Blue Velvet

★★★★★
  • 750 Garland Street

    Los Angeles, CA 90017

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  • 213-239-0061

About Blue Velvet

Hours
Dining Room: Tuesday thru Thursday 5:30pm to 10:30pm Friday and Saturday 5:30pm to 11pm Lounge: Tuesday thru Thursday 5:30pm to 11:00pm Friday and Saturday 5:30pm to 2am Happy Hour: Tuesday thru Saturday 5:30pm to 8pm

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Good option if you've got a large group. It's on the other side of the 110 freeway, so a short distance from the "downtown" area. They have great appetizers. There's parking on the street, or they valet.

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Good option if you've got a large group. It's on the other side of the 110 freeway, so a short distance from the "downtown" area. They have great appetizers. There's parking on the street, or they valet.

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Great intimate place to hang out on a saturday, the dance floor is small but not too small and the DJ's play a variety of music. Had my bday party here and it was outta control. Affordable door and bottle prices and its just as nice if not

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Great intimate place to hang out on a saturday, the dance floor is small but not too small and the DJ's play a variety of music. Had my bday party here and it was outta control. Affordable door and bottle prices and its just as nice if not

Pros: Out door view, relax atmosphere

Cons: kinda of small

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I wouldn't go back to Blue velvet even if I were offered a FREE meal/drink.

Extremely unprofessional management. These guys are trying to make this place seem like an expensive , upscale spot BUT it's no where close to that ! Don't get

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I wouldn't go back to Blue velvet even if I were offered a FREE meal/drink.

Extremely unprofessional management. These guys are trying to make this place seem like an expensive , upscale spot BUT it's no where close to that ! Don't get

Pros: The pool !

Cons: Getting overcharged, bad management !

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I brought my family to Blue Velvet for a celebration lunch - it turned out to be the worst dining experience of my life. We sat for 45 minutes before a server came to take our order. My brother had to get up and pour us water himself. We

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★★★★★

I brought my family to Blue Velvet for a celebration lunch - it turned out to be the worst dining experience of my life. We sat for 45 minutes before a server came to take our order. My brother had to get up and pour us water himself. We

Pros: Cool, hip environment

Cons: Bad food, bad service

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You can definitely people watch or better yet celeb watch. The first time I was here...Solange (Beyonce's sister) was dancing her butt off on the dancefloor, Prince and Janelle Monae were enjoying conversations on the couch, and QuestLove

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You can definitely people watch or better yet celeb watch. The first time I was here...Solange (Beyonce's sister) was dancing her butt off on the dancefloor, Prince and Janelle Monae were enjoying conversations on the couch, and QuestLove

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Yo imagine what would be the trendiest place you could think of, well this place is better. And they got the pool right in the middle! Too Fly!

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Yo imagine what would be the trendiest place you could think of, well this place is better. And they got the pool right in the middle! Too Fly!

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I have to admit I don't like going downtown much...I live in El Segundo...but I will definitely go back to the blue velvet. Very chill indoor/outdoor bar lounge...can't wait to check it out in the summer... Drinks were pretty reasonable

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★★★★★

I have to admit I don't like going downtown much...I live in El Segundo...but I will definitely go back to the blue velvet. Very chill indoor/outdoor bar lounge...can't wait to check it out in the summer... Drinks were pretty reasonable

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Don't eat here! I went to Blue Velvet with my good friends from out of town. After driving around for what seemed like an eternity we finally found the restaurant. Its in an ugly neighborhood near downtown. When we got inside the

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Don't eat here! I went to Blue Velvet with my good friends from out of town. After driving around for what seemed like an eternity we finally found the restaurant. Its in an ugly neighborhood near downtown. When we got inside the

Pros: outside pool, nice view of downtown skyline

Cons: service, prices, food

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I love the pool area. I was there on a friday night for dinner. The food was amazing, the service was good. We had planned on going out somewhere in downtown after, but was told my a manager that this was the spot to be. Before 12 the

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★★★★★

I love the pool area. I was there on a friday night for dinner. The food was amazing, the service was good. We had planned on going out somewhere in downtown after, but was told my a manager that this was the spot to be. Before 12 the

Pros: Hot staff

Cons: Its in downtown

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I have gone to the blue velvet a couple of times and I have to say that if the place is slow they try to avoid serving you by saying that the kitchen is closed- but they are still serving other people even if I called ahead asking if they

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★★★★★

I have gone to the blue velvet a couple of times and I have to say that if the place is slow they try to avoid serving you by saying that the kitchen is closed- but they are still serving other people even if I called ahead asking if they

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By far one of the best locations to go to in downtown. People that work there are really friendly. Mikey and Jasmine are the best. I recommend the outside cabana for anyone that wants to throw a party. The music after 9pm is hip/hop. The

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★★★★★

By far one of the best locations to go to in downtown. People that work there are really friendly. Mikey and Jasmine are the best. I recommend the outside cabana for anyone that wants to throw a party. The music after 9pm is hip/hop. The

Pros: Great ambience, service, food, music

Cons: Outside flooring

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We ate at Blue Velvet on 10/17. It was a very beautiful dining experience but we're never eating there again. \r
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When I received out credit card bill, I was like, why did they charge us $403.85? I found the bill that we signed and it

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We ate at Blue Velvet on 10/17. It was a very beautiful dining experience but we're never eating there again. \r
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When I received out credit card bill, I was like, why did they charge us $403.85? I found the bill that we signed and it

Pros: great food, beautiful setup

Cons: overcharged by $200 then they wouldn't fix it

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These other reviewers are crazy! I went here with a group of friends for dinner and some drinks and the food were awesome along with our server was super nice. The decor is very trendy and upscale it kind of reminds me of NY. We had 7 in

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★★★★★

These other reviewers are crazy! I went here with a group of friends for dinner and some drinks and the food were awesome along with our server was super nice. The decor is very trendy and upscale it kind of reminds me of NY. We had 7 in

Pros: Food was very tasty, server was very nice, and very trendy

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If it?s raining outside, you?ll have much more fun staying at home than coming down to this place. Blue Velvet more or less turns transforms from a restaurant to a bar after 10 p.m., but when they can?t use the outdoor pool and fire pit

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★★★★★

If it?s raining outside, you?ll have much more fun staying at home than coming down to this place. Blue Velvet more or less turns transforms from a restaurant to a bar after 10 p.m., but when they can?t use the outdoor pool and fire pit

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This restaurant is a real hidden gem! The food here is absolutely wonderful. I strongly recommend the tasters special where you can have a little of everything. The pasta dish,salmon and salad were my favorite. The service is also impeccable.

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This restaurant is a real hidden gem! The food here is absolutely wonderful. I strongly recommend the tasters special where you can have a little of everything. The pasta dish,salmon and salad were my favorite. The service is also impeccable.

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I expected to taste a pretty darn good steak for 32 bucks. What I got was overcooked dry flavorless steak with chunks of fat all around it. It was comparable to the steak you can find at Denny's... My friend got the same rib eye steak

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I expected to taste a pretty darn good steak for 32 bucks. What I got was overcooked dry flavorless steak with chunks of fat all around it. It was comparable to the steak you can find at Denny's... My friend got the same rib eye steak

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Service

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It seems like it's a growing trend to find tasty appetizers and perfectly paired delicious wine, but sub standard entrees. This is the case with Blue Velvet. We did however, savor every bite of our delicious appetizers: from the

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It seems like it's a growing trend to find tasty appetizers and perfectly paired delicious wine, but sub standard entrees. This is the case with Blue Velvet. We did however, savor every bite of our delicious appetizers: from the

Pros: Appetizers, wine, service

Cons: Entrees

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I'm a Grad Student living in the area and was invited here on a Saturday night for a friend's birthday get together. I loved the music - everything from Talib Kweli to David Guetta. It became very packed but the bartenders held their own,

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★★★★★

I'm a Grad Student living in the area and was invited here on a Saturday night for a friend's birthday get together. I loved the music - everything from Talib Kweli to David Guetta. It became very packed but the bartenders held their own,

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Worst dining experience ever. Recommended only for starry-eyed teenagers with no standards. \r
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(1) depsite reservation, waited more than 30 min before giving up and eating in bar. \r
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(2) once we gave up, still couldn't get

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★★★★★

Worst dining experience ever. Recommended only for starry-eyed teenagers with no standards. \r
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(1) depsite reservation, waited more than 30 min before giving up and eating in bar. \r
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Pros: Food is ok (though pricey)

Cons: HORRIBLE SERVICE, sketchy area

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I went here with some trepidation after reading the other reviews. I was taking a friend for her birthday before we went to the theatre, so the complaints of slow service had me worried. We got the tasting menu of 9 courses (I figured

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★★★★★

I went here with some trepidation after reading the other reviews. I was taking a friend for her birthday before we went to the theatre, so the complaints of slow service had me worried. We got the tasting menu of 9 courses (I figured

Pros: ambience, food quality

Cons: valets not at stand, price

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Blue Velvet is rebellious by nature which is great. An apartment/hotel that houses a top/hip/chic lounge and bar set amidst a soon to be redeveloped north side of Downtown L.A. Having drinks here with the cool L.A. skyline in the

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★★★★★

Blue Velvet is rebellious by nature which is great. An apartment/hotel that houses a top/hip/chic lounge and bar set amidst a soon to be redeveloped north side of Downtown L.A. Having drinks here with the cool L.A. skyline in the

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For a restaurant with bourgeoise prices, the food is actually gourmet; the service is friendly (from both female and male servers); and the place has a great relaxing vibe (or maybe that was one too many of the speakeasy drinks I had and

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★★★★★

For a restaurant with bourgeoise prices, the food is actually gourmet; the service is friendly (from both female and male servers); and the place has a great relaxing vibe (or maybe that was one too many of the speakeasy drinks I had and

Pros: Relaxing, friendly service

Cons: Expensive

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One of my fave spots in LA. Highly recommend this place if you have the chance! Their cuisine is phenominal and the atmosphere is very chic and warm.

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One of my fave spots in LA. Highly recommend this place if you have the chance! Their cuisine is phenominal and the atmosphere is very chic and warm.

Pros: Everything

Cons: parking

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according to all the other reviews, everyone's main problem is their service. for me, it was the service as well. I remember ordering an appetizer and after waiting nearly 25 minutes, they came to me and said that they accidently gave

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★★★★★

according to all the other reviews, everyone's main problem is their service. for me, it was the service as well. I remember ordering an appetizer and after waiting nearly 25 minutes, they came to me and said that they accidently gave

Pros: restroom surpringly, crowded

Cons: service, location, view

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1, the wait to order was 20 minutes.... drinks, food, ect!!\r
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2, the waiter was so stupid, he forgot out appitizer order...\r
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3, the waiter forgot to tell us what was not available on the menu... duh!!!\r
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3, my

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real simple\r
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1, the wait to order was 20 minutes.... drinks, food, ect!!\r
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2, the waiter was so stupid, he forgot out appitizer order...\r
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3, the waiter forgot to tell us what was not available on the menu... duh!!!\r
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Pros: nothing

Cons: -

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Went one thursday loved the place cool, pool area nice food OK and I mean only OK. Was really disappointed with Service we had a girl serve who never once came back and ask us if we would like another drink???? which I found weird

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Went one thursday loved the place cool, pool area nice food OK and I mean only OK. Was really disappointed with Service we had a girl serve who never once came back and ask us if we would like another drink???? which I found weird

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I would disregard the review about portions. The portions are fairly typical for haute cuisine, in other words you should order a starter. The space is incredibly well designed. I think the chef is simply trying too hard. Apparently,

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★★★★★

I would disregard the review about portions. The portions are fairly typical for haute cuisine, in other words you should order a starter. The space is incredibly well designed. I think the chef is simply trying too hard. Apparently,

Pros: Well designed interior

Cons: sporadic food quality

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The food is actually quite good but the ambiance of the place is a little off. The whole "green attitude" is great but you don't really get that feeling when you are there. I would say it's better a lunch place than dinner.

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★★★★★

The food is actually quite good but the ambiance of the place is a little off. The whole "green attitude" is great but you don't really get that feeling when you are there. I would say it's better a lunch place than dinner.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Wierd vibe for dinner

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This was really bad!!! I am actually not a food critic, but do have an idea of what is good and what is not good. I found the food at Blue Velvet to be tastey for the one bite I had. The portion that was given was a joke. I thought we

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★★★★★

This was really bad!!! I am actually not a food critic, but do have an idea of what is good and what is not good. I found the food at Blue Velvet to be tastey for the one bite I had. The portion that was given was a joke. I thought we

Pros: Nice poolside on a warm night

Cons: Food is a joke, small portions, seedy area

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This is the first time a restaurant is so underwhelming that prompted me to write a review of them....Portions were way too small for the price. Seems like the restaurant was an after-thought after they put the bar in. I had the hanger

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★★★★★

This is the first time a restaurant is so underwhelming that prompted me to write a review of them....Portions were way too small for the price. Seems like the restaurant was an after-thought after they put the bar in. I had the hanger

Pros: decent steak

Cons: small portions

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A very romantic restaurant. We dined on Valentines Day. (My review is way overdo) Our server was a gorgeous girl, the entire staff is attractive, a great additive for our meal. My boyfriend and I had the salad appetizer with young goat

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★★★★★

A very romantic restaurant. We dined on Valentines Day. (My review is way overdo) Our server was a gorgeous girl, the entire staff is attractive, a great additive for our meal. My boyfriend and I had the salad appetizer with young goat

Pros: Nice friendly staff, tasty food, strong cocktails, parking is easy, romantic

Cons: Somewhat hidden.

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Blue velvet's food is a disaster ! a joke ! terrible , not tasty at all , way over priced , I am sorry ,go try another restaurant ! the quail was bed , the steak was terrible , even the tuna tartar that they served in the beginning -

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★★★★★

Blue velvet's food is a disaster ! a joke ! terrible , not tasty at all , way over priced , I am sorry ,go try another restaurant ! the quail was bed , the steak was terrible , even the tuna tartar that they served in the beginning -

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My friend and I had a fabulous time here! I believe it's just as important for patrons to 'bring something' to the establishment as it is for management to provide. It's the customers who create the ambience, above all. Luckily, my

3
★★★★★

My friend and I had a fabulous time here! I believe it's just as important for patrons to 'bring something' to the establishment as it is for management to provide. It's the customers who create the ambience, above all. Luckily, my

Pros: seductive space, outstanding drinks, great food, unique design, Location downtown; fun to introduce friends to this secret spot!

Cons: Location- can be tricky if you don't know the layout of downtown streets, but very easy to find off 7th street-

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I decided to make reservations to go to Blue Velvet with a group of close friends based on the positive reviews I'd read by Jonathan Gold and the Los Angeles Times. We had a fantastic experience. The setting really is beautiful and the

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★★★★★

I decided to make reservations to go to Blue Velvet with a group of close friends based on the positive reviews I'd read by Jonathan Gold and the Los Angeles Times. We had a fantastic experience. The setting really is beautiful and the

Pros: cool vibe, down to earth and friendly service, great food

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The food is extremely overpriced and subpar. Not to mention the snobby manager Robert. They have hired the wrong type of people to manage a nicely designed place. The food arrives in portions fit for an elf and the bouncers lurk around

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★★★★★

The food is extremely overpriced and subpar. Not to mention the snobby manager Robert. They have hired the wrong type of people to manage a nicely designed place. The food arrives in portions fit for an elf and the bouncers lurk around

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I had the frightening task of picking out a birthday dining experience for my boyfriend. I say frightening because all his friends are rabid foodies--trained chefs,sommeliers,insane food geeks. They've been around the circuit in the LA

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★★★★★

I had the frightening task of picking out a birthday dining experience for my boyfriend. I say frightening because all his friends are rabid foodies--trained chefs,sommeliers,insane food geeks. They've been around the circuit in the LA

Pros: Food,Wine,Service, Ambience,Energy

Cons: Expensive, located in a rough area

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Blue Velvet has a unique interior decor-- modern, chic, upscale. \r
It also has a swimming pool-- if it really matters that you have a swimming pool at a restaurant. \r
Aside from that-- really--this place is sub-par. \r
Menu is

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Blue Velvet has a unique interior decor-- modern, chic, upscale. \r
It also has a swimming pool-- if it really matters that you have a swimming pool at a restaurant. \r
Aside from that-- really--this place is sub-par. \r
Menu is

Pros: ambience

Cons: terrible valet, unresponsive management, inattentive service

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Having heard great things from LA Weekly's Jonathan Gold about this place, I came with high expectations. Upon arrival I thought the decor was sleek and modern but comfortable. I informed the hostess that 2 of the people in my party will

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★★★★★

Having heard great things from LA Weekly's Jonathan Gold about this place, I came with high expectations. Upon arrival I thought the decor was sleek and modern but comfortable. I informed the hostess that 2 of the people in my party will

Pros: Decor, service

Cons: Inconsistant food, late seating

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I was really excited to try Blue Velvet after the write up in West June 17th. It was my friend's birthday Saturday night and wanted to take him to a special place. The decor and layout of Blue Velvet is amazing, it is really an

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★★★★★

I was really excited to try Blue Velvet after the write up in West June 17th. It was my friend's birthday Saturday night and wanted to take him to a special place. The decor and layout of Blue Velvet is amazing, it is really an

Pros: Decor, Ambiance

Cons: Dreadful Food, bird-size portions

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Our group of four went with mixed expectations after reading the reviews. We all were underwhelmed. The service and space were great but the food lacked substantially. Between us we had the crab starter and butter lettuce salad. Eh.

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★★★★★

Our group of four went with mixed expectations after reading the reviews. We all were underwhelmed. The service and space were great but the food lacked substantially. Between us we had the crab starter and butter lettuce salad. Eh.

Pros: Staff is friendly. Cool space.

Cons: Sadly, the food is disappointing.

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My dinner at Blue Velvet may have been one of best dining experiences I have had in years. We enjoyed a number of items that included Monkfish Liver with Tomato Gelee; Sea Urchin and Scallop Gratin; King Crab and Soba Noodle; Crispy

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My dinner at Blue Velvet may have been one of best dining experiences I have had in years. We enjoyed a number of items that included Monkfish Liver with Tomato Gelee; Sea Urchin and Scallop Gratin; King Crab and Soba Noodle; Crispy

Pros: Food; Service; Ambiance, View

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I was really pulling for this place... crazy location (we missed the street and I called from the car and it took 3 different people coming to the phone to actually help us get there) but the decor is really fun and funky. There are

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★★★★★

I was really pulling for this place... crazy location (we missed the street and I called from the car and it took 3 different people coming to the phone to actually help us get there) but the decor is really fun and funky. There are

Pros: great decor, would go for a drink

Cons: food, unisex bathroom, location

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I agree with the poster below on the ridiculous portions. One appetizer was 5 tortellini, a carrot slice and asparagus tip for $14 or 15 and we ended up laughing too. Confusion abounded when we wanted to be seated at the start of the

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★★★★★

I agree with the poster below on the ridiculous portions. One appetizer was 5 tortellini, a carrot slice and asparagus tip for $14 or 15 and we ended up laughing too. Confusion abounded when we wanted to be seated at the start of the

Pros: nice space

Cons: tiny portions

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Are you kidding me? No I mean it... is this place a joke??? The sad thing it is not a joke. Blue Velvet attempts to be a super cool hot spot but doesnt have the food to back up the attitude. I've worked at some of the best restaurants

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★★★★★

Are you kidding me? No I mean it... is this place a joke??? The sad thing it is not a joke. Blue Velvet attempts to be a super cool hot spot but doesnt have the food to back up the attitude. I've worked at some of the best restaurants

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Finally - a high-concept, high-end restaurant that serves food to match the surroundings. Beautifully crafted interiors, competent & caring staff, and great food combined to make a fantastic dining experience. I took my girlfriend last

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★★★★★

Finally - a high-concept, high-end restaurant that serves food to match the surroundings. Beautifully crafted interiors, competent & caring staff, and great food combined to make a fantastic dining experience. I took my girlfriend last

Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere

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I went on a Friday night with my girlfriend and two other couples. The restaurant was full of the post happy hour crowd who were loud and belligerent. The table next to us were shouting and roaring. At one point someone smashed a wine

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★★★★★

I went on a Friday night with my girlfriend and two other couples. The restaurant was full of the post happy hour crowd who were loud and belligerent. The table next to us were shouting and roaring. At one point someone smashed a wine

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My husband and I just went to Blue Velvet, and I just have to write in to say how much we enjoyed it! The recent LA Times food review prompted our visit. Yes, it is an off-the-beaten-path location, but offers a great view of downtown LA.

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★★★★★

My husband and I just went to Blue Velvet, and I just have to write in to say how much we enjoyed it! The recent LA Times food review prompted our visit. Yes, it is an off-the-beaten-path location, but offers a great view of downtown LA.

Pros: Excellent cutting-edge food, ambience, service

Cons: Outside signage needed on the street, other than valet sign

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To echo what some of the other reviewers are saying, Blue Velvet definitely has the look and feel of a chic New York dining experience. Menu design mirrors the table and chair design with minimalistic cool. Small tables are not crammed

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★★★★★

To echo what some of the other reviewers are saying, Blue Velvet definitely has the look and feel of a chic New York dining experience. Menu design mirrors the table and chair design with minimalistic cool. Small tables are not crammed

Pros: New restaurant service/acoutrements

Cons: Dishes inventive but sometimes inconsistent

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I've been to Blue Velvet nearly a dozen times, each time better than the last. As a studied chef myself, I kinda questioned the descriptions on the menu, but the unexpected and off-the-wall combinations of flavors meet everyone's pallette

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★★★★★

I've been to Blue Velvet nearly a dozen times, each time better than the last. As a studied chef myself, I kinda questioned the descriptions on the menu, but the unexpected and off-the-wall combinations of flavors meet everyone's pallette

Pros: Not pretentious, excellent food, real people, Earth-Friendly from the food to the wallpaper

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I have lived in Chicago and NYC and travel all over the world have been sadly missing a chic, fun and funky dining experience since living here in LA. Blue Velvet is the answer. From the moment we pulled up, it was sleek and elegant. The

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★★★★★

I have lived in Chicago and NYC and travel all over the world have been sadly missing a chic, fun and funky dining experience since living here in LA. Blue Velvet is the answer. From the moment we pulled up, it was sleek and elegant. The

Pros: Ambience, Food, Staff, WINES

Cons: other reviewers erroneous reporting

 

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