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So L.A.

43 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G13LA
Critics Review 10/10
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Opening Information

Monday-Thursday - 12pm-12am
Friday & Saturday 12pm-1am
Sunday 11am-12pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Event Space
  • Bar

About So L.A.

Inspired by the soul, energy and flavours of Californian dining, So L.A. is the latest addition to the RUSK & RUSK collection. Our corner of California paradise nestled on 43 Mitchell Street in Glasgow City Centre. The restaurant, bar and events space gives a nod to the lifestyle and culture of California. Expect bold, exciting flavour combinations, showstopping cocktails set to a Pacific beat.

Cuisine: Fine Dining, International
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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So L.A review
10/10
The Los Angeles restaurant scene is notorious for drawing on a medley of multicultural ingredients and flavours. It’s an ever-evolving beast that habitually reinvents itself and forces you to step out of your food comfort zone. So, naturally, the vibe at So L.A emboldens you to expect the unexpected. Owners James and Louise Rusk boast a successful array of go-to restaurants with the likes of Butchershop Bar and Grill, Hutcheson’s and The Spanish Butcher. All spots frequently appear in articles reciting the best beef and seafood joints in Glasgow, however, unlike the other restaurants within the Rusk and Rusk group – who set the bar high with their respective cuisines – So L.A has been under wraps with not much given away beyond their minimalist website and bold food menu which is unabiding to any culinary directive. So far, so good. We have everything we would expect from an up and coming Californian inspired restaurant; it’s secretive, it’s chic, it’s so L.A....
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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Great food

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

The food was good but not fantastic. there is so much competition in Glasgow with fabulous restaurants, I wouldn't rush to return. it was very noisy to the point we couldn't talk easily. the staff were great when we arrived and super attentive but when we got to the table service was pretty slow. not the best experience and I was really looking forward to trying the restaurant

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Loved So LA. This was a treat for my daughters birthday- on a recommendation. Loved it. Everything was perfect. Fraser was a brilliant wait person, knowledgeable of entire menu, spot on recommendations. Can't wait to come back.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

The staff were super helpful and friendly. Beautiful place perfect for insta, and the food and cocktails were exceptionally tasty!

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

Probably one of the worst Cosmos Ive ever tasted, and the Aperol Spritz could have been non alcoholic. Drinks really weak. Starter portions far too big and boring choice of main courses.

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

Great service from Fraser, extremely helpful and attentive at topping up glasses. Personally prefer the menu choice, food and warmer atmosphere of both Hutchesons and the Butchershop, would opt to return there before so L A again.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 March 2019

Recent visit to this lovely restaurant for lunch with my sister-in-law. Had made a reservation but we were the only diners there that day. Found this very surprising as our meal was absolutely delicious and we were looked after beautifully by our waitress (think her name was Helena). Looking forward to a return visit soon.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 March 2019

Recent visit to this lovely restaurant for lunch with my sister-in-law. Had made a reservation but we were the only diners there that day. Found this very surprising as our meal was absolutely delicious and we were looked after beautifully by our waitress (think her name was Helena). Looking forward to a return visit soon.

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Visited On Friday, 08 March 2019

Fantastic bar & restaurant near Buchanan Street. Loved it!!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

1st visit to SO LA and it was fabulous! We dined on the pre-theatre menu and there was great choice and the portion sizes were very generous! Can’t wait to visit again!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

great food great service good value. but far to loud music and noise.from bar area. could not chat without raising our voices.

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Visited On Friday, 08 March 2019

I absolutely LOVED my meal at So L.A. the decor, the staff, the food and the cocktails, all fantastic. Cannot wait to go back!

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Visited On Thursday, 07 March 2019

Amazing monkfish Very good waitress

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Visited On Thursday, 28 February 2019

Great service and amazing venue!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 February 2019

We have a fab evening in SO LA. There really is a cool, chilled out atmosphere in this pace. The food was to DIE for. Absolutely amazing!!! Alanna our sever deserves a special shout out. She was so friendly and very very helpful and attentive. Would highly recommend coming here if you are looking for somewhere to eat in glasgow.

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Visited On Friday, 22 February 2019

This place is fantastic!!! Spent Friday evening here for a friends birthday, food, service, drinks & atmosphere all excellent, looking forward to returning to so L.A. hopefully very soon!!!

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Visited On Friday, 22 February 2019

Great meal, service was exceptional

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

The food was mind blowing!!

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Incredible food and atmosphere and a fantastic service with a smile.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

amazing atmosphere

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Steak was cooked to perfection! Absolutely delicious

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Food was amazing. Staff very friendly, great service. Will definetly be back .

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 February 2019

Lovely night we all loved the food. And restaurant

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to So L.A. following a glowing recommendation from our daughter & son in law... will definitely recommend & looking forward to our next visit 😁

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Had a time booked for 3 o’clock, and we’re required to leave the table by 4.45. Nobody came to take our food order for about 15 minutes. Had ordered drinks but for £9 you’d expect there to be more than half a small glass. Fancy bar and restaurant that should be well known for great cocktails but not a great choice. We didn’t actually get our food until an hour after we had been sat down. An hour had passed and the waitress had come with 2 plates that she’d presented to the table next to us. I looked round and was ready to say I think those are ours(as the next table had literally ordered within 5 min of these plates arriving) waitress looked at us and walked away with the plates. Rather than using common sense and asking what we’d ordered. Could see 2 workers hovering around and looking in our direction. Finally Our steaks came. But it’s not worth the money. Could get better from TGIFs. The bill came and we were over charged £44 and we were also charged for duck spring rolls that we never ordered(next table had those so clearly a merged bill) did say to the waiter and he was really nice about it. I think you should really consider your cocktails and the amount that goes in them. Can not justify £9 for half a small glass. It was very nice but you could drink it in 2 seconds. Very nice vibe overall but I’d just think youd want to be even charging that amount for more in a glass. Maybe a range of fun flavours. You should look at NY Grill in Princes Square cocktail menu for a range that’s good for everyone.

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