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Patina Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://patinarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (213) 972-3331
  • Hours of Operation: June 9 - September 29
    Tuesday - Saturday: 5-9:30PM
    Closed Sunday and Monday

    NOTE Fully closed:
    August 17 - September 10

    September 30, 2014 - March 31, 2015
    Sunday: 4-9PM
    Tuesday - Saturday: 5-9:30PM
    Closed Monday

    We also offer post-theater dining on LA Philharmonic performance nights. Our last seating occurs 30 minutes after the performance ends.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Charles Olalia
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Chef Joachim Splichal’s Patina is an impeccable choice for private events in Downtown Los Angeles. Awarded four stars by the Los Angeles Times, Patina captures the elegance and sophistication of its location. The Chef’s Table (seats 9) is a remarkable location for any intimate dining occasion and allows a personal view of the action. The Private Dining Room (seats 30) with its walnut paneling, modular glass wall, and audio-visual equipment make it an impressive choice for a lunch or dinner presentation. Tucked under the shining stainless steel exterior of Walt Disney Concert Hall and shielded from the street by a green wall of bamboo, the Patio (seats 55) is a year-round destination for lunches or pre-concert cocktails. Plush seating, carved walnut paneling and a luminous curved ceiling provide a contemporary backdrop for events in the Main Dining Room (seats 150). Please contact for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd St.
  • Public Transit: Take the Metro red line; exit at Hill Street. Walk one block west. Patina is located in the southwest corner of the renowned Walt Disney Concert Hall.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available in front of the restaurant for $8 with validation.
A word from Patina
Located in Downtown L.A.'s landmark Walt Disney Concert Hall, Patina defines luxury dining in Los Angeles. A Michelin-starred, Relais & Chateaux restaurant, Patina is renowned as one of L.A.'s finest and most elegant dining destinations for its ideal balance of superior service, creative cuisine, outstanding atmosphere and comfort. From the seasonal tasting menus and daily chef's menu to the decadent cheese carts and award-winning wine list, Chef Joachim Splichal and his culinary team continue to create exceptional dining experiences. Patina also features an impressive bar for guests to enjoy a late-night cocktail and a stylish patio for al fresco dining.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "If you are prepared to pay for it the food and service here was excellent. Not stuffy with friendly staff."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Went there on Friday night without reservation. After pretending that they are fully booked and making us wait for about 20 minutes, we got a table in half-empty restaurant. Cheap tables and chairs, cheap tablecloth. Every 5 minutes someone would come and ask how we are doing, but waiter was never there when needed. Food was nicely decorated, but blunt. My portion of the bill came to 95 dollars. Not worth it."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I had dinner at this restaurant for dineLA on 7/25. It was my second time at the restaurant but first time with dineLA menu. Obviously the service is impeccable. The servers pull chairs for you, give you options of white cloth or black cloth, bring wine in fancy decanters, etc. You do feel you are in good hands and cared. However, the food is not 100% perfect. This is the type of food where the chef is so confident that he/she tries different things and gets innovative. That also increases the risk of ending up not liking it. The dinner usually takes 2~3 hours. You have refreshing food with good wine in a good ambiance. I would definitely come back but only for a special occasions."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Completely outstanding experience. Host, wait staff, sommelier were all friendly and knowledgeable. The food was great. Cheese cart offered a wide variety of unusual and tasty cheeses."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We did the dineLA option - five course tasting menu and added the wine pairing. The food was outstanding. We enjoyed every single dish and the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We were there during Dine LA week. The tasting menu was excellent and very good value. The service was excellent. This was for my friend's birthday dinner and the restaurant gave us little surprises. The chocolate was so good. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had four people for Dine LA, an event that causes staff as much work as it does for a third of the menu price. No matter to this wait staff. We were treated like big rollers. Kevin runs a tight dinning room. And the food itself was as beautiful as tasty. Before I left I bought a $100 gift certificate. Will collect them for a future non-Dine LA trip. A delightful evening."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was exquisite and the service impeccable. A memorable evening, but eat slowly and bring your A-game conversation skills as the time between courses is lengthy."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had dinner with friends before attending a show at the Mark Taper. The Dine LA menu looked like an incredible deal - and it was. 5 courses for $45, and while portion were smalls, they were more than enough for dinner. In addition, they served a lovely amuse bouche and extra sweets after dessert. We all opted for the wine pairing - $25 for a glass of white, a red and a dessert wine. Great value for a place that is normally not in our pre-theater budge. The service was almost too accommodating. They were worried we'd be late for the theatre - 5 minute away - so the paced was a bit more rushed than it needed to be."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "go for the cheese dessert... so many to choose from!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I have been eyeing this restaurant for quite some time. I finally decided to come here for DineLA, as their menu offered 5 coarse (which was well worth it). The service was on point at all times from the host to the wait staff. They were all knowledgeable and friendly. The food looked beautiful and tasted fantastic. I especially loved the sea bass with the pesto! usually I hate cooked fish, but the pesto really helped take the fish to another level. I can't wait to dine here again!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Excellent French restaurant across the street from the music center in downtown LA with incredible service. Their theme is taste the outstanding creative food there and have an enjoyable dinner. Due to it being dine in LA week, we had the 5 course price-fix menu for $45 which normally cost $120. We were given complimentary corn soup which was creamy and full of flavor as well as small dessert biscuits and tarts at the end of our meal in addition to our regular dessert. The best appetizer was the Big Eye Tuna. The best entrees were the Shrimp Caledonian and the Jidori Chicken. The devil's food tart was to die for. Recommended items include the glazed vegetables, the marinated Hamachi and the poached lobster off the regular menu."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "DineLA 5 course tasting menu plus special cocktail menu and wine pairing"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I brought my daughters and wife for dinner during Dine LA. Patina put together a 5 course menu that was truly indicative of the restaurant. If you are lucky enough to dine here, be prepared for a several hour experience. Nothing is rushed here. Each item on the menu is truly unique and they will accommodate your specific diet needs just about anyway that you want. I could specifically mention dishes from the menu, but I can't say that you would be disappointed with any of them, it all depends on your taste.The service is top notch! My only concern was that because of Dine LA, our check was far below what I would have normally paid. Our total experience was so fabulous that I felt I walked out only paying half of what Patina deserved."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The cheese cart was a GREAT experience! The service was AMAZING!!! The staff was very attentive. Location was great! Great valet service! Overall a good experience. Oh and dessert... YUM!!!!!!!!! If I ever go back, I will be ordering a bottle of Pinot Noir, the cheese cart and then dessert! And that's it! Dinner was overrated. The food was good. Not amazing."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Patina is a quality restaurant that has no problem competing with the finest restaurants in New York City, which is where my wife and I reside. We chose Patina for our one night in Los Angeles and it was a great choice. The menu is diverse with many creative dishes. The food and the experience was excellent and it made for a wonderful evening. I am really glad that we chose to dine at Patina, a place where an excellent meal in a romantic and beautiful room may be enjoyed."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Each dish was introduced for its component parts. Beef Tenderloin-although we asked for medium it was unevenly cooked; the beef sliced in half, one side was pink, the other closer to well-done. The short rib was fork-tender and incredibly savory. The bread steward was holding what looked like a pizza box containing olive loaf & multi-grain. 2nd time he only refreshed my plate & without asking my friend walked away. Our waiter called him back to refresh her bread plate also. The 3rd time they ran out of olive loaf & substituted slices of a French Baguette. Overall, I was satisfied with the service and our main courses. We split the desert, even as small as it was, it was just enough to top off the night with a cup of cappuccino."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "GRATE WHEN YOUR GOING TO DISNEY. WE HAD THE TASTING MENU AND ENJOYED MUCH."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Finally tried the flagship restaurant and was pleased. However, if I am totally honest, I'm not sure I would return. Food was good, service was great. However, when you pay over $300 for two people, I tend to have high expectations. The quantity and quality of the food did not live up the the high prices. Someone else mentioned the one scoop of potatoes, and I have to agree, it's true. I would suspect this is why the room was only half full. I see why Patina's was one of the original fine dining establishments, but it needs to find it's groove to get me back. I hope they do. Nice folks."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Service was friendly and unobtrusive, food was well prepared and presented. We allowed two hours before theater and food was paced just right, not rushed nor too slow. Definitely worth the price."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is truly an iconic restaurant in Los Angeles."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The last time I was here was in 1998 or so...at the old location. Was a bit disappointed - the menu was not as creative as it was all those years ago and there was hardly anyone in the restaurant on a Friday night. The food was pretty good, but for the price we paid, I would have rather gone to Providence."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The restaurant was very romantic and displayed a comforting atmosphere. Service was very friendly. But most importantly, the French cuisine was excellent."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food is beyond anything in the area with beautiful presentation. The service is above anything you could imagine. But Patina is more and that. Kevin, the maître d, directs his staff to be your personal care takers for the evening. From the greeting to the seating to the wine to the serving of each course and the moments in between every move was personalized. If you plan to dine before a concert, play or opera, go early and plan to return for dessert and after dinner drinks. While Patina will be sure you make your curtain, you really won't to leave. We are not foodies and don't normally eat at restaurants at this esteemed level but were treated as well as any of the elegant guests in the room. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Main courses were very good, but salad was nothing special. Prices are high. Nice to sit outside. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Some very special wines by the glass make for an interesting meal. Food is terrific and the presentation is beautiful. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed an excellent pre-opera meal at Patina. I was extremely impressed that the server or manager had taken the time to note my allergies and have the chef come up with an alternative entrée, as there was nothing which would have worked on the evening's menu. It is this type of attention to detail which makes Patina a "winner". "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great find close to the Opera. A Michelin star experience. Food excellent; service was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Cheese board best we have found in USA When we had to speed up a little towards the end they accommodated us without any problem. Would love to go back when we have more time and experience the Tasting a Menu."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Terrible experience. The food is minimalist - 3 shrimps as an entree? And 1/2 a paperthin sliced beet as "salad"? Appetizer of English pea tendrils in pasta very sour and inedible. The worst were the bevy of waiters who were constantly checking to "see if everything is alright" even before we had taken a bite. Then mock horror when we told them. The roast chicken ($38) was dry & tasteless We couldn't converse because they were constantly, and rudely, interrupting. We wanted to split the lime tart ($14) but it was a slim 1" at its widest apex - even the waiter apologized for its tiny form. We each could have 3 small bites. Obnoxious & patronizing staff. Patina wants us to think we are among the elite while they rip us off. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was a great restaurant to take a client or old friend to show them a special night. Excellent service, good food and overall a special and worry free dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Two of us started our pre-concert dinner at 5:45. I orderer the tasting menu; my wife ordered a starter and the lobster entree. The food were excellently prepared, and presented. However, I agreed with many reviewers that the portions were not in line with the price we paid. For the $45 lobster entree, how much does it cost to have a few more spring peas ( 2 pods at maximum ) and alliums ( again, 2 pieces )? The Key lime pie from the testing menu was literally a finger width wide! Normally,my wife seldom asks for seconds in bread, which was fresh and tasty. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I recently had dinner at Patina at Disney Hall and it was just wonderful, as i expected it to be. The bartender crafted a wonderful drink for me with general instructions, and the food was delicious and beautiful to look at. Service was excellent. A sleek, sophisticated place to dine with anyone you love and/or want to impress."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Wonderful place for a pre-or post-theater dinner. Extensive wine list, menu selections from fresh seasonal meats and produce Portion size is not to overstuff. Very attentive and courteous staff. Valet Parking"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Everything is always near-perfect at Patina, in my experience. I've been many times, both at Disney Hall and before the move in Hollywood. This time, there were a couple of misses: the white asparagus could not be cut, even with the sharp knife provided -- a shame, as the sauce was incredible. And the sauce on the perfectly cooked lobster lacked flavor and substance. But the spring peas and greens -- heaven, in several presentations! The tuna stack -- exquisitely composed and delicious. The amuse was a silky cold asparagus soup, not to be missed!. The service was, as always, gracious and attentive. We will be back for many more pre-Phil dinners!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Patina is in a great location to go to the Disney Concert Hall. The décor is modern and seating is comfortable. The staff is attentive to a fault. We would have liked a little less intrusiveness. The food was good. Portions were small. The meal was expensive ($300 with tip) but not worth it. We have had much better meals for less. Would we eat there again? No. Also, the vegan/vegetarian options were minimal and miniscule. We have had wonderful dinners at the Orange County version of Patina, with better service, better variety of food options, and better price. Maybe it's just Orange County vs LA?"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Good grief! I couldn't believe the service at Patina. There must have been six thousand people waiting on us. Waiters hovered all around, catering to our every need. Impressive! And a great dinner too."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Patina provides every aspect of excellence in a fine dining experience. With how well we were taken care of, I got the impression that there were more staff than diners. And, the food was innovative and delicious to the last bite. Go to Patina and from then on measure how close any other fine dining experience may come."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We attended numerous Disney Concert Hall and Music Center events in the past month, and had three exceptional dinners at Patina during that time frame. We enjoyed exquisite, innovative nuanced cuisine and extremely attentive service each time -- with an amuse bouche and four to five courses. All were wonderfully balanced, artfully prepared and plated with the courses well timed and executed by the staff. The wine list, cheese course selection, service and all the minute details Patina's staff attended to really made our evenings top notch experiences. We especially appreciated Jeremy's wonderful service and Kevin's helpfulness on our last visit."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Patina does amazing job to ensure that your special occasion is extra special. The general manager does a fantastic job training his staff to make your visit memorable."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "the food and decor were excellent. Even more, I was struck by the service and friendliness of thestaff as our orders were modest with no drinks. The restaurant is in beautiful Disney Concert Hall and dinner and a concert made for a memorable evening."
    Dined on 3/28/2014