The Gorbals

216 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 Directions
Today 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM Closed All Hours
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87% of 115 customers recommended

About this business

  • Cuisine
    International, American, European, Kosher, Cafe
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Website
  • Price
  • Hours
    Sun Closed
    Mon-Wed 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    Thu-Sat 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Cuisine
    International, American, European, Kosher, Cafe
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
  • Alcohol
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Delivery
  • Takeout
  • Reservations
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Catering
  • Good For Groups
  • Vegan Options
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Demetra T.
Report | 2 months ago
They are moving the restaurant to Brooklyn. I suggest a trip to try it out.
lindsay j.
Report | 3 months ago
It closes today.
Daniel F.
Report | 3 months ago
Too late to dine here since Ilan is packing up to hang with the Brooklyn hipsters.
Annette M.
Report | 3 months ago
The Gorbals is fantastic -- from friendly service to delightfully imaginative food combinations, including the best sticky toffee pudding and the best broccoli I've ever eaten. Unfortunately, the restaurant is closing at its current location on Dec. 14, 2014. Here's hoping they reopen soon!
Kristina K.
Report | 3 months ago
Plenty of food. Come hungry!
Yuying C.
Report | 3 months ago
The lamb was wonderful
Deborah C.
Report | 3 months ago
Very casual!! Long wait, but food is good!!
Jennifer H.
Report | 3 months ago
restaurant is closing in less than two weeks, moving and changing menu type...
Report | 3 months ago
FRENCH FRIES! This is my favorite restaurant in LA and I don't order french fries from anyone else because theirs are so good every other fry is ruined.
Bobby A.
Report | 3 months ago
Hopefully the new location will be just as good!
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From Our Editors

"Best restaurant in the Universe" — Ilan Hall

Owner and Chef Ilan Hall named The Gorbals after a diverse immigrant neighborhood of Glasgow, Scotland, where his father grew up rubbing elbows with neighbors from Pakistan, Russia, India, and Eastern Europe. Like Hall's Israeli Scottish Russian German heritage and The Gorbals' mishmash of cultures, the restaurant can't be pigeonholed into a specific background. Instead, it celebrates a joyful cultural synthesis with a pan-ethnic menu of contemporary gourmet small plates and desserts: banh mi poutine mingles with dry-aged burgers, and latkes and applesauce share table space with welsh rabbit and grilled squid. A wine list and a spirits menu complement each dish with rich, complex European vinos, smoky scotches and woodsy bourbons, or perfectly balanced classic cocktails.

Before opening up The Gorbals, Hall cut his culinary teeth as a teenager in the Lorenzo de Medici school’s Apicius program in Florence. He proceeded to hone his chef's knife at esteemed locales such as Charlie Palmer's Aureole New York and Mario Batali's Casa Mono. Most visitors may recognize Hall from his appearance on Bravo TV's Top Chef, where he claimed victory in the second season after defeating all other chefs in unarmed combat.

The Gorbals has a new entrance & it's brand new sports bar, Bar Mitzvah, is up and running. To say "Hello," and show appreciation to all their supporters, they're having a very special Happy Hour from 5pm to 7:30pm on Wednesday, 7/16!

What's so special about THIS happy hour? 1/2 off all food, PLUS a free drink with every plate ordered!

Whether you're a regular or checking us out for the first time, now's your chance to try something you've never had before! Taste a bacon-wrapped matzoh ball! Sip a fancy cocktail! Drink beer out of a boot! Live out your casual atmosphere fine dining fantasies! Have we gone mad? Maybe! Come by and bring your friends, bring your family, bring your co-workers, bring your OkCupid date, to find out!

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6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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