San Francisco
279 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately this time it was a bad dining experience ! I had been at Bazaar before ,in L.A.and Las Vegas , and every time it was great.
We had a very strange waiter who seemed constantly in a hurry , and who made us very uncomfortable by rushing around and trying to rush us also.
Not very friendly either .
Eggplant appetizer was too sweet for our taste , it came with honey foam and was breaded. Picquillo peppers were great , Tuna avocado roll very good.
The leek and asparagus dish was raw and leeks not edible . He managed to take it off the bill afterwards. Scallops were excellent .
But by this time we were full and we cancelled the last course . We thought the portions would be a lot smaller . The waiter insisted that we order about 5 to t dishes.
In any case , he was not friendly and made us uncomfortable.
Dessert was fine in the adjacent rooms , and the service was good there .(Corina)
Probably won’t be back to this location .
. Name of waiter was not on the receipt .

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H
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly great restaurant. Wonderful atmosphere, great drinks and an especially unusual menu. There are enough different items on the menu that you would need nearly a dozen visits to try them all. Moving to a different room for dessert is an especially pleasant feature.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value and wonderful presentation

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KH
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of the best meals of my life. Small plates of perfection.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I use to like this place a lot the attitude of the server was on point, he was able to explain every dishes in details. The food, drink and the whole moving experience was good. I highly recommended all my friends. I even gave it a 5 stars on yelp.

This past weekend my server looked like she was mad at everyone, she wasn't giving me an attitude but wasn't give us a good vibes. She basically dropped off my food and that was it.
When i order Omakase/tasting menu I expect the dishes come one at a time in orders of the menu.The server should go over the dishes or at least give an intro.

Basically the food was just dropped off and it wasn't in order of the menu.

The Jose Favorite tasting menu is my my least favorite.

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DI
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The quality of the food is good, but is very overpriced.

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NV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere and excellent service. Also love the dessert selection😍

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LN
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pros:
• Fun way to eat a tasting menu! I love sharing food, and the two person ultimate tasting menu was super fun!
• Waiter had excellent drink recommendations for both alcohol and non alcohol drinks
• excellent vegan and vegetarian tasting menus available. We had two ultimate tasting menus and one vegan tasting menu.
• tableside drink service was so much fun to watch. Got to experience three other tableside services due to our neighbors ordering drinks and loved watching them all.

Cons:
• chairs are super uncomfortable.... especially for a three hour dining session.
• dessert took wayyyy too long to be served. We had to wait over 1/2 hour between last savory dish and dessert.
• mushroom risotto was way undercooked. Thankfully we were full, so we brought it home to recook. Had i been hungry, i would have been seriously displeased.

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OT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

I ate at Bazaar in Vegas and had a wonderful experience. I brought my husband to try it second time around and had the same great experience. Since we are from California, we decided to try Bazaar in LA. I took my cousins and friends to try and raved about Bazaar in Vegas and was excited. Service was good and ambience was nice but the food was not that impressive.
We order the $125 tasting menu and extra appetizers. The Uni on the bun was just ok. It was a little fishy tasting. Fresh Uni would not have that taste. It would be super sweet and creamy. The Hibiscus Oysters, the hibiscus foam was over powering the oysters. I couldn't taste the oysters. The King Crab in the tasting menu was not that good either. The raspberry was too overwhelming. Too much raspberry sauce on the King Crab. The wild rice with mushrooms tasted like it was still uncooked.
Least to say we were not impress.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, awesome service, wish I had a bigger stomach to try more dishes. We will be back

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m
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only negative was our waiter was extremely pushy and asked we decide on menu options completely. Not to order our apps first, etc. This made our bill extremely high without a chance of changing mind or cut back on plates we ordered.
He was upselling and we did not like that.

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OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First night in LA and was recommended this restaurant by a friend. AMAZING!!!!

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KC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at The Bazaar for my husband’s birthday was amazing! Service and ambiance were matched by delicious food. Highly recommend!

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MV
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exciting Ambiance, creative and delicious food, fantastic wine list and impeccable service. My hat is off to Jose Andres for all he does and the culture he brings to his restaurants and the world.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in LA

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing birthday in this restaurant! One of the best restaurants I have been in LA so far! Highly recommend to others!

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EH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience very unique restaurant. Recommend to try at least once in your life

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o
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

The service by Christina (Christine?) was HORRIBLE. I have been coming here for years and decided to take someone here as a nice surprise. I am horribly embarrassed by the terrible service. If it wasn’t for our sommelier Vicky, we would have walked out after having to wait for our server for 30 min after being seated.

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MM
Orlando
67 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

What a disappointment! My first Jose Andres experience fell far short of my expectations. The sweet chips were tasty... but the goat cheese had no flavor. The ramen was mediocre and lightyears behind the ramen I had at Momofuku the week before. The crab buns were horrible compared to KYU. The avocado tuna roll and mushroom risotto were good...not great. The wagyu beef cheeks were overpowered by the olive puree. The scallops were interesting...but the sauce was too salty for me. All that said, our waiter did a great job.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service friendly and attentive. The food was serendipitous and delicious. A true memorable occasion!

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food came 1 hour after ordering. Was okay but nothing exceptional or particularly overtly creative to justify the price hike for simple tapas.

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SB
Mobile
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice spot for night life ambiance that’s sophisticated, cool and hip! The inside is AMAZING definitely sensory pleasing with the decor, lighting and overall set up.
Food and drinks was delicious! No hype for a “to be” spot menu items are fantastic. My fave was the shrimp toast and giant fortune cookie 🥠

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Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner overall. The food and drinks were perfection. The check in and seating process was a joke. Literally they checked us in to our reservation- we were there right on time, then said to have a drink we will find you. No time estimate. We assumed (I know, I know) that it would be a second so we didn’t order drinks. Every couple min a person with a stack of menus would ask if we were xy or z... nope, still not that person. They’d wander and look and we’d wait. Were seated about 30 min late. Never ordered a drink, but should have.
Our server was nice, but we were a two top- brought the courses menu, we decided o. The highest priced one, then by time she came back were told that was for 4 people. It didn’t say that anywhere. So back to the drawing board. We were hungry and thirsty and it was all disjointed and jumbled. We got through it and had a lovely meal, but Bazaar needs to work on their check in process and communication.

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