Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Hollywood
  5. Hollywood
Mama Shelter Downstairs, Los Angeles, CA

Mama Shelter Downstairs

4.5
4.5
229 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Mama Shelter's RESTAURANT offers breakfast, lunch, and happy hour daily. Our dinner service is open Wednesday-Sunday, 5:30- 10:30pm. For parties of larger than 8 please send us a message. Chef Jonathan Kim provides an extensive menu featuring locally grown ingredients and a seasonal menu.

Our food is just like your mother used to make, but even better!

For rooftop reservation please follow this link: https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/mamashelterla

Join us NYE for MAMA'S Disco Ball Party. Follow this link to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mama-shelters-disco-ball-nye-party--tickets-471566206217

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–1:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (323) 785-6600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Jonathan Kim

  • Catering

    **Rooftop reservations are not available. Reservations made through open table are for MAMA's restaurant downstairs only.**

  • Private party facilities

    Mama is great for groups and offers semi- private dining options for groups of 8-150 in our DOWNSTAIRS restaurant on the ground floor. Rooftop groups are also available (weather permitting) for groups of 25-150. Contact our group sales department for menus and pricing at andrew.jay@mamashelter.com

  • Private party contact

    Reggie Markham: (323) 679-4048

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Cross street

    Wilcox

  • Parking details

    Ample street parking available.**Rooftop reservations are not available online. Reservations made through open table are for MAMA's restaurant downstairs only.**

  • Public transit

    MAMA is conveniently located near Hollywood's Cahuenga Corridor just 4 blocks west and 1 block south of the Metro Red Line Station.

  • Entertainment

    Grab a beer and channel your inner Ronaldo or let the DJ take the wheel on Thursday, Friday Or Saturday nights. Either way you never know what's going to happen at MAMA SHELTER.We have board games in the bar available as well as an 8 man Foosball table ready for you and your friends!**Rooftop reservations are not available online. Reservations made through open table are for MAMA's restaurant downstairs only.**

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Pre FIxe Menu

    $85.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Love is in the air at MAMA! Join us this Valentine's Day for a special three course menu curated by Executive Chef Jonathan Kim. Let Mama guide you through a beautiful culinary experience in the heart of Hollywood that is sure to make your heart flutter and your taste buds swoon. #MAMAisinLOVE

What 229 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hollywood

    Great for brunch

  • Hollywood

    Good for groups

  • Hollywood

    Lively

Sort by

Filters

  1. S

    Susan

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    When we arrived at Mama Shelter downstairs for our reservation at 1PM, we were told that this dining room now closes at 1PM and the only seating for lunch is on the roof. Not sure when this changed, but the downstairs used to be one of my favorite places for lunch. Roof was HOT, too sunny, not enough shade and music was LOUD. So can't really see this being a place for business lunches again. Also, what is with the no serving of coffee? We were told that, as it was the roof, we couldn't have any - coffee was only served downstairs, which is CLOSED!
  2. B

    Brentile

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant and bar downstairs and a really fun atmosphere upstairs. The Salmon Crudo is always top notch and the entrees served family style we're amazing. Still dreaming about the braised short ribs 🤤
  3. b

    badassbuzz

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made a reservation for a business meeting at 1p on a Monday. Arrived and was rudely told they closed at 1. GET IT TOGETHER!
  4. j

    julieg

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mama’s shelter is a hidden gem. We started our night on the rooftop with drinks on the oversized couches with a view of the city. Then we went downstairs for dinner. Our party of 6 ordered 6 different items off the menu and they were all excellent. Service is a little more leisurely so plan on a little longer for dinner.

    Mama Shelter DownstairsResponded on January 18, 2023Thanks, julieg. We appreciate your feedback both public and private! I hope we don't remain a hidden gem for too much longer--we would like to be a little busier! I am happy you enjoyed Matt's service, as well. All the best,

  5. m

    martam

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Service was a bit slow due to only one person attending to everyone coming in but he was great super friendly and nice 😊
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was delicious. Service was great. Will be back soon.
  7. RM

    RickM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Portions are good but dishes are generally run of the mill, the bright soots are the rolls and bolognese. Dishes are very overpriced for both quantity and variety.
  8. A

    Avery

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ambience and service were great! Ordered the oysters (6 for $21), not served on ice and no accoutrements served with them. Only a little added, what seemed to be, flavored oil on them. Not impressed. Ordered the burger melt. Not so much a melt. There was barely any cheese. Meat was good. Felt like I was really only eating meat and bread. Onions weren’t prevalent either. Flavor was good, but expected more in the actual melt for a $36 burger.
  9. KS

    KeriS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Super cute and fun atmosphere. Great staff!
  10. MB

    McBuster

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and a great staff. I highly recommend both Downstairs and the rooftop.
  11. k

    ktv541

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas dinner was a fantastic experience!

    Mama Shelter DownstairsResponded on January 18, 2023Thank you, ktv541 for joining us for our Christmas Dinner! Hope you come back before Christmas to eat and drink and make merry. All the best,

  12. h

    hectora

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Made a reservation for brunch via Open Table for 12/23/22. When we showed up we were told they were only offering counter serve. When we went to counter to order, most of the drinks of the menu were unavailable. Why would you list reservations on Open Table for this?
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First, let me say that the service was beyond exceptional! We got lucky because people were out of town this week before Christmas, and there was a Chargers home game, so we used it as an opportunity to visit Mama Shelter for the first time for Sunday brunch. It did not disappoint! Robert was our main (incredible) server, but we were treated so well by everyone on staff. Jess (the bartender), Mark, and Tasia (sp?) did everything to compliment Robert giving us the best experience possible. Between bringing condiments, clearing items from the table, assisting Robert with bringing our food out, checking on us to make sure that we had everything we needed- they all made us feel right at home! I’m so happy I ignored the handful of reviews about poor service, because we experienced the polar opposite! And yes- they did all of that with smiles on their faces!!! XOXO And then there’s the food… We had the California breakfast, the omelette, the Dutch baby, and the fruit plate. Everything was amazing! Everything was cooked well, flavorful, priced well, and most of all… Plentiful! Between the friendly and attentive service and the food quality- we will definitely be back!!!! Next stop… Rooftop!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mama shelter is a wonderful establishment. The ambiance and food were excellent. I Ended up getting proposed to and the entire team at mama shelter was amazing In helping my fiancé pull it off. Special shout out to Philliph for being the best support and making it all so special. Mama shelter will always have a special place on our hearts. Thank you!
  15. A

    Anonymous

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The price for a dessert was $15. Total $20 spent with a automatic 18% service charge. A little steep but it was a great ambience and lots of people out.
  16. F

    Foodie007

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Falcon was a delight. Great place, great food, great service. Will be back again. We had the parfait, turkey club, California breakfast and the French toast.
  17. MG

    MovieGuy

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Pretty expensive for the value and quality. Primarily went there to go to the rooftop lounge, but it was crowded, bad service, no one brought us drinks, and the elevator didn’t work , so had to walk up the steep stairs. Parking was $40 and dinner for two was $250
  18. JJ

    JJohnson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The host was amazing. I think her name was Jenesi/Hennessy. She was kind and inviting and very accommodating. Our server was excellent. Super nice. Gave great recommendations and went above and beyond. It was the first time for two of my guest and they loved the ambience and the food. The downstairs bartender made a proper mezcal old fashioned.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service with Jo
  20. LA

    LANFAN

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    11/20/22. Adorable place. Great food
  21. JS

    JenniferS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time at Mama Shelter! The food was as delicious as the atmosphere was fun!! Highly recommend!! This will be marked as one of our favorite places to dine at either before or after seeing a performance at The Pantages
  22. C

    Camm

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Menus shown online are not accurate. Prices shown on menu were not what was on final bill.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Mama Shelter and Utopia on Sundays💜
  24. AA

    AllAboutTheView

    Las Vegas

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time customer - food was fantastic! Large portions - so you should share. Service was excellent and the decor is very cool. Can’t wait to go back when we can sit up on the rooftop.
  25. SF

    ShannonF

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was spicy delicious! We ate on rooftop- spectacular views, friendly servers.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sydne was amazing

    Mama Shelter DownstairsResponded on October 17, 2022Glad Sydney made you day! We appreciate you!

  27. JF

    JunF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Enjoyed the rooftop bar as well.

    Mama Shelter DownstairsResponded on October 10, 2022Thanks so much for your very kind words, JunF!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, good atmosphere

    Mama Shelter DownstairsResponded on October 17, 2022Thanks for your kind comments and five-star review!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience3
    Service was slow and needs improvement
  30. GB

    GizemB

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    We tried downstairs restaurant. Music volume was super high and we were barely hearing each other. We decided to move corner table for quieter spot but we had to sit next to boxes and staff were sitting and chatting near us. We ate quickly and decided to check upstairs for drinks. Even though it was late and many tables were empty a server told us that we can not sit unless we order food. There weren’t any spot at bar and we didn’t wanna lie down on mattresses and we left. We tried Dream Hotel roof top it was great. Besides that restaurant server was very friendly. She always wanted make sure if everything was okay. Food also was good.

    Mama Shelter DownstairsResponded on September 23, 2022Hey GizemB, We appreciate you dining at The restaurant at Mama Shelter. We are sorry to have not met all of your expectations, although, we are glad you enjoyed the food and service. Hopefully you visit soon so we can knock it out of the park!

  31. A

    Alyssa

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    EXTREMELY LOUD, POOR SERVICE, NOT WORTH THE MONEY... From the moment we walked in our service was poor. We waited in line to check in only to have the greeter take someone pushy who just walked in the door. We had a reservation for four, confirmed at check in that we have a reservation for four but she took us to our table with only three menus. The same person came back with water and proceeded to spill it all our two of the three menus on the table, not offering to help clean it up or returning. Our server didn't offer to explain the menu, wasn't aware of what specialty cocktails or beers that were listed we out of stock. Had no recommendations for the menu, and constantly returned to the table to try and remove our appetizers because "main were almost ready". She didn't one time come back to check on the food, or refill water, or ask if we wanted another drink. Food was just okay, chicken was over cooked, the burger was DRIPPING with grease, and the pasta was far from al dente. NOT WORTH THE MONEY there is much better in the area.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The waiter stole my sunglasses for 700$. Never come again. Already checked with lost and found they don’t have them.

    Mama Shelter DownstairsResponded on September 7, 2022Hello, we would assist you in this matter if you would reach out to us directly by phone. Please do so and ask for Andrew Jay re: sunglasses. It may be that your glasses are in our lost and found. Thank you

  33. R

    Ryle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Not sure if it’s because it’s a hotel or what… but 49.00 for a hamburger is straight extortion. Call it a “wagyu melt” to make yourselves feel better. It’s a hamburger. 28.00 for roasted cauliflower. Nope. Never again.

    Mama Shelter DownstairsResponded on September 7, 2022We are sorry not to meet your expectations. Best wishes

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Really good food. But really expensive ! The service was ok, but not overwhelming. Noisy, but cosy.

    Mama Shelter DownstairsResponded on September 2, 2022Thanks for dining at The Restaurant at Mama LA. See you soon!

  35. B

    Brian

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    I arrived at the place and waited in line for 10 minutes. There was nobody to greet guests and everyone in line had reservations. They were 2 servers down, or so we were told. The service was awful. The food order was wrong and the food wasn't anything to write home about. I had to practically scream to hear over the music. I decided to eat here because it was reviewed by google as one of the top 10 places for brunch in the Hollywood area. Unless your in your 20s, or enjoy "trendy" spots where quality is not their forte, I would look elsewhere for a decent Brunch experience. The entire experience felt like I was at a glorified Denny's.
  36. AE

    AprilE

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was okay, not great. The selection was limited. The prices were high for mediocre food. I wouldn't consider it somewhere I feel I need to go back to. The ambiance was cool but the booths with the blankets look REALLY dirty. Two different staff members spilled water on the tables and one patron. I thought that was odd. They charge 18% gratuity automatically for only 4 people, which was also odd. We ordered the breakfast burritos, french toast and the Huevos Rancheros. All was kind of bland. Staff was friendly, which was nice. All in all it was a nice experience but wouldn't return for the price or the flavor.

    Mama Shelter DownstairsResponded on September 2, 2022We are sorry not to meet your expectations. Best wishes

  37. r

    richard

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Mama Shelter is a very nice hotel with fun bars, downstairs and rooftop. Spend your money there. The downstairs restaurant featured good service but very ordinary food for very high prices. Wife struggled to find the lobster in her lobster pasta dish, she wasn’t concerned about the small portion because we’re not big eaters. Others might complain. My wagyu patty melt ($36) ordered medium was basically raw and didn’t taste any better than grocery store burger. The house made potato chips were the highlight.
  38. TS

    TamarS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went here to a Sunday brunch with my husband and we loved the place. So stylish, great music, delicious food and nice stuff. Definitely will come back

    Mama Shelter DownstairsResponded on August 23, 2022Thanks for dining at Mama LA Downstairs restaurant--and the great review.

  39. n

    nyd345

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The recommendations were on point! Loved their cocktails

    Mama Shelter DownstairsResponded on August 11, 2022Thanks for dining at Mama LA Downstairs restaurant--and the great review.

  40. C

    Cinthiap

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Love the decor. Food was delicious.

    Mama Shelter DownstairsResponded on August 11, 2022Thanks for dining at Mama LA Downstairs restaurant--and the great review.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

Mama Shelter Downstairs offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 785-6600.

Mama Shelter Downstairs is rated 4.5 stars by 229 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Mama Shelter Downstairs

6500 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6216

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wilcox

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–1:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Ample street parking available.**Rooftop reservations are not available online. Reservations made through open table are for MAMA's restaurant downstairs only.**

  • Public transit

    MAMA is conveniently located near Hollywood's Cahuenga Corridor just 4 blocks west and 1 block south of the Metro Red Line Station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Jonathan Kim

  • Entertainment

    Grab a beer and channel your inner Ronaldo or let the DJ take the wheel on Thursday, Friday Or Saturday nights. Either way you never know what's going to happen at MAMA SHELTER.We have board games in the bar available as well as an 8 man Foosball table ready for you and your friends!**Rooftop reservations are not available online. Reservations made through open table are for MAMA's restaurant downstairs only.**

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (323) 785-6600

  • Catering

    **Rooftop reservations are not available. Reservations made through open table are for MAMA's restaurant downstairs only.**

  • Private party facilities

    Mama is great for groups and offers semi- private dining options for groups of 8-150 in our DOWNSTAIRS restaurant on the ground floor. Rooftop groups are also available (weather permitting) for groups of 25-150. Contact our group sales department for menus and pricing at andrew.jay@mamashelter.com

  • Private party contact

    Reggie Markham: (323) 679-4048

  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
Copyright © 2023 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo