Ladurée The Grove

4.4
124 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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Traditional French Restaurant and Tea Room
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday : 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday : 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday : 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(323) 456-0282
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 124 People Are Saying
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service
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was amazing.
My husband had the filet mignon, my son had the mini burgers and I had the chicken.
For dessert we ordered three different ones, my favorite was the rose cake.

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2.0Dined on July 30, 2018

The staff was very friendly, but didn't check in after food was served and were facing away from diners so hard to flag them.
Lobster roll was the tiniest thing I've ever seen--a bite sized piece of bread with something dry on it. Chocolate croissant was also very tiny with no chocolare in sight.
Nice to people watch, but too expensive for the quality of food.

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Service was sketchy, although there was one woman who seemed to be out managing all the tables on her own, even though we know there were at least two other servers, one of whom was ours. Food was dry, the chicken, and burgers overdone. The desserts were great.

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2018

The entire experience was very enjoyable. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and attentive. You're outside at The Grove, so there is a lot of activity all around, but none is distracting.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Splendid! Beautiful pastries and hot cocoa. Ate out on the patio.

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2.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Our dinners were dry and over cooked. We were so disappointed. Fortunately, dessert was great.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great food! Great service! We’ll definitely be back!

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

We loved the food but wished we had better service. Also I had mentioned it was a special occasion and they never Acknowledged that.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Laduree at The Grove is nestled in a beautiful setting and brings a bit of Parisian charm to LA.
The rose ice cream is a dream and the macarons are a must.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

It was a French restaurant and all the servers spoke french! The ambiance was quiet and comforting. They went above and beyond our expectations! My daughter's birthday was perfect because of their accommodations! Spectacular service!!!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Food and service are amazing !

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We had a wonderful lunch under the umbrellas beneath the trees. Gorgeous trees, a little bridge and a little waterfall. Great for photos too.

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2.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The food was so bad, the lemonade was bad, the hot chocolate was bad! They ran out of eggs so couldn’t make avocado toast! How can a restaurant with a bakery run out of eggs? I would never ever come back and it was a waste of $100! Do not eat here!

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Finally got to sit inside the restaurant for once, been waiting a whole year and I'm so glad. The food was a little different to me from when I came here last year to celebrate my birthday with my handsome babe. He wanted to make sure it was special as it was last year so he took me here again. We got a great view upstairs closest to where you can see the glass windows and look down and see the macarons. As for the food I think i prefer the lunch menu than the dinner menu. I would love to come back to try the brunch and afternoon tea. I order the 3 mini burgers for dinner and it was good but I wish the meat was more well done. I honestly love the macarons from Laduree more than any other place i go to. The only place I buy macarons is Laduree, and I will always come back.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Service took a little time but overall had a good experience.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Outdoor seating only. Was not expecting that. Everything was good but nothing to make this exceptional.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Lovely location - great food and even better desserts and hot chocolate!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Experience was great. We were really taken care of for my daughter's 13th birthday breakfast celebration!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I love this place, service was kind of slow , food was delicious, it was so beautiful inside.

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The actual food menu was pretty basic, I wanted to experience MACARONS. The selection was small, but most were very tasty. Chocolate was the flavor of a fudge brownie, rose, lavender and orange blossom were expectedly floral but pleasing. Stawberry Marshmallow was deliciously fruity. Good experience.

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2.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Afternoon tea at Lauderee The Grove was an underwhelming, disappointing experience. Instead of being seated in the cute dining room for afternoon tea, we got the "dining in a mall" experience outside. The tea sandwiches were unappetizing, the madeleine was oily and flavorless, and the other pastries were mediocre. We had better macarons in the airport that morning. The only thing we *really* enjoyed was the tea, so we will not be back.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Salmon was ok but steak is not flavorful. Good portions for dieters. Dinner seating is limited to outdoors. It’s a nice setting.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The setting, under shade trees next to a pond, was spectacular on a sunny Southern California day. Great place to take out-of-towners for a taste of life in L.A. at its best. The menu works for
me as a glimpse of French food, but the Crouque Monsieur was not fully cooked, and lukewarm when served, and the salad dressing was tasteless. Loved having a glass of Sancerre with my
lunch. The decor of the shop was elegant, and the pastries beautiful to look at. After Jonathan Gold's article on the best pastry chef in the world, I was disappointed that there was not more
variety, although mine was very good. I think the owners of Laduree are taking it global, and
they'll probably make a pot of money, but the elegance is only skin deep. Paris it's not. But a
great place to celebrate good living in SouthernCalifornia.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great experience overall. Very attentive staff. Really nice manager. Burgers overcooked a bit but the were mini sliders so we understood.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Loved this place! The ambiance was fantastic and the traditional french food was refined and sublime.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The staff was so kind and accommodating for my birthday party. Wonderful menu with gorgeous desserts. We loved our brunch and can’t wait to go back!

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Disappointed is all that I can say about my first visit to Laduree. From lack of service to mediocre food, we were disappointed and underwhelmed with what we had imagined dining experience would be at Laduree. It took at least ten minutes for anyone to come by the table to take order and even then, they got the order wrong. And they don’t even validate for parking for dinner dining! So disappointed to have driven almost two hours to eat dinner here. What a wasted excitement it was for my friends and I...

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

What a charming spot at The Grove. I have wanted to go to the original Laduree in Paris so when I found this location in LA I was excited to bring my mom and my daughter to celebrate my mom's birthday on our girls' day out. When I made the reservation I commented that it was for a birthday and even during the reservation confirmation the gentleman I spoke with mentioned that it was for a birthday. I was a bit disappointed that our server made no mention of a birthday during our lunch. There was nothing said or done to make the experience special for my mom to celebrate her day. Our server was not very service oriented or attentive, which was too bad, but our overall experience was wonderful. The food was delicious and just the right portions so the lunch plates did not feel overwhelming with too much food. We had the Avocado Toast, Lobster Rolls and Burger Sliders and they were all delicious. The Laduree Kir Royal with rose petals were stunning and tasted as good as they looked. The true test was in the macarons we ordered to take home....they did not disappoint.

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1.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Service was atrocious. Coffee came out cold. They never refilled water. I had to get up to get check and get up to give check back. Server was super slow. Food was ok but nothing great. If I am spending $200 on lunch I would hope service to be decent. We asked for umbrella to be put up. It never happened. Not enough menus to begin with. No one was standing at host stand. Staff looked disillusioned. Will never return. I never minded price point but I can certainly spend $200 at a more deserving place.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Very disappointed with the service and waste of money , not the same as in Paris,

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

I’ve been to other Ladurée before and this experience has been my least favorite. The service was lacking and there was no consistency in their branding for lack of a better word. I probably wouldn’t return to this location. Ladurée is one of my favorite places to go on vacation whether it be in Europe or in the United States. This location slacks that je ne sais quoi that draws me to Ladurée.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Loved every minute of our anniversary dinner there. The chef took good care of us and the wait-staff was incredibly polite. Best mac-n-cheese I've ever had was there, as well.

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2.0Dined on January 21, 2018

When we arrived Laduree on time and we wait to be seated.And noreceiption around for more than 5 minutes.And the waiter came and try to sit us said can't find our reservation.I'm annoying.At last the receptionist finally was there and sat us down.And that night was windy, request to sit in.The answer is they had private event.And sat under the heat light.After dinner mynface got red, the next morning my face is puffy and red had allergy.Don't know is fro the food or the heat light.Anyway is not a pleasant dinner, will not consider to go back.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Really nice

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

As many people I have encountered great managers over the years. However Dennis went over and beyond his duties to make my Mother and my day extra special. The service we received was like nothing we have ever encountered in year!!!!
We can't stress enough how much his service toward us is appreciated. WE will be back and we are already telling others to visit.

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2.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was overpriced and bland. The service was terrible. Most of the time you don't know who and where your waiter is, as they also work the counters inside the bakery. This is far from the standard of Laduree. Also pastries are shipped from France so they're not fresh. Also, many flavors of macarons where out when we were there for lunch.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was very delicious and the seating was quick. But the service was slow and the waitresses were kind of rude.

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3.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Food quite good - dessert delicious- service horrible -

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

I arrived 15 minutes late and I had already made an OpenTable reservation. The waiter still took my reservation even though it was busy being Christmas and all. I really appreciated that. The food was impeccable. They had a good variety of food from appetizers to desserts. I recommend asking the waiters if you aren't familiar with the food.

The food is a little on the pricey side, but it has quality. A great place to go with your friends or to celebrate a birthday. The macaroons are from Paris and they are famous for it. I highly recommend trying them. They are he absolute best. I would recommend to reserve a table. You avoid the lines and get to sit comfortably. The service was 5 star; waiters coming around to ask if you need anything. I really had no complaints. It was nice that they opened the outside on Christmas. I can't wait to visit again and sit inside.

OpenTable made it easy to reserve a table from choosing a variety of times.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Way better than Dominique Ansel next door - if you don't believe me just try their canele and walk next door to try Dominique's canele. Laduree's pastries are stunning with well-developed flavors that aren't too sweet compared to Dominique who has made desserts with good (and creative) flavor combinations but are just tooooo sweet.
Come here for the best macarons you'll ever have.

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