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: Contemporary
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Critics Review
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, 17 May 2019

Excellent service, very professional , also liked how all the staff were very presentable and wore nice classy outfits ! Loved it

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Visited On Friday, 17 May 2019

I love this place, every time is better than the last. Food, service, atmosphere, wine , value - all fantastic. Can’t wait to go back !

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Visited On Friday, 17 May 2019

Really enjoyed our first visit. The food was amazing and the service was top class. Very friendly and professional..

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Visited On Thursday, 16 May 2019

We were a group of 4 Ladies and we loved our late lunch. The food was superb and the service was excellent. We will definately beback and will also recommend you to family and friends. It's really refreshing to find a place with such high standards in the city centre. Best regards Maureen

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 May 2019

An excellent service throughout. The team were always on hand for queries and went out of their way to make sure our client dinner went smoothly - very much appreciated - thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 28 April 2019

Our server was amazing

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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

Cool, chic place to eat for the young set, friendly attractive staff made our visit memorable, our visit was to have a family catch up and the only slight drawback was the dj guy played the great music a little on the +decibel side for my mature ears, but my family told me to get with it. Will visit again soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

Really good atmosphere, the food and drinks really good too

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Had a brilliant brunch for my friends birthday. Brilliant atmosphere lovely staff and excellent food. Cannot wait until our next trip!

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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

Excellent food, service, friendly staff. The cocktails are amazing.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 May 2019

loved the food & atmosphere was great literally did remind me of being back in LA. Only negative I can say is the service was slow and it wasn’t even busy.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 May 2019

Keep coming back for the great value lunch menu! The steak is devine. Chose to bring party of 10 for birthday lunch and everyone enjoyed. Good music. Sleek venue. Will be back again!

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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

Food, drinks, interior, ambiance, staff... all perfection. Cant wait to return! Thank you to our server JESS for being an angel she deserves some recognition ♥️

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Visited On Saturday, 04 May 2019

Had a great night, food was lovely but one of the starters we ordered wasn’t available. This was a bit disappointing. Otherwise food was delicious and service was excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 May 2019

While I enjoyed my food, it was very expensive. 2 scallops for a starter is not enough. I had the fish curry which was nice but my husband’s duck was chewy. Won’t be back, there are many other better places to eat in Glasgow. O

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Visited On Saturday, 04 May 2019

Lovely food and cocktails were fab. Great lively place defo be back

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Visited On Friday, 03 May 2019

Food was average, cocktails poorly made but reasonably priced. Service was ropey at best. For a LA themed bar/restaurant the wine choice is mainly European. Californian wines are only served by the bottle not sure why. Food is well priced but could be more LA - than so LA.

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Visited On Friday, 03 May 2019

Had 2 course lunch deal and the food was lovely. The young waitress was very attentive. Its really nice inside and will come back for a meal at night next time.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 May 2019

Incredible food. “Liquid Mixer” menu amazing and fantastic service.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 April 2019

A fantastic new Glasgow experience- the pre-theatre menu is excellent value for money and the two waitresses we had were just lovely!

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Visited On Saturday, 27 April 2019

We didn't love the food and had to send back one of the main courses twice before finally cancelling it.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 April 2019

Loved the ambience and vibe in the venue. Unfortunately we found the food to be very salty, not just one course but a number of dishes, not sure if just heavy handed seasoning on the night though, and I would come back to try the food again, just incase was a one off

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Visited On Saturday, 27 April 2019

Lovely restaurant but music a little loud to aid normal conversation! Service not great, a lot of young and inexperienced girls serving. More training would be better. Cali burgers were inedible, all were undercooked - pink in the middle? Not recommended for mince meat. 4 people ordered the burger and only 1 person was able to finish it. Burgers were over salted to the point where, coupled with their undercooked nature, became inedible. Steak was good! Truffle macaroni was delicious! Table requested back at 8pm, which wouldn’t have been an issue had drinks/coffees been served timely after our meal. I doubt we’ll be back. :(

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Visited On Friday, 26 April 2019

My fourth visit here and much as I enjoy the food and the service is very friendly, I have to warn you that you should bring your own head torch/miner's lamp if you have any desire to see what you're eating. The lighting in this place is next to non-existent and a classic case of style over substance, so it really was guess work as to what I was eating at times, which somewhat detracted from what is an otherwise enjoyable place...

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Visited On Saturday, 27 April 2019

Food was immense but service was the slowest I’ve ever experienced. Took over 30 minutes before anyone even came to ask for a drinks order. We had about 5 different waitresses, with the guy at the front of house serving us at one point. We had to ask if we could order as it was taking too long. Wrong sides came with main meal and they never brought out the correct order for me to have with my steak. I had finished my steak and told them just to forget the veg I had initially asked for so I had a steak and no sides. Table was booked for half 2 and it was 4pm by the time the main arrived. Really poor. No form of apology as if this was normal service. Won’t be back I’m afraid.

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