Sets the bar highThe most outstanding restaurant in Los Angeles. The service is formal but extremely welcoming. The food is perfection and the facility is elegant. A world class restaurant in Southern California6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMService and food was outstanding,Service and food was outstanding, devil is in the detail and they practice it on every level6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMStart of a great nightWe were looking for a place that is close by Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to attend a 7:30 pm event. And, Patina fit the bill on that. We took the metro from Redondo Beach and avoided the Friday night traffic to Downtown and Patina was just 2 blocks away from the metro. Anyway, we were a tad late, but, the staff were very accommodating and we got seated right away.
Dinner was fabulous and service was great!
We got to the theater in time for Placido Domingo singing a great song.
All in all, Patina started our night off in a very pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. Thank you.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Service in a Long timeI was amazed at the customer service. They asked if we were going to the theatre, but we were not, so we had plenty of time. We did not feel rushed. The staff was very attentive without being intrusive. They did not needlessly interupt our conversations. The food and presentation was beautiful as usual. The most impressive thing I experienced was that they warmed the cream for my coffee. I have never had that level of detail in coffee service. Fantastic dinner spot. The Ambience was great and the noise level was nice as you could easily talk to your guests without shouting.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and service.Amazing food and service. Well worth the high price. If you are planing a night at the music center why not make it special and come here first. If you let them know, they will work with you to get you to your show on time, just call and ask!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply beautiful foodPatina is a great place to go for a special meal before or after enjoying a performance at the Disney Concert Hall or the L. A. Music Center across the street. The service is impeccable, and the food is outstanding and beautifully presented. While a meal before or after a performance will likely not allow time to enjoy the chef's tasting, it's worth another visit just to enjoy that experience.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great rare lunch opportunityMy friends and I had a lovely time at Patina during their rare lunch opportunity. We were all very impressed the quality of service and food presented to us and am glad it is the direct opposite of LA Times' Jonathan Gold's review on his rather pity and controversial 101 Top Restaurant list. I also believe that his rating of Patina as number 86 is a personal attack on the company itself.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasure!We returned to Patina after a couple of years away. We were once again impressed with delicious food, outstanding presentation and impeccable service. We both had the tasting menu, the host came by our table to announce the changes and was charming to boot! I only noticed a minor dropping of the ball when we had asked for sparkling water and got refills of non- sparkling and sparkling all night. Did not detract from a wonderful evening!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Dining ExperienceMy husband and I were entertaining my visitingAunt NY and my mom. I am so happy that we chose Patina. From the moment we stepped up to the restaurant everyone was so warm and inviting. We induldged in a tasting menu with wine pairings. There was not one course that was disappointing. Each course was better than the next and the sommelier paired the wines wonderfully. For the vegetable mosaic course, he paireda Reisling which usually none of us are fond of but sure enough, he was spot on. The staff was extremely impressive. They were so knowledgable but also approachable and not up tight at all. In my opinion, there is not a better restaurant if you are looking for the best food and service in the city. The atmosphere is extremely chique.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mother's DayThe service was excellent, as was the food. Altho the restaurant was packed with families--and young children, the noise level was quite reasonable and it was easy to hold a conversation at a normal level--a blessing.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!!This was one of the finest experiences my husband and I have had. Outstanding service and the food was incredible. We loved every minute of our time.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a gem. Elegant butAlways a gem. Elegant but comfortable. Best service anywhere5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for pre-concert diningBeautiful restaurant with food and service to match. Great for pre-performance dinner when attending Disney Concert Hall but also worth an evening on its own. Expensive and worth every cent.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery expensive but the foodVery expensive but the food was fabulous and the service terrific.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMEXCELLENT EXPERIENCE. OUTSTANDINGEXCELLENT EXPERIENCE. OUTSTANDING SERVICE. BEAUTIFUL PRESENTATION.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was absolutely delicious.The food was absolutely delicious. Each bite was divine. The menu choices were interesting . Service was efficient. It was a lovely experience and I want to go back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was extraordinary. ServiceFood was extraordinary. Service not so much. Waiters forgot napkins, forgot requests right after having a long conversation about it. Someone had to dodge a napkin being handed to the person next to her. Servers were all congregating and talking to each other when some guests were trying to flag them down. Bread server was slapping the bread really hard while offering choices. A little weird. Servers convinced not to get a course because it's too early for it (we ended up just not getting that course). Hop these all could be improved! Still a great place to eat aside from the odd service.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMPatina a superb dining experienceMy husband and I had a superb dining experience at Patina on Saturday night. His ahi tuna appetizer and my mosaic vegetable signature dish were outstanding. He said his scallops entree was very good. I had the poached salmon, which tasted fine but looked colorless. The flourless chocolate dessert we shared was indescribably delicious!!! Service was excellent and the decor was lovely. Highly recommended! Be sure to allot at least 2 hours for dinner before seeing a show at the Ahmanson, Disney Hall, or Mark Taper e.g. so you don't feel rushed.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI have always loved Patina.I have always loved Patina. I moved away from LA in 2001 and heard it had closed down. I was just there for a business trip and was amazed to find it was open and right near Disney Hall. I made a reservation for dinner on Sunday night, and it was just as fantastic as I remembered it. The food is really fantastic with beautiful presentation and amazing flavors. Service was wonderful and attentive. I am so happy I was able to dine at Patina again after so many years away.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best dining experienceThe best dining experience I've had in LA. The service and the food were impeccable!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is certainly firstThe food is certainly first class. I will definitely visit again.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is amazing, reallyThe food is amazing, really special delicate flavors, presentation is beautiful yet realistic, Loup de Mer was fantastic. Dessert was delicious. Got very nice service, Husband's Birthday, got a cookie plate with a Happy Birthday on it, a mid-course compliments of the chef, and a tiny pretty box of chocolates at the end. Very, very nice!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways something that standsAlways something that stands out when we eat there. The bread was hot out of the oven. My copper river salmon with a wonderful lime drizzle was the best. It is a sure matchup when you attend the Music Center in the late afternoon.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. Presentation of food is very nice, too. Great place to dine before a concert at the Disney Concert Hall, which is just next door. Front door valet service is a great deal for diners... convenient and less expensive than parking in the garage. Very pricey, but great for that special occasion.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing in every way. FriendlyAmazing in every way. Friendly service, incredible menu, great wine list. Perfect for a special occasion3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAn extraordinary experienceAn extraordinary experience in every way. There is simply nothing that could be improved. One of the best dining experiences of my life. Bravo!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways perfect, impeccableAlways perfect, impeccable service, beautiful food.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI love to dine here beforeI love to dine here before going to the opera. It is always a great experience.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMContinues to deserve its Relais&ChaContinues to deserve its Relais&Chateau distinction3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe BEST for a wonderful dinnerThe BEST for a wonderful dinner prior to any performance in the Music Center area.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA truly outstanding restaurantOne of the finest dining experiences of my life. Interesting, perfectly prepared dishes and impeccable service. We felt welcomed and comfortable in the elegant room and we will return at the first opportunity.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you are attending an eventIf you are attending an event at the Music Center, this is a special dinner venue that flows perfectly for your evening out. The first thing they ask is which event you have tickets for and then they do their very best to get you out the door in time. We arrived a little late and were seated immediately and the maitre'd suggested the food choices that would fit into our timeline. The Turbot was a beautiful plate and was delightfully delicate. The complimentary amuse´bouche and small dessert were sufficient to fill out our menu. These are not lumberjack sized portions, but a very satisfying dining experience.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service is excellent;The service is excellent; you will be pampered. The menu choices are wideranging and the food excellent. The valet parking is reasonably priced at $8 and can be added to your bill, and your car will be right outside the restaurant after the theater event. However, the restaurant is pricey and the portions are not filling.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is why I'm FatAmuse bouche, 3 appetizers, 2 entrees, cheese course, 2 desserts, and chocolate! Every dish was delicious and a work of art. Luxurious service. This is why I'm fat!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI have dined at Patina beforeI have dined at Patina before and so long as the food is this good I'll keep coming back, though, given the price, only on special occasions! I was a bit shocked at the $15 price of a cocktail (vodka gimlet) which actually wasn't a great drink in this instance when compared with numerous other examples over the years elsewhere.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service, greatOutstanding service, great location for concert crowd. Short ribs were great.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at Patina is nothingThe food at Patina is nothing less than ART. Every course, every item, was stunningly beautiful. We marveled at how the chefs must prepare each piece so carefully. Not cheap, but it shouldn't be.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best meals we haveOne of the best meals we have ever had. It rates among the best restaurants. We will be back. They just need more Oregon wines.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMHad an evening to rememberHad an evening to remember at this L.A. hallmark. Don't understand how its stature seems to have slipped, because it was a home run in all respects.We took our time and relished every delicious moment!2/2/2013 12:00:00 AM