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Aug 12, 2014 02:21 PM

Frida - Beverly Hills MANAGEMENT IS A JOKE

What once was a really fun place to unwind and enjoy Happy Hour has become an over-managed joke. Ownership watches the bar tenders with cameras and new managers now require them to measure thimble sized shots. Raised the prices too. The bar used to be loose, relaxed and fun. Now the bar tenders are afraid they will get fired if they pour a normal drink. Complete turn off. Many better places to unwind. Too bad.

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  1. used to be great. now it sucks; been downhill in notable ways for a year or two. I feel badly for the staff there I like.

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    1. re: jessejames

      Agree. They have some really great staff. Some have already left. Having talked with several, it is clear that it is really bad management that is bringing it down.

    2. Perhaps they had a money leak and had to crack down...... Happens.

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      1. re: Dirtywextraolives

        Doubt it. They've been cutting corners downsizing/ruining dishes, up charging and up selling for a few years now. Used to get free pico de gallo. They're trying to squeeze more money out but have squeezed me and others out. Lobster tacos used to be awesome. Now total shit.

        1. re: jessejames

          That's too bad. Never made it there.... Oh well.

      2. Sad to hear, my family and I really enjoyed it when we ate there last year. Hope they get it together and not micromanage it to death.

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        1. re: curiousgeo

          Give up. They want to stick it up your tucchus not host you. 15 bucks for a third of a decent tequila tax and tip. No thanks. Like Thor I have many good memories and friends there. It's game over.

          1. re: jessejames

            Kinda sad it sounds like. And I actually never made it there in its good years. And probably now never will.

            It's a chain but nearby Ruths Chris has a HH with 4 crab cakes and filet mignon sliders me thinks.

            The bar scene from my one try is a tad bit staid. But tgen again it's early to bed BH.

            Those Lobater tacos sounds Prwttt dope. No joke. Rip.

            1. re: kevin

              bar scene here in BH pretty much sucks and Thor or anyone else here if you know something better let me know. of course great high end (ie ten pound) but nothing great for a few quick free-poured rounds after work...

              1. re: jessejames

                The best there is is Vibrato. Dont tell.

                1. re: Thor123

                  Sounds cool I read Maudie's stuff on it. Not exactly near my office or home or that far really but I'll check it out one night w my wife I think.

                2. re: jessejames

                  we like terrace at Bar Bouchon for HH. here's the online menu but it seems outdated—I'm pretty sure they offered more choices last month. plus every Thurs. during the summer there's a concert in the park—noisy but fun and always good people-watching.
                  there's also a new bar at Porta Via. haven't been but heard from friends they have a good HH:

                  1. re: iOnLa

                    thanks ion...I like that part of town

          2. Can you describe that lobster taco further ??????


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            1. re: kevin

              moot point ... now it's filled with krap

            2. Against my better judgement decided to give it one more try. Their best bartender, Carl has now quit and the food has clearly gone downhill. Wont go back. Not many choices for decent Mexican in the area unfortunately. I seem to recall a place by Pico a bit east of Beverly Glen that was pretty good. Anyone know the name?

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              1. re: Thor123

                thor, I work in the area and we get our Mexican lunch fix a bit past that at tacomiendo, gateway and pico...or the taco por favor on Olympic past barrington...pretty quick drives to either

                I think I know the one you're talking about on pico and I recall it being the healthy new kind of spot which wasn't tasty.

                not above pink taco if in century city either

                  1. re: bringiton

                    No, but I do like La Seranata. This was further east on the North side of Pico near rancho park.

                    1. re: Thor123

                      Shoot. I'm picturing that stretch of Pico and nothing is coming up.


                      I'd like to know the Mexican joint too.