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The Gorbals
Eclectic Restaurant$$
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501 S Spring St Los Angeles, CA 90013
501 S Spring StUSCALos Angeles90013
(213) 488-3408thegorbalsla.com
$$Eclectic Restaurant, BarToday 6:00 pm – 2:00 am
Monday 6:00 pm – 12:00 amTuesday 6:00 pm – 12:00 amWednesday 6:00 pm – 2:00 amThursday 6:00 pm – 2:00 amFriday 6:00 pm – 2:00 amSaturday 6:00 pm – 2:00 amSunday Closed
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Foodie-friendly eatery with inspired Scottish-Jewish plates such as bacon-wrapped matzo balls.- Google
People talk about bacon wrapped, sticky toffee pudding, matzoh balls, banh mi poutine and broccoli
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Ben Junya
reviewed in the last week
Like expensive food? Great! This place is for you! Yeah, it's totally expensive, and that's the big downside of this place. however, the food is excellent! Even though the price is really high, this is a great place to take someone out on a date, or if you're trying to impress someone by throwing down big bucks for small plates. The food is excellent, but it tends to be on the rich/creamy side. Otherwise, I really like this place. I'm not super sure about the price point, but for me, a guy with simple tastes, I like it.
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Trevor Winn
reviewed 11 months ago
Sticky Toffee Pudding was delicious and the Bahn Mi Poutine was all the goodness you could hope for by mixing fries, cheese, gravy and pork. Sadly, despite the irony the bacon wrapped matzoh balls were only OK, a little dry for me. Be sure to read the drink descriptions, they've got wit and if you really enjoy you can buy the kitchen a round of beers, it's even on the menu. Ambiance for this space delivers but I definitely didn't feel incredibly safe coming in off a sketchy street in the midst of downtown LA. I swear everyone at night was walking with a limp.
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Ivan Bravo
reviewed a year ago
The decor is ultra modern hipster style. Personally i like it, but other people might not. The food is the best part, they have a changing menu based on what is available in the market, or rather what is in season. The bacon warped matzo balls are item to eat there. The sticky toffee pudding was amazing, it was sweet but not overly sweet. But i am a huge fan of sweets, and what is perfectly sweet for me, might not be perfectly sweet for others. This is a place to get standard food, this place is food for the adventurer. This is the place where you have to try something new.
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Adam Field
reviewed 7 months ago
Two of us went here for DineLA last night, so we got to try 2/3s of the DineLA menu. I had somewhat mixed feelings about it: on one hand, most of the food was indeed quite exceptionally tasty. On the other hand, I felt like it suffered from a problem a lot of fancy restaurants suffer from: for the amount we paid (way more than I usually spend on dining out, but I'd always wanted to try restaurant week), the food was amazing, but I felt like I didn't get very *much* of it, certainly not for the price. Still, the food certainly was amazing. The drinks were also expensive, but probably worth it if you like fancy drinks. I could definitely tell they were made with pretty top-shelf ingredients, and some crazy combinations. I also felt like it suffered from another problem, though, that is certainly not very common among fancy restaurants: they really needed way more ventilation than they had, or some proper air conditioning. It was super stuffy in there.
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Ann Garry
reviewed 11 months ago
It's for the adventurous. Excellent food, but quirky--don't bring friends here who want to order the same things they order everyplace else.
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Mary Edwards
reviewed a year ago
Had dinner here on a Saturday night with a fellow foodie. Usually I try to not have any expectations when trying out a food spot, so I especially enforced this rule so I wouldn't be disappointed. Unfortunately I felt that most of the yelp reviews I read were over hyped. I enjoyed the cocktails more than I enjoyed the food (only exception being the bone marrow). Food: Marrow- this was my favorite dish of the night. It was absolutely perfect-fatty goodness. Bacon Wrapped Matzo Balls - Loved it. Banh Mi Poutine - It was good, nice spices but not spectacular Welsh Rarebit, fried egg - the Worcestershire was sooo overpowering I could hardly taste the egg or cheese. I realize that it's an acquired taste and perhaps it's supposed to taste that way-it just wasn't my cup of tea. Broccoli, soy, chilies & Vinegar - vinegar and salt over powered my palette for the rest of the evening, i'm not sure what everyone was raving about. Cocktails - unique, flavorful and strong; just how I like it! It's Bourbon, Honey Gin Lift By no means am I food critique or food blogger, I'm just the average person that enjoys good food, these are just my opinions take it as you wish.
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