The Bazaar by Jose Andres

DineLA had this new format for a number of high-end restaurants, $95/$100ish for a multi-course meal. CUT, Spago and Melisse and of course, The Bazaar were on the list. Expensive, yes. Worth it, COMPLETELY!

I did file a bit of a twitter complaint when they didn’t seat my party (of TWO!) for 35 minutes after our reservation. Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of a reservation? Anyways, after I told Jose via twitter (his response made my night!), the GM made up for it with free cocktails, truffles and a few (too many) extra plates. Service here is usually impeccable, but I think the new menu overwhelmed the staff.

The rest of the meal went out fairly well and within reason. I recommend coming here for the first time when it’s not DineLA. The meal will be likely around $100-$150 depending on your drinking habits.

MUST ORDERS: Olives, Oysters & Hibiscus, Fois Gras Soup, Croqueta de Pollo, Grilled Spanish Octopus, The Chocolate Cake of Your Dreams (in the shape of a heart!), Any Cocktail made with liquid nitrogen.

The wine pairing was forgettable.

It’s a dark restaurant, so apologies for the blurriness.



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