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Playa Provisions

4.5
4.5
377 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Following in the footsteps of Hudson House and The Tripel, Playa Provisions is the third endeavor for Top Chef winner Brooke Williamson and husband Nick Roberts. The unique model includes four different restaurant concepts nestled within one 7,000-square foot, beach side location, including a bright and fun ice cream shop (with all ice creams made in-house) called Small Batch; a casual market counter serving breakfast and lunch, called King Beach; a back-room whisky bar called Grain; and a more high-end dining space dedicated to seasonal seafood fare, called Dockside. Inspired by the city's "country marts," the four separate, yet cohesive dining experiences provide a taste for everyone.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation


    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 683-5019

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nick Roberts & Brooke Williamson

  • Neighborhood

    Playa del Rey

  • Cross street

    Vista Del Mar

  • Parking details

    Valet is offered for $2. Plenty of street parking available as well.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 377 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.0Value

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  1. NB

    NinaB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Husband and I love Hudson house so decided to spend some money NYE at Brooke's new local restaurant. We were very impressed with the entire evening. Hostess was very friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed the Grain Bar our first hour. Husband loved the rye flights. Dinner was glorious our second hour. Lobster roll, beef cheek ragu pasta were a revelation. Such a beautiful evening. I dream of the lobster roll...

  2. A

    Anon

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The restaurant was a little cold, but other than that everything was wonderful, especially the service.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed our experience! We had seen Brooke on top chef and were very excited to eat here. I did not disappoint at all.

  4. 2

    2travelers

    Los Angeles

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    overall5food3service5ambience4

    Consistently terrific. Despite the crowds (PP is almost always very busy) and the hearty decibel levels, this place in remarkable for the quality and consistency from its kitchen team. Remains one of the westside’s outstanding venues.

  5. I

    Ilene9

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thanksgiving dinner was perfect!!

  6. JG

    JayG

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2017

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    From the East Coast, in LA area for Thanksgiving, and following our penchant to check out Top Chef restaurants it was our first visit to Playa Provisions ~ an energetic space ~ a number of larger groups 6+ to a table probably helped contribute to the cacophony. But, it was fun. We were there in the later evening, so do not know if there is a view! We especially enjoyed the Lobster Rolls, and Salt Cod Chowder. The Patty Melt was huge. The server was having a little trouble coordinating when the food came out - our sides came pretty well after the entrees, and then we had to wait for 'the' serving spoon - for some reason he only brought one: The Roasted Cauliflower was OK; the potato Tostones - interesting - definitely dip them in the aioli; the Crab Mac-n-Cheese was delicious; and we don't know about the corn on the cob as the server never brought it. All in all an uneven experience, but the food was very good and once the crowd thinned out, it was a pleasant place to catch up with our relatives.

  7. t

    timothym

    Denver

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have watched Top Chef for years and since Brook Williamson opened up Playa Provisions - we had to give it a try! A little tricky for us to get there but once inside we were delighted! The menu may be a little daunting because so many fantastic choices! A great combination of seafood and so many other things! This has become a favorite instantly to visit every time we get back to CA. Very unique and playful in its approach to food and the overall dinning experience! Love it!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There’s something SO special about this place. Something for everyone and can be romantic and family oriented and hip and cool all at once. It’s like going on vacation every time I’m there. Great menu and incredible service. A solid must for all.

  9. MR

    MylesR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious, great ambiance, and great spot for a walk by the beach before or afterwards. This place has my favorite breakfast sandwiches in Los Angeles.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice ambience and excellent food. We had the patty melt and fish tacos. Very friendly staff and overall delightful experience. Will be back.

  11. TB

    TBG716

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My wife and I have had lunch at Playa Provisions a number of times. The lobster roll and the salads are always top shelf and the location is wonderful -- just across from the beach in PDR. But this past weekend was our first time for dinner and it was terrific. The food was excellent, the choice of reasonably priced beers and wines was impressive, and the service -- thank you, Diana -- was outstanding. There were four of us -- the two women ordered the salmon and the two men ordered the chicken. The only dispute over the course of the evening was over who ordered better -- we eventually declared it a draw. Sides were also amazing -- particularly the roasted carrots, which I would have NEVER ordered, but ended up devouring. And the desserts, a smores mousse and apple donuts, were shareable and ridonculous. All in all, a very nice meal in a very nice setting and all for a pretty reasonable price. Well done, PP, well done.

  12. 2

    2travelers

    Los Angeles

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2017

    overall5food2service5ambience5

    Weekend brunch at PP promises a very high energy level, sizable crowds (of walk-ins) and some delightfully diverse menu options. A terrific wake-up experience and a wonderfully kinetic environment for socializing with other couples, etc.

  13. CP

    CaraP

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quite possibly my favorite restaurant in all of Los Angeles! And Drew is such an amazing bartender, my fiancée and I, and ALL of our friends actually go in for Sunday Brunch specifically to see him. Just an overall great spot, beautiful beach location, open air, excellent food, etc... So happy this place exists. Makes Playa Del Rey even better

  14. A

    Andrea

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Fun beach side place the food was great and I enjoy the ambiance. Drinks are quite expensive so just know you will be shelling out a few shackles when dining here but it is worth it.

  15. L

    Laurie

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time all around. Very interesting place with several themed rooms

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Our seating arrangement was very cramped & the host could not accommodate us to a larger table.

  17. AD

    AllysonD

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2017

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    The wait time on our food was over 30 minutes and when we finally received it, it looked terrible! It was as if it was thrown together in a matter of seconds. My skillet eggs that were supposed to have a runny yolk were cooked all the way through, so what should have been a kinda saucy dish was dry and chalky. There were ingredients were missing from almost all of our dishes and our server was unapologetic about it when we brought it to his attention. It was so loud in there we had to yell at each other across the table. Drinks were tasty, but everything else was a thumbs down. We won't be back :(

  18. MW

    MargaretW

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great drinks, atmosphere and service. I just wished, as a vegetarian, a little more attention was paid to my dish. Cauliflower 'steak' was very under cooked and more than 3 tablespoons of quinoa and sauce would have been nice.

  19. JK

    JeffK

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Nice place. One of a kind atmosphere. Love the whisky bar then our side for dinner. Great service. Good food also

  20. L

    Linda

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    PP was amazing as always. The server staff was very friendly and accommodating with our 1 yr old in tow. We we seated inside, but last time was seated outside. We ordered a dz of the seasonal oysters, the charcuterie board, claw pops, drinks drinks and more drinks.

  21. a

    awesome

    Los Angeles

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2017

    overall5food3service5ambience4

    Service was fantastic! Friendly & attentive. Good..grain bar food was good. They're calimari was good, thou the habenaro chicken wings was as weak the clippers compared to lakers, no heat AT ALL WHAT SO EVER!!! HABANERO? HOW BOUT NOT

  22. VH

    VfromHermosa

    Los Angeles

    201 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    201 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2017

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    I love the idea of Playa Provisions. The theory is great but the practice is lacking. For the third time, I have gone there and have been disappointed in the fare. First time was an astronomically priced patty melt with no real side. The second time, the restaurant was closed for a random reason and last night. I was excited to give them another shot but the "gas" was out. They had no fryer or grill. That cut the choices down considerably. I landed on a salmon nicoise salad. It came with 8 minute eggs but I felt like they were more like 2 minute eggs with a very runny yolk. When I asked for a firmer egg, they clearly just went into the refrigerator as the egg I received was cold, albeit for a salad. The lettuce on the salad was wilted and drenched in dressing. The $8 pretzel bites were passable but they really need pretzels from Rockenwagner. That is a real pretzel. Finally, I have to say the best part of the meal was the dessert. We had a strawberry shortcake with cake donuts. That was delicious. So maybe just dessert and drinks.

  23. W

    Willsie

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every dish we had was amazing! From the bread, to the calamari, to our entrées and then desserts. We sat on the patio and had a wonderful time. However in walking through the dining room it was insanely noisy. So noisy in fact that I don't think I would come to this restaurant unless I sat on the patio, even though it is spectacular food. BTW, the even have blankets for those sitting in the patio area so don't be shy.

  24. BC

    BrettC

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    The main gripes I would have were the portions sizes and the service. Other than those two issues, really solid dinner and cocktail spot! Dinner was excellent except for the fairly scant portions (although I did see other dishes that were more sizeable). Service was poor. But I will definitely be back to try the highly recommended brunch menu!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I've only been here for brunch, but it's amazing!! Super cute place too!!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2017

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    This was our fifth time at Playa Provisions. We usually leave thrilled with our meal and experience. It was one of our favorite restaurants and worth the drive out of the South Bay bubble. Sadly, our meal and service on Tuesday was subpar. My husband's meal was salty and cold (crab legs and corn...for the price it should have at least been warm). Fish tacos and clam chowder were both excellent. But the strawberry donut dessert (the reason I was so eager to return) was too salty, and hardly had any strawberries. The service was beyond awful. No attention to detail, drinks took 20-30 minutes to be served, dishes basically tossed at us, dirty dishes left sitting on the table for a long time...and more. This is not a diner or low cost establishment where some of these transgressions would be overlooked or even expected. Having dined at Playa Provisions serveral times before, I had much higher expectations for this most recent visit and my group was quite disappointed. We loved sitting on the patio, though. The restaurant is lovely.

  27. r

    ronn

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been before and my son, who turned 17, chose Playa for his birthday meal. Our meal exceeded our expectations, which were high to begin with, froon the fantastic service to the incredible food. Like to thank the manager, Franklin, and the staff for a memorable time. Much appreciated.

  28. J

    priscillaJ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our visit was a perfect blend of indoor and outdoor eating. We ate at the fire pit, which they kindly let upon our request. It was getting a little chilly and that made it perfect. The sun was setting. The food was unique and delicious and appropriately priced. We would recommend it highly.

  29. CC

    CalifCondor1234

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2017

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    I took a date here on a Saturday night. My reservation was honored & we were seated immediately. I really enjoyed the service and people-watching the crowd - very beautiful people the later it got! I was somewhat disappointed at the fairly limited selection of non-carnivore items, though the grilled broccoli was outstanding!! The cauliflower steak was good, but could benefit from mimicking the preparation that the broccoli received. I had great expectations for the lobster roll, perhaps too great: it was not particularly flavorful: the bread (which was similar to a Hawaiian sweet, white bread) was the main flavor. I'm happy to recommend Playa Provisions & try more items on the menu.

  30. D

    Denver55

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Playa Provisions provides a much needed fine dining spot on in Playa del Rey. Easy to access with ample parking the food is consistently delicious. The bar easily keeps up with the quality of the menu including an impressive whiskey list. With the restaurant being on the beach this is also a great restaurant to to entertain out of towners. I would note that service when the restaurant is busy can be a bit spotty. Plan on enjoying time to chat with your table and sip cocktails as the food can be a little slow in arriving.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great time here. Professional service, great food, and great environment. You won't be disappointed. -Mike

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The happy hour margarita in Moscow mule were perfect on a hot day. The ceviche is always a winner as are the pretzel bites!

  33. VG

    VancityGeof

    Vancouver

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I was looking for a place to eat after arriving home on a flight from LAX and was thrilled to be reminded of this spot by the OpenTable mobile app. The restaurant focuses on seafood and, while we dined there on a Monday, we abandoned conventional wisdom that you shouldn't have seafood on that day of the week. It worked out just fine. We started with fresh raw oysters to totally fly in the face of that rule, and we enjoyed them immensely. We also shared the Connecticut Crab Roll with drawn butter and Crispy Rock Shrimp Balls. We each indulged in a Crab Claw "Pop", and for something with some greens shared the Seafood Louis Salad, which was simply amazing--the house dressing was light, vibrant and tasty. To seal the deal, we finished with some freshly-fried cake doughnuts. Playa Provisions is now my go-to choice for drinking and dining near LAX, any time of day.

  34. m

    megdolan

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Stumbled onto this place via Yelp but quickly recognized the name from Top Chef and confirmed it was indeed Brooke's restaurant. Immediately I figured 'Top Chef, expensive, too nice, probably not good for kids..." but that is wrong on all accounts. Love the concept and think it is very fitting of the location because it's perfect for a good meal by the beach, or just a cocktail at the bar by the beach or to walk in for ice cream by the beach. It is unusual to do more than one thing well but these all blend together seamlessly. Moral of the story - go and enjoy, it won't break the bank and you can wear shorts and even bring your kids in with sandy feet.

  35. SM

    SoxMom

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great happy hour menu as well as very good dinner choices! Great waiter, great recommendations! Wine list was quite good and the service was wonderful!

  36. I

    Inzunza

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! Went with a foodie-friend for an early dinner. The crab claw pops were delicious! The lobster roll was really good, as well. We also had their blueberry hand pie ice cream cookie...so good! You won't be disappointed!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2017

    overall2food4service3ambience2

    Poor table location and noisy beyond belief. 😡 Felt like dining in the engine room. 😬

  38. k

    kanga2roos

    Los Angeles

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Always enjoy our meals here. It is busy, loud and crowded...so not primo for a romantic dinner. But the food is top notch.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Delicious as always. Yummy cocktails. Great server... I wish I could remember his name! Only downside was the noise level. So loud I could hardly hear the person I was with across 2 foot table!

  40. j

    jayjay

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    awesome experience. Great vibe. Our group basically shared everything! We tried some small plates- pretzel buns and sweet potato bites. Both stellar! Main dishes with sides - cauliflower (super tender) could have used a bit more roasting) wonderful pea sauce - Fish and chips - really yummy, salt and pepper calamari with shrimp, clams - good but missing the taste of salt and pepper. would like them to have more punch of flavor but very generous serving - Tostones and potatoes - super yummy! Patty melt - our least favorite. just kind of boring and tasteless. Great drink selection and appreciated the wonderful non alcohol options as well. We loved sitting outside and the mexican blankets. Felt as close to the beach without sitting on the beach! Definatly would recommend to a friend and will return.

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  • Cross street

    Vista Del Mar

  • Neighborhood

    Playa del Rey

  • Hours of operation


    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet is offered for $2. Plenty of street parking available as well.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nick Roberts & Brooke Williamson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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