Breva

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$31 to $50
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American
Breva is a celebration of community & locality in Downtown Los Angeles. A vision for comfort and modern American cuisine, we offer approachable reimagined classic dishes in a convivial setting.
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L
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Breva simply because we were staying at the Hotel Figueroa for one night for a girl's night. We shared the special bass with corn and tomato succotash and their arugula salad. Both were really good. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Definitely go back again!

a
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great pre-show meal. Loved the food and the decor is beautiful. Delicious craft cocktails.

ML
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot downtown with good food. Small and cozy.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steaks and mashed potatoes I’ve ever had!

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very overpriced. Good service very limited menu for lunch. Nice quiet space in a very interesting hotel.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our 34th Wedding Anniversary and Breva was perfect. The ambiance was great. We started with the cheese/artichoke fig dip, which was delicious along with the beet salad. My husband had the steak and I had the catch of the day. Wine was great and in general the service was excellent. Portions were a good size. I would go back.

LJ
San Diego
99 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The old-school setting is beautiful & intimate (more date than business establishment). Large party of 28 in middle of the restaurant made it quite loud. Drinks are really good! Wine is overpriced! Meomi $14/glass or $63/bottle seems excessive...
Servers were attentive but correct salad ordered was not served & there was no comp of the correct one that came out as we were finishing entrees. Please explain?!?

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food tasted very fresh

DL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We had been before and had a delicious meal. This was a disappointment in terms of the food and the selection.

B
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just around the corner from our hotel, and we are so glad we chose to dine here.Great attentive service , amazing dinner . We had the tomahawk, and rib eye both cooked perfectly. There was also a wonderful live music while we dined.

LA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service before concert at Staples.

CM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I believe the staff, chefs etc. need more education. We waited 30 minutes before being acknowledged by the waiter.
We waited over 45 minutes between appetizer and main course.
The tuna tartar was tasteless. The arugula salad was half spoiled, many yellow leaves, beets etc non existent.
My husbands hamburger was good. The sea bass, which was a special, was cold in the center and under cooked.
We did however enjoy drinks on the Veranda, a very pleasant experience.
We may return for the beautiful patio and drinks but will never have a meal at the hotel again.
Sorry, please educate the staff on hospitality service and the kitchen staff on how to present the farm sourced food in a presentable manner.

c
Orange County
300 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was my first trip to see the Hotel Figueroa, and I liked much of the preserved/restored elements (not so much the modern "art"), and was excited to try Breva. They offered a pre-fix menu as an option, and I decided to try that as they graciously said they could accommodate a couple of dietary changes. The food quality was good, presentation was good, but the kitchen let it go out undercooked after a long wait for food (there was a large noisy party of gals next to us - in an already very loud, hard surfaces environment - which probably delayed the order). In the end, it was good, and I would give them another chance. The staff was working hard to keep their guests happy; I appreciated their efforts

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Pre concert meal

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n
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We made the reservation through OpenTable and when we arrived to the restaurant we were told they were closed until 5pm. We had a lunch reservation. So after a few minutes the server came back and apologized but indicated that they indeed were open. When we sat to view the menu we noticed it was different from the menu online and questioned the server again. She informed the group that the menu had changed over 2 weeks ago and it wasn’t updated yet. We decided to stay and make it work. I ordered the impossible burger which didn’t come with cheese but when I received the meal there was cheese on it. The reason was because the chef didn’t know.... overall the food was good and the server was really good. The major issues are the lack of understanding of staff regarding the entire operation. I would return because everyone was nice and I hope that they continue to iron out their new menu items (and staff possibly) for a better dining experience.

SN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

On past visits the bar used to have fabulous fancy cocktails. I had had a divine G and T, one of 4 options of G and Ts. I would have gone just for cocktails because they were so good.

However, they said they weren’t making enough money on those “labor intensive” cocktails and so this time we arrived to find a changed menu with boring cocktails. To add insult to injury, our drinks were watered down.

There was only one waiter in the dining room. The poor guy was working so hard! After 45 minutes we still didn’t have our beets or mushrooms so we paid for our wine and left!

The restaurant used to be delicious and the bar was fabulous. Clearly the owners have gone “on the cheap” and lost all senses of what lovely service and unique well made options mean to customers. I will never return!

A
Los Angeles
95 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

This was my second time dining at Breva and I had such a good time the first time that I decided to take out of town guest to Brera. Sorry to say I was disappointed in the food. I was so looking forward to the Indian Canyon cocktail and the cocktail menu was different and the food was just so so. One good thing was that we had an outstanding waiter but I do not think I would return because I found the food lacking.

LL
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Thought the food would be better than at LA Live. No! Wouldn't return!

l
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A little pricey, but over all good. Great drinks!

F
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Great food and ambience however service was bad. Our server never checked up on us and never offered drinks and desert.

RS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

They cancelled our reservation as they closed the restaurant that night. Did not tell us until the morning of our reservation. Very poor customer service.

GS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

After stating in the reservation that a Birthday was being celebrated, and then informing the staff in person, you would think that someone would acknowledge the birthday person. Not once! Therefore, I would not recommend this restaurant for any celebration!

JG
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Breva has an assortment of interesting small plates. The marinated eggplant is a very small single portion and had mint in it which I didn't expect (and isn't noted on the menu). Favorite dishes were the roasted mushrooms - savory and delicious, the butternut squash with the jamon chips and beluga lentils. the squid was OK but reminded me too much of a calamari app I'd get at a chain restaurant. I very much enjoyed the Nightengale cocktail and my dining partner had the Picon Punch which was not to his liking. We split a bottle of wine that was reasonably priced by restaurant standards.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Man oh man the food!! The Rib Eye, so so good! The roasted potatoes, the Mushrooms!! What! You can't go wrong

GN
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Mediocre food, otherwise a total disaster. Extremely slow service. I waited 10 minutes for a glass of wine. When I asked I was told “we have very complicated drinks and bar orders get backed up.” Then change the drinks or get more bartenders. The waiter was not. easily found during the meal. The check was inaccurate. Everything about the night was a hassle. We just wanted out!

J
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal but our waitress went on break and didn’t tell us leaving us to flag down another waiter to take our order

S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant and hotel are beautiful, the service was great! The portion sizes are small and to be honest, the main dishes were ok. We started off with 2 different appetizers (the fried oysters and the hamachi), both were great. For our main dishes we had the muscles and the lamb, both were meh. The drinks were delicious so I have no problem coming back for that but probably won't dine here again.

MS
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I wish I could review the food. But after making a reservation and arriving early to it, we waited 40 minutes. Everyone who arrived after us was seated. We were told multiple times that they were clearing the table, setting the table and printing menus (apparently they kept running out of food). When I looked into the dining room, only half the tables had people at them.

Since it was my boss's birthday, we left to find somewhere else to eat. So zero stars for service. I can't judge on food since we never ate there, but Open Table forced a rating to submit this.

CG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We made a reservation on open table but when we showed up, the hostess was completely overwhelmed. It seems the restaurant didn't plan well given the large conference in town and the JT concert taking place that same night. Diners came and took forever to leave, backing up the reservations. Once we were seated, the meal arrived quickly, but it did not live up to the hype - and because we were seated late, we were rushed to get back to our other events.

C
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent, only drawbacks were service, to-wit: we ad a 5:30 sitting, one server started and for some reason we were assigned another and had to go thru preliminaries once again. Then at the end of the meal there was a mix-up at the cashier ( or whomever does the financial transactions) mixed up the checks and credit cards between two tables, which was corrected . We left the table with more receipts than we would have at a CBS checkout. We are awaiting our card statement to see if all was corrected.

p
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

This would be the first and very last time I come to this restaurant. The food is not to die for and the service is terrible. Wish I can travel back in time and let myself know not to waste my time & money in such a restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is just outstanding! From the moment you walk in until you leave. I will come here again and again and again.
Great food and drinks but it is the people that work at this restaurant what makes it super special.

J
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food paired with a good wine recommendation

KA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Interesting experience, but way too loud. Tables in the hotel lobby/bar area is a bad idea. Food was outstanding, wait staff very attentive. The lounge style seating and large table made us feel like Bruce Wayne and Vicki Vale at first 🤣. Hope they make some adjustments.

T
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , nice service

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Hostess was rude and staff seemed like they were overwhelmed. Wouldnt recommend this place.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

While the restaurant had lovely ambiance, our reservation was honored very late because the restaurant was busy and all our food was served cold, even frozen in some circumstances. The restaurant had great drinks, but I wouldn’t recommend this place for food or any special occasion.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was delicious in a very nice setting.

OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day...

K
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and staff.