Redbird - Los Angeles

4.6
1918 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Located in downtown Los Angeles, Redbird is carved into one of the city’s most historic edifices, inside the rectory building of Vibiana – a premier wedding, events and performing arts venue. Chef Neal Fraser with Amy Knoll Fraser have crafted a beautifully dynamic restaurant space within which to enjoy Chef Fraser's critically acclaimed Modern American menu.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for Mother's Day brunch on Sunday, May 12th from 10am – 2pm, with a special menu from Chef Neal Fraser and team for the whole family.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 1918 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great experience. Sat at the bar. Bartending staff was amazing. My husband and I frequent many restaurants and bars in DTLA and by far the bartenders at Redbird were knowledgeable, while not pretentious; were engaging & fun and made our brunch enjoyable. We’ll definitely be back - this time for happy hour as recommended by the staff.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bridal shower & Easter Sunday brunch

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DJ
Los Angeles
79 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Dishes seemed overworked... saucy and over indulgent with not much finesse. Excellent considerate service and wonderful ambience.

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p
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious down to the french press coffee! Haven’t been there fir dinner yet but brunch was spectacular!

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SB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The congee is amazing, the chicken & waffles looked and smelled great. The waitstaff was generous and helpful. The ambiance was great.

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KL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful environment. Waiter seemed a bit put out but food was great!

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FM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious, creative food in a historic space that has been updated beautifully. Excellent service. Not as noisy as most restaurants.

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t
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great server who was able to handle a party of 7 who had come to LA for a business meeting. The server explained the food well and communicated with us of all the ingredients too. The food was great, cooked well and t. The only issue was the noise level which is understandable considering the open-air layout of the restaurant.

Thank you for hosting us and our party on the 18th. We hope to be back and try out some more food.

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GB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, service was great, Ambience was great, even the valet up front was super convenient.....the only complaint is that the seats were Way too close to eachother..other than that, we will definitely be going back.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was great as well as the service. The space is fantastic! Wonderful indoor outdoor feeling and tastefully designed.
Just a little on the pricey side so it’s not for a cheap date.

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G
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food atmosphere the room all exquisite. Prices too high but in line with comparable places except this one is much prettier. Wine was really excellent too.

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SV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, superior food with excellent service. Always a go to for a special dinner or just a great night out.

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MV
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good experience. Food and service were outstanding. We did have the fire alarm going off for 10 minutes or so, but it got worked out.

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JG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I appreciated the open ceiling to the outdoors in the main eating area. The food taste and presentations were exceptional. Very eloquent place for a romantic date and after meal drinks!

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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and food is state of art. Jose was superb and helped in selections. Posted pics of food on Instagram and Facebook but could not seem to tag Red Bird. Only the rectory came up. Should get that fixed

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to place for the one dinner I have in LA when I am there on business.

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JG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Redbirds has s lovely ambience. And the service is top notch. What isn’t top notch is the pork Wattle. I had it once when it was delicious, but the last two times ordering it I was given a slab of fat where finding the meat was indeed tricky. The wait staff comped it but that it was served that way is not a sign of good quality. The octopus was delicious and the salad was too. For those reasons I’d think of going back again, but I wouldn’t order the pork wattle.

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DA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Redbird. From the beginning to the very end, our service was spectacular. Each and every employee was outstanding. Matt was our server and he explained how the chef could make our entrees vegan. Very delicious and amazing.

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K
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the restaurant. Very fun venue and great food. Not your typical brunch.

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

Best place in LA! Events, small dinners, big dinners, etc. Location is beautiful and the staff is perfect. Amy and Neal Fraser will be known and remembered for Redbird for years to come.

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BE
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The dining experience was excellent. I'd prefer a wider variety of options on the menu, but that said, I rate Redbird as a one of DTLA's top choices. The staff couldn't have been nicer, and the atmo is superb!

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AD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome dining! Get service and patio sitting added a great touch.

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BG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent! The cinnamon bun was perfect! Crisp on the outside light on the inside. We had the grits which I am not usually a fan of but these were delicious. We ordered several dishes and all were YUMMY!

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HS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Had reservation for my birthday dinner with my husband and was incredibly underwhelmed. The food was mediocre at best and if I were to ever come here again I would sit at the bar and enjoy the ambiance which was one of the few positives here.

Based off past reviews and recommendations, we ordered the chicken pot pie for appetizer and it was good. Was rich and tasty. For entrees, my husband ordered the lamb belly and I the risotto. Risotto was pretty salty but overall okay and my husband felt the same about the lamb belly.
A positive was the sommelier who recommended this amazing Chardonnay to our liking and schooled us on wine! We are still talking about the wine and where we could find it.

The incredibly underwhelming part was when my husband said "some birthday cake would be good" and our waiter Shawn said that you have to purchase a dessert and he would stick a candle on it. Coooooooool. We literally saw everyone in the place get the same exact birthday candle dessert and when it was our turn Shawn says that there isn't anymore. In my years of life I hadn't heard this before.

I wouldn't waste my breath coming here. There are far better places that have better food for your buck than here considering it's 3$ signs. There's nothing to write home about other than the wine the sommelier recommended.

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

Overpriced overrated don’t bother

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Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a good time at Redbird. My husband always remarks that he’s surprised Redbird doesn’t have a Michelin Star

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

Great happy hour before heading to Dorothy Chandler for a performance!

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RB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before the ballet

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j
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Redbird consistently offers a unique and outstanding dining experience. The mixologist and the chef are gifted. Every dish has a special touch. The service is impeccable. .

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SK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting and atmosphere, great service. Some items on the menu were great, some were average. Portion sizes are relatively small and on the pricey side.

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

Very slow service. My risotto tasted like microwaved from frozen, and I’m not even fancy!

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SH
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the drink call Rose Colored Glasses. Not on the menu, but it was incredible!

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London
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I tried two different red wines that were just ok and not full bodied. Excellent professional service. Luxurious atmosphere. Delicious scallops. The food was a bit overpriced but the service and ambience made up for it.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome.

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EC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was disappointing. Salty and over priced. We won’t be back. The service and ambiance were good but not enough to make up for the food.

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KW
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite place over and over again! We love going to Redbird for brunch, dinner or sometimes just drinks. The full menu is delicious and advantageous to time-well-spent.

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JG
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place was recommended by a friend and I must thank her. The food was good and I’ll go again. Also I’ll send some of my friends here!

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ZR
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I have been for brunch many times. This is the first time that I was disappointed with my meal. I ordered the Chicken and Waffles with a side of scrambled eggs. The waffle and eggs were very good.
The fried chicken was awful! It was a fried chicken cutlet that was over-fried. With every slice the crust fell apart and separated from the meat. When I finished, the plate was full of dark brown crust. Do yourself a favor and avoid the chicken. With so many places that cook fried chicken well, I was surprised that Redbird was subpar.

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N
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Service was very slow. The entrees took too long to deliver. However the server was professional. Offered free dessert. It was something at least

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MH
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Some of the food was decent. Most of it mediocre. Decor is lovely. Overpriced. The cocktails were not very good. I cannot understand why this place has so many good reviews. Would not go back.

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