Hatchet Hall

4.6
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738 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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About

Hatchet Hall is a wood fire cookery with an emphasis on ingredients and old American techniques. The restaurant is meant to be a place for everyone, where people feel welcome to have whatever type of experience they want. Hatchet Hall specializes in working relationships with local farmers and purveyors to provide the best quality experience. The basis of the restaurant is community, whether it’s the team, farmers, or guests, creating a sense of family. The menu changes everyday, reflecting the seasons of California produce. Buying with limitation with the idea of keeping things exciting for the staff and guests. The food is simple; not heavily plated or overdone, finding beauty in the imperfection of things. In the same vein, the wine list changes often with limited runs on by the glass options, focusing on the culture and history of the wine as well as the natural wine movement. The spirits list is vast, specializing in American Whiskey.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southern, Californian
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Hours of operation
Mon-Weds: 6pm - 10pm
Thurs-Fri: 6pm - 11pm
Sat: 5:30pm - 11pm
Sun: 5:30pm - 10pm

Last Seating is 15 minutes prior to closing time
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Phone number
(310) 391-4222
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brian Dunsmoor
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Private party facilities
Book your private event at Hatchet Hall for dinner parties, birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, film shoots, and more. Private event spaces of different sizes are available upon request and can be customized for your private dining needs.
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Private party contact
Jonathan Strader: (310) 391-4222
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Catering
Hatchet Hall Catering brings Chef Brian Dunsmoor’s seasonally driven woodfire cookery to you! Combine different packages to create a custom menu for your catering event, or email catering@hatchethallla.com for a personalized quote and menu.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Centinela
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Parking details
Valet in our private lot or metered parking off Washington Blvd after 6 is free!
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CM
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a fantastic meal here. Incredible flavors from humble ingredients. Staff were fantastic and had a really great experience even though I was dining solo.

MP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service but pretty loud.

DG
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about this place. The music is always great- more energetic blues or jazz I think and the decor has a great old school vibe. The food is always amazing and the other diners are usually a good chat as well.

F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was fabulous but the noise level was ridiculously loud.

BJ
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

At the last minute, we decided to go out for dinner on NYE. We'd never been to Hatchet Hall, but the menu looked interesting and it received good reviews. It's got a really cool vibe with mismatched china and light strands hanging over the outside patio (with lots of heaters, thankfully!) My husband normally doesn't like Prix Fixe menus, but HH's menu included some of their most popular items. The standouts: Sweet potato rolls, caesar salad, scallops, King Ora Salmon and the Octopus (although the octopus was warm and the beans were cold — not good!). We will definitely be back!

L
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

If only it was not as loud as a Led Zeppelin concert, Hatchet Hall would be perfect.

AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The old fashions...some of the best!

r
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Used to love this place. Been coming here for the past almost 4 yrs. service has definitely changed and dropped. Food also not as good as used to be. Sucks... I really did like this place

DR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Dropped by for my Birthday dinner with my wife. Service was great, food was great. Only issue was the music volume. Besides the fact that I didn't like the selection, it was just too loud. We, and other guests, had to raise our voices to have a conversation or speak to the waiter.

Dropped into the back bar after dinner. Strangely enough, they didn't have the whisky selection from the dining room (?) but...the bartender slipped out and came back with a bottle for me. Wonderful service.

LM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food; amazing flavors. Service was excellent.

M
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in LA - great atmosphere and a wonderfully creative and well-executed small-plates menu. Probably not fully recognized due to its absolute lack of curb appeal and marginal (not in a trendy way) location.

LL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Our server was terrible. Food was rushed and courses were not spread out.

MC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great portions, great service. Loved it!

1
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Took my friend here for her birthday. We had reservations near opening time. It was empty. The hostess sat us down and 3 min later, sat two other parties on either side of us like a pack of sardines. There were plenty of other tables open else where. The music was so loud! I asked if they could turn it down so I could hear my friend talking, and the waiter basically told me I would get used to it, and refused my request. Not only was it so loud, it was very dark. You could not see the menu or food. We had to take out our flashlights. Food was fine, nothing to write home about, and on the pricer side. Everything we ordered sorta had the same flavors. When the dessert came out, they didn't even put a candle on the cake for her. I wrote on my reservation this was a birthday celebration. Obviously they did not care to relay this to the waiter. I would not recommend this place for a date night or get together, well unless of course you don't mind screaming at each other over dinner.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience, been several times and each time has more than delivered.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you fo such amazing dinner. The duck confit and rabbit schnitzel - awesome!!! Inside the restaurant too noisy, but outside is. Perfect for a romantic date. I didn’t expect it, but our experience was so good! We will comeback soon)

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Out of so many staple items made the experience disappointing.

BH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service were great. Too loud. Hard to hear table conversation.

SR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé’s Birthday and our favorite restaurant. Love the food, service is outstanding and we will be back to celebrate many more special occasions.

B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Great food but smaller portions. Staff is great but music is waaaay too loud. Ask to sit outside

CM
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sweet potato rolls are the best thing I have ever eaten!!! So good!!!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Couldn’t hear each other at all. But food divine!

BG
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously one of the best restaurants I've been to in quite some time. I definitely want to go back with more people so that I can try more of the menu items. Service and ambiance are awesome, and the food is as unique as it is delicious. This place is a game changer.

LC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a hidden gem! Began with a perfect Manhattan, followed by the must-have sweet potato rolls, excellent scallop special, seasonally delicious persimmon & arugula salad, then shared the pork and lamb - both of which were juicy and very tasty. The wine list is a bit eclectic but found a great Tempranillo to complement the meal! And don't forget to pop into the Old Man Bar for a nightcap, a classic whiskey joint with antlers and animal heads mounted on the walls. Will definitely go back!

MC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is very, very tasty, but the amount of salt and fat in certain items is a little concerning. The wheat rolls are superb. Rabbit was awesome.Enjoyed the Oregon Albacore. Who knows what newer items will be on the menu as it changes constantly. The noise level inside was almost unbearable for older folks with any difficulty hearing. The patio is much better for noise level. Old Man's Bar is fabulous and cozy.

OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

They change the menu daily so the online menu is not representative of what's actually available.
I was disappointed in the size of the portions for the cost. It's fine dining prices in a funky, casual setting. I won't be back.

SG
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time and I was celebrating my birthday. Everything we ordered was delicious.

v
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was excellent as well.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best birthday dinner!! So happy the chop steak is always available. It really should be on the menu all year round — it’s my absolute favorite. The pork chops were redeemed this time around (over cooked the last time). Glad we gave it another go. Service was impeccable as usual. Thank you!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Full stop. Get the duck.

MG
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved it but the restaurant noise level is deafening. We had to sit on the patio under heaters, so parts of us were too warm, other body parts not warm enough, because it was a cold night.

But the cuisine is fantastic. And we loved the wait staff.

CS
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. I was in town on a business trip and visiting my sister. She mentioned she has always wanted to go to Hatchet Hall, so I treated her to dinner my last night in town and she loved everything.

MB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like Hatchet Hall, but the noise level inside makes it difficult to host a group larger than 4 people. However, outside is perfectly fine. We had a group of 6 and it was easy to talk on the patio. The food is very good with fair sized portions (be careful you don't order too much) and creative. The white cornbread is awesome. The mixed drinks are good, but they don't have proper martini glasses, always a negative. The service was excellent and our waiter was good about reducing orders when he felt we were getting too many dishes of the same type to share.

CU
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent cocktail selection - with great Old Fashions. Menu is eclectic but should be able to find something for everyone (though probably not much for kids). Menu works best if you share. Had lamb and duck dishes - both very good. Service was a bit slow but restaurant was hopping for a Monday night. Gave us free dessert without our complaining - so kudos for awareness. Highly recommend

PD
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the family style meal. There are some restaurants you go to and you immediately think you can eat everything on the menu. Others you look and say "really"? This place is the latter. But everything on the menu is absolutely delicious. So don't be afraid to order something you might not otherwise. You will be pleased. And don't miss the cornbread.

PL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best meals I’ve had in years.
What a great menu.
Corn bread of a lifetime
Sweet potatoes sublime
Salads were delish

K
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had my Birthday here with a group of 10, it was a great vibe and the food and drinks were so good!!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 stars all the way!!
Food amazing
Top class service
Great atmosphere

b
Tucson
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good for a medium to large group who are interested in sharing plates. Also, if you are a bourbon drinker, this is the place for you.

DN
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal! We loved every bite and will certainly be back. Thanks for an amazing evening.

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