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“Good place for lunch. Lovely patio” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Desert Rose Restaurant & Bar

Desert Rose Restaurant & Bar
1700 N. Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #1,566 of 8,660 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Vegan, Organic
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Description: Desert Rose Restaurant & Bar, specializing in California-Mediterranean cuisine, is located in the heart of beautiful Los Feliz. Offering outdoor dining, specialty cocktails, beer, wine, fresh pasta and local ingredients, Desert Rose is the perfect place to spend a lovely LA evening. Kabobs, fresh hummus, steak and seafood are just a few of our many specialties. We also offer a vegan menu and use many organic ingredients. Come in during our small plate discount times or happy hour to enjoy some incredible dishes, great drink specials and great times with our knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Stamford
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good place for lunch. Lovely patio”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012 via mobile

Whilst visiting friends in Los Angeles, they took us to Desert Rose for lunch.

Very nice location with nice patio seating and modern trendy interior.

Service was good as was the food.

Somewhere I would return to in the future.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Los Angeles, CA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Overpriced and underwhelming”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

A lovely place with a great vibe, but we found the food pedestrian and overpriced. Roast eggplant soup .. an unusual dish ... was so lacking in flavor it could have been made from nearly anything. Humus was tasteless and pasty. Chicken kabob plate (plus tasteless humus) comes with a choice of rice, fries, or tabbouleh ... so if you opt for rice or fries, you get nothing green on your plate, and it certainly isn't much to eat for $12. Go for drinks, coffee and deserts but choose one of a myriad ofother Middle Eastern places in LA for really tasty food.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles
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72 reviews 72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Fun place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

This place is really cute! It is really nice to sit outside and enjoy a cocktail and relax. The have a good beer selection. I hear their sangria is delicious! The give a really nice flatbread/pita with some middle eastern herbs when you order. I had the chicken kebab plate ($14). I was a bit surprised that it only came with one chicken kebab but it was very good. The hummus that it came with was good. The tabbouleh was okay, nothing special. I love it, so I was a bit disappointed. It also came with a garlic sauce for the meat, I have had better. It was a fun place. I would go again...and I would probably get the same thing but I would get fries in place of the tabbouleh .

  • Visited August 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2010

Great ambiance and excellent food! Entree portions are generous, and the staff is nice. Great place and I highly recommend it. It seems like this place was struggling when it first opened, but I'm glad to see that business has picked up because this truly is a gem!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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