822 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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07/24/2011Provided by Citysearch -
The food was better than average bar food - but don't expect to pay bar food prices. We ordered appetizers, a mix of entrees and dessert (the works) and everything was ok. The cherry on top of our otherwise mediocre evening was to have the very witchy hostess (I could use other terminology but wanted to keep this review rated G) come over and literally kick us out of our table because she had another reservation coming in. Mind you, no one had bused our table - I barely even paid the check. Look, missy, if you need the table, plan better or at least do the right thing and have your staff bus tables properly or offer a special incentive like ""come to the bar and have a free drink"". Anything but how she handled this would have been better.
06/15/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Great drinks and good service. However a bit expensive but what do you expect in the Marina. It's also not that crowded usually so you can actually have a conversation without shouting for the most part. A good chill weekend lounge spot. They serve food late too which is a plus.
06/23/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I couldn't believe how bad the service was and there were only a hand full of customers. It got way worse from there. My wife got a salad that was BROWN and smelled like garbage. When we tried to return it, the manager told us that it wasn't that bad. Wow. Pass on this place. Too many other great choices in LA.
02/25/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I went there with a party of 10. We ate in the ""back"" room. The front part of the house seemed much more happening so if I were a small party I'd recommend going without a rez and eating apps there. Scallop app was good as was the Duck confit. The one blemish was the Spaghetti Squash app that came out during the first course and also on the main course. It was way over garlic'd and I told the waitress that the chef had ruined the dish after we had our appetizers, and when it came out the second time, it tasted the same, so clearly they make the dish before service starts. Pork tacos very good. Salmon also very strong. We went on a friday night and it was very loud so if you are looking for an intimate spot the back room is not it, but you're better out front anyways. Service was very good and the Red Velvet cake for desert was solid as well. Overall great value considering how cheap the bill was.
06/29/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have been to this place few times now and I honestly always enjoy the experience. I like the place itself and the atmosphere, and I love sitting around the fireplace. The food is pretty good, just not enough for the 4th star on my book. Overall I recommend it. It is the ideal place to catch up with a friend that you haven't seen in a while.
06/03/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Wow. I used to come here alot and dealt with mediocre service, whatever---to be expected. But tonight= outright RUDE management.
Way too long of a story to spend time on, but as a previous bar / club manager...i was met with the most ridiculously outright rude management imaginable for such a mediocre neighborhood bar.
The owners of this 'bar' ought to be ashamed to have such a TOOL working as manager. Next time i'll bring my party of 20 plus to a competitor. Can't wait to see this place go down, they deserve it.
I went to Beechwood for a friend?s birthday. Service was extremely slow. It took over 45 minutes for our dinner to arrive once ordered. I ordered the red snapper. When the waitress brought out my dish a horrible odor of fish engulfed the surrounding area. Fish is not supposed to smell, especially at the price Beechwood charges. My friend's tagliatelle with mushroom sauce was equally disappointing. Tagiatelle should be homemade and the mushroom sauce should be rich in an earthy mushroom flavor. Instead the tagaitelle was obviously store bought and rubbery and the sauce was simply butter with a few mushrooms and herbs. If you go here, only order from the small menu. My friend spoke with our waitress and manager about the long wait we had for our food. The manager was unfriendly and unsympathetic. He did not offer to discount our bill. Instead he placed two bouncers by the door to make sure we didn't skip on our bill. How much more low class can one be made to feel? What a disappointing birthday dinner for my friend. I will never go back.
All reviews on this site commenting on the rude and arrogance of the staff here are entirely true. My husband and I went here for a nice quiet Saturday night dinner. We were led into an EMPTY dining room, with 3 of the approx 10 booths taken, and the rest of the free standing tables in the middle entirely empty. We asked, since there were several empty booths, if we could sit it one. They said, ""no, they are all reserved for large parties."" Five minutes later, another couple, walked into the restaurant, and were led to a crappy table like ours. They protested like we did and asked for a booth. When they stated they were going to leave if they did not get one were led to one immediately. When I asked the hostess staff and the manager what was going on, they stated, ""We were going to make them move anyway."" We promptly left the place.
What a joke this place is. Who do they think they are? Talk to me when you can fill your tables at prime time on a Saturday night. It is clear that other people have figured out that this place is not worth it, as it is pretty much vacant. You have places all over LA to chose from. Don't waste your time with these people.