The food was spectacular. The bone marrow was a novel yet winning presentation. Excellent service but a special nod to Christian for his amazing wine recommendations. We’ll be back!
Worth going. Pricey, but the overall I thought it was worth it
Crab crostini is to die for but there are limited vegetarian options
Attentive, professional, warm service by entire staff amidst an unpretentious, casual atmosphere with vibrant music & exceptional food. Desserts are divine. Can't wait to be back!
We met friends for dinner. Everyone was very happy
The sommelier was spot on with our wine preferences, and also gave us choices and his own recco, which made our decision easy to make. Decanting and presentation in tall 24" decanter is superb!
Despite the popularity of the restaurant with the crowds, the tables are large and spaced out which i liked, unlike many other restaurants.
Food was terrific, pizza,pasta, whole fish.
would have been better if they served the fish as fire ti each person,
Still good food..excellent service..prices have gone up like anywhere..now they charge for "still water"?..I will still go back..always a good time..Sit outside to avoid the noise level
Chef's specialty is pasta.. definitely beg to differ. But don't believe... Go and spend $150 to find out
The food was delicious. The bone marrow dish was amazing. The only thing I didn’t like was how loud it was in the restaurant. The service was excellent.
We went to Bestia to celebrate both my birthday and my sister in-law’s birthday. I specifically mentioned that it was for a Birthday celebration when I made the reservation. The food was amazing and delicious. My brother in-law asked our waiter if they can provide a dessert with candles for us. He presented us an empty plate with only candles. That was very humiliating and embarrassing. Since we didn’t order dessert he just provided us an empty plate. He could’ve kindly told my brother in-law that they don’t provide a complimentary birthday dessert and in that case we could’ve ordered one. Some restaurants just offer a complimentary scoop of ice cream or dollop of whip cream with candles. We would’ve been fine with that. Overall the ending to our dinner was quite disappointing.
Probably the best pizza in LA thus far. It's hard to move past the mussels and clams combo with the pizza but everything here is always incredible. Great place for that extra special date night or celebration with friends. Be sure to try to get some seats next to the pizza oven to watch where most of the magic happens!
This was our second visit to Bestia. I had such a great experience the first time, I think my expectations were a bit high. The second time around I felt a little rushed. Our server was done for the night, and the person who took over was a bit hasty, even tho the place did not look busy. We picked the counter seat, it was interesting to see what was being prepared and arranged. The food preppers (chefs in making) were a bit loud, their rancor was all I could hear. They did not even acknowledge us. The food was good, bone marrow was delicious, as was the pork belly, cavatelli pasta. Overall, it was okay-ish.
By far the best food in LA!!
Great food, warm friendly service. Only 1 complaint, we felt rushed, food came so fast, we could have been in and out in an hour. It’s a special meal that deserves a slower pace. Highly recommend this restaurant!
Such great food! Every dish was superb. Gracious hospitality and fun atmosphere. Loved it!
Great service, great food
Simply the best!
Food was very good, fresh and innovative. Aside from the usual astronomical price of alcohol, there were a couple of price issues that bothered us: We asked for tap water and there was a $1 charge per person added to the bill. While the service was excellent, the server did not make this clear. Is Bestia really charging for tap water? Talk about price gauging along with two slices of bread, even if made in house, that cost $6. With only one drink each for a party of 4 and a fairly modest amount of food, the bill came to $300 not including gratuity. At these prices we think Bestia could throw in bread and water.
Amazing food! Service is a little bit slow but very friendly, parking is difficult. Our party had to wait even though we had reservations, but the food was worth it. Wish they sold their ice cream in cartons!
Don’t even hesitate to order the bone marrow with spinach pasta...hands down the best dish we had!
Everything was a hit. We were moderately hungry, ordered 4 dishes, and had leftovers (but who doesn’t want extra lamb neck meat for sandwiches the next day!)
Delicious food! Great server - so detailed and attentive
Food was delicious and staff was super friendly! The smoked chicken liver pate, the mussels and the chocolate budino tart were outstanding!! Will definitely come back when I’m in LA
GET THE BOME MARROW
It took me 2 months to make reservations. The place is cute. Nothing spectacular. We got there around 7pm with reservations at 7:15. Waited 10 mins for our seats. We ordered beef tartare, bone marrow with pasta, fish, double pork chop and peach maroon ice cream for dessert. I would recommend the beef tartare, and fish. The others were ok. I would skip the bone marrow with pasta. Drinks were crazy expensive . I had 2 glasses of their
Chardonnay, EACH glass is $25. Would I go back? Probably not. It was a good experience but I think it’s overpriced. I would however go back to their sister restaurant Bavel which I think is a better restaurant. Also, there’s only 2 gender neutral stall for the whole entire restaurant.. I did not like that at all. FYI, they add 4% health surcharge on the bill. We paid extra $11 for their workers healthcare.
Fun place with amazing service. Bone Marrow app keeps us coming back!!
The food was delicious as expected. On top of that, the service was outstanding. Our server made great recommendations and was very friendly. We had an amazing time.
Delicious food and attentive service but they do that thing I hate. They won’t seat you until everyone in the party is there even there were only 2 of us for the bar.
Bestia always delivers. Great service and delicious food make Bestia always a fantastic place to go to bring friends and family. Many thanks again, Bestia. We will be back.
Everything about this place is amazing. Every garnish, every plate, and the fact that an empty water glass or empty plate never sites for more than a minute. And I love when you get up from the table to use the restroom, someone will come by and neatly fold/place your knapkin down. If you've never been...it's a must!
i’ve been to bestia many times i enjoyed every experience. but sometimes i am given a mi
One of the best restaurants in LA
Amazing dining experience. Excellent waiting staff and food is exquisite
My husband and I were excited to finally go to Bestia. We dined at Bavel right after it opened and absolutely loved the food and ambiance. We had high expectations for Bestia and because our bar was so high... the overall experience was a little disappointing. We had a 9:30pm reservation on a Monday night, but we still had to wait almost 15 minutes for our table. We ordered a bunch of small plates and were pleased with each dish, but only the bone marrow dish was truly spectacular. The panna cotta dessert was a fantastic finish to the evening. It was a fun experience, but we won't be racing back to spend $250 on pasta anytime soon!
Not impressed considering the buzz the restaurant receives. Overpriced, so-so food, and despite booking a reservation 2 months in advance noting it was for our wedding anniversary we were given a table next to the bussing station. When we asked for any other table to have a bit more privacy/romantic setting we had to wait an hour to be seated elsewhere. We won’t be returning.