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“Open Airy Lofty Space for Vegetarians and Not” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mohawk Bend

Mohawk Bend
2141 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026
213-483-2337
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Ranked #190 of 8,891 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Vegan
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Open Airy Lofty Space for Vegetarians and Not”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This is a lively restaurant that in a way feels like 3 restaurants in one. There's a more subdued area at the front, a bar/food area in the middle and a lofty feeling section at the rear. They have a good selection of dishes that are both vegan/vegetarian and not which is a nice thing for a group of people/friends that have meat and non meat eaters in their midst. The wine selection is excellent and very varied & service was also very good. Reservations are a good idea! We will return : )

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 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
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very cool space, great beer, delicious food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This former theatre has been transformed into a very unique space. There is a small outdoor seating area but I am not sure the neighborhood is ready for al fresco dining. Thankfully the space is covered and set under what might have been the ticket area/ lobby entrance of the theater so you are not right out on the street. The tap-line for the bar is a sight to behold. All those delicious, delicious beers. The open kitchen is fun to watch from the communal dining tables in the middle of the main dining area. The space has super high ceilings which add an air of lightness and light to the dimly lit room. The food was great. We were dining off of the brunch menu on a Saturday afternoon. My husband and I split a delicious quinoa salad and the crab cake sliders. I got to taste my friends biscuits and gravy with chorizo. Delicious. The service was a bit odd as we had to order both food and drinks at the bar but my friend had been here before and knew to expect this. They did not seem to relay this information when people came in which I can see could cause a problem for those expecting table service. The food runners were great though and were very helpful and accommodating. I would definitely return here again on my next trip to LA. Great to do before a Dodgers game.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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los angeles
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“Pales The Competition”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Used to come here when it was a theater 30 years ago--that's how long I've been around the neighborhood and going to the various joints. The owners have transformed this space into an absolute knockout. The bar and open kitchen are sensational, but the back room is the most inviting dining room I can remember in years with it's movie house high ceiling, brick walls, huge built in planters, immense wood burning fireplace and too many skylights to count...WOW!

And the food? Well, the other revues are spot on, creative choices for vegans and nons, but the amazing thing is that the vegan food is so tasty you may never go back to bacon (though the pizza with bacon and pineapple was wonderful). All in all, this place is truly a must. Lunch for 3 including one shared beer was $45.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Long Beach, California
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Creatively Designed Menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

It has been a long time since I had experienced such an interesting eatery. My vegan daughter treated me to this place raving that the most picky palate is able to find something to celebrate on their menu. And she was right! As I entered this restaurant, it took me a while to get over the creative use of space and lay-out of this unique place. This is a 100-year old vaudeville theater turned into a restaurant. It has an open patio, a pub where a long communal table and barstools are arranged, a quad with cathedral ceiling, and the Ramona Room in the back with vaulted skylights and greenery all around. We sat in the back and I studied the menu. What fun! They had small plates and bigger plates and a wonderful selection of pizzas. We ordered their buffalo-style cauliflower which was out of this world and their house cured salmon (to die for) and their Mediterranean platter. Everything was fresh and wonderful. We then decided to share a vegan burger (a patty made with lentils, rice and walnuts) and share it. I had never been so excited over flavors and tastes like this. Although we did not order any, I took a look at their list of beers and was stunned at the variety. Their cocktails also sounded great in description (although they were all over $12). I can't wait to go back to that area (Echo Park) and try other items on their menu. Compliments to the creative chef.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Cool place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere. Parking was a challenge but overall everything was awesome. The cocktails were Amazing!!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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