Beso

★★★★☆
  • 6350 Hollywood Blvd

    Hollywood, CA 90028

    Cross street: Ivar Avenue

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  • 323-467-7991

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after hearing positive and negative things about beso, i wasn't expecting much. but, the overall experience turned out to be pretty good. the food was above average, with some things being quite delicious (any of the flatbreads, the skirt steak), others pretty good (tacos, tomato salad), and a few that missed the mark a little (our watermelon tuna appetizer lacked flavor and was way too salty).

when we arrived, we had to wait 30 minutes after our reservation time for a table even though the place was half empty, which was a little annoying. however, the bartender was extremely friendly and unneccesarily bought us a drink as we waited. the decor is quite beautiful and the open part of the kitchen is nice to watch.

the place is new, so i think they're still ironing out some kinks, but overall things went pretty smoothly. the only real complaint i had was the extremely slow service. our waiter was informative and friendly, but was probably overextended (i counted his tables and he had four 4-tops and a party of 8 in his section) so we were somewhat neglected, i.e. we sat with an empty table waiting for dessert menus for about 15 minutes. the desserts were interesting and tasty, although the espresso is terrible (order coffee instead--it's ok). the prices were reasonable and most of the staff seems pretty laid-back and unpretentious. i would definitely recommend beso if you're looking to try something new and fun.

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★★★★☆

after hearing positive and negative things about beso, i wasn't expecting much. but, the overall experience turned out to be pretty good. the food was above average, with some things being quite delicious (any of the flatbreads, the skirt steak), others pretty good (tacos, tomato salad), and a few that missed the mark a little (our watermelon tuna appetizer lacked flavor and was way too salty).

when we arrived, we had to wait 30 minutes after our reservation time for a table even though the place was half empty, which was a little annoying. however, the bartender was extremely friendly and unneccesarily bought us a drink as we waited. the decor is quite beautiful and the open part of the kitchen is nice to watch.

the place is new, so i think they're still ironing out some kinks, but overall things went pretty smoothly. the only real complaint i had was the extremely slow service. our waiter was informative and friendly, but was probably overextended (i counted his tables and he had four 4-tops and a party of 8 in his section) so we were somewhat neglected, i.e. we sat with an empty table waiting for dessert menus for about 15 minutes. the desserts were interesting and tasty, although the espresso is terrible (order coffee instead--it's ok). the prices were reasonable and most of the staff seems pretty laid-back and unpretentious. i would definitely recommend beso if you're looking to try something new and fun.

Pros: ambience, food, friendly staff

Cons: slow service

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My wife and I recently visited Los Angeles and had our eyes going to a star's restaurant. We'd read the article in USA Today recently and really wanted to go to Beso. Well, some of the reviews we read on CitySearch almost scared us off. Then we thought: "Something is wrong here. All the reviewers either LOVE it or HATE it."

We LOVED it. The atmosphere, the food and the service were all impeccable. The casually elegant atmosphere was perfect, we loved the food (beet salad, guacamole, scallops, tacos), the drinks (margarita, vodka raspberry Collins) and the service (not rushed, very informative). The big bar near the front looked very inviting for a drink and an appetizer if one doesn't want a full dinner.

I'm not sure what restaurant the HATE reviewers were thinking about. It seems like either they don't know/like Spanish cuisine, or aren't Desperate Housewives fans. We're not big fans of the show (now Tony Parker, that's a different story ...), but we are big fans of Beso. We'll definitely go there again on our next trip.

2
★★★★★

My wife and I recently visited Los Angeles and had our eyes going to a star's restaurant. We'd read the article in USA Today recently and really wanted to go to Beso. Well, some of the reviews we read on CitySearch almost scared us off. Then we thought: "Something is wrong here. All the reviewers either LOVE it or HATE it."

We LOVED it. The atmosphere, the food and the service were all impeccable. The casually elegant atmosphere was perfect, we loved the food (beet salad, guacamole, scallops, tacos), the drinks (margarita, vodka raspberry Collins) and the service (not rushed, very informative). The big bar near the front looked very inviting for a drink and an appetizer if one doesn't want a full dinner.

I'm not sure what restaurant the HATE reviewers were thinking about. It seems like either they don't know/like Spanish cuisine, or aren't Desperate Housewives fans. We're not big fans of the show (now Tony Parker, that's a different story ...), but we are big fans of Beso. We'll definitely go there again on our next trip.

Pros: Food, ambience, service, valet on side street

Cons: nada

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On the corner of Hollywood and Ivar I found my new favorite Restaurant. As a former bartender of the world famous 'Imperial Gardens Restaurant' on Sunset Blvd, I know a good thing when I see it. Drinks, service, food are A+. I met my girls there and we loved the whole dining experience. I loved this place and will return soon.

2
★★★★★

On the corner of Hollywood and Ivar I found my new favorite Restaurant. As a former bartender of the world famous 'Imperial Gardens Restaurant' on Sunset Blvd, I know a good thing when I see it. Drinks, service, food are A+. I met my girls there and we loved the whole dining experience. I loved this place and will return soon.

Pros: Menu

Cons: na

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Coming from NYC to LA and the land of sun is filled with great food and beautiful people. Beso was no exception. The Scallops and Steak are dynamite. Avg wine selection. Staff and service were slightly above avg. Most impressive was model after model kept walking by our table to the private lounge upstairs. It was just like being at Cipriani in NYC...except with a Latin flavor

2
★★★★★

Coming from NYC to LA and the land of sun is filled with great food and beautiful people. Beso was no exception. The Scallops and Steak are dynamite. Avg wine selection. Staff and service were slightly above avg. Most impressive was model after model kept walking by our table to the private lounge upstairs. It was just like being at Cipriani in NYC...except with a Latin flavor

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Definitely sexy...dishes...decor...cocktails. Went to Beso last night and had a great meal. The menu is varied enough to cater to the ladies in little dresses (us...and the owner) and carnivorous men. We were seated promptly. Cocktail recommendations were great. Timing was good. Flatbread was baked a la minute (or at least it seemed that way). The artichoke guacamole is a must-have...unique, tasty, delicious. Beet salad was perfectly seasoned perfectly dressed. A few more beets would have been appreciated though. Crudo was elegant and had a nice balance of flavors. Tacos were creative and represented a nice blend of latin & modern american cuisines. Service was friendly although a little "stressed." It was definitely forgivable though, as the restaurant seemed to have filled up at once. My only complaint is that on the way out, neither the maitre d' or hostess acknowledged us. However, a cook who happened to be at the front DID. Yes, there were quite a few high profile clientele, but I would return for the food, not the other guests. P.S. Definitely better than a 1 star review, more like a 3. Contrary to what Virbila implies, it's a restaurant first, a place to see and be scene second.

2
★★★★★

Definitely sexy...dishes...decor...cocktails. Went to Beso last night and had a great meal. The menu is varied enough to cater to the ladies in little dresses (us...and the owner) and carnivorous men. We were seated promptly. Cocktail recommendations were great. Timing was good. Flatbread was baked a la minute (or at least it seemed that way). The artichoke guacamole is a must-have...unique, tasty, delicious. Beet salad was perfectly seasoned perfectly dressed. A few more beets would have been appreciated though. Crudo was elegant and had a nice balance of flavors. Tacos were creative and represented a nice blend of latin & modern american cuisines. Service was friendly although a little "stressed." It was definitely forgivable though, as the restaurant seemed to have filled up at once. My only complaint is that on the way out, neither the maitre d' or hostess acknowledged us. However, a cook who happened to be at the front DID. Yes, there were quite a few high profile clientele, but I would return for the food, not the other guests. P.S. Definitely better than a 1 star review, more like a 3. Contrary to what Virbila implies, it's a restaurant first, a place to see and be scene second.

Pros: great big comfy leather chairs

Cons: location

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SImply the best! I liked it a lot. Pricey...but I liked it a lot. Very good. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Good!

2
★★★★★

SImply the best! I liked it a lot. Pricey...but I liked it a lot. Very good. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Good!

Pros: I liked the chandeliers.

Cons: Pricey. Parking. Pricey

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My 4 beautiful daughters and my wife surprised me last night and took me here. I loved everything about this restaurant. If I can only get them to take me there for Fathers Day. I really love this place.

2
★★★★★

My 4 beautiful daughters and my wife surprised me last night and took me here. I loved everything about this restaurant. If I can only get them to take me there for Fathers Day. I really love this place.

Pros: Food, service, food

Cons: none noted

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My son took me here for my birthday and I totally enjoyed our evening with my daughter in law, grand daughters and my son. I loved all the different dishes that we ordered. I am a very picky eater and I enjoyed all of the food and in fact took some of it home to eat the following day. A great restaurant! The server was very nice, especially when he brought me a birthday dessert. mmmmmmm. I have recommended this restaurant to my friends and can't wait to get back up to Hollywood.

2
★★★★☆

My son took me here for my birthday and I totally enjoyed our evening with my daughter in law, grand daughters and my son. I loved all the different dishes that we ordered. I am a very picky eater and I enjoyed all of the food and in fact took some of it home to eat the following day. A great restaurant! The server was very nice, especially when he brought me a birthday dessert. mmmmmmm. I have recommended this restaurant to my friends and can't wait to get back up to Hollywood.

Pros: Loved it

Cons: I ate tooooooo much

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Dine Friday night and we all were pleasantly pleased with the decor, drinks and especially the food and service. We enjoyed a variety of delicious appetizers and the dinner was served hot and terrific. A great experience! My friends and I will be returning, as we are looking forward to trying other items on the menu. Great food, good price and a fantastic evening. I'll be back.

2
★★★★★

Dine Friday night and we all were pleasantly pleased with the decor, drinks and especially the food and service. We enjoyed a variety of delicious appetizers and the dinner was served hot and terrific. A great experience! My friends and I will be returning, as we are looking forward to trying other items on the menu. Great food, good price and a fantastic evening. I'll be back.

Pros: I'll b BACK

Cons: n/a

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there is nothing like it in LA, just seeing beso at night was worth everything. What a beautiful restaurant!
not only that but the drinks were amazing!!! we had to wait a little bit for our table, but it was expected because of how popular it is! While we waited we enjoyed the coctails at the bar for a while! over all great night!

2
★★★★★

there is nothing like it in LA, just seeing beso at night was worth everything. What a beautiful restaurant!
not only that but the drinks were amazing!!! we had to wait a little bit for our table, but it was expected because of how popular it is! While we waited we enjoyed the coctails at the bar for a while! over all great night!

Pros: drinks, seeing eva longoria

Cons: didn't save room for dessert

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Beso, Beso, Beso! We love this place. My sister and our husbands finally ate at this beautifully decorated restaurant. Up till last week we had only sat in the bar area. We love the bar and we love the restaurant. All of our food was flavored and cook perfectly. Hollywood has another fantastic restaurant with class, service and great tasting food.

2
★★★★★

Beso, Beso, Beso! We love this place. My sister and our husbands finally ate at this beautifully decorated restaurant. Up till last week we had only sat in the bar area. We love the bar and we love the restaurant. All of our food was flavored and cook perfectly. Hollywood has another fantastic restaurant with class, service and great tasting food.

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Dined there last Thursday and enjoyed the experience, is it the best restaurant in town? No, but we enjoyed everything we had. Those who criticize price don't understand how expensive raw materials are, dry aged Brandt beef is not cheap! To say the tacos are bland...is just silly. What do you want them to taste like? The tacos are actually pretty interesting and include items far outside the traditional fillings, that alone makes them worth trying.

2
★★★★☆

Dined there last Thursday and enjoyed the experience, is it the best restaurant in town? No, but we enjoyed everything we had. Those who criticize price don't understand how expensive raw materials are, dry aged Brandt beef is not cheap! To say the tacos are bland...is just silly. What do you want them to taste like? The tacos are actually pretty interesting and include items far outside the traditional fillings, that alone makes them worth trying.

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Arrived here from NY on a Friday night and headed to Hollywood. I met my wife and 3 daughters there and our Hollywood experience started on a very positive note. A beautiful restaurant with class, great service, dricks and the food was terrific. My wife and I both shared the steak ( due to us ordering and sampling many of the great appetizers) and were pleasantly surprised on how well the steak and our food tasted. We ended our meal with a great dessert and headed to the show. A great experience! I highly recommend it and will return to dine again on my next west coast trip. See you again. NYpic7

2
★★★★★

Arrived here from NY on a Friday night and headed to Hollywood. I met my wife and 3 daughters there and our Hollywood experience started on a very positive note. A beautiful restaurant with class, great service, dricks and the food was terrific. My wife and I both shared the steak ( due to us ordering and sampling many of the great appetizers) and were pleasantly surprised on how well the steak and our food tasted. We ended our meal with a great dessert and headed to the show. A great experience! I highly recommend it and will return to dine again on my next west coast trip. See you again. NYpic7

Pros: A great dinning experience

Cons: N/A

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Beso was great! The drinks were to die for and the service was on point. Im generally a picky eater and our server was really helpful. I had the filet with the cream spinach and mashed potatoes...AMAZING. Our food came out fast and it was steaming hot. I was expecting it to be a while since they were super packed but it didnt take long at all. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place. Even if its just to go to the bar for drinks..which we did after dinner..its amazing.

2
★★★★★

Beso was great! The drinks were to die for and the service was on point. Im generally a picky eater and our server was really helpful. I had the filet with the cream spinach and mashed potatoes...AMAZING. Our food came out fast and it was steaming hot. I was expecting it to be a while since they were super packed but it didnt take long at all. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place. Even if its just to go to the bar for drinks..which we did after dinner..its amazing.

Pros: service and the delicious food

Cons: it gets really packed in the bar..but not really a con

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I went into beso despite the poor reviews on this site... And I am so glad I did!!! The food was great and the drinks were amazing!!! I will be back!!!

2
★★★★★

I went into beso despite the poor reviews on this site... And I am so glad I did!!! The food was great and the drinks were amazing!!! I will be back!!!

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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I was very excited to try out Beso since I had heard the bar was amazing and it was the newest hot spot in Hollywood. Little did I know I would be in for a horrible dinner and service upon my arrival. I went to Beso last week to have dinner with girlfriends. When we arrived, the place was pretty empty as it was early, about 6pm. We were seated but didn't have a waiter ask if we needed drinks until about 15 minutes of waiting (there were plenty of waiters standing around and no one acknowledged us.)

We finally ordered dinner and the waitress was raving about the ?shrimp? so we ordered that with other items on the menu. Everything we tried was either cold or overcooked and lacking taste (especially items from the ?taco menu?). I was very disappointed with the quality of the food, especially for the price. It was outrageous to pay $30 dollars for (6) shrimp that were cooked with the shells on them!! I really love shrimp so paying that much money for a few left me feeling like I was ripped off. What really upset me was the fact that they practically kicked us off the table after we were done with dinner and had paid our bill. The restaurant started to get busy and I?m sure they had people waiting for a table but I don?t appreciate the host coming over to our table to ask ?would you care for drinks at the bar now?? I have NEVER been asked this at a restaurant!

If you want to just go for a drink before a night out on the town, then the bar is great but I would not recommend dinner there. They really need to work on their service and their food. I?m definitely never going back.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was very excited to try out Beso since I had heard the bar was amazing and it was the newest hot spot in Hollywood. Little did I know I would be in for a horrible dinner and service upon my arrival. I went to Beso last week to have dinner with girlfriends. When we arrived, the place was pretty empty as it was early, about 6pm. We were seated but didn't have a waiter ask if we needed drinks until about 15 minutes of waiting (there were plenty of waiters standing around and no one acknowledged us.)

We finally ordered dinner and the waitress was raving about the ?shrimp? so we ordered that with other items on the menu. Everything we tried was either cold or overcooked and lacking taste (especially items from the ?taco menu?). I was very disappointed with the quality of the food, especially for the price. It was outrageous to pay $30 dollars for (6) shrimp that were cooked with the shells on them!! I really love shrimp so paying that much money for a few left me feeling like I was ripped off. What really upset me was the fact that they practically kicked us off the table after we were done with dinner and had paid our bill. The restaurant started to get busy and I?m sure they had people waiting for a table but I don?t appreciate the host coming over to our table to ask ?would you care for drinks at the bar now?? I have NEVER been asked this at a restaurant!

If you want to just go for a drink before a night out on the town, then the bar is great but I would not recommend dinner there. They really need to work on their service and their food. I?m definitely never going back.

Pros: Great bar, nice ambience

Cons: Food, service

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I decided to have dinner at Beso before catching Wicked at the Pantages and I have to say, it was one of the most overpriced and mediocre meals I have ever had. The yellowtail crudo needed more flavor. The steak didn't have much flavor. And for the prices they charge, you'd expect the kind of steak you'd get at Lowry's. I have had great meals in Hollywood and this one was not one of them. The decor, the drinks and the company were the best part of the meal (the caipirinhas were wonderful). If you're looking for a good meal, I recommend nearby Magnolia, Hungry Cat and The Bowery as great alternatives.

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★★☆☆☆

I decided to have dinner at Beso before catching Wicked at the Pantages and I have to say, it was one of the most overpriced and mediocre meals I have ever had. The yellowtail crudo needed more flavor. The steak didn't have much flavor. And for the prices they charge, you'd expect the kind of steak you'd get at Lowry's. I have had great meals in Hollywood and this one was not one of them. The decor, the drinks and the company were the best part of the meal (the caipirinhas were wonderful). If you're looking for a good meal, I recommend nearby Magnolia, Hungry Cat and The Bowery as great alternatives.

Pros: Drinks and Decor

Cons: the food is overpriced and underseasoned

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On Saturday night,our second trip to Beso was well anticapated. This place is amazing. From the moment we were greeted at the door( a very nice young girl) and showned to our table my guests were totally impressed. We ordered a round of drinks and I took it upon myself to order a few of their great appetizers. Well, the drinks were great and my friends enjoyed the appetizers( flat bread pizza, guac dip) Once again I ordered the steak and was not disappointed, cook to perfection and with soooo many side dishes all wonderful. We ended the evening in the bar (completely satisfied from dinner) by ordering a few rounds of drinks. A great ending to a perfect dining experience. BTW! Service, food,drinks are well worth the value.

2
★★★★★

On Saturday night,our second trip to Beso was well anticapated. This place is amazing. From the moment we were greeted at the door( a very nice young girl) and showned to our table my guests were totally impressed. We ordered a round of drinks and I took it upon myself to order a few of their great appetizers. Well, the drinks were great and my friends enjoyed the appetizers( flat bread pizza, guac dip) Once again I ordered the steak and was not disappointed, cook to perfection and with soooo many side dishes all wonderful. We ended the evening in the bar (completely satisfied from dinner) by ordering a few rounds of drinks. A great ending to a perfect dining experience. BTW! Service, food,drinks are well worth the value.

Pros: A great dinning experience

Cons: none

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I know... you told me so! So we went out last night to celebrate a promotion, we even forgot our reason for being there it was so bad! We had reservations for 9:45pm arrived 10mins early asked us to wait in the lounge or bar we sat at the Lounge for about 20mns. w/no service finally a waitress came over and took our drink order 30mins. later no drinks?? So another waitress checked on us took our order and finally our cocktails arrived after being there for 45min. she did not charge for the drinks which was nice of her. By then we had checked on our reservations twice, I finally got so upset I asked for a manager and instead the hostess came all of the sudden we had a table ready! I must say i did dread a review where they are more interested in getting single girls seated very true. We had a beautiful both and a nice waitress it stopped there.

The Food: Taco Bell has better guacamole, the flatbread was good, my Hubby loved Paella, Drinks were good & strong and my Skirt Steak was overdone burnt nasty, bland. To type of Latin influence here (I?m Mexican) I love Eva we are not haters but, if we spend $170 on Dinner for 2... It better be good! I would not recommend this place on my worst enemy. BAD ALL AROUND! The decor was nice but I seen BETTER!!!

If we ever return it would be only to the Lounge to have the Paella my Hubby liked, and the good cocktails.

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★★☆☆☆

I know... you told me so! So we went out last night to celebrate a promotion, we even forgot our reason for being there it was so bad! We had reservations for 9:45pm arrived 10mins early asked us to wait in the lounge or bar we sat at the Lounge for about 20mns. w/no service finally a waitress came over and took our drink order 30mins. later no drinks?? So another waitress checked on us took our order and finally our cocktails arrived after being there for 45min. she did not charge for the drinks which was nice of her. By then we had checked on our reservations twice, I finally got so upset I asked for a manager and instead the hostess came all of the sudden we had a table ready! I must say i did dread a review where they are more interested in getting single girls seated very true. We had a beautiful both and a nice waitress it stopped there.

The Food: Taco Bell has better guacamole, the flatbread was good, my Hubby loved Paella, Drinks were good & strong and my Skirt Steak was overdone burnt nasty, bland. To type of Latin influence here (I?m Mexican) I love Eva we are not haters but, if we spend $170 on Dinner for 2... It better be good! I would not recommend this place on my worst enemy. BAD ALL AROUND! The decor was nice but I seen BETTER!!!

If we ever return it would be only to the Lounge to have the Paella my Hubby liked, and the good cocktails.

Pros: Decor, Drinks

Cons: Food, Lazy Servie, "HOLLYWOOD"

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So I generally read reviews for restaurants before dining at them and for Beso it was no exception. I read some negative comments on this site and it made me more apt to go try it for my self. I mean its Todd English's food creation and Eva Longorias so called "baby" so I just had to try it. And to be perfectly honest, im SOOOOO glad I did!!! From the second we walked in...I knew we were in for a great night. The food was beyond words--we had the skirt steak with the cream spinach and the pan seared halibut (all of the food came out piping hot!, the drinks with the fresh fruit in them were AMAZING(I would totally recommend the blackberry vodka collins) and the icing on the cake--THE DESSERT. a must is the churros with the home made ice cream sandwiches. Over all it was a night to remember. The service was great! I will be returning to Beso again!!!

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★★★★★

So I generally read reviews for restaurants before dining at them and for Beso it was no exception. I read some negative comments on this site and it made me more apt to go try it for my self. I mean its Todd English's food creation and Eva Longorias so called "baby" so I just had to try it. And to be perfectly honest, im SOOOOO glad I did!!! From the second we walked in...I knew we were in for a great night. The food was beyond words--we had the skirt steak with the cream spinach and the pan seared halibut (all of the food came out piping hot!, the drinks with the fresh fruit in them were AMAZING(I would totally recommend the blackberry vodka collins) and the icing on the cake--THE DESSERT. a must is the churros with the home made ice cream sandwiches. Over all it was a night to remember. The service was great! I will be returning to Beso again!!!

Pros: service, drinks, food, and decor

Cons: when I can think of something I will let you know!

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VERY DISAPOINTING! Todd.....Call Chef Ramsey! Maybe he can help you! But, I will say the Restaurant is beautiful....5 Stars for that, Eva, but it ends there. Expensive for bad food and worse service. Such a shame!
A real disapointment as my husband and I were sooo looking forward to it! A celebration that turned
out great after we stopped, else where, and got some real food! I had high expectations and we wanted to
see for ourselves to see if what "they" are sayng was true...it is true. (My husband would not eat his dinner after one taste) Eva, I still love you! SassySuzeeQ

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★☆☆☆☆

VERY DISAPOINTING! Todd.....Call Chef Ramsey! Maybe he can help you! But, I will say the Restaurant is beautiful....5 Stars for that, Eva, but it ends there. Expensive for bad food and worse service. Such a shame!
A real disapointment as my husband and I were sooo looking forward to it! A celebration that turned
out great after we stopped, else where, and got some real food! I had high expectations and we wanted to
see for ourselves to see if what "they" are sayng was true...it is true. (My husband would not eat his dinner after one taste) Eva, I still love you! SassySuzeeQ

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Beso is beautiful with modern decor and luxurious touches. Crystal chanedliers hang from the exposed beam ceilings, creating a lovely juxtaposition between sophisticated and rustic that is echoed in the food and presentation. The food is totally decent, but disappointing for the price and not quite worthy of the ambience. Still, I didn't hate it. There are great cocktail & wine options. I'd be much more likely to stop in for drinks at the bar than I would to dine at Beso again.

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★★☆☆☆

Beso is beautiful with modern decor and luxurious touches. Crystal chanedliers hang from the exposed beam ceilings, creating a lovely juxtaposition between sophisticated and rustic that is echoed in the food and presentation. The food is totally decent, but disappointing for the price and not quite worthy of the ambience. Still, I didn't hate it. There are great cocktail & wine options. I'd be much more likely to stop in for drinks at the bar than I would to dine at Beso again.

Pros: Decor & Drinks

Cons: For the price, you could get a MUCH better meal

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Are there enough losers around to patronize this place? I almost recommend Beso, only because normal people will enjoy a sense of superiority when they this. If you've got low self esteem, if you need to be abused to feel good, if you worship celebrities so much that you feel special just to be in a restaurant owned by one, then this is the place for you. It's not popular enough to have a long line, but they try to exclude people, just to showhem how exclusive they are. It's a crazy marketing plan. Perhaps, people who are mistreated will want to come back and "show them" that they can be part of their world.
There's a bouncer who is really large, probably 7 feet tall. He intimidates people, and says "I'm in charge here. I'm the m'aitre d'hi."
Inside, they tell people that they cannot come in for drinks. You need dinner reservations. I actually heard them say: "We don't want people like you who come in to have a drink and look around."
Is there really anything wrong with that?
Then the bouncer goes up to people and says "Don't be intimidated, just because I'm so big."
Someone responded: "OK, and don't you be intimidated just because I'm educated."
You won't see celebrities, just pretenders.
But the insults are actually funny. After they tell people to leave, they say "There's a Denny's down the street, for you."
The food is average and inconsistent. Denny's is better.
I overheard someone say: "After this, I don't even want to watch 'Desperate Housewives."
It's become a sport to give it back to these shallow snobs. People call up and make reservations for themselves as "Jeffrey Katzenberg". Or they do so simple math in front of the pretentious employess just to mess with them. It's like flogging the village idiot, but they deserve it because they are claiming this false superiority.

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Are there enough losers around to patronize this place? I almost recommend Beso, only because normal people will enjoy a sense of superiority when they this. If you've got low self esteem, if you need to be abused to feel good, if you worship celebrities so much that you feel special just to be in a restaurant owned by one, then this is the place for you. It's not popular enough to have a long line, but they try to exclude people, just to showhem how exclusive they are. It's a crazy marketing plan. Perhaps, people who are mistreated will want to come back and "show them" that they can be part of their world.
There's a bouncer who is really large, probably 7 feet tall. He intimidates people, and says "I'm in charge here. I'm the m'aitre d'hi."
Inside, they tell people that they cannot come in for drinks. You need dinner reservations. I actually heard them say: "We don't want people like you who come in to have a drink and look around."
Is there really anything wrong with that?
Then the bouncer goes up to people and says "Don't be intimidated, just because I'm so big."
Someone responded: "OK, and don't you be intimidated just because I'm educated."
You won't see celebrities, just pretenders.
But the insults are actually funny. After they tell people to leave, they say "There's a Denny's down the street, for you."
The food is average and inconsistent. Denny's is better.
I overheard someone say: "After this, I don't even want to watch 'Desperate Housewives."
It's become a sport to give it back to these shallow snobs. People call up and make reservations for themselves as "Jeffrey Katzenberg". Or they do so simple math in front of the pretentious employess just to mess with them. It's like flogging the village idiot, but they deserve it because they are claiming this false superiority.

Pros: Funny if you see the irony. Interesting Space, high celings,

Cons: Low life people parading as elitists.

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Beso my a**. Thank God there's a Del Taco two blocks away. Just kidding.

Just to be honest, I don't think this place is/was all that great. If you're looking for some new, hot, special place - there are a number of other places that I'd spend my money at. This place has a good location and high ceilings, that's about it.

The decor is decent, but not as nice as it should be to raise the kind of attention they think they deserve. The scene is not all that special either, if that's what you're looking for. If you are impressed by a bunch of b listers or people who act like they have more money they they really do, then maybe you'll like it.

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Beso my a**. Thank God there's a Del Taco two blocks away. Just kidding.

Just to be honest, I don't think this place is/was all that great. If you're looking for some new, hot, special place - there are a number of other places that I'd spend my money at. This place has a good location and high ceilings, that's about it.

The decor is decent, but not as nice as it should be to raise the kind of attention they think they deserve. The scene is not all that special either, if that's what you're looking for. If you are impressed by a bunch of b listers or people who act like they have more money they they really do, then maybe you'll like it.

Pros: Center of the action. Del Taco is close by or you can walk to a better place for dancing & drinking.

Cons: The hype. Makes everyone involved in the place think they are better than you.

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The 2 hour drive from Laguna Niguel to Hollywood was worth it. $350.00 for a party of four wasn't bad. The food was excellent, and the background music really helps create the atmosphere Eva tried to create. This is a very trendy, elegant well thought out floor plan. Don't let the outside of the facility fool you. Margarita's are a must. Becareful when you bump into a star, it is bound to happen. My wife Loved it, it was a great evening. I read the other Review's and in all fairness evryone has differnet taste. Despite all of the dinning my Wife and I have done this is my first review. If you can afford it , I think you should try it.
I think there are 3 components to a good evening, the food, Service and most important the company.
Enjoy your Journey.

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The 2 hour drive from Laguna Niguel to Hollywood was worth it. $350.00 for a party of four wasn't bad. The food was excellent, and the background music really helps create the atmosphere Eva tried to create. This is a very trendy, elegant well thought out floor plan. Don't let the outside of the facility fool you. Margarita's are a must. Becareful when you bump into a star, it is bound to happen. My wife Loved it, it was a great evening. I read the other Review's and in all fairness evryone has differnet taste. Despite all of the dinning my Wife and I have done this is my first review. If you can afford it , I think you should try it.
I think there are 3 components to a good evening, the food, Service and most important the company.
Enjoy your Journey.

Pros: ambience was nice

Cons: "hollywood"

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Great service. I do not understand all the negative reviews, but my husband and I had reservations for Friday night. We arrived a little late and were seated right away. The service was out of this world!! I highly recommend the mango martini. There was never a moment I felt like I needed something that my server did not provide!!! We had the special that evening of the shrimp flat bread, the lobster empinadas, and the blackened shrimp. I would say the blackened shrimp were a little hard to eat and were stuck to the shell, but the rest of the food was great. We tried the strawberry rehbarb for dessert and were also impressed with it. I will be visiting Beso when I return to LA next time. Also the atmosphere was wonderful and decor was amazing.

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Great service. I do not understand all the negative reviews, but my husband and I had reservations for Friday night. We arrived a little late and were seated right away. The service was out of this world!! I highly recommend the mango martini. There was never a moment I felt like I needed something that my server did not provide!!! We had the special that evening of the shrimp flat bread, the lobster empinadas, and the blackened shrimp. I would say the blackened shrimp were a little hard to eat and were stuck to the shell, but the rest of the food was great. We tried the strawberry rehbarb for dessert and were also impressed with it. I will be visiting Beso when I return to LA next time. Also the atmosphere was wonderful and decor was amazing.

Pros: great service, excellent food, amazing ambience!

Cons: the blackened shrimp!

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I made reservations for Beso a month in advance for 8:15 on a Friday evening - why, I have no idea. The restaurant wasn't even full until about 10:00. The main dining room had 5 empty booths when we were being seated (late). The hostess attempted to seat us in the corner of a back room, behind a loud table of 12. When we asked to be seated in the main dining room, she said all of those tables were reserved for other guests. I asked to speak with a manager, and things only got worse. The general manager was a complete dooshbag and had the nerve to tell us that each of those tables were reserved for the restaurant's "investors", but he would see what he could do. We were taken to a table upstairs; when we again questioned this decision with the hostess, she responded by saying she's "just a messenger." At least we were now overlooking the dining room. We had a perfect view of the "reserved tables," and nobody was seated at those tables until over an hour later. What's worse, unless the "investors" are 20 to 30-something obviously single women in tight clothes and stilletos, this guy was obviously full of sh*t. Not to mention, he seated tables of 2 or 3 girls at those tables of 6. Seriously, does he think that these girls are going to be better restaurant patrons than 3 couples?? We later learned that the "investors" were on a table right next to us. We attempted to use the upstairs bathroom, and one of the "investors" jumped up and said it was closed for a private party. Uh,we used that same bathroom 10 minutes before, and there was NOBODY at this "private party." He even made one of the waiters close the curtains and put a "private" sign in front of the door. Seriously? This place could not be any more cheesy and pretensious. This is not the kind of place long time E. Hollywood residents (like myself) want in their neighborhood. This place won't last more than 6 months. Eva Langoria should be ashamed to have her name associated with this place.

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I made reservations for Beso a month in advance for 8:15 on a Friday evening - why, I have no idea. The restaurant wasn't even full until about 10:00. The main dining room had 5 empty booths when we were being seated (late). The hostess attempted to seat us in the corner of a back room, behind a loud table of 12. When we asked to be seated in the main dining room, she said all of those tables were reserved for other guests. I asked to speak with a manager, and things only got worse. The general manager was a complete dooshbag and had the nerve to tell us that each of those tables were reserved for the restaurant's "investors", but he would see what he could do. We were taken to a table upstairs; when we again questioned this decision with the hostess, she responded by saying she's "just a messenger." At least we were now overlooking the dining room. We had a perfect view of the "reserved tables," and nobody was seated at those tables until over an hour later. What's worse, unless the "investors" are 20 to 30-something obviously single women in tight clothes and stilletos, this guy was obviously full of sh*t. Not to mention, he seated tables of 2 or 3 girls at those tables of 6. Seriously, does he think that these girls are going to be better restaurant patrons than 3 couples?? We later learned that the "investors" were on a table right next to us. We attempted to use the upstairs bathroom, and one of the "investors" jumped up and said it was closed for a private party. Uh,we used that same bathroom 10 minutes before, and there was NOBODY at this "private party." He even made one of the waiters close the curtains and put a "private" sign in front of the door. Seriously? This place could not be any more cheesy and pretensious. This is not the kind of place long time E. Hollywood residents (like myself) want in their neighborhood. This place won't last more than 6 months. Eva Langoria should be ashamed to have her name associated with this place.

Pros: Nice Decor. Ramon was a good waiter.

Cons: "Management" is disgustingly rude and unprofessional.

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I have to disagree with the negative responses. I went with three girlfriends, celebrating an engagement announcement on a Tuesday night probably 2 weeks after opening. Eva was there, which was nice to see, but most importantly was the delicious food. Although service was a bit rusty (I presumed it was the newness of Beso, working out its quirks) they were still apologetic and took care of us with an on the house drink (how any hospitality staff should do it!) From the artichoke dip to the Ricotta flatbread and mini tacos were fabulous. Our main entree, the snapper was good but not great. Coming from SF where all food is a delight I have high standards and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. I will be going back. :-)

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I have to disagree with the negative responses. I went with three girlfriends, celebrating an engagement announcement on a Tuesday night probably 2 weeks after opening. Eva was there, which was nice to see, but most importantly was the delicious food. Although service was a bit rusty (I presumed it was the newness of Beso, working out its quirks) they were still apologetic and took care of us with an on the house drink (how any hospitality staff should do it!) From the artichoke dip to the Ricotta flatbread and mini tacos were fabulous. Our main entree, the snapper was good but not great. Coming from SF where all food is a delight I have high standards and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. I will be going back. :-)

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Actress Eva Longoria and celebrity chef Todd English have partnered up to open this restaurant. Their menu items are eclectic and contemporary. They have a lounge area as well.

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Actress Eva Longoria and celebrity chef Todd English have partnered up to open this restaurant. Their menu items are eclectic and contemporary. They have a lounge area as well.

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Went there on a Friday night, wasn't that busy. Our server never checked back on us to see if we needed anything, we had to ask repeatedly for more water, and forks from other servers!! The artichoke dip was excellent, however that was it. Eva's tortilla soup is a joke, such a fancy presentation for a such a bad soup with only 2 thin slices of chicken, very disappointed with it. Then we ordered steak, which got to us COLD, and the taste was off, nothing impressing. Same thing with the pizza we didn't even finish. 3 out of 4 dishes were bad. The decor in this place is amazing, and because of the location and the price we had higher expectations. Service was sloppy, the only thing they brought really quick was the check.... go figure.

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Went there on a Friday night, wasn't that busy. Our server never checked back on us to see if we needed anything, we had to ask repeatedly for more water, and forks from other servers!! The artichoke dip was excellent, however that was it. Eva's tortilla soup is a joke, such a fancy presentation for a such a bad soup with only 2 thin slices of chicken, very disappointed with it. Then we ordered steak, which got to us COLD, and the taste was off, nothing impressing. Same thing with the pizza we didn't even finish. 3 out of 4 dishes were bad. The decor in this place is amazing, and because of the location and the price we had higher expectations. Service was sloppy, the only thing they brought really quick was the check.... go figure.

Pros: people, ambiance, bar

Cons: food, service

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First of all after reading all the Haters reviews I don't think I would of gone near Ivar itself. Luckily I have a brain and a love of food, so I decided to check it out for myself. And I am glad that I did. I had an amazing evening at beso! I felt that I received the whole experience at Beso of fine dining with out the stuffiness. From the amazing food to the decor, the great staff, & fantastic white sangria... I was sold people! I would definitely give beso a try and be the judge for yourself. I could go on and on about my meal but words would not do justice. I will say this, it would be a sin to go and not try the churro desert!

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First of all after reading all the Haters reviews I don't think I would of gone near Ivar itself. Luckily I have a brain and a love of food, so I decided to check it out for myself. And I am glad that I did. I had an amazing evening at beso! I felt that I received the whole experience at Beso of fine dining with out the stuffiness. From the amazing food to the decor, the great staff, & fantastic white sangria... I was sold people! I would definitely give beso a try and be the judge for yourself. I could go on and on about my meal but words would not do justice. I will say this, it would be a sin to go and not try the churro desert!

Pros: food, drink & friendly staff

Cons: haters giving beso a bad wrap

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i am a friend of chef Ramsay and trust me i've tried over thousand restaurant in LA n never came across such horrible food in my life. if u love ur life please dont eat at Beso!!

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i am a friend of chef Ramsay and trust me i've tried over thousand restaurant in LA n never came across such horrible food in my life. if u love ur life please dont eat at Beso!!

Pros: drinks

Cons: food

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HORRENDOUS. Please don't eat here. How do you ruin guacamole? Is that even possible?

Only saving grace were the beautiful chandeliers and the never ending jokes this place will provide you. If you need to laugh try eva's tortilla soup - such a presentation has never been done before.

I never felt so guilty for spending money in my life.

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HORRENDOUS. Please don't eat here. How do you ruin guacamole? Is that even possible?

Only saving grace were the beautiful chandeliers and the never ending jokes this place will provide you. If you need to laugh try eva's tortilla soup - such a presentation has never been done before.

I never felt so guilty for spending money in my life.

Pros: Drinks, attractive environment

Cons: everything else

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I really don't get where all the bad reviews are coming from. I'm a foodie and this is one of the best restaurants I've been to in a while! The lobster taquitos were to die for, the scallop crudo exquisite, the lamb was exceptional, and the creamed spinach beyond anything I'd tasted before. I wasn't too keen on the french fries my friend ordered as a side but who the heck orders french fries when at Beso? For dessert you have to go for the churro. Pure ecstasy I swear. The mixed drinks shouldn't even be called drinks. That's how good they were. Indescribable. The maitre D was a little stuck up but we only dealt with him for 2 mins. I was disappointed that they didn't offer to transfer our bar bill to our table once we were to be seated. In turn, our waitress was courteous, educated, funny, serviceable and anything else that I can express. Alot of stars around and beautiful decor. A homerun of a restaurant. Yes, it is pricey but if you are going to be upset at 15 dollars for 3 taquitos then you shouldn't go here. I would have paid 20 for 1 and I'm not rich... I just like my food.

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★★★★★

I really don't get where all the bad reviews are coming from. I'm a foodie and this is one of the best restaurants I've been to in a while! The lobster taquitos were to die for, the scallop crudo exquisite, the lamb was exceptional, and the creamed spinach beyond anything I'd tasted before. I wasn't too keen on the french fries my friend ordered as a side but who the heck orders french fries when at Beso? For dessert you have to go for the churro. Pure ecstasy I swear. The mixed drinks shouldn't even be called drinks. That's how good they were. Indescribable. The maitre D was a little stuck up but we only dealt with him for 2 mins. I was disappointed that they didn't offer to transfer our bar bill to our table once we were to be seated. In turn, our waitress was courteous, educated, funny, serviceable and anything else that I can express. Alot of stars around and beautiful decor. A homerun of a restaurant. Yes, it is pricey but if you are going to be upset at 15 dollars for 3 taquitos then you shouldn't go here. I would have paid 20 for 1 and I'm not rich... I just like my food.

Pros: Food, Drinks, Service, Star Power

Cons: Maitre D

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After reading the previous reviews I was not too keen on going to Beso for dinner. When I called to change my reservation to a larger number I was told they couldnt really do that, but would see if something could be worked out, they said they were really busy and had limited tables. Well to my surprise the restaurant was HUGE and empty, why was it so difficult to add two extra people? We all had drinks at the bar and that was pretty much the highlight of the whole night. The artichoke guacamole was oily and the chips were way too seasoned, the flatbread was charred, literally...I mean are they too busy back in the kitchen they cant pay attention to a piece of bread on a grill...I know 4 year olds that are capable of toasting bread properly! The paella smelled really fishy, the crispy lamb ribs were inedible and the tuna tacos were drenched in some sort of green sauce. Besides the drinks at the bar, the other highlight was the churros and the homemade oreos and some banana tart type dessert, they also make their own fig newtons, but for me going out to a nice restaurant is about getting a steak cooked to perfection or an amazing creme brulee, not ordering something that was packed in my sack lunch in elementary school. This restaurant is confused, the decor is beautiful and the food should match, this food belongs at a back yard bbq that is being held by a novice chef. Needs some work to say the least.

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★☆☆☆☆

After reading the previous reviews I was not too keen on going to Beso for dinner. When I called to change my reservation to a larger number I was told they couldnt really do that, but would see if something could be worked out, they said they were really busy and had limited tables. Well to my surprise the restaurant was HUGE and empty, why was it so difficult to add two extra people? We all had drinks at the bar and that was pretty much the highlight of the whole night. The artichoke guacamole was oily and the chips were way too seasoned, the flatbread was charred, literally...I mean are they too busy back in the kitchen they cant pay attention to a piece of bread on a grill...I know 4 year olds that are capable of toasting bread properly! The paella smelled really fishy, the crispy lamb ribs were inedible and the tuna tacos were drenched in some sort of green sauce. Besides the drinks at the bar, the other highlight was the churros and the homemade oreos and some banana tart type dessert, they also make their own fig newtons, but for me going out to a nice restaurant is about getting a steak cooked to perfection or an amazing creme brulee, not ordering something that was packed in my sack lunch in elementary school. This restaurant is confused, the decor is beautiful and the food should match, this food belongs at a back yard bbq that is being held by a novice chef. Needs some work to say the least.

Pros: Beautiful decor especially the upstairs, Drinks

Cons: Food, Service

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I attended Beso Restaurant on a Friday night. I had to make the reservation well in advance, approximately 1 month. Upon arriving I thought it was cute but nothing special. Although I had a reservation and arrived 15minutes early, I had to wait more than an hour to be seated, and there weren?t even too many people dining. Luckily, there was a fabulous bar with fresh fruit cocktails; I really enjoyed the drinks? That?s where it ends. I had guacamole it was of subpar taste, nothing special at all. My entree; paella which, according to the server, was supposed to be ?excellent!?? HARDLY!? it was fishy and I never found the chicken or Lobster?.It was not good. I selected the coconut creme Brule as my dessert and it was good, but once again, not great. For 2 people the bill was upwards of $200, money which I considered to be a complete waste, with the exception of the cocktails. I had much higher expectations for the restaurant, especially since Eva put her name on it but it did not measure up. If you want to dine out in the Hollywood area I would recommend Geisha House or Ketchup, any restaurant in the Dolce Group is a great choice and value for your money. I would have rather had a meal from Del Taco. Personally, it was not worth the anticipation, time, or money.

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I attended Beso Restaurant on a Friday night. I had to make the reservation well in advance, approximately 1 month. Upon arriving I thought it was cute but nothing special. Although I had a reservation and arrived 15minutes early, I had to wait more than an hour to be seated, and there weren?t even too many people dining. Luckily, there was a fabulous bar with fresh fruit cocktails; I really enjoyed the drinks? That?s where it ends. I had guacamole it was of subpar taste, nothing special at all. My entree; paella which, according to the server, was supposed to be ?excellent!?? HARDLY!? it was fishy and I never found the chicken or Lobster?.It was not good. I selected the coconut creme Brule as my dessert and it was good, but once again, not great. For 2 people the bill was upwards of $200, money which I considered to be a complete waste, with the exception of the cocktails. I had much higher expectations for the restaurant, especially since Eva put her name on it but it did not measure up. If you want to dine out in the Hollywood area I would recommend Geisha House or Ketchup, any restaurant in the Dolce Group is a great choice and value for your money. I would have rather had a meal from Del Taco. Personally, it was not worth the anticipation, time, or money.

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I went to Beso last saturday with my family the restaurant was beautiful and the food was great it's a little pricy but it's totally worth it I think that you pay for what you get and what we got at Beso was delicious and the I'm talking about everything. Also we were very lucky that Eva Longoria was there with Tony Parker and some of the San Antonio team players. Eva is such a nice persont hat she was gretting all the people table by table and she accepted taking pictures with all the people that wanted to take pictures with her and she is beautiful so I think it's was worth it every penny I spend there and also mix drinks are delicious.

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★★★★★

I went to Beso last saturday with my family the restaurant was beautiful and the food was great it's a little pricy but it's totally worth it I think that you pay for what you get and what we got at Beso was delicious and the I'm talking about everything. Also we were very lucky that Eva Longoria was there with Tony Parker and some of the San Antonio team players. Eva is such a nice persont hat she was gretting all the people table by table and she accepted taking pictures with all the people that wanted to take pictures with her and she is beautiful so I think it's was worth it every penny I spend there and also mix drinks are delicious.

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I have to say that I read a lot of the reviews before eating here tonight, and I was a bit scared of the menu. BUT, it was the COMPLETE opposite! I LOVED the food! We started with the Lobster Taquitos which were excellent. Yes, its expensive for 3 little taquitos, BUT its lobster, so its to be expected. Then we had the crab cakes. OK, Im from Maryland originally, so a crabcake is a BIG deal to me. I usually send back crab cakes because nobody knows how to make them. I've lived in LA for 5 yrs, aand only found 1 great crab cake since, until tonight. It was AMAZING! I love the spice they put in everything. Its definitely a different kind of Latin food with a twist. For the main course, I had the skirt steak, which was pretty good. My boyfriend ordered the Sirloin with mushrooms, and peppercorn sauce. The sirloin was OUTSTANDING! And it was much better flavor than the skirt steak. For dessert, we had the churos and ice cream sandwich. It was a great display with 3 cinnamon/buttery churos that came with a chocolate and caramel sauce. We liked the caramel sauce better. It also came with a brownie that was filled with a chocolate mousse, and 3 small brownies that had a mint cream filling which was sooo good!! Then, the amazing chocolate ice-cream cookie sandwich--WOW! The cookie dough was basked in mini chocolate chips, so every savory bite had a ton of chocolate chips! The atmosphere was very intimate and relaxing. From the dim lighting, the trendy music, the very upscale draperies, chandeliers, different color woods with a Latin/European flair that also had an asian influence. There were even private rooms that you could have, the walls were lined with many booths-- which in most places theyre arent many booths and you have to book them in advance.
From the door, the service was very friendly, and the waitress was very on point. The only complaint that I may have, is that they have a great drink menu, but I found some of the specialty drinks to be too sour flavored.

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I have to say that I read a lot of the reviews before eating here tonight, and I was a bit scared of the menu. BUT, it was the COMPLETE opposite! I LOVED the food! We started with the Lobster Taquitos which were excellent. Yes, its expensive for 3 little taquitos, BUT its lobster, so its to be expected. Then we had the crab cakes. OK, Im from Maryland originally, so a crabcake is a BIG deal to me. I usually send back crab cakes because nobody knows how to make them. I've lived in LA for 5 yrs, aand only found 1 great crab cake since, until tonight. It was AMAZING! I love the spice they put in everything. Its definitely a different kind of Latin food with a twist. For the main course, I had the skirt steak, which was pretty good. My boyfriend ordered the Sirloin with mushrooms, and peppercorn sauce. The sirloin was OUTSTANDING! And it was much better flavor than the skirt steak. For dessert, we had the churos and ice cream sandwich. It was a great display with 3 cinnamon/buttery churos that came with a chocolate and caramel sauce. We liked the caramel sauce better. It also came with a brownie that was filled with a chocolate mousse, and 3 small brownies that had a mint cream filling which was sooo good!! Then, the amazing chocolate ice-cream cookie sandwich--WOW! The cookie dough was basked in mini chocolate chips, so every savory bite had a ton of chocolate chips! The atmosphere was very intimate and relaxing. From the dim lighting, the trendy music, the very upscale draperies, chandeliers, different color woods with a Latin/European flair that also had an asian influence. There were even private rooms that you could have, the walls were lined with many booths-- which in most places theyre arent many booths and you have to book them in advance.
From the door, the service was very friendly, and the waitress was very on point. The only complaint that I may have, is that they have a great drink menu, but I found some of the specialty drinks to be too sour flavored.

Pros: Very Intimate and Unique Atmosphere with a Latin/European Flair; Amazing Spicy Food

Cons: I thought the Specialty Drinks were a little too sour, but only complaint!

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My sister was visiting from NY and we made reservations 2 weeks in advance for 7 people wanting 8:30 seating but they said all they had a 9. They take a credit card number at the time of reservation. When we got there the door men were friendly, valet is $12 (but expected for hollywood) bartenders are friendly and drinks are great and priced well. Our waitress was nice, but then it went down hill....we started w/ the steak tacos which we had to send back and got the lobster toquitos which were good but 3 of them were $15! the beet salad was good.. 2 of the guys got steak both were not happy but ate it one got swardfish it was ok nothing special and we all shared the sides which were just OK and filled up on the guacamole and drinks. Because of the disappointment the waitress brought out 3 desserts which again went un eaten by sweet lovers... sorry.. but it just isnt worth it!! The decor is nice and maybe check it out for a drink but dont eat!!!

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My sister was visiting from NY and we made reservations 2 weeks in advance for 7 people wanting 8:30 seating but they said all they had a 9. They take a credit card number at the time of reservation. When we got there the door men were friendly, valet is $12 (but expected for hollywood) bartenders are friendly and drinks are great and priced well. Our waitress was nice, but then it went down hill....we started w/ the steak tacos which we had to send back and got the lobster toquitos which were good but 3 of them were $15! the beet salad was good.. 2 of the guys got steak both were not happy but ate it one got swardfish it was ok nothing special and we all shared the sides which were just OK and filled up on the guacamole and drinks. Because of the disappointment the waitress brought out 3 desserts which again went un eaten by sweet lovers... sorry.. but it just isnt worth it!! The decor is nice and maybe check it out for a drink but dont eat!!!

Pros: decor is nice, drinks

Cons: FOOD!!

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We came from NY for a long weekend trip and had 9 pm reservations for 7 people. The staff was friendly and attentive, the drinks were the best part of the visit, nice and strong. The amosphere was modern and the leather cushioned chairs very comfortable. That's where the best parts of our visit to Beso ended. The women's bathrooms were dirty and a couple stalls were out of toilet paper. The place wasn't overly busy at all so the rest rooms should have been taken care of - especially since wait staff seemed to be just standing around. The $14 guacamole was the best part of the meal and the chips it came with were great, there were 7 of us and one order seemed to be enough for all to share. The taco entrees (steak and lobster ones) reminded me of elf food, they were about the size of a deck of cards. We got 2 orders of each for all to share. The steak ones were so bad, (no flavor, bad after taste, rubbery texture) 2 people took a bite and we had to return them to the kitchen. The lobster tacos had good flavor and texture but not what I would call a meal. Oh yeah, and they charged us for the 2 orders of steak tacos that we returned uneaten. They did however comp us 2 desserts after we already ordered 2 others because it took a while for the ones we really wanted to come out. The desserts we got were so bad we couldn't even finish them - which is extremely rare for people with a major sweet tooth. There were no complaints on the taste/flavor of the chili rubbed steak and fish entrees. Though they would not be enough to fill up a hungry man.
If you are looking for the experience and atmosphere grab a drink at the bar then head someplace else for dinner.

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★★☆☆☆

We came from NY for a long weekend trip and had 9 pm reservations for 7 people. The staff was friendly and attentive, the drinks were the best part of the visit, nice and strong. The amosphere was modern and the leather cushioned chairs very comfortable. That's where the best parts of our visit to Beso ended. The women's bathrooms were dirty and a couple stalls were out of toilet paper. The place wasn't overly busy at all so the rest rooms should have been taken care of - especially since wait staff seemed to be just standing around. The $14 guacamole was the best part of the meal and the chips it came with were great, there were 7 of us and one order seemed to be enough for all to share. The taco entrees (steak and lobster ones) reminded me of elf food, they were about the size of a deck of cards. We got 2 orders of each for all to share. The steak ones were so bad, (no flavor, bad after taste, rubbery texture) 2 people took a bite and we had to return them to the kitchen. The lobster tacos had good flavor and texture but not what I would call a meal. Oh yeah, and they charged us for the 2 orders of steak tacos that we returned uneaten. They did however comp us 2 desserts after we already ordered 2 others because it took a while for the ones we really wanted to come out. The desserts we got were so bad we couldn't even finish them - which is extremely rare for people with a major sweet tooth. There were no complaints on the taste/flavor of the chili rubbed steak and fish entrees. Though they would not be enough to fill up a hungry man.
If you are looking for the experience and atmosphere grab a drink at the bar then head someplace else for dinner.

Pros: Ambiance, presentation of food, strong drinks

Cons: Taste and flavor of food - except for the guacamole, dirty bathrooms

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I loved the food! My husband and I went there for my birthday, and everything was perfect. I love Eva Longoria and her restaurant does not dissapoint!

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★★★★★

I loved the food! My husband and I went there for my birthday, and everything was perfect. I love Eva Longoria and her restaurant does not dissapoint!

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I had the worst time getting a reservation here. I made a reservation over a week in advance for my birthday party and the restaurant made me give them a credit card number in order to save the date. When I called back two days before the reservation to confirm the size of the party, the restaurant told me that they could not find my reservation and repeatedly hinted that they did not believe that I made one (basically, the problem was mine, not theirs). I had to scramble to find a reservation somewhere else due to the error of the reservation staff. I can't speak to the quality of the service or the food, but if the reservation system is any indication, this place is terrible. I suggest going somewhere more customer friendly, my experience has completely soured me on this place and I have no intention of ever eating here.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I had the worst time getting a reservation here. I made a reservation over a week in advance for my birthday party and the restaurant made me give them a credit card number in order to save the date. When I called back two days before the reservation to confirm the size of the party, the restaurant told me that they could not find my reservation and repeatedly hinted that they did not believe that I made one (basically, the problem was mine, not theirs). I had to scramble to find a reservation somewhere else due to the error of the reservation staff. I can't speak to the quality of the service or the food, but if the reservation system is any indication, this place is terrible. I suggest going somewhere more customer friendly, my experience has completely soured me on this place and I have no intention of ever eating here.

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Very pretty restaurant and great to have a corporate party at. Overall, the food was flavorless and the plating not attractive at all. Coming from a celeb chef I was quite floored. The "Chopped salad" tasted like something you would get at the supermarket and last time I checked a chopped salad didnt just have chopped romaine and tomatoes. The main dish came out and looked like something from a bad diner. I also had the tuna tacos, which were attractive to look at, but the taco chips were too thick and greasy. From the few plates of dessert we ordered the lemon one was the best.
Hollywood restaurants come and go, this one will "go" One just cant come back to a pretty restaurant if the food is mediocre.

1
★★★☆☆

Very pretty restaurant and great to have a corporate party at. Overall, the food was flavorless and the plating not attractive at all. Coming from a celeb chef I was quite floored. The "Chopped salad" tasted like something you would get at the supermarket and last time I checked a chopped salad didnt just have chopped romaine and tomatoes. The main dish came out and looked like something from a bad diner. I also had the tuna tacos, which were attractive to look at, but the taco chips were too thick and greasy. From the few plates of dessert we ordered the lemon one was the best.
Hollywood restaurants come and go, this one will "go" One just cant come back to a pretty restaurant if the food is mediocre.

Pros: Very pretty restaurant

Cons: parking, traffic and mediocre food

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Upon arriving at Beso I was unable to get a table and to this day I can't figure out why. It certainly was not the food as I didn't finish anything I ordered. That's saying a lot considering I'm a founding member of the clean plate club. The only thing that was halfway decent was the short ribs which were in fact short. SHORT ON FLAVOR. I'm pretty sure it was just a McRib sandwhich without the bun. It can't be the managment that kept the dining room full as there didn't appear to be any. Maybe it is the decor though I can't comment on that as I didn't have a flashlight and therefore couldn't see much within the overly dark confines. The only thing that would get me to the return would have to be the service, or at least my server in the cocktail area. Malinda (or was it Miranda) was sweet, knowledgeable, profesional, witty, and had a genuine/beautiful smile. To bad I'll NEVER see her again as I'm taking my buisiness elsewhere. Sorry EVA!!!!

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★★☆☆☆

Upon arriving at Beso I was unable to get a table and to this day I can't figure out why. It certainly was not the food as I didn't finish anything I ordered. That's saying a lot considering I'm a founding member of the clean plate club. The only thing that was halfway decent was the short ribs which were in fact short. SHORT ON FLAVOR. I'm pretty sure it was just a McRib sandwhich without the bun. It can't be the managment that kept the dining room full as there didn't appear to be any. Maybe it is the decor though I can't comment on that as I didn't have a flashlight and therefore couldn't see much within the overly dark confines. The only thing that would get me to the return would have to be the service, or at least my server in the cocktail area. Malinda (or was it Miranda) was sweet, knowledgeable, profesional, witty, and had a genuine/beautiful smile. To bad I'll NEVER see her again as I'm taking my buisiness elsewhere. Sorry EVA!!!!

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The decor is beautiful, albeit a little dark, the ceilings are high, and while there were a fair amount of people there, it wasn't not too loud. But...the service was lousy. I got the impression from our waiter that he was more interested in giving off a certain air, then actually telling us about the food. I ordered the "special", an heirloom tomato salad with mozzarella cheese with a pesto dressing. It would have been delicious had the tomatoes been soft and ripe instead of hard and crunchy. I also had the steak tacos. Three hors d?oeuvres size tacos with lackluster tasting steak. It wasn't seasoned, and wasn't a good enough cut of meat to go unseasoned. The tacos looked cool despite their miniature size, and that's the overwhelming problem with this restaurant, and many like it in Los Angeles. They are trying everything to make it look, feel, and seem hip, trendy, classy, etc. Private upstairs dining, beautiful fake breasted blondes walking everywhere. When it comes to substance i.e. the food, it totally misses the mark. An expensive mark at that. No one should spend 15 dollars on 3 substandard, mini-tacos. Oh, and 10 dollar valet parking?

0
★☆☆☆☆

The decor is beautiful, albeit a little dark, the ceilings are high, and while there were a fair amount of people there, it wasn't not too loud. But...the service was lousy. I got the impression from our waiter that he was more interested in giving off a certain air, then actually telling us about the food. I ordered the "special", an heirloom tomato salad with mozzarella cheese with a pesto dressing. It would have been delicious had the tomatoes been soft and ripe instead of hard and crunchy. I also had the steak tacos. Three hors d?oeuvres size tacos with lackluster tasting steak. It wasn't seasoned, and wasn't a good enough cut of meat to go unseasoned. The tacos looked cool despite their miniature size, and that's the overwhelming problem with this restaurant, and many like it in Los Angeles. They are trying everything to make it look, feel, and seem hip, trendy, classy, etc. Private upstairs dining, beautiful fake breasted blondes walking everywhere. When it comes to substance i.e. the food, it totally misses the mark. An expensive mark at that. No one should spend 15 dollars on 3 substandard, mini-tacos. Oh, and 10 dollar valet parking?

Pros: Nice ceilings

Cons: Overly expensive, un-inspiring food.

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So, I just moved out here from Boston and I've been trying to figure out how to find a decent place to eat in LA. A co-worker just recently informed me that citysearch is the only way to find decent eats. Long story short, I found Beso. Let's start from the beginning. The valet was slow and rude. I don't mind the rude part so much, just be rude quickly. Then I found out at the door that there's a dress code?! Are you kidding me?!! I had to argue with a guy at the door because I didn't have a jacket. I was in business casual office clothes and I got some schmuck in $150 suit he bought from Kohls tellin me that I can't come into his joint.
However, it's a nice place once you get in. It's huge inside which is probably why it looked like they had more servers than customers. The best part of the evening was the drink I had at the bar called The Tequila Spa. I have to say I was pretty impressed. More impressive was the bartender- extremely knowledgeable about the cocktails and about booze in general. It's nice to see that there are still a few bartenders in town that aren't just actors pouring drinks. When I got to the table, things started looking up even more. I had read all these things about the wait staff not knowing the menu and I didn't have a problem with my waiter. He was honest, direct, and I thought pretty knowledgeable. Although for the life of me I can't remember his name. Phil or Frank or something like that. Anyhow, he steered me in the right direction the whole way. Overall I think the food was good. Nothing to call home about, but it was certainly NOT disappointing. The Lobster Tacos were the only thing I thought were great. Everything else was decent. My suggestion to this place is to drop the "Hollywood" BS act and focus on the food and providing good cosistent service from the time you get outta your car to the time you get back in. Because no chef can compete with the bitter taste of my first impression.

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★★★☆☆

So, I just moved out here from Boston and I've been trying to figure out how to find a decent place to eat in LA. A co-worker just recently informed me that citysearch is the only way to find decent eats. Long story short, I found Beso. Let's start from the beginning. The valet was slow and rude. I don't mind the rude part so much, just be rude quickly. Then I found out at the door that there's a dress code?! Are you kidding me?!! I had to argue with a guy at the door because I didn't have a jacket. I was in business casual office clothes and I got some schmuck in $150 suit he bought from Kohls tellin me that I can't come into his joint.
However, it's a nice place once you get in. It's huge inside which is probably why it looked like they had more servers than customers. The best part of the evening was the drink I had at the bar called The Tequila Spa. I have to say I was pretty impressed. More impressive was the bartender- extremely knowledgeable about the cocktails and about booze in general. It's nice to see that there are still a few bartenders in town that aren't just actors pouring drinks. When I got to the table, things started looking up even more. I had read all these things about the wait staff not knowing the menu and I didn't have a problem with my waiter. He was honest, direct, and I thought pretty knowledgeable. Although for the life of me I can't remember his name. Phil or Frank or something like that. Anyhow, he steered me in the right direction the whole way. Overall I think the food was good. Nothing to call home about, but it was certainly NOT disappointing. The Lobster Tacos were the only thing I thought were great. Everything else was decent. My suggestion to this place is to drop the "Hollywood" BS act and focus on the food and providing good cosistent service from the time you get outta your car to the time you get back in. Because no chef can compete with the bitter taste of my first impression.

Pros: Amazing Bartenders, good service

Cons: Terrible Valet, silly little door man

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I called Monday (3/24/08) to make reservations for 2 people for that Friday. I was told that they were completely booked, but if I was interested I could be placed on the waitlist and if there were any cancellations they would call me. I received a call Friday around noon, that if we were still interested a reservation had opened up at 6 pm. We arrived at 545 and there were only two other patrons at the bar. The wait staff and cooks were still getting ready for the dinner service. We sat at the bar and a very nice, attentive bartender suggested we try the Tequila Spa. I got that and my friend got a mojito with kiwi which the bartender also recommended . Both drinks were good. We were seated at 640 and there were still only about 10 other people. The decor of the restaurant was nice. The space is very large and there was a lot of room to seat people. The menu contained different types of food selections that could appeal to all different palates and tastes, which is always refreshing to have. As an appetizer we ordered the guacamole and chips, nothing special. The flatbread was charred and we had to ask for it. I ordered the lobster tacos, which had a nice flavor combination, (the portion was a tad too small to have as an entree), and my friend ordered the chili rubbed skirt steak (which was flavored and cooked perfectly). All in all the food had flavor but we felt it was a bit pricey for what the portions were. We ordered a cookie tray for dessert with Passionfruit sorbet. The assortment of cookies really complimented each other. The sorbet did not really taste like a sorbet (it seemed to have been made with milk or cream, which sorbet isn't).The waiter was nice and the ambiance was pleasant, but there were a lot of waiters standing around not doing anything. My friend and I are still wondering how they had a waitlist if only 1/4 of the tables were full when we left at about 815 pm.

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★★★☆☆

I called Monday (3/24/08) to make reservations for 2 people for that Friday. I was told that they were completely booked, but if I was interested I could be placed on the waitlist and if there were any cancellations they would call me. I received a call Friday around noon, that if we were still interested a reservation had opened up at 6 pm. We arrived at 545 and there were only two other patrons at the bar. The wait staff and cooks were still getting ready for the dinner service. We sat at the bar and a very nice, attentive bartender suggested we try the Tequila Spa. I got that and my friend got a mojito with kiwi which the bartender also recommended . Both drinks were good. We were seated at 640 and there were still only about 10 other people. The decor of the restaurant was nice. The space is very large and there was a lot of room to seat people. The menu contained different types of food selections that could appeal to all different palates and tastes, which is always refreshing to have. As an appetizer we ordered the guacamole and chips, nothing special. The flatbread was charred and we had to ask for it. I ordered the lobster tacos, which had a nice flavor combination, (the portion was a tad too small to have as an entree), and my friend ordered the chili rubbed skirt steak (which was flavored and cooked perfectly). All in all the food had flavor but we felt it was a bit pricey for what the portions were. We ordered a cookie tray for dessert with Passionfruit sorbet. The assortment of cookies really complimented each other. The sorbet did not really taste like a sorbet (it seemed to have been made with milk or cream, which sorbet isn't).The waiter was nice and the ambiance was pleasant, but there were a lot of waiters standing around not doing anything. My friend and I are still wondering how they had a waitlist if only 1/4 of the tables were full when we left at about 815 pm.

Pros: nice decor

Cons: pricey for what you get, service staff disorganized

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The night started out right, the restaurant was beautiful; they spared no-expense on the decor, it too bad they did not put that effort in the actual food they serve. There were five of us in my party. We ordered guacamole for a starter and to be honest, hands down the best thing we ate, but the problem was they server a lot of guacamole with only 10 chips. We had to ask for more twice until they brought us the proper amount.
When our entrees arrived it seemed okay. Elf serving sizes but that is standard in most upscale restaurants in LA. I got the 24 oz Bone in stake. For the price I expect stake that melted in my mouth, instead I got chewing gum. I have purchased better stake at Von for $5. It was full of fatty gristle and very tough. Another aspect I found interesting is the stake came with just a dripping sauce no veggie or some type of side. My friend had the Seafood and chorizo paella. It came with a bed of rice and mussels and clams. Over half of the shell fish did not open up upon steaming. Out of 12 he was only able to eat 4 of them. When we brought it to someone attention we were brushed off. Another friend had a fish plate. It looked good until she took a piece off and put it in her mouth. It was so hot it blistered her tongue; it was a good 8 minutes till she could eat it.
Two of us had the Eva Tortilla Soup. I have no clue where to even start; this was the worse thing on the menu hands down.
We hoped desert would save the meal, importunely it did not. In a group of five people who love sweets, we left over half of both deserts un-eaten and even that took effort
The night ended with the valet service bringing us our car to the opposite side of the street of the stand and us, and having us walk across Ivar to get to the car. Something in 10 years of LA I have never seen valet service do. By the time we got home every single one of us felt sick that carried on to the next morning. I do not seeing this place lasting

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★☆☆☆☆

The night started out right, the restaurant was beautiful; they spared no-expense on the decor, it too bad they did not put that effort in the actual food they serve. There were five of us in my party. We ordered guacamole for a starter and to be honest, hands down the best thing we ate, but the problem was they server a lot of guacamole with only 10 chips. We had to ask for more twice until they brought us the proper amount.
When our entrees arrived it seemed okay. Elf serving sizes but that is standard in most upscale restaurants in LA. I got the 24 oz Bone in stake. For the price I expect stake that melted in my mouth, instead I got chewing gum. I have purchased better stake at Von for $5. It was full of fatty gristle and very tough. Another aspect I found interesting is the stake came with just a dripping sauce no veggie or some type of side. My friend had the Seafood and chorizo paella. It came with a bed of rice and mussels and clams. Over half of the shell fish did not open up upon steaming. Out of 12 he was only able to eat 4 of them. When we brought it to someone attention we were brushed off. Another friend had a fish plate. It looked good until she took a piece off and put it in her mouth. It was so hot it blistered her tongue; it was a good 8 minutes till she could eat it.
Two of us had the Eva Tortilla Soup. I have no clue where to even start; this was the worse thing on the menu hands down.
We hoped desert would save the meal, importunely it did not. In a group of five people who love sweets, we left over half of both deserts un-eaten and even that took effort
The night ended with the valet service bringing us our car to the opposite side of the street of the stand and us, and having us walk across Ivar to get to the car. Something in 10 years of LA I have never seen valet service do. By the time we got home every single one of us felt sick that carried on to the next morning. I do not seeing this place lasting

Pros: Decor

Cons: Food, valet, service, drinks

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Happened into Beso on their 2nd day of officially being open.

The design aesthetic was very strong, if a tad on the dark side. The waitresses had the same simple black cocktail dress vibe as the The menu was simple and well done.

Service was timely, however the lack of familiarity of the waitress about the dishes (especially considering how few there actually are) was beyond opening week jitters. We had to ask if there were any specials on the menu, and out waitress replied that yes there was 1 - a snapper. When she forgot to offer any more than that single piece of information, we had to inquire further and were met with little additional informaiton.

Food was spot on, with one exception. The flat breads grilled on their main-room mini-kitchen were very flavorful and perfectly cooked. We sampled several of the taco dishes, including the skirt steak and taquitos, and they were excellent. Seafood and chorizo paella was very good, almost perfect save for a bit too much creaminess in the preparation that drowned out some of the natural flavors.

Our one miss was on Eva's tortilla soup (sold as a family recipe). It came out luke warm, was presented in a two part fashion display in an oversized bowl that made it hard to eat. And the soup had an overabundance of cilantro and the flavor, even forgiving the dunking of Cilantro, was inedible and had to be sent back. They handled the mistake very well and took car of it immediately and without question.

I would go back as the food was above the mediocre over-priced fare in Hollywood. This meal was good enough to recommend to others.

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★★★★☆

Happened into Beso on their 2nd day of officially being open.

The design aesthetic was very strong, if a tad on the dark side. The waitresses had the same simple black cocktail dress vibe as the The menu was simple and well done.

Service was timely, however the lack of familiarity of the waitress about the dishes (especially considering how few there actually are) was beyond opening week jitters. We had to ask if there were any specials on the menu, and out waitress replied that yes there was 1 - a snapper. When she forgot to offer any more than that single piece of information, we had to inquire further and were met with little additional informaiton.

Food was spot on, with one exception. The flat breads grilled on their main-room mini-kitchen were very flavorful and perfectly cooked. We sampled several of the taco dishes, including the skirt steak and taquitos, and they were excellent. Seafood and chorizo paella was very good, almost perfect save for a bit too much creaminess in the preparation that drowned out some of the natural flavors.

Our one miss was on Eva's tortilla soup (sold as a family recipe). It came out luke warm, was presented in a two part fashion display in an oversized bowl that made it hard to eat. And the soup had an overabundance of cilantro and the flavor, even forgiving the dunking of Cilantro, was inedible and had to be sent back. They handled the mistake very well and took car of it immediately and without question.

I would go back as the food was above the mediocre over-priced fare in Hollywood. This meal was good enough to recommend to others.

Pros: Decor, food, fast service

Cons: Eva's tortilla soup, wait staff that does not know the new menu,

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Our experience at Beso was so bad, it actually inspired me to write a review (never done this before)! The service was disastrous and the food uneatable. The only decent dish was the guacamole, but then again, it was no better then your local 24-hour hole-in-the wall taco stand. The chips were stale and the bread was so charred it turned to ash in your fingers. The soup was watered down Tabasco. My fish (the special whole Branzino w. supposedly three sauces), came out as a dry charred fish on a plate w/ no sauce, and when I ask them to fillet it, usually a simple task done at the table, they took it back and it arrived 10 minutes later cold, it was over done, chewy, fishy, and tasted freezer burned. When I flagged down a waiter (took another 10 minutes), to ask about my ?three sauces? they told me I was actually supposed to pick 1 ?of? 3 sauces but they were out of 2. The sauce was so bad I just asked for lime and drenched it. I actually felt sick after eating at Beso.

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★☆☆☆☆

Our experience at Beso was so bad, it actually inspired me to write a review (never done this before)! The service was disastrous and the food uneatable. The only decent dish was the guacamole, but then again, it was no better then your local 24-hour hole-in-the wall taco stand. The chips were stale and the bread was so charred it turned to ash in your fingers. The soup was watered down Tabasco. My fish (the special whole Branzino w. supposedly three sauces), came out as a dry charred fish on a plate w/ no sauce, and when I ask them to fillet it, usually a simple task done at the table, they took it back and it arrived 10 minutes later cold, it was over done, chewy, fishy, and tasted freezer burned. When I flagged down a waiter (took another 10 minutes), to ask about my ?three sauces? they told me I was actually supposed to pick 1 ?of? 3 sauces but they were out of 2. The sauce was so bad I just asked for lime and drenched it. I actually felt sick after eating at Beso.

Pros: Stunning Decor

Cons: food (may induce nausea), service

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