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For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
9:30 PM
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fundamental LA

4.6
329 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual (9)
Produce inspired by the seasons, lovingly cooked using exacting techniques to bring the best out of the ingredients, and paired with thoughtfully sourced beer and wine from our favorite regions.

Through the food, the wine, and the experience, we've tried to create a place where we'd want to dine with good friends.

We hope you feel the same.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11pm

DUE TO THE CAPACITY OF OUR SPACE WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEAT YOUR RESERVATION AT OUR COUNTER.

THANK YOU!
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Phone number
(310) 444-7581
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Andy Lee
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Catering
Bring fundamental LA's delicious, market-inspired, lovingly made sandwiches to your office or event. We have a variety of sandwich, salad, side, and beverage packages to fulfill any needs you have, whether for a small gathering of 8, or a large event for 400 or more. Let us know what you're looking for, and we'll deliver straight to your meeting or event!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wellworth Ave
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Special events & promotions
Fundamental LA provides a range of catering services for any size event in any location, including: passed and stationary appetizers/hors d’oeuvres, corporate networking events, buffet breakfasts, lunches, or dinners, private home Chef tastings, cooking instructions, weddings, and much more.

We are capable of crafting custom menus across a wide range of budgets to create occasions that you’ll remember. Our experienced catering team will coordinate everything from rentals, linens, decorations, floral arrangements, and staffing, so you can relax and enjoy your event.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 329 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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chris2145 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

At the risk of repeating myself (we dined at Fundamental last Saturday night too), dinner was absolutely delicious and the service was, once again, fabulous!

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vipChrism (New England)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Second visit & will be back again for sure. Food was great and Duck special was phenomenal. Place is very tight for group of 5, but enjoyed the night. Service was extremely nice and attentive, but was a bit confused. Too many people working the same table (not in sync i.e asking same question 3 secs later) cleared plates before everyone was done eating and wee bit rushed. Very good meal and will be back for sure and highly recommend. One other note - first glass of wine pour extremely small for $18 glass.

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chris2145 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We love going to Fundamental and this last visit did not disappoint. From the very friendly welcome, we sat at the counter (our request), delicious bubbles to start, chickpea fritters, cauliflower with a lime sauce - amazing. Our main courses were equally as good - and of course had to finish with the chocolate mousse! Double thumbs up, no doubt about it!

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CiGiinMDR (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent & varied menu; food was healthy, fresh, delicious, interesting. Staff was friendly, just attentive enough. Flexible with reservation time (we came 45 minutes early and were seated immediately). It was a bit chilly when people came though the front door, but hot tea took care of the temperature. Churros with caramel were divine!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great evening with delicious food. Wine selection is different but very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Sat at the kitchen bar. Interesting to watch ones’ food being prepared. Very tasty food and good happy hour prices.

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vipGreat (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent little gem of a restaurant in Westwood. Excellent food, wines and service. Check it out for sure. You will not be disappointing.

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Pyllek (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

We hadn't been to Fundamental LA in some time, but remembered it well and it definitely has held up over the years - delicious, fresh food and a fun wine list. The somm was super helpful and not pretentious, and we enjoyed every dish we tried (the cornbread is to die for). It ended up around $50 per person, all in, so very reasonable. The place is trendy and bright, with light wood. The only issue was that it's not a big place, so when it's busy and they've got the music up LOUD (as they tend to), it can be a little hard to have conversations. Otherwise, a really fun westside spot.

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vipmenlo (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

The restaurant decor and ambiance is modern and pleasant. Service is cheerful and attentive. We reserved for 3 but were given counter seats. It was difficult to chat and share food sitting in a row in a noisy environment. Our server apologized and suggested that we request a table on our next reservation. The food is excellent---lots of delicious small plates as well as entrees. It's a good place for sharing dishes. It's not cheap but the food is reasonably priced in my opinion for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

I came here on a date several occasions, now that things are official between my boyfriend and I. It has become one of our favorite spots for date nights. We love sharing their vegetarian dishes. Everything is phenomenal, especially the cauliflower!

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bim007 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Really friendly service. Delicious food and lovely wine selections. Highly recommend!

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SilentR (Greensboro)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Great spot for a quite date. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our night here.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

This was our first time here and we hit this restaurant on what I hope was just a really off night. It smelled like there was a situation in the kitchen, the food took forever to arrive and the staff couldn’t quite explain what was going on in an intelligent way. We’ll try again.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was good, priced for how it tasted. Wine was great - nice per glass options and a mix-and-match flight deal. Overall a very nice dining experience, not overly flashy - just the right touch.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 3, 2017

Good food and staff. Interesting wines. Try and cornbread and the burger and the chopped salad!

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