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“Delicious, inventive food with wonderful service in downtown L.A. Charming and still very contemporary.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Parish

The Parish
840 S. Spring ST, Los Angeles, CA
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Ranked #1,420 of 8,655 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Main
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Delicious, inventive food with wonderful service in downtown L.A. Charming and still very contemporary.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I'm not a knowledgable foodie but I dined with a few last night and we were all delighted. Very accessible and diverse menu but with great style and flavor. The wait staff was well informed, patient and attentive. It's clear that the kitchen staff pays great attention to detail. Kudos all the way around.

I'd love to go back the next time I visit.

It's worth noting that the restaurant is primarily on the second level. Don't let the casual first floor entryway/bar fool you. It's great upstairs.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Meh?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

ON the bright side. It was not "bad" as one friend had said of her previous experience. ON the other hand, she was right that the fried oysters in the poutine were soggy, which, I can see who that happens, but if you're gonna do it, find a way to make it work. However, the bone was awesome! Buut, bone marrow kinda can't be anything BUT awesome.

Overall, worth a trip, but not a long one..

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Hip and yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Nice small selection for breakfast, cool spot to stumble upon. Hipster lPortland like atmosphere in the middle of the city.

  • 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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San Salvador, El Salvador
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful bar and rest, but poor menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This is one great place in the middle of nothing better you can see around, location is awesome just near to Staples Center and Live LA. You must go there when you see the lightning trees outside, the elegance of the bar and people enjoying the terrace outside. When you come in is the same, good taste in decoration, polite service and a nice environment to have a romantic dinner or a business meeting. The only thing is a con was the expensive prices ($12 for a 6 glazed chicken wings) and the poor food options they have ( just like 10 plates and all coasting more that $15). But if you want to have a good time with a drink or beer in your hand, this is the right place.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Parish is a hot restaurant right now in Los Angeles, and with good reason. There is a great vibe in the space and it would be perfect for pre or post theatre as it's convenient to the Music Center.
Skip the fried chickpeas and go for the deviled eggs as a snack. The burger is enough for 4 to share along with 1 or two other mains. Maple glazed chicken wings were really messy but amazing. Great cocktail menu rounds out the experience and I will definitely go back!

Gastropub at its best.

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