fundamental DTLA

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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 93 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The cornbread egg Benedict is too sweet for my liking

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E
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service and a great brunch place downtown.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a great experience with just a couple minor flaws. Service was excelent! Our servers and the owner/manager were great people. Food was good but a little cold and I was really bummed that their most famous plate was not available (Fried Chicken). Their wine flights were delicious and the Mexican beer great as well. Price was a bit steep for the amount of food you get, but not too bad.

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food tasted great and was reasonably priced for a downtown brunch spot. The waitress was very attentive and gave great food recommendations. We did not have drinks, but normally I would be interested in bottomless mimosas (however, I do feel 22 is a bit steep). I would come back.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food. It was so tasty. Price ? Unbeatable. Our server was very kind and friendly. Loved her vibe. I loved the place so much that I went the next day.

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CG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was phenomenal. Taste, presentation, creativity were all perfect. The salmon was cooked to perfection. I want to eat at fundamental every day!!

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EC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Loved my mediterean salad, but it needed more dressing and the chicken was dry. It was good with more dressing.
The ambiance was nice, but also nothing special.

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TM
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Love this place! Wonderful food and not overpriced. Portions are HUGE, so easy to split, plus a side to share (that free range chicken sandwich - yum!). Can get a loud with a peak noon crowd, but you can still talk.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

I normally don’t give negative reviews but the service was horrible that really prompt this. Although the food was delicious, I would not recommend coming back until they have better servers. We came here to celebrate a friends birthday and could only meet for brunch at 10am in downtown LA. Just shortly after all of our food arrived, (11am) our server told us that the table was reserved for another party at 12pm...and we would only be able to stay till then. Honestly the restaurant wasn’t even 1/2 filled yet. After that we were constantly rush to clear our bill and have our food packed for Togo! I’d definitely ask management in the future to let customers know when at the time of seating they have time limitations. I’ve been to more popular restaurants where the staff mentions that immediately so that you are aware. Thus making the dinning experience a bad vibe! Honestly we weren’t planning to stay too long but the server was just rude for rushing us.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If only they had outlets I would stay all day, every day!

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NR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Came in for brunch on Easter Sunday - The service was great, food was good, nice location.

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AM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. Both food and service were impeccable. My reservation was for 5 people but needed to add 2 more to the table. They accommodated us without any questions. Table service was on point with the server constantly checking on us, and making sure all of our drinks are never out.

Food was simply delicious. Everyone raved about their dish. Thank you for the amazing brunch. Glad I got to share it with my family!

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DP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this restaurant. I have had lunch here twice and dinner once. I love the decor. The servers are always friendly and the food is amazing. The only thing that was a little disappointing was the serving size of the delicious cornbread. I wish it was a little bigger for sharing. I cannot wait to try brunch and the oysters with wine.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the weekend brunch and it was all great. Service and food were on point. Price was good for the quality and value of the food.

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V
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. They were able to seat us immediately with the reservation. The table/space was cramped for a party of 6. Would like to have some hooks under the table for our bags since space was tight.

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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
9 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
3 reviews
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
Los Angeles
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
34 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
152 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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