Openaire

4.4
276 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Top tags:
  • Brunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
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.
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4.3
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4.2
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4.7
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4.0
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was great! Will definitely return

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food great space

J
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Waitress wasn’t very friendly.

K
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was so fantastic. The restaurant is beautiful, but I’m not sure I would go out of my way to get there. The food was overpriced, and the sauces and seasoning was over considered. Portions are very small. Service, great.

JS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Some of the friendliest service I’ve ever received - so warm, attentive, and kind (not to mention, exceptional knowledge about the menu, which was so helpful in deciding on a course and drink).

L
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

The food was great but my boyfriend emailed in advance about it being my birthday and that he was bringing a cake. He arrived reminded them and gave them the cake they said they would send it out after our meals. Our meals passed he nodded to the waitress who acknowledged him and he thought it was time. But the waiter/waitresses forgot. At the end of our meal he had to ask for the cake back. Food was great, but service was sad for such a special day even after they had said happy birthday to me. Not reliable if you want to plan any sort of surprise. Staff were very busy and others around were also let down by service.

l
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 5

Food is disgusting and all over the place. I guess I’ve learned my lesson. Never go to a restaurant where the clientele is under 30!

YC
Houston
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

The overall environment is great since this is a pretty nice place for brunch. However, the food quality is not worthy of the price. I would recommend going for the first time but definitely not for a second time.

CR
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous. One of the best meals I've ever had. Definitely get the sampler meal - you won't be disappointed. The staff was quick, attentive and lively. :)

BL
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Service was very good; the staff were friendly and accommodating. The food was fair; there were 4 people in our party and everyone had an opportunity to try each other's dishes - the overall hit was the eggs benedict.

JJ
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The cashew date pesto, agnolotti, branzino & summer fruit meringue are phenomenal! Great service. Gorgeous space!

LL
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food and service were both excellent. However, we ordered the tasting menu, and they forgot to bring out one of our dishes entirely and put cheese on something that we asked for no cheese on.

DC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

open your soul
open your heart
open your stomach
open your lungs
go to open air
breathe
smell
taste
enjoy

J
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love it ! Super nice and cute ... a bit pricey but overall a good experience.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Food quality was subpar from what I remember at the Abbott Kinney location. Service was inattentive but I think that had to do with having a inexperienced server. I wouldn’t return.

Y
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Hostess was not great. Kept making us wait and had an attitude

S
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Service was subpar. Hostess walked my party of three to a table for two. Did not bring an extra menu. Did not receive water for 15 min.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The whole experience was great. However, the hostess were not very welcoming. We had reservations and she told us to wait at the bar. We kept seeking her sitting other people and when we finally went up to her, she sat my group down. The restaurant was not full at all, she had forgotten about us. The waiter on the other hand was awesome. He was very attentive.

LC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Arrived for our reservation, then was told by a hostess "a minute," before waiting for five and being passed to another host, neither which checked us in for our reservation. Food took a long time to arrive and was on the heavy/salty side. Water was filled once at the beginning of the meal and never again in the hour. We had a reservation for two but was awkwardly seated for a table for five with only shading from the neighboring tables in the LA afternoon sun while tables for two were within eyeshot. Another table was leaving as we were ordering and their table was never cleared in the hour we were there.

JH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Shout out to Ryan, my waiter with the beard, and to the bartender who made my 21st birthday special! Also, this place was so beautiful!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was amazing! The food was absolutely delicious and the ambiance was EVERYTHING! Loved my waiter as well! Great and beautiful restaurant.

LO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s our second time here and the place has fabulous food and an amazing setting. Getting there and being seated to your table seems to be stressful for both times - the hostess always seems to have either “you have to be out” a certain time or “you have to wait 15 minutes if the other party doesn’t show up” before we can sit you attitude. And this is after having a reservation! Our party was supposed to be for four people and unfortunately, the other two couldn’t make it due to an accident. Party of two should be better to accommodate as guests as compared to four- but not in this place! There were several tables for two but they made us wait. The food and the service were impeccable- other than the hostess obviously .... And by the way, no more unlimited cart service. My sister and I didn’t mind and I guess, guests tend to stay longer with unlimited carts and drink service. The parking valet is also a rip off- $10 for two hours with validation and we ended up paying $16 each. Definitely difficult to park on the street so we didn’t even try. I don’t know- I would really like to love this place but with issues with reservations twice and parking- I’m better off staying locally on the West side. More beautiful places like Margot, Michael’s, Rose, etc. to enjoy without the drama.

L
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The overall atmosphere and design at the restaurant is very good. Dishes are relatively small but exquisite. It was hard to find parking around but the hotel has their own valet which made this trip much easier. Server was friendly and enthusiastic in introducing the menu. A great experience after all, and will definitely recommend to my friends

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

It’s a great place for Instagram pics, but the food was not amazing. I got the fish and chips and it was very oily that the fish in the bottom had a soggy batter. My dish was also very salty and tasted like they put the same seasoning on my entire plate. My fiancée also said his burger was salty and his fries had the same seasoning as my fish and chips. I would not recommend the place for the food but for the backdrop yes.

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

Nice place, drinks were good, waitress was pleasant
Food was alright as everything tasted really salty.
Hostess was rude and couldn’t accommodate seating inside of the restaurant when 75% of restaurant was empty, her excuse was that all the tables were reserved, well we spent 2 hours there and it never filled up. Couldn’t figure out what her issue was.

OT
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Beautiful place for brunch but the service is a bit slow. He didn’t know very well the menu and also when I asked the desert menu he took a while to bring it to me, he apologize because he forgot. But everything was good I would definitely coming back it’s a really beautiful place.

NM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday was fabulous because of your opulent ambience, incredible drinks, and savory,delicious food! This place is social media posting worthy! Xo 😘

AS
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Took my sister for a Sunday afternoon brunch. We had reservations which we told the hostesses and we were cool with waiting by the pool since we showed up early. That said, even though there were tables of two available at our time, we ended up waiting half an hour AFTER our reserved time since the hostess mistook us for being on the waitlist! I understand people making mistakes, but we had come to the stand 2 times beforehand to check on updates. Other than that, everything was cute, very beautiful space and our waiter, Chad, was a doll, would come again!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great! Service was outstanding.

b
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The waiter seemed lost and unsure about what was on the menu.

E
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrible hostess amazing wait staff and service... food was perfect

a
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ambiance was lovely, a great place to take some friends out and enjoy each others' company. The food was awesome! I ordered the chicken and waffles. At first, I wasn't expecting much. However, it exceeded my expectations! The maple gochujang sauce brought the taste of the spicy fried chicken and the gluten free waffles perfectly together! Definitely recommend this place if you want to show off a bit of LA.

t
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

a great find. Innovative and delicious food in an airy and light- filled space. Like dining in a greenhouse

RC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and the entire staff was really sweet. I had a turkey club sandwich, french fries and an IPA. Came out to be around thirty bucks. Well worth it considering the quality of the food and the lovely atmosphere. I will definitely be back!

DJ
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’m still unsure how my French toast cane with no sides and sausage was an extra $8 so idk if the value was there as far as the menu

H
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

The ambience of this restaurant is beautiful but we booked an inside table and they tried to sit us outside, and then said we would have to wait 40 minutes for a table inside. They ended up finding a spot for us inside. The food took forever to come and was mediocre at best. Service was horrible, the waitress barley came back to check on us or refill our water. We were celebrating a birthday which I noted before we came and they didn’t even bring a dessert with candle for my friend. I was so embarrassed. This place is filled with young 20 something basics. Btw

S
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Openaire is the place you bring to impress your out of town friends but the food is sub par to the ambience, unfortunately! Our waiter was excellent and very accommodating and patient- the best brunch item imo is the corn flake french toast! Def. a place thats nice to try once but probably won't go again for the food.

SV
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

I honestly felt like the waitress did not want to work that day. She hardly came back to check on us we had to ask other servers which was not cool. Than one of our friends food she had asked for overhard eggs on the Huevos Rancheros and they still gave her runny eggs which she didn’t want to eat nor give back to not make the waitress feel bad. The place is beautiful great place for brunch with your girlfriends but the service we got was terrible! There was one server an African American with braids that was super nice and helped us out with whatever we needed.

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

Birthday celebration so nicely organized

H
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

Service was awful! I made reservations and still had to wait an hour to get seated. Even then, it took another 20 minutes to get water for the table. The servers were confused / all over the place - they had no clue which table ordered what and were scrambling everywhere! I came here to celebrate my birthday with my girlfriends. Although the experience was terrible, the company I had made up for it.

Please do yourself a favor and dine somewhere else.

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