Baran’s 2239

4.8
517 reviews
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Baran’s 2239 is committed to serve exceptional food in a casual atmosphere. The idea formed when brothers Jason and Jonathan Baran linked up with long time friend and chef Tyler Gugliotta. Hours of prep and creativity go into every single dish, using only fresh and homemade ingredients. Baran’s 2239 has over 40 craft beers and extensive wine list.
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MM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The service was great. We will definitely be returning

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience. What a treat to have such an extraordinary restaurant in the neighborhood. With the plethora of mediocre corporate owned overpriced joints this place truly shines. Bravo!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants, Always great food & service! Unfortunately we were seated next to a very loud foursome this time. In all our visits I don’t remember it ever being this loud, could not hear my husband sitting across from me.

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OT
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite spots in the South Bay!
Amazing food and service. It's such a charming little spot tucked away in an unassuming block.
Their smoked/fired chicken is a must!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the South Bay

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VH
Los Angeles
152 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Happy Valentine's Day indeed. We had a lovely meal of pasta, fried chicken and a great brussel sprout salad. The butter cake was yummy.

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OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely time at this fine restaurant.

It is a blessing to Hermosa Beach.

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JC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and awesome food.
Can’t wait to go back!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really not into the small plates sort of thing, but the food was very good.

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JS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A creative menu and every dish is a winner! We made a reservation and wound up sitting at the bar where we had an opportunity to speak with one of the owners, which just added to the overall pleasure of the experience. The wine list has some unusual labels and each of the glasses we ordered was delicious. If you want a great meal in the South Bay in an intimate setting (don't let the little strip mall location dissuade you), this is it!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food with top notch service

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VK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, great neighborhood restaurant with a changing menu. We will be back.

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SG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greatest food I’ve eaten in all of Los Angeles. Food is unique and always delicious. Staff is friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu/ingredients

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K
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baran's is by far the best restaurant in the South Bay. Their creativity with the food and the amazing service with the staff is bar none. I would recommend Baran's to anyone, for a small intimate dinner or for a group of friends....either way there will not be any disappointment.

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JS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Seated right away. Food was good and interesting, a little pricey for the portions. Servers were attentive.

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived early, nice corner table. Friendly wait staff. Intensely tasty food

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JH
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. The staff is attentive and their recommendations were perfect. We can't wait to go back.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Will be back again soon.

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J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service...thats what I always look forward.

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OT
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

5:00pm on a Tuesday and we were rushed through our entire meal. Dessert was on the table before we even finished our last dish. Food was okay, too spicy for my liking.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will be back!

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RK
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable! We seriously had such a great time for our date at this restaurant. We had been recommended it a few times, and we finally made it a priority to go. SOOOOO WORTH IT! Phenomenal food. Great service. Plenty of options. Seriously was the best date night. Thank you so much Baran Squad!

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KR
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always stellar...the most unique food selection. Staff always friendly attentive staff.

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PP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely the best food and service in Hermosa! The chef is creative and accommodating to those with food allergies without sacrificing flavor. Excellent wines. The staff is beautiful, friendly and very efficient. They even make the effort to remember what you have had before and ask about the children when they don’t join us. Worth the drive if your not from the area.

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a
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love it - the food is incredible and the owners are wonderful

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b
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fairly good food and really excellent service. We had the steak tartare, shrimp, ceviche, and Brussel sprouts. All were good, and the shrimp and Brussel sprouts were excellent. Very reasonable pricing, convenient parking in a mini-mall.

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JB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely wonderful food my second time hadn't been in a while but all the new items I enjoyed with so much flavor.

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LL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Intensely flavorful and creative, perfectly executed dishes. Expensive, but worth it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good time. Good waiter. Too loud

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BB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baran’s never disappoints. The shrimp tostadas is insane. That might be my favorite.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best restaurant around here. It's not even a close comparison.

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MM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the first time my friend and I went as a belated birthday dinner. The staff was pleasant and so helpful in their recommendations. The food is all made in house and not to mention PHENOMENAL!! We also really like the ambiance of the place. We cannot wait to go back.

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C
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place! food is tasty yet not stuffy. a little nosy but not terrible. smaller place so be ready for your neighbor to be close but its manageable. a few seats at the bar and the communal table are great spots.

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J
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend and I had a great dinner. The carrot melody, foie gras, and elk were perfect for sharing.

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TP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Baran’s 2239. We heard about it from friends and though we are not near the South Bay (DTLA and Huntington Beach), it is worth the trip. The family that runs it is on top of everything, making you feel welcome from the minute you enter, and looking out for you throughout the meal. The beer and wine selections are diverse and great. But it is the food that really stars. We haven’t had a bad dish yet. This time we tried the signature Indian Egg, and it was as delicious and unique as we had heard. The ceviche and shrimp tostada also really stood out. We took friends there this time, and the dishes were great for sharing. Barans is now one of my favorite restaurants, and though it’s a bit of a trek for me, I’ll be back. That’s saying something!

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O
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

D-Y-N-O-M-I-T-E!!!

From start to finish.

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P
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Excellent and innovative flavor combinations.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

there is nothing but good things to say about Baran’s, from the food to the service. Nestled in an unassuming strip mall between a smoke shop and a kebab restaurant, the menu items are cooked and presented like you would only find from top chefs in 5 star restaurants. The restaurant is owned and run by two brothers, and they will both come to your table and make sure all is good. Our first meal was so great, I was almost afraid the second wouldn’t compare. I was wrong. The shrimp avocado tostada is topped with the restaurants own version of a pico de gallo which I will keep trying to replicate. The crispy seabass over some sort of plantain is not like anything I’ve had before, but I will keep ordering it. The filet, was cooked perfectly and mouthwateringly good. The chicken, equally tasty and delicious. We will be coming back again and again to this neighborhood spot; for birthdays, special occasions or any excuse just to get the buttery bundt cake for dessert.

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KC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place, food is always amazing and changes often. The service is impeccable, one of my favorite places to dine.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service are both excellent.

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