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About fundamental LA

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.

1303 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian, Wine Bar

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!

Cross Street:
Wellworth Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(310) 444-7581

Website:
http://www.fundamental-la.com/

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!

Executive Chef:
Jeffrey Yuguchi

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine

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.

fundamental LA Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (11)
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Local Ingredients (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Organic (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Tapas (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined on November 5, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Happy Hour, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

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

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The taste combinations on everything we tried was very good. Some of the dishes were unique and very delightful combinations ingredients that you don't usually find.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I was told Open table tap was not available

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The purple cauliflower with a Thai vinaigrette is a must! The other dishes were well presented and the flights of wine were a fun tasting experience, especially the orange wine. The servers were young and enthusiastic. The chocolate mousse was luscious. A memorable meal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Wine list filled with unknown types and brands - paid $54 for a terrible blend. Food good - they made cheap fatty cuts of meat into tasty fatty entrees. Interior less attractive and less table space than Panera Bread.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

This restaurant used to be great but has gone downhill. I know they've gone through many chefs and I hear lunch is great. Sad because there are so few in the neighborhood.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great food. Service slow. Wine too warm. But I'll be back

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Fundamental provided an absolutely delightful experience. The food was quite good, creative and well presented. The service was outstanding. The staff was knowledgeable and welcoming and attentive. It’s definitely a place to visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Overpriced inept service almost apathetic. Boring bland food I'm not sure what the hype is all about.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great find in Westwood. Cozy, intimate place with delicious food and attentive service. We watched the cooking team prepare our meal from comfortable bar seats. Dine LA menu was great deal...outstanding gazpacho, nectarine salad, striped bass, and more...super fresh and beautifully presented. We will be back!

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Very good restaurant, good food and excellent service

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Good food and service, perfect place for a quality casual dining.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We had a great experience at fundamental LA. The food was delicious, a great wine selection, and the service was great. We chose the Dine LA menu, and the selections were good and the food was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Jus a bit surprised that the extensive wine list did not include a single cabernet. Was told that the wine curator liked to expose patrons to new experiences, but we had to settle for a not-so-good wine because the "by the glass" list was very small and rather undiscovered wines. It is good to cater to wine connaisseurs who want to be surprised, but you can also have foodies who want their staple good pinot or cab.

The food is amazing and worth the trip in any case. I just might not bring the friend who's knowledge in wine stays in the chianti/cab varietals.

Tags: Organic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on July 5, 2017

One of the best dining experiences I had. Great wine selection and service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Fun, different, tasty food. Sometimes they mix foods that aren't to my taste. For example, the cheesecake pudding was tasty but they had this guava icee on top of it. Two different desserts, each great separately but together?


Go at Happy Hour as otherwise it is expensive...

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Love the decor. Unfortunately added a bit to the noise level, but simple, straightforward and comfortable. Service was attentive and helpful (letting us order on happy hour with only 5 minutes to go was very kind). We were remiss in not letting our server know that we were headed to the theater, so we created a bit of a jam in getting our food which was a bit slow. Very accomodating to allergies. Thank you.
Food was inventive, but a bit uneven. Cauliflower was terrific, albeit a bit spicier than I like. I liked the nectarine salad, but quite heavy on the nectarines. Others at the table liked their burgers which looked well prepared. Steak tartare was less exciting, though I liked the toast. Roasted vegetables were less exciting.
Overall, a decent meal and worth exploring again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Dine at Confidential LA when Visitng from Canada with my 12-year Old on Daddy Daughter trip to California. Typically she can be a bit of picky eater. She LOVED it. As did I. So much so we went back two nights later. Highly recommend. Good for casual eve, or would be good for casual date night. Steak is amazing. As is the Cauliflower. Will visit again when back in LA.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Exceptional experience in every respect. Highly original cooking with unique flavor combinations that are beautifully prepared. Every dish was outstanding. Wine list eclectic and interesting. Enthusiastically recommended for those who appreciate quality food in a low-key setting.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I loved this place! I am definitely coming back. They have a great wine selection.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 14, 2017

The sommelier led us to try really interesting and delicious wines. The food was outstanding. The sauces were light but full of wonderful flavor. Every dish was a knockout - yellowtail collar, hanger steak, shrimp, pork chops, and the cheese plate.

Tags: Organic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Thailand)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Fantastic service and a really great / varied menu. Their wine selection is very thoughtful, too. Can't wait to come back!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Fun, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Loved the burger and the chocolate chip cookies were amazing. Try to get a table in the back for noise reasons. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Fun night
Loved the Chardonnay sparkling wine.
The food was all very well
Seasoned.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2017

A neighborhood restaurant where the food matches any special restaurant. Every dish was outstanding. Best pork chop I ever ate.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Wonderful food and service! Loved it! They took great care of us - helped with wine selection, called a cab for us, etc.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Excellent place. I have never had a bad meal here. The wine choice is excellent as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Simply but nicely designed, with a great staff and really good food , It now on our list for a" pre movie at the landmark" bite

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Requested a different table since we were the first part for dinner there. They told us they couldn't because the larger tables would be filled by larger groups. Lo and behold an hour later the larger tables were still empty and when a party did fill one of the tables, it was the same size as our party. The management consists of either liars or people who are discriminatory. I would give them ZERO stars for their service if possible.

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

We were 2 people and our dinners came out 10 minutes apart so we could not enjoy having our dinners together.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Inspired cuisine with a neighborhood feel. Will definitely go back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

They even have a sommelier! He will help you pick out a wine to match your dinner choice.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Excellent food and service, and the sommelier was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Noise level acceptable. Although we had not saved room for dessert, we were gifted with chocolate chip cookies to go, which were killer. Definitely worth a visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We were put at the bar despite having a reservation. Don't know if that was right.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 19, 2017

We loved this restaurant for the amazing menu and choices. We had a vegetarian, pescatarian and omnivores and everyone found the perfect meal. The service was great as we had 3 different people attending to us and they really knew their stuff... from the wine list to the food ingredients of each dish. Their passion for food was evident and it was a fun, lively atmosphere. Only minor complaint was the noise level made for some louder talking but it all played well to the festive, fun ambiance. Kudos to the kitchen for producing the most tasty and inventive sauces and dishes!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Amazing, delicious food. Better than several of the restaurants in Yountville and Napa Valley.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on April 13, 2017

What a great visit - Service was over the top great and food was fantastic. First visit traveling from Boston with my daughter who will be attending UCLA - can't wait to come back! Well done!

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