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About Odys and Penelope

Fire and wood are at the heart of Odys + Penelope where acclaimed husband and wife chef team Quinn and Karen Hatfield showcase their inventive, seasonal cuisine. The menu boasts a robust selection of wood-fired small plates and larger mains of meats, seafood and vegetables. The casual and relaxed restaurant features an open kitchen providing an up close and personal view of the live fire grill. The full bar offers handcrafted cocktails, craft beers, and wines by the glass and bottle.

Los Angeles Magazine “Three Stars”
Los Angeles Magazine “Best New Restaurant”
Angeleno “10 Most Exciting New Restaurants”
Sunset Magazine “Ten Best New Restaurants in Southern California”

127 South La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Brazilian Steakhouse, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday; 5:30pm-10pm; Friday - Saturday; 5:30pm-11pm
Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday; 10am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
1st St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 939-1033

Website:
http://odysandpenelope.com/

Parking Details:
There is metered street parking. Valet parking, and self parking in near by lots.

Executive Chef:
Karen + Quinn Hatfield

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Odys and Penelope Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (48)
Good for a Date (36)
Creative Cuisine (32)
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Neighborhood Gem (31)
Special Occasion (30)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Great for Brunch (24)
Casual (22)
Fun (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Hot Spot (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Seasonal (14)
Business Meals (12)
People Watching (11)
Romantic (11)
Authentic (10)
Kid-friendly (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Cozy (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Healthy (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Tapas (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Organic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Got the dine LA menu. It was really good. I had the salmon and it was the best salmon I’ve ever had. Hard to believe because I dine out a lot.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Have been meaning to try this place for a while - we were not disappointed. Really tasty food, appropriate serving size (even with the great deal represented by LA Restaurant week pricing), and excellent service. Very nice experience!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious dinner. Highly recommend for a date, dinner with friends or just one friend. Although they sell themselves on a meat-based menu, vegetarians will also enjoy themselves. The dessert was particularly to die for.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The ambiance was nice, trendy but not pretentious. We came here with a small group and got the kale and walnut salad, spaghetti squash, branzino, salmon, and pinot noir. Everything was delicious and the service was great. I would highly recommend this for small groups or a date.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything about this restaurant was excellent, and it was quiet enough to be able to talk with the other guests. We had a great experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great as ever. Share plates for three would be great too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Love the food here. So many great small plates and very creative. I'm always happy when the waiter doesn't give me attitude when I bring wine for corkage. This waiter even had our wine decanted! Had a really nice evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Entrees were good but he appetizers/salads sounded better than they tasted. The noise level was high (not energetic). Restaurants now a days seem to like that loudness and do not use acoustics where you can't talk comfortably to your dinner date.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wonderful experience! I can’t say enough great things about the staff - very friendly and quite knowledgeable of the menu. I highly recommend the spaghetti squash and skirt steak, and then the chocolate rye pie for dessert.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Absolutely fantastic! Exceeded all of our expectations. Every dish was passed around and devoured. Will definitely be back as will all seven in our party!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Ive been here before and its a delicious restaurant.. Food was excellent... just be aware.. it is expensive.. We spent 90.00 dollars each. 4 glasses of wine for 3 of us.. very high priced.. but saying that.. it was very tasty.. Welcome to LA..

Tags: People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

What’s a gem! The service and food is top notch! We stopped in on New Years and the atmosphere and food was fantastic.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

very good food !
But can do just a bit better with the hosting

Tags: Healthy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great spot with excellent options. We had the French toast as a starter and it was amazing. Definitely not your typical french toast but thick and fluffy and perfect. I had the chorizo hash and it was so powerful and could not get any better. Overall a great meal and would definitely recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very overrated. Food is ok. Service is poor. Having been there 4 or five times, the waiters all have an arrogant attitude as though they are doing you a favor to serve you. The 18% service fee is particularly outrageous and offensive given this.
It is also too loud and the tables are too close together. Ugh.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a wonderful time. Great food, great ambiance, lovely place for a celebration.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food, charming ambiance, attentive wait staff. Dining was a pleasure. While the food has never been a disappointment--cuisine is both experimental and comforting--sometimes service left a bit to be desired. This was a treat. Will definitely continue to recommend to friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food is gourmet and rustic. The small plates are quite small, but the main plates has good portions. The proteins are the focus. The setting had high open ceiling and open kitchen. Service was busy but did not feel too rushed.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Tiny portions for the price. Flavors were ok, nothing that stands out compared to other top restaurants in the city. Very slow service for the 2nd visit in a row (probably because gratuity is included and subconsciously the waiters don’t feel obligated to do their best).

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our family spent our Xmas Eve having dinner there. It was wonderful! Great food and drinks and a fun atmosphere!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Lovely ladies Sunday brunch.

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

Food was delicious. The burger was excellent and the onion rings really added to it.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have always loved o & P and its related restaurants. Our favorite restaurant in LA!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I have been to O&P a number of times and always enjoy it. The service on this day was not especially great. I'm not sure if the restaurant was understaffed or not, but the hostess seemed overwhelmed. It took awhile for us to be seated and waited on.
I will return though, because I do like the restaurant and food.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

When the restaurant automatically charges 18 percent gratuity the service should be exceptional. Unfortunately here service was only average and we were still charged 18 percent.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Friendly atmosphere

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Enjoyed the meal thoroughly. Was especially impressed with the lamb appetizer and the ribs. We shared 4 dishes and were completely satisfied. We were seated immediately and the service was quite good. Our waiter made a couple of suggestions that turned out nicely. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great neighborhood spot. Food is excellent! Always a winner!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

So much fun! Great for brunch.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Server recommended some really good food!
Definitely coming back here!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We are frequent visitors. It is a wonderful brunch -- not the usual menu -- food is more unique and simply wonderful. Best french toast we have ever had.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very good food, wonderful space, great cocktails and solid wine list. Only issue has been service, which on a couple of occasions now has been somewhat inattentive and slow. If they’d address that, we’d be regulars.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We absolutely love Odys and Penelope - definitely one of our top 5 favorite restaurants in LA! I don't want to give away our big secret, but we ALWAYS ask them to put aside some of their pork ribs when we get there because they always sell out! They are TO DIE FOR! Everything is delicious - their cocktails are seasonal and constantly changing and they are so unique and delicious. Their crab toast is UNREAL; their brussel sprout fried rice is to die for; their tri-tip is delicious - I really could go on and on. We even went here for Valentine's day because they were one of the only places that didn't have one of those stupid prix fix menus! Also great that you can smell them a block away from that massive wood burning stove. MMM MM!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Tapas, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Enjoyed the salmon, frisée and fried egg salad. It was the second time I ordered the French toast appetizer and loved it. We usually eat at O & P for dinner, but brunch is casual and fun. Noise level is pretty loud. Our entree came halfway thru our appetizer and our check was dropped off halfway thru our entree which made it feel like I was at Denny’s or a coffee shop. Still left 20% bc the food made up for it.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fun, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was a late brunch and there were very few people there so it was quiet. However, I am not sure this is a safe measure of noise lever.
The food was delicious, extraordinarily delicious. They have some really refreshing drinks and the help was pleasant.
I will definitely go again and will tell people about it. The few time I went, it was crowded, it was earlier in the day.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was our first time to Odys and Penelope. We met some friends who were regulars and enjoyed a delicious dinner and dessert. The broccolini appetizer was delicious and the salmon perfect. Tasted my husbands branzino, which was also perfectly prepared. For dessert we had the chocolate rye pie which was mouthwateringly good. The service was excellent, too. We will definitely be back again soon.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was excellent! Service was superb! We dined at the restaurant before going to the theater and our server was amazing in ensuring we would be able to make it to the theater on time. All of the staff were attentive and very friendly. We felt valued and look forward to dining here again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great brunch. Love the food. I can't imagine it being better for a brunch.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Staff was great, food was amazing, but the food was too pricey for the environment.

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