Went for brunch. They water down the bottomless mimosas with soda water.
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.
Awesome wine list, interesting cocktails, and delicious food. Great atmosphere and service. I will be a regular!!
Great food, amazing service, and the beautiful decor!
Nice spot - looks good, tastes good, they treat you well and it isn’t too expensive. Recommended!
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.
Knowledgeable server, very attentive. Pork chop had us perb flavor and fabulous craft cocktails. Must visit.
Overpriced and not super tasty.
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.!
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!
Great food, lots of options, very pleasant sommelier with memorable recommendations/selections.
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.
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.
Great attention to detail. Plating was great and the music selection was fantastic. Would definitely dine there again
Modern and comfortable. Great service with yummy food. We will definitely be back.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Our food was delicious! And the service was great. The short rib papparadelle was amazing
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.
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!
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.
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.
Amazing food , took my family for brunch on a Sunday! Chilaquiles were amazing . Loved the atmosphere
Service and food were incredible, would highly recommend
Thank you for accommodating our requests. Service by Nick was outstanding!
I have been a regular at Fundamental L.A. from the beginning and wanted to try their new downtown place. the menu is terrific, they have a great cocktail list and the food was really nice. I would go gain
Love coming here when I want a quality meal and quick dining experience. Chicken salad is light and delicious. Burger is most and chicken torta is seasoned. Service can be a bit slow at times while on your lunch break.
First time eating at Fundamental, but definitely not my last. The 7th and Grand area is packed with good restaurant options so I hadn't made it to here before, but it came up on Open Table and I was looking for a new place to have a business lunch and it turned out to be a great choice.
We said inside although there is also outdoor seating on the patio. The menu upon first glance is pretty simple, breakfast items (including a breakfast burrito served all day, one of their signatures i'm told), sandwiches, and salads, plus some optional pre-made sides from their deli takeout case.
I'm currently on a 12-week meat and veggies program, so I had a kale caesar with grilled chicken and the tomato bisque, my lunch mate had the avocado toast, and we shared a side of the Brussel sprouts. Everything tasted delicious, very fresh and flavorful.
I am definitely planning to come back once I incorporate carbs back into my diet, because every sandwich I saw come out of the kitchen looked better than the last, and they all looked amazing. If they taste even half as good as they looked it will be worth the return trip to try them out.
I had lunch a few days prior at Bottega Louie a few doors down, which is great food but way too noisy to have an actual conversation in. Fundamental had the perfect laidback, cozy atmosphere to have a relaxing and enjoyable business lunch.
Tasty food and cocktails. Loved the tuna tostada and bone marrow dishes. Very friendly and attentive service.
For a Friday night, it was very quiet but the food was excellent and so was the service. It seems to be more of a breakfast and lunch place but I have to say the dinner fare was quite tasty.
Came here for brunch. The servers were nice but it was a very small menu.
Great service. The high top chairs are a little uncomfortable but everything else was nice.
The food menu is not extensive, but there is something for most tastes. We shared fried chicken sandwich, short rib pasta, and brussel sprouts, all were delicious!! The staff was very helpful. We would definitely go back the next time we are in LA.
I dined here for lunch during Dine LA Restaurant Week. The sandwich I had was just okay. The crust of the bread was really hard. I was not able to eat it. I ended up removing all of the crust and just ate the middle part of the bread. If a different bread was used, I would have liked it. The hostess was not very competent. I had made a reservation through Open Table. I told her as I walked in that I have a reservation. She seated us. One hour later, I received an email from Open Table saying "sorry, we missed you." I had to talk to the hostess to informed her that we had just finished eating and that we are here.