Bestia - The Wait is Over!

Been waiting to post this for some time now, and finally had the time to do it! There are more than 2,000 reviews and more than 5,000 photos on Yelp (as of 8/12/15) for this restaurant in Downtown LA. It's hard not to want to follow the crowd on this one - especially since everyone that I spoke to about Bestia raved of the service and the food.

Review via Vencci Hung

Location - Very random in the back alleyway in the warehouse district of DTLA. Valet is also unreasonable $7.

Ambiance - Loud enough to be considered casual, yet the lighting was dim enough to be considered a bit romantic and formal enough to sport a blazer. They even have patio seating with heated lamps for those who are interested in enjoying a more intimate setting.

Bar - Full selection. You can also avoid the wait by enjoying your meal at the bar.

Wait - MAKE RESERVATIONS. We were seated within 5 minutes of arrival because we made reservations. However, it also took a 2 month reservation wait. Plan in advance.

Grilled Octopus with Lima & Garbanzo Bean Puree, Pickled Baby Eggplant, Cherry Tomato & Dill

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ussels & Clams with house-made spicy 'nduja sausage.

Cavatelli alla Norcina. ricotta dumplings. housemade pork sausage. black truffles. grana padano.

Skirt steak with long baby carrots and baby potatoes.