Ray's & Stark Bar

Ray's & Stark Bar

5905 Wilshire Blvd (inside LACMA), Los Angeles, CA 90036, United States
Hours:
Open until 11:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
7.6/10

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  • AskMen

    Designed by Renzo Piano and headed by chef Kris Morningstar (District, Mercantile), Ray’s and Stark Bar have Mediterranean farm-to-table dishes waiting for you. Read more

    AskMen · March 18, 2011
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  • LA Weekly

    "Lamb sweetbreads with artichokes? Why not — Roman spring. Pork belly? Of course, with yellow beets and arugula." - Jonathan Gold Read more

    LA Weekly · May 9, 2011
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  • Los Angeles Times

    With Kris Morningstar's ambitious tinkering in the kitchen and a view of the Resnick Pavilion, the new Patina Group project at LACMA is a feast for the senses. Read more

    Los Angeles Times · October 17, 2011
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  • DAN C.

    Sit at the bar. Ask Mr Dozois to make you something spectacular. OH, and DEMAND LOTS OF BIG ICE!

    DAN COX · April 4, 2011
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  • Mike P.

    Ask for a Mike's Medicine Cocktail, named after me, I promise it's just what the Doctor ordered :p

    Mike Prasad · November 26, 2011
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  • Serious Eats

    Ray's Swizzle: With lime juice, pineapple syrup, muddled blackberries, and oranges. Skews more tart than sweet, which allows the subtle but smooth Don Q Cristal rum to shine through at the finish. Read more

    Serious Eats · August 22, 2011
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  • Matt H.

    The decor is cute and modern. The food is great.

    Matt Harris · March 3, 2011
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  • Lanell

    Love the seasonal menu and large cocktail selection!

    Lanell · December 17, 2012
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  • Karri N.

    Rose wishes cocktail is the jam! Don't wait for a table, grab a seat in the bar area :)

    Karri Northrop · November 25, 2012
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  • Vanity Fair Agenda

    The Mediterranean-inspired menu includes dishes from the restaurant’s wood-burning oven and grill, with an emphasis on farm-to-table, seasonal fare from executive chef Kris Morningstar.

    Vanity Fair Agenda · January 30, 2012
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  • Los Angeles magazine

    His lamb’s tongue with beans and niçoise olives is a crunchy evocation of carnitas, while his farro salad is spared the vegetarian blahs by a dice of turnip and crushed pistachio. Read more

    Los Angeles magazine · January 24, 2012
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  • Greta A.

    Yummy Cocktails-The Ginger Rogers is one of my faves- So Very Tasty!

    Greta Anderson · August 27, 2011
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  • Ashley S.

    Service is terrible--especially if you dont look wealthy enough for their time

    Ashley Sands · June 15, 2011
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  • Chris L.

    The complementary chips at the bar are homemade. They melt in your mouth.

    Chris Lesinski · July 13, 2014
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  • Wanda C.

    Pasta stuffed with truffle rice and almond is delicious.

    Wanda Chan · January 12, 2014
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  • Susan O.

    Fantastic brunch offerings with a beautiful variety of cocktails. Definitely a repeat.

    Susan Outlaw · December 15, 2013
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  • Los Angeles

    Cool weather offerings might include his haute version of a chile relleno: a poblano pepper, charred to black, stuffed with zippy housemade venison chorizo, and napped in a suave corn sauce.

    Los Angeles · November 12, 2013
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  • Amanda

    Beautiful cocktail menu

    Amanda · March 4, 2012
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  • Mac

    Try the drinks!

    Mac · December 18, 2011
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  • Allison K.

    Get the Murder by Death. Trust.

    Allison Klein · November 29, 2011
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  • Luzma P.

    Try the Ginger Collins - sooo good.

    Luzma Plaza · August 21, 2011
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  • Greta A.

    Great wine list, innovative cocktails, delicious food ,friendly &attentive service. Read more

    Greta Anderson · May 30, 2011
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  • Damien N.

    The chili first course is insane and go for the hangar steak. Can't wait for this place in the summer. The patio is incredible wither the views of the hills and LACMA.

    Damien Navarro · March 27, 2011
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  • Sofia U.

    Great spot in the museum courtyard, cool off here with a glass of local cider

    Sofia Uz · 2 weeks ago
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  • Arnie P.

    Grab a 329 Lager by Golden Road and relax before you enjoy some art.

    Arnie P. · February 11
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  • Arnie P.

    The potato chips are top notch.

    Arnie P. · February 2
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  • Winnie K.

    Faves: Atlantic salmon, beef tartare, chocolate mousse. Skip: bread

    Winnie Khoo · February 1
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  • Men's Health Mag

    This restaurant-bar gets everything right: Mediterranean bites from chef Kris Morningside, great cocktails like the Far (east) Manhattan, and outdoor seating next to LACMA's street light installation.

    Men's Health Mag · September 16, 2014
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  • Melinda J.

    Great service. Great cocktails. Get the chips. If you are cold, they hand out blankets.

    Melinda Jackson · August 24, 2014
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  • Chefs Feed

    John Rivera Sedlar, chef of Rivera, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Chile relleno. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
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  • Pooja N.

    Great cocktails and fresh food. Always new additions on the menu. Service is good too!

    Pooja Nair · August 17, 2014
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  • Nicolas N.

    The burger is absolutely insane. Their pastas are fresh and prepared traditionally and the lollipop kale is enough to keep you coming back regularly.

    Nicolas Nezhat · August 11, 2014
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  • Régis C.

    Excellent ! Food and Cocktails

    Régis Chan-Haumani · August 7, 2014
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  • LA Weekly

    Although the menu is vegetable-intensive, it is far, far from butter-free, but Ray's, named in honor of the late film producer Ray Stark, may be the restaurant that this plaza deserves. Read more

    LA Weekly · August 4, 2014
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  • Men's Health Mag

    This renowned restaurant-bar gets everything right: refined Mediterranean bites, great cocktails (you'll have the "Far (east) Manhattan," made with masala-infused rye and amaro), and outdoor seating. Read more

    Men's Health Mag · August 3, 2014
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  • Victor Z.

    The Smokey and the Bandit is one of the smokiest drinks I've ever had and it's amazing.

    Victor Z · December 28, 2013
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  • Jamil Amir G.

    A cute and chill outdoor bar with such ambiance & free parking. Definitely will be returning.

    Jamil Amir Green · August 20, 2013
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  • Julie G.

    They are definitely trying, but not enough. Too salty some stuff, too burnt the others. Or maybe it's just me?

    Julie Giorgadze · August 1, 2013
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  • Caroline

    If you come after a concert in Bing, you're likely to see the performers!

    Caroline · July 29, 2013
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  • MJ D.

    Free jazz in Fridays great drinks

    MJ Dino · July 20, 2013
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  • Lisa B.

    Have The Bijou

    Lisa Buckland · June 11, 2013
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  • Rachel K.

    The Coffee and Cigarettes smells delicious and has a refreshingly bitter bite.

    Rachel K · March 17, 2013
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  • Wade S.

    The Foursquare Mayor checked in here 6X in the last 6 days. What a life!

    Wade Sheeler · March 3, 2013
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  • Sean B.

    Casual place in the courtyard of the LA County Museum of Art. Great spot w/ excellent food. Highly recommend spending an afternoon checking out art and relaxing at the restaurant & bar.

    Sean Besser · February 4, 2013
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  • Alana

    Cheese plate and merlot. That is all.

    Alana · January 28, 2013
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  • Vanity Fair

    Star chef Kris Morningstar whips up farm-to-table Mediterranean cuisine at this restaurant, which is adjoined to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

    Vanity Fair · December 7, 2012
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  • Gail H.

    Sit at the bar, the pre prohibition cocktails are a specialty of the bartenders here. Also midweek they will let you sample all the scotch you want, if you play nice!

    Gail H · December 4, 2012
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  • Kevin N.

    The Secret Menu for the fall is inspired by Stanley Kubrick and includes A Clockwork Orange, yum.

    Kevin Norte · November 4, 2012
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  • Annie D.

    Delicious and savory items to eat: hanger steak, pork belly, chile, asparagus salad. Drinks: dirty harry & rose wish and lavender dreams- yum! Top of the line service!

    Annie D. · June 10, 2012
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  • Acácia L.

    Imperdível! Excelente para ficar e papear, bebericar e comer.

    Acácia Lima · September 29, 2012
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