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The Magic Castle

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Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Address: 7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Nothing else like it in the world

The Magic Castle is a one-of-a-kind experience that's not to be missed if you can get in. It's not for the faint of wallet, but for great, classic dinner food, and world-class... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Magic Castle is a one-of-a-kind experience that's not to be missed if you can get in. It's not for the faint of wallet, but for great, classic dinner food, and world-class magic, there's really no where else you can go: anywhere. If you go on weekends, be prepared for a club scene and crowds, but that can be part... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressive! Food is so so but thats not why youre going there in the first place. The magic shows were amazing! Made my first night in L.A a night i will remember forever. Thank you!

Thank EricG199162525262
Alicante, Spain
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380 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An expensive, but classic dinner club style menu. Great service. Good food. But the magic is the reason for being here. It does not disappoint!

Thank Andrew D
Anaheim, California
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91 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my husband for his birthday. You have to be invited or know a member that will provide an invite. There is an entrance fee and you'll need reservations. Call ahead of time as weekends book fast. I had a dinner reservation at 9:50pm but called the day before and asked if anyone had cancelled. They had an opening... More 

Thank Cristina C
Richmond Heights, Ohio
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge old mansion in Hollywood run by the Academy Of Magical Arts. Great dining room. At least 3 showrooms with continuous magic shows. We saw Larry Wilson & Co. They were Fantastic! Bars are scattered throughout the mansion and the bartenders are close-up magicians. It is amazing to sit 3 feet away from the magician knowing he is conning you... More 

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290 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were guests of a magician performing, and we were treated very nicely. The food was top-quality. The drinks were creative and mixed strongly. The dress code provided an added heir of sophistication. The magicians were amazing! The magic tricks defied the eyes! If you get the opportunity, please do this!

Thank Linsey H
Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

This was everything it was hoped to be and more. My husband had waited 40 years to visit and he was in 7th heaven. You enter by saying "Open sesame" which had us giggling from the beginning. There are amazing shows and funny touches everywhere. "Irma" the ghost "plays" the piano for your requested songs. A telephone booth has a... More 

Thank Muffarah M
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

One of the most fun nights I have had in a long time. The Castle is run by a magicians association and you cannot get a reservation without a invitation by one of the members. The Castle is fantastic with Victorian decor dating from when it was built. Carved wood panels and staircases, ornate stained leaded glass windows, ceilings and... More 

Thank kdlos
Carson, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

I was lucky enough to get tickets for their Saturday brunch, which is one of the few times you can take anyone under 21, so we took our teenaged son. The food was wonderful. We really didn't even have room to try it all. But the outstanding part is naturally the magic. The close up magic was incredible, I just... More 

1 Thank lovebooks64
Redlands, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We went for dinner and magic shows. It was fun exploring the castle, going to various magic acts, and the dinner was excellent. We went on a week day as the weekends were booked for months in advance.

Thank Linda R

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