Citizen Smith Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 1600 N Cahuenga Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90028

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  • 310-461-5001

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We were disappointed with all the food. Pork chops cooked nicely, but lacked any distinct flavor. onion soup was too sweet. Caesar salad acceptable. Filet mignon lacked flavor, and ordered medium rare and delivered, ugh, RARE! Mac and cheese below average. Mushroom side dish nothing to write home about. Cab and sparkling wine were good. We won't be returning.

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★☆☆☆☆

We were disappointed with all the food. Pork chops cooked nicely, but lacked any distinct flavor. onion soup was too sweet. Caesar salad acceptable. Filet mignon lacked flavor, and ordered medium rare and delivered, ugh, RARE! Mac and cheese below average. Mushroom side dish nothing to write home about. Cab and sparkling wine were good. We won't be returning.

Pros: decor

Cons: food, service, food

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We were running a few minutes late and when we arrived at the restaurant they could not find our name and then told us sorry but they had given our table away because we were 15 minutes late and they were a hot new restaurant. They then told us that we could wait at the bar and maybe get a table in 40 minutes. Not impressed. Went to Jar instead and had an amazing dinner there with fantastic service and wonderful food.

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★★☆☆☆

We were running a few minutes late and when we arrived at the restaurant they could not find our name and then told us sorry but they had given our table away because we were 15 minutes late and they were a hot new restaurant. They then told us that we could wait at the bar and maybe get a table in 40 minutes. Not impressed. Went to Jar instead and had an amazing dinner there with fantastic service and wonderful food.

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Had to wait 20 minutes before they took our order, not a good start. The space is awsome, very cool with alot of eye candy. The salad was poor, the steak was good, the Mac N cheese was better and the drinks are pricy. The waitress managed to salvage the night for us, overall I liked the place but was expecting more. I think I just caught it on a bad night. Will try again.

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★★★★☆

Had to wait 20 minutes before they took our order, not a good start. The space is awsome, very cool with alot of eye candy. The salad was poor, the steak was good, the Mac N cheese was better and the drinks are pricy. The waitress managed to salvage the night for us, overall I liked the place but was expecting more. I think I just caught it on a bad night. Will try again.

Pros: cool space, chic

Cons: pricy, loud

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Love the ambience, great place to take a date. The food was ok. The mussels were a little too salty and the fried chicken needed to be seasoned. I would go for the ambience, not for the food.

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★★★☆☆

Love the ambience, great place to take a date. The food was ok. The mussels were a little too salty and the fried chicken needed to be seasoned. I would go for the ambience, not for the food.

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The O-Bar folks have succeeded again with great decor, but came up short at CS with service and food. Hostess was very slow to seat us and crammed our party into a small booth outside (although we had reservations and the restaurant was virtually empty, they would not seat us elsewhere). Our busser was really nice and attentive, but the waiters were amateurs lacking in customer service skills. Our entrees took over 1 hour to arrive, without any apologies, updates, or accommodations. The food, I am sorry to say, was not good. Barring the onion soup, which was decent, the steak, burger, tuna, and numerous appetizers were huge disappointments.

If you visit CS expecting O-Bar quality of service and food, you'll be disappointed. CS has potential, and I hope they will learn from their shortcomings and improve soon.

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★☆☆☆☆

The O-Bar folks have succeeded again with great decor, but came up short at CS with service and food. Hostess was very slow to seat us and crammed our party into a small booth outside (although we had reservations and the restaurant was virtually empty, they would not seat us elsewhere). Our busser was really nice and attentive, but the waiters were amateurs lacking in customer service skills. Our entrees took over 1 hour to arrive, without any apologies, updates, or accommodations. The food, I am sorry to say, was not good. Barring the onion soup, which was decent, the steak, burger, tuna, and numerous appetizers were huge disappointments.

If you visit CS expecting O-Bar quality of service and food, you'll be disappointed. CS has potential, and I hope they will learn from their shortcomings and improve soon.

Pros: Decor

Cons: Service, Food, Overpriced

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While the atmosphere is fantastic, the overall dining experience is barely above average for the cost. The staff is friendly and attractive, but not entirely on top of things. The food is good, but nothing to write home about. I had a beautiful looking filet mignon that was of top quality but was prepared rather blandly - neither the balsamic reduction nor the bearnaise did much to enhance the flavor. Tomato soup was like a marinara sauce. Blackened Ahi was a bit spicy but very tasty. Caesar salad was average. House wines were laughable for a steak house of this caliber.

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★★★★☆

While the atmosphere is fantastic, the overall dining experience is barely above average for the cost. The staff is friendly and attractive, but not entirely on top of things. The food is good, but nothing to write home about. I had a beautiful looking filet mignon that was of top quality but was prepared rather blandly - neither the balsamic reduction nor the bearnaise did much to enhance the flavor. Tomato soup was like a marinara sauce. Blackened Ahi was a bit spicy but very tasty. Caesar salad was average. House wines were laughable for a steak house of this caliber.

Pros: Beautiful decor, Blackened Ahi, Hollywood Scene-y

Cons: Steak sauces, Tomato Soup, Hollywood Scene-y

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This place is fabulous! From the decor to the food everything here seems to work perfectly. I had the New York strip steak with the Jalapeno mac n cheese. If you are really hungry, start with the onion ring tower or the Cajun shrimp. I havent had a steak that good in a long time. Afterwards we hung out by the bar while Citizen Smith transformed into a bar/restaurant scene after 12 or so. I am going back for sure!

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★★★★★

This place is fabulous! From the decor to the food everything here seems to work perfectly. I had the New York strip steak with the Jalapeno mac n cheese. If you are really hungry, start with the onion ring tower or the Cajun shrimp. I havent had a steak that good in a long time. Afterwards we hung out by the bar while Citizen Smith transformed into a bar/restaurant scene after 12 or so. I am going back for sure!

Pros: Ambience, Food, Open Late

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Amazing decor, great vibe, very cozy and warm with a fantastic outdoor dining area. Who would think fried chicken and Angus beef steaks work together so well on the same menu? Try the muscles steamed in butter and wine...never had any this wonderful! The tower of onion rings are killer. Make a reservation today.

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★★★★★

Amazing decor, great vibe, very cozy and warm with a fantastic outdoor dining area. Who would think fried chicken and Angus beef steaks work together so well on the same menu? Try the muscles steamed in butter and wine...never had any this wonderful! The tower of onion rings are killer. Make a reservation today.

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The place has great vibe, style, mood, look and food. I love that it's open 'til 4am and so centrally located.

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★★★★★

The place has great vibe, style, mood, look and food. I love that it's open 'til 4am and so centrally located.

Pros: style, mood, energy

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All around great - I agree with the previous reviewer that it is very NYC-esque. The decor is really interesting, the food fantantic (horseradish mashed potatoes, yum) and the service attentive. Highly recommended.

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★★★★☆

All around great - I agree with the previous reviewer that it is very NYC-esque. The decor is really interesting, the food fantantic (horseradish mashed potatoes, yum) and the service attentive. Highly recommended.

Pros: Ambiance, food, service

Cons: pricey valet

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Finally a restaurant that gets the balance of chic, cool, amazing food and reasonable prices. Very NYC...

Had dinner there with large groups of friends twice now and everyone loved it! The staff and management were gracious (no LA attitude but cool) and the food was incredible the jalape?o mac-n-cheese, the slider mini burgers and onion ring tower (yum!) and fried chicken, oh my! SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT!

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★★★★★

Finally a restaurant that gets the balance of chic, cool, amazing food and reasonable prices. Very NYC...

Had dinner there with large groups of friends twice now and everyone loved it! The staff and management were gracious (no LA attitude but cool) and the food was incredible the jalape?o mac-n-cheese, the slider mini burgers and onion ring tower (yum!) and fried chicken, oh my! SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT!

Pros: Great Crowd, Beautiful Space, Amazing Food

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I was at the grand opening for Citizen Smith on Wednesday, February 1st and had a great time. The opening was packed and was more of a bar if anything so I went back on Saturday night for a meal. I arrived at midnight and sampled the afterhours menu. The food was great, prompt service, and we had a large party in a private booth. I am going to go back and try their main menu for dinner very soon.

It is a great place if you want a nice meal for dinner, a late night bite or drink (they are open until 4am), have a private party, or just get a drink with some friends.

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★★★★★

I was at the grand opening for Citizen Smith on Wednesday, February 1st and had a great time. The opening was packed and was more of a bar if anything so I went back on Saturday night for a meal. I arrived at midnight and sampled the afterhours menu. The food was great, prompt service, and we had a large party in a private booth. I am going to go back and try their main menu for dinner very soon.

It is a great place if you want a nice meal for dinner, a late night bite or drink (they are open until 4am), have a private party, or just get a drink with some friends.

 

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