Blacksmiths

4.5
462 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Blacksmith's Restaurant & Bar/Lounge in DTLA is an elevated American Cuisine dining experience, located in the heart of the Downtown Historic Core. Blacksmiths will serve dinner, brunch, happy hour, and late night dining. Dine in a bright, airy and expansive light filled space, where glitz and industrial design elements are artfully juxtaposed. We feature indoor and outdoor seating, a private dining room, soaring ceilings, and a large enclosed patio. Come in and see us soon!

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What 462 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DX
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Drinks are AMAZING!!!

OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to dine for business!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

The food was great but it took an hour for our entree to arrive. We saw everyone around us who arrived after us be served. We asked a few times and were told ours was next but it still was another fifteen minutes. Maybe they have no expediting system? Either way, it took away from the night. And the valet is $12.

BL
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve been here a couple of times. Every dish is delicious, but the branzino — mmmmm to die for. The craft cocktails - just keep them coming!! Wait staff is gracious and accommodating.

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

The food is good. The drinks are well made and curated. I would enjoy small plates and craft cocktails

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

Cute atmosphere, nice service, good food. Cool to try if in area.

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

The service was exceptional. Food was very good even though they were out of our first choice after we ordered it; but the replacement was real good. Will come back.

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

The food and ambiance is fabulous.

IR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food great drinks just too pricey for what it is.

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

Food, value, ambiance...all worth it and I’ll be back. CoqAu Vin was amazing!!

l
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Food was good, way overpriced , drinks ridiculously overpriced , server was meh. Looks like a run down cafe.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved it. The food was amazing, great drinks and a fantastic space overall.

OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food was the best

k
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I can’t remember the last time I thoroughly enjoyed my food when trying a new restaurant, but my husband, children, and I loved the food here.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Birthday dinner
Cocktails were a disappointment. Sugar and ice basically.
I had mentioned in my reservation that we are celebrating a birthday. Neither the host that seated us nor the server took a note of that. I had to literally ask for their birthday desert when I saw they brought it over for the table next to us after their birthday cake.
The server said I’ll bring you something and brought the dessert when I was about to leave, after we paid the bill and everything. Too late and out of obligation. Not what I was expecting

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

Food is absolutely delicious! And Matthew, our server, made our date-night more enjoyable.

VL
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and cocktails were all unique. If you think you have had something similar, you must try theirs first! I am not a salad person, but I would return for two of their salads (brussel sprouts one and a grilled peach one). Fresh, fresh, fresh ingredients. It is clear they take a lot of pride in what they do. Cannot wait to return (and I hear their brunch is phenom too).

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding friendly and efficient service! Tasty and creative food! Well done!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It was great

JF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice neighborhood gem, super friendly staff and the food was delicious and by far better than I was expecting.

GF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had brunch here a while back and have been looking forward to dinner. There's a wide variety of very interesting items on the menu and we had high expectations for our visit. Our expectations were in fact exceeded. The food is both gorgeous to look at as well as great to eat.

There are many very fine restaurants in L.A. theses days. Blackssmiths is currently at the top of our favorites list.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience and amazing food. Definitely going back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Great brunch food! Music was a little too loud for my taste

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food after learning about the black cat and red Mac special on Instagram. It was amazing!!

j
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing Please we will definitely come back to this place the food was phenomenal it ended up being six of us they accommodated us with no problem the music choice is fantastic the food was out of this world we can’t wait to come back we already making plans for the next visit

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

Amazing! Definitely the best restaurant in DTLA!

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

Penicillin drink was good & strong. We had reservations at 5 pm as soon as it opened and we’re seated promptly.
Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu/drinks. Pork belly sushi appetizer was delicious, melt in your mouth. Cat and Mac, Cajun style catfish and Mac n cheese was seasoned perfectly. I had the the blacksmith, which is the squid ink pasta. I expected more flavor, but realized it’s just tossed in evoo with crab meat and garlic.

Overall it was good, but I probably would not order again because of that. Definitely would go back & try other items on the menu.

The building it’s in is fantastic as well. An old apartment, I believe. The area is near skid row and the art district. Lots of beautiful buildings in the area. Lots of culture, things and people to see!

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this place!

IS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great hip hop music playing . Beautiful place and service

JB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Not bad, not great. It's just another DTLA restaurant that looks like every other DTLA restaurant with avocado toast and bottomless mimosas. Zzzzzzz. Sadly, I had to ask for hot sauce to give my avocado toast some flavor. No fresh pepper, salt or garlic. Basically guacamole on some very delicious bread. The bread was incredible! Worth the price? Not when you can't sit on the patio due to the screaming homeless down the street. DTLA is breaking my heart.

C
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Drinks were wonderful - the Never Say Die was our favorite. I got the crab Benedict which was out of this world. My boyfriend got the chicken chilaquiles which he also really enjoyed. We sat on the porch which was quiet and a great ambiance.

SG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

We usually love Blacksmiths, but to be honest, we didn't have a very good experience this time. Our server was continually giving us short one-word answers and had little to no answers when asked about food. We were ignored the majority of the night continuously, our appetizer came out last, and to be honest for the first time the food didn't meet that usual Blacksmith standard. It was disappointing; hopefully, it was just an off night. If it weren't for our other positive experiences at Blacksmith, We'd probably not got back.

AB
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We arrived early for our reservation, and they easily accommodated us. The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and it was clean and inviting. Music was loud, but doable. Will definitely come here for another special occasion!

L
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our first time at Blacksmiths, we were pleasantly surprised on how delicious the food was!!! We ordered crab cakes, which were perfectly cooked. Also ordered the grilled peach salad. Great balance of flavors! Finally we had the black truffled saffron fettuccine. Yum!! Can’t wait to return!

AR
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A friend recommended Blacksmiths, this was our first time dining here. Arrived early enough for happy hour and sat at the Bar...loved the handmade cocktails! The bartender and our server were very friendly, informative about the restaurant and offered great suggestions from the menu. The ambience was nice, it was a Tuesday night so not very busy or too loud. The Brussel salad was amazing and the freshly made gnocchi with braised short rib was delicious! The bartender let us sample his house-made pineapple/rocotto gomme that he blends into his OaxaCalifornia cocktail...surprisingly good! It could also be drizzled over vanilla bean ice cream for a fabulous dessert! Would definitely come back.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was so good. I cant wait to come back and try more dishes.

LT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was excellent!!

S
Los Angeles
153 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Going in, I did not know what I was getting into; the area is in a remote area, and seems rather off the beaten path. However, I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the mid-century architecture amid the high-rise buildings. Servings are huge, and the taste is full of flavor. If you don't mind traveling in this neck of the woods, I would tell you to give it a try!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second time here and it was great. Food and service was amazing. The only complaint I would have is the music could have been turned down a notch even though it was great music it was a bit loud. I will be back with friends. Loved it!

NH
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been here three times. The food is exquisite as are the drinks. Brunch and Dinner menu both have been amazing for us. The restaurant is beautiful as well and staff is friendly. They remembered us from the last few times, we've been.

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