141 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012Neighborhood:
Contemporary FrenchPrice: $50 and over
- 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
Tuesday - Saturday: 5-9:30PM
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: 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.
- 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
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Patina reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since July 31, 2014
- Ambiance4.4Noise LevelModerate
special occasion (89)fit for foodies (81)notable wine list (60)romantic (49)neighborhood gem (16)good for groups (10)hot spot (9)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (3)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
- Superb food, slow serviceWilmetteBoxerDined on 11/21/2014We found the food to be exceptional--chestnut agnolotti, duck egg, sea bass, red snapper, all of these dishes perfectly executed, although nothing matched the turnip soup with parsley foam, with tiny radishes part of the amuse. Desserts are not quite as good. Service on a Friday night, after the theater crowd cleared out (meaning the place was nearly empty), was inexcusably slow. The manager eventually apologized, but not before our much-anticipated and very expensive evening felt less pleasant. The pacing is not good, and extra-friendly treatment at departure did not makeup for long waits at the table. We were not the only ones looking around and wondering where our food was. We thought half the staff had gone to the theater too. There is definitely something wrong here. Restaurants at this level should pace the food perfectly and never need to apologize for a single thing.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Exceptional ServiceVinnieDined on 11/20/2014Even though this is a very fancy restaurant the staff makes you feel so comfortable and relaxed. They are very knowledgable but not pretentious. It was a great experience and enjoyed every bite of our meal. Everyone from the top down was amazing. I could have just gone home without attending our concert and I would have been satisfied.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- We were late , but....KBnJRVIPDined on 10/31/2014We were victims on wicked westside traffic and called ahead to let Patina know we would be late. We were seated in a less than full dining area and thought we were home free with plenty of time to make our concert at 8:00pm.u. But it took nearly 10 minutes to deliver the menus and take our cocktail order. The service was fitful and unfocused, as the young waiter was more interested in the two young women behinds us who came in later. The big surprise was that the vegetarian salad had prosciutto in it. We have had mararvelous meals here. The stress and uneven service before a concert was not a pleasurable experience.Special Features:
- Wowdrc4cgarsVIPDined on 10/31/2014Great service and great food. We attended the Disney Hall.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nicely overratedkoolhaasDined on 10/30/2014The service is impeccable - a peculiar, but handy mix of Downton Abbey and a neighborhood diner perhaps. The food is very interesting, however, hugely overrated for its cost and... flavor as a matter of fact. Extremely complex cooking with minimalist presentation and volume; tastefully combined cheese selection, an astonishing wine list reflecting astronomical values. It could be a very memorable experience, depending on desire for such, and possibly a wonderful place, if it were a bit more down to earth. A wine selection averaging slightly less than $400 a bottle might be of help as well.Special Features:
- GoldenrustDined on 10/26/2014Dedicated service and passion for what comes in your plate. The service was supreme, as the food. Only missing element is the atmosphere. I would make a special menu open to a younger crowd from 9:30pm on, for a lower price.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food was devine, service was so soRJoeDined on 10/26/2014My wife and I had a fabulous meal at Patina, but the service lacked the sophistication commensurate with such high-end food. Things like no knife in my wife's setup, bread coming out 15 minutes after the butter, our waitress turning her back to us to address the adjacent table, and the smelly cheese cart in the front foyer. These are little things, but a truly great restaurant would have them covered. I'll be back because the meal was superb, but, next time, will come with lower expectations.Special Features:
- InventiveBadForkVIPDined on 10/25/2014The white truffle risotto was perfect and the portion was just the right size. A langoustine served in bone marrow was an unusual combination but the two flavors worked surprisingly well together. Suckling pig was outstanding and so was the selection of cheese I finished off with. Service was great although the waiter forgot to give us napkinsSpecial Features:
- Creative cuisinehoustonfoodieVIPDined on 10/25/2014Food outstanding, pricey, service lagged a bit the night I was there.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Too good for theater dining!OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 10/24/2014We are often here because we are going to the Music Center or Disney Hall, and therefore often in somewhat of a rush. This is a restaurant to make an evening of because it is so delicious and delightful. From the moment you arrive and are greeted by the maitre'd 'til the last moment when you have that sip of cognac or espresso it is a treat to every sense: eyes, ears, aromas, feel, and of course taste!!! The amuse bouche opens your palate for what is to come and the different tasting menus offer refreshing and delightful selections-- The service is wonderful and ambience beautiful, modern, but not stark or pretentious... I'll keep coming back because it just feels so good!Special Features:
- Tiny Tastings!depauwgirlDined on 10/12/2014We are regular diners at the Music Center Patina during the concert season at Disney Hall. We have always enjoyed the exquisitely prepared menu items, superb wine list and attentive waiters. However the new tasting menu implemented is a disappointment. Our $72.00 3-course menu (can order as many as 7 courses) had itsy-bitsy portions, albeit arranged with delicate precision. It was somewhat difficult registering the flavors of such small bites. We will venture out to other establishments this concert season.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always excellentJulieVIPDined on 10/12/2014We cannot seem to stay away whenever we are going to the Disney Concert Hall. Even if we just plan to have cheese and wine, the 3-course menu always pulls us in. This time, it was a delicious autumn salad with eggplant caviar, mushrooms, asparagus and unknown and wonderful other things on it. A crab salad with tomato gelee was also great. Main courses were beef tenderloin and jidori chicken. The chicken was the least successful of all the dishes, as it was kind of mushy. Wines were excellent, and very well chosen by Sylvestre (I think that is the sommelier). Service as always was excellent, and they paid attention to the timing, because we had a concert next door. Will always come back.Special Features:
- New formatSes123VIPDined on 10/11/2014Patina has changed its menu with a prix fixe with a choice of how many courses as well as choices in each course. The tile fish was prepared superbly in a broth rather than with a heavier sauce. The service is attentive without being overbearing. The sommelier has some interesting small production wines by the glass for people who do not want to drink a lot.Special Features:
- Pre-disney Hall dinner2EZ2pleaseDined on 10/10/2014Excellent three-course prix fixe menu, but service was desultory. Despite clear indication that we needed to be in our Disney Hall seats by 8 am, they couldn't meet the schedule, and we had to go to the cash register to pay our bill They also forgot to ask/validate parking. Very disappointing service.
- A unique experienceTheProfessorVIPDined on 10/10/2014Went to Patina for our anniversary and an LA Phil concert. One should go to Patina for a unique, albeit pricy, food experience. You don't come here to eat -- you come to get "wow-ed". Portions are generally small (especially appetizers), but offer unique food tastes and beautiful preparations/presentations. They now only have a 3/4/5 course tasting menu, but there seems to be a decent range of selections. Everything that we had was great. Appetizers: langostinos, sweetbreads. Mains: filet, seabass. Service was outstanding with staff that really made you feel welcome. One piece of advice: As the wine list is quite pricy, and glass pours seemed a bit skimpy, bring your own and pay a corkage fee.Special Features:
- GDinerVIPDined on 10/9/2014I have been dining at Patina now for almost 8 years. Kevin and Sebestian go out of their way to make your dining experience memorable. There is a new chef in town. If it is at all possible, its even better than before.Special Features:
- Always spectacularLindaVIPDined on 10/5/2014Kevin has been a terrific maitre de since here and cafe Pinot. The new chef is pushing the envelope on unusual combinations. If any guest was looking for something recognizable they would have been out of luckSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great eveningOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 10/4/2014The food was par excellence and the service flawless. One of the most enjoyable evenings followed by a fantastic concert. The ambiance is a bit lacking, but can be overlooked by the quality of the food and service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- down2earthgourmanddown2earthgourmandDined on 10/2/20142ond Patina visit for us (pre-concert) in 6-7 years. Ambiance from our vantage point was bordering depressing. Dark and un-imaginative interior with pretty, textured wood panels that do not work for the place. It is in total contrast with the knockout WD Concert Hall that houses it. The service was provided by a strange bunch of personnel and was overall friendly, at times awkward, and bordering annoying/intrusive. The food struck us as pretentious, not necessarily attractive in appearance. Both the pork and the chicken dish preparations were fairly tasteless and lacking flavor. The wine list is extensive with many high priced choices that would not be worth pairing with the mediocre level of the food. Overall, a disappointment.Special Features:
- surpriseOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 9/30/2014resting on laurels; Could not have been more disappointed............
- A Treat for FoodiesmanhattanladyDined on 9/27/2014We eat in many fine restaurants in the U.S., and in Europe. This restaurant can compete with the best! What an amazing pre theater experience. It completes a wonderful evening in downtown Los Angeles.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Hard to Beat Patina in L.A.DavidKDined on 9/26/2014Whenever I am ready to loosen the purse strings, Patina is always at the top of my list of Los Angeles restaurants to visit. I think this was my fourth or fifth time in three years and I've never been disappointed. Chew slowly or else you may miss clever culinary delights like a sweet cake adorned with a savory, gelatinous sauce (disguised as icing?) as an amuse bouche or a crispy wafer or crunchy piece of bacon adding texture to something that would otherwise melt in your mouth. I think the chef feels he is competing with the theatrical elements of the neighborhood (LA Philharmonic, Music Center, Ahmanson Theatre, etc.), and the drama expressed in the plating is appreciated and fits in with the exquisite competition of a Dudamel.Special Features:
- Worth the experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 9/26/2014From the time you enter you are treated to a beautiful restaurant and excellent staff. The food is excellent and presented in a superb manner. The wine list is very notable and the staff knowledge of the wines available is very good. I would definitely recommend this place to others.Special Features:
- Classic PatinaAnluVIPDined on 9/23/2014The appetizers and desserts were outstanding. I found the entrees not quite up to perfection. As an example the suckling pig left much to be desired. I will certainly return to Patina in the future because I have dined there in the past and consider them one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles.Special Features:
- The bestMendoguyVIPDined on 9/20/2014Patina is as good as it gets in LA. Every single employee there makes you feel like an honored and welcome guest. The food is sophisticated and beautifully presented. Go!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Reserve for 2.5 hrs before showtimeilgyDined on 9/19/2014This was the first time I dined at this restaurant. We ordered the 3 course chef's menu. Our food was very well prepared and beautifully served. Portion size is on the small side. Service is slow so if you are going to a show make a reservation for 2.5 hrs ahead of your show start time. We had reservations for 6 pm and our show started at 8 pm. One of the members of the party was 15 min late so in all fairness we started our service later than anticipated but we had to rush out the door and barely made it to our seats on time. My final bill was $113 for a glass of wine, a shared water bottle from their new 'water menu', 3-course chef's menu and coffee. I am not sure I'll come back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Only a tasting experience.steveDined on 9/17/2014Despite favorable unique combinations, the portions extremely small. Not what you would consider a true dining experience.Special Features:
- superb new menuFrequentDinerVIPDined on 9/11/2014The re-modeled Patina with new chef is superb, as is the service. A very imaginative tasting menu - well worth the price.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- reviewVIPDined on 8/16/2014Dinner was great the night we went. The food was mostly very delicious, a couple of items were good but not great but overall the dinner was delicious. Our server Perry was very attentive and gave us his opinion on items we ordered and explained the dishes as they came out to us. The staff in general was very wonderful and attentive, very on top of things. It was a nice evening and I am glad we did pick Patina to eat dinner at.Special Features:
- ExperienceSunshineDined on 8/16/2014As a person who goes out a lot to different places, I must say Patina gave us a wonderful experience in regards to their service. They were attentive without being overbearing, and everyone was personable, they each showed their personality which to me is extremely important when you are being attended to. I do not go for the stoic type, because I have a personality and like to engage others regardless of what their position is, into a conversation. So Patina keep up the good work, and keep allowing your people lights shine through, cause you never know who is coming through the door and needs that extra sunshine.Special Features:
- The best of Downtown LADiggieVIPDined on 8/15/2014As always Patina has ecxeeded our expectations in fine dining and great food. We had the opportunity to come back for their extended Dine LA MENU. Even we've done it twice, the food was prepared into perfection. Great job!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Loved PatinasmoochesVIPDined on 8/14/2014Food was superb, as was service. Manager was so kind and made me feel welcome. Sea bass was my favorite course, followed by pork belly (although was a bit too salty--even for pork belly). I will return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- service and food always goodbruceVIPDined on 8/14/2014We came twice for Dine LA. Big Eye tuna was fabulous, we had it twice, since it was so good. "Chips and Dip", was interesting and creative. White Corn Agnolotti, a little out of the box, but a very tasty dish. Shellfish Linguini, lovely dish, very tasty. Wild Sea Bass was outstanding, we had it twice since it was so good. Calamari A La Plancha, the calamari was tender, the filling delicious, well executed. Braised Pork Belly, the taste was good, better prepared than the first time, but the zucchini would have been better if it was cooked less and not under the pork. Veal Tongue a La Pobre, the tongue was the star, the mushroom gratin made it a bit too rich. The before dinner Ma Blonde & Un Reve cocktails were excellent.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- LA week promotion dinnerVnpIrvDined on 8/14/2014Great value. Would have rated it 5 stars if the meat dish was not so salty.Special Features:
- Everything You'd ExpectBryanVIPDined on 8/14/2014Went for Dine LA week to celebrate my spouse's birthday and had the five course tasting menu with wine pairing. The service was impeccable. Everyone made us feel special, without being intrusive. The food was full of flavor and was everything I would expect from a restaurant of this type and reputation. Perfectly cooked fish and chicken. Interesting and perfectly paired wines from Portugal, France, and Oregon. Beautiful and delicious desserts (chocolate "candy bar" with lemon sorbet, and their version of strawberries and cream). However, at $17.50 for a premium martini and upwards of $50 per entree on the a la carte menu, I'd hold out for an important business dinner, a very special occasion, or the Dine LA deal if you can get it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Casual Fine DiningGhost47Dined on 8/13/2014I didn't think I could use that term for Patina. They've certainly changed. I had a great food & service last time I went but it was definitely formal and special occasion only. This time, it felt casual & friendly without sacrificing food quality or service. Our group had the 5-course $45 Dine LA menu and the waiters didn't make us feel bad for doing it. All of it was good but the seabass dish was outstanding. Food was pretty & delicious. As it was my friend's birthday, they sent her home with chocolates & kind words (from the manager?) that would have sounded sychophantic at any other restaurant but came out very genuine here. I will eagerly come back for a NOT special occasion to try their other menus.Special Features:
- Patina still has itoldwarriorDined on 8/13/2014I've been coming here for many years and to be honest, their chefs have come and gone BUT the quality and inventiveness of their food has never varied. They continue to provide a top notch and first class experience.Special Features:
- Delicious and Great ServiceAliciaDined on 8/8/2014We had a lovely evening celebrating our daughters birthday with great service from Perry and delicious and finely prepared food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic foodFoodluvrDined on 8/7/2014Great tasting menu with incredible contrast and phenomenal care and skill. Great seafood course (sea bass) and meat course (pork belly). Desserts were, as usual, wonderfulSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- food and service always topsbruceVIPDined on 8/5/2014The DineLA menu was a good deal, so we had to come for it. the standouts were the Big Eye tuna, which was fabulous, the only problem was there wasn't enough. The Roasted Caladonia Prawns, a very asian dish, very familiar to my wife's palate, very pleased. The Wild Sea Bass was outstanding, perfectly cooked, very tasty, good portion. The beans were a different touch, which was a pleasant surprise. The Roasted Jidori Chicken, was a bit dry, but the potato/truffle mousseline was fabulous. We love pork belly, but this one was too caramelized. and she didn't care for the zucchini ribbons. The Strawberries and Cream tasted good, but not a big standout dish. The Candy Bar, was very rich and deliciousSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.