Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.20mi
  2. Distance: 0.25mi
  3. Distance: 0.27mi
  4. Distance: 0.27mi
  1. Distance: 0.20mi
  2. Distance: 0.25mi
  3. Distance: 0.27mi
  4. Distance: 0.27mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.20mi
  2. Distance: 0.25mi
  3. Distance: 0.27mi
  4. Distance: 0.27mi
  1. Distance: 0.20mi
  2. Distance: 0.25mi
  3. Distance: 0.27mi
  4. Distance: 0.27mi

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
View Larger Map

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:
$31 to $50

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:
Andy Lee

Additional:
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

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Casual (9)
See All
Notable Wine List (8)
Healthy (7)
Fun (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Seasonal (6)
Authentic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Cozy (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Great Beer (2)
Vegan (2)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Sort by
S
329 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 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!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·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!

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Fun, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·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!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value3

vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·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!

Tags: Vegan, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service1
value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Happy Hour, Healthy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2017

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

Tags: Quick Bite
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 20, 2017

I was told Open table tap was not available

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 15, 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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value3

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service3
value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 2, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 28, 2017

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience1
service2
value1

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Very good restaurant, good food and excellent service

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 20, 2017

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 16, 2017

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.