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“Food would be the only things I'd be back for.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Artichoke's Heart - CLOSED

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Artichoke's Heart
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
Cross street: Doheney
Description: Artichoke's Heart is located in West Hollywood and serves new American cuisine.
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Food would be the only things I'd be back for.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

I knew about this restaurant first in Guadalajara city where this restaurant is originally from, in it's home place this restaurant is on the top, the Mexico city location has a good reputation as well and now that I'm based in LA I knew about this restaurant be cause coincidentally I was driving on the area so the very first big problem: Not publicity for this restaurant at all! Not even my friends who live literally right in front for years knew about the opening of this place, they're not making themselves noticeable and that is reflected in the restaurant that for a Friday night that I went was almost empty which makes it look hostile and a little sad and that definitely has a
big impact on the ambiance.
Service is very good beyond 5 stars compared to the service you would experience in the Guadalajara location and that may be cause Guadalajara is always packed and almost impossible to get a reservation.
They have kept the original menu which is what makes this restaurant so famous, quality of food is very high you can taste it as well as the freshness, the portions are generous and the cooked to perfection, I'm an appetizer fan and I have tried almost all of them; the tuna tartare, grilled artichoke with the sauces, grilled octopus and mussels are on the top of my list, the steaks are a delicacy tender and juicy sides are tasty and just as detailed, I tried salmon with chimichurri not to be missed, the presentation is not necessarily their strength, tables are very small and plates very big.
They have a vast list of wines and a menu for their tequila cocktails which are also famous which I certainly wont recommend at least not in this location.
Overall the experience was ok, the place is pricey for a place that has not yet built a reputation in LA.
Also I would tear the place apart and remodel it completely since it looks more like the lobby bar of a crowne plaza rather than a west Hollywood restaurant, they need something to attach people and make them want to come back, it seems that they're not making much effort to improve, I rather go to SUR every night of my life just for the vibrant experience rather than the food, but the key is to make people love your place in one way or another.

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Thank raveonpragha
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6 reviews from our community

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English first
Los Angeles
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119 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2011

The Atmosphere, Great
Food, Great,
Service, Great
One of the best places in LA. Will be back many times
Thank you Carlos (manager, Owner). Pepe and Rita

  • Visited October 2011
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1 Thank Jose S
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Simply the best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2011

I have to say, 5 stars isn't enough for this place!

1. Top notch service
2. Delicious food
3. Fresh products
4. Extremely large Tequila selection
5. Had an absolute fabulous tea experience
6. Very welcoming team!
7. Gorgeous interior decor
8. Menu=2 thumbs up
9. Staff is very attentive, knowledgeable & friendly
10. 10+++

  • Visited August 2011
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3 Thank ko0kla
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