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- PerchMember ofBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersFamily Travelers+ 3Jul 19, 2014
C'est la vie.
Brunch date with my wife before a Laker game. I chose Perch because it was close to Staples Center and they had Oyster, my wife's favorite.
First time making a reservation through open table.
Really easy. I got an email confirmation and even a phone call to confirm. I like it.
I got an 11:30 am reservation, but wanted an 11 am one (when they opened, since we were going to the Laker game at 12:30 pm). The lady calling to confirm said it was okay to come early and they would try to accommodate us. I appreciated that.
Also first time here. The building is classic (another word for old lol). You take a classic elevator to the 13th Floor, then take a different elevator to the 15th floor.
We arrived a few minutes after they opened and checked in with the hostess and we got seated. But not outside by the fire place like the couple behind us. As the lady taking customers to their table was passing our table, she told them they were the lucky ones, they were getting the good table. Twist that knife why don't you. Me & my wife just look at each other and smiled.
C'est la vie.
Our view not so good.
Here's the rundown:
Cafe Latte & Capucino - not hot. How does that happen. It was barely warm. Disappointing.
Baked Brie - "creamy whole grain mustard aioli & apple-fennel slaw" now we're talking. Great appetizer. So creamy and with the aioli was really good. The apple-fennel slaw, I didn't care for it, but my wife loved it. All yours my dear. Lol. It's small though, I could have eaten a whole one.
Oysters - the best of our meal choices. It came with a mignonette and a cocktail sauce. I preferred the cocktail sauce.
Baby Beet Salad - "watercress, goat cheese, tarragon, apple hazelnut vinaigrette" it was just okay for me.
Crab Benedict - "two poached eggs, two maryland blue crab cakes chive hollandaise sauce, potatoes" egg was perfect. The crab cakes were okay, maybe a bit more fried crust would have made this a better dish.
My issue, after we got the oyster. A couple of minutes later while we were still savoring the oysters and not even half way done, our main courses came. Poor timing. Were we being rushed?
The oysters were very good.
The food as a whole was just okay 3 1/2 Stars
The experience, not so good. Minus 1 Star and rounding down,
I don't think we'll be coming back.
C'est la vie.Recommended for:
- PerchMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesAdventure Travelers+ 2Jun 12, 2014
I was actually pretty disappointed with Perch. I had a higher expectation for this because of all the good reviews, but honestly, it wasn't even that great. The only good thing about it is the view. But if you want a good and more upbeat environment to make the night livelier, this is definitely not the place. It had the opposite effect of making us all lose our mood.
Drinks were not necessarily the cheapest, but it is still cheaper than what you would pay for at a club. $13 for a mixed drink. There are two floors. The upper one was just a rooftop area, but it does tend to get chilly at night. There are too many people, so you will never get a place to sit. We stood there for like 1-2 hours, and the atmosphere just doesn't make you want to party.
This place might be good for a romantic date or just chill with a significant other, but other than that, don't come here with a big group. We came with a huge group and we all were split into our own little corner. I mean, you can all hang together, but the way the place was laid out, it doesn't really make for a social atmosphere.
If i were to choose this over the Standard, I would probably choose the Standard, even though I haven't been there at night.Recommended for:
- PerchMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesAdventure TravelersJun 05, 2014
Disappointing. The atmosphere was okay. THe drinks are pretty expensive too. Each drink is about 13-15 bucks, This is a good place if you're on a date but for a group hangout, this isn't a good place. There is limited seating on the rooftop lounge and its mainly couples there or a group of 2-4 people. The only positive thing is that there is no cover charge.
- PerchMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Feb 13, 2014
If you want gorgeous views and strong craft cocktails at a sexy and hip rooftop bar in downtown LA, Perch is it!
It's the new Standard, and thus can be very hard to get into on the weekend. Get there at around 9-9:30pm to avoid a wait or have dinner there earlier on the 15th floor and move up to the 16th after you're done.
If you're lucky to snag some couches, don't give them up. If it's cold out, you might find yourself huddling around the heat lamps.
Cocktails are deliciously strong and are reasonably priced between $9-13. My favorite is their Le Libertine (their French Manhattan w/ Makers Mark & Blackberry crème de mure).Recommended for:
- PerchMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 10, 2014
Beautiful views of downtown Los Angeles city lights at night. Turns into a chic, spacious lounge at night. Check out the rooftop patio on top of main restaurant for a near 270 degree view of the city. Grab a drink from the rooftop bar and dance under the moonlight.
Favorite dessert is the white chocolate bread pudding, served fresh and hot. Also serves dinner and Sunday brunch. Brunch highlights include $20 pitchers of red sangria, baked brie, assorted homemade breads, and crab benedict entree.Recommended for:
- PerchMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4May 18, 2013
classy swanky little place. if you come after 9, you will have to wait in line on the weekends night, the place has a great view and some nights they have a band that plays music on the food level, it's a French restaurant so be sure to know that prices are expensive so being a date because it's a romantic atmosphere.
- PerchMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Apr 04, 2013
I am a bar type of gal but once in a while I, too, love to glam up and go out on the town. My favorite place for pre-dinner or post-dinner cocktails is Perch. The drinks are good, yes, but the view is what keeps bringing me back. The atmosphere of this place is breathtaking - a 360 view of Downtown, sparkling lights all around you with live music in the background. Perfect place for a romantic night out.
- PerchMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Sep 25, 2012
One of my favorite bars in downtown LA! Perfect place to people watch, grab a drink, or for a romantic date. The only way you'll notice this place is from the long lines in front on the weekends. The Perch is located on the 13th-15th floor of the Pershing Square Building. Make a reservation beforehand because the dining room is usually packed! We haven't tried the food here but we did try the drinks. Have a French 64- cognac, ginger, and beer! It was super yummy! Or try the Marie Antoinette- cognac & cherry liquor.
- PerchSep 15, 2012
Went here this past Tuesday. Great spot to hit on Tuesday nights because there's the perfect amount of people - it's a lively spot on weekdays, without being too crowded (no waiting). They have this event called "The Darlington" on Tuesday nights, hosted on the deck (top level), with live music and art + jewelry vendors. Relatively young crowd, prompt service, delicious food and drinks.
- PerchSep 06, 2012
A downtown rooftop spot that over looks Pershing Square. It may not have the same high overlooking views as some other rooftop bars, but there's still a great feel and view from where it is situated. It's quite popular lately so if you aren't there early, it may be difficult to get into and you may have to fight for a spot. The food is a bit pricey for what you get. If you get the right bartender, which is most of them, the drinks are delicious and strong.
- PerchAug 29, 2012
The view ain't bad from the top ;) You have a 360 of all of downtown LA, and you feel like you're floating above it all. Drink some wine, nibble on some french cuisine, and take in the live jazz that's playing. One of the hot spots of downtown la right now!
- PerchMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jul 31, 2012
**GREAT DTLA ROOFTOP SPOT**
Birthday group so no lines or cover on a Saturday night.
Good space, vibe, and energy.
Lots of cool-looking people in the lounge area.
Rooftop was awesome and bartenders were super friendly and generous.
There was a max capacity limit and you may have to wait 20+ minutes or so to get to the rooftop after it opens.
Free drinks all night by generous and thoughtful friends.
I was HAPPY.
Loved the venue, the good-looking people, and fantastic energy here.
- PerchJul 04, 2012
Because LA is a sprawling metropolis, there aren’t many places in town that truly feel cosmopolitan. But urbane urbanites will feel right at home at Perch, a new Downtown rooftop bistro boasting unobstructed views of the surrounding skyline and tongue-in-cheek takes on classic French cuisine.
Perch roosts on the 13th and newly constructed 15th and 16th floors of the historic Pershing Square Building (it was designed in 1923), and the stylized Art Deco space stays true to the building’s aesthetic. However, the wraparound terrace on its main floor and the bar terrace on the floor above—both decorated with Mediterranean-style floor tiles and dotted with potted plants, wrought-iron chairs and glass-topped tables, along with two outdoor fireplaces surrounded by cushioned wicker furniture and low tables—conjure a high-altitude garden party at a Fifth Avenue penthouse.
Inside (though why would you stay cooped up when the skyline beckons beyond?), gold-fringed velvet barstools surround the formidable bar, and various cozy, parlorlike sitting areas inspire intimate conversation.
Bow-tied waiters tote dishes including rabbit rillettes with braised plums, candied kumquats, vanilla-shallot marmalade and ciabatta; “shake & bake” drumsticks of buttermilk-marinated frogs’ legs with lily root and garlic chips in calvados honey glaze; and chicken Cordon Bleu “poppers” with candied-tomato rémoulade. Entrées such as coq au vin, boeuf bourguignon déconstruit and pork confit cassoulet are a bit more standard, but pair well with the list of offbeat French wines. Throw in an apple tart Napoleon for dessert, and you’ll end the evening on a true high note.
Open Hours:Dinner: Mon- Wed 6pm-10pm, Thurs-Sat 6pm-11pm. Happy Hour:Mon -Fri 4pm-6pm, Sun 3pm -9pm. Brunch:Sun 11am- 3pm. Lounge: Thurs-Sat until 2 AM
Phone:+1 213 802 170