Eva Longoria and Celebrity chef Todd English bring a boldly creative culinary style to the west coast! Beso restaurant takes a Latin approach to classic Steakhouse cuisine, featuring an eclectic and contemporary dinner menu. The dining room features wrap-around booths and overstuffed chairs in front of an open kitchen with a white oak wood burning grill. Join us in our candlelit lounge for cocktails made from muddled fruit and explore unique tequilas, sangria, and an extensive wine list.
Steakhouse, Latin American, International
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Corner of Ivar St.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
$12 per Vehicle Valet charge applies
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Half price wine Monday! Every Monday roam through our extensive list of spanish, Argentinean, new world and domestic wines and find a new favorite to try at half price! Choose any bottle priced over $80 and we will happily cut the price in half on Monday as long as you order something from the kitchen.
Wine Wednesday! We offer a $60 dinner for 2 and one bottle of wine special every Wednesday. You get a caesar salad choice of: Skirt Steak or Chicken Enchiladas and Dessert Churros.
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Beso offers intimate private dining options for groups of 30 to 50 in our Private Dining Room or the Upstairs Lounge. We also cater to groups of 50 to 500 for cocktail receptions, corporate dinners, film premieres or wrap parties.
Beso Ratings and Reviews
When here with my love for our romantic ...
When here with my love for our romantic dinner night for my bday.. and the lights candles..made it very romantic for both us.
What a disappointment!!! It starts by w ...
What a disappointment!!! It starts by walking into a very dark restaurant. It was very hard for our eyes to adjust. Then they are guiding us to the table and there is a bump in the flooring that they do not warn you about and I got off balance. We are seated and looking at the menu. I don't feel we got any honest answers on what was better, being the server recommend so many things and then agreed to what we mentioned. Our server was rather cold, brisk and off so quickly. The bus boys were great. We ordered Roasted Rack of Lamb, fingerling potatoes, rosemary & pepita paste. First of all, it wasn’t a rack of lamb, it was 4 pieces on the plates that were tasteless and dry. This wasn’t okay especially for $31. So I sent it back and got the Skirt Steak. This was a vast improvement, but still missing the mark on flavorful food. The lobster quesadilla had very little lobster. The Ladies room is another problem. There are 3 stalls and light overhead for only one. So I had to use my phone flashlight to see…I thought I was camping. There was a lady handing out paper towel. I suggested to her to get lights in here. Having her in there was unnecessary and she was in the way for such a small place. I will never come back and suggest not to come here. Delphine in the W Hotel is far superior.
Very poor/slow service. Overrated. Wish ...
Very poor/slow service. Overrated. Wish they had a bigger menu.
The ambiance, food, and service was good ...
The ambiance, food, and service was good. The restaurant wasn't noisy it was easy to have a good conversation.
We love the service and food at Beso! E ...
We love the service and food at Beso! Every dish we had as spectacular! Ribeye, Ceviche, guacamole, tacos, asparagus and sangria are tens! One of our favorite Hollywood restaurants!
Food is always good. But I have to say t ...
Food is always good. But I have to say that service needs improvement. Expect to be seated 30-45 minutes after your reservation - on a good night. Our waitress was not friendly, more so disinterested and unattentive. No professional manners which ruined the dining experience. Even with a bad service, we gave her a 20% cash tip and waitress just dropped off our card and walked away without saying anything. The busboy though was friendly and thanked us as we left while the waitress ignored us. The guys who delivered our food were nice and friendly. Overall dining experience was disappointing. The 3 friends I brought will never go back.
We had horrible experience. Server Susan ...
We had horrible experience. Server Susan was not friendly. We felt like we were being rushed. She keeps making mistakes. Place was too dark . Bathroom needs renovation. Can't even close the doors. Paint is peeling. Food was ok , had the scallops. I find it overpriced. I won't go back.
We had a Groupon and that made it a grea ...
We had a Groupon and that made it a great value. We only had bar snacks but they were quite good. Bartender was keeping up but they could use two because he was being pushed pretty hard.
Was seated promptly. Was just hard to t ...
Was seated promptly. Was just hard to track waitress down.
We lucked out thanks to groupon who intr ...
We lucked out thanks to groupon who introduced us to you. Cant wait to go back loved it!
We dined at Beso before attending a show ...
We dined at Beso before attending a show at the Pantages. It is a great option for before the theater. We had an early reservation, our table was ready immediately and we were seated with a nice greeting and a smile. The service was excellent and very attentive. We started with a pitcher of Sangria, very good and perfect for 2. We started with a flat-bread appetizer, excellent....then decided to share the ribeye steak and mac and cheese. Plenty of food for the two of us and everything was delicious. An added plus, you can Valet your car for dinner and they are happy to let you leave it until after the show. It is a quick walk to the Pantages theater, as well as many other fun things to do on Hollywood Blvd. The service was awesome from the Valet, super nice gentlemen! We have been to Beso a couple of times in the past while attending a show, and will definitely be returning many more times in the future!
Good was very good Service was spotty We ...
Good was very good Service was spotty We ordered two appetizers and they delivered one in about 10 minutes and the other 10 minutes later The drink I ordered came after the first appetizer but just before the second one Awful dark place
I was very excited to go to the restaura ...
I was very excited to go to the restaurant, but we were a little bit dissapointed because of the food. The Beso avocado dish wasn't good, it seemed like it wasn't fresh. Then we were asking about the wi-fi due that we need it to "call" an uber. When we were inside the anawer was that they don't have wi-fi (eventhgough we told them that we found beso1). Afterall they told as that when we will be outside the restaurant we could try, because inside it can't be and they gave us a password. When we were outside no signal and no beso1 connection so we couldn't "call" the Uber.... Coming from Spain, in our honeymoon and being so excited to go to the restaurant, by having this experience as you can understand I can't have good words about our Beso experience unfortunatelly...
My wife and I went to Beso on a group on ...
My wife and I went to Beso on a group on. We had high expectations. Well first , when we walked it was very dark, light up by table candles. The food was ,Meh, ok. 1. The first thing we had was the Beso Guac, like regular guac with not heat or spice, covered pico de gallo . 2. The Giant scallops were delicious, had truffle oil mashed potato's, Mmmmmm! 3. The Lobster Quesadilla, Where was he lobster? couldn't taste it. 4. The 4 Taco plate, Had 1 of each. The tortillas were square, cute. The tortillas would have been tastier if they were made there. Been to a few places where tortillas were made in house with a special blend masa, HEAVENLY! 5. The Rice was al dente and well MEH. 5. The Sangria was very strong and not too fruity, Before you get all crazy look up what sangria should taste like. We have tried at least 35 different Sangrias and this one fell in about #30. 6. The deep fried banana split was good but not exciting. 7. Let me say that the service was fantastic, very attentive. Thanks crew. I don't think that we could recommend it to friends or family. We travel around and try different restaurants so we value our reputations. All I can say is Thank Goodness we had Group on. C'mon Guys, If you can't keep up the dream maybe you need to rethink what your doing?
absolutely wonderful dining experience f ...
absolutely wonderful dining experience for my three year anniversary. They were very nice, as well as flexible with my reservation. I was running late, gave them a ring, and they saved my table. Just great!
I had the salmon plate, the texture of t ...
I had the salmon plate, the texture of the fish was good however, it had a "fishy" smell like it wasn't washed thoroughly. Usually you have to wash off the blood of the fish completely (the black part) in order for it not to taste fishy. it was my first time, i will not be going back.
The ambiance and staff were great but th ...
The ambiance and staff were great but the food wasn't the best. It may have been just what I ordered which was the lamb. It was cooked to perfection but had no flavor. I would go back again to try something else but not anytime soon.
Good food, great ambiance, will be back! ...
Good food, great ambiance, will be back! I recommend Beso to all my friends!
To start, I ordered the Cesar salad with ...
To start, I ordered the Cesar salad with the caper salad dressing....still on my mind after 3 days. Next the scallops with mashed potatoes while my friend ordered the rib eye. Both were excellent choices. The meal was topped of with churros.....so light and not super sweet..yum!
We decided to give Beso a another try. ...
We decided to give Beso a another try. Bad experience with the server from our last visit. Virgil and Jorge was very attentive and helpful. The food was excellent. We ordered the ceviche, skirt steak, lamb and the churro. Everything was well prepare. Definitely comjng back.
We expected a lot more from this restaur ...
We expected a lot more from this restaurant, our server was not talkative, didn't check on us, we only had one drink, my husband was promised a second drink and it never came. Then he came by and dropped the dessert menu and left. We had the guacamole for appetizer, I ordered the scallops, and my husband ordered the steak. I don't know what happened to the chef but nothing was seasoned. Everything was bland. I would never recommend this place or go back. Was not worth the money.
We loved it.....we tried it a few months ...
We loved it.....we tried it a few months ago......loved the food both times, loved the ambiance both times, but the SERVICE the first time was NOT GOOD.....it was during the week....we had to practically trip a waiter to get service......we went back and so glad we did...the SERVICE was SO MUCH BETTER....thank you....can't wait to go back....
A little too dark. We had to use our pho ...
A little too dark. We had to use our phone's flash to read our menu.
The food is amazing, they could bring up ...
The food is amazing, they could bring up the bar service, my Cosmo was bland and flavorless, but the great food made up for it!
The food took really long to get conside ...
The food took really long to get considering it was not as busy. In addition, I went there celebrating my boyfriend's birthday and had requested a birthday dessert ahead of time so he wouldn't find out. However, the birthday surprise never arrived to our table(maybe they forgot).
Outstanding Cheveche appetizers The Scal ...
Outstanding Cheveche appetizers The Scallops were delicious!
Food was excellent! I loved the steak ta ...
Food was excellent! I loved the steak tacos. Service was very fast and friendly. Loved the decor! We will be coming back for sure.
Celebrated my birthday and it was a nice ...
Celebrated my birthday and it was a nice dining experience. Appetizers: Eva's guacamole and ribs were delish! I ordered the petite filet (medium and was great!!!) with asparagus! Wine was fantastic!!👍🏼 My husband had lamb and our friends order the Ribeye......consensus was they loved it!! My only complaint was that it Is a little too dark inside! If lights can be turned up a tad it would be a world of a difference.
We had a wonderful time ~ second time we ...
We had a wonderful time ~ second time we have been there. We enjoyed the restaurant. Staff is very attentive. Food is wonderful. I recommend it highly.
Very dark inside! Not great for vegetari ...
Very dark inside! Not great for vegetarians, but fun.
Too dark. Food menu kinda not very experimental
Pretty typical menu. Scallops we're good place was romantic but boarder line hard to even see.
The restaurant is gorgeous inside. You w ...
The restaurant is gorgeous inside. You walk in and immediately feel the ambiance of a candle lit room with flowers pill owing out of sophisticated vases. The scallops exceeded my expectations the flavor was delightful. Definitely will visit again. Well worth the trip! Gracias beso! Here's a beso in return for giving me such a great experience. Btw the bartender was very charming.
First time at Beso and I and my partner ...
First time at Beso and I and my partner were very impressed! Ambiance, bar, and service was so welcoming.
I was pleasantly surprised by the food. ...
I was pleasantly surprised by the food. Guacamole is fresh and tasty and the tacos were . Been here twice and looking forward to dining out here again.
No vegetarian entrees, appetizers and fo ...
No vegetarian entrees, appetizers and food all came out at the same time, and it was grossly overpriced for what the food was. It's also a tad TOO dark in there. I get ambiance, but I'd like to see my food and read the menu. Majority of the lighting was provided by candles alone.
Outstanding service; delicious meal; beautiful ambiance! We drove up from San Diego to see the Diego Rivera show in Santa Ana, and always wanted to dine at Beso. It was more than worth the extra drive-time. (Only bummer -- house coffee was weak. Sorry) Adelante!
The host or mahat night was not very friendly
I know working for restaurant and being the manager is stressful well the man that sat my sister and I seemed as if he was manager or the host not to sure. when you visit a a restaurant with such high expectations and the manager treats you like as if I were at a diner it's very disappointing .I've received better treatment at diner in fact. That night was my first time dining at Beso I was very excited because I heard such great things about the restaurant .
Great Location, Average Food and Service
Our server forgot to ask if one party wanted her fish de-boned, so it cam whole and she was stuck de-boning it at the table. My entree cam with cold mashed potatoes underneath a fully cooked pork shoulder. Not sure how the kitchen accomplished that. They did correct it when I sent it back, but it took a minute to get the server's attention. At those prices I'd expect the kitchen to produce excellent quality and well plated meals. Also, our server was at our table so infrequently that we wondered if he still worked there at one point in the meal. Won't be back with guests again.
Fun place, great sharing menu , good wine selection by the glass. Excellent service (Jessie was our Server) We made two reservations to return with friends.
We love Beso.... It's turned into our go ...
We love Beso.... It's turned into our go to place. The food is consistently amazing . Our favorites are the margarita flat bread, lamb chops, salmon, and the ribeye steak. For sides I would recommend the corn, asperagas, and French fries. We love the ambience, it's very seductive. Candle and dim lighting make this place very romantic as well as very hip. The staff is excellent too. Bartenders make great drinks. The manager is a doll. Wait staff know the menu and wines. Even the bussers are on top of it. Can't wait to go back again later this week.
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