Kass Wine Bar + Restaurant

4.6
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39 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

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About

Arriving in the United States in 2001, Émé made his way to Los Angeles as Executive Chef at the highly revered L’Orangerie where he challenged perceptions and French cooking technique by renouncing cream and butter sauces in favor of complex layered emulsions and natural jus. In 2005, Émé embarked on his first solo Los Angeles venture and opened the critically lauded Ortolan on West Third Street, where he showcased his impeccable haute cuisine. Shortly after Ortolan debuted in 2005, Émé was honored by Food & Wine as one of the “10 Best New Chefs” and subsequently earned a Michelin star in 2007. After setting a higher standard for the next generation of French restaurants, Émé is now moving in a new direction by introducing KASS Wine Bar + Restaurant.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French, French American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–9:45 pm
Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(323) 413-2299
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Christophe Émé
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd St
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 39 People Are Saying
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M
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So sorry to see you go!!! Everyone was always friendly, and the food AMAZING!
You will be missed......

MR
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love chef Emé! My friend came all the way from Germany last minute to have dinner at least two last times before it was over. The food is artistic and some of the best you will find. He didn’t earn that Michelin Star for nothing! Merci chef. See you soon!

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s not the first time I have been there. The food is always great. The waiter suggested a really good bottle of wine which it was reasonably priced.

SS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Disappointed

R
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an exceptional meal provided by Christophe Eme and his team. The service was wonderful as well. This is such a great addition to the La Brea area. Several of us are in the wine biz, and we were very impressed with the unique and well-priced choices on their list.

LG
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable birthday dinner! We had the charcuterie plate, scallops, and the lobster mushroom risotto, then ended with yogurt sorbet. The wine we chose was the Hirsch Riesling. Everything was prepared perfectly. We will definitely go back to try other items. I liked that the restaurant was not noisy so that we can carry on a decent conversation. Chef Eme prepared everything himself and it was entertaining to watch him working diligently at every dish in the open kitchen.

p
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a terrific place. I don't think another restaurant in town is doing more creative and delicious food.
Service is spot-on. The wine list is well selected to pair with the food. I've been several times and can't wait to go back.

C
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food and great wine list. The place is not very big. So, secure your spot!

F
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, well prepared and delicious flavors. If you love mushrooms as I do, then current menu would please you...lots of chanterelles, porcini and morels! Just heaven for me! Going back in 2 weeks before morels go out of season.

OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner from the top French chef, Christophe Emé. It’s great to have him back in a restaurant kitchen.

MC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Memorable dining experience that happened to be in walking distance from our daughter's apartment. Appreciated the details of the design, the locally sourced flatware, the attentiveness of the staff, but the food is what we'll remember most. The combinations of ingredients, well executed and beautifully presented, are an absolute delight that reflects a great chef fully enjoying his craft. Bravo.

M
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a winner. Amazing cuisine great service in a relaxed setting

DN
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a wonderful addition to the LA dining scene. The service was excellent and the food was meticulously prepared. The wine selection was eclectic and delicious. Despite the cozy room, the service was unrushed and noise level was fine. I can’t wait to get back for another meal.

DD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful 3-course dinner that was a wonderful experience with this gorgeous new restaurant. Servers were knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. Could see Christophe meticulously working the food in the kitchen. Really enjoyed the experience and the delicate flavors developed in the menu. Great ambiance and look forward to trying a daytime experience here.

OT
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most approachable yet exquisite dining experiences in Los Angeles. Our food from the salmon to a vegan mushroom dish to spectacularly understated and beautiful desserts were simply divine. Also enjoyed a great 100% gamay grape wine... complex and enjoyable!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Bougie staff which is expected if hotspot and/or if food was amazing but neither happened. They gave us a really bad table saying they were going to fill up - never happened - then left us sitting with empty wine glasses and no check. Would not return or recommend. Sad evening out :(

p
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Dine LA MENU was SUPER good value. Went twice in a week.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place. Cannot recommend more highly!!

AK
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent presentation and food by a Michelin chef!

AN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and incredible food & wine. Highly recommend.

JT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Slipped a lot since we were last there. Snooty reservation taker; untrained waitstaff; food not all presented at once. What happened? We thought it was going to be a star in the neighborhood. Hope not an indication of things to come

m
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place! Great service and overall feel. The food was very tasty, tough entrees were a bit pricey for the position size. Also, wish the wine by glass offering was larger, but decent none the less. It's also great that the restaurant isn't too loud. Great place for a romantic dinner!

DW
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every item was an experience unto itself. The beef cheek was incredible. The lamb shank was braised to perfection. The risotto with porcini mushrooms and prosciutto was amazing. The desserts were the perfect end to an outstanding meal. Will return again soonest.

M
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite French kitchen here;)

M
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual 🙏

LL
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We were there for 2h 30 min. Waited for 2 hours to be seated and get our food.
Just the dessert took an hour to be served.
Need a lot of improvement.

JD
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, attentive, sociable, timely and knowledgeable service! Gus is a wellspring of wine knowledge.

MV
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place exceeded my expectations. The food was delicious and the wine list was amazing. Every price point you could imagine. The server was lovely. You could actually hear the conversation which was awesome.

SP
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Kass Wine Bar definitely stand to its outstanding French culinary and a birthday celebration.
Chef Christophe E’me’ is creating each plate with love and tasteful ingredients.
Potato Gnocchi swirl with mushroom is delight, braised beef cheek in wine is so French and caramelized kumquats with touch of yogurt took it to another level.
Great choice of red wine, should got a bottle to take home.
A true love of food experience!
I would definitely be back again very soon and looking forward to try the apple pie which need to be ordered 45 minutes in advance, wish I knew.
Love the ambiance and decor, simple but yet sophisticated.
Sharona Pony.

W
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good experience

K
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We are very happy that Kass came to our neighborhood. We have dined there 3 times and I enjoy the vibe but Saturday night was really off! There are only a couple of foods that I really dislike and Gnocchi is one one them. I completely avoid it. I ordered the most expensive entree on the menu (aged NY steak). It is supposed to come with mashed potatoes but the chef ran out because another table ordered a side of mashed potatoes. He actually put what I hate most as a substitute! Dreaded gnocchis!!!
Chef looked really stressed so I let it be but I was very disappointed in presentation and substitutions without asking me first!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing, would recommend to everyone!

DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a marvelous time dining here the other night. The staff here truly is attentive, professional and kind. The food was truly remarkable and was prepared with perfection. My husband had the sweetbread and I had the lamb shank. Both of these dishes were incredibly delicious and prepared perfectly. The lamb was so tender and fell off the bone. Yummy! What a great new addition to the neighborhood! We will most definitely be back!

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

The Somm, wine, and food were absolutely spectacular. Our server was fine, but compared to the rest of our dining experience, she was mediocre at best. When asked about a specific item on the menu, she basically read the menu back to us and made several mistakes and spills during the course of the meal. Nitpicking her, she was lovely. The Somm was knowledgable and approachable and made an excellent wine recommendation. The seating between tables is close, and our noisy/drunken neighbors were very loud, so conversation across the table was difficult at times. Every bite was incredible, and we had the best oysters of our lives. Strongly recommend.

OT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food presentation and piquant taste. Upscale minimalist architectural design.

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M
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Each time we return we are so happy we did. What a talented chef!!!!

PM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first trip to Kass. Loved it. The service was excellent and the food was very unusual and delicious. I will be happy to return and again eat at this wonderful restaurant.

FM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere. Quality food. Flavors a bit subdued but the seafood was very fresh. Cod was fresh but not too flavorful. Apple tart could be crispier. Felt good after meal. I liked that it was not super rich and heavy.

s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal and service was exceptional!! The chef and staff made the birthday celebration incredibly special. We recommend highly and look forward to going back soon.