189 by Dominique Ansel

/ Pub & bar, Restaurant
#7777 of 29804 places to eat in Los Angeles
ClosedOpens at 17:00
American, French, Vegetarian options
$$$$ Average price: $11-30
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189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, California, USA
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Once the promenade around the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is over, visit 189 by Dominique Ansel. French cuisine under the direction of the talented chef is wonderful here. You will like its food, especially tasty elote, gnocchi and burrata. Come to this bar to try good cronuts, almond croissants and biscuits.

The wine list is versatile, every visitor can find something that suits their taste. Delicious chocolate frappe, grape juice or matcha are worth a try here. The cheerful staff reflects the style and character of 189 by Dominique Ansel. Fast service is something guests agree upon here. Prices at this place are worth attention as they're attractive. The nice decor and pleasant atmosphere let clients feel relaxed here. The TripAdvisor rating for this spot is 4.

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Sunday, April 14th at 2.35 p.m at 189 was a high water mark for afternoon dining. Our food adventure was lead by Luis, Alexus, the team of chefs and the "bright smiling" Michelle.  Luis made scramble eggs like we have NEVER EVER experienced before.  Pastries by Alexus were like floating in a hot air balloon.  We had pancakes, fried chicken, salmon, sweet potato hash, an assortment breads our brains have no words for but out pallets remember very well.  Michelle (so adorable) made us acquainted with your frozen smores - the best crazy one can have.  Most importantly was the display of genuine care and kindness by each team member of 189.  The absolute best food is prepared and served with LOVE.  That was our experience on Sunday, April 14th at 2:35 p.m. at 189.  Who would not want to come back for MORE. Zella and the Tall One
The dim sum format used at weekend brunch doesn't work. I've already experienced this format fail at State Bird Provisions in San Francisco and Church Key in West Hollywood. Management should just read the many Yelps as proof that they have a problem. For me, Chinese dim sum doesn't require pairings like getting the bacon or sausage patty with the eggs or coursing like eating the sweet cronut after the savory lobster roll. They picked the wrong Asian dining style to emulate. Instead of the waitstaff stamping the food we've taken on the order sheet, have the diner mark the sheet like an order form at a sushi bar. The food then arrives at once like a big "sushi platter". Of the 18 items listed as available by servers, 7 or 39% were never presented to our table. So grab what you can because there's no guarantee that the dish will return. I'm sympathetic to the challenge of bringing out hot dishes, but there is zero excuse for not offering the kouign amann pastry that is readily available in the separate bakery. Not a surprise, the baked goods bested the savory dishes. The crusty cronut holes filled with rose mascarpone and apricot, spongey matcha souffle pancake that jiggled like Jell-O, and the lemony brioche cinnamon roll topped with Champagne icing outdid the lobster roll with old bay on tasty toasted split buns, the overly breaded fried chicken seasoned with smoked paprika, and the overseasoned soft scrambled eggs that came with a dry slice of bread. The mall charges for parking past the first hour. The waiter said to get a validation downstairs at the bakery. I don't know why they can't validate at the restaurant and I don't know what that validation did as we still paid $4 for one hour and five minutes of parking.
First time I had dinner here it was amazing. But now it has recently gone down like the elote milk bread is still good but saltier. The smashed potato dish with garlic I loved has been replaced by a new, not as good potato dish. The service was still good so I'm happy about that. It's funny how there's a whole bakery downstairs but I was intrigued by the free granola and stuff in the corner of the restaurant (I guess because it's free after dinner lol). I didn't eat it until a week later and holy moly, the granola, raisins and mini white meringue cookies are DELICIOUS. I HAVE REGRETS NOT GETTING MORE. I'm coming back, Ansel, if not to buy some of these awesome treats.
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Address
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, California, USA
Features
Outdoor seating Сredit cards accepted Delivery Booking Wi-Fi Takeaway Parking No TV Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours
SundaySun 11:00-15:00, 17:30-22:00
MondayMon 11:30-14:30, 17:00-22:00
TuesdayTue 11:30-14:30, 17:00-22:00
WednesdayWed 11:30-14:30, 17:00-22:00
ThursdayThu 11:30-14:30, 17:00-22:00
FridayFri 11:30-14:30, 17:00-23:00
SaturdaySat 11:00-15:00, 17:30-23:00

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