Vibrato Grill Jazz

★★★★☆
Music maestro Herb Alpert helms this intimate Bel-Air steakhouse and jazz club.
  • 2930 Beverly Glen Cir

    Los Angeles, CA 90077

    Cross street: Beverly Glen Boulevard

    Map & Directions
  • 310-474-9400

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I had my one year anniversary here and boy will it be hard to top this! Our dinner was excellent, the wine was superb and the music is wonderful! it was such a lovely and romantic night! Amazing

3
★★★★★

I had my one year anniversary here and boy will it be hard to top this! Our dinner was excellent, the wine was superb and the music is wonderful! it was such a lovely and romantic night! Amazing

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This place s*cks monkey butt.

3
★★★★★

This place s*cks monkey butt.

Pros: Very Little

Cons: Overpriced Drinks, Phoney

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I have driven past the beverly glenn strip mall for years and never knew that lodged in between the pet store and starbucks is a phenomenal dining experience. Took my hubby here for his bday and loved the food, ambiance and jazz. We started off with some sort of potato/smoked salmon concoction along and lollipop lamb chops. What can I say, wonderfully excellent! Next we went for the beet salad and butter salad, followed by new york strip, bone in (is there any other way?) and black cod. All was good, most was great. The ambiance is a swanky, perfectly lit, intimate, but still very airy vibe. Service was excellent and loved the jazz. Go here for special occasions or just because!

2
★★★★☆

I have driven past the beverly glenn strip mall for years and never knew that lodged in between the pet store and starbucks is a phenomenal dining experience. Took my hubby here for his bday and loved the food, ambiance and jazz. We started off with some sort of potato/smoked salmon concoction along and lollipop lamb chops. What can I say, wonderfully excellent! Next we went for the beet salad and butter salad, followed by new york strip, bone in (is there any other way?) and black cod. All was good, most was great. The ambiance is a swanky, perfectly lit, intimate, but still very airy vibe. Service was excellent and loved the jazz. Go here for special occasions or just because!

Pros: lamb chops, jazz, vibe

Cons: in a strip mall (but dont let that stop you, this IS LA)

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Our favorite American restaurant, the food at Herb Alpert??s Vibrato is sophisticated but not fussy. The good, obviously fresh ingredients include organic, sustainable and grass-fed options. The space is warm, glowing and romantic, with sleek curves and a dramatic floor-to-ceiling fireplace. It makes me happy to eat great food while listening to great music in a gorgeous, intimate ambiance with excellent wine, service, and fair prices!

Unlike many jazz clubs I've been to where the food is a second-rate afterthought, Herb Alpert's Vibrato has enough fine food and wine to be a favorite regular hangout even if they didn??t present a different, top-notch musical act every night. Most nights have no cover, since they only charge for big-name acts or big bands about 3-4 times a month.
With such a variety of great music, we go often. On an easy evening, we might end up at the generous, curvy bar with a friendly, music-savvy group. We??ll order from the appealing Bar Menu, which includes creative well-priced appetizers from their regular menu, such as my favorite-- Lamb Lollipops with Port-Marinated Figs, and my SO's favorite-- Crispy Calamari with Chipotle Aioli, a portion so big we sometimes can't finish it. We both also adore the Fingerling Potato Knish with Smoked Wild Salmon, Champagne-soaked Toasted Mustard Seeds and Lemon-Dill Crme Fraiche, served 3 to an order. There are a half-dozen other tasty choices, all of which we eventually tried... and liked!
The regular dinner prices are reasonable for what you get, considering prime steaks and free world-class music, but dinner and wine can be a bargain, too. Great deals to look for: a selection of 6 high-scoring wines (mostly 90 points and above) for under $40 a bottle (always available); plus a prix-fixe menu on Sundays and Wednesdays with 3 courses for $39 (3 choices for each course) and full-sized portions such as a sliced, pan-seared Ahi Tuna with mango, avocado, lime-cilantro salsa (delicious and huge), a sliced flat-iron steak with tasty trimmings, or my favorite-- a crispy-breaded, tender (pounded, skinless-boneless) whole chicken breast schnitzel with the tiny wing bone still attached, served with a tangle of gently garlic-scented sauteed baby spinach and tomatoes. There??s even a Wine Pairing with the 3-course prix-fixe menu for just $15 for 3 glasses (3 ounces each). YUM! There??s just no way to NOT love this place.
The staff members are friendly, with no attitude, even though there are plenty of celebs and VIPs among the regulars. I strongly recommend reservations. This is my idea of the ideal LA restaurant.

A. Foodie Jones

2
★★★★★

Our favorite American restaurant, the food at Herb Alpert??s Vibrato is sophisticated but not fussy. The good, obviously fresh ingredients include organic, sustainable and grass-fed options. The space is warm, glowing and romantic, with sleek curves and a dramatic floor-to-ceiling fireplace. It makes me happy to eat great food while listening to great music in a gorgeous, intimate ambiance with excellent wine, service, and fair prices!

Unlike many jazz clubs I've been to where the food is a second-rate afterthought, Herb Alpert's Vibrato has enough fine food and wine to be a favorite regular hangout even if they didn??t present a different, top-notch musical act every night. Most nights have no cover, since they only charge for big-name acts or big bands about 3-4 times a month.
With such a variety of great music, we go often. On an easy evening, we might end up at the generous, curvy bar with a friendly, music-savvy group. We??ll order from the appealing Bar Menu, which includes creative well-priced appetizers from their regular menu, such as my favorite-- Lamb Lollipops with Port-Marinated Figs, and my SO's favorite-- Crispy Calamari with Chipotle Aioli, a portion so big we sometimes can't finish it. We both also adore the Fingerling Potato Knish with Smoked Wild Salmon, Champagne-soaked Toasted Mustard Seeds and Lemon-Dill Crme Fraiche, served 3 to an order. There are a half-dozen other tasty choices, all of which we eventually tried... and liked!
The regular dinner prices are reasonable for what you get, considering prime steaks and free world-class music, but dinner and wine can be a bargain, too. Great deals to look for: a selection of 6 high-scoring wines (mostly 90 points and above) for under $40 a bottle (always available); plus a prix-fixe menu on Sundays and Wednesdays with 3 courses for $39 (3 choices for each course) and full-sized portions such as a sliced, pan-seared Ahi Tuna with mango, avocado, lime-cilantro salsa (delicious and huge), a sliced flat-iron steak with tasty trimmings, or my favorite-- a crispy-breaded, tender (pounded, skinless-boneless) whole chicken breast schnitzel with the tiny wing bone still attached, served with a tangle of gently garlic-scented sauteed baby spinach and tomatoes. There??s even a Wine Pairing with the 3-course prix-fixe menu for just $15 for 3 glasses (3 ounces each). YUM! There??s just no way to NOT love this place.
The staff members are friendly, with no attitude, even though there are plenty of celebs and VIPs among the regulars. I strongly recommend reservations. This is my idea of the ideal LA restaurant.

A. Foodie Jones

Pros: Best Music in a Restaurant - great food, and decor, too

Cons: very busy on weekends

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I find the service to be excellent, caring, and dependable. After many dinners and shows, I proposed to my bride here, at a table near the fireplace, and they made everything perfect, with so much class. We will definitely celebrate our first anniversary at Vibrato this May! The ambiance is great. Warm, cozy and attractive, filled with art and a cutting-edge sound system. The owner is Herb Alpert, of the Tijuana Brass and A&M Records, and most of the art is by him. He also knows about sound quality, which is why his place sounds so good.

We also enjoy Vibrato's food, and consider the prices very fair for what we get, which is the best prime steaks in town, comparable to Mastro's, Cut, Nick and Stef's, Wolfgang's and Arroyo Chop House. The difference is that most of these charge considerably more, and don't have great live jazz free (most nights), making them all more expensive, and a lot less attractive than an evening out at Vibrato. My wife is not as much of a steak lover as me, and she usually has the fresh fish, or a Dungeness crab salad, which she loves. We usually share a dessert, either the moist bread pudding or the buttery shortbread crusted blueberry pie, the best either of us have ever tasted. Early this month, we met friends from the Valley at Vibrato, and they had a great time. We saw Gianni Russo, from the Godfather film, who did a classic Vegas-style show. Great fun!

2
★★★★★

I find the service to be excellent, caring, and dependable. After many dinners and shows, I proposed to my bride here, at a table near the fireplace, and they made everything perfect, with so much class. We will definitely celebrate our first anniversary at Vibrato this May! The ambiance is great. Warm, cozy and attractive, filled with art and a cutting-edge sound system. The owner is Herb Alpert, of the Tijuana Brass and A&M Records, and most of the art is by him. He also knows about sound quality, which is why his place sounds so good.

We also enjoy Vibrato's food, and consider the prices very fair for what we get, which is the best prime steaks in town, comparable to Mastro's, Cut, Nick and Stef's, Wolfgang's and Arroyo Chop House. The difference is that most of these charge considerably more, and don't have great live jazz free (most nights), making them all more expensive, and a lot less attractive than an evening out at Vibrato. My wife is not as much of a steak lover as me, and she usually has the fresh fish, or a Dungeness crab salad, which she loves. We usually share a dessert, either the moist bread pudding or the buttery shortbread crusted blueberry pie, the best either of us have ever tasted. Early this month, we met friends from the Valley at Vibrato, and they had a great time. We saw Gianni Russo, from the Godfather film, who did a classic Vegas-style show. Great fun!

Pros: great quality prime steaks, perfect service, great bar

Cons: hard to get in the bar on weekends, needs early reservations

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I LOVE this place! There's always a great jazz group playing, and the acoustics are perfect. I have had more expensive steaks, but never better steaks! I guess you could say I'm a steak fiend! The location is great, too. Halfway between Sunset and Ventura Blvd. in woodsy Beverly Glen Canyon.

This is the perfect LA restaurant.

2
★★★★★

I LOVE this place! There's always a great jazz group playing, and the acoustics are perfect. I have had more expensive steaks, but never better steaks! I guess you could say I'm a steak fiend! The location is great, too. Halfway between Sunset and Ventura Blvd. in woodsy Beverly Glen Canyon.

This is the perfect LA restaurant.

Pros: Best music, best atmosphere with amazing steaks!

Cons: None

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My wife and I went to Vibrato last Saturday, and I can assure you it will be the last time I go there to eat. A man came by with a thick accent, who I assumed was some kind of manager. He came by before we had been served any food, and at that point everything was fine. I could see right through his insincerity and could tell he was just going through the motions of pretending to be concerned about guest service. My wife ordered the Veal, which was said to be a signature item. If you call an over cooked, dry, tasteless veal a signature, there's a problem. The thing was also HUGE, but let me tell you, giving someone a larger portion doesn't make up for the lack of quality. I ordered a dry aged filet mignon. The steak was over priced at $54 a la carte, and it was over cooked as I ordered it medium rare, and it came out looking mostly brown with just a slight pink in the middle. The server could tell we were unhappy, but I waited so long for the steak I was famished, and couldn't stand waiting for them to re-cook it. We looked around the dining room for the manager that had stopped by, but he was no where to be found. I guess he is aware of the sub par food they're serving so decides to evacuate the dining room when it gets busy. By the time we were thoroughly disappointed with the food, we both decided that being there for 2 hours to just be disappointed and over charged will result in a review like the one you're reading now.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I went to Vibrato last Saturday, and I can assure you it will be the last time I go there to eat. A man came by with a thick accent, who I assumed was some kind of manager. He came by before we had been served any food, and at that point everything was fine. I could see right through his insincerity and could tell he was just going through the motions of pretending to be concerned about guest service. My wife ordered the Veal, which was said to be a signature item. If you call an over cooked, dry, tasteless veal a signature, there's a problem. The thing was also HUGE, but let me tell you, giving someone a larger portion doesn't make up for the lack of quality. I ordered a dry aged filet mignon. The steak was over priced at $54 a la carte, and it was over cooked as I ordered it medium rare, and it came out looking mostly brown with just a slight pink in the middle. The server could tell we were unhappy, but I waited so long for the steak I was famished, and couldn't stand waiting for them to re-cook it. We looked around the dining room for the manager that had stopped by, but he was no where to be found. I guess he is aware of the sub par food they're serving so decides to evacuate the dining room when it gets busy. By the time we were thoroughly disappointed with the food, we both decided that being there for 2 hours to just be disappointed and over charged will result in a review like the one you're reading now.

Pros: Great Music and atmosphere

Cons: Over priced food, unaccomidating management

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You can't beat Vibratos if you love Jazz, good food and great ambiance. We need a sixth star here!

2
★★★★★

You can't beat Vibratos if you love Jazz, good food and great ambiance. We need a sixth star here!

Pros: Beautiful surroundings, food, music and owner!

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Vibrato sometimes suffers from lackluster service. the food is very good though very expensive. Entrees are stand alone, no sides and the bill will shock you if you are not prepared.

2
★★★★☆

Vibrato sometimes suffers from lackluster service. the food is very good though very expensive. Entrees are stand alone, no sides and the bill will shock you if you are not prepared.

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This place is a fun night out, but definitely for an older crowd overall. My boyfriend and I were there for Valentine's day to see some live jazz which was amazing, but the people next to us were celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary when we just graduated from college last year, and that was pretty much the average age there, minus two other younger couples, but as long as you are with a good conversation partner it is worth going. The food is VERY WELL done but a bit pricey with the cheapest entree at $28 but there is no cover for the live jazz so it evens out. The service was very good, but at times with the music it was hard to talk with my boyfriend across our table since our table was abnormally long. Go prepared to spend some money and make sure you call in advance to check what time the jazz shows are starting. Also try and ask for a booth table if possible which will give you and your date a better date experience. Great romantic spot either way up in the hills of bel air.

2
★★★★☆

This place is a fun night out, but definitely for an older crowd overall. My boyfriend and I were there for Valentine's day to see some live jazz which was amazing, but the people next to us were celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary when we just graduated from college last year, and that was pretty much the average age there, minus two other younger couples, but as long as you are with a good conversation partner it is worth going. The food is VERY WELL done but a bit pricey with the cheapest entree at $28 but there is no cover for the live jazz so it evens out. The service was very good, but at times with the music it was hard to talk with my boyfriend across our table since our table was abnormally long. Go prepared to spend some money and make sure you call in advance to check what time the jazz shows are starting. Also try and ask for a booth table if possible which will give you and your date a better date experience. Great romantic spot either way up in the hills of bel air.

Pros: great live jazz venue

Cons: pricey VERY quickly

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I wish I had listened to the review about lazy service and overpriced food! We went on Valentine's Day (admittedly, not a good day to judge a restaurant) and waited forever to get seated. I was told that they had "120 people on the waiting list" but when we arrived there were eight empty tables downstairs. We waited for over an hour to get seated upstairs away from the stage where there were another 6 empty tables (even though there were many open tables downstairs).

The food wasn't bad but the service was extremely poor. An 18% gratuity was automatically added to the $125 per person fixed price menu so the waiter had no incentive to provide good service. We waited 20 minutes between courses while the people next to us came in 1/2 hour later and were served before us.

The oysters and the steak were OK but not worth the $125 price per person for four skimpy courses. The drinks are overpriced, though good, and the band played for about 45 minutes of the two hours we were there.

The upshot is that we paid $450 for two people to sit in a corner of a half-empty restaurant and get ignored. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone and I won't be back. IGNORE THIS REVIEW AT YOUR OWN PERIL! For this kind of money, go to FOGO de CHAO and enjoy a fabulous meal instead.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I wish I had listened to the review about lazy service and overpriced food! We went on Valentine's Day (admittedly, not a good day to judge a restaurant) and waited forever to get seated. I was told that they had "120 people on the waiting list" but when we arrived there were eight empty tables downstairs. We waited for over an hour to get seated upstairs away from the stage where there were another 6 empty tables (even though there were many open tables downstairs).

The food wasn't bad but the service was extremely poor. An 18% gratuity was automatically added to the $125 per person fixed price menu so the waiter had no incentive to provide good service. We waited 20 minutes between courses while the people next to us came in 1/2 hour later and were served before us.

The oysters and the steak were OK but not worth the $125 price per person for four skimpy courses. The drinks are overpriced, though good, and the band played for about 45 minutes of the two hours we were there.

The upshot is that we paid $450 for two people to sit in a corner of a half-empty restaurant and get ignored. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone and I won't be back. IGNORE THIS REVIEW AT YOUR OWN PERIL! For this kind of money, go to FOGO de CHAO and enjoy a fabulous meal instead.

Pros: not much

Cons: poor service, overpriced

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If you are a Jazz lover, this is definitely the place for you.
Even you are not much of a Jazz or Classical music person, the food here is remarkable.

The crispy duck is awesome, the skin is crispy and the duck meat is very tender.
The Grilled filet mignon is also magnificant

2
★★★★☆

If you are a Jazz lover, this is definitely the place for you.
Even you are not much of a Jazz or Classical music person, the food here is remarkable.

The crispy duck is awesome, the skin is crispy and the duck meat is very tender.
The Grilled filet mignon is also magnificant

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One of the worst resturants I have ever been too. We had a reservation at 9:00 and just had to wait 40 minutes to order drinks and dinner. Well 90 minutes later we received our beet salad that was highly recommended which tasted like nothing. Literally it was one beet cut in 4 pieces. For dinner we had the filet which was one of the worst pieces of steak we had ever had. It was cold and way over cooked and tasted like a expensive frozen dinner. Anyways $700 later for a party of six for unedible food and terrible service this is not a place to recommend.

0
★☆☆☆☆

One of the worst resturants I have ever been too. We had a reservation at 9:00 and just had to wait 40 minutes to order drinks and dinner. Well 90 minutes later we received our beet salad that was highly recommended which tasted like nothing. Literally it was one beet cut in 4 pieces. For dinner we had the filet which was one of the worst pieces of steak we had ever had. It was cold and way over cooked and tasted like a expensive frozen dinner. Anyways $700 later for a party of six for unedible food and terrible service this is not a place to recommend.

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Hidden away in the middle of bellaire, this l'il gem of a restaurant is a MUST try. The live jazz on the stage each and every night adds so much to the ambiance that you could literally just go there and order a bottle of wine, enjoy great conversations with your friend(s) and be able to thoroughly enjoy yourself. The acoustic of the restaurant is amazing and not overwhelming as in other places that you won't be able to hear your company. And that's just about the music. The food was amazing with a wide selection of wines and delicious dishes. Haven't had a single bad one yet. The wait staff is stupendous, welcoming and will help you pick out, if needed, what you will enjoy from appetizers to entrees to the right wine for your meal without the typical pretentiousness of LA. This is in fact where I proposed to fiancee and it's a definite gem. If you haven't been here, you will want to, I promise you.

2
★★★★★

Hidden away in the middle of bellaire, this l'il gem of a restaurant is a MUST try. The live jazz on the stage each and every night adds so much to the ambiance that you could literally just go there and order a bottle of wine, enjoy great conversations with your friend(s) and be able to thoroughly enjoy yourself. The acoustic of the restaurant is amazing and not overwhelming as in other places that you won't be able to hear your company. And that's just about the music. The food was amazing with a wide selection of wines and delicious dishes. Haven't had a single bad one yet. The wait staff is stupendous, welcoming and will help you pick out, if needed, what you will enjoy from appetizers to entrees to the right wine for your meal without the typical pretentiousness of LA. This is in fact where I proposed to fiancee and it's a definite gem. If you haven't been here, you will want to, I promise you.

Pros: EVERYTHING! From the music to the food to the wine to the service. Everything was top-notched

Cons: NONE

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My girlfriend and I went here as part of my birthday weekend. She surprised me with a place that I didn't even know about even though I pass it all the time. The food was great! I had chicken and potatoes. Somehow they put a terrific spin on this down home favorite. The drinks were pretty good as well and the Jazz was decent. The service was good and the ambiance was just as impressive as the food!

2
★★★★★

My girlfriend and I went here as part of my birthday weekend. She surprised me with a place that I didn't even know about even though I pass it all the time. The food was great! I had chicken and potatoes. Somehow they put a terrific spin on this down home favorite. The drinks were pretty good as well and the Jazz was decent. The service was good and the ambiance was just as impressive as the food!

Pros: Food

Cons: None

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This is by far one of the best dinner experiences of my life. My husband and I had such a great time. Tim our waiter was the greatest. Patient and very helpful with the recommendations. My husband had the double cut lamb chops with the mint jelly. Wow!! what a combination. It explodes in your mouth. He truly enjoyed every piece. I had the Alaskan Halibut and it was delicious! We also enjoyed a couple of glasses of wine after our meal, which made the experience even better. We enjoyed the Jazz and stayed till closing time. And did I mention we saw quite a few celebrities? Parking was a breeze. We got lucky on finding a spot as the lot was full at around 9pm. The drive back home was amazing, as we drove back through Mulholland Drive and the views were spectacular! I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great dinner experience.

2
★★★★★

This is by far one of the best dinner experiences of my life. My husband and I had such a great time. Tim our waiter was the greatest. Patient and very helpful with the recommendations. My husband had the double cut lamb chops with the mint jelly. Wow!! what a combination. It explodes in your mouth. He truly enjoyed every piece. I had the Alaskan Halibut and it was delicious! We also enjoyed a couple of glasses of wine after our meal, which made the experience even better. We enjoyed the Jazz and stayed till closing time. And did I mention we saw quite a few celebrities? Parking was a breeze. We got lucky on finding a spot as the lot was full at around 9pm. The drive back home was amazing, as we drove back through Mulholland Drive and the views were spectacular! I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great dinner experience.

Pros: Great Food, Music, Drinks and get to dine with celebrities =)

Cons: Need to make reservations ahead of time, as it gets booked quickly. You may walk-in, but expect to wait for a bit.

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I've been trying to get to vibrato for months - and it was totally worth the wait! I fell in love instantly. Warm vibe, great service (at the bar and once we sat down for dinner) plus delicious food and a great wine list (especially if you like pinot). Kinda pricey, but well worth it. I dont know anywhere else you can listen to great music, have a great dinner and be treated like a super star. I'll be back soon!

2
★★★★★

I've been trying to get to vibrato for months - and it was totally worth the wait! I fell in love instantly. Warm vibe, great service (at the bar and once we sat down for dinner) plus delicious food and a great wine list (especially if you like pinot). Kinda pricey, but well worth it. I dont know anywhere else you can listen to great music, have a great dinner and be treated like a super star. I'll be back soon!

Pros: Warm vibe & amazing decoration

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The restaurant has an ambiance that makes you excited and gets you ready for a great night out. This place SHOULD be awesome!
We were greatly disappointed....
I believe our waiter was on something. He couldn't stand still while he was talking, and he grabbed my wine right before I took a drink, says "Whoa, I think it may be bad!" He puts his nose in my glass (literally) and says "Oh, no, nevermind, it's fine."
Speaking of which, the wine was Ravenswood, Merlot - Vibrato charged us almost $50 a bottle for this wine. A standard benchmark for wine mark-up is twice retail. I discovered at BevMo that Ravenswood retails for $8 a bottle!
The jazz stage is really awesome. We were all ready to hear someone really go at some Jazz... the Jazz was played by old white guys (this should have been our first warning) It sounded worse than elevator music and at a lighter tone than when you are on hold for a Sprint operator..
The menu was really not very exciting. A few things sounded OK... we got the dory and the veal marsala. The dory was not too bad, but not worth $30, and the veal was hanging half off my plate and was without a doubt a reheated, frozen dish. It tasted like a tough shoe! After only ordering a bottle of wine and two entres, the bill was about $170 and I had to go home and eat a bowl of cereal to fill up since my food was so bad.

So there you have it. I would love to see this place under new managment, a new chef and different music.

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★☆☆☆☆

The restaurant has an ambiance that makes you excited and gets you ready for a great night out. This place SHOULD be awesome!
We were greatly disappointed....
I believe our waiter was on something. He couldn't stand still while he was talking, and he grabbed my wine right before I took a drink, says "Whoa, I think it may be bad!" He puts his nose in my glass (literally) and says "Oh, no, nevermind, it's fine."
Speaking of which, the wine was Ravenswood, Merlot - Vibrato charged us almost $50 a bottle for this wine. A standard benchmark for wine mark-up is twice retail. I discovered at BevMo that Ravenswood retails for $8 a bottle!
The jazz stage is really awesome. We were all ready to hear someone really go at some Jazz... the Jazz was played by old white guys (this should have been our first warning) It sounded worse than elevator music and at a lighter tone than when you are on hold for a Sprint operator..
The menu was really not very exciting. A few things sounded OK... we got the dory and the veal marsala. The dory was not too bad, but not worth $30, and the veal was hanging half off my plate and was without a doubt a reheated, frozen dish. It tasted like a tough shoe! After only ordering a bottle of wine and two entres, the bill was about $170 and I had to go home and eat a bowl of cereal to fill up since my food was so bad.

So there you have it. I would love to see this place under new managment, a new chef and different music.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Overpriced, Bad Food, Bad Service, Bad Music

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With a new chef on board, This place is better than ever. I've been eating Marc's food for a while. He's finally in an environment that will really show his skills. The wait staff are very attentive but not over the top. The food came out hot and timely and the wine service was spot on. The desserts were amazing. I had the Pana Cotta with poached pear in some kind of red wine reduction. Outstanding. We will be there many nights to follow. Bravo!

2
★★★★★

With a new chef on board, This place is better than ever. I've been eating Marc's food for a while. He's finally in an environment that will really show his skills. The wait staff are very attentive but not over the top. The food came out hot and timely and the wine service was spot on. The desserts were amazing. I had the Pana Cotta with poached pear in some kind of red wine reduction. Outstanding. We will be there many nights to follow. Bravo!

Pros: Great food, Great ambiance. I've got the dough, so I don't mind the prices.

Cons: Bring your platinum cards for those that don't.

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incredible! great place for jazz lovers & "lovers" just the same. very cozy.
MY FAVORITE DISH: POUNDED VEAL CHOP PARMIGIANA

2
★★★★☆

incredible! great place for jazz lovers & "lovers" just the same. very cozy.
MY FAVORITE DISH: POUNDED VEAL CHOP PARMIGIANA

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Vibrato was absolutely amazing!! Its everything i image an old old super club to be. The music and ambiance were fantastic as was the food and service. The staff was attentive, accomodating and genuinly seemed to care - a rare treat these days!! The steaks were great but the scallops were as good as I've had anywhere. Vibrato should be on everyones list of restaurants to go to.

2
★★★★★

Vibrato was absolutely amazing!! Its everything i image an old old super club to be. The music and ambiance were fantastic as was the food and service. The staff was attentive, accomodating and genuinly seemed to care - a rare treat these days!! The steaks were great but the scallops were as good as I've had anywhere. Vibrato should be on everyones list of restaurants to go to.

Pros: Romantic & Relaxing

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I Loved this place! I went with my husband and sat for a couple of hours drinking champagne and listening to the beautiful music. The restaurant looks funky from outside because it's located in a strip mall but trust me, go inside and you'll forget all about that. This is a gorgeous restaurant, with really fantastic food and excellent service. I highly recommend it for any special occasion.

2
★★★★★

I Loved this place! I went with my husband and sat for a couple of hours drinking champagne and listening to the beautiful music. The restaurant looks funky from outside because it's located in a strip mall but trust me, go inside and you'll forget all about that. This is a gorgeous restaurant, with really fantastic food and excellent service. I highly recommend it for any special occasion.

Pros: Parking, Ambiance, Service

Cons: Strange Location

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The acoustics and overall design of Vibrato set it apart from all other jazz venues in the city. It's extraordinary. Excellent drink selection and the food is a pleasant suprise (decent filet mignon, salads), but the music and drinks are the main draw. Great for locals especially, but well worth the drive if you're from either side of the hill.

2
★★★★★

The acoustics and overall design of Vibrato set it apart from all other jazz venues in the city. It's extraordinary. Excellent drink selection and the food is a pleasant suprise (decent filet mignon, salads), but the music and drinks are the main draw. Great for locals especially, but well worth the drive if you're from either side of the hill.

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This place is outstanding. Perfect ambiance reminiscent of old Chicago, great food and... all that jazz! Perfect location for a sophisticated yet romantic date. I highly recommend it.

2
★★★★★

This place is outstanding. Perfect ambiance reminiscent of old Chicago, great food and... all that jazz! Perfect location for a sophisticated yet romantic date. I highly recommend it.

Pros: Ambience, service, music

Cons: 2nd cheapest bottle of wine is $80

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Went here for my 1yr wedding anniversay. They had a bottle of champagne on ice waiting for my wife and I at the table. Beautiful decor. Very nice spot to make the Mrs. feel romanced. The live music was a perfect compliment to the atmosphere and the volume level was perfect so as to not hear conversation at another table but still didnt have to speak up to talk to each other. I had the Kansas City Bone In 20oz - perfectly prepared. Sauteed spinach was also very tasty. Garlic fries were not great. Best of all - - -NO valet and plenty of parking.

2
★★★★★

Went here for my 1yr wedding anniversay. They had a bottle of champagne on ice waiting for my wife and I at the table. Beautiful decor. Very nice spot to make the Mrs. feel romanced. The live music was a perfect compliment to the atmosphere and the volume level was perfect so as to not hear conversation at another table but still didnt have to speak up to talk to each other. I had the Kansas City Bone In 20oz - perfectly prepared. Sauteed spinach was also very tasty. Garlic fries were not great. Best of all - - -NO valet and plenty of parking.

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I loved this place!!!! Very romantic. The food although a little too much garlic was fantastic. The ambience and the look of the restaurant is absolutely outstanding. Ladies dress to impress.

Can't wait to go again.

Reservations are a must!

2
★★★★★

I loved this place!!!! Very romantic. The food although a little too much garlic was fantastic. The ambience and the look of the restaurant is absolutely outstanding. Ladies dress to impress.

Can't wait to go again.

Reservations are a must!

Pros: Fantastic Ambience

Cons: Too much garlic in the food

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Such a romantic place. Though the place was packed, I felt like my boyfriend and I were the only ones there, listening to the fantastic music, eating incredible food. We had a great wine, the spanish prawns, the ribeye for him, the petite filet for myself with grilled brocolini and baked potato. for dessert, had the apple crostada. We were completely impressed with the whole package, I can't wait to come back here.

2
★★★★★

Such a romantic place. Though the place was packed, I felt like my boyfriend and I were the only ones there, listening to the fantastic music, eating incredible food. We had a great wine, the spanish prawns, the ribeye for him, the petite filet for myself with grilled brocolini and baked potato. for dessert, had the apple crostada. We were completely impressed with the whole package, I can't wait to come back here.

Pros: food, setting, music

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I've been in F&B for 7 years working for only 5 star-Fairmont, Hilton, Stars S.F., etc. This restaurant was totally striking for me. Walk into a room with soulful jazz artfully performed by seasoned professional and you will be transported. Perfect for an evening with close friends or a fantastic date. The food quality rates a 8.9-9 on my maticulous scale-I highly recommend the Filet. The wine list is very composed with many varietals from many regions-all good to compliment the food. On service, these people aim to please. If I had to complain, it would be that the food comes out almost too fast. After all: I want my evening at Vibrato to last. Also, the salads maybe slightly over dressed by my taste. To summerize: too good for LA ambiance, wonderful food preparation, excellent presentation, tremendous service. See you there on my 50th birthday. Simply Go. Bravo.

2
★★★★★

I've been in F&B for 7 years working for only 5 star-Fairmont, Hilton, Stars S.F., etc. This restaurant was totally striking for me. Walk into a room with soulful jazz artfully performed by seasoned professional and you will be transported. Perfect for an evening with close friends or a fantastic date. The food quality rates a 8.9-9 on my maticulous scale-I highly recommend the Filet. The wine list is very composed with many varietals from many regions-all good to compliment the food. On service, these people aim to please. If I had to complain, it would be that the food comes out almost too fast. After all: I want my evening at Vibrato to last. Also, the salads maybe slightly over dressed by my taste. To summerize: too good for LA ambiance, wonderful food preparation, excellent presentation, tremendous service. See you there on my 50th birthday. Simply Go. Bravo.

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We had an excellent meal with world class jazz entertainment & tremendous service. Since there is no cover or admission charge the price of food is very reasonable for value received.

2
★★★★★

We had an excellent meal with world class jazz entertainment & tremendous service. Since there is no cover or admission charge the price of food is very reasonable for value received.

Pros: Great performers, excellent food , outstanding service

Cons: remote location

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I was very excited to revisit my old haunt in its new incarnation.

The decor managed to exude warmth while remaining very classy. A wonderful
place to bring a date. No cover for jazz on the night I went- there was a nice
balance of music and conversation in the room.

The service was beyond excellent.

Now for the disappointing bit... the food did not justify the extremely high prices.
I eat out a lot and am not easily shocked by high priced menu items. I let out a gasp
when I opened Vibrato's menu! If I'm going to spend like I'm eating at Asia de Cuba,
I better be completed WOWED by my meal.

I entered Vibrato, wanting to be a regular, and left wondering if I would return.
Maybe I will, but just for cocktails...

1
★★★☆☆

I was very excited to revisit my old haunt in its new incarnation.

The decor managed to exude warmth while remaining very classy. A wonderful
place to bring a date. No cover for jazz on the night I went- there was a nice
balance of music and conversation in the room.

The service was beyond excellent.

Now for the disappointing bit... the food did not justify the extremely high prices.
I eat out a lot and am not easily shocked by high priced menu items. I let out a gasp
when I opened Vibrato's menu! If I'm going to spend like I'm eating at Asia de Cuba,
I better be completed WOWED by my meal.

I entered Vibrato, wanting to be a regular, and left wondering if I would return.
Maybe I will, but just for cocktails...

Pros: service, ambience, music

Cons: prices

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The ambience was very nice. The food taste was average yet too pricey. There are better food, better music, better ambience than this place. I was taken aback when the tomato salad ($14) was actually a 3-slice tomato! OMG! Yes, 3 slices of a tomato.
The service was great, though. That's all I could say.

1
★★☆☆☆

The ambience was very nice. The food taste was average yet too pricey. There are better food, better music, better ambience than this place. I was taken aback when the tomato salad ($14) was actually a 3-slice tomato! OMG! Yes, 3 slices of a tomato.
The service was great, though. That's all I could say.

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Something has changed at Vibrato, and I think it has a lot to do with the new chef, Chris Ennis. The ambience and music have always been great, although the food previously was somewhat less than spectacular. Vibrato now seems to be firing on all pistons - I've been twice in the last month alone and both times the food far surpassed my expectations. I would highly recommend Vibrato to anyone, although it's certainly not cheap! Great wine selection, and they pour a mean cocktail as well.

2
★★★★★

Something has changed at Vibrato, and I think it has a lot to do with the new chef, Chris Ennis. The ambience and music have always been great, although the food previously was somewhat less than spectacular. Vibrato now seems to be firing on all pistons - I've been twice in the last month alone and both times the food far surpassed my expectations. I would highly recommend Vibrato to anyone, although it's certainly not cheap! Great wine selection, and they pour a mean cocktail as well.

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AMAZING dining room...Approaching the building from the parking lot, there's no way you can know what's inside...

Great food, good service, great music, and no cover charge the night we went.

Loved my veal chop and the short ribs. Desserts so-so, but who cares when everything else is so perfect?

2
★★★★★

AMAZING dining room...Approaching the building from the parking lot, there's no way you can know what's inside...

Great food, good service, great music, and no cover charge the night we went.

Loved my veal chop and the short ribs. Desserts so-so, but who cares when everything else is so perfect?

Pros: Food, Parking, Ambience

Cons: Desserts

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I've been in three times in the last two weeks - I love it. The bar scene is great, the food delicious and the staff is warm and friendly. No attitude or pretension - and in the heart of Bel Air. The music was amazing two of the nights!

2
★★★★★

I've been in three times in the last two weeks - I love it. The bar scene is great, the food delicious and the staff is warm and friendly. No attitude or pretension - and in the heart of Bel Air. The music was amazing two of the nights!

Pros: Freindly, Delicious, Free Valet

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I had no idea what to expect - but it was like stepping into a 1950's Jazz club in New York. The food was excellent and the service was warm and welcoming. One of my new favorite spots!!!

2
★★★★★

I had no idea what to expect - but it was like stepping into a 1950's Jazz club in New York. The food was excellent and the service was warm and welcoming. One of my new favorite spots!!!

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I'm not sure where some of these other people ate but I've had nothing but fantastic food at this restruant. Why would it be rated one of the best steaks in L.A otherwise?
I've had the steaks great! I had the fish great! The pounded veal chop out of this world and huge portions what more could you ask for? I think its one of the most romantic places in L.A. and they no longer charge $50 for shows..

2
★★★★★

I'm not sure where some of these other people ate but I've had nothing but fantastic food at this restruant. Why would it be rated one of the best steaks in L.A otherwise?
I've had the steaks great! I had the fish great! The pounded veal chop out of this world and huge portions what more could you ask for? I think its one of the most romantic places in L.A. and they no longer charge $50 for shows..

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This is one place I like to bring out of town visitors! The ambience, music and service are superb. I had the filet mignon and it was served medium rare as requested - perfect! And the desserts - oh my, absolutely wonderful!

2
★★★★★

This is one place I like to bring out of town visitors! The ambience, music and service are superb. I had the filet mignon and it was served medium rare as requested - perfect! And the desserts - oh my, absolutely wonderful!

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I was finally able to go to Vibrato, last week end with a party of 4.
The place was beautiful and the music perfect. The drinks were well served and the staff very nice. Unfortunately for us, the main reason why we picked the Bel-air spot was also the base of the mediocre evening. The renowned great "Prime Beef" aged 40 days, and that, was a complete disaster. From filet to porterhouse it was dry as hell.
It was like if they had forgotten the meat somewhere in the kitchen and had tried to send it back again after re-heating it. A shame!!
The place is beautiful but next time we'll go only for drinks before to enjoy a real dinner somewhere else.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was finally able to go to Vibrato, last week end with a party of 4.
The place was beautiful and the music perfect. The drinks were well served and the staff very nice. Unfortunately for us, the main reason why we picked the Bel-air spot was also the base of the mediocre evening. The renowned great "Prime Beef" aged 40 days, and that, was a complete disaster. From filet to porterhouse it was dry as hell.
It was like if they had forgotten the meat somewhere in the kitchen and had tried to send it back again after re-heating it. A shame!!
The place is beautiful but next time we'll go only for drinks before to enjoy a real dinner somewhere else.

Pros: ambiance, Music

Cons: meat cooking, quality/price

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I had the pleasure of eating at Vibrato several times within one week while I was on vacation in LA. I tried something different each time and each meal was delicious---from the perfectly prepared vegetables to the tenderly cooked meat. The food and the friendly/engaging staff was why I kept coming back! All the restaurants in LA and I went almost exclusively to Vibrato! No regrets here!

2
★★★★★

I had the pleasure of eating at Vibrato several times within one week while I was on vacation in LA. I tried something different each time and each meal was delicious---from the perfectly prepared vegetables to the tenderly cooked meat. The food and the friendly/engaging staff was why I kept coming back! All the restaurants in LA and I went almost exclusively to Vibrato! No regrets here!

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Headed into the wilds of Beverly Glen on a quiet Tuesday night to check out Vibrato. GREAT space. GREAT ambience. GREAT music. NO cover charge. FREE parking.
BUT....we waited 25 mins for water and bread, longer still for our order to be taken. Service was slow-non existent. Creamed spinach was sauteed - why - for $9- unacceptable! "Tandoori Tuna Salad" was seared tuna on a bed of arugula and shaved parmesan - not bad - but it had never even smelled an Indian spice - and parmesan??? Hazelnut Dacquoise was sold out. Apple pie was average and enjoyable. C'mon Vibrato - you can do better! It had to be the chef's night off? For now, go for a great glass of Santa Barbara pinot noir, a snack and some terrific jazz and you won't be disappointed at this great, grown up music venue.

1
★★★☆☆

Headed into the wilds of Beverly Glen on a quiet Tuesday night to check out Vibrato. GREAT space. GREAT ambience. GREAT music. NO cover charge. FREE parking.
BUT....we waited 25 mins for water and bread, longer still for our order to be taken. Service was slow-non existent. Creamed spinach was sauteed - why - for $9- unacceptable! "Tandoori Tuna Salad" was seared tuna on a bed of arugula and shaved parmesan - not bad - but it had never even smelled an Indian spice - and parmesan??? Hazelnut Dacquoise was sold out. Apple pie was average and enjoyable. C'mon Vibrato - you can do better! It had to be the chef's night off? For now, go for a great glass of Santa Barbara pinot noir, a snack and some terrific jazz and you won't be disappointed at this great, grown up music venue.

Pros: Ambiance, Great music, Free parking

Cons: , Slow service, Overpriced

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Vibrato features live modern jazz nightly, high-end dining and stylish decor complete with paintings from co-owner and multiple Grammy Award winner Herb Alpert. The legendary musician has teamed up with veteran restaurateurs Bob and Gregg…

 

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