822 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA | Directions 9029233.988059 -118.451829
Neighborhoods: Marina Del Ray, West LA, Marina Del Rey
We only had drinks and dessert, but it was fantastic! – My friend and I went to Beechwood pretty late on a Friday night. The place was packed, playing great music, and since we just wanted drinks and dessert, we weren't sure where to go. The hostess was really nice and told us to grab a drink and look for an open table since the lounge was pretty much first come first serve. The bartender was fantastic too and got us drinks quickly. We ordered cupcakes, grabbed an open table and they came out right away - delicious chocolate, red velvet and banana treats. All the food we saw coming out looked and smelled fantastic. I have to say the service was the best part of us being there, can't wait to go back and try the food.
food bad service even worse management abusive stay away – I went to this restaurant for my birthday dinner with a few friends,the worse night.
The food was ineatable, The chef had a very heavy hand with the salt.Called when we told the waiter this he had no response, usually if you have a problem with the food at any restaurant, they are only to happy to get you something else or take it off the bill. NOT AT BEACHWOOD.
My friends paid the bill, left the waiter a 12% tip , if i was the one leaving the tip he would have been given nothing.
We were otside in the parking lot waiting for our car when our waiter and a big bouncer appeared, he confrounted us and asked why he had only been given the 12% tip he deserved moore and what was our problem,I told him if he worked for me he would have just been fired for chasing down customers asking for moore money .called the next day to complaine, i was called a lier and told never to come bach again. then i asked for the owners name DAVID REESE,and was told it would not do me any good writting to him , he didnt want any contact with customers.What a shame Mr Reese doesnt mind how abusive the staff are to the customers.
A chill version of the Hollywood Scene – I love this place! You can get dressed up or where jeans! Anything goes. The food is great, they have great yam fries! It has a nice restaurant section that is seperate from the bar area. So you can have a romantic dinner, and then head to the bar after. They have a great martini list, you have to try a few. They also have an outdoor patio area with fire pits. It reminds me of hollywood without all the fake people.
Best Burger in Town – This place doesn't have great service, nor does it have enough room, but if you're lucky enough to grab a booth and a menu.. order the Burger. It's amazing... and I don't want to rock the boat here, but it may be better than Fathers Office. The only thing that did get under my skin here was the fact that we ordered a specific beer and they ran out, didn't tell us, then served another beer like it.. without asking or letting us know. Clearly, we're not blind and noticed. Argh, frustrating but then you eat that damn burger and all your troubles melt away.
One of the worst dining experiences of my life... – I want to preface by saying I am in the business and I know the challenges of running a restaurant.
Our experience at Beechwood Cafe was unforgivable and I choose not to bother to write to the management because I don't want anything from them. I do however think it should be publicized.
If you just want to hang out and drink and don't care about food at all or quality or service- the place is probably fun and fine.
We made a huge mistake in taking our young daughter. We thought we would be ok if we arrived first seating 6pm and would miss the "hipsters". we thought it was known for good food as well as atmosphere. We arrived at 5:45pm to a locked door. The rudest hostess in history (pregant brunette- I hope you read this and correct your behavior) stood behind the door and "mouthed" 6:00- we open at 6:00.
She did not even have the courtesty to allow us to come in and sit on the patio and have drinks for the 15 minutes before they were officially opened. I motioned to her that we would like to put our name in for a reservation and she again with great attitude shouted 6:00 through the locked door.
As I stood there with child in arms, I again motioned I would like to make a reservation. To which she finally cracked the door ever so slightly and said "what". I asked her if I could make a res for the 3rd time and she yelled to the other girl behind the desk-can we take a res at 6pm. She said yes.
We should have left then.
The end of the story is that my entire family got sick and my darling daughter has been throwing up & had diahrea for 2 days. It was a horrendous experience. We will be contacting the health dept(not to be mean) but to save others from the illness our family had to go through for two days.
There was one saving grace besides a nice patio and fireplace.
There was a very kind young man who served us-young actor looking type- sweet faced kid in his 20's. He was kind and patient and attentive - nothing like anyone else that worked there.
If you don't like this place, you have no taste! – Anyone who had a negative review about this place is a moron. I was there this past Saturday for my birthday. We had a table for 8 people and everyone of us were very impressed with the whole night. The service was great (Mia was our server), the food was great, and the crowd was great. I don't know how you can't like this place. Our bill came out to $70/per person, which included tip. We were all stuffed and had a good buzz. I will definitely be back soon!
Great food, trendy atmosphere – Beechwood is the kind of restaurant that seems too trendy to serve great food; but this is in fact not the case. Despite the orange booths and undulating chandeliers, Beechwood's menu is stocked with great surf n' turf dishes, most notably the roasted chicken. For anyone who wants a good meal served by friendly people in an intriguing atmosphere, Beechwood is for you.
good food, good crowd – Went on Saturday around 11pm, so the place was packed but my 3 friends and I were fortunate to snag a table. Service was very nice and fast. Had the lamb meatballs - the definition of delicious! Also had the burger which was ok but nothing special, I probably won't get again. Sweet potato fries were very yummy. It was a fun party atmosphere, and the crowd seemed like all good, fun, normal people. Had a great time & definitely plan to return!
Solid place – My boyfriend and I tried out Beechwood b/c we very curious why this trendly looking place was doing in the middle of now where. We went on a Wednesday night, so it obviously wasn't very crowded. We were given the option to sit at the bar, lounge, or dinning room...all served a full menu. We picked the dinning room. My boyfriend LOVED the decor and LOVED the food. I'd have to agree that the place had a very trendy and cool, but romantic ambiance to it and the food was delicious. Our waiter was friendly and the service was fast. All in all a good experience!
Would not recommend – I brought my girl there for the Valentine's day dinner thingy, I thought well, since they have a fix price menu the food should be okay. NO ... it's not okay. I had a duck confeit and turn out it's green bean, potato, and 2 tiny pieces of duck .. it tasted worse than can food. Then I had a "don't-know-what-it-is" thing, and I still don't know what it is, it tasted okay, but I still saw a lot of eaters just return it to the waiter without touching it. Then I had a Porterhouse ... I would rather go get some BBQ pork from a chinese restaurant ... The dessert was chocolate dipped strawberry, some icecream, and some sweet biscuits .. looks like a kid's meal and it doesn't taste that good anyway ... Wine was okay, I had a glass of Syrah from France
The atmosphere and the decoration looks okay ... but the food .... (-. -lll)
I don't think I would go there again ...
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