Permanently Closed - Good Measure

4.7
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156 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Good Measure is a wine-centric restaurant featuring farm-to-table/wine country cuisine from around the world. We have a rotating by the glass program that represents wine from up to 12 wine producing countries, and a bottle list ranging back to the 1950s. 6 beers on draft are available, as well as a small bottled/canned beer list. Our kitchen closes nightly at 10pm.

At Good Measure we have a few different seating options: 2 top/4 top/6 top tables, bar seating, our Somm Bar counter, and our outdoor patio bar seating. please contact the restaurant directly if you would like to speak about large parties!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Farm-to-table, Californian, French
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Hours of operation
Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(323) 426-9461
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mike Garber
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Private party facilities
Private table in our wine cellar for up to 8 guests avail Thurs, Fri, or Sat nights!
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Private party contact
Sophie: (818) 519-4509
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
​Larga Avenue
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Parking details
Free Public Lot, Neighborhood Street Parking, City Meters
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

low key excellent food casual ambience. great neighborhood place.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Mike Garber is the most underrated chef in Los Angeles, he and Matthew Kaner have created a sanctuary space for people who love food & wine.
Go tonight, it will change your life.

CJ
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is terrific. A nice array of various eats. Terrific wine list. Casual atmosphere. Friendly, welcoming staff. All this makes for a great time, whether dining solo or with a group of friends. Highly recommend!

JE
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

After an event in Glendale, I had a large group of about 21 who wanted to get together at table, enjoy wine, food and each other's company. Arrangements were made a few weeks before with Sophie and Matt. They provided a terrific experience and made sure we were taken care of and comfortable. Much gratitude to them to help make memories for me and my group of friends.

AG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the BEST service! My boyfriend and I both have food allergies and the server was incredibly accommodating and knowledgeable. Food was fantastic, the wine list is great, and we can’t wait to come back! Thanks for making us feel so welcome.

JA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, fantastic wine! The restaurant is cozy and feels really inviting.

w
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the service was great. I will be back, like the Terminator.

N
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! I was surprised it was packed. Great service.

RK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal! So many delectable gluten free options! Beautiful selection of wine, great recommendations, stellar service!

OT
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was perfect. We loved everything we ate that night.

GW
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I give this restaurant high ratings because it delivers such a welcome experience - food, ambiance, service - in a quieter neighborhood. I appreciate that they've decided to give their attention to a limited number of wines and dishes. We've been twice, with two different sets of friends, and each time our table has been pleased. Just when I thought I was over the repetitive Brussel Sprout, they served a bowl that was like BS popcorn! I would go back for the fries alone....and a glass of wine.

N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Enjoyed all the small plates that we ordered. Also had great wine.

MM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Recommend this restaurant! Loved the atmosphere and the service. Menu was varied and interesting!

AK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a nice evening at Good Measure. The space is lovely with enough space between tables for good conversation. The service was generous - they always offer a taste of the wine you want to try. They obviously have a passion and care about their customers. The food is yummy.

N
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

I hate giving bad reviews to restaurants but I can’t let this one go. I was super excited to try and have dinner at Good Measure because of all these great reviews in Yelp. So I said let’s give it a try. So we went for dinner a couple of days ago, and I would say that their food DID NOT measure at all!
We ordered the Coq Au Vin and the chicken was so bland and didn’t taste like anything French dish at all! I am so sad for this restaurant, because I am not sure where they are going with their dishes? If French or American?
The grilled octopus was so chewy and lacking flavor and not grilled at all! Everything was bland and blah!!!
We are foodies so we know exactly what good food taste like. We know exactly where to go for a particular dish.

I hope that they check or revise their menu and maybe find a real French chef.

Good Measure - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 20, 2019

Nestor, first off I wanted to thank you for dining with us at Good Measure. Our "ON TOUR" part of the menu is currently inspired by French dishes, still executed by our chef, Mike Garber. We find inspiration in food made in wine country all around the world, and we wanted the menu to showcase this. I am sad to hear that you feel our food didn't measure up. Hopefully you'll give us another chance. Best, -Matthew Kaner (Owner | Good Measure)

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MD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed with Good Measure. Service is always friendly. It's the best food in the neighborhood since our old favorite Canele closed.

BH
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

The food was fine. Just fine. The ambiance however was not. We were hoping for a romantic dinner... and should've done a little more research before coming to Good Measure.

GG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Didn’t know what to expect and was very happy we gave it a try. Definitely going back.

Good Measure - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 20, 2019

Hey Gordon, Thanks so much for dining with us and sharing your experience. We truly appreciate it and hope to see you again soon! Best, -Matthew Kaner (Owner | Good Measure)

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P
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cute wine bar type restaurant in Atwater! Must try if You’re in the area

j
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved our first dinner at Good Measure. Service was attentive. Atmosphere was lively. A restaurant with a glass front probably ought to invest in some tapestry or curtains to help absorb & deaden the bouncing sound of voices and glassware. In any case, we enjoyed two small plates that we shared -- Grilled Octopus, with barbecued squash, red pepper aioli, and pureed eggplant, was cooked to perfection, succulent & soft on the inside. And, the shaved raw cauliflower and watermelon radish salad topped with pine nuts, raisins and a champagne vinaigrette, which was delightful. My wife enjoyed the wild mushroom risotto as her main. I had a marvelous preparation of grilled whole branzino, filleted, seved in a beurre blanc sauce, with shaved fennel and slices of blood orange and lemon cooked inside. lovely. Wine options were good. Although the chardonnay we had was served too cold for being able to taste the favors with food. Still, Good Measure jumps to the top of our list as an inexpensive (dinner for 2 with wine cost @$120.00), casual neighborhood favorite.

Good Measure - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 20, 2019

Thanks so much for dining with us at Good Measure, and for your great review! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, -Matthew Kaner (Owner | Good Measure)

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C
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy bueno todo, excelente!

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KB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! Food was delicious and not ridiculously expensive - < $100 for 2, with 2 drinks each, 2 appetizers, and 2 main courses. Comfortably busy. Attentive service. Highly recommend the branzino. Will come back with vegan daughter, as many vegan options.

GS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Measure is a hidden treasure. Simple menu, perfectly executed. Great wine list. Fantastic staff. Go here by yourself, or on a date, or with friends, and no matter what you will probably enjoy it!

b
San Antonio
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal - delicious, esp the vegetarian ratatouille. Desserts were excellent. Service was quite good! appreciate a restaurant that keeps the noise level down.

R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful find! Great wine, excellent food creatively prepared, relaxed and casual, good service and very friendly and knowledgeable.

RP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Super cute, delicious, clean food and they have a winemaker in residence a few days a week. It's a pretty space and nicely done. Nice for a nice, not too casual dinner.

MK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, terrific wines, wonderful service. An all around lovely evening. Go and Enjoy.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Loved our small plate selections - a cornucopia of tastes. Our wine choices were offered as tastes first, which was nice as we changed our mind. Hope this place does well.

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

Excellent food and service and they were kid friendly

m
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good Measure is a comfortable small plates restaurant offering boutique wines by the glass or bottle. Welcome lighting, comfortable seating, and a smart, judiciously sized menu accommodate most tastes and, in our case, assured quality in each plate. We literally had soup to nuts - with fish, meat, vegetables and dessert. The semifreddo was 'meraviglioso.'

MJ
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent wine and beer selection. Their Coq Au Vin was delicious and the Grilled Octopus sublime. Warm and gracious service.

Good Measure - Permanently Closed
Responded on January 29, 2019

Thanks so much for dining with us! We would love to see you again soon. Cheers! -Matthew Kaner (Owner | Good Measure)

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c
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely dinner at Good Measure! Everything was delicious and the ambience was relaxing. Great date spot! Excellent wine list!

AM
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and wines at this Atwater neighbourhood restaurant. Not quite a hidden gem, but plenty of people don’t yet seem to know about this place, and they should!

m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were superb, and the wine recommendations were spot-on

MU
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience! Food was delicious and the service outstanding. Highly recommend!

b
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, inventive and interesting food. Great atmosphere. Great staff. A wonderful addition to Atwater Village.

S
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Here's an excellent little find of fine dining in the Atwater Village area... great wine and perfect for foodies + hipsters.

JP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary at Good Measure and it was the perfect spot. We loved the wine selection and the cheese board was one of the best we had ever had. We both loved our meal and shared everything that came to the table. Our waiter even helped us find the perfect wine by letting us taste 5 different kinds before landing our our favorite. The parking here also couldn't be easier, tons of open spots behind the restaurant made for a perfect start of the night. Go check this place out, you won't be disappointed.

OT
Los Angeles
93 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a very good meal at Good Measure, going after reading about this place twice in two different magazines in the same week. We had grilled octopus, the charcuterie, persimmon speck and burrata salad, chickpea fries, and the crispy pork rillette. All were really well prepared and delicious. In fact, we liked the crispy pork rillette and the octopus so much we ordered two more plates! I'd dare say the octopus was just about the most tender of any octopus dish I've ever eaten--and I have a lot. The char on the octopus was perfect. They have a great wine list (they don't have a license to serve spirits) and wine we had with our meal was different from ordinary offerings and quite good. Will definitely be going back here.

p
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant to dine. Casual and elegant. Amazing wine selection. Wonderful food.
Can't wait to go back!

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