auburn

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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.8
service
4.8
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4.2
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Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our entire experience at Auburn. Gorgeous room, attentive but not overbearing service from Gail and team, and inventive courses beautifully plated, all timed perfectly. We will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with a unique twist on a tasting menu. A choose your own adventure of sorts keeps the feeling casual. Delicious food and very nice presentation and ambiance. A must try

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with beautiful, delicious food.

l
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning choice for a special Birthday dinner! A bit noisy and too hip a sound track for me.

EK
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative food, inspiring decor and attentive service (my water glass was never less than half empty)

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beef dish was the only one No good, should not use Nori seaweed w beef . Nori has a strong flavor , snake river meat has only fat taste . No red meat taste . But everything else was outstanding. Paring was perfect for the price .
Sake paired w Japanese fish dish was just ok, . I like Hakkaisan myself, but doesn’t need to be bobble one , its not real bubble , Co2 type . Real bubble Sake in Japan are so much different . Maybe just trying to surprise the customer . I know we can not get the real bubble one here in this country. Should be use regular dry Sake.
Rick ( Somlier ) did good job for paring , always happy to meet the great “Mariage “ when you go to french or Italy .
Of course they pick up the wine w limited price , its tough
I would like to come back soon for good food & good somlier & services , Thank u guys ..

F
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent inventive and memorable food, ambiance and service. A truly exceptional meal. Expensive. Would go again for special occasion.

ML
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another casual dinner at the bar with my BF. We love stopping in for a great cocktail, tasty bar menu food and each dish is amazing. The bread and herb butter is amazing. It's the best bread in town, seriously! The abolone mushrooms were "an Umami bomb." The beef short ribs is as perfect and delightful for the 6th time. The apple dessert is so uniquely presented, classic flavors and so lovely. Hope that stays permanently on the menu. Finally, can't wait to check out the new brunch service. Thanks to Jay, the bartender, for lovely conversation and suggestions!

HM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall an great experience. All dishes are interesting and well balanced. The cod was a little under seasoned. Ambiance is amazing. Service is good but lacks attention to details.

NL
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went brunch to try the food. Everything was expecting so good.

F
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, beautifully plated with amazing service. I am used to pricey restaurants, but over $400 for 3 and only 1 glass of wine for 1 of us is very high. Portions we also quite small. Breakfast was beter priced a d also delicious, the portions were larger

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of my friend’s birthday lunch and was fantastic.
I would go for lunch anyday but sad it’s only open on Fridays.
I definitely want to try for dinner sometime soon.
It’s for everyday casual meal & also for special events.
I love the atmosphere and food was so good too!

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience!!!

m
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we have had in... I can't remember. It was amazing. Expensive as hell. But we had a great time. The service is as good as the food.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food tastes is not good

FL
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Low key excellence, little on the quiet side. Amazing food. Great service

HS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our very picky foodie friend to Auburn. We are always pretty nervous when choosing a restaurant for him! Many dishes elicited a “yum- this is delicious” response from him. The service was attentive, but non-intrusive. We did the 9 course with the higher end wine pairing which brought with it more thorough explanations of the wine by an extremely enjoyable and a knowledgeable wine steward! Love to muted interior. One tip- it is coolish in the restaurant so bring a warm wrap or jacket,

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall experience was very good. Food was a 4.5, almost there but still very tasty. Ambience was great.

L
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Every dish was delicious and the restaurant is beautiful. But how could we spend so much money and all four of us walk out hungry?

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at Auburn! The service was exceptional. We ordered every dish (except dessert) on the tasting menu and found them all delicious.

w
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Auburn is so good that I will contribute my rating, something that I don’t usually do. Our second visit, everything continues to be unique, creative, beautifully prepared. A restaurant that should be on everyone’s list to visit, and to visit often.

JW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to auburn twice now - once with for a business dinner, and I recently returned with my wife and my son. The ambiance is perfect in the dining room - active, but not too loud. There’s also a clear view to the kitchen and the overall decor is of high design in its simplicity and elegance. The service, from the basics like water, bread, and amuse-bouche, all the way through the full service and wine pairings was just exceptional.

The food of course is the star of the show and Chef Eric Bost has created an outstanding culinary journey. Every single dish was an experience all by itself, but the entire evening was just way beyond our expectations. I travel over 100K miles every year for business, and always make it a point to seek out Michelin Star or celebrity chef restaurants wherever I go, and auburn is in the top 1% of them.

k
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food in a stunning space...open view of the kitchen. Imaginative food beautifully prepared. Service was seamlessly provided by a friendly and well trained staff.

BA
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was excellent and each dish distinctive and original.
Our waiter was excellent.
The restaurant decor is lovely.

The maitre d' ? He didn't ever make eye contact, and roamed around the establishment with an energy totally at odds with the vision of the food and sense of place. Perhaps he's one of the owners? We did not feel welcome at all by this person...the intelligent food and our friendly waiter made the experience a positive one.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect. 10/10 do recommend

m
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly special restaurant; amazing food and service. The creativity and flavor of the dishes are superb.

N
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We've dined at Auburn for several times. We loved the food in the beginning, innovative and very tasty. While the service has been consistently great, the food is not as exciting as it used to be.

PB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Chic. Modern. Delicious. Perfect service. Loved the abalone. Best bread in town.

DH
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent experience from start to finish. Lovely venue, simple & elegant, keeping the focus on the food. Beautifully plated and delicious beyond description. Pricey, but worth it for a special occasion.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!!

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f
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the flexibility of their tasting menu. Great service without being stuffy or too casual.

r
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great atmosphere. Great service. Highly recommends!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

PG
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional experience, one of the best meals I’ve had in 25 yrs. of dining in LA. The wine parings were spot on. The room is beautiful and , given the size of the restaurant remarkably quiet, I could actually hear my wife easily and none of the people in adjacent tables, what a surprise for LA!! I shall return!

AL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great people! Thank you for a nice dining experience!

m
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was really good and the service was amazing. We will definitely return!

W
London
57 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in LA!
The food and service were out of this world! 10 stars

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and beautiful restaurant. Probably one of the best in LA at this time.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, excellent service.

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, service , quality level on ingredients, Chef's creative and innovation makes Auburn in my opinion the best restaurant in Los Angeles. Thank you chef Eric for such amazing experience