189 by Dominique Ansel
The Cronut-creator’s elegant bistro
French · Fairfax · $$$
The inventor of the Cronut turns to savory at the Grove with this refined bistro offering a full-service menu of seasonal, globally-inspired salads, veggie-friendly dishes and chops. The modern, elegant and slightly whimsical space above the bakery below has an evergreen view of the mall's treetops outside.
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hours Open Today · 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
location 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA phone +1 323-602-0096 website 189byda.com directions Get Directions
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4.1
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During a day/night stop in Los Angeles, we booked our favorite New York pastry chefs first savory restaurant. Lots of potential here, some tweaks needed to make it as "sweet" as his pastry genius. The desserts unsurprisingly were fantastic! And the cocktails were well thought out and delicious. We had the slow cooked lamb that just lacked having more lamb jus (it was just too dry but melted in the mouth!) and the ribs with pineapple finish were just too dry (needed a sticky glaze or sauce). We enjoyed the evening and finishing off with mixing up our own granola cereal was a lovely touch!
Rachael Thompson · December 2, 2017
Delicious food in a charming and friendly setting overlooking the Grove. Small plates by celebrity cronut-master Dominique Ansel are mostly on point with flavor but miss the mark in plating and small portions. This was their first week of operation so I suspect will improve with experience. Outstanding and inventive wine and beverage list definitely a plus. Overall, a wonderful dinner and we will be back very soon.
Rich Campbell · November 15, 2017
We went for brunch, my wife and I were taking out my mother-in-law. We were informed the dishes are passed around and we take what we like, sounds great, if there were any method to the madness. As for mixed drinks, they were coming around on a cart, but very slowly. My wife and her mother ordered their wine while I took some sausage to cheers it to their wine... My wife and mother-in-law do not eat a lot of meat and our objective this day was the dumplings, as that was the promotion for the new year. In the whole time we were there having asked multiple "passers" to send over dumpling only one of each kind came once throughout our meal. Although we were offered pancakes and potatoes and desserts, method to the madness. For dessert we wanted to get cronuts, the signature, right? I asked the waitress to order the cronuts, but they are "not connected that way to the bakery"? But I can go downstairs and get them. OK, do I have to wait in line, since we are eating brunch upstairs, can cut the line? No. OK. So I go downstairs and wait in line for 20 minutes, while my wife and mother-in-law are finishing brunch, I'm still waiting on dumplings to come by anyway. I get to the front of the line and they only let me order 2 cronuts, why didn't someone tell me that when I asked upstairs before the line? "Strict Policy" confirmed the chef himself after my obvious frustration with the situation. zero effort to resolve the situation. dumplings were cold and soggy.
Ryan G · February 19, 2018