good food, slow customer service, not recommend place, unhappy workers, favorite spot, very nice server, fun vibe
more bar than cafe. i dont even know why they call it a cafe. it's relaly more like a bar. on a warm night it's awesome to sit on the patio. there are always good lookin girls here. close to a lot of restaurants liek spanish kitchen so it's easy to jump over and get a drink after dinner anywhere on la cienga. usually not too crowded to get in. all in all, a solid bar.
BOYCOTT THE BELMONT!!. The Belmont employs vendors who show complete disregard for the well being of it's neighbors.EG:ACE BEVERAGE routinely parks their trucks illegally producing dangerous bottlenecks.The Belmont is aware that there has been accident and injury due to this behavior but continues to employ vendors who act with complete disregard and behave like thugs! SHAME ON YOU BELMONT! Do not patronize this eastablishment and if you do be careful getting out of your car- you won't be the first casualty.
Good Happy Hour.
I love this place! My coworkers and I go here for happy hour and it is pretty fun! The service is good, the food is yummy, the happy hour prices are good, and the drinks are well-made. Try the macaroni and cheese along with the beef skewers and the sweet potato fries... they are delicious! Yum!! The place does get crowded so we usually call to reserve a table ahead of time. We love the place and they don't rush you out or give you looks to hurry up lol. There are tv's showing whatever sports are on and they are pretty good about changing if someone asks. I've only asked twice... the other times they had Dodger games on so I was happy. =)
I've also been there during lunch when I've been stressed at work and in need of a drink during the day lol. The place is a pretty quiet at that time which actually works out perfect! The lunch menu is pretty bomb. The service is just as great in the daytime as it is in the night.
Best Service in Los Angeles!!. I had the best waitress at this place. Not only was she beautiful, she was hilarious, and taught me how to wink. Great service, and a great bloody mary bar. Definitely check it out and ask for Kelle!!!!!!
Great Local Hang Out.
This place definitely sets itself apart from many spots around the area.
It has a very classy feel inside and has a canopy section if you prefer to be more outside and people watch.
They have happy hour from 4-7 every day even weekends wit half off all drinks and appetizers-try the mac and cheese and BBQ ribs.
Both lunch and dinner menus cover all areas and everything I have had so far has been on point.
Stupid dress code, bad management. I've been going to the Belmont for YEARS. Went there with a bunch of people the other day after a big ball game was on. It had been 80 degrees during the day and two of our guy friends were wearing shorts (nice ones, not sports shorts) ... after being there for an hour the bouncer noticed what they were wearing and told us we needed to leave. We tried to explain that we'd just bought a round of drinks and that we'd brought a bunch of customers there that night. Long story short, they wouldn't budge on their "no shorts" policy and we all went somewhere else to enjoy drinks. Lame.
I just went here for the first time (so weird because I?ve driven by so many timesand didn?t know what it was) and it has a fun atmosphere and all but there are many other places around the city that are easier to get into. I guess we went there on a really busy night (was a Saturday) and the line was forever long. The bouncer was really nice but still, way too cold to wait outside. I thought that cute girls should always be let in right away?
So by the time we got in, all the tables were full and so was the bar. We got drinks but felt really uncomfortable just standing around. We decided to just stick it out for the night since we paid for valet, waited in line and already had drinks?but I would have been happy just going somewhere else I can actually sit down with my friends.
Crazy Dress Codes. I used to love the Belmont! Would send lots of people there! They now have some crazy new owners from New York that will not let in if you are wearing shorts there after 7 PM (we got there at 7:05 PM, and they turned us away). This is LA--lighten up Belmont!!!!
Down-to-earth. Not sure who the chef is but the food i s amazing, which is a little unexpected. Hollywood nightlife is usually not known for good food. We had the Mac & Cheese - best I ever had. I had some friends in town, staying in Hollywood, and had heard The Belmont was the place to go on Sunday nights. We had a blast! The vibe was great! Staff very friendly. The crowd seems very down-to-earth, non-hollywood - I would definitely recommend this spot.
Should Have Stayed Home.
I recently visited Los Angeles and was told I should check out a Sunday night at the Belmont. So being that it was my last day in town and, as my LA friends call it, Sunday Funday, we went to the Belmont for drinks and karaoke. Looking back now, I should have stayed in my hotel, ordered room service and watched tv.
You can't deny that the place was hoppin, and it did have a fun vibe when we arrived, but getting a table was near to impossible. I went to the bar for drinks, but had to wait for the bartender to finish his lengthy conversation with a couple other patrons. While it appeared there were a few of us at the bar interested in spending money, he appeared more interested in shootin the bs. When I was finally able to get his attention by waving at him, he proceeded to make my drinks without even a hint of friendliness or customer service. Needless to say, his tip reflected that.
My friends and I stood on the patio, talking and hanging out, much like most of the staff. I was entertained when I saw one of the waitresses do two shots with a table. So far, the staff was having more fun than me.
I went to the bar again, and this time the female bartender helped me out. She was friendlier than her coworker. I tried to sign up for the karaoke, but was told that I would never get up unless I tipped the dj money. I dont like to be told I need to tip, so I decided against singing. (and probably lucky for the rest of the people in there)
On my way back out to the patio, I overheard two waitresses talking. One was telling the other how much she hates working there. The other agreed with her, saying she was also looking for another job. Oddly enough, one of the unhappy workers was the girl who did the shots on the patio.
We finished our drinks, and decided to leave. No prospect of ever getting a table, unhappy and unfriendly workers, and expensive karaoke just didn't seem like a good time that night.
So we left.
Next time I will try Happy Endings.
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