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About Culina

Culina is taking reservations for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Capturing the cosmopolitan ethos of Los Angeles, Culina, Modern Italian presents a lively neighborhood gathering spot where sophisticated cuisine and familiarity join hands. Culina, derived from the Latin word for "kitchen", allows guests the opportunity to savor small plates aside a glass of wine or settle in for an elegant, epicurean experience behind the backdrop of an classic Italian film amidst the rainfall of our outdoor fountain. The menu features an esteemed crudo bar with the finest selections of hand prepared raw seafood, as well as homemade pastas, pizzas, and the freshest Burrata and salami. Our wine program offers approximately 200 wines, most available by carafe, from Italy and the rest of the world, with a range of unique aperitifs and cocktails. Culina provides the perfect atmosphere to see and be seen!

300 South Doheny Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am – 11:00am; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:30am – 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 6:00pm – 10:30pm; Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Burton Way

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 860-4000

Website:
http://culinarestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking - $10.00 for Culina patrons.

Executive Chef:
Chef Byron Thomas

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Private Events Specialist Amelia Wehr
Amelia.wehr@fourseasons.com
(310) 860-4000

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Details
Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:15PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

Culina, Modern Italian’s elegant Private Dining Room and Grappa Room are ideal for business, social and intimate gatherings. For cocktail receptions, we recommend the Culina Lounge or Culina Patio.

Culina Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
Good for a Date (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
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Romantic (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Cozy (9)
Business Meals (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
People Watching (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Fun (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Casual (5)
Healthy (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Authentic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

The food is absolutely amazing. There are
Zero complaints about that. They have everything a person could want and more- top notch. The issue we had was with our service. It was like moving a mountain to get more coffee or water. We had to actually track people down each time. We had to search for someone to take our plates.
In the meantime, people ordering alcohol seemed to have every need attended to. Not cheap about it or judging- we just don't drink. This was very, very disappointing and would make me give a cautionary preface before recommending.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

Brunch was great, as usual. Will definitely return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

The food and service for Sunday brunch were both excellent. In particular, the chicken and waffles and the brownies were my favorites. The Chinese New Year’s duck was also good. I also liked the comfy chairs. The valet parking is only ten dollars for brunch. There was more than enough staff, and they all were helpful. We even got a carry out bag for our birthday dessert. It was quiet at eleven, but after noon it got super busy, loud, and crowded.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 3 days ago

Very posh restaurant with a fitting crowd. The hostess was very snooty and tried to stick us in the corner of the outdoor patio. We asked for a table inside and were seated in a nice spot by the window. The waiter and sommelier gave excellent service and the food was excellent as well. Really fun place for a special date night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food is mediocre.
Service was slow

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Food Was excellent , Service Wasn’t so great .

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Culina was a beautiful experience for our family. Atmosphere, food and wine were outstanding. Will go again when I have the opportunity.

Tags: People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food itself was average. Several other places within the same price range have much better food. The service was excellent.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 5, 2018

My financial advisor from Chicago took me to dinner at Culina, my favorite restaurant. Our cocktails were excellent and the halibut, the special of the day, was perfectly done and presented--and no bones. Ditto with my friend's salmon. There is no separate section for salads, just antipasti, so we had the kitchen create a Caesars salad for us. Gelato dessert was scrumptious. I can't wait to return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food, service and ambiance were great. Never had a glass of wine be brought to the table with taste before it was poured to ensure you would enjoy it. Very nice touch.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I was there for Sunday brunch, they do a wonderful job of food selections. The quality is wonderful. It isn’t just the normal boring brunch menu, there is something for everyone. Healthy to decadent . Gluten-free and vegan.
Even special treats for kids.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The polenta wasn’t what I thought it would be. I was hoping for a crust on top. Everything else was great! We especially enjoyed our waiter, Daniel. His humor matched ours perfectly! I will definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We started off with the beef carpaccio and grilled octopus...both dishes were small but stellar. I had the rich and delicious risotto with asparagus that was brought over by the chef in a beautiful cheese bowl (yes the bowl was made of cheese!). The bowl did not stay with us...: ( My dining partners order the lamb ragu over polenta and the branzino. Do NOT skip dessert! The butter cake and butterscotch budino were heavenly! I would come back just for dessert! Major kudos to are sweet/patient/fabulous server Renee. Thank your for making our meal so special!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This was an awesome experience. My partner and I split a four course meal (we're light eaters) and our service was impeccable. Our sever never made us feel uncomfortable and was very helpful along the way. In fact, they literally split out dishes so we always had our own plates of food in front of us. The food was just as spectacular. We had the Polipo alla griglia (Grille octopus), the Ravioli al brasato e fave, the Bistecca alla griglia and the Butterscotch Budino for dessert. It was one of the best meals I've had in Los Angeles in a long time.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We went for our anniversary and greatly enjoyed our first time at Culina. Our server Michael was just about the best waiter we've ever had. Very knowledgeable, polished, attentive (but not overly so) and responsive. Food was very good. Ambiance was good though the playlist was aimed toward Millennials, and most of the clientele was over 50. That's the only thing I would change.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great staff so well trained. A great time.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We used the Groupon and had a wonderful meal. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional.
Will definitely come back to Culina.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Overall speaking, we were quite pleased with what we had been offered and served except the occasional noise level coming from the high pitch infant crying from 2 nearby tables. Then again it wasn’t your fault.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Another AMAZING experience... the food is well prepared by a very talented Kitchen Team leaded by Chef Luca Moriconi. Impeccable !!!!
Great service, thank you Orsola, and very good wine selection.
We will be back!!!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The location is great. The decor and ambiance is very nice and modern. The food was delicious and the presentation beautiful. It is a great place for lunch inside or outside.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great restaurant! Very nice location. Good food and service. Awesome staff. Will definitely go back. Highly recommended!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great environment, wonderful service, delicious food.
Although, dishes are small...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Gorgeous restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills! What can I say, other than the food, service, and ambience was perfection. We would definitely go there again for a special occasion.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

One of my favorites. Beautiful decor. Good food but very expensive so we save it for special occasions.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excelente servicio y comida

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Always a great time at this place-
Great food, service and atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Outdoor beautiful setting, great service, we were there New Year’s Eve , the set menu food was good but not exceptional

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was fantastic. Service was excellent. What more can you ask for?Sometimes it can get a little crowded. You just have to time it right. I highly recommend Culina for Sunday Brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The restaurant is very nice and the food is high quality but the groupon is not worth it. We do not drink alcohol and with an appetizer and 2 entres and a dessert we had only spent $115. The waitress made us order an extra dessert and entre to take home to use up the $165. She then charged 20% gratuity on top of it. She said the amount paid on the groupon could not be used for gratuity. If that is the case then the groupon should say so. Overall I do not think I will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great evening. Waitress was very understanding of a guest who wasn’t feeling well and offered him items to help.
Hotel looked amazing all decorated!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We were looking for a local restaurant for a pre-Christmas family dinner for 6 which included a 4 and a 6 year old. The food was wonderful with interesting options and a kids menu (and crayons and coloring paper). The beef carpaccio was the best I have ever had and the raw oysters tasted as if they had just come out of the pond. Great dining experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Allowing a dog in the restaurant was highly inappropriate and against the health code. This was a pet and NOT a service animal. Wealthy patrons staying at the hotel are not exempt from the health code.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I dare you to have a legitimate problem with the Four Seasons Sunday brunch - a beautiful assortment of options (omelette bar, seafood spread, kid options, chocolate fountain, and on , and on..... great staff, beautiful location. Pricy? Yep, but once you have decided to have a champagne brunch at the Hollywood Four Seasons, you lose your chance to complain about the cost. It is worth saving up for!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

My family decided to have our Sunday brunch here. The food was fantastic! The options to choose from were endless, and we all really enjoyed this. From the sushi and fried chicken with waffles to the miso black cod, we all really enjoyed our food!
I also found it adorable that they had a buffet area specifically for kids that among other things, they had little sandwiches with the crusts cut off. I just thought that this was a nice way to pay attention to the little details, as silly as this one may sound.
The one thing that I do want to point out is that the service was a bit spotty. Our server disappeared around the middle of us sitting at the table, and getting our check seemed to be next to impossible. It also seemed like the front host desk was in serious disarray and there was a lot of confusion while we were checking in.

Overall, we had a lovely brunch and we would most certainly return for another meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great Service. Sonja, was amazing in helping us with the wine selection and to make the evening memorable.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great food, great ambiance, excellent service.
Highly recommendable!
5 ⭐️

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Outstanding service and outstanding food! Will definitely return weekly

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Love this place! Amazing amazing food. Very accommodating to picky needs and substitutions. Top notch food and desserts! New favorite dining place.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary. We had no choice but to bring our 14 month old son, which we hate to do when dining at an upscale restaurant, but the hostess was super nice, and promptly brought out a clean highchair. Our server (forgot her name) was also very nice. The ambiance of the restaurant is what you would expect from a Four Seasons hotel. We ordered two appetizers (grilled octopus and pomodoro (basically caprese salad)). While the price was high, even for an upscale restaurant, both tasted amazing. They also gave us some oysters to celebrate our anniversary. Appetizers made us look forward to the entrees. For the main, my wife got ravioli stuffed with braised beef rib and I got lamb osso bucco. Her ravioli was way too salty. My lamb was cooked beautifully, but also slightly salty. While my wife's ravioli was almost inedible, my lamb was fine. If I liked my food slightly on salty side, I would have loved that lamb osso bucco. For dessert, we got a baked Alaska. I am not a huge fan, but I like the "fire show". As expected, baked Alaska was just okay. They made it with neopolitan ice cream, which I think is a mistake (strawberry ice cream tasted cheap). They wrote "Happy Anniversary" on the dessert plate, which was nice. With a cheap half bottle of wine, the total bill was just under $200, which I thought was fine. If the entrees were just less salty, it would have been an amazing meal. At least the service was amazing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

At lunch, celebrating a birthday. The service was very good, but the food was not, the ambiance was dark and sort of depressing, and the bill was very expenseive. All in all, not a good value and we will not return in the future unless changes are made.

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