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“Plan you LACMA visit including a meal at Ray's”

Ray's and Stark Bar
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Ranked #520 of 9,898 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Wilshire
Cross street: Fairfax
Description: Ray's and Stark Bar at LACMA is a casual dining restaurant in Miracle Mile, Los Angeles serving seasonal fare and favorites for lunch, dinner & happy hour.
Pisa, Italy
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Plan you LACMA visit including a meal at Ray's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Located at the LACMA is a very pleasant option and worth visiting even if you do not plan to go to the exhibition.
We had lunch, the atmosphere is very nice, service good and food well prepared and interesting. do include it in your visit. One warning only, service is not very fast so plan ahead... let us mention the Benedict burger,not exactly the lightest dish, but yummy!

Visited August 2014
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San Clemente, CA
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Fun lunch, delicious and a bit pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

It is great to take a break and enjoy really nice food in an inviting restaurant and vibrant space without having to leave the museum. We enjoyed splitting the sage pizza and the foraged salad -- both were very good quality -- but with a glass of wine each the bill came to $65, which seemed a bit pricey for the experience. Just across the patio is a large section of tables and chairs meant for picnicking; next time I will bring our food and wine with us -- very convenient with underground parking just adjacent, and the ability to leave the cooler in the car until needed.

  • Visited August 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Yum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

It's so nice that museums in the USA are now making sure that there is good food available on site! Rays & Stark Bar have lots of delicious items on the menu, so dig in! On a recent visit, I enjoyed the butter lettuces salad and the sage pizza (split with a friend!). The pizza was good, but the salad was exceptional.

Visited July 2014
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San Diego, California
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“pleasant cafe at LACMA”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

Interesting food, knowledgeable and courteous staff make this a great stop at LACMA. The people watching is superb, the wines varied. A great way to take a break from the bustle and exhibitions at LACMA.

  • Visited July 2014
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Santa Monica, California
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“Great place to spy on the pontificators”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

Never been in Rays, the sit down restaurant attached to the Stark Bar so I wont comment on that. The stark bar is a really awesome spot. Amazing hand made cocktails. A huge cocktail menu to chose from. The food is really good here too. Really nice pizzas for sharing with a bottle of wine. Great lunch spot. One of the best people watching spots ever. So many art experts in smart outfits buzzing about. Good food and really nice drinks. LACMA is a great setting. A little tricky to get a table as there is no host/hostess. When you see an empty spot or someone leaving you have to just jump right in. Tar pit adjacent.

  • Visited May 2014
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