Cattle & Claw

3.9
328 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
This pop-up eatery has a single purpose: to give in-the-know omnivores a place to enjoy two of the world's favorite foods - lobsters and burgers.

Cattle & Claw is an easy-to-love restaurant located in the heart of Los Angeles' best-known foodie destination. There are no velvet ropes here, no stuffy vibe at Cattle & Claw, all you need is a laid-back attitude, a love of beef and lobster and a touch of So Cal casual cool.
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AG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and the food was delicious. Had a great time with my wife and will definitely come back for more!

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LP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was subpar at best for the price. Service was lacking did not check on us at all. Food came out cold and had not flavor. Was very disappointed.

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P
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was good but the food was not there with flavor. Our bisque was super watered down and our short ribs pasta was super bland. We were celebrating our 6 year anniversary and we were a bit disappointed. Not impressed specially after wanting to try cattle and claw for so long. Lastly, we couldn’t even get the dessert we wanted because it had run out very disappointing.

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JJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great place for a double date with friends. Comfortable, not too loud and good drinks. Close to Largo for a preshow dinner. Food is good not great.

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j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

nice place, great service, food was good but not outstanding.

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b
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The most disappointing food I can remember in my dining experience. The Lobster bisque was thin and devoid of Lobster. Why not service hot water? The Lobster pizza was without any sense that a lobster was anything but held over it a some point. And fair time for the Short rib pasta dish, it's sauce was a thin soup. I left most of every dish. The wait staff are kind and deserve to work for a much better establishment. I understand food and love to cook. I would never service or EAT this level of cooking. You must know this. If not just try the dishes that I did. I promise you too will be disappointed.
Mark Ostrian

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was all forgettable. Nothing hit the mark. Usually there’s some savior but not last night.

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M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was good but the service was pretty awful. We were one of three parties and it took the server a good 20 min before he acknowledged us. It took another 20 min before we got our drinks. The place was empty too so it’s not like they were slammed. I won’t go back.

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L
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed out DineLA lunch. It's value was well over the price we paid, not some cheapo meal like some of the DineLA selections. I would go again.

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Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This is by far the worst Xmas meal ever.

I booked a table at 7 and arrived at 6.55 pm and was told that table is not available? By the time I sat down it was already 7.15 to 7.20 pm.

Secondly, the food was so bad. Can you imagine having your prime ribs cold? Majority of the foods were overcooked.

This is so bad and you need to pay for USD65 ++ with absolutely no value.

I left in an hour feeling upset

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Went for Christmas buffet ...wouldn't go back.

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g
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We were there for the Christmas dinner buffet. The food was good, but not amazing. Desserts were mediocre. Service was pleasant, but virtually non-existent. No one checked out table for 30+ minutes at a time. They weren’t even patticularly busy. We wouldn’t go back or recommend it.

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TC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Not enough claw in the buffet menu and food and desserts were average in taste
Not worth $65 per plate
Ambiance and service great though

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SC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We had Christmas lunch buffet. Food was good but nothing spectacular. Service was appropriately attentive.

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JS
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant inside of an upscale hotel in a great area. Able to sit on the patio with a heat lamp and was perfect temperature. Food was excellent and we chose a number of different lobster combinations which is presented in an elegant manner. Ambiance was very romantic, tables are not close together, and plants are plentiful so you feel as if you are dining in a garden. Our waitress was exceptional, explained all the dishes, and kept returning when we needed assistance. There is a separate bar area which also has its own small bite menu, but available in the main dining area. I would highly advise this lovely restaurant for a quiet, romantic dinner.

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SN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! We went for the cattle and claw #2, 2 burgers, 2 lobster rolls, 2 half lobsters, 2 fries and two salads! The lobster was cooked I perfection and the tarragon sauce that came with it was divine! We substituted the fries for truffle fries and would recommend those! Burger was juicy! No complaints! We will be back!

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ND
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Great food and great service! Try the lobster pizza!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service! Good food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is amazing! The service was great and the good was FANTASTIC! Definitely a favorite.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Thanksgiving

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RT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Very fine dining experience. Mellow atmosphere, friendly staff, nice selection of food. I would return for a future Thanksgiving. Not quite home made but solid fare. Desserts ruled, too. I thought it was pretty good value for the money.

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SD
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was cold , gravy sitting in a bowl no heat under it , doors were all open to outside & food was cold had to eat fast , but lovely room good desserts & friendly great service

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NH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

the short rib pappardelle was tasteless, bland, and the noodles were unevenly cooked and knotted together.
Avoid that dish.

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MC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The menu was much more limited than I had anticipated: hamburgers or lobster. It did seem a bit odd. The hamburger was very good, though!

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The food wasnt the greatest! Food was really bland. It was really empty as well. Especially for such a beautiful Sunday

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TG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for my brother's birthday as he wanted surf and turf and we wanted to try something new. The restaurant is inside the Sofitel Hotel. He did in fact order the Cattle and Claw Bone In with Whole Lobster. I ordered the Bone in and he shared some of his Lobster with me. Everything was delish, including our salads and cheesecake for dessert. Steaks were ginormous, but super flavorful and cooked just as we ordered. Lobster was sweet and succulent. The vibe was pretty quiet as there wasn't a big crowd when we arrived at around 6:45 pm. Service was excellent. We both left with food for the next day. Seems like the hostess may have sat us without picking up we had a reservation. Will be back to try some of the other items on the menu (e.g. Lobster Roll and Bisque)

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AA
Munich
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice French-flavored atmosphere, cosy outside dining and a very nice and attentive waiter.....Food was excellent, we had lobster bisque and lobster as main dish....

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome everything. I mean, lobster and a burger?? Come on!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Ambiance was wonderful! Food was meh! Not a great deal of flavor but edible. I give a 4.5 because of everything else.

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M
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They only have two things on the menu - Burgers and Lobsters in various incarnations and combinations. Everything we had was super delicious and it was all reasonably priced (I would go as far to say inexpensive). My only complaint is that they uncharge for everything - sauces, cheese, etc. But the meal, with booze and dessert only came out to $50 per person

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SG
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Mojitos! Good food! The atmosphere was great!

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b
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Steer clear of the brunch menu. The items on the regular menu looked good as they passed by on their way to tables, but the brunch menu was a big disappointment.

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S
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster roll and truffle fries are a killer combination! Such a pretty patio and vibes. Super friendly staff as well!

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HD
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The food was just okay. Not bad, but not good. Service was wonderful and ambiance on the lovely patio was great. I had the lobster salad that had no flavor and the other person in my party had a lobster roll that he wasn't crazy about.

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AH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The cattle and claw was great! My friends loved their burgers and fries, the lobster was a bit over done and tasteless, the sauce was amazing for it though! The salad was also very good and the cocktails are on point. If I came back I might try a lobster roll instead. The outdoor patio is absolutely lovely I’d love to come back for brunch!

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JB
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great concept, just not executed well! Patio is beautiful but needs more refurbishment. Food wasn’t anything special.

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother’s birthday! We enjoyed our experience very much! At first we were seated outside but it was too hot so we asked to sit inside. The manager dropped by twice to ask how we were doing and even offered to take a beautiful pic of us outside in their garden.

The food was unremarkable. Filling yet refreshing and light at the same time. Loved the lobster tacos and lobster roll from their dinela menu!

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JB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! Went during dineLA — their lunch menu was the perfect size. Lobster roll is amazing, lobster tacos were INCREDIBLE, and the burger was very good. Such a cute, picturesque, quaint location — felt like eating in a garden!

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TC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Our seats were perfect. Couldn't be happier.

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g
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

$9 for a SLIDER with cheese is just plain ridiculous. i told the waiter it was being shared between two people...he didnt feel the need to just advise us of getting a regular sized burger for $3 more? instead of ill-advising people in our party to not get the salad for dinela’s first course and instead eat very dry lobster beigets that mostly went uneaten. wouldve also been nice if he informed us of the $2 per sauce fee when he not only suggested one, but two sauces for our fries! on top of that, he had the nerve to imply that ordering one family size order of fries werent enough for 5 of us. did not enjoy this experience, none of us will be back.

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