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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!
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking - $10.00 for Culina patrons.
Chef Byron Thomas
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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