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“Amazing!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Magic Castle

Magic Castle
7001 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Central L.A)
(323) 851-3313
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Ranked #33 of 8,644 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The Magic Castle is such a special experience! One of my favorite things is how classy of an establishment this is. There is a strict dress code so be sure to dress your very best! The magic shows are so much fun but also there are smaller more intimate magic demonstrations that are a lot of fun. You do need to be a member or know a member for guest passes to attend an event or evening here! It is a bit expensive about $60-100 for the evening but it is well worth it! It's a very special evening out!

Visited February 2013
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Vista, California
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Simply great, from the dinner to the shows”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This was a great treat for my wife and I as this is such a difficult place to get into (hint, stay at the Magic Castle Hotel which is next door). Our dinner was excellent, we had veal chops which were larger than expected and cooked to perfection. The service was prompt and efficient.

The real draw are the magic shows that happen in two small and one large room throughout the evening. We attended a total of 4 shows and all were quite good.

Visited June 2013
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Perth
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

This place is all about the experience. Everyone is dressed up - guys are refused entry without a tie and jacket and there is no denim. The waiters are in tails and the decor gorgeous. The shows we saw were spectacular. The only let down was the food - which was just average :(

Visited June 2013
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Lancaster, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Pricey but good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Magic Castle. It was an honor and a treat to be a guest there. The food was expensive, but it's not like I get to go here regularly. When you look at the overall package of food and entertainment, the value of the evening grows. The magic acts that we saw were fabulous. Cocktails are ridiculously expensive. A pint of beer of $9. I would absolutely go again, but I think I'll be enjoying my cocktails elsewhere. The staff was courteous and professional. The building is in absolutely beautiful condition inside and out. If you ever get a chance to go, do it. Pay the exorbitant prices and enjoy yourself. It's well worth it.

  • Visited June 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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Austin, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

the waiters where nice and the food was delicious my family was very happy i didn't cost alot just a little like less than 100 so we saved alot there weren't any uncooked meal they were perfect i enjoyed in so much so we left a big tip when we left

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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