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Edendale

3.9
493 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fusion / Eclectic
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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About

Edendale is a full-service restaurant, bar and event space offering primarily American cuisine. Chef Paul Downer created a menu that focuses on comfort food from various regions of the United States including California, New England and the South. Edendale is constructed in what was originally Los Angelos Fire Station 26 all the way back in 1924. Many silent film studios were housed nearby during that time, and it has several photographs on the wall commemorating that period of American cinema.

The menu has a little bit for everybody depending on your preference. Edendale's specials include a braised oxtail, roasted tomato linguine and Patagonia toothfish to name a few. The bar has a wide selection of craft beer, premium spirits and fine wines for diners to pair with their meal. Visit on the weekends for a brunch menu with plenty of specials on mimosas and Bloody Marys.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Every night from 5 PM
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Phone number
(323) 666-2000
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Paul Downer
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hyperion and Fletcher
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Parking details
Plenty of street parking and valet service every day after 6:30pm.
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Special events & promotions
No dogs except certified service animals (seeing eye, etc., NOT therapy animals) .
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
4.0
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3.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Comfortable interior. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. As for the restaurant itself, it could use a through cleaning, e.g., our table had specks of dried foot on it (as did a few others around us), had to return a dirty fork for a clean(ner) one, and the upholstery had some spots of dried stuff (hopefully it was food, not that that makes it any better) on it. Food was so so. My Bloody Mary was delicious.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2014

Not only was the service wonderful but the food was delicious. I celebrated my bday there for Sunday brunch. For a party of 15 everyone was satisfied with their dish. I had the shrimp and grits which was flavorful. Other people go the chicken and waffles, breakfast sandwich and a fancy salad. The plated presentation was also nice. Def going again, I want to try their dinner next time.

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4.0Dined on November 15, 2014

The food was innovative, delicious and fresh. The salmon with lemongrass was refreshing and perfectly prepared - tender and zesty. We also enjoyed the tilapia ceviche, and the old vine zin was so fruity and well-balanced.

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4.0Dined on November 8, 2014

The bar is the best thing about the place. Food is much improved over earlier days. But watch your step - dark and dangerous.

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2014

the staff is attentive and the food is amazing- loved it the second we walked in...from the decor to the overall vibe. hip spot, great food, cool vibe and fun staff!

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2014

Great spot for late night dining with a cool and easy two outside patios to choose from. A staple in the Silverlake and Los Feliz neighborhoods.

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4.0Dined on October 18, 2014

Located in an historical re-purposed firehouse in a difficult to find Silverlake/EchoPark location (my date got lost, stopped at a police station, and got wrong directions to the address), the food is quite good, especially for the price. Lovely outdoor area, inside rambles, several rooms. Inside, the music and noise in general was too loud (but, I am 65), but outside was great. Service was enthusiastic and efficient. The beet salad was terrific and the pork chop was quite good. I did not have desert. The wine list is shockingly affordable (I pay more for bottles of wine at discount than the most expensive bottle I saw on the menu).

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2014

The food was very delicious. There were four of us so we each had something different and everything was good. The wine list is very different and we were very happy with the bottle we chose. Beautiful setting on a busy street. Sat outside and it was lovely. Valet parking is $5.50 but very easy that way. It was truly a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on September 25, 2014

Turning a former firehouse into a beautiful restaurant is an excellent example of adaptive reuse. A very "green" concept. The food was great. I recommend the stonefruit and serrano ham salad. Our server, Jaqueline really made our experience wonderful. She was funny and entertaining and kept a smile on our faces. She was also efficient and did her job well.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2014

I love Edendale. The space is beautiful and the food is great.

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5.0Dined on September 12, 2014

Lovely historic building. We loved our meal and will be back.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2014

I enjoy the variety of influences on their menu; it's American fusion, with elements of Mexican and Asian flavors. We opted to sit outside, which features some noise from the street, but after 8PM it's minimized. The interior is welcoming, but the outside just feels better. We began with the jicama/stonefruit/goat cheese salad (recommended by server due to lactose intolerance) and the Tomatillo Pork Confit (with cheese on the side)--they were both very refreshing and flavorful without saltiness. Then we had the Vol-au-Vent, which tastes like a porky Thanksgiving dinner on a puff-pastry muffin and the Tuna Tartare. The fish is okay, but the green tea noodles are very clean in flavor--I would eat them w/o fish any day. No Dessert today :(

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2014

Edendale is our go-to place for a delicious, civilized dinner in a beautiful outdoor setting with no pounding music intruding on the experience.

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3.0Dined on August 26, 2014

It's an old firehouse. It's a fantastic venue. I love the food and the atmosphere. A real LA gem.

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2014

Great meal! Loved the pork chops and ox tail entree! Cauliflower side was delish...Comfort food heaven!

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5.0Dined on August 16, 2014

Loved everything about this place except that you have to walk through the very crowded hipster filled bar area which takes up the entire back of the restaurant to get to the bathroom which itself leaves a lot to be desired. The bar area wreaks as well, don't know if they were having plumbing problems the night we went but it was a very unpleasant experience. The front was perfect, beautiful, quiet, and smelled only like delicious food and wine so as long as you stay up there and don't need to use the restroom your night will remain unscathed! However if a jumping bar scene is what you're looking for you've found it here in the back. It was packed!

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2014

The food and service was amazing. Definitely a foodie place with a great bar scene or outdoor dinning. Loved the Salmon and the Ox tail is supposed to be great from what we smelled and saw...Will try the next time

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2014

Loved this restaurant. The ceviche is fantastic and so unique. Substantial pours on wine by the glass. Very interesting and creative menu and very friendly staff. Highly recommend it!

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2014

Enjoyed the food but honestly the star here was the service. Everyone was great. Our server was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2014

I loved the food, the atmosphere, the server.......it was perfect.....I will definitely be going back very soon.

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2014

Hadn't been in several years. It was a great experience and we would all go back.

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2014

-Food was good but for portions are a bit small for the price range
- street parking was easy
- patio was good size but no real view of anything / no real atmosphere
- 7:30 dinner for 6 with 2 kids ...by 10:30 everyone was antsy waiting on waitress for the check - took way too long to get the check ...

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2014

Eating out front on the patio was very enjoyable on a summer evening and the food was delicious! The waiter was very attentive at first but once we received our food we didn't see her until she brought the bill, even though we were interested in another drink and desert. Overall, good experience at Edendale.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2014

Edendale Grill and the attached Mixville bar, is a place I highly recommend. The outdoor patio is so pleasant, as is the dining room. This former firehouse converted into this combo, hits the mark on many levels. The bar has a sophisticated, yet casual vibe, with an art-deco style to it. and a rear patio, great for group gatherings and smokers. The food is generally good, the atmosphere and feel of the place are way above average. One of my favorite Silverlake spots

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2014

The BEST wine list! Great food, great atmosphere

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2014

Very good. But my friend's a vegetarian and we had to put together a mix and match dinner from appetizers, etc. Would be nice if there were a couple of simple pasta dishes for a main course.

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1.0Dined on May 31, 2014

The food really sucks beyond belief! And it is so overpriced it's nuts!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2014

One of the things I love about Silverlake is all the fabulous little eateries around the neighborhood. This is one of Silverlake's gems. Every trip to The Edendale is a delicious and delightful experience. This time around I tried their Vol-au-Vent. Puff pastry filled with tender beef short rib, pasta, mushrooms, peas, shallots, balsamic caramelized onions, with a dijon-worcestershire glaze, and a cream/butter whip. Our server called it "Heaven on a plate" and she did not lie. The Edendale is established in a former fire house. Great ambience and friendly staff. A Silverlake treasure to be sure. Yes.... I really like the place :-)

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1.0Dined on May 26, 2014

The calamari was the toughest I've eaten at any restaurant. My girlfriends beet salad was edible but oddly constructed. The shrimp and polenta, which is apparently a signature dish, was mediocre at best. The shrimp were overcooked, the polenta was hard and the sauce was underwhelming. My girlfriend didn't even eat her tacos they were so bad. There are so many amazing restaurants in LA why waste your time on this one?

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2014

The location and building of Edendale are both interesting and it may have it's act together better in the evening scene. We went with our son and his girlfriend (on his recommendation) for a late Sunday brunch. It was next to empty at 2:00 p.m and the staff seemed to be napping but eventually they came around and took our orders from a limited and not very interesting brunch menu. The food was OK but nothing to get excited about. On the other hand, the prices were reasonable. I would have been willing to pay more, however, in this location if the food was a bit more exciting and with more variety.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2014

We went to Edendale to celebrate a birthday alfresco and it was everything it was promised to be -- great food, fun historic location, sumptuous cocktails and attentive but not overly fussy service. A real gem.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2014

We've been to Edendale with only adults and also with children and the service is always consistently great. The staff treat all customers, young and "old" with respect.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2014

Great ambiance in this old refurbished firehouse. A vibrant bar and outdoor courtyards and still quiet enough to enjoy conversation.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2014

I love this place. The food is great, the location adorable, and the servers are very sweet. The cocktails are yummy! Just beware that if you sit on the wooden bench in the front patio area, your clothing may suffer. It needs to be sanded BADLY -- I snagged my dress in two places. :-(
I should have mentioned it to the server but I really didn't want to dampen our evening.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2014

The food selection is interesting, very American New. My only complaint was service was a bit slow. It seemed like it took a solid amount of time before the food came out. It also took awhile to get our check. The outdoor patio is great though. They had heat lamps available and the water fountain in the front created a great atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2014

We came here for my husband's birthday and had a great experience. Our server was amazing and all of the bussers and other servers we came in contact with were so friendly. The food was great, though they don't have a very large selection. They have a great wine list with plenty of reasonably priced options. I think we've found our new special occasion spot.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2014

Was going to the Echo Theater and needed a good place to eat beforehand. What a great find. Great cocktails and yummy food. The small plate shrimp in adobo sauce on a bed of polenta was not so small. The hangar stead delicious and the bread pudding with vanilla ice cream just made us all smile.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2014

Met my friend's for dinner. It was difficult to find as I am not from the area. Former firehouse. Get interior with many, many rooms. Food was good, not great. My salad dressing had no flavor at all. Beet salad with wasabi looked and tasted great. Friends had puff pastry with braised shortribs in it. Said it was very good. I tasted and thought it rated a good. Big selection from appetizers, to small plates, hamburger, salads, main courses. Bread pudding was outstanding. Peanut butter/chocolate dessert was way to rich. Just one bite could do you in.

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2014

Nice place, reasonably good food, and nice people, but our service was, unfortunately, really truly terrible.
It took them 40 minutes to get our order, brought us food that had been sitting for too long, and took them almost an hour to get us our meal.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2014

After dealing with the busy traffic on Rowena, I wasn't in the best mindset walking into Edendale. No matter - the host was so welcoming and genuine that I immediately began to relax. Nice cozy table, and our server was perfect, didn't rush or ignore us, made suggestions. The short rib salad is actually a salad - didn't think that was possible - with perfectly spiced short rib under the greens. Wine list was well priced, and cocktails were creative. We were a bit disappointed by the pork tacos, not enough spice on the meat itself, but our server was happy to bring us sriracha when we asked. Make sure you have dessert - the bread pudding is beyond amazing!

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