fundamental DTLA

4.5
78 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Fundamental DTLA is a seasonal American restaurant with craft cocktails and natural wine in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles.

Specials

DTLA Power Hour (4-6p)

1/2 dozen Oysters + prosecco $15
Happiest Meal - Burger + Fries + Beer $15
$7/8 Cocktails, $7 Wine, $5 Beer, and snacks to boot!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 6, 2019

Ends: March 7, 2118

Availability: Tue-Sat 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 78 People Are Saying
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j
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! The aji sauce was delicious, even on the side of the breakfast burrito; the eggs plate was humongous; the French toast was the perfect portion; and the fried chicken sandwich was on point. Solid service, too. We especially enjoyed the 90s R&B playlist, lol. Don’t skip on the bloody marys - they were fantastically spicy!

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d
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and would likely return. Unfortunately we hoped for one more bottomless mimosas, but they would not allow it because brunch was over. It would have been best if we were aware of an end time. Otherwise, everyone was wonderful.

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Said they were closed when we arrived even though we had made a reservation on open table.

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London
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Went for breakfast. Our server was fantastic, very attentive and went above and beyond. Food was ok, we had breakfast burrito and granola. Milk in our coffees was burnt.

3/5

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JW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I really had high expectations for Fundamentals because it was suggested by hotel concierge at the Intercontinental. However, both the food and service was poor during brunch. I ordered bottomless mimosas & due to the slow service was only able to enjoy 1 refill before my party was done eating. We received only a single check-in from our server Jasmine during brunch, who seemed nonchalant to do anything other than take our payment.

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AL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, tasty food, and a beautiful atmosphere. The sweet potato hash was insanely good as was the breakfast burrito! We sat at the bar and both the bartender and barista were so lovely. We will definitely be coming back!

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LR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Relaxed DTLA restaurant. Food is excellent. Loved the egg sandwich. Would highly recommend for a casual bite!

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DA
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved loved loved my white cheddar grits!

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BM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had to wait 20+ minutes even though we had a reservation. The food was delicious.

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r
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

have been here a few times before, and service and food was excellent. yesterday, not so much. we had a server who was slightly inattentive and timid (perhaps new?), and our order took about double the time it usually takes for us to receive it and it seemed as if it had been sitting for some time. our tot order was half the size as usual, so perhaps there was also another cook that day. unsure if our server even thanked us upon tipping her, as her voice was so low. will be returning, but perhaps with a different server. overall it was a slight bummer.

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JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed this place and will definitely go again. We went there for breakfast on a Sunday and it was delicious. Staff were accommodating when we asked to sit near the windows.

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BG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentines dinner was delicious, and I would definitely come again. They accommodated for my friend for her seafood allergy. It was one of the best dinners I had in a long time. We felt welcomed, and attended to.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Went for brunch. They water down the bottomless mimosas with soda water.

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KK
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It's a nice enough place, nothing special that was on menu. We tried 3 different entrees, Bahn Mi, Protein plate and fried chicken sandwich. All were ok.......the ingredients did seem fresh and reasonable portions.

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Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome wine list, interesting cocktails, and delicious food. Great atmosphere and service. I will be a regular!!

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J
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, amazing service, and the beautiful decor!

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T
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice spot - looks good, tastes good, they treat you well and it isn’t too expensive. Recommended!

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j
Orange County
90 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This used to be my go to for salad. There's this kale caesar that I'm in love with. I ALWAYS get it. Not sure what happened this time, but their quality control went down. Either that or they couldn't handle the DineLA pressure. First of all, we sat down before a couple tables, but received our food after them. Then, the salad was tasteless - not what I'm used to here. Third, I ordered a glass of wine that was $17, but it was half a glass. What a waste of money! I could have bought that entire bottle for almost the same price. At least give me a full glass? Then, we had to ASK for the remainder of our DineLA meal. Overall a disappointing experience. This was my go to place, but I'm probably not going to go back for a while. There were positives though. My fiancé's breakfast burrito was delicious. They also accommodated my dog with a water bowl when I asked. Overall a really cute restaurant, but I think they failed this time due to their first time participating in DineLA. I would recommend dining on a regular day.

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JD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Knowledgeable server, very attentive. Pork chop had us perb flavor and fabulous craft cocktails. Must visit.

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m
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Overpriced and not super tasty.

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D
Los Angeles
151 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Came here for brunch and we are happy with the service, food and location. Parking is across and it’s easy to get to the restaurant using a crosswalk.
The restaurant is neat, bright and modern. We had the breakfast burrito which was delicious. Service was excellent.!

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G
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole meal was wonderful. Highly recommend the wine flight, as the somm is incredibly knowledgeable and the wines are quite unique. Will definitely be returning!

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T
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lots of options, very pleasant sommelier with memorable recommendations/selections.

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AH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Came here with a friend on a Friday night. I think it’s more of a brunch/lunch spot...it wasn’t busy. It happened to be DineLA with a special price fix menu ($39) for 4-course dinner.
The server wouldn’t let my friend and I split one dineLA menu, but we really wanted one of the vegan main course options that wasn’t available on the regular menu, so we each ordered from there and shared. The food was pretty good, and everything was cooked well. Some of the flavors were a little off for us, however. Portions were generous - would have been shareable even though the server claimed 1 dineLA dinner wouldn’t be enough for 2 people. Overall, I feel it was overpriced for what we got.
The best part of the meal was the wine flight - 3 wines chosen by the somm. He was INCREDIBLE - explained each wine in great detail, how and where it was made and all 3 were so different and beautiful. Will go back for wine/happy hour, but probably skip the food.

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B
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Food was not great - tuna salad sandwich was dripping in mayo. Service was friendly but forgetful (we asked for but never received share plates for a communal salad). Not sure if I want to go back.

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CL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great attention to detail. Plating was great and the music selection was fantastic. Would definitely dine there again

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JM
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Modern and comfortable. Great service with yummy food. We will definitely be back.

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T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A refreshingly low-key spot with refined cocktails and delicious food. Special shout out to the adult happy meal; burger, fries, and a beer for just $15.

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VK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for a pre theater dinner and they did a great job with the timing.
Would go back again especially for the Brussels sprouts

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PM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was great, however, the menu was very misleading which lead to our bill being a lot higher than we expected. My feedback would be to clarify the IPA/Lager served with the Happiest Meal and when someone orders it, clarify the beer selection. Overall, the food was good, but miscommunication and confusion left me unsatisfied.

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G
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent market trio - highlights were the tots, cargo rice, and beets. Recommended to all my coworkers for an awesome lunch. Will definitely be coming back!

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TC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chose fundamental DTLA for a work dinner (just coworkers) and was a little apprehensive about the small-ish menu as I wasn’t familiar with the groups culinary tastes. I didn’t have to worry.... everyone found something to be excited about and we all completely enjoyed every bite!
We wanted a bottle each of red & white wine and had fantastic overview of the wine list and descriptions of the options we were leaning towards.
Highly recommend this restaurant if you’re in downtown Los Angeles.

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CG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great brunch. We decided to come here before taking our daughter to the airport following Thxgvg . The menu was just long enough to provide creative twists on old favorites. for example I had the Eggs Benedict on Cornbread -- impeccably prepared and just different enough to add new flavors to a traditional entrée. at our table we had an Avocado toast with poached egg, an amazing egg sandwich and 2 orders of French toast (looked great when our neighbor ordered it!!). The drinks menu and wine list are every bit as creative. I started with a glass of Austrian "Orange: wine a Meinklang Graupert and then had a glass of Gamay from Domaine Thillardon. Both delightful (especially the Meinklang Graupert!!). Foodies will love the creativity. The restaurant is small, but bright and modern in its openness. We chose to sit inside as the morning was a little chilly. I can't wait to come back and try the restaurant's other offerings as well as visit their restaurant on Westwood in west Los Angeles.

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d
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The breakfast burrito, with its crunchy tater tots, is OUTRAGEOUS! I want another one now, please!!! Their sides, like the roasted cauliflower, are delicious, and the service is always good.

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EC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent - we showed up with extra people and they were very pleasant about it and made the seating work during a busy lunch rush. Food tasty too!

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H
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our food was delicious! And the service was great. The short rib papparadelle was amazing

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JL
Los Angeles
120 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The parking was not convenient as they have no valet on a very busy street and it is unclear where you can park, used the restaurant next door valet. The food was quite good was impresed with the fig salad. The fried chicken is good. the service was friendly.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good! Out waiter was very attentive, the service was quick and the food was good. Waiter gave us good recommendations on the sides: the tots and the cauliflower. Got the burrito and avocado toast as well. Waiter was helpful in helping us plan the portions for two people, though in the end we decided to order more so we had extra to take home.

Love the ambience and decors here. Always up to par!

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c
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FANTASTIC! All 4 guests at our table ordered the exact same thing and we all couldn’t rave about it enough (the breakfast burrito). We ordered a pitcher or some sort of vodka drink , although not our favorite thing, it was alright. Would definitely go back though.

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

We came in for a tasting for a possible catering option for our Corporate Christmas party. Everything was really delicious and the staff was very prompt, helpful. They provided us with a few extra samples. Overall the experience eating here was great. We would definitely come back for another visit.

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