Great restaurant! I enjoyed a wonderful steak (the filet), the bacon, and I must say the Maple Hog cocktail with Uncle Nearest whiskey was great.
Steak over cooked, returned, over cooked again. The service is young and well intended, but poorly managed. Poorly puts it mildly.
Never to return
Very overpriced for the quality of food. The burger was very average at best and for $18 and having to pay for sides as extra, it seemed ridiculous when there are so many amazing, high quality burgers in LA with much better value.
Fantastic across the board
Great food and presentation and solid service. It’s tasty, nice, and fun. However, it’s pricey and everything is a la carte so be prepared...
Our entire party was disappointed the French onion soup was not on the menu. And the short rib sold out in 1.5 hours. Ian was a great server and what we did order was delicious!!!
Wedge salad with bacon and the brussel sprouts will not disappoint and is a full meal!
A smidge pricey to other steakhouse bistros (Wolfgang's, Palm, Morton's), but delicious and you pay for the aging of the prime meat. Only mild complaint was a little too much salt across the board. The Duck Fat fries were too salty for some at our table to eat. I thought they went great with my aged ribeye which was the envy of the table. All and all exceptional quality and service, just a little too much salt.
The food,staff and drinks were all outstanding!!!!
The prime rib was fifty percent fat. The mashed potatoes were akin to potato milk. The service was a mix of juvenile and pretentious. We had looked forward to this meal, but it was an enormous disappointment.
Wanted to love this place after all the hype but our experience was underwhelming at best. I am pretty experienced in fine dining steak houses throughout the U.S. and expect higher pricing for unique dining, great service and high quality food. This experience mostly delivered just the high pricing.
Cocktails were unique and presented well. Our party enjoyed the Figs blood and Maple Hog.
Appetizers were mixed bag. One small crab cake for $21? Bacon tasted great but expected a thicker cut based on other prime steakhouse visits.
Wedge salad was huge and a great presentation with a bacon slice. Probably best overall item we had.
They were out of the signature short rib dish at 6:30 on a Saturday. Didn’t seem that busy. Steaks were just ok. Overall small for price and not nearly as tender as other steak restaurants with normal dry aged steaks(28-45 days). Filet, dry aged ribeye and tomahawk.Not sure if we actually had the Felony Knife? simple stamped steel knives with a sharp edge?
Sides arrived late, seemed very small and pedestrian. Brussels sprouts looked and tasted like they were just dropped into a deep fryer.
Service great to start. Entrees started to arrive and then server disappeared until dessert. Annoying to have to fill own wine and water glasses. Especially when tip range is +$120
Don’t see a need to go back with so many other great steak options in town.
This restaurant is absolutely amazing. The wedge salad was not only the largest I have ever seen, but it was the best. The rib eye was tender and flavorful. The chef came out and greeted us, which was really nice. I have already recommended it to my friends.
Dinner before show at the Pantages. Food and service was great. Great place for food or cocktails before the Pantages. Just a 3 min walk from Pantages.
Was not impressed. Thought short rib was overpriced and nothing special. Bone marrow was an abomination.
Very mediocre steaks for the very high price. Poor service - we had to flag down our waiter several times. If you’re spending this much on steaks, go to Cut instead.
Our first time here. Ian was our waiter and took great care of us. Food was delicious. NY Strip for me and Short Rib Steak for my wife. Both cooked to perfection. Brussels sprouts and crispy potatoes for sides. Definitely will be returning.
If you love dry aged steak, this is THE place for you, hands down. Incredible flavor and they know what rare steak means.
Great food and service. Didn’t like not being asked for the option to have regular ice water. Shouldn’t assume the table wants to pay for bottled water.
Delicious from start to end!
I dine at lots of restaurants in LA and NYC at all price points. While the cocktails were good, the food is simply over priced for what it is. For example, paying $30 for branzino and nothing else is really ridiculous. It is also silly to pay $47 for lamb chops and nothing else. The lamb chops were simply okay. I have had better.
While I don't mind paying a lot for a fabulous and creative meal, this is simply regular food at outrageous pricing. Only selected the restaurant because everything else near the Kodak theatre was booked on Oscar weekend. I see why it had availability.
Starbuck's is next door. I have never left a restaurant and wanted to go to Starbucks. In fact, I rarely go to Starbucks except at the airport. After spending over $200 for dinner, Starbuck's coffee was the most memorable thing I had that night.
Try some place else.
For what we paid, the service was so far from what we were expecting. Within seconds of sitting down our server asked us if we knew yet what we wanted like we were in a diner. No one went over the various cuts or special menu items which made us feel rushed. My husband asked for help with the wine and the server asked what we wanted to spend and we said under $75. She then said all the cheaper wines were on the menu and took the book back making us feel like a couple of cheap-o's. We split a salad, the bread, a tomahawk and also had the mashed potatoes. The food was truly delicious but at the end of the day we felt it wasn't worth it because there are plenty of delicious steak restaurants in LA that will not treat you like you are in the way. Really bummed.
Great service from Ryan. The short rib steak was cooked perfectly. Food was fast and we made our show easily.
Great service and food!
Food: To start my wife ordered a glass of red and am old fashion for myself. They were fine. For apps we had the fried tiger shrimp which was good (probably the best out of everything we ordered) and the Caesar salad which was WAY over dressed. We decided to split the Tomahawk ribeye med rare which was cooked fine but under seasoned and to compensate for that, my duck fat fried were totally over seasoned. I couldn’t even finish half of it because it was so salty. The shishito peppers were good.
Service: our waiter was rude right off the bat. He came to our table and asked what we would like to order. As i began to order the apps, while in mid sentence he turned to a passing waiter to talk to him about something. Didn’t say excuse me, wait just one moment, pardon me, NOTHING. I just stopped and stared at the back of his head. What else could I do?
Food and drink were avg and service was bad. I wouldn’t recommend or come back to this place again. Plenty of great steakhouses out there I can spend my money on. Disappointed because this place was recommended to me.
Great food and excellent service. Wine list was surprisingly light on California wines. Would prefer table clothes, especially at that price point.
Great food, spectacular service and very nice atmosphere.
We had a seat towards the front. The door kept being left open and it was a cold night in LA. A cold draft would blow in every few minute. But that’s not the worst of it, I had a stomach ache and the runs that evening until the next morning. Something was bad. Not what you expect at a high end place like APL
It’s all about the thick cut bacon. And that purple kale salad. Beyond that it’s so expensive, it’s laughable. But whatever. You want it, you pay for it.
Staff was all very nice, but the food was not worth the money, totally disappointed.
Great service , the 150 day aged Tomahawk was great. I would get it medium+ vs rare if I were getting it again
The food is great. Service is so bad it’s a joke.
Beautiful decor and ambiance. The steaks were all delicious (ribeye, filet, and prime rib). The mashed potatoes were runny, tiger shrimp shell was hard and difficult to remove, and in general the side portions were pretty small. The drinks were delicious, new and refreshing. Service was excellent.
We had a wonderful dinner at APL. The food was awesome. We had the Caesar Salad, Gjusta Bread, Prime Rib, Mashed Potatoes, and the maple Pot de Creme for dessert. Everything was cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. We asked if we could see the dry aging process and the manager took us down to the meat locker for a tour. It was really incredible! Very memorable meal/experience. We can't wait to go back with friends to order their tomahawk.
I have been to this restaurant many times now....and every time I have had service that equals if not tops the food....(and the food is the best....) Tonight the service was not so great...no tales of the knives, no real excitement over the aging of steaks. Thank goodness for the actual food servers...they caught that I did not have fork after entrees and retrieved a serving spoon for brussel sprouts....I will return...but will definitely request a different server than I had tonight.
I heard a lot of great things about APL including seeing its creator/chef on TV. Therefore I was expecting it to be marvelous. However, found it to be average in many respects. Location is in the heart of Hollywood theatre district. Parking is available either by valet for high price or garage down the street on the other side. Decor is nothing special but in good condition. We arrived early but were seated at a table squeezed between 2 others, despite others being available. This made it un-private and difficult to hear each other for what we hoped would be a romantic Valentine’s day dinner. Ordered Valentine’s Day trio of options. Salads were acceptable. I ordered ribeye since steak is what they are known for. It was large, juicy and flavorful but very tough and gristly. My wife ordered fish which was actually much better than the steak. Vegetables were good but small. Dessert was not that good. Probably won’t come back.
Service was great, starters and sides were amazing, but the meat is why we came. And the meat is why we were disappointed. It was very good quality meat, but seasoning was very lacking, which surprised my wife and I. We had the filet mignon and prime rib. Unfortunately at the price they charge, we left expecting better.
We have been to many high end restaurants including Gwen, Hatchett Hall, and RedBird all of which had better food. At Gwen we felt welcomed - they were happy to have us there. At APL, perhaps the server was new, but she didn't even know the price of a special. First time I ever had to return a cocktail and the APL is impressively loud. Difficult to hear the person sitting two feet away (only Bestia is louder). We had high hopes for APL and had looked forward to dining there. Not terrible but there are definitely better choices in Los Angeles.