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“Subdued ambience, so-so food, very good service”
Review of McKay's

McKay's
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Ranked #1,707 of 9,954 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: US$30 - US$45
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Exposition
San Francisco, California
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146 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Subdued ambience, so-so food, very good service”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

We went to McKay's prior to a concert at the Shriner Auditorium. The restaurant is rather dark and almost too subdued. There isn't a lot of atmosphere, but the service and staff were very attentive. We had shortribs for dinner, and the meat was too fatty, although the dish had a nice flavor. However, for what it was, which was a relatively small portion, it was not much for a $28 entree. The Radisson Hotel allows you to park in their garage to use the restaurant and you an leave your car there until midnight for $10. It's a short walk to the auditorium. Next time, I would try the gastropub which looked a lot livelier and it's just next door.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Aurora, Colorado
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747 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 463 helpful votes
“breakfast was good, nice atmosphere”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Used McKays for breakfast while staying at the Radisson next door. I think that this restaurant is part of the hotel but not sure. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The breakfasts were well prepared and came with some tasty fruit on the side. Service was fast but not rushed. The atmosphere was nice and I would return there another time to try it for dinner. There is also a bar.

  • Visited September 2013
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San Luis Obispo, California
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250 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“A quiet Respite”
Reviewed 29 April 2013

Nice, quiet, comfy escape for a drink or two and some good conversation or the game on TV. The service is quick and friendly. The bar is well-stocked, and the prices are L.A. reasonable.

Visited April 2013
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West Bend, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great bar food.”
Reviewed 27 November 2012

Ate at the bar because the restaurant was closed. Had a great steak salad that I'd order again. Very attentive and friendly bartender. Great experience.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Pat E
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Santa Cruz
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good service, tasty food”
Reviewed 24 July 2012

I had chicken and mashed potatoes with a fancy name, but it was really good. Tomato bisque soup also tasty. Friendly service.

Visited June 2012
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