The Larchmont
The Larchmont

The Larchmont

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thelarchmont.com/
  • Phone: 3234644277
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm | Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Opening for Sunday brunch starting on May 12, 2013, from 11AM to 3PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Don Gragg & Cody Diegel
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Our kitchen also provides catering for off-site events as well. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our second floor room seats parties up to 40 people and includes a lounge area and outdoor balcony for pre-dinner cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Working with our chef, we can design a menu that fits with any of your needs, whether it be a wine and hors d'oeuvres gathering or a multi-course dinner. The second floor room is available for both lunch and dinner parties. In addition, the entire restaurant is available, with seating for 85 downstairs and 40 upstairs.
  • Private Party Contact: Robert Kass 3234644277

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lucerne
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Plenty of street parking, but Valet parking available during lunch and dinner service.
A word from The Larchmont
The Larchmont is redefining the idea of the classic American Bistro. Located in a charming two story craftsman-style home, The Larchmont offers delicious, farm to table, Californian cuisine in a welcoming setting, and friendly service. The menu is creatively built around the variety of American cuisines that bring cultures together with seasonally selected ingredients passionately prepared. The wine list offers selections from emerging wine regions and from boutique wineries in California and elsewhere around the world. The Larchmont is a place where you will always be greeted with a smile and know that you are in store for a great meal that will surprise you. It's the perfect place for a business lunch, special celebration, or a dinner gathering with friends or family. Welcome, we look forward to having you.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
The Larchmont reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (30)fit for foodies (26)great for outdoor dining (22)special occasion (19)romantic (16)great for lunch (7)good for groups (7)hot spot (5)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    even though the service was fair, the server was aware of it, and made up for it with kindness and comped 2 drinks and desert. The food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great quality food
    deborah
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Beautiful presentations and the food is excellent. Loved the combinations of flavors and ingredients chosen.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great on a Friday night
    dateniteout1
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Have been several times on a Friday night. Food always hits the spot. Summer cocktail was great...refreshing and not too sweet. Service attentive at all levels. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charm In LA
    DeborahVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Finally tried another place on the bucket list because of DineLA. The place is absolutely charming in a modern way. It's an updated bungalow awash in white yet feels warm and cozy. The service was great, The mixology drinks yummy though not a fan of the old fashioned champagne glass they're served in. The food was very good but not great. The 3 courses were served beautifully with very fresh ingredients but I think the flavors could have been more vibrant and distinctive. The dessert was a bit sweet for us. Perhaps we ordered the wrong thing. We will definitely be back to try the regular menu. Seems like a great place to have a drink and apps on the patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasty food, friendly service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I had the rack of lamb, which was cooked perfectly and was accompanied by a refreshing frisee salad with goat cheese. My dining companion had the corn soup -- a puree with a lot of corn flavor and some mushrooms and bacon. She also had the salmon, which she enjoyed. We ate outside, and since the restaurant is on a busy road, there is a lot of traffic noise. Our server was a bit overwhelmed at the beginning of our visit but soon caught up and was charming and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    AKLosAngeles
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The service was incredible as was the food! Thank you as always for a great dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Almost Perfect
    Wickedwitch2
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I treated my son to a birthday dinner at The Larchmont during DineLA Week. I'm a sucker for Craftsman bungalows, and this one, although very modern inside, is beautiful. The service was outstanding, from the minute we met the hostess until we left after our meal. 'Though they were out of the dessert I wanted (pot de crème), everything we had was beautifully presented and very creative. Only negatives were 1) people seated at the table next to ours were extremely noisy, and 2) extra charge for refills on my iced tea. (I was charged for two glasses; a quality restaurant DOES NOT CHARGE for refills.) Still, the good outweighed the bad, and I would love to return to The Bungalow. Love the patio!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gets better
    Easy2please
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Been here before a while back. Food was delicious, the service outstanding and the place is very casually sophisticated.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    lfadVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I love this place. The food is exceptional and the wine list is perfect and the service can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good
    TimHailand
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food excellent, as was the friendly efficient waiter - great quiet ambience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Divine
    Larchmont
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Moroccan dish, hamburger, special maryland crab cake and banana creme bruleee, all amazing!! on and the french fries cooked so perfect, one of the best meals we've had!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It Wasn't Open
    MeriVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I made the reservation and I showed up and it isn't open on Sundays. Please fix this so people don't get stuck with he same awful experience. I trust your app and this really upset me. I drove 20 miles and had to find somewhere else to eat.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Lunch
    OfmascheroniVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    I had never been to The Larchmont before, but I would recommend to all my co-workers for lunch. Great spot!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute and cosy
    MunchiMunchi
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    It is a residential house converted to a restaurant and done tastefully. It is very quaint and the service was impeccable! Food was great and we had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 243 reviews are from the The Larchmont reviews archive.
  • Never disappoints
    msmcdowallVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The Larchmont is in our neighborhood and every once in a while we just have to go for the Kale Salad. It is absolutely the best I have ever had. It is so big that we usually share an entree. Often the chicken under a brick which is very hearty; this time we had the scallops special and the scallops were perfectly prepared. The lamb is also excellent. This is not an inexpensive restaurant but they are very accommodating and have really good food. They have a patio as well which is surprisingly nice given that it is right on Melrose Ave. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasty food great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Always enjoy coming here. The service and atmosphere are wonderful. And the food is delicious. My one issue would be the choices for wines by the glass which rarely change and which I don't feel are up to par with the food which as really top notch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Larchmont
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Overall our experience was very positive. THe place is lovely and the food was DELICIOUS. I'm not sure why this place isn't on everyone's top 20 list in Los Angeles. The food really was some of the best we have had in L.A. Our only criticism was the service. They were understaffed by at least one waitperson. We waited a long time between courses and our water glasses were never refilled unless we grabbed a busboy and asked for more. We had to have another waitperson ask our waiter to bring us the bill so we could go. That said, our waiter was very nice, and super knowledgeable about the menu. Overall, a very pleasant experience, we will certainly be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over the top Wonderful
    dmoz
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    we have been to the Larchmont a few times over the past couple of years, and our most recent experience ranks as one of the best dining experiences EVER! Maitre 'd was gracious and accommodating as we shifted our choice of seating; Service was superb; Food amazing, from starters through entrees. .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a Find!
    FoodFight
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Chose Larchmont for a family celebration involving 3 generations, and all had a wonderful time and great food. Menu is nicely varied - good specials and good bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'm sold!
    MarcfromShermanOaks
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This was my first time at The Larchmont. I went there on a date. The whole experience was perfect: relaxed, quiet, very tasteful setting; great service and great food. I highly recommend it. Thanks!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Long wait for good food
    TallulaB
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Our party of 6 had a 9pm reservation on a Friday night. We were seated upstairs during the heat wave, and it was sweltering up there. We waited 1/2 hour for a waiter to take our order, even though we could see the manager or owner, who ever he was, sitting at a table close by with a friend. At one point we asked him if he could find our waiter and he seemed shocked that we hadn't been helped yet. But another 10 minutes went by with no service (manager was back at his table) so I found a waiter downstairs and asked for immediate service. Eventually we got service from a great waiter, who was very attentive. The food was excellent, but they were severely understaffed for a Friday night, which seems like a basic management 101 issue.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New favorite LA restaurant
    DancesforFood
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Had a family dinner for my mom's birthday - Yummy food, great service and excellent cocktails! Would really recommend this cute and homey establishment to anyone looking for a casual and reasonably priced dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Dislike to pay for valet parking. Should be included in cost of meal. Was there for Mother's Day. Food interesting but way overpriced and the deserts were way to complicated and was an injustice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bait and Switch 2014
    FreshFoodie14
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I visited this restaurant on Mothers Day. I was quoted on line and over the phone a price of $37.95, however, after we were seated I was presented with a menu with brunch priced at $45.95. Further, the champagne was not included at $8 per glass. The menu was limited and included a 4 " quiche and salad, a hamburger and fries option and a duck confit option. Unfortunately I could not leave and go to another restaurant. All restaurants are typical busy on Mothers Day. I won't go back. It's unethical and poor management to change menu prices to suit the needs of a business.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Go here
    Sammyjune
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Trifecta...food, service, atmosphere. Try one of the special cocktails, they are indeed special. Asparagus salad is killer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, beautiful ambience.
    Tastey1VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Loved the food, the service and the setting. Really nice experience. Classy and unpretentious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic, but...
    NeilsenVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Loved the soft lighting, loved the ambiance, loved the decor, the service was good. The cocktails were great. The food was phenomenal! Hated the noise level. At a table for two, sometimes my wife and I could barely hear each other.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I loved it! Best restaurant in Los Angeles! Really, everything was outstanding! Food, service, ambience, atmosphere... We loooooved it and recommended it to everyone we know.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Above all the rest
    SjclocalDinerVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The Larchmont has it all: ambiance, friendly staff and fantastic food. This is one place you dont want to miss, but do want to frequent if at all possible! You have to visit more than once to "take in all Larchmont has to offer".
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Great food, especially the octopus salad. Pleasantly surprised.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch Spot
    Mzleeza
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Great lunch spot for personal or business. Like very much the new menu (Kale salad absolutely delicious). Sat on the patio, which was comfortable, though street noise made it a little hard to hear. A great neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Totally Surprised By The Larchmont
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Last minute plans had me calling around to almost every restaurant for reservations. The Larchmont was the only place I could find with an open table (table for 4 @ 8pm on a Friday). In other words, we didn't really choose it, it chose us. We were surprised by the low noise level - totally easy to have a conversation at a normal dB level. Though not the best I've ever had, the drinks were mixed well. The waiter was more than pleasant. The dollar-to-quality ratio was absolutely fantastic. Try the lamb, it melts in your mouth. Desserts were awesome. I'd recommend it in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely food in a great setting
    JDoggVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    A real treat to find a Hampton's style experience in the middle of Hollywood. Great food, in a beautiful setting. The service was a bit lax but other than that a really nice experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food makes up for "ify" serivces
    fuzzytop
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The food is excellent, the services is hit and miss and the regular dinner menu is limited, but the daily specials are well worth the trip. On the regular dinner menu the hand made pasta and burger are both tasty choices. The home made sodas are good and the desserts are delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Such a nice surprise
    Marli
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    A friend and I chose this restaurant after attending a show at the Pantages. We looked at the reviews and menu and were sold. It was just delicious. The server was helpful and knowledgeable, the food and ambiance four stars! I'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service are great.
    WillowVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The food and service are great. They don't have a great wine selection (whites in particular) but other than that we all really enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so great but has promise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Burger overcooked and steak bathed in too sweet sauce. Nice environment and nice people. Will five it another try.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Colin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Colin was the highlight of our night! Thanks to Colin, Best waiter/manager I have encountered in a long time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Dine
    mdtdesign
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    From the moment the valet took our car to the moment we drove away the evening was a joy. Drinks, dinner and desert, Delicious!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Macarthur said..."I Shall Return
    ProfHal
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I had been a non-red meatatarian for forty years and decided this would be the occasion for my first burger since the 1970's. It was worth the wait. The place was great. The food was fantastic. The staff were easy and professional. There were four of us and we loved everything we had. (Scallops. Kale salad...the best ever).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.