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Rays & Stark Bar

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4504 (Wilshire)
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Ranked #301 of 8,581 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Wilshire
Cross street: Fairfax
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Valley Village
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Lovely place to sit and rest, nice to have some lunch options. Prices were high, and I had the cobb salad, which was fresh, but overdone with cheese and garbanzos. Service was great.

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We live in the LACMA neighborhood but don't get over there often enough. Today we did and enjoyed a fine art exhibit. Then we decided to take a break at Ray's. We are glad we did. It features a smallish menu with nonetheless a fairly wide set of offerings. We enjoyed the very nice Hamachi and a very satisfactory Grilled... More

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saint germain en laye
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have eaten here several times, because it is the only restaurant available on the lovely plaza at LACMS. The convenience seems to be what you pay for. Here they have succeeded in raising their prices and reducing the portions. This time we were a party of 7. One of us had 2 scallops for 29$ floating in a sort... More

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Orlando, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
33 helpful votes 33 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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9 reviews 9 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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