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.
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4.2
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4.1
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4.6
Ambience
3.9
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

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 3 days ago
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

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

JS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

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 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

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 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

Make a reservation.

LA
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

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

DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday dinner was great.

TL
Los Angeles
92 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

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.

RG
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My ribeye was great and the sauce was unbelievable, dessert was out of this world and my drinks were to die for thanks so much.

DR
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great mid city location. Food was delicious. A bit expensive. Service was great

Z
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Terrible service and food. I would not recommend to anyone.

NH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

They blast the music so loud its like being in a club at 12 in the afternoon - It's so loud you can't hear the person next to you - We had to shout at each other the whole time and felt nervous and stressed out. The overall cleanliness is bad. They use dirty rags to clean the table and spray the tables with a tiny quarter sized amount of liquid from a tiny little travel sized spray bottle and smear the dirty food left on the table around. The table smelled like old eggs and meat - It smelled so disgusting we wanted to gag. We asked a waiter to clean the table and he rolled his eyes and proceeded to spray two tiny quarter sized amounts of liquid on the table and smeared his dirty rag around the table, leaving it smelling worse. I wouldn't recommend coming here.

TS
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

It was our first time there and we were seated at 950 am on a Sunday. It took 25 minutes for the waiter to take our food order. Little did we know we ended up with a different menu then the people sitting next to us. We kept seeing big plates of food come out and things that we hadn’t seen on our menu like chicken and waffles. I was surprised when our basic order arrived on small plates I thought maybe we would have a big plate too with potatoes or something. That’s when I questioned the waiter he said they all had the brunch menu which begin at 10am. I would have loved to order from the brunch menu at 1015 if it would have been offered including the mimosas. Disappointing.
Then we purchased a drink outside and they didn’t have change for a 20 and the drink was 15. I can see if we had handed them a 50 but a 20?
Then all the chairs were in the sun near the pool with all umbrellas closed and pushed to the edges of the wall. I had to ask someone to open them and move them twice. Eventually other people sat down and had to move their own umbrellas and even get their own menus by the pool. Disappointing again especially when I saw someone move the same footstool 8 times but didn’t think to open and move umbrellas on a hot day.
I was throughly confused by the whole place it felt as if they didn’t want to make money.

SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Greater waiter service, adequate but overpriced food, descent ambience

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

Not really happy about the service and tourism tax that was added to my bill, but overall happy with the food and the service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service! Host and waitress were great. Decor and ambience was amazing

l
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an early reservation on a Sunday to celebrate my birthday. I would definitely recommend Openaire, it is a must visit! Everything we tried was spectacular, including the drinks. We had the mushrooms, octopus, little gem salad, sweet corn agnolotti, sirloin, and suckling pig. We all had a rough time choosing our "bite of the night" because everything was so great. Service was excellent on its own, but our server also had the kitchen accommodate a faster than normal service because we needed to make a 7pm show at the Wiltern. Five stars all around! Can't wait for an excuse to return!

m
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Openaire was great. Fun spot, nice attentive servers and really good unique dishes at a fair price.

MC
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic time! It has been a while since we had gotten dressed up to go out and Openaire’s breakfast was the perfect thing. Gorgeous, friendly, and absolutely delicious. The service was fantastic, friendly and not overbearing. Overall we had a great time. We will absolutely be coming back.

GK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

It's definitely more trendy and loud than the pictures made it out to be. The appetizers were really delicious, but the main (the chicken) was a little bland. I was hoping for something a little more romantic and got something a little more Hollywood Saturday night. The prices were a little steep, but not crazy unreasonable. The service was great though!

ML
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Just take pictures and leave. Hostess was not helpful. Food over seasoned. Duck ragout was best but overall food was not good

FC
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the steak and the French toast! The coconut chia was lacking flavor. Just so so.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal and the overall experience. It was my wife and my wedding anniversary. The restaurant comped our desserts and a token gesture. Not necessary, but very generous and thoughtful.

We will be back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very great food and a gorgeous dining experience.

IP
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Went for brunch. Waiter was great and food was great. Food took a little bit longer but waiter apologized for the wait.
We all enjoyed the brunch.
Only issue. The woman who was seating us did not smile and was very unwelcoming. If I didn’t want to try the restaurant so much I would have left based on her ugly demeaner. She told my husband and I that she would not seat us until our whole party arrived. I had to ask to be seated as one of the party was late. She seemed to be put off about this. All other staff were super friendly.

SG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Food was good and drinks were good but service was lacking. Had to wave down our server several times to get his attention as he did not come back to check on us very often. There was a huge mixup with the bill and we were significantly overcharged by over $65! When we brought it to the attention of our server, he actually had the nerve to give us attitude and blamed us for the mistake. That was completely unacceptable. Had he just admitted that he made a mistake, apologized and fixed it, we would have left happy. But since he decided to have an attitude and blame us for his mistake, we left upset and won't ever be returning.

GQ
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great! However, there was just one complaint from my two female friends. They both complained of the ladies room smelling like sh*t, when walking in upon arrival to touch up on make up!

R
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Both the food and the service was outstanding!

s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was the birthday dinner with friends. We all are the September babies:) Staffs are so nice and friendly. Foods were good too.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Awful service, waited over 1.5 hours for our meals when tables of 6 who came after us got their meals before us. They still made us pay for our coffee which is laughable given the terrible service we had

LC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

I had been here before for drinks and enjoyed the ambiance. However, the experience with the host staff will make it so that I will not return or recommend to anyone. Fabian and the other hostess would not seat our party, which included a woman who is 8 months pregnant, because we were missing one member (who had been lost in an Uber). I understand that there is a policy, but this seemed unreasonable and then also the way it was handled was so rude - there was no acknowledgement of this being slightly ridiculous and the haughty, self-important tone of the staff was such a turn off for the whole evening. I recommend going somewhere else which has better customer oriented service.

HR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I had higher expectations. I asked for a table for 6 (it was a business meeting and we had private matters to discuss) and was seated at a long family style table in the middle of the restaurant that we shared with other diners. It was quite loud and quite hot. (My legs stuck to the seat I was sweating so much!) The food was good, albeit small portions. I got grilled cheese and one side of the bread was completely black so that was disappointing. But it is a beautiful space and the service was great.

MA
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved this place very much !!!! Everyone is super nice and attentive with everyone 💕

S
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere, and service. Can't wait to come back here soon and sample more of the menu.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great brunch experience here!
The food was great - aesthetically pleasing while remaining delicious!

The ambiance is amazing, it’s like a greenhouse with marble accents. Very much a vibe.

But the best part was the service. All of the staff was extremely friendly and helpful, no attitudes, and that made all the difference. It just felt welcoming!

I would definitely recommend and I will be back very soon!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server is my new spirit animal 💃🏻

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I went there for my birthday dinner. The restaurant was absolutely gorgeous, and the staff was great, although they were a bit slow at times on the food. Genuinely one of the best meals i’ve ever had (we both had the short rib), and the view was breathtaking. I will definitely be back.