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  • Review Count
    2
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    November 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 8, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
lovetotrynew's Reviews
 
Brilliantshine is Julian Cox and Josh Goldman's flagship bar.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
New and not trying too hard!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I thought the food was great. Service was fine and the only thing I would change is that they should move the host stand back so people can actually be greeted by someone because when we arrived there was no one standing there and you tend to walk right past it."
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Ori and Genevieve's signature style shines on the Bestia menu with a plethora of seasonal dishes that have been sourced from local purveyors. The emphasis on nose to tail cooking can be found in dishes such as Coppa di Testa comprised of housemade headcheese and Cassoela Milanese with braised pork, veal ribs and pork sausage. From housemade mustard for the charcuterie to skillfully crafted squid ink bottarga, the menu reflects the attention to detail that the duo pays to only seasonal ingredients. The emphasis on sustainable ingredients and products can be found not only on the menu, but in the design of the space as well. Working with designer Greg Bleier, Genevieve sourced the contemporary elements from local artisans, who rely on reclaimed materials to create the unique elements found within Bestia, from the light fixtures to the stools and tables.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Tone down the hype...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"It's funny how as I get older, I appreciate my meals & time spent out more & more so when it takes a month to get a reservation at a place that you hear from your peers that "this is the best place in LA", I was REALLY looking forward to seeing what Bestia was all about!
The atmosphere is bustling & reminicent of Balthazar in NY (but people were very nice). It is loud so you could not hear anyone at the table speak - just be prepared to smile & nod but that is much of LA now-a-days. Surprisingly, the food was just good. I tried what I was supposed to - the bone marrow & whatever else that was suggested by the very nice, hip man helping us. It was all good, wine & food, no complaints but nothing rockstar stellar enough to say best in LA.
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Dined on 11/05/2014
 2007
Special Features: hot spot, fit for foodies
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