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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 Friday, 18 January 2019

The team accommodated a late request to move our reservation time back by 45 minutes, thank you. On arrival we were warmly greeted and as our table wasn't quite ready we were directed to the bar, we did not get served and waited a while to be served, however we then moved to our table. Our table service was excellent, we were served by Allana who was very attentive. We felt there was a great vibe about So LA and would recommend to our friends and visit again.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

The staff are all incredibly helpful and friendly. We’ve been twice now and love the food. I would highly recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Staff were more than helpful and very pleasant, there was one lady who served us who I never caught her name but she had glasses and brown hair she was more than helpful and a very lovely.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

great food drinks cocktails and service!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

This is my second visit and it won’t be my last I tried something different this time and again it was delicious cooked to perfection I just loved it .

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Amazing food and service can’t wait to go back

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

The atmosphere and service was great. Very attentive staff. The food was rather disappointing. The soft shell crab was greasy and soggy and the Tuna was bland and the noodles congealed. On the plus side the cauliflower appetizer was lovely and the lamb smash burger was tasty. The menu sounds great on paper but unfortunately some of it was not executed that well. It’s a pity as the decor and ambience is great and the staff were lovely.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Best food we have both eaten in along time. Great service and surroundings

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Fabulous food in lovely surroundings and attentive staff. Best spring rolls I've had and macaroni noodles was amazing!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

We had been recommended this restaurant by a friend and we were not disappointed! The food, the service and the atmosphere were high standard and we had a great evening here!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Great bar for Saturday night drinks with friends, good atmosphere and amazing cocktails!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Great new place. Good food, superb staff very friendly, cocktails delicious. Highly recommend a visit.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Chateaubriand was over cooked. Asked for medium/rare - was really ‘well done’.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Lovely food but expensive. Very dark for a lunchtime service too, would definitely have the lights brighter for day time sittings.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 January 2019

Excellent brunch. Can’t wait to come back for dinner

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Visited On Friday, 04 January 2019

It’s very hot in your restaurant, get a wee thermostat

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Visited On Friday, 04 January 2019

1st time dining at so.l.a. Last minute booking for our 10 year anniversary. The food was out of this world and the staff was just as good, very friendly and attentitive. 100% will be back. The staff went over and above with complimentary champers and dessert for our anniversary. Great dining experience and a very cool spot to eat! Thanks again L & D

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Visited On Thursday, 03 January 2019

Felt macncheese a bit over truffled compared to last time Also the Duck fat HB bit salty, Bay chips somewhat lacking in flavour - both compared to previous occasion Steak was fantastic (all 4 agreed!) It was just after festive season on a Thursday night so not expecting top of game and understandable fresh fish was in short supply but that didn't really affect our choices (These comments not for the review but for your info)

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Visited On Thursday, 03 January 2019

an enjoyable lunch

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 January 2019

Service was fantastic, food was lovely but possibly be better if a few more menu choices. Will definitely return

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Visited On Saturday, 29 December 2018

Fabulous experience

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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

Thank you for an amazing meal! We couldn’t fault anything that we ordered, great atmosphere and choice of food & drinks! Can’t wait to come back. X

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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

I had a lovely new years eve lunch at So L.A. yesterday. The food was lovely and i was so inpressed with the staff. Our waitress was absolutely lovely and I couldn’t fault her, she made our experience memorable (im sorry i didnt catch her name! We were there at 2pm)

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Visited On Saturday, 29 December 2018

Food lovely,great cocktails,service could have been slightly quicker at beginning but picked up throughout the night,would definitely come back

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