Village Idiot

★★★★★
  • 7383 Melrose Ave

    Los Angeles, CA 90046

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  • 323-655-3331

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How can you fault a place that has saison dupont on the menu? While the beer selection is great and the wine choices surprisingly good and reasonable (marlborough sauvignon blancs for under $10 a glass), the acoustics make conversation

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How can you fault a place that has saison dupont on the menu? While the beer selection is great and the wine choices surprisingly good and reasonable (marlborough sauvignon blancs for under $10 a glass), the acoustics make conversation

Pros: belgian beer, mussels

Cons: noisy, spotty service

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Let's be honest. The place is packed and loud. But I'll go any day of the week for drink with friends. The bartenders are great and the crowd is the lingering type -- despite the busy factor something makes you feel like you could stay all night. And I often do. I'm all for pub food, but this place isn't on my top eats list in town. That said if you're going for a beer -- they have great local microbrews -- get the mussels. You won't regret it.

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★★★☆☆

Let's be honest. The place is packed and loud. But I'll go any day of the week for drink with friends. The bartenders are great and the crowd is the lingering type -- despite the busy factor something makes you feel like you could stay all night. And I often do. I'm all for pub food, but this place isn't on my top eats list in town. That said if you're going for a beer -- they have great local microbrews -- get the mussels. You won't regret it.

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Let's be honest. The place is packed and loud. But I'll go any day of the week for drink with friends. The bartenders are great and the crowd is the lingering type -- despite the busy factor something makes you feel like you could stay all

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Let's be honest. The place is packed and loud. But I'll go any day of the week for drink with friends. The bartenders are great and the crowd is the lingering type -- despite the busy factor something makes you feel like you could stay all

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Everything on the menu is delicious! Try the brussel sprouts with bacon but ask for less grease if youre trying to be healthy. Great pick up place for singles too!

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Everything on the menu is delicious! Try the brussel sprouts with bacon but ask for less grease if youre trying to be healthy. Great pick up place for singles too!

Pros: Food, Drinks, People

Cons: service

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Had a great lunch at The Village Idiot. The pork sandwich with chutney was fantastic.

I have eaten here in the past and it s always very good for a quick, casual bite and drink. I wish it was in my my neighborhood.

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★★★★★

Had a great lunch at The Village Idiot. The pork sandwich with chutney was fantastic.

I have eaten here in the past and it s always very good for a quick, casual bite and drink. I wish it was in my my neighborhood.

Pros: Price, quality of food, casual

Cons: It's not in my neighborhood

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A few of my friends and I had dinner and thought it was a pretty good bar & restaurant with a few downers. The design was interesting with a bar counter situated in the center of the restaurant and cushy booths. It also resembled an

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A few of my friends and I had dinner and thought it was a pretty good bar & restaurant with a few downers. The design was interesting with a bar counter situated in the center of the restaurant and cushy booths. It also resembled an

Pros: Catfish, Rock Shrimp & Scallion Fritters, Drink Selection

Cons: Smoked Sausage

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OK, I went last night and I?m totally middle of the road on this place. The food was good and reasonably priced, but it was so crowded and everyone standing at the bar was pretty much sitting on our table. I seriously stared at people?s

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★★★★★

OK, I went last night and I?m totally middle of the road on this place. The food was good and reasonably priced, but it was so crowded and everyone standing at the bar was pretty much sitting on our table. I seriously stared at people?s

Pros: good food, cute decor,

Cons: no parking, crowded bar right next to tables

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We arrived 10 pm Friday and no street parking availble. Valet parking a must! Waited 45 minutes to\r
get inside. It was mobbed and loud. The food was good and drinks were a bit pricey. Will return on\r
a week night.

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★★★★★

We arrived 10 pm Friday and no street parking availble. Valet parking a must! Waited 45 minutes to\r
get inside. It was mobbed and loud. The food was good and drinks were a bit pricey. Will return on\r
a week night.

Pros: At least they have valet parking. Good service

Cons: Drink were pricey. No street parking available after 9pm weekends.

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Sitting at the bar for dinner & drinks - service was prompt and professional. The food was good, mussels in beer broth, curried vegetable pie. The fish & chips could have been better if they'd had real British-style "chips" not US French Fries. The Village Idiot is a fun place to hang out but you have to get there early to get lucky with parking.

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★★★★☆

Sitting at the bar for dinner & drinks - service was prompt and professional. The food was good, mussels in beer broth, curried vegetable pie. The fish & chips could have been better if they'd had real British-style "chips" not US French Fries. The Village Idiot is a fun place to hang out but you have to get there early to get lucky with parking.

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Got this account to praise and defend my favorite pub. The idiot has its flaws: can get mobbed, is a touch expensive, and has a few too many "bro" types, but you can't beat the burger/fish and chips and the beer selection is top notch.

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★★★★★

Got this account to praise and defend my favorite pub. The idiot has its flaws: can get mobbed, is a touch expensive, and has a few too many "bro" types, but you can't beat the burger/fish and chips and the beer selection is top notch.

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This place is just lame...can you say meat market? it reminds me of the bars in san diego. it's offensive to real gastropubs to associate this place with the rest. ambience is nice, but it better be - this is melrose! over-priced drinks

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★★★★★

This place is just lame...can you say meat market? it reminds me of the bars in san diego. it's offensive to real gastropubs to associate this place with the rest. ambience is nice, but it better be - this is melrose! over-priced drinks

Pros: you'll like it if you're a tourist

Cons: not a real gastropub, lame crowd

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This is a great place to grad a cold beer with your friends. Careful if you are looking for a quite spot to hand, the nights get crazy and tons of people good if you want to be in a hot spot bad if you are looking for a quite spot.

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★★★★☆

This is a great place to grad a cold beer with your friends. Careful if you are looking for a quite spot to hand, the nights get crazy and tons of people good if you want to be in a hot spot bad if you are looking for a quite spot.

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If you are a woman preparing for your menses, I recommend this place. It's loud and dark enough that no one will hear or see you crying. VI has a full bar to quiet troubled mind while easing your cramps. You know the drill...savory and sweet. Order the hamburger, its the best in town along with the oatmeal cookie with vanilla ice cream. Trust me- this will become a monthly ritual.

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★★★★★

If you are a woman preparing for your menses, I recommend this place. It's loud and dark enough that no one will hear or see you crying. VI has a full bar to quiet troubled mind while easing your cramps. You know the drill...savory and sweet. Order the hamburger, its the best in town along with the oatmeal cookie with vanilla ice cream. Trust me- this will become a monthly ritual.

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Who wouldn't love a classy joint that takes its origins from UK pubs and is upgraded by retro-modern style? While quaffing a draft or pinot, one can enjoy reindeer wallpaper, exposed brick walls, and eats so good I'm surprised I'm not in San Francisco. The huddle of suits and bohos is neither appealing nor aggravating, and as long as you've lucked out on parking, stay for dessert.

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★★★★★

Who wouldn't love a classy joint that takes its origins from UK pubs and is upgraded by retro-modern style? While quaffing a draft or pinot, one can enjoy reindeer wallpaper, exposed brick walls, and eats so good I'm surprised I'm not in San Francisco. The huddle of suits and bohos is neither appealing nor aggravating, and as long as you've lucked out on parking, stay for dessert.

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I love the village idiot! I come here almost every wed with my friends. And part of the charm is grabbing a drink at the bar and waiting for a table (we are usually 6-8 ppl and want a booth). The food is ALWAYS good, and the service though

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★★★★★

I love the village idiot! I come here almost every wed with my friends. And part of the charm is grabbing a drink at the bar and waiting for a table (we are usually 6-8 ppl and want a booth). The food is ALWAYS good, and the service though

Pros: Food, Ambiance, Large Parties

Cons: slow to get a table, no reservations, must valet

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HORRID. I ordered the fish and chips - the fish was burnt, the fries were awful. My date ordered the burger medium and it was well-done and charred. Never going back.

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HORRID. I ordered the fish and chips - the fish was burnt, the fries were awful. My date ordered the burger medium and it was well-done and charred. Never going back.

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If you are a single average L.A. douchbag looking for some average single L.A. chicks this is the place for you. Everyone here is so average L.A. its disgusting and they all think they're so hip because they are coming here. Trust me this

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★★★★★

If you are a single average L.A. douchbag looking for some average single L.A. chicks this is the place for you. Everyone here is so average L.A. its disgusting and they all think they're so hip because they are coming here. Trust me this

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I visited the establishment @ 9pm on a Saturday, and waited 30 min to sit, and it was crowded and loud then. Shortly after we sat, it started getting extremely loud and overcrowded. The service was very good all things considered, and

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★★★★★

I visited the establishment @ 9pm on a Saturday, and waited 30 min to sit, and it was crowded and loud then. Shortly after we sat, it started getting extremely loud and overcrowded. The service was very good all things considered, and

Pros: Good food and service! Its quieter if you reserve the back area.

Cons: Deafening roar from the people talking and there were people standing everywhere.

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Surprisingly sophisticated/yummy food, reasonably priced, good service, attractive "dinner" crowd, will return 4 sure

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★★★★★

Surprisingly sophisticated/yummy food, reasonably priced, good service, attractive "dinner" crowd, will return 4 sure

Pros: Little squished, crowd curdles after 10pm

Cons: Tasty food at a reasonable price, friendly & polite staff

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This beautifully appointed gem of an English Pub in the heart of the trendy Melrose shopping district as filled the void Chianti left in a tasteful and much appreciated manner. The staff is courteous, the food and drink delicious,

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★★★★★

This beautifully appointed gem of an English Pub in the heart of the trendy Melrose shopping district as filled the void Chianti left in a tasteful and much appreciated manner. The staff is courteous, the food and drink delicious,

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Friends and I decided to check this place out after a nice dinner. Great location on Melrose. Central to many things. Cool vibe inside if you're looking for a hip yet comfortable hassle-free place to hang with friends and throw some back.

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★★★★★

Friends and I decided to check this place out after a nice dinner. Great location on Melrose. Central to many things. Cool vibe inside if you're looking for a hip yet comfortable hassle-free place to hang with friends and throw some back.

Pros: Cool vibe, fun time.

Cons: Staff and servers rude and unhelpful

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Overall, the group experience here was positive. Three of us went for lunch. I had the catfish sandwich, which I'd recommend skipping. But my two buddies loved their choices (sorry, can't tell you what they were). To make up for it, I

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★★★★★

Overall, the group experience here was positive. Three of us went for lunch. I had the catfish sandwich, which I'd recommend skipping. But my two buddies loved their choices (sorry, can't tell you what they were). To make up for it, I

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This place was recommended by someone we knew. Very casual yet classy. I had the soup of the day which was delicious. And with my Boddingtons, I had some fish and chips. the fish was cooked very nicely and was not too fried or greasy

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This place was recommended by someone we knew. Very casual yet classy. I had the soup of the day which was delicious. And with my Boddingtons, I had some fish and chips. the fish was cooked very nicely and was not too fried or greasy

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A friend of mine from LA recommened the Village Idiot for laaid (sorry city search wouldn' t allow me to spell correctly) back bite to eat. When I walked in, my friend who was with me was a bit sceptical too since being from NY we both

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★★★★★

A friend of mine from LA recommened the Village Idiot for laaid (sorry city search wouldn' t allow me to spell correctly) back bite to eat. When I walked in, my friend who was with me was a bit sceptical too since being from NY we both

Pros: GREAT FOOD! GREAT SERVICE!! :-)

Cons: NONE THAT I COULD SEE!

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This spot was perfect for my fun bunch of friends. When we go out we look for a good time and if we can't find one, we create it. Fortunately, The Village Idiot took care of the work for us.\r
We waited a while for our table which was fine

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★★★★★

This spot was perfect for my fun bunch of friends. When we go out we look for a good time and if we can't find one, we create it. Fortunately, The Village Idiot took care of the work for us.\r
We waited a while for our table which was fine

Pros: Location, Grub, Friendly Service and Management

Cons: No outside seating

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Life is all about choices - especially in cities like L.A. If you want it you can get it in L.A. We now have a fantastic new choice to consider.\r
At The Village Idiot, you get a great room, with a great mix of people - crossing many

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★★★★★

Life is all about choices - especially in cities like L.A. If you want it you can get it in L.A. We now have a fantastic new choice to consider.\r
At The Village Idiot, you get a great room, with a great mix of people - crossing many

Pros: Awesome Food, Great Staff, Cool Vibe, No Attitude

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I never heard of this place but when I left I know why now. I went there for a party to have dinner and some drinks. I started off with a salad that had way too much pepper that I felt as if I was going to choke and it had no taste other

3
★★★★★

I never heard of this place but when I left I know why now. I went there for a party to have dinner and some drinks. I started off with a salad that had way too much pepper that I felt as if I was going to choke and it had no taste other

Pros: Good selection of drinks and the help is great

Cons: The food is awful

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More new restaurants should be like the Village Idiot. There is enough room, it's moderately quite, spacious and the food and wine list are out of sight. The service was really accomodating as well. Even if you aren't shoping Melrose

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More new restaurants should be like the Village Idiot. There is enough room, it's moderately quite, spacious and the food and wine list are out of sight. The service was really accomodating as well. Even if you aren't shoping Melrose

Pros: Everthing

Cons: There aren't more restaurants like this!

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i knew that the village idiot was crowded so i fully expected a long wait to be seated. once we got seated, it all went downhill. after ordering, it took half an hour for our salads to come out. one salad was literally lettuce and

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★★★★★

i knew that the village idiot was crowded so i fully expected a long wait to be seated. once we got seated, it all went downhill. after ordering, it took half an hour for our salads to come out. one salad was literally lettuce and

Pros: decent prices, trendy

Cons: slowest service ever, noisy, crowded, parking

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What I had? Salad with a lemon caper dressing. Grilled Pork Sausage topped with caramelized onions. I thought the ambiance was great, very inviting. When I walked in I could see everything. Very open. Chefs looked professional and clean.

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★★★★★

What I had? Salad with a lemon caper dressing. Grilled Pork Sausage topped with caramelized onions. I thought the ambiance was great, very inviting. When I walked in I could see everything. Very open. Chefs looked professional and clean.

Pros: Great food. good selection of wine/beer

Cons: Parking .. Thank god for Valet though.

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The seating is bizarre and too small to make it cozy when the ceilings are cathedral like. When it gets crowded, you end up with your body over someone's lilliputian sized table. If you get lucky and get a window seat, it's slightly a

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★★★★★

The seating is bizarre and too small to make it cozy when the ceilings are cathedral like. When it gets crowded, you end up with your body over someone's lilliputian sized table. If you get lucky and get a window seat, it's slightly a

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My friends and I enjoy trying new spots in L.A. and sampling good cuisine in this exciting town. Yes there have been some disappointments but this is the first time I have been moved to actually leave a review. When I decided to use the

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★★★★★

My friends and I enjoy trying new spots in L.A. and sampling good cuisine in this exciting town. Yes there have been some disappointments but this is the first time I have been moved to actually leave a review. When I decided to use the

Pros: Huh?

Cons: Did I miss anything?

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This was such a horroble dissapointment. I owould give it ZERO STARS if I could. It took our party over an hour and a half to get a table at 10pm on a saturday night. We almost left several times, because even the wait by the bar was

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★★★★★

This was such a horroble dissapointment. I owould give it ZERO STARS if I could. It took our party over an hour and a half to get a table at 10pm on a saturday night. We almost left several times, because even the wait by the bar was

Pros: Nothing at all

Cons: EVERYTHING...just horrible!

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What a nice place to visit on a saturday afternoon, when it is not crowded with the trendsters. We had a lovely window seat and the cool breeze made it inviting to order some boddingtons and granny smith cider. Good people watching since

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★★★★★

What a nice place to visit on a saturday afternoon, when it is not crowded with the trendsters. We had a lovely window seat and the cool breeze made it inviting to order some boddingtons and granny smith cider. Good people watching since

Pros: Window Seats Comfy, Good people watching, Food and Beer

Cons: Some pricey dishes, but nothing out of control

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I was really not expecting too much from this place because of some of the negative reviews, but I was definitely pleasantly suprised... this place is awesome. Everyone who we encountered that worked at Village Idiot was nice and our

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★★★★★

I was really not expecting too much from this place because of some of the negative reviews, but I was definitely pleasantly suprised... this place is awesome. Everyone who we encountered that worked at Village Idiot was nice and our

Pros: Service, food, atmosphere, everything!

Cons: Nothing I can think of!

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As an Englishman living close to Melrose I was very excited when I saw The Village Idiot being built. The idea of having a good local walking distance again was so appealing. When we went the first thing I noticed was that their 'notable

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★★★★★

As an Englishman living close to Melrose I was very excited when I saw The Village Idiot being built. The idea of having a good local walking distance again was so appealing. When we went the first thing I noticed was that their 'notable

Pros: Seated quickly

Cons: Small pint glasses, disappointing beer list

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This corner hideaway is the perfect place to frequent on Thursday evenings. The restaurant gets crowded around 7pm so it is best to arrive a little early if you want to catch a table without waiting. The savory food is reminiscent of the

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This corner hideaway is the perfect place to frequent on Thursday evenings. The restaurant gets crowded around 7pm so it is best to arrive a little early if you want to catch a table without waiting. The savory food is reminiscent of the

Pros: Ambience, Bar and service

Cons: It does get very popular mid-evening

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I love this bar...it is the perfect place to meet friends and have a good beer!\r
good food, good service and good atmosphere!

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★★★★★

I love this bar...it is the perfect place to meet friends and have a good beer!\r
good food, good service and good atmosphere!

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Cool and trendy bar scene. They were very busy when we got there and it took a while for a bartender to get to us when we sat at the bar, but when a bartender actually saw us she made sure that we felt taken care of and she was super

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Cool and trendy bar scene. They were very busy when we got there and it took a while for a bartender to get to us when we sat at the bar, but when a bartender actually saw us she made sure that we felt taken care of and she was super

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I went with a friend of mine on a friday evening. First, the accoustics were TERRIBLE. We were sitting across from each other and were shouting just to hear one another. On top of that the "music" was terrible and was just a steady beat

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★★★★★

I went with a friend of mine on a friday evening. First, the accoustics were TERRIBLE. We were sitting across from each other and were shouting just to hear one another. On top of that the "music" was terrible and was just a steady beat

Pros: None really.

Cons: Everything: Atmosphere, taste, food, decor, music, bartender...

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I have been there a handful of times and have had good experiences each time. An area where people might get put off by this place is if they go during peak bar hours fri/sat as the place can get pretty packed/loud and there are just not

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★★★★★

I have been there a handful of times and have had good experiences each time. An area where people might get put off by this place is if they go during peak bar hours fri/sat as the place can get pretty packed/loud and there are just not

Pros: good beer, open/chill environment

Cons: get busy and loud at peak hours

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stopped in there for a few drinks late one night. i like the what the place looks like. the drinks were fine, but i wish we had the nice barback who cleared off the bar in front of us as our bartender because the bartender that was there

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★★★★★

stopped in there for a few drinks late one night. i like the what the place looks like. the drinks were fine, but i wish we had the nice barback who cleared off the bar in front of us as our bartender because the bartender that was there

Pros: cool interior chill spot

Cons: bartenders with no personality who ignore you

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This was a horrific experience! The food, the service, the bathrooms - disgusting. We eat out a great deal in Los Angeles and would rate this restaurant poorly on every level. Starting with the staff at the bar - poor on customer service

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★★★★★

This was a horrific experience! The food, the service, the bathrooms - disgusting. We eat out a great deal in Los Angeles and would rate this restaurant poorly on every level. Starting with the staff at the bar - poor on customer service

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Go anywhere else. I wanted to throw to grab the pint glass of the guy next to me and throw it at the bartenders ignoring us. I would have thrown my own but it took 10 minutes to get a beer at a not very crowded bar. Nothing special.

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★★★★★

Go anywhere else. I wanted to throw to grab the pint glass of the guy next to me and throw it at the bartenders ignoring us. I would have thrown my own but it took 10 minutes to get a beer at a not very crowded bar. Nothing special.

Pros: One very sweet cool waitress. uncharacteristic of the other staff we encountered

Cons: Terrible, terrible, bartenders

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I went there opening week with three other people for dinner on a Saturday night. When we arrived we were told there would be a 20 minute wait. 35 minutes later I couldn't stop staring at the open table that no one was being seated at.

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I went there opening week with three other people for dinner on a Saturday night. When we arrived we were told there would be a 20 minute wait. 35 minutes later I couldn't stop staring at the open table that no one was being seated at.

Pros: I'm not sure yet

Cons: No reservation policy and disorganized

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JUST SIMPLY GO DOWN MELROSE TO CARLITO'S GARDEL!!!! IT'S WORTH EVERY PENNY OF IT!!\r
FORGET ALL THE LOUD RESTAURANTS WITH NO FOOD WORTH PURCHASING!!\r
JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT!!......ESPECIALLY WHEN YOUR ON MELROSE SEARCHING!!\r
NOT SAYING

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JUST SIMPLY GO DOWN MELROSE TO CARLITO'S GARDEL!!!! IT'S WORTH EVERY PENNY OF IT!!\r
FORGET ALL THE LOUD RESTAURANTS WITH NO FOOD WORTH PURCHASING!!\r
JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT!!......ESPECIALLY WHEN YOUR ON MELROSE SEARCHING!!\r
NOT SAYING

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The exterior, with its picture windows, high gloss black trim and classic hanging sign screams London pub, but the vibe inside the Village Idiot is more SoCal smooth than London proper. The menu puts a West Coast spin on traditional pub…

 

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