I want to sing the praises of this place - and I feel like if it hadn’t been Valentines Day I could’ve. Having a business meeting in downtown LA on Wednesday 2/14 I struggled to get a reservation somewhere. When I got a 6pm spot here, I called ahead to confirm that the regular menu would be available and clarified that this was not a romantic dinner. So we were a bit disappointed when we arrived and were told the night was prix fixe only - a romantic and expensive 3 course meal including dessert, even though all we wanted was a 1 course business dinner so we could be done in an hour. The food (what limited options there were for our one vegetarian) was good, but a bit rich and over the top for our purposes. Ill definitely be back to try the full menu but may have to reserve this place for date nights.
We weren’t told there was a pre fix menu. In the future you should let your guest know that so they have the option of NOT spending 45 dollars on a meal that was sub par
It was nice but the timing of the food arriving at our table was slow and surprisingly inconsistent. It took over 30 minutes for a cheese plate to arrive with cold bread.
Food aas good. Service tried to make up for bad kitchen timing.
Urban cuisine with a delicious local twist. Decadent French Toast, gorgeous mushroom cheese melts, superb-quality burgers, signature cocktails with an exciting flair, the list goes on. The brunch menu doesn't offer as much as the dinner menu, but always has SOMETHING worth getting.
Great food. Horribly long wait for it
The $15 box lunch is a steal at this foodie friendly busy midsized spot smack in the middle of DTLA’s business district.
Some of THE BEST SERVICE in LOS ANGELES!!
No table ready. Waited 20 mins to be seated. Food was average. Service okay.
Had the Dine LA special with soup and duck confit . Soup was fantastic but the duck was bland. I haven't needed to ask for salt/ pepper in a restaurant in a long time... drinks and dessert were redeeming.
We were there during dine LA week and the preset menu was just marvelous there were three in our party and we had a great experience the wait staff was amazing really a fun evening
Trendy farm to urban table vibe. Dishes were imaginative with multilayered flavors. Perky, knowledgeable waitstaff. A great value for the price. I hope to go there again when we are in town.
Both the food and the ambiance are creative. Enjoyed lunch here during Dine LA week which included 2 courses, soup or salad and a sandwich, all of which looked good. We especially loved the beet, goat cheese and arugula salad. Both rosemary chicken and war pig sandwiches were excellent. Would recommend for downtown LA lunch or dinner.
Always friendly service and inventive cuisine make this our favorite in this downtown neighborhood.
Reservation on day of women’s march. Was 10 minutes late - called to inform host before reservation time. Was seated in the bar area instead of the restaurant but there were other tables being held for parties not yet arrived. Food was unfortunately- not hot. Cold buns on sandwiches.
On another day would have enjoyed it. But not a great experience on this particular busy day.
Outstanding service--They actually did not get our OPEN TABLE reservation, however we waited at the bar and were seated in about 15-20 minutes. NOt only were they very hospitable on a busy night, our bar tab was taken care of. The food was amazing---best Gnocchi we have ever had.
Sevice was awful!
The lamb stout was too dry and the chocolate truffle was too sweet, definitely not French!
Great food, great price. Great combinations of ingredients that work together to make a memorable meal. The staff is great and it's great to see the owner so involved with everything.
Delicious and somewhat unusual dishes. Cocktails were not too sweet--which we appreciated. DineLA menu was incredibly affordable and all 3 courses were equally good. Acorn squash salad was my favorite item. Service was excellent.
We visited on a Thursday night during Dine LA and found the noise level was unbearably loud. Unfortunately, this detracted from our enjoyment of the food which was quite tasty. The lamb was a touch dry. Our favorite was the Banana Bread Pudding although we prefer our desserts less sweet and would have been happy without the much sweeter caramel sauce.
It was too noisy and the kitchen was very late bring our food. They even comp our drinks. The appetizers were ok but the lamb was very dry seems over done.
The restaurant was not that busy, and it took our party of four 2.5 hours to get through a 3-course tasting menu (and it's not because we ate slowly). Our waiter took laissez-faire to the next level. The food was mediocre at best. Definitely one of those places where they over-do dishes with a mound of fancy ingredients to show off instead of focusing on getting the basics just right. I did glance at the regular menu, and to be honest, there were a lot more interesting choices there that weren't available on the tasting menu – so it's possible there's good food done right here, I just didn't eat any of it. Though our table did order a plate of the goat cheese gnocchi (what we read this restaurant was known for) – I wouldn't describe this dish as gnocchi as much as I would glorified cheese curds unbalanced in a sea of garlic. It was definitely unique, I'll give them that. But not an accurate description of what I expect when I order gnocchi.
Extremely interesting decor, very attentive and friendly waitstaff and the food was delicious. The bread was perfectly toasted for the sandwich. Interesting and varied ingredients in the dishes. Service was terrific, as was the food.
Great food in the heart of LA downtown. Nice restaurant and good service
Service was very disorganized. Drinks and wine came way too late to be enjoyed before or with the food. Food was “fine” not bad just not as interesting as the reviews led me to believe and no particular flavor stood out. Too many other good options too recommend this place.
We went For Dine LA on Saturday but were disappointed that the advertised prix fixe menu was only honored Monday through Friday. Food was average and service was extremely slow considering that the place was not crowded when we arrived.
Although the waiter and manager knew they were at fault for not taking our order and the food was very slow to come out they didn’t bother to discount or compensate with a dessert which would be usual...
Not going back...
Great food, decent contemporary portions. Had the lamb and kale salad. Very well done with good blend of spices and seasoning.
Olives were amazing, ordered a second portion to bring home and use on salads.
Go for the lunch box. A great, filling deal. Kale salad great. If you like truffle, the truffle salad is both tarry and light. The war pig sandwich is delicious. Liked the mushroom sandwich as well. Fun, originally cocktails. Uniquely decorated. Great experience.
Was seated at 9:30pm even though we had our reservation for 9pm. The person at the front, seating people seemed to be clueless about the reservations made by the people present there. Food was good but wouldn't recommend it because of the service.
Terrible service from the host to the waiter. Food was good, but portions were tiny. Felt like I was dining at a Sports Bar not a Restaurant. Go there for drinks, dine somewhere else.