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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.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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!
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, 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
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.
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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