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Rays & Stark Bar

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5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4504 (Fairfax)
323-857-6180
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice Setting, good wine ($$) and free potato chips

I would agree with the others about the service. It is not bad, but the servers dont have defined areas so they over cover some tables and undercover to others. When we asked them for assistance they were very attentive. We only had drinks and they would quite good with the chips in funky hip and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Portland
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Woodland Hills,CA
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

When in LACMA and want to sit down for a proper meal, this is your only choice. I found the menu kind of limited and pricy. The staff is also not the fastest or friendliest in town. I have tried having lunch there on several occasions, unfortunately always with the same disappointment.

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Selinsgrove
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88 reviews 88 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Our family decided to try this venue for Mother's Day and were very pleased. It is outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art, so it was a beautiful setting. the staff was extremely cordial and the food and drinks delicious. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting LA.

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Orange, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Everyone should serve like Paul serves. He makes the food so much better because he's kind, attentive and respectful. We came from Seattle and thanks to Paul our trip was worth it. Ray's and Stark needs more servers like Paul because he even makes me want to be best friends with him. You should promote him... before another restaurant steals... More 

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Portland
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230 reviews 230 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I would agree with the others about the service. It is not bad, but the servers dont have defined areas so they over cover some tables and undercover to others. When we asked them for assistance they were very attentive. We only had drinks and they would quite good with the chips in funky hip and comfy chairs.

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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We were going to a museum exhibit at 12:45, had 30 min to grab a quick bite- they sat us immediately, Bryan, our server, told us what would be quick (appetizers and salads). Brought out food pronto with the check. We ordered the Brussel sprouts- they were incredible! We also had the chickory salad - a perfect blend of fruit... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Long delay before placing our order, then had to ask for the check three times before it finally came. When it did, it included charges for items that had not been delivered to the table, and no one came to pick up the credit card or settle the bill until I got up and went to hostess stand, said I... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Things started off pleasantly enough here. I ordered the hamburger, my logic being it's hard to mess up a hamburger. (Boy, was I wrong!) I asked the server if it could be lettuce wrapped instead of being served in a bun, and the server assured me, with a coquettish blink of his eyes, "Absolutely!". He also asked me how I... More 

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Los Angeles
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144 reviews 144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Service, food and nice room. What else could you ask for? We split an unusual salad, had the white pizza and a very tasty Cubano sandwich. Also interesting was the menu of waters from around the globe. Sounds silly but not what you expect. Water does taste differently. Great way to break up your museum visit and spend a hour... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

After visiting the LA County Museum of Art, we stopped for a drink at Stark Bar, in the courtyard of the Museum. Nobody there - from the host to the bar manager to the bartender - seemed to have ever worked in their job before. Sitting at the - uncrowded - bar, we waited 10 minutes before anyone noticed .... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Last night, my husband and I ate at Ray's, before a concert. Service was wonderful, the food was exquisite as always. We feel fortunate that such a fine dining establishment is in our neighborhood. But last night was extraordinary in an entirely different way. I choked while eating, lodging a tiny piece of food over my windpipe. I couldn't breathe... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4504
    (Fairfax)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Wilshire
  • Neighborhood: Wilshire
  • Phone Number: 323-857-6180

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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