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The Bazaar – DineLA 3rd Stop

The Bazaar is by José Andrés, chef and owner of ThinkFoodGroup (TFG), have plenty of awards under his belt. His newest restaurants are in Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas named Jaleo, China Poblano and é. There’d definitely lots of really good reviews about The Bazaar all over the net. Bazaar has a tapas type of dining, basically you order a bunch of appetizers and share it among the table. The idea of tapas is kinda like asian hot pot, it encourages conversation as people will not be totally focused on eating their own entree. Read: socialize.

We had a reservation of 8 and when our party, L L Y J W G C, arrived we were seated promptly. The general atmosphere was rather loud with the dining area mellow lighted, posh looking yet casual. It was then followed by a little drama… The server came to our table and introduced himself and said that dineLA was only for a party below 6 and we had to order from a regular menu as their kitchen and chefs could not support such a big party. so we asked for the table to be split into 2 tables of 4. Apparently the restaurant will be fully booked till 10.45pm unless we ordered from the regular menu. So we were kinda out of luck. Anyway after talking to the waitress a little we managed to get a table of 4 and 4 at the bar counter. Felt the waitress did quite a good job in mitigating the situation and compromising. When I got home, I did a quick search on it and I couldn’t find anywhere that they didn’t serve the dineLA menu to a party of more than 6. So if you are taking a party of 6 for dineLA, you should definitely call to make sure and if require, split the booking into 2. Anyway in short, we got our tables and let the food do the talking..

The appetizer that almost everyone would start off with had a interesting idea of an air bun basically it was hollow and had a layer of warm melted cheese topped with Wagyu beef.

The Bazaar by Jose Andres

“Philly Cheesesteak”
Air bread, cheddar, Wagyu beef

Right after the appetizer, everyone has a choice of 3 main entree tapas and we just got a bunch of different dishes and shared among the table. Everything tasted so awesome and my favorite being the sea scallops.

The Bazaar by Jose Andres

Organized Caesar
Quail egg, parmesan

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Sea scallops
Romesco sauce

The Bazaar by Jose Andres

Boneless chicken wings
Green olive purée

The Bazaar by Jose Andres

Grilled Wagyu flank steak
Piquillo pepper confit

The Bazaar by Jose Andres
Seared Struass veal loin
Jaques Maximin, pisto, trumpet mushrooms

The Bazaar by Jose Andres
Sautéed shrimp
Garlic, guindilla pepper

Desserts was served in another section of the restaurant it was the area was better lit and the ambience was more chill. The entire experience was awesome! Favorite spot for DineLA! It’s Molecular Gastronomy! It’s Bazaar!

The Bazaar
SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills
465 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tel: (310) 246-5567
Opening Hours:
Mon-Wed, Sun 6 pm – 10:30 pm
Thu-Sat 6 pm – 11:30 pm

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Categories: Los Angeles
  1. Alicia
    March 2, 2012 at 6:55 am

    loving your pictures! btw how do u get it to be so bright & sharp, but not ‘fake’??? isn’t the bazaar kinda dark….?

    • terenceleezy
      March 3, 2012 at 10:32 am

      Hey Alicia, thanks! hmmm yea bazaar is kinda dark. i used flash in most of my food photos! yea cos restaurants are mostly kinda dark and lowly lit. u take food photos too?

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