Baran’s 2239

4.8
623 reviews
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Baran’s 2239 is committed to serve exceptional food in a casual atmosphere. The idea formed when brothers Jason and Jonathan Baran linked up with long time friend and chef Tyler Gugliotta. Hours of prep and creativity go into every single dish, using only fresh and homemade ingredients. Baran’s 2239 has over 40 craft beers and extensive wine list.
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OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food is amazing and keeps us coming back, but it keeps getting louder and louder. That’s the only negative.

BG
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Baran's- it never disappoints. The menu always offers something new, interesting and delicious.
We went with another couple and enjoyed the salads ( Brussels sprout and a delicious green salad with endive and a light touch of blue cheese), Fried Chicken, Rigatoni and Opah fish. We could not decide which dish we liked best- they were all divine. We finished our meal with two desserts - A Coffee Toffee
dessert and a Butter Cake with sorbet. The service was on point and we never feel rushed (even though they are extremely popular) and most often booked solid. We look forward to our next visit to Baran's!

MB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My sister, a Bay Area foodie, read a rave review about this restaurant in the San Francisco Chronicle. I'm skeptical of reviews since I got caught up and paid a shocking $700 dollars (four people) to eat at Curtis Stone's Maude. But to satisfy her curiosity, we drove to Hermosa Beach from Hollywood. Hermosa Beach? Yep. Hated the drive, loved the restaurant. The food (and that's why we eat out) is inventive and so, so tasty. Can't believe I'm going to drive again soon and this time, take some picky friends for a hugely singular gastronomic treat. Everything from the Kale salad ( I thought I hated Kale) to the sponge cake (not my favorite dessert - although may be now) was a big taste surprise. The chicken is spectacular. Ditto the short rib. Not one morsel was left between three of us. Good wine list too. Service warm, friendly and eager and it was pointed out to me that Michelin gives this restaurant a great mention in its California guide. This is one splurge that was reasonable, and I was happy to pay for it. Congratulations to the Baran owners who make their watchful presence felt in the dining room. Lovely Saturday night all the way around.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service and the corn tamale is a meal in its own, incredibly delicious.

s
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

First visit. Found the food and service fantastic. Would prefer full bar service (only beer and wine served). Pretty small venue with bar area very tight if you are waiting for a table. Overall highly recommend!

MW
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Delicious food. Excellent service. Way too expensive!!!!!

c
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed it so much and told our friends who went last night and loved the experience

OT
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Lekker! Gezellig restaurantje. Wel erg druk.

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B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is one of the best in the Southbay. I enjoyed the food and wine. It was a cute little place that at sometime in the future will be considered one of the best in LA.

RT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great little gem in Hermosa. Love coming to this place and enjoying the great alcohol and food selection. Definitely worth checking out. Make sure to make a reservation since it's usually packed.

SK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Baran's is fantastic! We live in the neighborhood and come often. The tamale and smoked & fried chicken are my favorites. They note which dishes are gluten free on the menu as well, which is a nice change from having to ask and modify. Highly recommend!

NV
Tahoe
54 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed our evening. Our waiter was helpful and attentive. Our favorite entree was the Korean style tartar but the swordfish was also delicious!

SA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I’ve been coming since they opened and it has been consistently excellent every time. Always interesting and creative. No wonder Michelin awarded them recently.

GD
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food! Like family sharing concept. Portions are on the smaller side. Ambiance was good except we had to sit at the long farm table in the middle which has chairs without backs. We were fine with the community dining concept but when you sit at dinner for a while it would be nice to have chairs with backs on them to be more comfortable, especially when paying a lot of money for dinner. Would go back for the food and service. Suggestion would be to use the same chairs/stools present at the bar for the farm table.

l
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Just luved their homemade brea with sauce
Soft shell crab with sauce....incredible!
Korean bbq and kim chee salad the best
Portk chops very good too

JN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent as always. The corn cake tamale was such a treat!!!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such amazing tastes in one dish each time. Note:. the dishes are smaller portions and are so amazing that they should be shared. For 4 people, I'd order 6 dishes - with one of them being a vegetable design. 🤗

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Another outstanding experience. 5th or 6th time eating here and have not had any item that is less than amazing.

e
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Nice hidden gem. The service was good and personable. The only compliant I have is the noise level. It's a small place and gets loud. They did put dampeners under the table, but they need more on the ceiling. Great Food and Wine

SC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Baran's might be small and cozy, but the food is a giant-sized treat. We had the smoked & fried chicken and the swordfish, along with the must-have focaccia bread and endive strawberry salad. Entrees are meant to be shared, which meant my wife and I were both able to enjoy the goodness. The chicken, in my wife's words, was "the best chicken I have ever had." Given that my wife loves chicken and has had it in numerous places and in countless ways, I think it's fair so say that she is a good judge of what good chicken is. The taste is savory and sweet, juicy and tender -- cooked just right, but not like any chicken you've had elsewhere. The swordfish was cooked flawlessly, tasty and soft, but not too soft. The creative corn puree and salsa were nice touches. The service was impeccable. The wine and beer list was expansive for a small place. We were impressed...and we will be back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Baran’s has the best food in the South Bay. Hands down. Love it.

BR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

I was disappointed... we ordered four dishes and I only liked one...

EB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic meal, great service. The king fish crude is to die for and the butter cake is unbo. The only place to get a really good meal in the south bay.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was great!

JB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place! Food was outstanding! Will be back again!

d
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was awesome and cheese and charcuterie was very good with great wine selection!

GS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great time had by all. Great food and wine selections.

H
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was our second time at Baran's and I was pleased to see many new menu items (although a couple of my previous favorites were gone!). Food was outstanding -- even better than I remembered. Service is great.

JB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Food is fantastic!! Service so so, at best. I think it might have been just our particular server, because the other staff seemed to be great. But, our server just seemed annoyed and didn't want to be there. Asking for another drink or a side order seemed like a real imposition to her. But, the food is top notch.

a
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Small space . Sat by the entrance. Very welcoming staff and environment. Attentive service without being annoying (that’s difficult!). We had two starters and two entrees and dessert. Everything was really delicious. The fried chicken is everything people say it is🥰.Totally going back

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best restaurant in the South Bay! The menu changes so there is always something new, but the quality of the product and the service never deviate from being excellent!

L
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food. Small plates to share are perfect because you will want to try multiple things. Brussels sprout salad was light and full of flavor. The bistro fillet with crispy mac n cheese was cooked to perfection and the wings, oh my, were truly hot, hot, hot; just the way we like them. Great local beers and wines paired well with the food. The yummy butter cake with strawberry cream and white port helped cool us off (following the wings)! We will definitely be back, lots more to try.

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding food and service!

B
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tiny spot here in the South Bay, but it's a little gem. Great service, ambiance, and food!

PD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, the evening was great. Tasty food and wonderful service...as always, ate too much!!

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and wait staff

JC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible, simply the best!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and good food. Would recommend it and definitely go again. It is a small place and busy for mid week so I would make a reservation to be sure you get a table.

NM
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding!!

JT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing. We had a perfectly timed serving of 4 different dishes that were all perfect. I would give Baran’s 2239 two Michelin stars if I could they deserve it.

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