This was our last restaurant to try on a recent weekend trip to Los Angeles. So we were comparing Bazaar to other restaurants in the same area like STK, Bagatelle, and SUR. The restaurant was very LOUD, which we don't mind. Just means there are lots of people with lots to say. They always say First Impressions are the most important. When we checked in with the Hostess, we were a full hour early as we wanted to enjoy the bar first. Our usual thing is sit side by side as my wife and I feel this is always more romantic and easier to people watch and talk without yelling across the table. Our hostess just said "We don't do that here. All the tables for two must sit across from each other." To which my usual reply to any restaurant that has said that to us in the past (Maybe two that I can remember) "Well, that won't work for us".
So, we found our way to the bar. There were plenty of open seats at the very long communal table. After about 10 minutes of neglect from any bar server, I approached the bartenders where I noticed nobody was standing. I was politely told that they couldn't take my order, it had to be through one of the servers and he would send one over promptly. Another 10 minutes went by before a server did come to see what she could do for us. She casually complained to us that the German group next to us was harassing her. We didn't observe anything like that but figured she was overworked and underpaid at least in her own humble opinion. The drinks were ok and expensive but you should expect that at this caliber of a restaurant. Since were side by side at the bar, we chose to order food and stay there. No complaints with the food we ordered off of the bar menu. Will we go back? Not likely. We received much better service at STK, SUR, and Bagatelle. Too many other fine restaurants to try in this area also.
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