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Rays & Stark Bar

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4504 (Wilshire)
323-857-6180
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Ranked #216 of 8,569 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Wilshire
Cross street: Fairfax
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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Went to enjoy Friday night Jazz at LACMA and had dinner. I could write something witty or creative, but let's be serious. The food was great. Had the spaghetti. Fresh and delicious. The dessert was one word. Chocolate. And that it was. Amazing. Service was timely and friendly. Food was great. Everything you could want from a restaurant. And I... More

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Pisa, Italy
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Located at the LACMA is a very pleasant option and worth visiting even if you do not plan to go to the exhibition. We had lunch, the atmosphere is very nice, service good and food well prepared and interesting. do include it in your visit. One warning only, service is not very fast so plan ahead... let us mention the... More

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San Clemente, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It is great to take a break and enjoy really nice food in an inviting restaurant and vibrant space without having to leave the museum. We enjoyed splitting the sage pizza and the foraged salad -- both were very good quality -- but with a glass of wine each the bill came to $65, which seemed a bit pricey for... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It's so nice that museums in the USA are now making sure that there is good food available on site! Rays & Stark Bar have lots of delicious items on the menu, so dig in! On a recent visit, I enjoyed the butter lettuces salad and the sage pizza (split with a friend!). The pizza was good, but the salad... More

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San Diego
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Interesting food, knowledgeable and courteous staff make this a great stop at LACMA. The people watching is superb, the wines varied. A great way to take a break from the bustle and exhibitions at LACMA.

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Santa Monica, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Never been in Rays, the sit down restaurant attached to the Stark Bar so I wont comment on that. The stark bar is a really awesome spot. Amazing hand made cocktails. A huge cocktail menu to chose from. The food is really good here too. Really nice pizzas for sharing with a bottle of wine. Great lunch spot. One of... More

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Irvine, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A friend visiting from New York and I went to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to see the special exhibit, "Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky." The exhibit was marvelous (too bad the free admission card my friend's bank gave him didn't apply to special exhibits). I digress. Ray's and Stark Bar is... More

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Los Angeles
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109 reviews 109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Both the restaurant and bar are excellent for reflecting and talking about the LACMA art. We recently had lunch after the Van Gogh to Kandinsky exhibit. There is a nice wine list and an extensive cocktail menu. The lunch menus is very interesting but somewhat limited. One caveat, the chef is prone to turn up the spice heat. The Bloody... More

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Austin
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165 reviews 165 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Los Angeles County Museum of Art is an architectural surprise in its layout -- open and exciting, and on the way to the ticket booth is Ray's. Definitely stop for a glass of wine and a small plate -- really quite good, and it will set the tone for a wonderful outing.

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Didn't expect a lot when friends suggested this place after a visit to LACMA. I couldn't have been more wrong! I think this turned out to be one of the best culinary experiences I've had lately in LA. The variety of food combinations and flavors was as creative as delicious. The cocktail and wine list is superb, the bar tender... More

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