Openaire

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$30 and under
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Californian
Created in collaboration with two-star Michelin Chef and native Angeleno, Josiah Citrin, Openaire is a poolside oasis of green at the center of the Koreatown. The menu features the best of California’s ingredients from land and sea, embracing the seasons and presented in a shareable format. Simply, Openaire is a celebration of indoor/outdoor living at the center of the melting-pot that is LA. Parking validation available for $10 +tax for up to 2 hours.
What 357 People Are Saying
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4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.6
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chris was so fun and made our experience unique! He also gave us great recommendations.

D
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was looking for spots to eat at in LA and stumbled upon Openaire. I was blown away by the plates and the overall atmosphere of the restaurant.

I made reservations via Opentable (HIGHLY RECOMMEND) for Sunday Nov. 17 for 2. Openaire is located in the Line Hotel.

We did find street parking on Sunday around 10:15am, so I cannot speak for the valet. It was a short walk to the Line Hotel. As you walk passed the check in counter the elevators will take you to the restaurant. We got seated almost immediately outside. We were surrounded by lush plants and hummingbirds. So beautiful! The inside has greenhouse vibes, and the outside has plenty of tables covered by umbrellas.

I ordered the Bloody Mary (extra spicy) and it was so tasty.
My boyfriend ordered the Salmon Benedict, it comes with a small salad and potatoes. I ordered the French Toast. Both our plates came out hot and tasty. The Bloody Mary was really good (a little on the salty side) but still really yummy.

OMG my French toast was amazing, the crust was perfect and there was just a great amount of drizzle and bananas. My bf's plate was so great as well. I kept stealing his potatoes they were super crunchy and delicious. His salmon Benedict was amazing as well.

The service was just great! They came back to fill our sparkling waters and made sure we were happy with our food.

I will def come back again to try other brunch plates.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server was so amazing, food was great, and we had a great experience in the greenhouse. Super flexible even though we were late for our reservation!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

This space is beautiful, the same as the previous occupant, Commissary, which was a superior restaurant. The food is decent. The kale salad and salmon were delicious. Food was dropped without explanation. We waited 30 minutes for drinks due to “an accident” at the bar, then they charged us full price. About 6 different people (waiters? Bussers?) came to our table intermittently and we never knew who to ask for help. Overall, the service seemed erratic and not up to the level of restaurant. We were seeing a show at the Wiltern, and there aren’t a lot of choices nearby, so It’s fine for those purposes but this is not a destination spot.

MA
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We had a reservation for our anniversary dinner. We arrived a few minutes early and they waited to seat us for about 5 minutes even though there appeared to be open tables. Service was very good and attentive without being cloying. We had a cocktail apiece - both were very good. We ordered 3 appetizers which came out in rapid succession. My biggest complaint is that the pacing was too fast. In fact our mains arrived well before we were ready and they were sent back to the warmers. Shrimp toast and octopus were very tasty and tapas sized for two. The roasted mushrooms were also good with that depth of umami flavor. Our mains were tagliatelle with duck ragu. The flavor was good as was the portion size, but it was a bit too oily for our feeling. We could not tell if this was due to being warmed. The beef with yuzu was spectacular. We had a glass of wine with dinner which was a lighter pour, but good quality. Our dessert was the chocolate cake which was again recommended and delicious. Atmosphere was lovely. Noise was moderate. We would return.

OT
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience3

Amazing food. Horrible service. Our server was “nice” but provided dismal service - disappointing.

M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meals I've had in years. Every item was impeccable! The Brussel Sprouts were epic. I don't care for chocolate and the chocolate cake was perfection. Bravo!

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was very friendly and attentive. Showed very good teamwork with the staff.
The halibut, octopus and Brussels sprouts were outstanding. The tuna tatake was very good. However, the duck ragout was just ok.
That doesn’t take away from the overall experience. The dishes were simply inventive and delicious.

OJ
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Please give Steven a huge raise. He was amazing! Great space, lovely vibe, peaceful, good food. Thank you!

NT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

gorgeous place for brunch! service was super nice! be sure to make a reservation ahead of time for the best experience!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible ambiance with great food and great drinks. I highly recommend the Tuna Tartare.

C
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was so good the service was great .... after you can you the club next door

CR
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this place! Food was AHmazing in an awesome garden ambience...servers were delightful! xoxo

DS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for brunch. Great food. Outstanding service. We were a group of four. Everyone was very happy with the food and experience. And wanting to try the place for dinner. Compliments to everyone.

HA
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Ambiance was amazing, service was great. I ordered the salmon with a side of whipped potatoes and it was so tasty. Would definitely come here again

VB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

I had a reservation but they didn’t have a table ready for 20 minutes. They gave free champagne though.

KM
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place to meet up for a business lunch, roughly mid-way between DTLA and Bev Hills/CC.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

It was a bit overpriced for the simple dishes and drink prices compared to another restaurant near by were a lot higher. They added a 4% charge to pay for employee health insurance which you could request to remove but it was a bit silly to me. The venue itself was gorgeous so picture worthy for sure.

j
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic evening in a lovely environment. The food was delicious as well!

JO
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Super cute ambiance/very instagramable. The food is very well presented and tasty but nothing life changing. The bottle of wine we ordered was somewhat hard to open, and the cork broke, and a piece of cork made it’s way into my glass. Other than that i would recommend this place to anyone :)

KR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been eyeing this spot all year. And it is SUCH A VIBE. It’s exactly what I expected. The set up is really fly for a lack of better words. And it’s not just Instagramable, the food is delicious the service is great. We went for brunch and the mimosas are LARGE and it’s a true mimosa not a lot of OJ just like I like it! Also, we were late for our reservation and Alejandro still got my party sat within 5 mins of arriving. Major thank you because it was so busy the group in front of us were told it would be and hour to an hour and a half wait. He really saved me because I had friends in from out of town and we had an itinerary to stick to. The whole experience was great, and I received so many questions from my followers about where I was when I posted to my social media. Its got my stamp of approval that’s for sure. You won’t be disappointed!!!

LH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place!! Food was amazing, ambiance was wonderful (we at outside) and the service was top notch!

TE
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated friend’s birthday

C
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I hope Openaire will be around for a long time. My party and I are already looking forward to a 2nd visit soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating my best friend’s birthday and everything was wonderful! Service was excellent, as was the food and the ambiance. The restaurant is beautiful and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly!

JF
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is perfect. Good ambience. Great service, and there were no bad dishes. All of the food was unique, well presented and tasted fabulous. Good handcrafted cocktails as well.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Great atmosphere! Food was overpriced for the small portions. Our waiter was terrible!!

JG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

High quality service with attention to detail. The staff is very conscious of our needs including our dog's. Quality food with great flavor. Make a reservation since this place gets busy early.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Nice place to take a client for lunch or to go on a dinner date or out with friends. To the expensive side.

O
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I would recommend this place for its ambiance and service. It's truly unique with its greenhouse aesthetic, one of the only places that does take me out of the dirty streets of downtown LA. It also helps that the restaurant service is curt, courteous, inviting, and considerate. Our server and host showed professionalism, skill, and the helpful demeanor you wish existed at every restaurant.

Sadly, I was disappointed with the food and drinks. Considering it was a Sunday, and there was relatively low traffic (4 or 5 tables in the entire restaurant), I was surprised at the lackluster finishes on all of the dishes - as opposed to the last time I was there at Openaire when it was a full house on a Saturday.

The appetizers felt as if they were left over from the previous day, or prepared prior and left to set. The best part of the meal was probably the Pork Chop's brown butter sauce, not even the pork chop itself.

Sad to say that I would not recommend Openaire for its food. On the otherhand, happy hour by the pool is a steal.

JW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

Terrible service. Manager, service, hostess, etc. ALL. They dont care about guest, only to make money.

JS
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

The hostess was so rude, we had a reservation and all of our party was there on time and we still had to wait. I also requested an indoor table on my reservation and they completely ignored it. Why ask at the moment of the reservation if you’re going to ignore it. Our server made up for the hostess but the food is not worth the money. It’s all HYPE, it’s a 1 and done place. I won’t be returning.

T
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Genuinely Excellent Sevice.
Something for Everyone....
Just look at the MENU!

Have never had anything here that wasn’t absolutely delicious.

Atmosphere is magical❤️

M
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Food was ok. I enjoyed the atmosphere. I liked the fancy Korean/ American concept, but it wasn’t tasty enough for the price point for me.

T
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything here is delicious.
The ambiance is truly spectacular.
The service is top notch!

Make a reservation.

LA
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Even though it is in a hotel
Nice place to sit outside and enjoy interestingly prepared food
Server was knowledgeable

GL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

Overrated foods +pricey valet parking, will not recommend any friends.

DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Good brunch! Everyone in my party enjoyed their meal, but there was nothing truly amazing to secure a second visit. Worth going once!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner was great.

TL
Los Angeles
93 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was on point. The squid, stone fruit salad, "suckling pig" were very inventive and memorable. The prawn toast and grilled bass was also very nice. However, the pace of the food was way too fast. This is an issue with the kitchen, not the serving staff, who were fine. That might be the style of this family-style sharing, but when 4 dishes came out within 10 minutes you ended up rushing, which is a shame as you want to enjoy the food and cocktails at a more leisure pace.