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The Gorbals

The Gorbals

(Now Closed)
American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles
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  • Steve S.
    Steve SJune 6, 2015
    Now closed at this address. Rumored to be re-opening elsewhere downtown.
  • Deborah L.
    Deborah LandisJanuary 7, 2015
    Didn't they close in December?
  • Tulip N.
    Tulip NaksompopDecember 10, 2014
    Big disappointment, bad service and uninspired food.
  • Aaron N.
    Aaron NNovember 30, 2014
    Had a great dinner and phenomenal cocktails. Would def come back. Heard it's moving to grand central.
  • Brett W.
    Brett WHNovember 23, 2014
    Tomato spice fries are the absolute best fries. Lamb meatballs also awesome. Drinks are strong. Super fun place.
  • Yvonne K.
    Yvonne KwanSeptember 10, 2014
    Everything is nomworthy, but the grilled "cheese course" and duck confit latke are the winners.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 27, 2014
    Check out The Gorbals as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate , Meat And Potatoes , Top Chef , Unique Eats Read more
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AzadiAugust 7, 2014
    Great eclectic selection of food on the menu. And crazy wide variety of scotch.
  • Allegra T.
    Allegra TepperJune 16, 2014
    This pairs well with the L.A. Art Walk (first Thursday of every month). Make sure to make a reservation if you do that though! Live music some nights. Bacon wrapped matzo balls!
  • Bridget G.
    Bridget GreeneMay 30, 2014
    Swing dancing on Thursdays to great jazz!
  • Zachary P.
    Zachary PattersonJanuary 5, 2014
  • Frank N.
    Frank NDecember 28, 2013
    Ilan Hall Season 2
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesNovember 5, 2013
    Get the Nueske's bacon-wrapped matzoh balls, a delightfully tasty paradox in food tradition. Happy hours yield half-off all bar items, which will prove useful at The Gorbals' full bar.
  • Marco M.
    Marco MorenoSeptember 1, 2013
    Great corn and broccoli. Burger was solid too
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesAugust 1, 2013
    Ilan Hall is one of two LA-based Top Chef champions, and his restaurant The Gorbals is just one place reality TV fans can see throughout Los Angeles.
  • Michele W.
    Michele WellsJune 8, 2013
    Best brunch EVER; bizarre bathroom situation.
    USA TODAYJune 4, 2013
    If you're willing to risk eternal perdition for a menu item, try the bacon matzo ball soup - the soft matzo infused with chicken soup contrast perfectly with the bacon. Read more
  • Jared P.
    Jared PomeranceMay 5, 2013
    Try the Bacon Wrapped Matzoh Balls - Sacrilegious. Unreal.
  • Marquita T.
    Marquita ThomasMarch 21, 2013
    Quirky and yummy
  • Chad R.
    Chad RogersMarch 6, 2013
    Lamb and creamy oats, best item on the menu.
  • Meghan P.
    Meghan PinckardMarch 4, 2013
    Becomes a pop-up restaurant "Kitchen DTLA" on Saturdays for Brunch!
  • Karlsson's Vodka
    Karlsson's VodkaFebruary 28, 2013
    Try the Moscow Mule cocktail - Karlsson's Gold Vodka, ginger beer, lime, and sweet vermouth!
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer StavrosFebruary 24, 2013
    Brie grits with berry compost!
  • Emily S.
    Emily SchraderFebruary 20, 2013
    Fish and chips are yummy
    DowntownLA.comAugust 31, 2012
    "You can find exactly what you’re looking for just within a few blocks – AND have the train take you home" – Check out Tatevik Simonian's bar crawl @
  • Doris N.
    Doris NeubauerAugust 31, 2012
    Squid ink is a must but everything else is over seasoned and most things are overpowered by an ingredient.
  • Chelsea
    ChelseaAugust 25, 2012
    The brocoli oh my god the brocoli! Do not miss it!
  • Tim D.
    Tim DugganAugust 19, 2012
    Bahn Mi Everything was great and the wine descriptions were epic.
  • Estrella S.
    Estrella SevillaMay 12, 2012
    Bacon wrapped matzoh balls!
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CarmonaApril 14, 2012
    A must for the single diner. Two options for seating: bar + chefs station. It's a 'this isn't awkward spot' for the Table for 1 crowd
    DTELS LAMarch 8, 2012
    Serving dinner Monday-Wednesday until 12am, Thursday-Saturday until 2am.
  • Jeri M.
    Jeri MMarch 4, 2012
    My friends enjoyed the tongue, marrow and bacon cheesecake. As a vegetarian, I loved the latkes and broccoli. TRY THE TOFFEE PUDDING!
  • Bubsy
    BubsyFebruary 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Onion burger,broccoli, bone marrow, squid inky fish so yum. :-)
  • Gina K.
    Gina KzlianFebruary 10, 2012
    It's obvious the red head working the line HATES her job. Baaahumbug!
  • Christina G.
    Christina GarciaJanuary 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice place to have wedding dinner for weeding party
  • Alissa
    AlissaDecember 28, 2011
    1st place I ate when I moved into the building. Love it!
  • Serena E.
    Serena E.November 11, 2011
    Bacon wrapped matzoh balls, Banh mí poutine, the Broccoli & Corn dishes are MUST as well
  • Ryan O.
    Ryan OlsonOctober 30, 2011
    NY Times recommendation
  • P.S. S.
    P.S. SerratoOctober 15, 2011
    Don't snap at the majordomo if the reservation for 12 is seated with a party of 8 at a table made for 18. I did & I was served last of the party of 12, which is either karma or wait staff vengeance.
  • BlackboardEats
    BlackboardEatsSeptember 8, 2011
    Menu musts: Bacon-wrapped matzoh balls, Banh mi poutine, Burger with onion six ways, Broccoli with soy, chiles, and vinegar, Sticky toffee pudding
  • Kwanza J.
    Kwanza JohnsonAugust 10, 2011
    Holy ****! This place was great!
  • Vanessa W.
    Vanessa WestMay 15, 2011
    three words: broccoli. broccoli. broccoli.
  • Vanessa S.
    Vanessa SandovalMay 12, 2011
    Sticky toffee pudding is a great way to end your meal! Loved that they add just the right amount of salt to counteract the sweet. The super creamy banana-cinammon ice cream hides a surprise.
  • Jason A.
    Jason AshleyApril 26, 2011
    Grass fed cow Tongue is amazing!
  • BlackboardEats
    BlackboardEatsApril 5, 2011
    Bánh mì poutine – talk about a delicious fusion of cultures. Read more
  • sophia t.
    sophia tyMarch 28, 2011
    one of my favorite places to go to in DTLA. the crispy broccoli is amazing.
  • Christina D.
    Christina DiepMarch 6, 2011
    The GLT is a must.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJanuary 31, 2011
    Come to sample The Gorbals and others at this years Gold Standard on 3/6/11! Read more
  • Alexandra B.
    Alexandra BushJanuary 30, 2011
    Banh mi poutine OGC
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChailleJanuary 28, 2011
    GLT is a perfect starter. Beef marrow chaser. Let Ilan guide you through the menu. You will love everything! Stylish room, fun atmosphere. A great new secret spot.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyDecember 30, 2010
    Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!
  • Mick M.
    Mick MagsinoNovember 28, 2010
    Tough to find but well worth it
  • Jameson P.
    Jameson PiedimonteNovember 20, 2010
    I love this place
  • Mark S.
    Mark SNovember 1, 2010
    wow they have poutine! ...great atmosphere, food and drinks!
  • Paige F.
    Paige FinnSeptember 18, 2010
    You can't lose with the cucumber and chick pea salad and the bacon wrapped matzo balls. Cer-azy amazing.
  • Chris P.
    Chris ParsellJuly 16, 2010
    Their rotating menu of dishes are tapas style and meant to be shared mostly. Everything I've had here is fantastic.
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesJuly 12, 2010
    The chef is best known as the kid who won the second season of "Top Chef." He builds dishes from the flavor up. These are not intellectual exercises. Read more
  • Keen W.
    Keen WilkinsApril 22, 2010
    Happy hour til seven - beer/wine half off!
  • Rosanna H.
    Rosanna HuangMarch 21, 2010
    Grilled gizzards and squid with lemon! And if they have Anchor Steam porter -- it's my fav dark beer esp being a San Franciscan!
  • Danilo D.
    Danilo DelfinoMarch 7, 2010
    Best food experience I ever had. Amazing broccoli and steak.
  • Mohawk M.
    Mohawk MattFebruary 27, 2010
    This place rocks! Read my Yelp Review Read more
  • Emily S.
    Emily SweetFebruary 6, 2010
    bacon wrapped matzoh balls!
  • viv w.
    viv wangNovember 17, 2009
    The menu is small, but changes frequently. Try the Beef Bone Marrow, Cucumber Salad with Garbonzo, and Potato Latkes. Chef Ilan Hall dreams up the dishes has a young and well-trained staff. Read more
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