Atrium

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Atrium is an elevated neighborhood restaurant focusing on Modern American cuisine inspired by the many culinary traditions of Los Angeles and it's people.
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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m
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time at Atrium and the food continues to be very good! We celebrated a friends birthday and they brought to her a beautiful glass box with candle aglow and a lovely potted cacti! That was a nice surprise and touch! My only complaint was that we were charged for an extra piece lavash bread to go with the delicious cauliflower shawarma. The dish comes to the table enough for 3 people but only one piece of lavash so it's understandable that you would ask for a second piece. Why don't they include it from the beginning? Both times I've been there we had to ask for a second piece to go with the huge portion of cauliflower shawarma dish. It may sound petty, but I feel it isn't fair.

GL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful date spot with excellent service and even better food.

AR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, and our waitress Claire was great-- very informative and friendly

SS
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I want to give this place a higher rating but it's just tough having to spend so much money on small plates. The food was delicious but we felt kinda rushed by our server and everything on the menu was just a little bit to pricey for the small portions (including the half serving size drinks). 3 small dishes and a few drinks should not cost over $150 and leave you hungry.

JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

It's a really cool vibe, but the food just wasn't that great. I'd recommend going here for drinks, but not for dinner. I hope they improve the food, but right now - not great.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience at the Atrium. Great service, food, and ambiance! Will definitely be returning soon!

MK
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious entrees that were interesting and unique. There was an enormous variety of choices for small plates

l
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely but very expensive. We were encouraged to share but one dessert for a not inexpensive $14 was really 2 bites each. Tasty but not so exceptional to justify the price. Bread with kimchi butter was good but 2 small pieces for $9? Really ?

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The food was mediocre
The service was very slow
They were confused
Charged us for things we never got
It was ok
The reviews had it made out to be so good
Was pretty disappointed

MK
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We went to Atrium for my daughter’s birthday. The setting is lovely, with all wood paneling. The noise level is quite high. Service was excellent, as were the cocktails. The wait staff told us to order 10 total dishes for our party of 5. We wound up getting 8, which was plenty. The food was very tasty and attractive. However, the portion size (especially the steak) was small. The highlights were the whole fish, the focaccia and the vegetable dishes. The steak was barely enough for two bites per person and was only ok.

MH
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance and vibe! My second time dining here, food was delicious both times. Also a great spot to have drinks/snacks before the Greek since it's just down the hill.

s
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Still one of my all time favorite restaurants.
My go to spot!

SM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! The food, the service, the ambiance, and the birthday surprise was a beautiful touch. Will happily return again and again.

A
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Seasonal menu and a beautiful interior. The Crispy Whole Fish is amazing.

WK
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant right next door to my favorite theatre... which is producing my play. I only recommend Atrium to all coming to the play and so appreciate the 10% discount. Know that EVERYONE raves and will be back. Hugs and appreciation to all!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The food was good but supremely overpriced for what it was

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was not attentive

KR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It’s a pretty room but the brunch was uninspired to say the least. Every dish had the same heavy-handed garnishes, piled with pickled onion, cilantro and a chunk of lime. They all look identical. The plates were inappropriate for the dishes, too small and crowded for the food and the insisted-upon sharing. The avocado toast was waaay over salted, even for me, which I didn’t think was possible. The eggs were well-prepared and the posole was nicely flavored, but honestly, how is a bowl of broth something designed to share? They waitstaff repeatedly pushes dish sharing, recommending we order six dishes for three people, which was absurd. The service was enthusiastic but feels pushy and like you’re being upsold. Maybe a fun place for a drink but not a meal. Oh yes, the biscuit was quite good if you like a sweet biscuit.

LB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely design - a truly beautiful space. The creative comfort food is good, but to charge $3.50 for a teaspoon of jam, and $1.50 for a spread of butter, is unnecessary.

BA
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Overall a disappointment... was honestly a little too pretentious for what it is. We walked in and were met by attitude from most of staff, except for hostess. Food was not memorable and pork chops were no longer available and it was only 6pm.

LN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really unique food. The vegetable dishes were particularly outstanding. Loved the cauliflower shwarma. Next time we think it would be fun to get all appetizers and salads to share.

SS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Whole fish is a must!

DW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

both the fish and pork chop were over cooked. Lot's of stuff piled on top of them that didn't really add to the dish

PM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, would not change a thing

m
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the biscuits, avocado toast and fried chicken & waffles, all very yummy. Love the decor and Service was great

JS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

This was our first time dining at Atrium and due to the poor customer service I would not recommend it. We were never asked if we would like to order another drink nor was our water refilled. The server didn’t even come to ask how we were doing and if the food was good.

L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I would probably not recommend Atrium to a friend if they were having a special event (it was our anniversary). But, I could see how it might be a neighborhood favorite. They have interesting dishes, with a lot of flavor. However, I was not partial to the overuse of seeds on everything we ordered and it just was not my cup of tea. We got a bad table right by the entrance and I imagine we would have enjoyed the beautiful dining room if we were seated at another table.

OT
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience.

DB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What a delightful surprise Atrium turned out to be. The menu is imaginative and the flavors are delicious. The setting is atmospheric, spacious, and with a very local vibe. The staff was inviting, humorous, attentive, and delightful in every respect. We're pleased we live fairly near this new neighborhood pleasure. Well done, Atrium Gang!

o
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bulgogi corn is a must! Hamachi crudo is fantastic. The whole fish is great, and big. Uni pasta was too salty.

EM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing... From the vibes/atmosphere to the amazing food... I would come back again and again..

B
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Great wine list, friendly service, and a gorgeous room - but the food simply lacked flavor, and some items (the budino dessert) were actually weird/bad for our group, which was looking forward to a veg-forward dinner (which it was). The fried oyster mushroom was one exception - it was great (though VERY sweet) and universally liked by the table. I'd go back for cocktails but not food.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

When we arrived the service was great. Really warm and accommodating. But at our table the service was not so good. I get the impression that some waitress’s/ waiters would rather be doing something else which is fine. It’s just kind of obvious you really don’t want to be there. Which I think let’s the restaurant down.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time having brunch and it was AMAZING! The "Those Biscuits" are a must!

WG
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and unique menu. The food was great! One thing that surprised me though, $29 for chicken and waffle? The prices were moderate except for this. It was great, but not $29 great. I will come back for sure! Great atmosphere! Love the booths too.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender was lovely, the host, Story, was a dream. The service and food impeccable. We went for a friend’s birthday, the dessert comes out on a very cute lit box with candle and they give the recipient a baby succulent to take home as a gift. 10/10. Food, experience, service.

c
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

what a great dining experience. Our server, Chris P. impressed us with his details of all of the menu items - you don't find a server like that too often. He helped my husband find a unique beer that fit his taste preferences and recommended what appeared to be the #1 drink ordered in the restaurant - "Shift Drink" - a surprising spicy infused tequila with dehydrated pineapple which softens into an edible garnish as you finish your drink. We had a variety of dishes - all unique and beautifully presented - the grilled focaccia with kimchi butter and honey was a spicy/savory/sweet surprise with the top of the bread coated with a crunchy, caramelized seed topping (sesame?) the Korean inspired street corn with Cojito garnish was a perfect play on Korean ribs with wonderful flavors, crunch and kick (so much so, we are trying to recreate this dish at home) . The only disappointment for us was the Hamachi Crudo. Because the other dishes were so flavorful and had so much punch, this dish was a bit bland, lacking Hamachi and mostly vegetable based, and just somewhat boring compared to all of the other dishes we tried. We shared the "dad spice" Flannery hanger steak which was perfectly cooked medium rare and included some shishito peppers and other great garnishes. A whole fish topped with a well seasoned Thai slaw playfully plated and delicious. Next time I would try more of the smaller plates - We had to leave a lot of the fish behind. Service was superior - a little frustrated the hostess tried to seat us in the middle of two two-tops at 5:30. I requested to sit at the end of the banquet, but wish I had asked to be seated in the middle of the restaurant so we could watch more of the action . Great music, busy bar and next time would try to dine at the bar just to be a part of the fun vibe.

AK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was hat perfect. Very generous portions. Amazing staff. Incredible food. Beautiful ambiance.

DJ
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great space. Great people watching.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom here for her birthday, and she loved it! Great service, and yummy food.