1119 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9001534.040676 -118.261731
Monday - Friday
Monday - Thursday
5pm - 9pm
Friday - Saturday
Neighborhoods: Central LA, South Park, Downtown
Nice downtown restaurant – The first time i walked in here i thought "chicago." It didn't look like an LA restaurant to me. I like the space, even though it is quite large. The downstairs is nice for casual dinner. The food is good, not spectacular but good. Frederic, the manager/sommelier is a treat. I wish the wine list were more reflective of his scope and talent, but they are growing it. The patio is really pretty too, very nicely layed out with good views of parts of the skyline. I like the upstairs cigar patio as well, but I'm not as wild about the dance area. It's a little cheesy, and can attract big USC frat crowds.
Thieves and A-HOLE Manager – An organization i am part of have a party there last Fri. Most of the people around the dance area were people I knew, so when a friend encouraged me to put my purse down near where we were dancing, I did.
Not long after my purse was gone. I was frantic to try to find it quickly in hopes the thief hadn't left the bar yet. The bouncers and staff were unhelpful and seemed really annoyed by me when i told them what happened.
Not long after my purse was found in the parking lot sans brand new Blackberry and credit card.
The manager was completely unapologetic and was accusatory to me. He said, "YOU left it in the parking lot" to which I replied "I (emphasis) did not leave it in the parking lot" (btw, i parked on the street). Then he proceeded to scold me for bringing my purse into the club instead of leaving it my car! Yeah, that sounds like normal, practical behavior and sounds safe (sarcasm)!
Blaming the victim for theft in your club is NOT a good way to spread positive word of mouth and to encourage repeat patronage.
Great place for a drink – J Restaurant and Lounge is a great place to go for drinks, good food, plus they have a nice patio. Probably not the best place for a laid-back experience, but something to check out when you're looking for more of a fun night out.
Not bad... – Not a bad place, but they did screw up our reservation. We had a party of 30 for drinks, and they completely screwed it up, suddenly charging people.
They ended up fixing it by refunding our money, giving us a larger reserved section, and comping us a bottle of champagne.
Fun place, worth going to and trying it out.
Nice Lounge area. – Nice lounge/patio club indoors modern and well serviced.
It felt like more of an Asian atmosphere (did not mind it) for those who are looking for that type of community and spot.
overall i think it was nice and i had a great time.
yep!! – great family atmosphere. nice setting.... the ambiance really captures the experience. order, eat, enjoy...
Terrible Terrible Terrible – The food was honestly terrible. It felt like fine dining (setting-wise) with cafeteria style food being served. We started the night with the Fritto Misto platter... how hard is it to screw up tempura? They managed. The dinners in general were average at best. The saddest part of the night was the fact that there was not one other table on a Friday night around 9:00pm. Our server was excellent, the hostess friendly and the rest of the staff were both attractive and highly diligent. Too bad they don't have their own food working for them...
Best Bachelorette Party Ever! – This is the best place for a Bachelorette Party--hands down! The bar is swanky and subdued--great lighting, great design features--a great place if you're not into the gaudy and annoying "Hollywood" bars that pepper the Sunset Strip. We opted for bottle service which was, in my opinion, the only way to go if you're with a large group. The music was great all night--a good mix with a little for everyone. The drinks were awesome (the Mango Mojito's were absolutely delicious). Our server, the bartenders, and the management helped make this one of the most enjoyable nights I've had out in L.A. Glad we made the trip downtown--it was well worth it!
Friday Lunch – They have $3 martinis at lunch! What can I say? Well, Ahi Tare Tare was very good. Risotto was OK. Not crowded at lunch on Friday so nice and private. The back patio is really nice. Have to try next time
Football will NEVER be the same! – My friend wanted to go to brunch at a place I'd never been too... and now, will never forget. J's was out of the blue....I never saw it coming. Great, great, great! Okay, so we had some freakishly amazing omelettes and tried to find the bottom of our "bottomless mimosas". Safe to say..never happened. :) Our server Melissa never stopped pouring, how often does that happen... that you actually get ALL you can drink? Never.. except here at J's.
But that's not the best part. So we had a Superbowl party to go to and kick back, relax, hang with or friends.....Never happened. We Never left. We called our friends and told them to get down here! It was twenty bucks! All you can eat and drink. One more time... twenty buck.
Beer garden upstairs, Buffet of snack perfection, Beer pong tournament outside on the hugest patio ever! They were building projection screens through out the place so everyone could have a sweet view of the game. (even though I counted at least 5 plasmas) Go big or go home!
The whole scene started to freak us out in a good way, why.. it was like we walked into J's personal Superbowl party and they couldn't be happier we stayed! Getting a drink from the bar was a breeze too. It was Superbowl sunday and the bar staff never looked away from the bar! How wierd is that! ( okay, well no one in the world was doing anything the last 10 minutes of the game, but if I wanted a drink I'm sure it would have happened.)
Safe to say, Never expected this kind of fun at a bar.
We'll be going this weekend to check things out "club wise" and let you know.
As for Sundays' at J Lounge.
We'll be there!
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