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About Culina

Culina is taking reservations for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Capturing the cosmopolitan ethose of Los Angeles, Culina, Modern Italian presents a lively neighborhood gathering spot where sophisticated cuisine and levity join hands. Culina, from the Latin word for "kitchen" showcases the intersection of traditional and modern Italian cuisine with a menu guided by exceptional ingredients. Guests can linger over small plates and wine or settle in for a night of superior dining in the garden. The menu features Los Angeles' only crudo bar with the finest selections of hand prepared raw seafood, as well as homemade pastas, pizzas, the freshest Burrata and salami, and authentic entrees. 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 - $12.00 for Culina patrons. Complimentary Valet Parking at Lunch.

Executive Chef:
Chef Byron Thomas

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, 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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Special Occasion (21)
Romantic (18)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Great for Brunch (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
People Watching (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Cozy (7)
Fun (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Authentic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 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 January 1, 2018

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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·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 27, 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 25, 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 24, 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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·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 16, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 12, 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 6, 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 28, 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 26, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Treated my husband for his birthday dinner. We sat outside, very romantic, just perfect ! We had a wonderful time. Food was delish and our waiter was absolutely fabulous ! Thank you SO much, Culina, for making my husband night a memorable evening...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I have been dining at culina for a few years and last time I went was a pleasant surprise. There is a new chef and he changed the menu for the best
The bread they bring at the beginning of the meal is to die for. The octopus is always consistent , and the Milanese risotto is probably one of the best I have ever had, even in Italy.
It is pretty pricey,but you expect it being inside the Four Seasons Hotel.
Service is impeccable

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The pastas are fabulous, and the patio is a lovely environment for dining.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Overall, a superb dining experience. The service was especially proficient, kind and atttentive!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always love coming to brunch to celebrate! Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My girlfriend Elizabeth's birthday

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I used to like this place but the food taste different then last time I dine

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service was great but food was alright overall for price

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The outdoor restaurant at the Four Seasons BH has always been a favorite, long before it was re-christened Culina. The setting is so intimate and elegant, you feel far from the noise and crowd of Wilshire Blvd. BH. Service has always been impeccable, and this time was no exception. The food was quite good--with the exception of bland salmon--so no complaints there. But the prices are getting a bid ridiculous. If you want a starter and a pasta, with a glass of wine, you're already at $75 or so. If you're OK with that, cool . . .

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We have been coming to this restaurant for many years and always have enjoyed a great experience with the food, service and overall atmosphere. Went back on Wednesday night for the first time in several months, and discovered they have changed their menu, eliminating some of the really good items we previously enjoyed, and now the menu feels like hotel in-room dining or bar food. The bright spot is that the bar still makes good drinks. Alas, we will now remove Culina from our restaurant options list. :(

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Just LOVE this place.....the food is divine and the service fantastic. Everything has so much flavor, from the coffee to the cookies. Beautiful flowers, great drinks, AMAZING brunch! We always have so much fun when there with our little kids we are thinking of going on date night too. Thank you Culina!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Service is outstanding, from the receptionists, waiter to other assistants. The ambiance is beautiful. The noise level is just right. The food is actually very good, except the sauce/dressing is a bit much and overwhelms the fantastic taste of the food. The place is very pricey but overall we enjoyed the experience very much.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Culina is special!! The food is exceptional and the ambiance can't be beat. My branzino was perfectly prepared and presented and my carbonara was perfect and it didn't have cream! My octopus salad was disappointing because there was so much frisee and very few other greens. My chocolate ice cream was okay. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service was not as good as the breakfast service. Rissoto was fantastic. Disappointed in the pizza with porcini - was not expecting reconstituted mushrooms.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Phenomenal service, menu knowledge from server Sonja and the wine staff was impeccable. Interior is relaxing, beautiful, and classy. We ate dinner outside by the fire, very peaceful and quiet. Had the oysters, octopus, beef carpaccio, risotto with bone marrow, and asparagus. Then we headed back inside to watch the baseball game at the bar and had lively intellectual conversation with other patrons. Such an incredible experience, and I will most certainly be back.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 9, 2017

It was my birthday and ordered the lemon ricotta pancakes which in the past I had loved.
It was extremely expensive over $30. Two thick dry pancakes arrived with no accompaniments.
ei. fruit, butter. They had no flavor at all. So very disappointing at this find restaurant.
The service was non attentive. Had to wait for water, coffee not very relaxing.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Wonderful service and food! Great atmosphere!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This is a great brunch. The food looks beautiful and tastes great. There is something for everyone.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

I eat there often. Always love the food and service. Prices are a bit high.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Mediocre food with mediocre service in a mediocre setting with high prices

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Tiny pasta portions. The eggplant pasta was good. I wish there was more. The Caesar salad was enough to share, but nothing special. We returned it because of the over abundance of pepper. They remade the salad. I compare local Italian restaurants to DaPasquale's outstanding pastas and Caesar salad. Also I resent paying $12.00 for parking. I don't feel privileged to dine at their mediocre overpriced restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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