The Bazaar By Jose Andres
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Member Reviews (25)
- The Bazaar By Jose AndresMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Feb 04, 2014
Considering I've gone to over 20 restaurants for dineLA, it's a wonder that it has taken me this long to visit the Bazaar. All I can say is that I should have come a lot sooner. I am absolutely in love with their amazing and unique dishes.
The ambiance is of the restaurant itself is quite interesting. When I walked into the restaurant, I was slightly confused because I thought I was in the hotel lobby. In fact, the SLS hotel lobby looks more like a restaurant than the Bazaar. From the seating arrangements to the displays, the Bazaar's decor has to be one of the most unique in my experience.
The service is impeccable. Our waiter was great. He was attentive and helped us with suggestions on our entree choices. One of the hotel managers, Andrew, came to ask us how things were and even gave us 6 Hilly Cheesesteaks for each person in our party to try. We also had no problem getting into the dessert room after our meal.
Now let's talk about the food. You should probably be aware that the dishes are extremely small for the price. You're eating to savour the flavors, not to enjoy the portions. The priciness is also reflected in the alcoholic beverages. All cocktails are $17+ and the wine list carries some very fancy prices.
Because we had a large party, We all got to taste a little bit of a lot of dishes. My favorites of the evening are the Philly Cheesesteak, Jamon Serrano, Wagyu Beef Cheeks, Chicken Croquette, and the Corn Fritters. Out of those, I would definitely recommend getting the Philly Cheesesteak. It comes inside a cheddar sauce filled airbread, topped with Wagyu Beef. The bread has an amazing texture and the cheddar sauce is just delicious.
The dessert room has a lot of interesting options to pick from. They also have an delectable display of their dessert selections. I was eyeing the cube shaped cupcakes but since my dineLA meal came with a dessert, I opted to not go for it. My Pan con Chocolate dessert was quite amazing.
The valet parking at the SLS Hotel is $14. I would recommend checking out the hotel lobby after your meal. It's beautiful and usually very quiet.
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- The Bazaar By Jose AndresMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Jan 29, 2014
My favorite dineLA restaurant :) second time coming here (first time was last year) and they were both memorable.
I'm going to write about my second experience:
Parking: valet parking is $$$$$ so find parking on the residential st (read the signs to avoid tickets)
Service: Our server was AWESOME! Forgot his name but he had a great sense of humor.
Highlight of the tapas we ordered were the famous Philly Cheesesteak (butter/cheese was oozing out from the hallow inside), the tender scallops and the tiny caviar on a cone.
Dessert: they moved us to the dessert section. We got the famous flan and the chocolate dish. Flan was ok but the other dessert with chocolate was better :)
After dinner: walk around their art gallery and check out their outdoor patio in front of their hotel!
Why I love this place: The atmosphere is def 'bazaar' and artsy. The restaurant has unique furnitures and their tapas are delicious (except for that mushroom dish).
- If this is your first time then get the $20 nitrogen cocktail! It's like a sorbet and the bartender/mixologist will wheel his bar to your table and mix it for you. If you're a penny pincher then why are you going to bazaar? This one time experience is worth it.
- find residential parking and read the st signs
- don't get the mushroom rice/rissoto thingy
Bar scene: Third time i went here was after eating at fogo de chao (next door). We had few cocktails at the bar. It gets pretty crowded there on a Friday night. All of their cocktails are unique and superb. It's a lil pricey
- The Bazaar By Jose AndresAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Nov 16, 2013
I brought my mother and aunt here, along with the rest of the family, for a mother's day extravaganza!
Diner beware!!! Portions are small but a pop of flavor with each bite.
We selected a couple of the dishes and each one did not disappoint.
Even the waiting area and bar were a great distraction while you wait for your table.
I think any dish you decide to order will be perfection.
I absolutely loved the decor and vibe of the place. You gotta go with the valet parking too.
Celebrity spotting is common in this restaurant, I think they are brought to a secret room.
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- The Bazaar By Jose AndresMember ofFamily TravelersFoodiesWellness+ 5Aug 15, 2013
I loved The Bazaar! The food is delightful and innovative--think cotton candy fois gras pops and caipirinhas made in front of you. The decor is amazing, a strange cross between trendy and, well, bizarre.
- The Bazaar By Jose AndresMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesAdventure Travelers+ 1Jul 27, 2013
loved it. but it's only a once in a while place, not a want to eat here daily place. fantastical food, like uni buns w jalapeno and "philly cheesesteak" made with wagyu beef and "air" bread. excellent service. caiparinhas made with liquid nitrogen. a total dining experience.
- The Bazaar By Jose AndresMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Jul 26, 2013
DineLA Week July 2013: Prefix Menu $45 +Tax & Tip
Some Little Starter:
American Sturgeon Caviar Cone: 5 stars
One of the Best caviar that I have ever tasted; it was so yummy. It just melted in my mouth like butter of the sea. =)
Dungeness Crab: 3.5 stars
Very cute presentation; in an anchovies can but the crab turned out to a bit on the salty side. The cucumbers lightened the taste up & gave it a good texture; but portion was a bit on the small side.
Sea Scallops w/ Romesco Sauce: 4.5 stars
Very nicely seared & it had a very marina like sauce on the plate. On top was sprinkled with crushed peanut.
Sauteed Shrimp: 5 stars
Perfectly sauteed & had a mild spicy kick to it; plus a Nice simmery garlic & lemony side taste to it. Shrimp was very tender & not over cooked like @other places
Patissere Dessert: 5 stars
Pan Con Chocolate: Chocolate mousse just perfect amount of smoothness & ice cream was just delicious. If you like chocolate then you will love this =)
Ice Cream & Sorbets (Mango, Raspberry, Lemon): 2 Stars
Mango: the best out of the 3 but the fruit intensity here was very underwhelming.
Raspberry: Just Ok...not very berry/ fruity tasting at all.
Lemon: Very light hint of lemon, other than that it tasted like fluff
The Patisserie Menu (NOT on DineLA menu):
Pecan Pie Cookie: 5 stars
Very tasty you can really taste the Pecan throughout the cookie; very yummy =)
Blueberry muffin: 1.5 stars
Soft & nice but not as good as the pecan cookie.
Service: A+ (always had people checking up on us & they moved us to another area of the restaurant after dinner for dessert part of the menu; a very nice touch)
Decor: A (great decor; very warm & classy feel to the place)
Overall: I believe this is one of the Best & most worth it restaurants to go try the DineLA menu. They do not skimp on portions / service here. =)
I left feeling full & satisfied; had a great evening with great food & great company =)
TIP: If you don't feel like paying for the crazy $12 Valet fee here @SLS hotel then there's surrounding street parking/ metered parking close by. ;)
- The Bazaar By Jose AndresAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3May 20, 2013
Since so many people have commented on the various dishes, I will just list my personal faves. The charcuterie platter was quite good, especially since it was accompanied by crusty bread topped with these amazing stewed (?) tomatoes. Yum. We received chorizo, salchicon, and lomo- all were amazing. I really liked the Japanese Taco, because the eel was super tender and tasty. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the Brussels Sprouts- they may have been the best I have ever had, with the touch of lemon and just the right amount of salt. The "Philly Cheesesteak" sandwiches lived up to the hype- beautiful, rare beef on an open-faced sandwich with melty, drippy cheese sauce. Oh yeah. The Sauteed Shrimp ended the meal perfectly- I couldn't get enough of the buttery, super GARLICKY sauce. Where is some bread to dip in that stuff?!?! Our waiter, Matthew, was quite attentive and took good care of us throughout the night. When we were ready for dessert, we were moved to a lovely little table in the Patisserie. T's mom had the Spanish Coffee (which was strong and delightful), I had the Suenos de Chocolate, and we all shared the Pan Con Chocolate. My drink was topped with toasted marshmallow, rimmed with a chocolate cookie crust, and was super strong. The dessert was amazing- who knew olive oil and chocolate can go so well together?
Overall, the meal was a foodie landmark. The main reason I give 4 stars is that I feel the Bazaar uses some very boring ingredients for certain dishes and charges way too much. I know, it's the Bazaar. But I still laughed at the the insanity of having a large selection of bottled waters on the menu.