Stefan's at L.A. Farm
Wonderful place for both quietWonderful place for both quiet dinner and group celebration.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friends & I had a terrificMy friends & I had a terrific experience. We hadn't been to this LA Farm location in many years. We had been there together before. We liked the menu selections; particularly trying to decide between the small plates & their regular entrees. I really liked their wine list selections as they had a particular wine that I like. The server was extremely attentive and we liked the "outside" room we sat in. A much nicer upscale feel than the other LA Farm restaurants in LA & BH. We did realize this was now a different ownership.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food ever!!!!This was our third time with the tasting menu and was just as fantastic as the other two times. Can't wait to go back6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA Repeat PerformanceWanted to take business associates from the East Coast somewhere that would be typically Southern CA but not beachy. This was the perfect spot. Right next to the Recording Academy (only in LA, right?). The menu had the effect I had hoped for and impressed even a food snob from NY. Everything was exquisite. Justin, our waiter, was there when we needed him but did not hover - made great recommendations.
I have been there before and had the multi-course meal with wine pairings. This group opted for traditional off-the-menu ordering. The wine pairings Stefan chose for the multi-course meal had been perfect ... and better than the selections one of our guests chose last night. Next time ...6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great serviceI've been here on several occasions for lunch and once after work. Always great service!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEuropean Foods; USA WinesBest of both worlds! Award winning Chef Stefan is friendly and accessible. His European sensibility drives the largely Continental food choices and his love of America drives the all-American Wine List, which is fairly priced and carefully selected. Having been there many times, it has become more than just a "special occasion place". It is one of the best restaurants in our neighborhood, the Westside of LA and Santa Monica. I look forward to returning many more times.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the 5 course tastingWe had the 5 course tasting menu for dinner which included salmon, mushroom ravioli, scallops with puree corn, rack of lamb, chocolate mousse. Everything was delicious and uniquely prepared. Nice atmosphere for dining. There were also seating areas with couches around fire pits.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThird time I've been to thisThird time I've been to this restaurant and haven't been disappointed yet.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFor lunch, we had salmon,For lunch, we had salmon, and crispy white fish. Undoubtedly the best prepared fish of anywhere. All accompany with fresh vegetables cooked firm. The sauces where to die for. The martinis were great. Highly recommend.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious & Great ServiceOverall just a great date night! Food was super tasty and our waiter was awesome with both service and insight.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemA gem tucked away in a hidden corner of Santa Monica near a lot of entertainment industry companies. Fantastic food and very laid back atmosphere. Crispy white fish was outstanding. Yummy berry cobbler..5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGood lunchI have only been here twice - and both times were for lunch with clients. It's a bit on the pricy side but the quality is very good. The menu is diverse - I had the Poached Egg Salad and the Cream of Tomato soup. Both were delicious. The service was decent. The server was nice but not as attentive as the place filled up.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service.Great food, great service. Can't wait to get back.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways First RateOne of my favorites in LA and specifically in Santa Monica. I raved about the restaurant to a colleague from Europe. He wasn't disappointed. Neither was I. Always an enjoyable meal with great service.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day at Stefan'sThe Mother's Day dinner the four of us enjoyed was worth the drive (over an hour). Our waiter was knowledgeable, pleasant and funny, but not intrusive. We all had an appetizer, the winner being the amazing salmon on a birch plank. One of the best salmon dishes I have had outside my (and Stefan's...) native Finland. All of the four main courses were delicious; the lamb, the duck breast, the whole branzino and the halibut. We enjoyed a dry pink champagne which the waiter had recommended: perfect choice for a warm night. Even though I generally do not enjoy desserts, the chocolate cake with pistachio ice cream that we shared, was just right: not too big, not too sweet. Loistava illallinen, Stefan!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur group ordered three entrees.Our group ordered three entrees. Two were great but one lacked flavor and was not very good. Overall experience was nice. I would go back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, good space, butGood food, good space, but too loud and noisy. We had a difficult time having a conversation.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely delicious. GreatAbsolutely delicious. Great spot for lunch, to meet friends or business associates. Salads are always excellent. Shared the scallops and white fish this time. Delicious. The heart of this place is the staff. Dawn is the constant, having been there thru many incarnations and chefs. love her. Mitch is the highlight of all the wait staff. Sweet, funny, efficient but not constantly on top of you. i always come back here as a midway point to meet for a business lunch between the beach and Beverly Hills. I highly recommend it.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWowNothing was - ah - just wrong. Everything was - ! - right. Our waiter, Justin, gave us the right amount of conversation and fun and was knowledgeable. The flight of martinis was delicious and ignited the right spot - relax and get ready for the set of chef selected dishes with sommelier selected wines - one tasting with each dish. Each dish was succulent. The lovely salmon melted in your mouth. Oh! and t was beautiful. Each dish was a bit of an artwork. I don't have time to review it all. But I cannot imagine coming here and having an incredible dinner5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place with earthy food.Great place with earthy food. The salmon dish was a bit weak, but everything else was fab.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat eats!This is such a great restaurant! I live in Orange County and it is so worth the drive. The restaurant has a great bar area and also the dining area has fire pits in the corners with couches. Great for hanging out with friends and a night cap or coffee. I have been a few times and have always had great service. The owner is very outgoing and takes time to come and talk to patrons.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThank you for your serviceThank you for your service and a great after tax season party. It's queter during the week for a party you can talk with your friends.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousWe went for the 5 course meal and it was outstanding. Just the right amount of delicious food.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Food and MORE!The food was incredible as was the overall ambiance. A must go to over and over again.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMStefan's at LA Farm is suchStefan's at LA Farm is such a hidden gem and a treat to experience the creative cuisine.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch!Had a great lunch with my wife for my birthday. The staff was friendly, as usual, and the food delicious. Will definitely be eating here again.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWill be back very soon - EXCELLENT!OMG, dinner was so amazing, I can't wait to return! I had the sourkraut & sausage entree which was to DIE for. We both had the chocolate something or other for dessert and it was also TO DIE FOR. Excellent service, very accommodating for my friend who has a strict diet. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and and we go back againAnd again! The first time we went we loved the food but our waiter was nowhere to be found. The second time the food was still great and had a great waiter! Going back again tonight to make sure the food is still as good as ever!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMVery attractive dining room.Very attractive dining room. Service warm and friendly. A most interesting menu with many unusual items. Found everything we ordered well presented, and especially loved the roasted marrow bones - delish! Good selection of small plates, appetizers, and excellent variety of main courses. Highly recommend it.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING FOOD.WHAT A WONDERFUL SPOT. CAME OUT TO DINNER WITH FRIENDS TO FIND THIS LOCATION EASY TO FIND.
ONE OF THE MEMBERS IN THE GROUP HAS SPECIAL NEEDS, GLUTEN FREE ONLY.
THE CHEF STEFAN WAS PRESENT, SAT DOWN WITH US AND CHECKED OFF ON THE MENU DIRECTLY WHICH ITEMS WERE GF FRIENDLY.
THE SALMON WAS DELICIOUS, ALONG WITH THE SCALLOPS AND CRISPY FISH.
ANOTHER TABLE ORDERED SPECIAL DESSERT LOLLIPOPS, WHICH LOOKED GREAT- MAYBE SOMETHING FOR NEXT TIME.
WILL BE BACK, THANK YOU.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu is so unique andThe menu is so unique and Stephan is always coming up with something new and exciting. This is just a wonderful place to dine and sit back and relax.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dined here before a theaterWe dined here before a theater show across the street and they readily accomodated our tight schedule (only 45 minutes to eat) with the small plates menu. Their turkey burger sliders were awesome. The indoor patio with the fire pits is lovely and romantic. Worth it to check out this out of the way location for the ambiance and good food. I look forward to going back for a proper dinner.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLoud; simpler dishes neededLimited menu; music is totally unnecessary--should be turned off. Too loud. Food is delicious, but some simpler dishes, w/o sauces and butter would be appreciated.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEating dinner at Stefan'sEating dinner at Stefan's was a dream come true! The food was superb and we were so happy to meet Stefan!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed it. TheWe really enjoyed it. The food was amazing! It was some of the best food we've ever had. The only knock against it was that it took a long time between dishes to get our next course...5 courses took 2 full hours.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMost excellent. Staff knowledgeableMost excellent. Staff knowledgeable. Chef very personable - made our visit that much more enjoyable! Food terrific. Service - the best I have had in a long time (Kudos Dom!). Reasonable prices. Perfect for special occasion, event or just a dinner or drink. We had the 5 course chef tasting with wine pairing. Really enjoyed - will return!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite placesOne of my favorite places in LA. Consistently great food and atmosphere.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGive your review a title (optional)The food was delish and the Mushroom/Duck Ravioli was to die for!2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSTEFAN'S AT L.A. FARM IS A GEM!The best waiter ever - ask for Mitch! Excellent service, food - can't beat this restaurant! We'll be back!2/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGive your review a title (optional)The food was awesome and Stefan came over to speak with us at our table. What a nice person!1/22/2013 12:00:00 AM