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Alma

(Now Closed)
New American Restaurant and Spanish Restaurant$$$$
Fashion District, Los Angeles
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  • The experts at Los Angeles Times and Serious Eats recommend this place
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  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelAugust 24, 2015
    Thanks to owners Ari Taymor and Ashleigh Parsons, Alma's permanent location on South Broadway is always packed with diners looking to sample the locally sourced cuisine.
  • Fatma G.
    Fatma GencAugust 23, 2015
    America's FAT DUCK except for the pace and brits. Wonderful place, good wines and divine 9 course menu
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PharesJuly 16, 2015
    Won Best New Restaurant in Bon Appetit. I haven't actually been myself, but I've heard good things from friends (from a friend)
  • eric b.
    eric bornemannApril 12, 2015
    One of the best and most exciting restaurants in LA. Amazing food and incredibly friendly staff and servers. Smoked carrots and frozen foie gras is where it's at.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMarch 18, 2015
    If you’re looking to experience the next wave of inventive cooking as it evolves, Alma is probably your jam. Read more
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMarch 18, 2015
    The meal begins with a flurry of snacks, such as uni with burrata on tiny house-made English muffins, and moves on through a series of plates that are inextricably tied to nature, the seasons and CA. Read more
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMarch 18, 2015
    One of our 99 Essential Restaurants of 2015! Read more
  • Dima P.
    Dima PetevaDecember 2, 2014
    Alma now offers Market Menus! A three-course menu for $50 per person every Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Isabel B.
    Isabel BNovember 12, 2014
    Uni on an English Muffin
  • Lindsey C.
    Lindsey CarpenterSeptember 27, 2014
    Chef Ari Taymor gets 2 thumbs up! The frozen duck liver with maple onion soubise & coffee granola was off the charts! Also a huge fan on the sun choke soup! Believe the hype!
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    You will all but ignore the crackly skinned roast chicken when you come across the sweet, shriveled, butter-soaked carrots on the plate. Those carrots are often served as a main course too. Read more
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    Slices of toasted baguette, smeared with puréed dates, are served with a smooth, cool mound of rabbit-liver mousse, rich as foie gras. Read more
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    Ari Taymor still uses his share of foraged chickweeds and oxalis blossoms, but nearly all of the produce comes from Courtney Guerra's Flower Avenue garden in Venice. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 1, 2014
    Ari Taymor's first venture is dedicated to impeccably sourced hyper-local ingredients presented in a rather unique and innovative manner. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 29, 2014
    One of the nation's most exciting new restaurants from chef Ari Taymor and front-of-house Ashleigh Parsons, with only tasting menus to guide the night. 4 stars.
  • DAN C.
    DAN COXApril 17, 2014
    Sit at the counter and enjoy a birds eye view of all the action!
  • DAN C.
    DAN COXMarch 18, 2014
    Terrific staff, polite, knowledgable and professional. KUDOS!
  • Steve C.
    Steve CopelandMarch 16, 2014
    Meh. Don't understand what the hype is about. There were two really good, inventive appetizers. But that was it for a six course meal.
  • Greg C.
    Greg CohnFebruary 15, 2014
    Amazeballs. Leave yourself in their hands.
  • Greg
    GregDecember 8, 2013
    Great creative meal. Some things I would never had ordered off an a la carte menu but prix fix meal worked out great Highly recommend
  • Craig S.
    Craig ShahanOctober 5, 2013
    Not what I was expecting. Read into that what you wish, but did cancel my subscription to BA.
  • Carolyn
    CarolynSeptember 8, 2013
    I would not consider this Spanish. Deconstructed New American.
  • Corinne
    CorinneSeptember 5, 2013
    Bon Appetit named this place the best new restaurant in America, and they weren't lying! The seaweed-tofu beignets are a must.
  • Nathan D.
    Nathan DAugust 28, 2013
    Spectacular. Bon Appetit got it right naming them best new restaurant of the year...
  • Time Out Los Angeles
    Time Out Los AngelesAugust 19, 2013
    Alma’s innovative menu changes all the time, but we were blown away the roasted smoked duck served with turnip, pear, sprouted peanuts and a cup of coffee that’s poured over the dish at the table. Read more
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesJune 7, 2013
    Try the seaweed-tofu beignets, spare arrangements of foraged greens, scallops with nightshade berries or shriveled, butter-soaked carrots that somehow manage to taste better than meat. Read more
  • Antoinette M.
    Wonderful and amazing!
  • Valeria K.
    Valeria KholostenkoFebruary 28, 2013
    The muffins, porcini doughnuts, and rose geranium white chocolate semifreddo are divine!
  • Tim B.
    Tim BallJanuary 27, 2013
    Sit at the chef's counter and watch the magic happen.
  • Bill F.
    Bill FranzOctober 3, 2012
    the corn and bacon beignet
  • Christina B.
    Christina BJuly 24, 2012
    Let the countdown begin! Alma will serve lunch starting next week!
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