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Blue Dahlia Cafe - 13 Reviews - 738 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, Los Angeles, CA - Lunch Spot Reviews - Phone (213) 613-0621

Blue Dahlia Cafe

738 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 613-0621
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Where do I go when I'm in downtown LA and I need a late night bite? This cute christmas-light decorated...


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my go to place 4/24/2009

Where do I go when I'm in downtown LA and I need a late night bite? This cute christmas-light decorated... more

my go to place 4/24/2009

saikoxpooh Provided by Partner
Where do I go when I'm in downtown LA and I need a late night bite? This cute christmas-light decorated place (back patio is a must for war days) i... more



Best place to have a party! 3/14/2008

I always enjoy going to the parties held at Blue Dahlia. The wine list is excellent, the service is awesome, and the cafe is designed so people can mingle! more

Great spot to hang out at! 2/10/2008

I live a pretty busy life and I always look for a place where I can unwind without all the noise. I was introduced to Blue Dahlia by a friend and was impressed by their cozy atmosphere and most importantly, the quality of their food. I had their seafood pasta and fell in love. Although they have a comprehensive wine list, I'm a beer drinker and enjoy their selection. While offering exceptional service with a friendly attitude, the staff at Blue Dahlia really know how to make your visit memorable. This venue is a GREAT place to host private events. more

Absolute best panini!!!! 2/4/2008

I went to Blue Dahlia's with a small group of friends recently and we had a great time. We ordered decanters of whites and reds of several varietals and the staff gave us a little background on the different wines we were about to drink. This was a great treat for me since I know nothing about Italian wines and up until that night had only ever tried Chianti and Pinot Grigio as far as Italian wines were concerned. The atmosphere was very enjoyable and relaxing with light background music, but quiet enough to still be able to carry on conversations with everyone around the table. For dinner we had salad and shared platters of Panini, which were the best Panini I've ever tasted. We had about 6 varieties of Panini and each was absolutely incredible. I never made it out to the patio area, but judging by the picture on citysearch it looks like I missed out on something special. I'll make it a point to check out the patio the next time I go, which I'm planning on doing soon with my wife. more

Cozy, fun, and delish... 1/24/2008

I've been to this place a few times now, and it's been a good experience each time. The atmosphere is interesting, because while the indoors is comfortable and cozy, the outdoor patio is refreshing and fun. It's a great place to go for both intimate and large group gatherings, and is just a relaxed place to hang out, talk, sip wine, and eat. The food is perfect to munch on with wine, and I would highly recommend the tomato/pesto/chicken finger sandwiches, and all of the paninis. I would be selfish and not recommend this place to anyone cuz I want to keep this secret for myself to enjoy... except the owner also seems so nice and friendly and I want to see this newer place do well. more

Great food, wine, atmosphere! 1/24/2008

If you like wine, you'll love Blue Dahlia! An unique selection that leaves the ""usual"" wines at the door. Don't stick with one - sample a few. Definitely try the Barbaresco! The owner came by and offered some stories about the origins of a couple of the wines. Cozy atmosphere was great for chatting with friends without feeling rushed or uncomfortable. I was there for the wine but had a few ""snacks"" that were delicious and touched my tastebuds with unexpected flavors and textures. I didn't try a panini but I definitely will on my next visit. I did try a Delirium which was smooth, light and very tasty. Go! For the food or the wine, just Go! more

Great place to unwind 1/23/2008

Was introduced to this hip and romantic jewel of J-town through some friends, and I was delighted to discover a super elegant outdoor patio perfect for conversation and private parties. The stylish lounge and bar areas are tastefully adorned with opulent tables and comfortable couches. The combination of friendly service and cool vibe make this cozy hideaway a neighborhood favorite. I was very impressed by their sophisticated selection of beverages and scrumptious snacks?You?ll love the chocolate cheesecake and mushroom topped crostinos. more

Best of J-town... 1/21/2008

ok technically not in J-town which means easier access and better value. The elegant patio provides for a great before and after date spot. I'd have to agree with Dr. Mushroom, yet the hot panini still rules in my book... more

Great Bruschetta..9 different kinds and they're coming up with new ones! 1/21/2008

Great service and ambience...loved the patio...good italian wine selection and I hear that they are expanding their wine have to try their Mushroom Bruschetta! (it's made with 5 different mushrooms!) more

best patio in la 10/15/2007

Exactly what downtown needs. Came with my girlfriend and went to the back patio... what a surprise. Where the front has a cozy modern industrial vibe, the patio has this lush tropical feel. Romantic and totally unexpected. Reminds me of New York. Pros: Great food, Excellent wine list, Great patio! Cons: Have to valet on the weekends more

GREAT FIND!! Love it love it love it! 10/3/2007

I heard about the Tuesday special menu nights and gave it a try. I was definitely pleasantly surprised how adorable this place was.... We sat in the back patio, cool vibe with romantic lighting, live music just melted my heart. The staff was so friendly and the food was unbelievable!! so simple yet so tasty and flavorful! I'm a wine lover and I just fell in love with the outdoor patio atmosphere here so this was my perfect evening. Ask for John, who is an expert with wine to help with their great wine offering choices. He gave us a full background on each wine glasses we ordered! It's great to know that this hidden gem exists!!!! I'm definitely going back!! Pros: Back patio, staff, and the cool ambience more
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  • Relax with a glass of wine, a panini and good company at this trendy bar in Los Angeles

  • 9/26/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, Wholesale District / Skid Row, Central LA