auburn

4.7
46 reviews
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Chef Eric Bost’s (République, Guy Savoy, Alain Ducasse) debut restaurant auburn juxtaposes the higher echelon of traditional fine dining with an emphasis on guest exploration and conviviality while paying homage to Los Angeles’ uninhibited culinary identity in a space designed with honest materials by local makers.
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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From beginning to the end amazing experience, service was outstanding, with each dish explained detail by detail, food , “ my hat off to the chef and his team” every bite was unique, delicious, flavorful, detailed and beautifully presented “ for sure will be returning back .


Cheers,

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Auburn takes the food experience to another level. Very interesting mix of flavors and beautiful presentation. The ceramic plates are so beautifully made. You get to build your own prix fixe menu by selecting 4, 6 or 9 course options. Portions are fairly small. Def not a cheap date place!

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MW
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally a great restaurant at Providence level in LA. Highly recommended.

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r
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. It was very expensive, so of course, it's not a good value.

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WD
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Superb addition to the LA upscale dining univerrse. Fresh approach to menu with free-form tasting selections, and all appealing. Expensive at $75 for 4 small courses, and $105 for 6, but not out of line given the attention to detail and quality. Worth the money. Service was slow and clumsy, but restaurant is new. They need to work on delivery of dishes and timing, with long waits between courses. Better communication here would help a lot. Otherwise excellent all around and looking forward to returning!

Wine list is small but solid choices. Will be expanded in the future. Space is gorgeous, if a bit minimalist.

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h
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great concept - choose your own prix-fixe. Really nice modern space. Excellent service, reminded me of the highest european restaurants where cutlery and plates and glasses are changed at each course. 2 x amuse-bouches, nice. Very nice individual loaf of bread with avocado butter, yummy. The food is good, beautifully plated and presented but sometimes can be a bit bland to the taste e.g.the spot prawn with english peas. On the other hand with one or two dishes the main ingredient, e.g. the piece of duck was overpowered by the accompanying sauce, even though it was just a dab on the plate. However definitely worth another try.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

I love good food and this place has great food. The menu is creative, the food is very clean and some of the best I have had recently.

The wine list is limited but good and I feel good value.

The atmosphere is super zen cool, however the open roof does make for some chills especially later on in the night. The bar is nice and the cocktails were very good.

Unfortunately the service for this Caliber of restaurant is beyond poor. The check in staff were to say the least uninterested (not uncommon for LA), but these guys lacked maturity, knowledge and direction.

The waiter and table setter were completely not what I would expect for a restaurant of this price and caliber. Nor was the pace of the food, it took us over an hour and a half to be served 2 of our 6 courses. We were left unattended without a welcome or a menu at our table for around 10 minutes.

In my opinion the food is worthy of high accolade but the service was terrible. It unfortunately didn’t ruin my wife’s birthday but it definitely tainted it.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary meal. All aspects were absolutely perfect. I will be coming back soon!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was the perfect place to enjoy such great food!

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SG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time here to spend for pre-mothers day. Very thing was perfectly executed flavors and the plating was A1. Service was wonderful and the drinks as well.

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B
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning, minimal interior, with quite extraordinary food to match. Warm, thoughtful and knowledgeable service. A terrific addition to culinary life in Los Angeles. Go!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere- the design of the space is top notch-
The food was delicious and well executed -
Devine
Our server Gayle made the night - she was very passionate and educated us so well on the food its history etc
The presentation was so perfect-
Service all around was 5 star
So much attention to making it a well serviced but not fussy experience!
We loved it and will be back.
Thanks Gayle!!

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SR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was unusual and creative and the food
Was delicious. The restaurant is very attractive and comfortable. The service was excellent and the presentation was beautiful. The staff was well trained and nice. We look forward to returning.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new addition to the Los Angeles dining scene. Ambitious and delivers. Beautiful, complex food that tastes wonderful.

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RP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Auburn was superb in innovative food preparations and service. Local ingredients were used and there were some unusual items we had never had. A delightful dining experience all around.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The food and decor was fantastic! Cocktails were abysmal as were the servers. Nobody knew what the dishes were. It was comical as person after person dropped off dishes and struggled to explain what we were about to eat.

It goes to show you how important service is. The food was spectacular but was unfortunately overpowered by poor service.

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SS
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My friend and I had an 8:00 pm reservation to celebrate my birthday On a Thursday night. We arrived 15 minutes early and were told the table wasn’t ready, which is fine. We waited by the bar. We didn’t get seated until 8:15 even if the place was not full. We did the 6 course menu (there were a total of 12 items on the menu), so we were able to taste everything! 1. HIramasa Crudo - it seems like the green strawberries hid the flavor of the fish. 2. Sugar snap peas - loved the spot prawn and sabayon. 3. Asparagus - it could have been served simply because the bone marrow and the razor clams got lost in it. I’m not going to mention the rest or it will be too lengthy. Overall I would give it a 3 star. The amuse bouche, the b-day treats was a thoughtful touch. The avocado butter and the bread were delicious! Service could be less stiff and awkward.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really well executed. One of the best fine dining experiences I’ve had in LA.

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JM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the restaurant exceeded my expectations

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ST
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue, remarkable service and innovative menu. Wait staff was very attentive, made us feel special and pampered. Food presentation was spectacular and each dish was a delicious experience with the melding of flavors and textures to create some really exquisite dishes.

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ML
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food. Artistic, flavorful, with great attention to detail.

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p
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We learned about Auburn from a design website, which it surely deserved to receive attention from. It is a beautiful space, with an open skylight and more than one border of non-California vegetation, such as birch trees and prairie grasses. Very calming and visually pleasing. In our view, they need to work out a few menu details; some dishes were more successful than others. One of the best, to our surprise, was the charred cabbage with aligot! The amuse bouches served at the end of the meal didn't make much sense, a tiny, overly-chewy stem of candied rhubarb with some glazed leaves with a bit too much sugar on them. But the chef is inventive and the staff eager to please, so we send the very best wishes to Auburn for the future and thanks for a lovely evening.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and very very special.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Way too overpriced

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OM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most incredible experience from start to finish. Gorgeous space, impressive service, outstanding food and wine. Can't wait to return.

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PF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a party of six Sat night and had a great time! Service, food and drinks were awesome!
Really enjoyed choices in tasting menu and wine pairings.

Looking forward to going back.

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AJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each course was absolutely mouth watering. The flavors of ever single dish was unique and balanced.

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e
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, love the space, professional service! well lit and not very noisy.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday dinner. Food was excellent across the board. Can’t wait to return.

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RM
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Only open for three weeks so assume there will be some changes. That said it was an excellent overall experience. The room is beautiful, almost austere but not cold. The service was outstanding and since almost everyone is a first timer, they are adept at explaining the menu. Tasting menu that allows everyone in the party to choose what they want from a small selection. The only thing that the party has to agree on is the number of courses. That works for a group like ours that likes to have some control over what we eat. Our response to the food varied with what we ate. The amuse bouche were the highlights...beets and crepes loved by all even the beet haters. The avocado butter with the bread also a hit, even with the avocado haters. We really liked the Halibut, Epoisse, Peas, Cabbage and Apple Tart. Were not as fond of the Asparagus, Turnip and Salt Baked Orange.

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RV
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 5

Not sure if this lives up to a two star Michelin restaurant. Overpriced food. Did a 9 course with pairing and felt it was a waste of money... mostly vegetables...

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We opted for the 4 courses and each dish was so amazingly prepared both with taste and appearance. It was like having dinner at a modern museum, but you still felt at home because staff was so welcoming and attentive. Will definitely return!

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CS
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space, creative food!!

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KL
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I feel a Michelin star coming for this Uber chic new restaurant in our Hancock Park neighborhood. So happy they are here!

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AW
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a pleasant restaurant. We were there for a birthday celebration and from the moment we stepped we liked it. The interior is simple and modern, very practical. The food was fantastic, especially liked the Duck, Halibut, and Asparagus. But all were refreshing and delicious. The plates were smartly used and the way to order is great for large or small parties. Will visit again soon.

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BL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a special restaurant where passion and skill are elegantly fused together making for a thoroughly enjoyable experience!

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JF
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional at EVERY LEVEL, a non-pretentious, yet world class and brilliantly inspiring gastronomic experience. Chef Bost and his talented brigade are destined for multiple Michelin stars. Don’t wait, go and go often. Can’t wait until my next visit.

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NM
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything out of this world ; food ; service ; and cocktails .

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WF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Decor, Service and food. Will be back real soon!

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SF
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING! New experience in dining in LA. Don't miss it!

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