just not very good food, great place, great customer service, great view, recommend seafood, beautiful outside decor, favorite spot
Poor dining experience. We saw The Warehouse featured on Explorer TV at our hotel and were intrigued. However, once we entered the dimly lit restaurant, we were not impressed. The service was slow, the food was average and pricey and the valet parking, which was $3.75 was located in the parking lot right outside the front door. When the waiter realized that our order was not turned into the kitchen, he said he would speak to the manager. They offered us a free round of drinks but the manager, who was on the floor made no effort to come and apologize. And we were not the only unhappy customers during the evening. We would never return to this restaurant.
Car Stolen From While With Valet. Went on Saturday 3/5/2011 for some drinks and snacks in the mid-afternoon. Stupidly left my camera ($1700 rig) in the back of the car. Realized when I got home that it had been stolen. The only place it could have happened was at Warehouse when parked by the valet. Called the manager (Joe Martinez) the next day to inform him that this happened... not asking for anything but just wanting to notify the restaurant of this activity in their parking lot. He could not have been more rude and dismissive. Totally unapologetic and unconcerned that this is happening to restaurant guests who are forced to valet park in their tremendous parking lot. I was provided an e-mail address apparently for the owners, who I will contact to let them know of what is brewing in their establishment.
One of the worst restaurants in LA. I can only imagine that the people giving this restaurant even passible reviews do not eat out much. A friend and I went for the Thanksgiving buffet last night and it was just awful. The food had obviously been sitting for quite some time without being refreshed - the salads were soggy, the "hot" dishes were ice cold, blackened tilapia was sitting in a pool of oil, dishes like enchiladas and taquitos were completely dried out. I finally stopped even trying to find edible items to eat and complained to the manager. He brought out the chef who asked me what dishes I had problems with. I said virtually all of them and went down the row telling him what the problem was dish by dish. This apparently made no impression on him as he simply went back in the kitchen. As I was not nearly hungry enough to consider eating this garbage, I handed my half-filled plate to the manager and told him there was no way I would be eating here. He seemed entirely unconcerned and walked away. My friend, however, was very hungry as he had not eaten all day. So he opted to stay and eat, while I had a drink to keep him company. (Only one drink though - as it was impossible to get the waiters attention to order a second drink. Not that the restaurant was at all busy - I guess he was in the bar watching the game or something!) Afterward, my friend said the food was every bit as bad as it looked and he regretted not having left. The kicker was the bill was $25 for that slop, without the drinks! I swear I have seen more appetizing food in hospital cafeterias. In my opinion, $5 would be too much to charge for that buffet! On the way out, my friend complained to the manager and told him that, while he was paying the tab, he was extremely disappointed and recounted everything that was wrong with our dining experience. The managers response? Quote - "You didn't have to eat here." Nice way to respond to a problem, right? So bottom line - very bad food, very bad service, very bad management. Don't waste your time eating here - there are many, many, many better restaurants around.
Reservation means nothing!. Spent the last two July 4ths at this restaurant. Made reservations five days before July 4th, for a party of nine. Got to the restaurant and was toldn "Reservation didn't guarantee you a table with a view and by the way, we decided yesterday the we are having a price fix menu." After waiting for and speaking with the manager he told us he could seat us outside. An hour later I'm still sitting in the bar paying for my own drinks. Going to leave and never come back.
Don't purchase gift certificates.
my husband and i recently received a $200 gift certificate for the warehouse. this past weekend we went to the restaurant. the decor inside is beautiful but i opted to sit out on the patio. we started with there sampler platter. i thought the portions were way to small but for 2 people it was more than filling. for the main course my husband got the cioppino and i had the scallop and shrimp pasta. both were filled with seafood and very tasty. unfortunately this is as far as we enjoyed our evening.
when we went to pay the check with the gift certificate (our bill was $107) the waiter came back and informed us that we could not get cash back. we told him we weren't expecting cash we wanted another gift certificate to come back another day. he told us we couldn't do that either. he suggested that we send the remaining $90 on cocktails and dessert. i was dumbfounded. how stupid. i asked to speak with the manager. 10 minutes later the waiter returned to say there was a misunderstanding and they would issue us another gift certificate. when we received the certificate my husband took a look at it and on the certificate is written:
NO CASH BACK!!!
NO GRATUITY INCLUDED.
when i confronted the manager regarding how incredibly rude i felt it was. he told me this is standard policy and should have been written on the first gift certificate.
so if you're looking for a place with great customer service. keep driving down the street. next time i'll go to tony p's
The best place for Sunday brunch by the ocean. A friend and I went to The Warehouse one Sunday for Brunch, and I was in my own utopia. The service was geat and the food was delicious(not to mention the great Mimosas). The atmosphere was wonderful-- especially since it's at the beach. I love fine dining at the ocean!!! In conversations with friends about Good-Eats in L.A., I always mention The Warehouse Restaurant-- it's the BEST!!!
Atlantic Salmon & Calamari.
My first time at the warehouse was very unexpected. It just so happened that me and some friends were going to cheesecake factory until we heard something about a fire down the street and decided to go for what was closer and convienent.
I ordered the fried calamari, sooooooooooo good! Nice thick plump pieces of squid (and at a reasonable price-hellooooo!). For dinner stuffed salmon with crab and mashed potatoes that were well seasoned and loaded with flavor.
The scenary was amazing! The decore looks like something out of jungle book. Great view on the water near boats. Very exotic! Good crowd. Great service...they made it easy for me to WANT to take on the uncontrolable urge to leave a tip and not just the "change". Plus the waiter was very attractive which gave each visit to our table that special something. His name is James.
Seafood. My husband and I dine out several times a week. The Warehouse Restaurant remains one of our favorite spots. It's nice to walk into a restaurant and be recognized by the great staff by name and be treated special. The staff isn't the main attraction, however. It's the seafood. I don't know if it's just the way they prepare it or where they buy it, but it is always delicious and satisfying. When we think about going to the Warehouse Restaurant, although going any night is good, Monday is very cool since they have wine night and no matter how much the bottle cost, they only charge half price. What a deal! I recommend this place a lot. One of the last great places to go in the Marina.
Best Salmon EVER!. i was at the warehouse with my family, out on my dads birthday. I was there for my first time, but my brother had already been there. It was his suggestion to have dinner there. I tell you It was the best experience Ive had, i go out to eat twice a week, and have never encoutered a resturant with staff so attentive, the food was exellent, i had the stuffed salmon with the side order of scalloped potatoes, My mouth still waters just thinking about it. My dad had unbeiebable prime rib, so tender, and cooked to perfection. i could go on and on about the food, the prices might be a little high, but damm worth it! I highly suggest you guys stopping by this beautiful restaurant.
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. This has to be the most romantic spot to take a woman and have a great meal. The staff is very catering and professional and the food is amazing. You have many different environments to eat in all in one place. You can sit outside near the yachts and water, upstairs with an awesome view or in hidden crate booths that allow a maximum of privacy. The cost is worth everything you get. If you go in out a Friday or Saturday night, you can experience live entertainment. I've had friends who have had private parties there and they only charge for the cost of food and drink no matter how many people are at your party. The place is just great. Don't know what else to say about it.
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